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Commencement

December 14, 2013


Minnesota State University, Mankato: A place where big ideas meet real-world thinking. Our tradition began in 1868, when we opened our doors to 27 students with dreams of becoming teachers. Almost 150 years later, the tradition continues as we have become a comprehensive doctoral university with more than 15,000 students, 1,800 faculty and staff, and 110,000 alumni worldwide. Together, we are committed to breaking down barriers, creating solutions and achieving a new level of greatness. And together, we will pursue bigger ideas, apply real-world thinking more broadly and make life better for people throughout our state, our region and our world.


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COMMENCEMENT Saturday, December Fourteenth Two Thousand Thirteen Bresnan Arena, Taylor Center Minnesota State University, Mankato

To Our Guests Today we recognize our graduates’ accomplishments. This ceremony is an important and meaningful occasion for students, their families and friends, and the faculty and staff of Minnesota State University, Mankato. We offer you the following guidelines to enhance the dignity and smooth flow of the ceremony: Please withhold applause during the presentation of the degrees until all candidates for graduation have returned to their seats. Please remain seated throughout the ceremony. Please do not enter the aisles to take pictures or video of the graduates. Arrangements have been made to have three professional photos taken of each graduate. A professional DVD will be available for purchase as well. When the ceremony has concluded, we ask that you immediately proceed out of the arena. Your cooperation ensures a pleasant, memorable experience for all audience members. Thank you.

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Prelude Concert

Minnesota Valley Brass Quintet Gerard Aloisio, Professor of Music – trombone Tom Giles, Emeritus Professor of Music – trumpet Stewart Ross, Professor of Music – trombone Dave Schultz ’70, ’73 – horn Doug Snapp, Professor of Music – trumpet Minnesota State University, Mankato

Processional March

Edward Elgar/arrangement by Douglas R. Snapp

National Anthem Greetings Address

Stephanie Thorpe Assistant Professor of Music Minnesota State University, Mankato Thomas Renier Vice Chair, Board of Trustees Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Caroline Istas Bachelor of Science, Communication Studies College of Arts and Humanities

Chad E. Hess Bachelor of Science, Accounting College of Business

Amber L. Hindt Bachelor of Science, Biology College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Conferring of Degrees Welcome to the Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato Alumni Association

Gordon Vlasak, ‘74, ‘97, President Minnesota State Mankato Alumni Association

Minnesota State University, Mankato Hymn

Stephanie Thorpe Assistant Professor of Music

Recessional March * *Audience to remain seated. 3

9:00 a.m. Program

Program 9:00 A.M.


Platform Guests RICHARD DAVENPORT President Minnesota State University, Mankato

DAVID P. JONES Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

DOOYOUNG SHIN Faculty Honor Marshal, College of Business

THOMAS RENIER Vice Chair, Board of Trustees Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

BRIAN MARTENSEN Interim Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology

RICHARD J. STRAKA Vice President for Finance and Administration

HENRY MORRIS Dean of Institutional Diversity

GORDON VLASAK President of Minnesota State University, Mankato Alumni Association

MIKE BENTLEY Faculty Honor Marshal, College of Science, Engineering and Technology ED CLARK Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer R. KENT CLARK Vice President for University Advancement BRENDA FLANNERY Dean of the College of Business

ANNE O’MEARA Faculty Honor Marshal, College of Arts and Humanities BARRY J. RIES Associate Vice President of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies JOAN ROCA Dean of Library Services

MARILYN WELLS Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs WALTER R. ZAKAHI Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

Procession Participants FACULTY HONOR MARSHALS Anne O’Meara, College of Arts and Humanities Dooyoung Shin, College of Business Mike Bentley, College of Science, Engineering and Technology COLLEGE HONOR MARSHALS John Lindberg, College of Arts and Humanities Miles Smayling, College of Business Michael Lusch, College of Science, Engineering and Technology JUNIOR HONOR MARSHALS Cade Shelton, College of Arts and Humanities James Cooper, College of Business Tatiana Soboleva, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES MARCHING FACULTY

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MARCHING FACULTY

PROFESSORS Kimberly Contag James Grabowska Paul Hustoles Mika Laidlaw Richard Liebendorfer Nancy MacKenzie Craig Matarrese ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Jacqueline Arnold Heather Camp Nancy Drescher Nadja Kramer Amy Lauters Ellen Mrja Melissa Purdue Lee Tesdell

PROFESSORS Penny Herickhoff Ann Kuzma Roger Severns

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Aaron Budge Dean Kelley Bethann Lavoie Jin Park Trent Vorlicek Vincent Winstead

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS John Kaliski ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Yilin Chen Kay Wallerich

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Craig Evers Guarionex Salivia Brian Wasserman Ruijun Zhao Mark Zuiker

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY MARCHING FACULTY

INSTRUCTORS Victor Esenabhalu Ashley Priem Sarah Suskovic Jimmy Thorne Ronald Ulseth Stephanie Zojonc

PROFESSORS Gale Allen Rebecca Bates Michael Bentley Igor Kogoutiouk Steven Losh Patrick Tebbe Charles Waters Youwen Xu

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Christopher Brown George Grubb Deepa Oommen Joshua Preiss David Rogers Josh Winkler

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LIBRARY FACULTY Mark McCullough Jessica Schomberg ADMINISTRATIVE and SUPPORT FACULTY Maria Baxter-Nuamah Diane Berge John Bulcock


College of Graduate Studies MASTER OF FINE ARTS Brett A. Biebel, Raleigh, North Carolina Creative Writing Advisor: Geoffrey Herbach Thesis: Recorded for Posterity Rhea L. Davison-Edwards, Minnetonka Creative Writing Advisor: Geoffrey Herbach Thesis: Harvest Barrie J. Evans, Mankato Creative Writing Advisor: Candace Black Thesis: Security, Overnight Logan E. Garrels, Kahoka, Missouri Creative Writing Advisor: Dr. Roger Sheffer Thesis: Floaters – Stories Robert T. Krueger, Mankato Theatre Arts Advisor: Dr. Paul Hustoles Thesis: Creating the Role of Nicia In The Mandrake Rebecca M. Luedeman, Fayetteville, North Carolina Creative Writing Advisor: Candace Black Thesis: Behind Lock and Concrete: Forty Years of Incarceration Morgan C. Mallory, Mankato Theatre Arts Advisor: Dr. Heather Hamilton Thesis: An Actor on the Line: Becoming Judy Turner in A Chorus Line Nicholas J. Martin, Portland, Maine Creative Writing Advisor: Diana Joseph Thesis: Whiskey, Water and Tears

Kasey M. Pfab, Boone, Iowa Creative Writing Advisor: Dr. Roger Sheffer Thesis: This Is the Best I Could Do but No One Even Cares So I Might as Well Just Give Up Right Now: Eleven Exercises in Melodrama Danielle M. Purcell, Franklin, Tennessee Creative Writing Advisor: Richard Robbins Thesis: Masters of Secret-Keeping Nicholas J. Reller Creative Writing Advisor: Dr. Roger Sheffer Thesis: Tell Me about Real: Stories David B. Resch, North Mankato Creative Writing Advisor: Geoffrey Herbach Thesis: The Omnium Codex Anthony C. Rosso, Vancouver, Washington Creative Writing Advisor: Dr. Roger Sheffer Thesis: Where You Are Joseph J. Skala, Mankato Theatre Arts Advisor: John Paul Thesis: Technical Direction of Chicago Naoko Skala, Bluffton, South Carolina Theatre Arts Advisor: John Paul Thesis: Scene Design of A Chorus Line Sara J. Soulati, Janesville, Wisconsin Creative Writing Advisor: Dr. Roger Sheffer Thesis: Life in Flames

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Shelley Whitehead, Waseca Theatre Arts Advisor: Dr. Paul Hustoles Thesis: The Process of Directing Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia Jason L. Zahn, Odessa Creative Writing Advisor: Richard Terrill Thesis: Fields, Gardens, Rivers, Mountains

MASTER OF ARTS

Jun Akiyoshi, Japan English Advisor: Dr. Karen Lybeck Thesis: The Relationship between Musical Ability and the Perception and Production of L2 Prosodic Features Noureddin O. Bahron, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya English Advisor: Dr. Nancy Drescher Jacqueline J. Chivas, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin English Advisor: Dr. Roland Nord Lacey N. Corbin, West Haven, Utah English Advisor: Dr. Nancy MacKenzie Brock Delia-Shea, Rochester, Michigan English Advisor: Dr. Roland Nord James J. DeLung, Mason City, Iowa Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Kristen Treinen David A. Donaldson, Burnsville English Advisor: Dr. Lee Tesdell

9:00 a.m. Program

The candidates will be presented by Barry J. Ries, Dean.


Anna C. Erickson, Blaine English Advisor: Dr. Lee Tesdell

Steven T. Lange, Estherville, Iowa Theatre Arts Advisor: Dr. Paul Hustoles

Rebecca L. Rawlings, Eden Prairie Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Deepa Oommen

Samir S. Gaonkar, Pune, India English Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Perbix

Delissa R. Madden, Delano English Advisor: Dr. Nancy MacKenzie

Katrina A. Reed, Portage, Michigan English Advisor: Dr. Nancy MacKenzie

Benjamin J. Geistfeld, North Mankato English Advisor: Dr. Jacqueline Arnold Thesis: Playing Games: Governmental Influence and Individual Assertion in Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” Series

Barnieh O. Manu, Ghana Art Advisor: Dr. Brian Frink Thesis: Unveiling the Glory

Allison A. Roberts, Mankato Art Advisor: Elizabeth Miller Joseph S. Sass, Eagan English Advisor: Dr. Lee Tesdell

Michelle D. Graber, Parkston, South Dakota English Advisor: Dr. Melissa Purdue

Anne Mattarella, Placitas, New Mexico English Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Veltsos Thesis: The Readability of Health Websites and Recommendations for Writing Online Health Information

Haley J. Hamilton, Mankato English Advisor: Dr. William Dyer

Kyle M. Milliron, Albert Lea English Advisor: Dr. Jacqueline Arnold

Kimberly A. Sierck, Spencer, Iowa English: General Studies Advisor: Dr. Jacqueline Arnold

Krista N. Heinitz, Bloomington Art Advisor: Elizabeth Miller Thesis: Parietal Dwellings

Maurice Moss, Dallas, Texas English Advisor: Dr. Lee Tesdell

Molly G. Smith, Mankato Theatre Arts Advisor: Dr. Paul Hustoles Thesis: An Analysis of a Selection of Footwear from the Hennepin History Museum

Wesley J. Hill, West Chester, Ohio Art Advisor: Brian Frink Thesis: This is not where you are. Jesse P. Huhnerkoch, Mankato Communication Studies Advisor: James Dimock Thesis: Communication of Emotion in Music Vy X. Huynh, Vietnam English Advisor: Dr. Nancy Drescher Eric Karikari, Ghana Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Christopher Brown Thesis: African Postcolonial Leadership: The Contribution of African Student Leaders in the United States Jackleen W. Kramer, Mankato Art Advisor: Todd Shanafelt Thesis: Experiments and Undulations

Agnes Claudia B. Ndemo, Mankato Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Sachi Sekimoto Jon A. Negrelli, Chesterland, Ohio English Advisor: Dr. Nancy MacKenzie Kristopher R. O’Neil, Vista, California English Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Perbix Thesis: The Extent of Ethics Instruction in Technical and Professional Communication in Graduate Programs Joshua J. Palmer, Nashville, Tennessee English Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Perbix Amanda F. Pyfferoen, Rochester Theatre Arts Advisor: Dr. Paul Hustoles Thesis: Play Selection Process of Minnesota Catholic High Schools Cynthia R. Quarfoth, Shoreview English Advisor: Dr. Roland Nord 6

Kelly A. Schrank, Canastota, New York English Advisor: Dr. Roland Nord

Lindsay A. Stepan, Mankato Mathematics Advisor: Dr. Ruijun Zhao Xuezhi Sun, China English Advisor: Dr. Nancy Drescher Kristin Tatro, Germany English Advisor: Dr. Stephen Stoynoff Thesis: English for Science and Technology in the German Technical Industry - A Needs Analysis Amy C. Tidwell, Litchfield English Advisor: Dr. Lee Tesdell Anthony A. Wacholtz, Rochester English: Technical Communication Advisor: Dr. Roland Nord


Daniel B. Viessman, Eden Prairie Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox

Yvonne Weiling, Singapore English Advisor: Dr. Roland Nord

MASTER OF MUSIC

Ann Widness, North Mankato English Advisor: Dr. Nancy MacKenzie Kelsey M. Wiseman, Gilbert, Arizona English Advisor: Dr. Anne O’Meara Thesis: The Rebellion of Joe Christmas In William Faulkner’s Light in August

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Oluwafemi T. Agboola, Nigeria Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Christian M. Bichler, Rosemount Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Jacqui Cooke, Minneapolis Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Jeffrey J. Egan, Richfield Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Cassandra J. Gorman, Austin Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Holly E. Jones, Mankato Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Steven N. Kuhl, Savage Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Sander A. Ludeman VI, Lake Crystal Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Ashley M. Roelike, Belgrade Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox

David J. Nielsen, West Concord Music Advisor: Dr. Kimm Julian Melissa A. Williams, New Richland Music Advisor: Dr. David Dickau Miles B. Wurster, New Ulm Wind Band Conducting Advisor: Dr. Amy Roisum Foley Thesis: In-Depth Analysis and Program Notes for a Selection of Wind Band Music

MASTER OF SCIENCE Jose J. Adame, Worthington Manufacturing Engineering Technology Advisor: Dr. Harry Petersen Pranaya Sagar Adati, India Engineering Advisor: Dr. Vincent Winstead Adebowale O. Adejumo, Nigeria Engineering Advisor: Dr. Nannan He Christopher O. Akus, Nigeria Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Mahbubur Syed Ava Aryal, Mankato Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Mahbubur Syed John T. Bealka, Stillwater Spanish Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Contag Venugopal Bonthapally, India Manufacturing Engineering Technology Advisor: Dr. Kuldeep Agarwal Savidrath By, Mankato Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Cyrus Azarbod

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Alexander W. Dombrowsky, Park Rapids Manufacturing Engineering Technology Advisor: Dr. Harry Petersen Travis W. Fleck, Farmington Engineering Advisor: Dr. Han-Way Huang Jeremy M. Franklin, Farmington Engineering Advisor: Dr. Gale Allen Christopher N. Frederick, Mankato Engineering Advisor: Dr. Vincent Winstead Fikremariam A. Ghirmai, Mankato Math: Statistics Option Advisor: Dr. Han Wu Jennifer L. Gieseke, New Ulm Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Deepa Oommen Oscar M. Gonzalez, North Mankato Spanish Advisor: Dr. Karl Heise Chad M. Gullickson, Mankato Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Cyrus Azarbod Zachrie J. Gutknecht, New Ulm Environmental Sciences Advisor: Dr. Shannon Fisher Joseph L. Hoffmann, Sleepy Eye Environmental Sciences Advisor: Dr. Bertha Proctor Thesis: the Development of a Reference Lake Screening Tool for Natural Lakes in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States Based on the 2007 National Lake Assessment Land Use and Water Quality Data Craig W. Huang, Mankato Engineering Advisor: Dr. Qun Zhang Thesis: System Modeling and Optimization in Phase-Modulated Optical Fiber Communication Systems

