Central Arizona College recognizes May 2023 graduates

InMaricopa's Brian Petersheim stands with his fellow graduates at the CAC commencement on May 12, 2023. [Haley Petersheim]

Central Arizona College recognized this year’s college graduates during a commencement ceremony at the Signal Peak Campus on Friday, May 12, 2023. 

A total of 681 graduates for the 2022-2023 academic year were recognized with other graduates earning an additional 147 degrees and certificates. The oldest person to be awarded a degree or certificate this year was 74 and the youngest, 17. Also of note,  InMaricopa’s own Brian Petersheim Jr. earned his Associate of Arts degree at the ceremony. 

Ten students graduated from both CAC and high school as members of the class of 2023. Since CAC’s first graduating class in May 1970, the college has awarded a total of 27,747 degrees and certificates to 20,051 individuals. 

The following Maricopa students graduated with the class of 2023: 

  • Brianna Lynne Adams, Associate of Arts* 
  • Macy Anglin, Associate of Arts* 
  • Adam Bowman, Associate of Science 
  • Allison Briggs, Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) Arts 
  • Ashley Brown Bohn, Associate of General Studies* 
  • Paola C. Carter, Associate of Arts in Fine Arts* 
  • Brylinn Champley, Phlebotomy Certificate 
  • Mario Doroteo Castaneda, Associate of Arts 
  • Bobbi LaDelle Davis, Associate of Applied Science Live Audio and Lighting, Popular Music Performance and Recording Engineering 
  • Logan Joaquin Duran, Associate of Applied Science Software Development* 
  • Tanesha Joan Freytes Colon, Associate of Arts 
  • Monserrat Gonzalez, Associate of Arts* 
  • Helbert Gonzalez, Jr, Associate of Applied Science Software Development* 
  • Donald Raymond Grace III, Associate of Applied Science Software Development* 
  • Isaac Herrera, Associate of Applied Science Business 
  • Deborah Ann Lawless, Associate of General Studies 
  • Brandon Pierre Lee, Associate of General Studies* 
  • Brooke McDermott, Associate of Arts 
  • Carter J. Miller, Associate of Business 
  • Hannah Wutidye-a-Nisi Paul Gindiri, Associate of Business 
  • Erin O’Hare, Practical Nursing Certificate 
  • Yasmin Ortiz, Practical Nursing Certificate 
  • Dusky D. Poteet, Associate of General Studies* 
  • Gianna Ramirez, Phlebotomy Certificate 
  • Getsemani Uriarte, Practical Nursing Certificate 
  • Delia Norma VanHeeswyk, Phlebotomy Certificate 
  • Jazmin Vazquez, Associate of Applied Science Medical Laboratory Technician 
  • Carmen Yisel Venegas, Practical Nursing Certificate 
  • Carlee Vidolin, Associate of General Studies 
  • Sheigh Williamson, Associate of Arts 


*Denotes those who graduated with honors