Matthew De Furio is graduating from the University of Florida. Larissa Markwardt is graduating from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Xi Meng is graduating from Peking University. Nicolas Trueba is graduating from Iowa State University. And, Kevin Whitley is graduating from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. What do all five of these excellent young scientists have in common? They are the newest additions to the graduate program in the Department of Astronomy. They Department congratulates each of these students on their outstanding accomplishments, and we look forward to watching them soar even higher starting in September, 2017.