9:00 a.m. Program

LaNaya Wattree, Monroe, Louisiana English Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Perbix


Atul M. Joshi, Nepal Environmental Sciences Advisor: Dr. Bertha Proctor

Binod Poudyal, Nepal Engineering Advisor: Dr. Gale Allen

Saiket Tewary, Bangladesh Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Cyrus Azarbod

Michael B. Kalinowski, Mankato Biology Advisor: Dr. Michael Bentley Thesis: The Investigation of rubidium cellular uptake in renal, heart, and skeletal muscle tissues of Wistar Kyoto rats

Joseph W. Rankin, Bettendorf, Iowa Communication Studies Advisor: James Dimock

Matthew J. Thon, Faribault Biology Advisor: Dr. Penny Knoblich

Rifath Rashid, Bangladesh Engineering Advisor: Dr. Qun Zhang

Supachard Krudtong, Thailand Engineering Advisor: Dr. Saeed Moaveni

Kevin M. Reiss, Mason City, Iowa Manufacturing Engineering Technology Advisor: Dr. Bruce Jones

Alexander R. Tomes, Mankato Environmental Sciences Advisor: Dr. Bertha Proctor Thesis: Confirmation of Allelopathic Chemicals from Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) Roots

Courtney J. Kupser, Cleveland Biology Advisor: Dr. Steven Mercurio

Pratigya Rijal, Nepal Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Mahbubur Syed

Brett D. Nelson, Nisswa Biology Advisor: Dr. Shannon Fisher

Joel A. Robertson, Mesa, Arizona Biology Advisor: Dr. Michael Bentley Thesis: The Effect Avastin has on VEGF and Total Liver Mass in WKY Rats after a Partial Hepatectomy

Adam D. Nickel, Theresa, Wisconsin Biology Advisor: Dr. Shannon Fisher Ramesh Pandey, Nepal Engineering Advisor: Dr. Han-Way Huang Yuyoung Park, Republic of Korea Math: Statistics Option Advisor: Dr. Mezbahur Rahman Carlos M. Perlaza, Orlando, Florida Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Kristen Treinen Adam L. Petit, Forest City, North Carolina Mathematics Advisor: Dr. Mark Zuiker Jason L. Petricka, Faribault Manufacturing Engineering Technology Advisor: Dr. Harry Petersen Noble J. Pilli, India Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Mahbubur Syed

Paul M. Scaletta, Mankato Physics Advisor: Dr. Hai-Sheng Wu Paulkani Siddela, Mankato Biology Advisor: Dr. Penny Knoblich Thesis: Baroreceptor Sensitivity and Renal Perfusion Pressure Panchut Suksrinual, Thailand Manufacturing Engineering Technology Advisor: Dr. Craig Evers Jamie L. Swenson, Le Sueur Environmental Sciences Advisor: Dr. Bertha Proctor Rebecca E. Targove, Mankato Math: Statistics Option Advisor: Dr. Brian Martensen Thesis: A Comparison of Smale Spaces and Laminations via Inverse Limits

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Pavan Uppalapati, India Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Mahbubur Syed Yasotha K. Veerayah, Malaysia Mathematics Advisor: Dr. Mezbahur Rahman Adam H. Warnke, Geneva Biology Advisor: Dr. Christopher Ruhland Thesis: The effects of harvest regime, irrigation, and salinity on stem lignocellulosic concentrations In alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) Raymond M. Watkins, Dalzell, South Carolina Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills Siva Leela S. Yalauarthi, India Manufacturing Engineering Technology Advisor: Dr. Kuldeep Agarwal Zeb R. Zacharias, Iowa City, Iowa Biology Advisor: Dr. Geoffrey Goellner Thesis: Expression and Localization of the Novel Polyglutamine Protein FAM157A In HEK and HeLa cells


College of Arts and Humanities SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Michael D. Atwood, Music: Applied (Voice) Cindy M. Borth, Communications Arts and Literature Education Stacy J. Cray, French Stacy J. Cray, Mass Communications Teresa D. Delgado, Spanish Education K-12 Sarah L. Geffre, English Ronia L. Gramer, Music Industry Kathryn E. Hagan, French Kathryn E. Hagan, Mass Communications Samantha J. Johnson, Music Industry Melissa M. Jones, Mass Communications Megan E. Kadlec, Mass Communications Resha A. Koster, Spanish Jeffrey T. Olson, Art Jacob L. Pavlo, Spanish Regina R. Peck, Spanish Janelle M. Townley, Communications Arts and Literature Education Doreen S. Tyler, Communications Arts and Literature Education Leanne M. Walterson, Mass Communications

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Janine E. Barnes, English David L. Begalka, English Tyler E. Benschoter, Spanish Melissa L. Bishop, Mass Communications

Melissa L. Bishop, Art Tessa L. Browning, English Jena C. Curry, Mass Communications Brandi M. Dohmen, Spanish Nicole M. Doorenbos, Music Industry Amanda L. Fitterer, Spanish Education K-12 Ross J. Grathwohl, Open Studies Travis L. Green, Art Alicia R. Guthmiller, English Aaron J. Harrington, Music Industry Jessica M. Hayes, English Christopher J. Houck, English Christopher J. Houck, Mass Communications CeCelia L. Hubbartt, Mass Communications CeCelia L. Hubbartt, German Caroline Istas, Speech Communication Timothy A. Lien, Music Industry Kathryn R. Moore, Mass Communications Sarah M. Painter, French Kaylee A. Plaziak, Art Melissa D. Radmaker, Art Paige N. Roggenbuck, Art Katherine M. Streff, Mass Communications Christina B. Timm, Art Amanda N. Weldon, Mass Communications Caitlin R. Wutschke, Mass Communications

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CUM LAUDE

Mason L. Anderson, Spanish Tyler J. Anderson, Art Emily J. Aukes, Communications Arts and Literature Education Meghan F. Babcock, Open Studies Sarah J. Bahl, Mass Communications Brittany K. Bang, Spanish Brooke K. Barrett-Olson, Mass Communications Breanna R. Boyce, Theatre Arts Bridget P. Carlson, Dance James O. Cody, Spanish Travis A. Handt, Art Samantha J. Hawkins, French Corbin M. Junes, Art Chelsea A. Kimbrough, Mass Communications Christopher D. Kirchner, Art Education Andrew J. Kurkowski, Music: Applied (Voice) Stephanie F. LaVictoire, Speech Communication Holly J. Manke, Music: Education Megan N. Moriarty, Art Daniel G. Nonweiler, Music: Applied (Instrument) Annalis C. Pitts, Music: Education Jenna A. Portner, Mass Communications Shristi Rajkarnikar, Mass Communications Elizabeth A. Reuvers, English Lawrence A. Wiggins, English Donald B. Williams, Art

9:00 a.m. Program

The candidates will be presented by Walter Zakahi, Dean.


DEPARTMENT OF ART Professor Brian Frink, Chairperson

Samantha M. Allen, BFA, Mankato Michele K. Almquist, BFA, Two Harbors Tyler J. Anderson, BFA, Mankato Abby B. Bartels, BFA, New Ulm Melissa L. Bishop, BFA, Stillwater Elizabeth A. Dargay, BA, Ramsey Michael K. Derhaag, BFA, Eagle Lake Samantha S. Dewars, BFA, Lakeville Jennifer A. Domeier, BFA, Roseville Travis L. Green, BFA, Mankato Tyler J. Groskreutz, BS, Pemberton Travis A. Handt, BFA, Mankato David M. Johnson, BFA, Mankato Corbin M. Junes, BFA, Maple Grove Christopher D. Kirchner, BS, Owatonna Aimee M. Kleiter, BA, Maplewood Katherine E. Meyer, BFA, North Mankato Megan N. Moriarty, BFA, Rochester Jeffrey T. Olson, BFA, Owatonna Kaylee A. Plaziak, BFA, Plymouth John W. Pratt, BA, Lakeville Melissa D. Radmaker, BFA, Estherville, Iowa Paige N. Roggenbuck, BFA, Lakeville Justin S. Schmit, BFA, Saint Peter Kellen M. Sievert, BFA, New Ulm Matthew J. Sonnek, BFA, Mankato Christina B. Timm, BA, Maple Grove Donald B. Williams, BFA, Shakopee

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES Professor Kristen Cvancara Chairperson

Kaila A. Aldrich, BS, Minnetonka Matthew A. Arneson, BS, Crosby Brittany E. Biewen, BS, Golden Valley James E. Clayton, BS, Minneapolis Max E. Devine, BS, Saint Louis Park Chelsie E. Gaspar, BS, Rochester Caitlyn J. Hale, BS, Stillwater Jessica M. Heinz, BS, Henderson Nicole C. Hudak, BS, Medford, Wisconsin Caroline Istas, BS, Eagan James C. Jansen, BS, Minneapolis Jacob T. Jarvis, BS, Maple Grove Benjamin C. Kincaid, BS, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Stephanie F. LaVictoire, BS, Farmington

Kevin A. Lee, BS, Lindstrom Anna V. Leidall, BS, Maple Grove Lucas A. Mattson, BS, Eagan Erin Payton, BS, Hastings Nicholas J. Perfetti, BA, Bourbon, Missouri Elise R. Ristau, BS, Hutchinson Elizabeth A. Schendel, BS, Mankato Serandan B. Teply, BA, Winnebago

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH Professor Matthew Sewell, Chairperson

Anne Ajaluwa, BA, Minneapolis Emily J. Aukes, BS, Ankeny, Iowa Janine E. Barnes, BA, Shoreview David L. Begalka, BS, Mankato Eric R. Bell, BA, Blue Earth Leah C. Bergquist, BS, Plymouth Cindy M. Borth, BS, New Ulm Tessa L. Browning, BA, Mankato Sharon M. Dinsmore, BA, Minneapolis Daren D. Dressler, BS, Lester Prairie Sarah L. Geffre, BA, Shakopee Jessica L. Godderz, BFA, Maple Grove Alicia R. Guthmiller, BA, Aberdeen, South Dakota Kelsey K. Hakes, BA, Jackson Jessica M. Hayes, BA, Mankato Zachary M. Herman, BS, Albert Lea Christopher J. Houck, BA, Faribault Kortlin E. Mason, BA, Yucaipa, California Kathleen E. May, BS, Mankato Derek J. Ness, BA, Bismarck, North Dakota Kevin P. Pockrus, BS, Ceylon Elizabeth A. Reuvers, BFA, Faribault Samantha S. Tauer, BS, Sleepy Eye Devin M. TerSteeg, BA, Eden Prairie Janelle M. Townley, BS, Saint Paul Doreen S. Tyler, BS, Sleepy Eye Steven T. Vang, BS, Brooklyn Center Lawrence A. Wiggins, BFA, Keystone Heights, Florida

DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATIONS / MASS MEDIA Professor Mavis Richardson, Chairperson

Brittany I. Alexander, BS, Brooklyn Park Ahren M. Backman, BS, Benson Sarah J. Bahl, BS, Cottage Grove

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Brooke K. Barrett-Olson, BS, Willmar Melissa L. Bishop, BS, Stillwater Jaimie L. Bohn, BS, Prior Lake Kalie A. Bottila, BS, Champlin Samantha M. Conant, BS, Tomah, Wisconsin Stacy J. Cray, BS, North Mankato Jena C. Curry, BS, Ramsey Katie M. Elms, BS, Richfield Brandon D. Erichsen, BS, Kasson Emre K. Erku, BS, Plymouth Timothy J. Faklis, BS, Edina Kya R. Fischer, BA, New Ulm Adam Z. Fowler, BS, Minneapolis Kathryn E. Hagan, BA, Shoreview Joshua L. Hoflock, BS, Tracy Christopher J. Houck, BA, Faribault CeCelia L. Hubbartt, BS, Red Wing Haruka Ishiwata, BA, Japan Kristine M. Jegede, BS, Rochester Jacob P. Johnson, BS, Gaylord Karna G. Johnson, BS, Long Lake Melissa M. Jones, BS, North Mankato Megan E. Kadlec, BS, Dayton Chelsea A. Kimbrough, BA, Mankato Aimee M. Kleiter, BA, Maplewood Adam J. Kriesel, BS, Rochester Loren R. Lifka, BS, La Crosse, Wisconsin Ryan M. Lund, BS, Mankato David J. Lundquist, BS, Minneapolis Michelle L. Malek-Zadegan, BS, Chanhassen Ashley A. Mikel, BS, Marshall Kathryn R. Moore, BS, Waukesha, Wisconsin Anthony J. Nahrgang, BS, Mazeppa Paul Obeng-Amoako, BS, Coon Rapids Evan T. O’Connor, BS, New Brighton Hayley J. Olsem, BS, Mankato Michael H. Palmby, BS, Lakeville Jenna A. Portner, BA, New Ulm Nicholas J. Prachar, III, BA, Maplewood Kelly R. Preston, BS, Maple Grove Shristi Rajkarnikar, BS, Nepal Alexander R. Roundtree, BS, Eagan Jamie L. Soule, BS, Rochester Camey M. Stadler, BS, Faribault Nicholas C. Strause, BS, Shoreview Katherine M. Streff, BS, Minneapolis Max S. Sundermeyer, BS, Mankato Alyssa J. Thompson, BA, Buffalo Center, Iowa Bradford R. Wakefield, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Leanne M. Walterson, BS, Burnsville


DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC Professor John Lindberg, Chairperson

Daniel E. Anderson, BS, Owatonna Michael D. Atwood, BM, Madison Lake Christopher R. Bosman, BS, Rochester Nicole M. Doorenbos, BS, Boyden, Iowa Ronia L. Gramer, BS, Brainerd Dustin S. Hackworth, BS, Onalaska, Wisconsin Aaron J. Harrington, BS, Englewood, Colorado Samantha J. Johnson, BS, Hardy, Iowa Andrew C. Kunz, BS, Cold Spring Andrew J. Kurkowski, BM, New Hope Timothy A. Lien, BS, Waseca Kristen E. Lucas, BA, Verona, Wisconsin Holly J. Manke, BS, Lake Crystal Daniel G. Nonweiler, BM, Oshkosh, Wisconsin Annalis C. Pitts, BS, Owatonna Brenton J. Shaw, BS, Adelaide, South Australia

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

Professor Craig Matarrese, Chairperson Samuel R. Wieland, BA, Vadnais Heights

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE Professor Paul Hustoles Chairperson

Devin Basart, BFA, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Breanna R. Boyce, BA, Mankato Bridget P. Carlson, BS, Crookston Eric R. Charlton, BS, Saint Paul Jason M. Garton, BFA, Douglas, Wyoming

Chelsie K. Grindstaff, BA, Lake Crystal Jared J. Haiar, BA, Aberdeen, South Dakota Jordan M. McDonald, BA, Stillwater Antonia K. Perez, BA, Roseau Karen C. Richards, BFA, Saint Paul

DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGES & CULTURES Professor James Grabowska, Chairperson

Mason L. Anderson, BS, Mankato Brittany K. Bang, BS, Casselton, North Dakota Megan J. Bauer, BA, Mankato Tyler E. Benschoter, BA, Fairmont James O. Cody, BS, Mankato Kedgard Cordero, BS, Lino Lakes Stacy J. Cray, BS, North Mankato Teresa D. Delgado, BS, Shakopee Brandi M. Dohmen, BA, Chicago, Illinois Vincenzio E. Donatelle, BA, Mankato Amanda L. Fitterer, BS, New Ulm Brenda J. Goetz, BS, Mankato Kathryn E. Hagan, BA, Shoreview Alyssa M. Handevidt, BA, Trimont Tiffany A. Hanson, BA, New Ulm Samantha J. Hawkins, BA, Denver, Colorado CeCelia L. Hubbartt, BS, Red Wing Terri J. Kidd, BA, Mankato Resha A. Koster, BA, Mankato Sophia H. Mahmoud, BA, Apple Valley Elizabeth D. Murphy, BS, Burns, Tennessee Daniel A. Novak, BA, Weston, Wisconsin Sarah M. Painter, BS, Marshall Jacob L. Pavlo, BA, Apple Valley Regina R. Peck, BS, North Mankato Ansu Soumaoro, BA, Brooklyn Park Joel J. Sticha, BA, Montgomery Danforth J. Taylor, BA, Mankato Kayla J. Vrieze, BA, Kasson Anne E. Webster, BA, North Mankato

HUMANITIES

Professor Gwen Westerman, Director

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OPEN STUDIES / INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Professor Kristen Treinen, Director

Meghan F. Babcock, BS, Huntley Ashley A. Dietz, BS, New Prague Ross J. Grathwohl, BS, New Ulm Ryan M. Kareem, BS, Northfield Britney N. Magdal, BS, Champlin Sean O’Connor, BS, Wayzata Jenea N. Ylinen, BS, Mankato

LIBERAL STUDIES

Gina Maahs, Student Relations Coordinator Emily G. Agre, AA, Sacred Heart Angela M. Ahlness, AA, Richfield Kailey C. Anderson, AA, Farmington Christopher A. Bently, AA, New Richland Patrick R. Brown, AA, Prior Lake Dustin K. Bruender, AA, Eagle Lake Christopher D. Delaney, AA, Mankato Nicole A. Delaney, AA, Rochester Lauren B. Egge, AA, Albert Lea Laurel M. Erickson, AA, Mankato Vanessa N. Forslev Wachter, AA, Sunnyside, New York Christine Fredin, AA, Woodbury Vanessa A. Gomez, AA, Cottage Grove Steven D. Goodell, AA, Mankato Amanda L. Goodrich, AA, Neenah, Wisconsin Nicholas A. Graunke, AA, Saint Louis Park Andrew J. Gullicks, AA, Hastings Kyle L. Hanson, AA, Aurora, Illinois MaKenzi J. Hanson, AA, Eagan Steven R. Heairet, AA, Mankato Heidi A. Herzog, AA, New Ulm Travis A. Hornaman, AA, Le Sueur Lisa L. Jensen, AA, Apple Valley Kacey L. Kline, AA, Cottage Grove Craig M. Loeffler, AA, Caledonia Dominic J. Lura, AA, Austin Zachary J. Maher, AA, Farmington Kenneth W. McBride, AA, Preston Kristina M. Miller, AA, Apple Valley Megan Natynski, AA, Racine, Wisconsin Riley M. Sabby, AA, Wyoming Andrew J. Sanden, AA, Fairmont

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Martha T. Weldemariam, BS, Eagan Amanda N. Weldon, BS, New Prague Caitlin R. Wutschke, BS, Osseo


Nicholas R. Schimmel, AA, Mankato Brandon T. Schuster, AA, Mankato Deena L. Schuster, AA, Mankato

Allison J. Steele, AA, Plymouth Nicholas A. Swede, AA, Mankato Cole G. Tolkinen, AA, Bloomington

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Halley S. Vlasak, AA, Cleveland Michael C. Vlasak, AA, Faribault Kimberley A. Young, AA, Robbinsdale


College of Business SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Natsua Asai, Accounting Mary C. Christianson, Management Pratibha Dhamala, Management Brittany N. Jackson, Accounting Stephanie A. Kasel, Accounting Stephanie A. Kasel, Finance Resha A. Koster, Management Jeffrey K. Nestrud, Management Jeffrey K. Nestrud, Marketing Dorothy G. Schwartzkopf, Accounting Charles B. Sparks, Accounting Skyler T. Stensrud, Accounting Brenda M. Valdivia, Management Taylor J. Van Oosbree, Marketing

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Nasser A. Almutawa, Finance Dan J. Collar, Marketing Dan J. Collar, Management John C. Coyne, Management Garrett D. Fabro, Marketing Jessica Farah, Finance Jonathan W. Flattery, Management Kirill Graminschi, Accounting Kirill Graminschi, Finance Victoria A. Hagen, Accounting

Chad E. Hess, Accounting Laura E. Jans, Accounting Nhu H. Lam, Accounting Caleb R. Laughlin, Accounting Jon D. Lippert, Finance Krista K. Lowe, Finance Jenni A. Lund, Management Hayden J. Maag, International Business Daniel Martin, Management Frerishia L. McKenzie, Accounting Anuka N. Muhandiramge Rodrigo, International Business Anuka N. Muhandiramge Rodrigo, Management Anuka N. Muhandiramge Rodrigo, Marketing Trang T. Nguyen, Finance Yohan F. Noungou, Finance Courtney R. Odegaard, Accounting Jeremy J. Saufferer, Accounting Christopher M. Schaudt, Finance Mark R. Scheierl, Accounting Meghan J. Shult, Marketing Anthony J. Yates, Marketing

CUM LAUDE

Mason L. Anderson, International Business Taylor R. Bacon, Marketing Brittany K. Bang, Management Brianne M. Berger, Accounting Brianne M. Berger, Finance Luke G. Burmeister, Accounting William W. Erickson, Management Alexa D. Feyen, Marketing Maxime B. Kot, Marketing Jessica L. Miller, Marketing Matthew D. Nistler, Accounting Matthew D. Nistler, Finance Christina R. Oberle, Management Kathryn Olson, Marketing Tyler J. Ostendorf, Marketing Shubham Panwar, Finance Taylor A. Post, Accounting Katherine A. Quaintance, Accounting Jennessa L. Schaufler, Accounting Jennessa L. Schaufler, Finance Thomas D. Schmidt, International Business Thomas D. Schmidt, Marketing Krystle L. Sell, Marketing Lauren A. Somers, Finance Tyler J. Stofferan, Accounting Robert W. Tanhoff, Management Brittany M. Westendorf, Finance

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Stephanie G. Accad, BS, Burnsville Natsua Asai, BS, Japan Joshua S. Bartels, BS, Garretson, South Dakota Jordan A. Barten, BS, Sauk Rapids

Doljinsuren Batbaatar, BS, Mongolia Brianne M. Berger, BS, Henderson Ryan L. Boegeman, BS, Shakopee Luke G. Burmeister, BS, Waldorf Nathan P. Cole, BS, Afton James M. Erdman, BS, Mankato Brandon Firkus, BS, Stillwater Michael K. Flicek, BS, Montgomery Curtis D. Foster, BS, Winnebago Caleb E. Goraczkowski, BS, Fairmont 13

Kirill Graminschi, BS, Moldova Joshua W. Groebner, BS, Mankato Aaron J. Gunderson, BS, Richfield Victoria A. Hagen, BS, Mankato Marie Hashimoto, BS, Japan Joshua C. Herzog, BS, Jordan Chad E. Hess, BS, Luverne Jed T. Heubner, BS, Minneapolis Brittany N. Jackson, BS, Isle Nicholas J. Jadwin, BS, Plymouth Laura E. Jans, BS, Grove City

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The candidates will be presented by Brenda Flannery, Dean.


Sheila A. Jungwirth, BS, Farmington Charles W. Kandakai, BS, Mankato Myung Ki Kang, BS, Republic of Korea Stephanie A. Kasel, BS, Taopi Nhu H. Lam, BS, Vietnam Caleb R. Laughlin, BS, Saint Peter Fahad Malek, BS, Bangladesh Frerishia L. McKenzie, BS, Bahamas Erin E. Meier, BS, Brookings, South Dakota Scott W. Naber, BS, Owatonna Matthew D. Nistler, BS, Minnetonka Tyler P. O’Connell, BS, Eden Prairie Courtney R. Odegaard, BS, Glencoe Alex R. Olson, BS, Austin Kristin E. Olson, BS, Independence Taylor A. Post, BS, Plymouth Katherine A. Quaintance, BS, Byron Jeremy J. Saufferer, BS, Owatonna Jennessa L. Schaufler, BS, Stewart Mark R. Scheierl, BS, Forest Lake Lindsay K. Schmidt, BS, Norwood Young America Dorothy G. Schwartzkopf, BS, Mankato Lucas G. Selvig, BS, Isanti Saraf A. Sibat, BS, Bangladesh Ansu Soumaoro, BS, Brooklyn Park Charles B. Sparks, BS, Eagan Skyler T. Stensrud, BS, Marshall Tyler J. Stofferan, BS, Yankton, South Dakota Anthony M. Swanson, BS, Cologne Eric M. Sybrant, BS, Belle Plaine Daniel L. Tibbetts, BS, Eden Prairie Christine H. Whitcomb, BS, Freeborn Timothy D. Wolff, BS, Hamel Songhong Yang, BS, Eden Prairie Gabriel H. Yeshidagne, BS, Bloomington Tyler J. Ylvisaker, BS, Blaine

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE Professor Roger Severns, Chairperson

Grace T. Addo, BS, Oakdale Andrew J. Ahlschlager, BS, Saint Cloud Jonathan M. Alland, BS, Apple Valley Nasser A. Almutawa, BS, Saudi Arabia Jeffrey T. Arcand, BS, Lake Elmo Brianne M. Berger, BS, Henderson

Kali J. Bleck, BS, Fairfax Eric J. Boyer, BS, Saint Paul Kala L. Buganski, BS, Maple Grove Nathan P. Cole, BS, Afton Matthew E. Ellefson, BS, Mankato Brianna R. Essig, BS, Carver Jessica Farah, BS, Lebanon Brandon Firkus, BS, Stillwater Thanh Giang, BS, Vietnam Samuel K. Gore, BS, Cleveland Kirill Graminschi, BS, Moldova Joshua C. Herzog, BS, Jordan Matthew J. Huseby, BS, Mankato Timothy S. Josephson, BS, Saint Paul Stephanie A. Kasel, BS, Taopi Brett M. Kirchoff, BS, Woodbury Wilma D. Kissi, BS, Plymouth Jesse P. Larson, BS, Saint Peter Jon D. Lippert, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Krista K. Lowe, BS, Estherville, Iowa Sepo Masuku, BS, South Africa David N. Nafstad, BS, Plymouth Trang T. Nguyen, BS, Mankato Sophia S. Ngwanyia, BS, Coon Rapids Matthew D. Nistler, BS, Minnetonka Yohan F. Noungou, BS, Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) Abdulrahman D. Omar, BS, Mankato Casey J. Ommen, BS, Rapid City, South Dakota Shubham Panwar, BS, India Kale P. Riley, BS, Mankato Brandon W. Roesner, BS, Minneapolis Joshua P. Rosamond, BS, Mankato Christopher M. Schaudt, BS, Slater, Iowa Jennessa L. Schaufler, BS, Stewart Jaynee L. Schmid, BS, Blaine Luis M. Silva, BS, Colombia Jeremy M. Sobtzak, BS, Coleraine Lauren A. Somers, BS, Bloomington Ansu Soumaoro, BS, Brooklyn Park Yuri Takano, BS, Japan Bethelhem B. Tesfaw, BS, Ethiopia Joshua J. Tschida, BS, Oakdale John S. Ulvi, BS, Chaska Jared A. Wasik, BS, Prior Lake Brittany M. Westendorf, BS, Worthington Adam L. Wondra, BS, Blooming Prairie Chun Yin Yau, BS, Hong Kong

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DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

Professor Miles Smayling, Chairperson Shayna F. Abrams, BS, Mendota Heights Sharmake F. Ali, BS, Eden Prairie Ryan E. Anderson, BS, North Mankato Brittany K. Bang, BS, Casselton, North Dakota Megan J. Bauer, BS, Mankato Alisa A. Bergeron, BS, Ham Lake Christian Bernal Cavallo, BS, Colombia Corey J. Blaedorn, BS, Spring Valley, Wisconsin Kelsey M. Busch, BS, Chanhassen Jack R. Campbell, BS, Eden Prairie Jennifer M. Cassell, BS, Rothschild, Wisconsin Nathan K. Chapman, BS, North Mankato Mary C. Christianson, BS, Mankato Dan J. Collar, BS, Forest Lake John C. Coyne, BS, Saint Paul Pratibha Dhamala, BS, Nepal Nicholas S. Doetzel, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Dylon J. Donahue, BS, Le Center Kyle R. Doss, BS, North Mankato Clint M. Dwire, BS, Baxter William W. Erickson, BS, Brandon, South Dakota Axl L. Erie, BS, Preston Jonathan W. Flattery, BS, Fort Dodge, Iowa Amanda L. Givens, BS, Circle Pines Eileen M. Gutmann, BS, Mankato Alex K. Hickok, BS, North Mankato Eric L. Johnson, BS, Mankato Mariah R. Jones, BS, North Mankato Michael A. Kelly, BS, Mankato Isaac D. Kolstad, BS, Mankato Resha A. Koster, BS, Mankato Kendra M. Kruger, BS, Sibley, Iowa Evan W. Lano, BS, Shakopee Cody M. Larvick, BS, North Mankato Jennifer M. Lawrence, BS, Owatonna Jenni A. Lund, BS, Savage Shayne R. Mackie, BS, Saint Peter Daniel Martin, BS, Plymouth Jordan P. McShane, BS, Le Center Anthony L. Menke, BS, Shakopee Kelsie K. Milbrandt, BS, Eagle Lake


DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Professor Ann Kuzma, Chairperson

Corey J. Alverson, BS, Chester, South Dakota Mason L. Anderson, BS, Mankato Jeffrey T. Arcand, BS, Lake Elmo Taylor R. Bacon, BS, Mankato Megan H. Biehn, BS, Sherburn Dan J. Collar, BS, Forest Lake Drew M. Danforth, BS, Watertown, South Dakota Garrett D. Fabro, BS, Eagan Amanda L. Falkowski, BS, Oak Creek, Wisconsin Alexa D. Feyen, BS, West Concord Tyler J. Gregory, BS, Kimball Roisin M. Guargena, BS, Eden Prairie Michael J. Guentzel, BS, Lakeville Maria C. Gutierrez, BS, Colombia Eileen M. Gutmann, BS, Mankato Jessica L. Haag, BS, Prior Lake Jason L. Hage, BS, Mankato Stacy A. Helm, BS, Oakdale Cole C. Jensen, BS, Bloomington Jared A. Jensen, BS, Albert Lea Kelsey W. Kantro, BS, Excelsior Alex J. Knobloch, BS, Redwood Falls Maxime B. Kot, BS, Malaysia Erin B. Loverud, BS, Prior Lake Hayden J. Maag, BS, Mankato Matthew R. McKenny, BS, Burnsville

