SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The University of Utah congratulates 8,465 students who recieved their academic degrees on May 2, 2019. The following students earned degrees: Kate Mcfarland graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Jessica Valdes graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies, both are from Moab, UT. The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 31,000 students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the university prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the U encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty, and business leaders.