Linda Relyea

Bianca Alexis Borile receives bachelor’s degree from Adams State University

ALAMOSA, CO. (January 13, 2023) – Bianca Alexis Borile from Las Vegas, Nev., graduated Summa Cum Laude from Adams State University, Alamosa, Colo., during the Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremony on December 17, 2022. Borile received a Bachelor of Arts in music education. Adams State awarded 275 degrees at the ceremony.

“Adams State gave me the individualized instruction I needed to guarantee my success in the career path I chose. The Music Department staff made me feel welcome since day one and they created the best environment conducive to learning.”

After graduation, Borile returned to Las Vegas to substitute teach for a semester and pursue a career as a music educator. She plans to continue attending music education clinics and conferences. “Adams State taught me to always be a lifelong learner.”

The music professors were instrumental in Borile’s success and she appreciates all their efforts. Current Music Department Director Beth Robison, D.M.A., provided endless support and would always stop whatever she was doing to help Borile out. Melinda Leoce, M.M., taught Bianca that practicing doesn’t have to feel mandatory. “There are countless ways to make practicing music fun. She helped me through my toughest pieces, I couldn’t have survived my senior recital without her.”

Borile appreciates learning music theory with Matt Schildt, Ph.D., and the history of music from William Lipke, D.M.A., and Veronica Starcher for her positive energy and kind spirit that inspired Borile to become an elementary music teacher. “I seriously cannot thank them enough.”

Borile graduated in 4.5 years with little student loan debt due to her scholarships and financial assistance from her parents.

She was active in National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) and Adams State Music Educators Society (ASMES). She performed in many ensembles including samba band, marimba band, and steel pan ensemble. “All I had to do was continuously practice and tell myself that I am capable to achieving my goals. Adams State taught me how to be a lifelong learner and learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.”


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Bianca Alexis Borile graduated from Adams State University, Colo., during the fall 2022 commencement ceremony.