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Jessica L. Miller, BS, Cold Spring Mackenzie K. Miller, BS, Maple Grove Anuka N. Muhandiramge Rodrigo, BS, Sri Lanka James S. Narog, BS, Centerville Jeffrey K. Nestrud, BS, Superior, Wisconsin Kathryn Olson, BS, Fargo, North Dakota Kristin E. Olson, BS, Independence Tyler J. Ostendorf, BS, Alexandria Stephanie L. Peterson, BS, Mankato Nicolas Reeves, BS, Mapleton Melanie E. Reger, BS, Monticello Aubree J. Rice, BS, Eden Prairie Thomas D. Schmidt, BS, White Bear Lake Michael L. Schoder, BS, Buffalo Krystle L. Sell, BS, Jeffers Meghan J. Shult, BS, Mankato Matthew A. Straate, BS, Corcoran Yuri Takano, BS, Japan Danelle M. Thomas, BS, Madison Lake James M. Thompson, BS, White Bear Township Taylor J. Van Oosbree, BS, Long Lake Randika K. Vidana Gamage, BS, Sri Lanka Mitchell S. Whiting, BS, Prior Lake Cole Z. Woods, BS, Andover Anthony J. Yates, BS, Eagan

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Jenna K. Moberg, BS, Blaine Shelby L. Morell, BS, Lino Lakes Michael R. Mortensen, BS, Burnsville Anuka N. Muhandiramge Rodrigo, BS, Sri Lanka Katie L. Murphy, BS, Belle Plaine Stacy E. Nachreiner, BS, Fairfax Ryan B. Nelson, BS, Bloomington Jeffrey K. Nestrud, BS, Superior, Wisconsin Christina R. Oberle, BS, Lonsdale Kevin A. Parendo, BS, Stillwater Danielle K. Preston, BS, Mankato Jyoti Rana, BS, Nepal Molly K. Raymond, BS, Madison, Wisconsin Nicholas R. Reif, BS, Apple Valley Abby L. Rohlik, BS, Wabasso Sarah K. Shunk, BS, North Mankato Saraf A. Sibat, BS, Bangladesh Robert W. Tanhoff, BS, Mankato Jon C. Tehle, BS, Bloomington Aaron M. Teslow, BS, Shakopee Kyle S. Thul, BS, Circle Pines Hannah M. Turnbull, BS, Hayward, Wisconsin Sujit K. Twayana, BS, Nepal Brenda M. Valdivia, BS, Robbinsdale Randika K. Vidana Gamage, BS, Sri Lanka Jeffrey T. Weixel, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Brittany R. Wenner, BS, Odin Dillon M. Wright, BS, Dodge Center


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College of Science, Engineering and Technology The candidates will be presented by Brian Martensen, Interim Dean.

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Kyle E. Atchley, Construction Management Jacob D. Ball, Biology: Human Biology Jacob D. Ball, Biochemistry Moyang Chen, Mathematics Connor G. Engstrom, Mathematics Zainab H. Hamza, Information Systems Benjaman L. Lageson, Computer and Information Technology Morgan E. Mensink, Biology: Human Biology Eric J. Olsen, Mathematics Alison S. Rossdeutscher, Biology: Microbiology Warren P. Smith, II, Mathematics Evan F. Vidden, Mathematics

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Sasanka B. Andawatta Kankanamge, Automotive Engineering Technology Eric Diep, General Engineering Aubrey A. Hager, Biology: Zoology Ashley M. Herman, Construction Management Paul S. Hill, Automotive Engineering Technology Amber L. Hindt, Biology: Human Biology

Seth M. Hintze, Biology: Human Biology Dipendra Mahaseth, Computer and Information Technology Sushant Mainaly, Computer Engineering Michael J. Nelson, Construction Management Richeldis C. Nelson, Manufacturing Engineering Technology Wendinpui J. Ouedraogo, Chemistry: ACS Ashley M. Overby, Biology: Human Biology Sarah M. Painter, Mathematics Jordan K. Ruedy, Computer and Information Technology Johnathon T. Salfer, Information Technology Kyajes Shakya, Construction Management Nitesh Shakya, Computer and Information Technology Samin Shrestha, Information Systems Samuel S. Soderman, Environmental Sciences Christina R. Stueber, Environmental Sciences Beau E. Thompson, Computer Engineering Technology

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Maxwell T. Anderson, Automotive Engineering Technology Zachary P. Armstrong, Biology: Human Biology Jacob J. Blattner, Construction Management Caitlyn E. Cardetti, Biology: Human Biology Danielle M. Dramen, Biology: Human Biology Aaron J. Freeman, Mathematics Patrick P. Gainey, Construction Management James M. Gilbert, Biology: Biomedical Sciences Jonathan L. Herke, Computer and Information Technology Peter M. Krahn, Automotive Engineering Technology Matthew P. Mooers, Information Systems Daniel J. Morgan, Biology: Human Biology Caitlyn E. Oswalt, Biology: Zoology Paul E. Pallardy, Jr., Environmental Sciences Brian A. Rieb, Biology: Biomedical Sciences Sonika Sainju, Biochemistry Brian M. Schmidt, Computer and Information Technology Brianne M. West, Biology

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DEPARTMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Professor Bruce Jones, Chairperson

Sasanka B. Andawatta Kankanamge, BS, Sri Lanka Kyle P. Anderson, BS, Mounds View Maxwell T. Anderson, BS, Dousman, Wisconsin Dustin A. Beaird, BS, Rapid City, South Dakota Brady M. Boyum, BS, Mankato Birendra K. Chaudhary, BS, Nepal Michael D. Deters, BS, Maple Grove Khaled A. El Haidari, BS, Mankato Anthony J. Haugen, BS, Shakopee Paul S. Hill, BS, Stacy Andrew A. Klugherz, BS, Eyota Peter M. Krahn, BS, Brillion, Wisconsin Alex E. Mehrhof, BS, Blue Earth Richeldis C. Nelson, BS, Mankato Nicholas J. Perkins, BS, Osceola, Wisconsin Kalysha S. Rivera, BS, Prior Lake Matthew L. Sandstrom, BS, Wabasha Benjamin G. Sjoberg, BS, Shoreview Eric D. Spiekerman, BS, West Bend, Wisconsin Neerav C. Thakkar, BS, India Jordan R. Weir, BS, Delavan Daniel L. Willaert, BS, Le Sueur

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Professor Penny Knoblich, Chairperson

Abdulfatah A. Ali, BS, Minneapolis Nicholas S. Alveshere, BS, Bloomington Nicholas D. Anderson, BS, Minneapolis Zachary P. Armstrong, BS, Mankato Jacob D. Ball, BS, Hudson, Wisconsin Rachel M. Berndt, BS, Mankato Caitlyn E. Cardetti, BS, Sartell Bryan J. Christensen, BS, New Ulm Brice A. DeGrand, BS, Farmington

Danielle M. Dramen, BS, Buffalo Ashley M. Folden-Ecker, BS, North Mankato Melissa A. Frechette, BS, Rochester Justin R. Fuchs, BS, Faribault James M. Gilbert, BS, Rapid City, South Dakota Laura J. Habig, BS, Sherburn Dustin R. Hack, BS, Redondo Beach, California Taylor M. Hage, BS, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Benjamin A. Hagebak, BS, Mankato Aubrey A. Hager, BS, Mankato Jay B. Hains, BS, Mankato Nicole A. Hamilton, BS, Shakopee Ahnna L. Hartfiel, BS, Redwood Falls Thomas J. Hawkins, BS, Fairmont Amber L. Hindt, BS, Waxhaw, North Carolina Brandon S. Hinke, BS, Mankato Seth M. Hintze, BS, Hutchinson Lan Phuong T. Hoang, BS, Mankato Ross A. Jirgl, BS, Wausau, Wisconsin Erik H. Karlson, BS, Kasota Kathryn A. Klingel, BS, Mankato Kimberly J. Lukaszka, BS, Saint Peter Annie M. Lundquist, BS, Mahtomedi Stephen N. Lyonga, BS, Mankato Morgan E. Mensink, BS, Preston Alan J. Mickelson, BS, Mankato Christa B. Moller, BS, Spicer Melinda L. Morales, BS, Jordan Daniel J. Morgan, BS, Rochester Lianna V. Morrow, BS, Brookings, South Dakota Daniel A. Novak, BS, Weston, Wisconsin Alexandra V. Novosad, BS, Le Center Caitlyn E. Oswalt, BS, Brooklyn Park Ashley M. Overby, BS, Frederic, Wisconsin Paul E. Pallardy, Jr., BS, Lisle, Illinois Steven P. Piroso, BS, Mankato Joseph R. Purl, BS, Saint Charles Brian A. Rieb, BS, Watertown, South Dakota Jordan J. Riley, BS, Mounds View Alison S. Rossdeutscher, BS, Chandler, Oklahoma Amanda M. Sausen, BS, Wyoming Jason E. Sievers, BS, Maple Plain Samuel S. Soderman, BS, Cambridge Christina R. Stueber, BS, New Ulm Dawit B. Tobiaw, BS, Blaine Chery C. Vang, BS, Minneapolis

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Mark A. Walchuk, BS, Mankato Brianne M. West, BS, Omaha, Nebraska Lindsay E. Wright, BS, Richfield

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND GEOLOGY Professor Mary Hadley, Chairperson

Jacob D. Ball, BS, Hudson, Wisconsin Mithila Umanga M. Bamunu Achchi Mangedarage, BS, Sri Lanka Kishor Duwal, BS, Nepal Laura A. Herzog, BA, Woodbury Justin D. More, BA, Le Sueur Amanda M. Mueller, BA, Burnsville Wendinpui J. Ouedraogo, BS, Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) Keean E. Rustad, BS, Milaca Sonika Sainju, BS, Nepal Farjana Siddika, BS, Mankato Robera A. Yahya, BA, Mankato

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER INFORMATION SCIENCE Professor Leon Tietz, Chairperson

Nardos T. Asfaw, BS, Ethiopia Adam M. Bartz, BS, Woodbury Candace M. Bielke, BS, Northfield Tyler T. Burban, BS, Millville Galiv K. Chowdhury, BS, Bangladesh Ritesh Dangol, BS, Nepal Janoj Dhungana, BS, Nepal Atif Faiyaz, BS, Pakistan Christopher J. Gervais, BS, Montevideo Matthew K. Grandy, BS, Blaine Blake E. Grotewold, BS, Lake Mills, Iowa Zainab H. Hamza, BS, Bahrain Jonathan L. Herke, BS, Hastings Kanwar M. Jamshed, Fargo, BS, North Dakota Rasmus J. Knobbe, BS, Le Sueur Joseph M. Kruger, BS, Chanhassen Phillip S. Lafontaine, BS, Shakopee Benjaman L. Lageson, BS, Waseca Dipendra Mahaseth, BS, Nepal Anuruddha Manamperi, BS, Sri Lanka Matthew P. Mooers, BS, Chanhassen


Jordan Servais, BS, Chaska Kyajes Shakya, BS, Nepal Paul M. Thordson, BS, Hanska Jacob T. Vietze, BS, Albert Lea

DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Mohamed Y. Abdalla, BSEE, Egypt Othman A. Almutairi, BSEE, Saudi Arabia Saroj Bhetawal, BSEE, Nepal Fuad A. Gazal, BSEE, Saint Cloud Cameron V. Johnson, BSCE, Slayton Shupritee Katuwal, BSEE, Nepal Rahat Khan, BSEE, Bangladesh Sushant Mainaly, BS, Nepal Yajuman Manandhar, BSEE, Nepal Jacob B. Meier, BSEE, Owatonna Adam J. Moua, BS, Minneapolis Wendiinko Gende Ouedraogo, BSEE, Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) Charles A. Peterson, BSCE, Coon Rapids Beau E. Thompson, BS, Wayzata

Professor Brian Wasserman, Chairperson Jodiah J. Andresen, BS, Shakopee Kyle E. Atchley, BS, Mankato Jacob J. Blattner, BS, Avon Dominic A. Digatono, BS, Burnsville Christiaan H. Durand, BS, Mankato Patrick M. Edberg, BS, Belle Plaine Patrick P. Gainey, BS, Saint Cloud Torey J. Golberg, BS, Cottonwood Derek S. Grissom, BS, Stewartville Robin I. Haugh, BS, Blue Earth Ashley M. Herman, BS, Mounds View Jason M. Larson, BS, Eagan Marchell Magxaka, BS, South Africa Khalid S. Maye, BS, Minneapolis Michael J. Nelson, BS, New Ulm Ismail A. Noor, BS, Marshall Colton M. Remakel, BS, Albert Lea Casey L. Robinson, BS, Janesville Jace J. Rossow, BS, Mapleton Curtis L. Sell, BS, Lino Lakes

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY Professor Vincent Winstead, Chairperson

DEPARTMENT OF INTEGRATED ENGINEERING Professor Rebecca Bates, Chairperson

Jason L. Anderson, BSE, Grand Rapids Eric Diep, BSE, Apple Valley

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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Professor Charles Waters, Chairperson

Irteza Aamir, BS, Pakistan Kirsten M. Amberg, BS, Bricelyn Moyang Chen, BS, Mankato Elizabeth L. Doppenberg, BS, Spencer, Iowa Connor G. Engstrom, BS, Mountain Lake Aaron J. Freeman, BS, Plymouth Eric J. Olsen, BS, Mankato Sarah M. Painter, BS, Marshall Zachary D. Schmidt, BS, Inver Grove Heights Warren P. Smith, II, BS, Mankato Evan F. Vidden, BS, Sleepy Eye Joshua A. Wuollet, BA, Staples

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING Professor Patrick Tebbe, Chairperson

Cory S. Johnson, BSME, South Saint Paul

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY Professor Youwen Xu, Chairperson

Aaron J. Provancha, BS, Belle Plaine Jessica M. Stensland, BS, Mankato Lucas L. Swanson, BS, Cambridge

9:00 a.m. Program

Timothy J. Morgan, BS, Rochester Jordan K. Ruedy, BS, Mounds View Johnathon T. Salfer, BS, North Mankato Brian M. Schmidt, BS, North Mankato Zachary D. Schmidt, BS, Inver Grove Heights Nitesh Shakya, BS, Nepal Samin Shrestha, BS, Nepal Travis Stanley, BS, Prior Lake Joel J. Sticha, BS, Montgomery Brett W. Tuma, BS, Saint Peter Hlao Xiong, BS, White Bear Lake


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Program 12:00 P.M. Prelude Concert

