Sara Kohorst, History Major, selected as a Senior Marshal for Spring Commencement!

Founded in 1991, the Senior Marshal program recognizes graduating seniors at each UMD commencement who demonstrate the highest levels of scholarship, service, extracurricular activity and personal growth.

Students are nominated by faculty, administrators and staff, and are chosen by a committee. The marshals represent their college and the entire class at the ceremony, assisting with the student processional, sitting in the front row and receiving a medallion commemorating their achievements.

Sara Kohorst (major: history) was a history tutor for the Academic Achievement Program and worked at RecWell, where she was passionate about lifting weights and empowering other women to challenge themselves. In June, she will begin the UMD College of Education’s one-year master’s certification program to become a high school history teacher.

The special virtual commencement ceremony taking place on Friday due to the coronavirus pandemic has no processional, of course, but the university still wants to recognize these exceptional students. See


For more information on Senior Marshals, please click here.