Edward Elgar/arrangement by Douglas R. Snapp

National Anthem

Stephanie Thorpe Assistant Professor of Music Minnesota State University, Mankato

Greetings

Thomas Renier Vice Chair, Board of Trustees Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Address

Brandon M. Pofahl Bachelor of Science, RPLS College of Allied Health and Nursing Wouang Lao Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education College of Education

Conferring of Degrees

Frerishia L. McKenzie Bachelor of Science, Accounting / Economics College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Welcome to the Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato Alumni Association Minnesota State University, Mankato Hymn

Gordon Vlasak, ‘74, ‘97, President Minnesota State Mankato Alumni Association Stephanie Thorpe Assistant Professor of Music

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Processional March

Minnesota Valley Brass Quintet Gerard Aloisio, Professor of Music – trombone Tom Giles, Emeritus Professor of Music – trumpet Stewart Ross, Director of CETL – trombone Dave Schultz ’70, ’73 – horn Doug Snapp, Professor of Music – trumpet Minnesota State University, Mankato


Platform Guests RICHARD DAVENPORT President Minnesota State University, Mankato

R. KENT CLARK Vice President for University Advancement ANTHONY J. FILIPOVITCH Faculty Honor Marshal, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

THOMAS RENIER Vice Chair, Board of Trustees Minnesota State Colleges and Universities MARIA BEVACQUA Acting Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences STEPHEN BOHNENBLUST Faculty Honor Marshal, College of Allied Health & Nursing JULIE CARLSON Faculty Honor Marshal, College of Education

JEAN HAAR Dean of the College of Education DAVID P. JONES Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management HENRY MORRIS Dean of Institutional Diversity KRISTINE RETHERFORD Dean of the College of Allied Heath and Nursing

BARRY J. RIES Associate Vice President of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies JOAN ROCA Dean of Library Services RICHARD J. STRAKA Vice President for Finance and Administration GORDON VLASAK President of Minnesota State University, Mankato Alumni Association MARILYN J. WELLS Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

ED CLARK Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer

Procession Participants FACULTY HONOR MARSHALS Stephen Bohnenblust, College of Allied Health & Nursing Julie Carlson, College of Education Anthony J. Filipovitch, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

COLLEGE OF ALLIED HEALTH & NURSING MARCHING FACULTY

COLLEGE HONOR MARSHALS Joy Joyner, College of Allied Health and Nursing Karl Matz, College of Education Afroza Anwary, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Jill L. Conlon Hans-Peter deRuiter Julia Hebenstreit Amy Hedman Ronald Nickerson Debra L. Topham

JUNIOR HONOR MARSHALS Kathryn Weidner, College of Allied Health and Nursing Luke Peterson, College of Education Lauren Bach, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSORS Sherry Folsom-Meek Garold Rushing Marlene Tappe Patricia Young

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Lisa Fleck Joseph Flood Brian Kamnetz Kelly Krumwiede Daniel Moen Kristi Montandon Stacey Van Gelderen INSTRUCTORS Linda Hallen

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION MARCHING FACULTY

Kebba Darboe Atrayee Ghosh Roy

PROFESSORS Karen Hurlbutt Jacqueline Lewis Candace Raskin John Seymour Teresa Wallace Ginger Zierdt

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Christine Black-Hughes Rhonda Dass Tao Peng Ginger Schmid Emily Stark Beth Wielde-Heidelberg Forrest Wilkerson

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Deborah Jesseman Alex Panahon ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Aaron Deris David Georgina Teresa Kruizenga Penny Rosenthal Marsha Traynor COLLEGE OF SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES MARCHING FACULTY PROFESSORS Steven Buechler Barbara Carson 22

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Kristie Campana Patricia Nelson Mark Robbins Laurie Strunk INSTRUCTORS Christian Dobratz LIBRARY FACULTY Lisa Baures Kellian Clink ADMINISTRATIVE and SUPPORT FACULTY Maria Baxter-Nuamah Diane Berge John Bulcock


College of Graduate Studies The candidates will be presented by Barry J. Ries, Dean.

Timothy A. Berry, Waconia Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger Dissertation: Contextual Pedagogy: A Praxis for Engaging Black Male High School Students toward Eliminating the Achievement Gap Randy D. Haley, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson Dissertation: Measuring Success for English Language Learners from a Multi-dimensional Perspective Jason A. Kaufman, Saint Paul Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson Dissertation: Organizational Culture as a Function of Institutional Type in Higher Education

Bryan L. Romsa, North Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger Dissertation: Undergraduate Sport Management Students’ Perceptions of Leadership Behaviors through Service Learning: A Quantitative, Quasi-Experimental Study Anthony H. VonBank, Belle Plaine Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger Dissertation: Building a Culture of Innovation: A Case Study in Digital Integration Anne F. Weyandt, Oakdale Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Dissertation: Examining Culture and Structure: A Case Study of Three Middle Colleges

DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

Jamie L. Mahlberg, Rochester Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger Dissertation: An Examination of the Influence of Formative SelfAssessment on College Student Mastery Orientation in College Courses

Angela M. Christenson, Owatonna School Psychology Advisor: Dr. Daniel Houlihan Dissertation: A Systematic Analysis of Paraprofessional Job Expectations: Development of the Paraprofessional Survey of Expectations Tool (P-SET)

Mariam Z. Qureshi, Edwardsville, Illinois Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson Dissertation: The Good Teacher: A Qualitative Analysis of Perceptions of Asian American Parents

Liesa A. Klein, Wichita, Kansas School Psychology Advisor: Dr. Carlos Panahon Dissertation: Choice Amount and Choice-Making In Children: A Comparison of Children with or without Symptoms of ADHD

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SPECIALIST Raquel M. Andrade, Worthington Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Bobbie J. Bastian, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson Greg M. Beeck, Owatonna Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Craig R. Borey, Red Wing Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Nathaniel N. Boyer, Saint Peter Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Lisa D. Brinkley, Prior Lake Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Tracy L. Buhl, Saint Paul Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Nicholas L. Christensen, Woodbury Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Tracey R. Collins, Minneapolis Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson Michelle M. Cuka, Prior Lake Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

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DOCTOR OF EDUCATION EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP


Krystal M. DeGraw, Saint Paul Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Sarah E. Morrison, North Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Amy B. Edelstein, North Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Catherine N. Mrla, Slayton Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

David M. Gindorff, Lake Crystal Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Heidi J. Nistler, Eden Prairie Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Jodi R. Hanson, Apple Valley Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Doreen A. Oelke, Waseca Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Michael J. Hockert, Albert Lea Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Marnie L. Pauly, Chaska Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Melodee A. Hoffner, Eagle Lake Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Peter F. Roufs, New Ulm Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Beth E. Holm, Chaska Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Stephanie A. Schmitz, New Ulm Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Stacey J. Janssen, Cologne Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Mindy M. Sparby, Belle Plaine Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Caleb G. Lee, Minnetonka Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Douglas A. Storbeck, Blue Earth Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Tracey Magnuson, Faribault Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Belinda R. Trombley, Robbinsdale Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Jennifer J. Maloney, Prior Lake Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Robin M. Wall, Grove City Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Dawn M. McCabe, Saint Peter Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Megan E. Weerts, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger

Kristin A. Moore, Mapleton Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

MASTER OF ARTS

Glenn A. Morris, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Rachel M. Aguilera-Vanderheyden, Dallas, Texas Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Daniel Sachau Thesis: Selection System Prediction of Safety: A Step toward Zero Accidents in South African Mining

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Morgan Ames, Rochester Clinical Psychology Advisor: Dr. Sarah Sifers Thesis: The Efficacy of the Girls on the Run Program to Improve Self-Worth, Body Images, and Behavioral and Emotional Functioning: A Longitudinal Study Andrew P. Andrusko, Brooklyn Center Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. Russell Fricano Kimberly Asuncion, Culver City, California Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Lisa Perez Thesis: Examining Generational Differences across Organizational Factors that Relate to Turnover Valerie N. Brophy, Fairfax, Iowa Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Kristie Campana Thesis: An Investigation of Online Unproctored Testing and Cheating Motivations Using Equity Theory and Theory of Planned Behavior Chelsea L. Chatham, Mankato Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Kristie Campana Thesis: Race, Gender, and Leadership Promotion: The Moderating Effect of Social Dominance Orientation Gary V. Egger, Oronoco Sociology: General Advisor: Dr. Paul Prew Erik J. Elgin, Grand Forks, North Dakota Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Suzannah Armentrout Emily J. Foster, Minnetonka Sport and Exercise Psychology Advisor: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, Ghana Urban and Regional Studies Advisor: Dr. Anthony Filipovitch Cody J. Hallahan, Glencoe Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Suzannah Armentrout


Mary S. Nelson, Eagle Lake Physical Education (Non-Teaching) Advisor: Dr. Sherry Folsom-Meek

Chad E. Johnson, North Mankato Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Suzannah Armentrout

Anthony M. Nemcek Zahorsky, Red Wing Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. Beth Heidelberg

Jiun J. Kam, Mounds View Physical Education (Teaching) Advisor: Dr. Sherry Folsom-Meek Kaitlyn E. Kenealy, Maple Grove Gender and Women’s Studies Advisor: Dr. Maria Bevacqua Thesis: Claiming the feminist label: A cross-generational exploration of self-identified feminists Alysa L. Klein, Milford, Iowa Sport and Exercise Psychology Advisor: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff Alicia M. Kruger, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Clinical Psychology Advisor: Dr. Daniel Houlihan Thesis: The Use of Video Self-Modeling to Treat Public Speaking Anxiety Jessica M. Lillegaard, Mankato Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Daniel Sachau Thesis: Will lil_spoiled_brat42@mail. com get the Job Done? An Analysis of Employees’ Email Usernames, Turnover, and Job Performance Kimberly M. Maas, Waseca Sociology: General Advisor: Dr. Emily Boyd Thesis: Making Sense of Motorcycle Brotherhood: Women, Branding, and Construction of Self Jennifer L. Mason, Minnetonka Physical Education (Teaching) Advisor: Dr. Sherry Folsom-Meek Jenna Miller, Mahtomedi Clinical Psychology Advisor: Dr. Sarah Sifers Michael L. Mrosla, Cottage Grove Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. David Laverny-Rafter

Angela J. Petricka, Faribault Physical Education (Non-Teaching) Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Ecker Thesis: Comparison of Body Composition and Blood Pressure between Exercisers and NonExercisers In Individuals with Cardiovascular Disease Smita Rakshit, Bangladesh Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. Beth Heidelberg Thesis: Towards New Urbanist Student Housing: A Comparative Pro Forma Analysis of Private Mixed-Use Housing with University Owned Housing David A. Roberts, White Bear Lake Urban And Regional Studies Advisor: Dr. Beth Heidelberg Matthew E. Schumann, Albert Lea Clinical Psychology Advisor: Dr. Barry Ries Tracy M. Shega, Apple Valley Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Lisa Perez Thesis: Using Personality Traits to Select Customer-Oriented Security Guards Sarah Smeltzer, Champaign, Illinois Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Daniel Sachau Thesis: Mobile Internet Testing: Applicant Reactions to Mobile Internet Testing Joshua R. Smith, Owatonna History Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Gorman Thesis: The Chattanooga Campaign: Death of the Confederacy Shuo Tian, Edina Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Andrea Lassiter Thesis: Ethical Leadership: Need for Cross-Cultural Examinations 25

Sherry E. Werkmeister, Armour, South Dakota Clinical Psychology Advisor: Dr. Daniel Houlihan Thesis: The Use of Applications on Mobile Devices in a Midwestern Population David L. Williams, North Mankato Physical Education (Non-Teaching) Advisor: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff Matthew D. Wright, Omaha, Nebraska Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Suzannah Armentrout

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING Rebecca A. Butzow, Mankato 5-12 Licensure Advisor: Dr. Anne Dahlman Mitchell D. Hofer, Crofton, Nebraska 5-12 Licensure Advisor: Dr. Anne Dahlman Amanda J. Kack, Belle Plaine K-12 Licensure Advisor: Dr. Anne Dahlman Lori Ledoux, Victoria K-12 Licensure Advisor: Dr. Anne Dahlman Brian Marshall, Eden Prairie 5-12 Licensure Advisor: Dr. Anne Dahlman Mary J. Morgan, Lucan 5-12 Licensure Advisor: Dr. Anne Dahlman Holly J. Sandbo, Ormsby 5-12 Licensure Advisor: Dr. Carrie Chapman Claire C. Theobald, Sherburn 5-12 Licensure Advisor: Dr. Anne Dahlman

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Hung T. Hoang, Mankato Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Lisa Perez


MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Okony K. Cham, Mankato Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Granberg-Rademacker Megan A. Haugen, West Saint Paul Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Granberg-Rademacker

Joshua A. Barlage, Farmington Spec Education: Emotional Behavior Disorders Advisor: Dr. Teresa Wallace Thea E. Bennes, North Mankato Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka Kimberly J. Berns, Minnetonka Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Berg

Evelyn Carrasco, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson Tricia J. Christopher, Jackson Reading Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Linnelle M. Clark, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer

Abdullahi A. Nur, Mankato Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Granberg-Rademacker

Meghan M. Bibby, Vogla, South Dakota Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka

Mitchell L. Wallerstedt, Mankato Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Avra Johnson

Elizabeth L. Bohren, Woodbury Health Science: School Health Advisor: Dr. Marge Murray-Davis

Hassan A. Yussuf, Saint Cloud Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Granberg-Rademacker

Tara B. Boogerd, Fulda Education Technology Advisor: Dr. David Georgina

Kaylee M. Doherty, Prior Lake Teaching and Learning: Curriculum & Instruction Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Foord

Michelle A. Bridges, Mankato Geography Advisor: Dr. Forrest Wilkerson,

Daniel T. Dooher, Moorhead Reading Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn

Emily A. Briese, Mankato Educational Studies: Literacy Advisor: Dr. Peggy Ballard

Hannah D. Driver, Kasson Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Aaron Jeffrey

Heidi A. Brinkman, Maple Grove Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Amy Hedman

Kristy M. Dunham, Prior Lake Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer

Ameen A. Alhaznawi, Saudi Arabia Spec Education: Learning Disabilities Advisor: Dr. Steven Robinson

Lee A. Brockman, Forest Lake Library Media Education Advisor: Dr. Deborah Jesseman

Sahra A. Ali, Mankato Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer

Arica M. Burke, Waseca Sociology: Human Services Planning and Administration Thesis: Would Violent Offenders Benefit from Participation in Drug Court?

Jenna R. Ebersviller, Eden Prairie Teaching and Learning: Curriculum and Instruction Advisor: Dr. Anne Dahlman Thesis: Peer Evaluation as an Effective Tool to Improve TwelfthGrade Students’ Writing

MASTER OF SCIENCE Julie M. Abler, Plymouth Spec Education: Learning Disabilities Advisor: Dr. Teresa Wallace Steven M. Acker, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt

Brooke E. Anderson, Prescott, Arizona Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka Katie A. Artymiuk, West Bend, Wisconsin Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka Kari M. Arvig, Hugo Reading Advisor: Dr. Peggy Ballard

Kathryn J. Calvert, Zimmerman Educational Studies Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Amanda R. Carleton, Lake Crystal Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger

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Ganisher K. Davlyatov, Uzbekistan Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Marge Murray-Davis Thesis: The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Alcohol Use Among Students at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Robert J. Elsen, Saint Peter Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Aaron Jeffrey Maria Carla Esperon, Miami, Florida Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson Jill S. Fischer, Mankato Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger


Teresa K. Fleischman, Rochester Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka

Kayla J. Hall, Redwood Falls Ethnic and Multi-Cultural Studies Advisor: Dr. Kebba Darboe

Jill M. Johnson, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson

Michelle S. Foy, Burnsville Nursing Advisor: Dr. Donna Brauer Thesis: Standardized care of the Late Preterm Infant in Upper Midwest Hospitals

Jill M. Hansen, Highland Park, Illinois Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Marlene Tappe Thesis: The Impact of Telephonic Health Coaching on Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, and Cholesterol Levels

Megan S. Kampstra, Fergus Falls Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Aaron Jeffrey

Nathan A. Hebeisen, North Mankato Teaching and Learning: Curriculum and Instruction Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Foord

Jessica R. Kieffer, Mankato Reading Advisor: Dr. Peggy Ballard

Jessica M. Freeman, Savage Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Emmy J. Fritz, Willmar Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka Christina Garcia-Smith, Redwood Falls Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka James M. Goodrich, Plymouth Special Education Advisor: Dr. Teresa Wallace Christopher D. Gordon, New Ulm Spec Education: Learning Disabilities Advisor: Dr. Teresa Wallace Jennifer L. Goslin, Garrison Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. M Dawn Larsen Megan F. Grabanski, Faribault Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou Janell R. Green, Litchfield Educational Studies: Literacy Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Stephanie R. Hagberg, Northfield Reading Advisor: Dr. Peggy Ballard Andrew D. Haka, Plover, Wisconsin Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger

Bryan H. Hoffman, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson Jason R. Hoffman, Mankato Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. John Seymour Brenna J. Hoisington, Madison Lake Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Berg Lisa A. Holt, Apple Valley Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou

Mark H. Kingsbury, Saint Louis Park Education Technology Advisor: Dr. David Georgina Kathryn G. Klopfleisch, Baxter Reading Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Thesis: The Impact of Matrix Notes on Textbook Comprehension in a College-level Introductory Psychology Course RenatĂŠ A. Klugherz, Kasota Spec Education: Emotional Behavior Disorders Advisor: Dr. Teresa Wallace

Jeremy L. Jackson, Mankato Cross-Disciplinary Studies Advisor: Dr. Tomasz Inglot Thesis: Parenting, Peregrination, and Politics: A Study of Family Policy Immigration in West European Welfare States

Ryan P. Kragh, Mankato Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger

Nicolas M. Janes, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt

Jared A. Langseth, North Mankato Anthropology Advisor: Dr. Ronald Schirmer

Amelia M. Jirak, Mankato Educational Studies: Literacy Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Erica M. Johnson, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt Jessica M. Johnson, Blaine Spec Education: Learning Disabilities Advisor: Dr. Alexandra Panahon

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Jennifer J. Lang, Apple Valley Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Renee Shellum

Kallie L. LeBlanc, Fargo, North Dakota Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Berg Nicole J. Lembke, Fargo, North Dakota Educatonal Studies: Literacy Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Gretchen Lilly, Montgomery Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Walter Roberts

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Tracy N. Frederick Corcoran, North Mankato Educational Studies Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Michael J. Ketelsen, Victoria Rehabilitation Counseling Advisor: Dr. Brian Kamnetz


Donna J. Lueck, Norwood Young America Reading Advisor: Dr. Peggy Ballard Jeremy L. Lund, Pisek, North Dakota Education Technology Advisor: Dr. Deborah Jesseman Kellie J. Makela, Cologne Reading Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Justin M. Martin, Minneapolis Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt Meghan A. McAdaragh, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou Rebecca E. McCabe, Oostburg, Wisconsin Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Diane Coursol Kathryn A. Merkley, Norman, Oklahoma Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Diane Coursol

Katie L. Nill, Sabin Educational Studies: Literacy Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Joel R. Nyhus, Savage Geography Advisor: Dr. Fei Yuan Thesis: Change in Location and Amount of Affordable Housing in Dakota County, Minnesota from 2006 to 2010 Lero O. Odola, Mankato Ethnic and Multi-Cultural Studies Advisor: Dr. Kebba Darboe Jenifer A. O’Donnell, North Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger Molly K. O’Donnell, Edina Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou Elizabeth R. Ohmann, Ham Lake Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou Maren R. Olson, Elysian Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Aaron Jeffrey

Kimberly R. Peck, Fargo, North Dakota Teaching and Learning: Curriculum and Instruction Advisor: Dr. Anne Dahlman Ansley K. Peters, Jordan Reading Advisor: Dr. Peggy Ballard Megan L. Petersen, Cresbard, South Dakota Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Aaron Jeffrey Cassie L. Peterson, Rochester Educational Studies: Literacy Advisor: Dr. Peggy Ballard Michelle L. Peterson, Eagle Lake Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson Kelly J. Rands, Duluth Reading Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Eric R. Reichow, Saint Paul Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson Lisa J. Rinehart, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt

Hannah K. Miesbauer, Hibbing Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Berg

Ogbonnaya I. Omenka, Oakdale Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Mark Windschitl

Elizabeth A. Mikel, Inver Grove Heights Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Berg

Sarah J. Otto, Nicollet Special Education: Learning Disabilities Advisor: Dr. Teresa Wallace

Kjersten M. Sakala, Minneapolis Special Education: Learning Disabilities Advisor: Dr. Teresa Wallace

Traci L. Pagel, Marshall Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou

Raymond E. Schmidt, North Mankato Geography Advisor: Dr. Martin Mitchell

Laura J. Pape, Garden City Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. John Seymour

Heidi A. Selzler, Saint Peter Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson

Cory A. Pauling, Lakefield Education Technology Advisor: Dr. David Georgina

Mark S. Sheehy, Kilkenny History Advisor: Dr. Tao Peng

Melissa C. Paulsen, Chaska Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Maria L. Siegle, Cologne Educational Studies: Elementary Education Advisor: Dr. Peggy Ballard

Diane M. Miller, Minneapolis Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt Cassandra M. Mitchell, Lakeville Special Education: Emotional Behavior Disorders Advisor: Dr. Alexandra Panahon Cassandra L. Nentl, Holdingford Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson Rebecca A. Nielsen, Starkweather, North Dakota Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou

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Paula T. Twedt, Albert Lea Special Education: Learning Disabilities Advisor: Dr. Steven Robinson

Julie M. Snyders, Larchwood, Iowa Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Berg

Shawn W. Tweten, Mankato Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Aaron Jeffrey

Amber Steffenhagen, Red Wing Reading Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn

Jill M. VanOsdol, Marquette, Michigan Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Penny Rosenthal

Thomas P. Stodola, Ramsey Health Science: School Health Advisor: Dr. Marge Murray-Davis

Brittany L. Ward, Mankato Educational Studies Advisor: Dr. Peggy Ballard

Feifei Sun, China Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Marlene Tappe Thesis: Access to EMS Services and Training, Knowledge, and Perceptions Related to First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Brianna L. Wass, Douglas, Wyoming Special Education: Learning Disabilities Advisor: Dr. Teresa Wallace

Sherry K. Tauer-Nere, Olivia Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou Karen M. Taylor, Moorhead Reading Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Megan L. Taylor, Mankato Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt Danielle R. Thomas, Mankato Geography Advisor: Dr. Fei Yuan Thesis: Urban Growth Patterns and Effectiveness of the Metropolitan Urban Service Areas In Woodbury, Minnesota Don A. Thomas, II, Kent, Washington Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer Becca L. Thompson, North Mankato Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Aaron Jeffrey Chad T. Thorp, Victoria Special Education: Learning Disabilities Advisor: Dr. Teresa Wallace

Monica M. Wedin, Litchfield Educational Studies Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Amy M. Wenner, Saint Peter Rehabilitation Counseling Advisor: Dr. Brian Kamnetz Connie R. While, Chatfield Rehabilitation Counseling Advisor: Dr. Brian Kamnetz Brittany A. Wiesen, Canby Education Technology Advisor: Dr. David Georgina Bridgett M. Winkels, Mankato Geography Advisor: Dr. Donald Friend Kourtney C. Wright, North Mankato Rehabilitation Counseling Advisor: Dr. Andrew Phemister Cheryl A. Wyatt, Staples Reading Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Carl L. Young, Minneapolis Sociology: Corrections Advisor: Dr. Leah Rogne

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MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK Rebecca L. Bentele, Truman Social Work Advisor: Dr. Nancy Fitzsimons Tanya L. Borchert, Owatonna Social Work Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Zammitt Jennifer L. Bramstedt, Englewood, Colorado Social Work Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Zammitt AnneMarie C. Burgess, Janesville Social Work Advisor: Dr. Michelle Alvarez Tristann J. Carter, Elk River Social Work Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Zammitt Gayle L. Chandler, Russell Social Work Advisor: Robin Wingo Brooklynn J. Fredericksen, Mankato Social Work Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Zammitt Tanya L. Friese, Granite Falls Social Work Advisor: Robin Wingo Nathaniel S. Gendron, Owatonna Social Work Advisor: Dr. Michelle Alvarez Molly R. Hildebrandt, Mankato Social Work Advisor: Dr. David Beimers Michelle C. Holt, Mapleton Social Work Advisor: Robin Wingo Rachel A. Johnston, North Mankato Social Work Advisor: Dr. Nancy Fitzsimons Tiffany R. Kacir, Rochester Social Work Advisor: Dr. Annelies Hagemeister

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Ashley K. Sienkiewicz, Eagan Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Berg


Madison M. Kaye, Faribault Social Work Advisor: Robin Wingo

Melissa P. Moehrl, Eden Prairie Social Work Advisor: Dr. Nancy Fitzsimons

Jan M. Schwarzrock, Gibbon Social Work Advisor: Dr. Michelle Alvarez

Jay S. Kimball, Eyota Social Work Advisor: Dr. Michelle Alvarez

Imad A. Mohamed, Minneapolis Social Work Advisor: Dr. Nancy Fitzsimons

Lori L. Thom, Springfield Social Work Advisor: Dr. Nancy Fitzsimons

Shelby P. Lenzen, Lake Crystal Social Work Advisor: Dr. Annelies Hagemeister

Ellen M. Morrow, Mankato Social Work Advisor: Dr. Michelle Alvarez

Darren J. Tungsvik, Mankato Social Work Advisor: Dr. David Beimers

Sara B. Loose, Mankato Social Work Advisor: Dr. Annelies Hagemeister

Theresa A. Reuvers, Faribault Social Work Advisor: Dr. Nancy Fitzsimons

Donna R. Vig, Shakopee Social Work Advisor: Robin Wingo

Sarah M. Manthei, Norwood Young America Social Work Advisor: Robin Wingo

Jessica L. Robertson, Alexandria, South Dakota Social Work Advisor: Dr. David Beimers

Kira J. Wellner, Eagle Lake Social Work Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Zammitt

Tina D. Meyer, Amboy Social Work Advisor: Dr. Annelies Hagemeister

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College of Allied Health and Nursing

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Kelsey N. Becker, Family Consumer Science Liza N. Beilke, Nursing Jillian M. Blank, Nursing Samuel W. Bohning, Nursing Emma M. Brandenburg, Nursing Nicole A. Carlson, Nursing Tracey L. Chapman, Nursing Andrew M. Ellison, Nursing Jenna M. Fischer, Nursing Shelby L. Gewerth, Nursing Britney E. Green, Nursing Emily C. Halvorson, Nursing Tona L. Haugh, Nursing Brianna A. Hempel, Nursing Ashley R. Horstmann, Nursing Darian L. Jackson, Nursing Andrew J. Larson, Sport Management Katie A. Lowe, Family Consumer Science Kayla E. Mathiowetz, Communication Disorders Sadie A. Pfannenstein, Nursing Melissa A. Raskovich, Nursing Justin M. Richter, Nursing Steffaney K. Thomas, Nursing Taylor J. Van Oosbree, Sport Management Emily A. Vetter, Nursing Kyle R. Wall, Nursing Danielle M. Wensauer, Nursing Rebecca N. Willette, Nursing Karen R. Woldt, Communication Disorders

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Kayla J. Altmann, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Grace C. Andersen, Nursing Emily M. Anderson, Communication Disorders Mary B. Andryk, Nursing Joseph D. Bakker, Exercise Science Alyssa J. Bangert, Health and Physical Education

Jennifer L. Barnhart, Nursing Andrea N. Becks, Dental Hygiene Elysia L. Bires, Family Consumer Science Megan R. Blickem, Nursing Casey C. Borgen, Nursing Nicki J. Buechner, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Meg L. DeGroot, Nursing Micah J. DeLong, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Caleb E. Diercks, Nursing Jun Dong, Nursing Nicole M. Dooher, Exercise Science Emily S. Eberle, Nursing Jodie A. Entinger, Dental Hygiene Amber L. Faber, Nursing Natasha M. Frank, Community Health Joseph S. Gullickson, Athletic Training Melvin M. Hayner, Alcohol and Drug Studies Kayla R. Heimer, Nursing Mackenzie S. Hine, Exercise Science Tessa L. Holst, Community Health Chenin L. Holtzworth, Nursing Sara L. Junker, Alcohol and Drug Studies Sara L. Junker, Community Health Lindsey L. Kaupa, Nursing Neelam Khadka, Nursing Angelique R. Kopas, Dental Hygiene Abby A. Kreitlow, Exercise Science Katelyn A. Kroon, Community Health Kelsey L. Lambrecht, Exercise Science Laura M. Leritz, Alcohol and Drug Studies Laura M. Leritz, Community Health Marsha L. Litz, Nursing Kelsey-Ann M. Lundberg, Nursing Hannah J. McMenimen, Nursing Kayla L. Meyer, Nursing Carrie D. Mohr, Nursing Ali B. Mueller, Community Health Bradley P. Nelson, Sport Management Whitney L. Nelson, Nursing Megan A. Oswald, Nursing 31

Megan L. Patterson, Nursing Michael J. Pauly, Exercise Science Amanda K. Quiring, Family Consumer Science Aleah C. Roberts, Nursing Courtney Roozing, Nursing Alyssa J. Rose, Nursing Kelsey E. Rowan, Nursing Julie Salloum, Dental Hygiene Megan M. Schiebe, Nursing Audra A. Schmidt, Sport Management Kristina M. Schmidt, Communication Disorders Emily D. Schrupp, Family Consumer Science Laura J. Semrad, Nursing Daniel L. Sheehan, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Sarah J. Suby, Alcohol and Drug Studies Tanner N. Terning, Sport Management Naoyuki Tsuji, Exercise Science Michael S. Tutt, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Karissa L. Van Osdale, Nursing Kerrie L. Wagner, Dental Hygiene Chad K. Watson, Nursing Allison M. Weidner, Nursing Laura J. Wheeler, Nursing

CUM LAUDE

Amina A. Abdi, Nursing Spencer L. Arrowsmith, Nursing Jill B. Bartels, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Joshua J. Brenner, Nursing Jacob M. Bushey, Exercise Science Bridget P. Carlson, Exercise Science James O. Cody, Nursing Jamie A. Cross, Sport Management Joseph E. Giesfeldt, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Mary B. Hass, Exercise Science Bryan M. Hauge, Exercise Science Leah M. Heimerl, Nursing

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The candidates will be presented by Kristine Retherford, Dean.


Andrew T. Hester, Alcohol and Drug Studies Cassandra L. Holland, Community Health Miranda B. Hopp, Sport Management Lana J. Howe, Community Health Briana N. Jaeger, Nursing Nicole V. Jarvis, Nursing Katie A. Klecker, Family Consumer Science Claire A. Lauer, Nursing Sarah K. Lazar, Nursing Christopher R. Lee, Nursing

Abby J. MacDonald, Nursing Megan M. McLaughlin, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Austin S. Mehring, Sport Management William F. Newton, Nursing Megan L. Novak, Physical Education (Non-Teaching) Haley L. Petterson, Exercise Science Sara A. Pugh, Nursing Nicholas A. Redman, Health and Physical Education Sarah E. Reese, Community Health

Isaac A. Roll, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Jeremy G. Schrempp, Exercise Science Kaylen D. Swanson, Community Health Sara I. Thell, Nursing Christopher R. Untiedt, Sport Management Tong Vang, Family Consumer Science Amanda L. Voracek, Family Consumer Science Brianne M. West, Exercise Science

Dd DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL HYGIENE Professor Lisa Fleck, Chairperson

Andrea N. Becks, BS, Green Bay, Wisconsin Jodie A. Entinger, BS, Mound Angelique R. Kopas, BS, Lino Lakes Melissa A. Lindgren, BS, Richmond Julie Salloum, BS, Long Beach, California Theresa B. Siemers, BS, Faribault Whitney F. Silva, BS, San Rafael, California Kerrie L. Wagner, BS, Muskego, Wisconsin

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE Professor Jill Conlon, Chairperson

Nicole M. Annen, BS, Cook Kelsey N. Becker, BS, Wells Grace L. Bennett, BS, Farmington Elysia L. Bires, BS, Spring Valley Emily A. Braun, BS, Le Center Amber R. Caviness, BS, Fairmont Bethany J. Crosby, BS, Montevideo Jennifer J. Hummel, BS, Burnsville Amanda L. Hunstad, BS, Jordan Katie A. Klecker, BS, Oakdale Kaitlyn A. Kveene, BS, New Prague Katie A. Lowe, BS, Estherville, Iowa Jessica F. Menzhuber, BS, Eden Prairie

David L. Myers, BS, Mankato Kelsey L. Patmore, BS, Sturgis, South Dakota Amanda K. Quiring, BS, Alexandria Allison K. Rice, BS, Owatonna Jessica J. Schaffer, BS, Mankato Lauren A. Schian, BS, Mankato Emily D. Schrupp, BS, Norwood Tong Vang, BS, Saint Paul Amanda L. Voracek, BS, Owatonna Ashley K. Wendt, BS, Brandon, South Dakota

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCE

Professor Marlene Tappe, Chairperson Cory M. Anderson, BS, Crystal Mitch B. Anderson, BS, North Mankato Alyssa J. Bangert, BS, Alden Rebecca A. Bartels, BS, Young America Evan N. Bartlett, BS, Nevada, Iowa Jacqueline A. Beckett, BS, Farmington Kay-Lee N. Davis, BS, Eagan Mikenna L. Doering, BS, Waverly Tracy L. Doerr, BS, Cedar Brianna L. Duff, BS, Shakopee Alee R. Evans-Hodgson, BS, Maple Grove Debra C. Farley, BS, Hopkins Natasha M. Frank, BS, Osceola, Wisconsin Abel D. Gebretkle, BS, Apple Valley Audom M. Hathaway, BS, Byron

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Melvin M. Hayner, BS, Winnebago Andrew T. Hester, BS, Mankato Evan M. Holets, BS, Rochester Cassandra L. Holland, BS, Cambridge Tessa L. Holst, BS, Plainview Bethany S. Horton, BS, Andover Lana J. Howe, BS, Albert Lea Sara L. Junker, BS, Mankato Natalya S. Kandakova, BS, Somerset, Wisconsin Katelyn A. Kroon, BS, Rock Rapids, Iowa Ashley A. Kvistberg, BS, Blaine Laura M. Leritz, BS, West Saint Paul Danielle M. Lindell, BS, Brooklyn Park Tara M. Markus, BS, Worthington Andrea J. Mordick, BS, Hudson, Wisconsin Ali B. Mueller, BS, Mankato Kaelyn C. Mulcahy, BS, Apple Valley Emily H. Nienkerk, BS, Minneapolis Nicholas A. Redman, BS, Minnetonka Sarah E. Reese, BS, Spirit Lake, Iowa Leah M. Rodeberg, BS, Montevideo Lindsay M. Rosenow, BS, Robbinsdale Marie E. Schmidt, BS, Blaine Amanda R. Schrupp, BS, Norwood Young America Chelsea L. Schultz, BS, Easton Ashleigh L. Sette, BS, McGregor Sarah J. Suby, BS, Brewster Kaylen D. Swanson, BS, Owatonna Josephine J. Turgeon, BS, Champlin Dorcas W. Waite, BS, Saint Louis Park LawToua Yang, BS, Woodbury Linda L. Yang, BS, Brooklyn Park


Professor Robert Pettitt, Chairperson

Kendra M. Aube, BS, Faribault Robert A. Baker, BS, Inver Grove Heights Joseph D. Bakker, BS, Cottonwood Andrew J. Bornholdt, BS, Eagle Lake Ross E. Brightman, BS, Saint Francis Mackinzie M. Brion, BS, Monticello Jourdan Y. Bruehl, BS, Woodbury Jacob M. Bushey, BS, Faribault Bridget P. Carlson, BS, Crookston Stephen L. Carlson, BS, Chanhassen Jamie A. Cross, BS, Faribault Nicole M. Dooher, BS, New Hope Michael G. Duckert, BS, Coon Rapids Neal T. Eaton, BS, New Prague Michael D. Enfield, BS, Madison Lake Cory M. Glieden, BS, Chaska Joseph S. Gullickson, BAT, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Jordan T. Hall, BS, Preston Mary B. Hass, BS, Plymouth Bryan M. Hauge, BS, Mankato John D. Heffelfinger, BS, Maple Grove Mackenzie S. Hine, BS, Carver Miranda B. Hopp, BS, Cosmos Jared T. Hoscheit, BS, New Ulm Tandy J. Juell, BS, Redwood Falls Kenneth C. Kiger, BS, Woodbury Nick J. Koskiniemi, BS, Laurium, Michigan Abby A. Kreitlow, BS, Mankato Kelsey L. Lambrecht, BS, Belle Plaine Andrew J. Larson, BS, Plainview Megan E. Lindeman, BS, Mankato Justin T. Long, BS, Stillwater Austin S. Mehring, BS, Savage Lee D. Metzger, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Bradley P. Nelson, BS, Mankato Derik L. Noeldner, BS, Waconia Megan L. Novak, BS, Richfield Connor D. O’Brien, BS, New Prague Christopher J. Odegaard, BS, Glencoe Logan R. Oellien, BS, Mankato Scott A. Overholser, BS, Eagle Lake Michael J. Pauly, BS, Jordan Haley L. Petterson, BS, Evansville, Wisconsin Samantha A. Proehl, BS, Minnesota Lake Anna C. Proell, BS, Minnetonka

Parker E. Riesgraf, BS, Belle Plaine Betty J. Roche, BAT, Pengilly Rebekah E. Schieck, BS, Lakeville Audra A. Schmidt, BS, Westbrook Jeremy G. Schrempp, BS, Mankato Danielle R. Schugel, BS, New Ulm Laura A. Schuneman, BS, Arlington Anthony M. Siminski, BS, Mankato Tanner N. Terning, BS, Dassel Sean M. Thomforde, BS, Goodhue Naoyuki Tsuji, BS, Japan Christopher R. Untiedt, BS, North Mankato Christian E. Van House, BS, Apple Valley Taylor J. Van Oosbree, BS, Long Lake Chad M. Viens, BS, Rosemount Gregory M. Werner, BS, Farmington Brianne M. West, BS, Omaha, Nebraska Johnathon J. Wick, BS, Forest Lake Clinton A. Wilson-Kim, BS, Dekalb, Illinois Nathan J. Ziegler, BS, Fairfax

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, PARKS AND LEISURE SERVICES Professor James Wise, Chairperson

Kjerstin A. Almquist, BS, Minneapolis Kayla J. Altmann, BS, Lafayette Ross W. Barker, BS, Eagan Jill B. Bartels, BS, New Ulm Katelyn A. Berkner, BS, Sleepy Eye Nicki J. Buechner, BS, New Ulm Micah J. DeLong, BS, Brookfield, Wisconsin Caitlin M. Downes, BS, Eagan Michelle M. Farley, BS, New Brighton Cody E. Flohrs, BS, Trimont David J. Foley, BS, Dundas Joseph E. Giesfeldt, BS, Verona, Wisconsin Breah D. Gleixner, BS, Prior Lake Daniel A. Gliszinski, BS, New Prague Liana L. Gordon, BS, Crystal James J. Groebner, BS, Mankato Kari K. Hunter, BS, Prior Lake Anthony M. Jansen, BS, Saint Libory, Nebraska Brandon C. Johnson, BS, New Hope Kayla A. Johnson, BS, Norwood Young America Justin C. Jokinen, BS, Carlton Abby J. Kaluza, BS, Lake Crystal 33

Michelle K. Kirwin, BS, Morgan Hill, California Angela M. Kukowski, BS, Minnesota City Nichole L. Kwasny, BS, Wausau, Wisconsin Mark M. Lawstuen, BS, Lanesboro Tyler J. Lusignan, BS, Shakopee Megan M. McLaughlin, BS, Mankato Chloe W. Minkel, BS, Hopkins Joseph A. Mooney, BS, South Haven Kyle W. Morris, BS, Minneapolis Adam J. Murphy, BS, Blue Earth Zachary E. Otto, BS, Wausau, Wisconsin Brandon M. Pofahl, BS, Owatonna Isaac A. Roll, BS, Rush City Emily C. Schumacher, BS, Owatonna Daniel L. Sheehan, BS, Waseca Jacob M. Smith, BS, Heron Lake Katie A. Spaude, BS, Lakeville Tessa L. Stener, BS, Hudson, Wisconsin Cody A. Teske, BS, Carterville, Illinois Mary B. Tiemann, BS, Melrose Bridget A. Tonne, BS, Granada Michael S. Tutt, BS, Marshall Thao Vue, BS, Saint Paul Christopher S. Wagner, BS, Bloomington Jonathan C. Walberg, BS, Ham Lake Amanda L. Walker, BS, Watertown, South Dakota Derrick S. Washington, Jr., BS, Brown Deer, Wisconsin Bradley J. Yetzer, BS, Rochester Angela E. Zappa, BS, Minnetonka Daniel J. Zastrow, BS, Shakopee

DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH, HEARING AND REHABILITATION SERVICES Professor Bonnie Berg, Chairperson

Emily M. Anderson, BS, Duluth Siera A. Beuning, BS, Clear Lake Kristi R. Devaney, BS, Maplewood Lindsey A. Fast, BS, Mankato Jill L. Foss, BA, Yankton, South Dakota Macy K. Hyland, BS, Faribault Kayla E. Mathiowetz, BS, Morton Kristina M. Schmidt, BS, Ham Lake Karen R. Woldt, BS, Winona

12:00 p.m. Program

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE


SCHOOL OF NURSING Professor Julia Hebenstreit, Chairperson

Amina A. Abdi, BS, Minnetonka Kristin A. Ahlgren, BS, Darwin MN Hodan A. Ahmed, BS, Bloomington Grace C. Andersen, BS, Marshall Mary B. Andryk, BS, New Ulm Spencer L. Arrowsmith, BS, Brandon, South Dakota Bahsan Y. Awale, BS, Rochester Jennifer L. Barnhart, BS, Eden Prairie Liza N. Beilke, BS, New Ulm Natalie A. Bentzlin, BS, Woodbury Bruce L. Bird, BS, Inver Grove Heights Jillian M. Blank, BS, Winona Megan R. Blickem, BS, New Ulm Molly R. Blum, BS, Sant Paul Samuel W. Bohning, BS, Lake Crystal Lacey L. Boisvert, BS, Savage Casey C. Borgen, BS, Luverne Emma M. Brandenburg, BS, Lakeville Joshua J. Brenner, BS, Mankato Wiromrat Brownell, BS, Shakopee Nicole A. Carlson, BS, Sartell Tracey L. Chapman, BS, Lake Wilson James O. Cody, BS, Mankato Robyn M. Deadrick, BS, Spicer Meg L. DeGroot, BS, Pipestone Sarah P. Devlin, BS, Rochester Caleb E. Diercks, BS, Red Wing Jun Dong, BS, North Mankato Jessica A. Dubiel, BS, Maple Grove Kaitlin E. DuChene, BS, New Ulm Emily S. Eberle, BS, Spring Valley Gwendy J. Ellingson, BS, Austin Andrew M. Ellison, BS, New Prague Trevor A. Esterberg, BS, Saint Louis Park Amber L. Faber, BS, Sherburn Jenna M. Fischer, BS, Cold Spring Sandra D. Flen, BS, Lakeville Amy M. Fobbe, BS, Maple Plain Kyli J. Fox, BS, Austin Shelby L. Gewerth, BS, Redwood Falls Maria A. Gibbons, BS, Falcon Heights Rachel R. Grace, BS, Saint Peter Britney E. Green, BS, Morgan Emily C. Halvorson, BS, Waconia Megan A. Hansen, BS, Inver Grove Heights Tona L. Haugh, BS, Prior Lake

Kayla R. Heimer, BS, North Mankato Leah M. Heimerl, BS, Evansville, Wisconsin Brianna A. Hempel, BS, Saint Paul Erica L. Hertzog, BS, Winsted Kristin J. Hoen, BS, Cologne Chenin L. Holtzworth, BS, Apple Valley Ashley R. Horstmann, BS, Howard Lake Amy R. Hurst, BS, Rosemount Darian L. Jackson, BS, Kasota Briana N. Jaeger, BS, Belgrade Nicole V. Jarvis, BS, Sleepy Eye Lindsey L. Kaupa, BS, Eagan Neelam Khadka, BS, Nepal Lisa M. Kimball, BS, Spring Valley Katrina E. Klocek, BS, Ellendale Trena A. Koenig, BS, Cottage Grove Teresa D. Kuechle, BS, Watkins Claire A. Lauer, BS, Holts Summit, Missouri Sarah K. Lazar, BS, Mankato Christopher R. Lee, BS, Rochester Marsha L. Litz, BS, New Hope Brenda A. Loucks, BS, Austin Megan A. Lubbe, BS, Plymouth Kristie G. Ludden, BS, Bloomington Kelsey-Ann M. Lundberg, BS, Lakeville Sandra J. Luscomb, BS, Jordan Abby J. MacDonald, BS, Farmington Carmen R. MacLennan, BS, Willmar Erica R. Martinez, BS, Austin Carrie M. Masloski, BS, White Bear Lake Stephanie E. McDonald, BS, Belle Plaine Hannah J. McMenimen, BS, Mendota Heights Lois M. Meine, BS, Springfield Kayla L. Meyer, BS, Bloomington Kirsten J. Meyers, BS, Rochester Yonas Y. Moges, BS, Saint Louis Park Carrie D. Mohr, BS, Hanska Whitney L. Nelson, BS, Brookings, South Dakota William F. Newton, BS, Lakeville Lucy N. Ngure, BS, Eagan Risper M. Onkoba, BS, Hopkins Whitney M. Orn, BS, Waite Park Miriam K. Orucho, BS, Minnetonka Megan A. Oswald, BS, New Ulm Vincent P. Otundo, BS, Golden Valley

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Megan L. Patterson, BS, Windom Sadie A. Pfannenstein, BS, St Cloud Destiny N. Pham, BS, Shakopee Sara A. Pugh, BS, Minnesota Lake Jill M. Radke, BS, Minnesota Lake Melissa A. Raskovich, BS, Columbia Heights Justin M. Richter, BS, Mankato Polina B. Rivera, BS, Redwood Falls Aleah C. Roberts, BS, Albert Lea Tara L. Rochel-Nuehring, BS, North Mankato Amanda J. Rollins, BS, North Mankato Courtney Roozing, BS, Hull, Iowa Alyssa J. Rose, BS, Mankato Kelsey E. Rowan, BS, Hutchinson Amber L. Royston, BS, Rochester Jennifer K. Schemmel, BS, North Mankato Megan M. Schiebe, BS, Plymouth Laura J. Semrad, BS, Bloomington Crystal S. Sertich, BS, Duluth Megan L. Skelton, BS, Monticello Rachel L. Stadick, BS, New Ulm Carol J. Steele, BS, Stillwater Stacy L. Sundstrom, BS, Lake Shore Elizabeth J. Swanson, BS, Shorewood Kimberly L. Swenson, BS, Waconia Sara I. Thell, BS, Freeport Steffaney K. Thomas, BS, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Colleen P. Tripp, BS, Lakeville Karissa L. Van Osdale, BS, Owatonna Emily A. Vetter, BS, Fargo, North Dakota Anne M. Vosburgh, BS, Rochester Kyle R. Wall, BS, Victoria Chad K. Watson, BS, Brooklyn Center Allison M. Weidner, BS, Paynesville Danielle M. Wensauer, BS, Sleepy Eye Laura J. Wheeler, BS, Owatonna Valerie A. White, BS, Roseville Zachary M. Wight, BS, Mound Rebecca N. Willette, BS, Mapleton Aaron J. Willey, BS, North Mankato Amy L. Wilson, BS, Otsego Mary C. Windey, BS, Marshall Mai Y. Xiong, BS, White Bear TWP Kimberly E. Zimmel, BS, Fargo, North Dakota Thomas M. Zizi, BS, Brooklyn Park


College of Education The candidates will be presented by Jean Haar, Dean.

Eryn E. Edgerton, Elementary Education Kayla M. Gill, Elementary Education Krista J. Heim, Elementary Education Christina A. Honigman, Elementary Education Kelsey J. Magnuson, Elementary Education Courtney K. McKelvogue, Special Education Chelsie L. Skorich, Elementary Education

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Ali H. Aldwais, Aviation Andrea E. Carlson, Elementary Education Calista M. Carlson, Elementary Education Amanda J. Chesness, Elementary Education

Brittni K. Cleveland, Elementary Education Whitney J. Cox, Elementary Education Leah F. Dallmann, Special Education Brittany R. Franklin, Elementary Education Kristin M. Green, Elementary Education Allison L. Hall, Elementary Education Sarah A. Hess, Elementary Education Erika J. Koenig, Elementary Education Paige A. Larson, Elementary Education Matthew J. Lutz, Aviation Petra J. Nelson, Elementary Education Stephany R. Nelson, Elementary Education Lauren M. Scott, Elementary Education Abby J. Sonner, Elementary Education Megan F. Walker, Elementary Education Elizabeth M. Welter, Elementary Education

CUM LAUDE

Brenda M. Bohnsack, Elementary Education Jeffrey A. Dietz, Elementary Education Cassandra M. Kaul, Elementary Education Kenneth R. Kovac, Aviation Jordyn D. Marzolf, Elementary Education Jared S. McCoy, Elementary Education Theresa M. Mergens, Elementary Education Kayla M. Pelcl-Sayre, Elementary Education Joseph J. Romuld, Aviation Calisti A. Summer, Elementary Education

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Ali H. Aldwais, BS, Saudi Arabia Raad A. Alghamdi, BS, Saudi Arabia Hassan S. Alsagoor, BS, Saudi Arabia Aaron J. Barthol, BS, Eden Prairie Joseph P. Harbison, BS, Brooklyn Park Kenneth R. Kovac, BS, Racine, Wisconsin Ashtyn N. Kupser, BS, Cleveland Matthew J. Lutz, BS, Lino Lakes Patrick J. Mooney, BS, Farmington Joseph J. Romuld, BS, Maplewood Edward P. Van Pelt, BS, Chanhassen

DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING AND STUDENT PERSONNEL Professor Jacqueline Lewis, Chairperson

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Professor Candace Raskin, Chairperson

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DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Professor Ginger Zierdt, Chairperson

Brenda M. Bohnsack, BS, New Prague Andrea E. Carlson, BS, Minnetonka Calista M. Carlson, BS, Lakeville Stephanie R. Charlton, BS, Mankato Amanda J. Chesness, BS, Otsego Brittni K. Cleveland, BS, Wells Rebecca L. Cole, BS, Maple Grove Whitney J. Cox, BS, Litchfield

12:00 p.m. Program

SUMMA CUM LAUDE


Jeffrey A. Dietz, BS, New Prague Eryn E. Edgerton, BS, Wausau, Wisconsin Brittany R. Franklin, BS, New Ulm Janna M. Fredrickson, BS, Savage Kayla M. Gill, BS, New Prague MaKayla D. Grady, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Kristin M. Green, BS, Mankato Allison L. Hall, BS, Saint Michael Krista J. Heim, BS, Sartell Sarah A. Hess, BS, Slinger, Wisconsin Christina A. Honigman, BS, Duluth Cassandra M. Kaul, BS, Burnsville Erika J. Koenig, BS, Omaha, Nebraska Wouang Lao, BS, Saint Francis Paige A. Larson, BS, Albert Lea Kelsey J. Magnuson, BS, Rosemount Jordyn D. Marzolf, BS, Preston

Jared S. McCoy, BS, Fridley Theresa M. Mergens, BS, Mankato Kristine L. Murphy, BS, Woodbury Petra J. Nelson, BS, Mountain Lake Stephany R. Nelson, BS, Shorewood Kayla M. Pelcl-Sayre, BS, Waconia Amanda J. Roberg, BS, New Hope Lauren M. Scott, BS, Carver Chelsie L. Skorich, BS, Brainerd Abby J. Sonner, BS, Urbandale, Iowa Calisti A. Summer, BS, New Hope Megan F. Walker, BS, Savage Elizabeth M. Welter, BS, Carver

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES: K-12 AND SECONDARY PROGRAMS Professor Anne Dahlman, Chairperson

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DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP LTC Peter Schmidt, Chairperson

DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION Professor Teri Wallace, Chairperson

Leah F. Dallmann, BS, New Ulm Courtney K. McKelvogue, BS, West Des Moines, Iowa


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Jenna L. Askevold, Corrections Tiffany A. Breckenridge, Social Work Natasha B. Bunn, Social Studies and Education Randi L. Callahan, Social Work Timothy P. Custalow, American Indian Studies Leah L. Elbert, Social Work Jenna L. Gibson, Law Enforcement Kendra M. Hall, Psychology Melissa M. Jones, Sociology Nicholas Laxen, Economics Jacob L. Pavlo, Corrections Heidi J. Petersen, Psychology Warren P. Smith, II, Geography Samuel I. Storlie, Social Studies and Education Felicia J. VandeNest, Psychology Alyssa B. Wojack, Political Science John G. Zehnder, Geography: Professional

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Annie M. Austad, Corrections Alex J. Bach, Social Studies and Education Danielle J. Bedney, Corrections Danielle J. Bedney, Law Enforcement Sara L. Beyer, History Sara L. Beyer, Social Studies and Education Elise N. Boleman, Corrections Elise N. Boleman, Sociology Andrew B. Dziekan, Law Enforcement Annie M. Edel, Social Work Jessica M. Erickson, Psychology Taylor I. Fast, Law Enforcement Taylor I. Fast, Political Science Lauren E. Finley, Psychology Natasha M. Frank, Women’s Studies

Jessica I. Goettl, Corrections Marisa E. Hansen, Urban and Regional Studies Jessica M. Hayes, Psychology Nicole M. Kalow, Corrections Nicole M. Kalow, Psychology Megan L. Marvig, Psychology Tysen J. Mayer, Law Enforcement Adam S. McConkey, Sociology Frerishia L. McKenzie, Economics Kristy K. Meyers, Social Work Ina Pae, International Relations Ina Pae, Women’s Studies Lily B. Paine, Law Enforcement Krystal L. Plut, Corrections Courtney E. Rannow, Corrections Courtney E. Rannow, Sociology Nicole A. Roemhildt, Psychology Nathan O. Rosenberg, Psychology Alisa D. Salfer, Psychology Abby L. Schrandt, Psychology KimBerlina R. Schwarz, Psychology Matthew A. Shuda, Law Enforcement BreeAnna S. Sobaski, Psychology Stacy A. Stoffregen, Psychology Katherine M. Streff, Sociology Alex M. Svoboda, Sociology Jacob M. Thunander, Urban and Regional Studies Francois Vang, Psychology Vinson A. Williams, Geography David J. Wulff, Corrections

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Kifaya A. Abdulahi, Psychology Abdullahi M. Abdullahi, Ethnic Studies Andrew C. Achman, Law Enforcement Meghan F. Babcock, Gender and Women’s Studies Kelly J. Bagley, Sociology Allison M. Campbell, Psychology

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Caitlyn E. Cardetti, Psychology Caitlin M. Chandler, Social Work Hali E. Clark, Psychology Elishua D. Crocker, Social Work Matthew N. Engelstad, Political Science Mitchell L. Gahler, Corrections Mitchell L. Gahler, Law Enforcement Angela M. Gourley, Psychology Samantha J. Hawkins, Sociology Kelsey S. Hoisington, Social Work Anna J. Huebner, Psychology Yumin Jeong, International Relations Omar R. Jiru, Social Work Madalyn A. Johnson, Social Work Mitchell L. Koenig, Law Enforcement Patricia J. Lynard, Social Work Katherine L. Malecha, Corrections Hye Won Moon, Psychology Nicholas D. Nelson, Psychology Jesse J. Reintjes, History Jesse J. Reintjes, Anthropology Kathleen C. Reynolds, Corrections Karl W. Rossdeutscher, Law Enforcement Joshua S. Rowe, Corrections Katie S. Schafer, Applied Organizational Studies Neil W. Schalk, Law Enforcement Andrew T. Schmidt, History Andrew T. Schmidt, Social Studies General Kaitlin J. Speedling, Social Work Yaro Sadek Tahirou, International Relations Kevin C. Vanous, Economics Nicole M. Wehseler, Social Work Megan E. Winter, Social Work James R. Zierdt, Geography: Professional

12:00 p.m. Program

The candidates will be presented by Maria Bevacqua, Acting Dean.


AGING STUDIES PROGRAM Professor Donald Ebel, Director

AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES PROGRAM Professor Rhonda Dass, Director

Timothy P. Custalow, BS, Mankato Charlotte A. McDonald, BS, New Market Elizabeth D. Murphy, BS, Burns, Tennessee Eunice H. Zephier, BS, Shakopee

DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Professor Susan Schalge, Chairperson

Arun Namboodiripad, BS, Maple Grove Jephtah S. Olupo, BS, Shakopee Joon M. Park, BS, Republic of Korea Jacob E. Pletscher, BS, New Brighton Muneeb Rasool, BS, Pakistan David C. Schaffran, BS, Bloomington Lindsey A. Sharits, BS, North Mankato Brian T. Tangren, BS, Mankato Ryan J. Tite, BS, Chaska Justin T. Torseth, BA, Lakeville Aaron M. Underwood, BS, Le Center Kevin C. Vanous, BS, Roseville Ernest D. Walker, BS, Saint Paul Yannick D. Zakra, BS, Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire)

DEPARTMENT OF ETHNIC STUDIES

Professor Kebba Darboe, Chairperson

Elizabeth A. Barriga, BA, Eagle Lake Kristi M. Fordyce, BA, Mound Jesse J. Reintjes, BS, Elysian

Abdullahi M. Abdullahi, BS, Mankato Andrew C. Achman, BS, New Ulm Ross P. Ryan, BS, Mankato Alyssa B. Wojack, BS, Coon Rapids

APPLIED ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM

DEPARTMENT OF GENDER & WOMEN’S STUDIES

Professor Andrea Lassiter, Director

EARTH SCIENCE PROGRAM Professor Forrest Wilkerson, Interim Director

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Professor Robert Simonson, Chairperson Taylor J. Barlament, BS, Arvada, Washington Steven M. Brudvig, BA, Andover Kelsey M. Busch, BS, Chanhassen Kayla N. Gehring, BA, Waseca Mariel Glad, BS, Norway Kelly F. Hagen, BS, Robbinsdale Daniel J. Jackson, BS, Andover Matthew A. Johnson, BS, Lakeville Bradley J. Larsen, BS, Mankato Nicholas Laxen, BA, Shakopee Matthew R. McKenny, BS, Burnsville Frerishia L. McKenzie, BS, Bahamas Rachel J. Mishek, BS, River Falls, Wisconsin

Professor Barbara Carson, Acting Chairperson

Meghan F. Babcock, BS, Huntley Natasha M. Frank, BS, Osceola, Wisconsin Vanessa J. King, BS, Richfield Haley A. Nagel, BS, Medford Ina Pae, BA, Republic of Korea

DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY

Professor Martin Mitchell, Interim Chairperson Ryan E. Bartels, BA, Garretson, South Dakota Andrew E. Brunick, BS, Lindstrom Katelyn K. Fedorko, BS, Prior Lake Robert S. Grover, BS, Mankato Michael R. Hanson, BS, Ham Lake Dustin J. Marlow, BS, Inver Grove Heights Thomas L. Rosburg, BS, Saint Peter Jason T. Schlumpberger, BS, New Ulm Warren P. Smith, II, BS, Mankato Sarah A. Ulrich, BS, Le Sueur

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Thomas L. Wacholz, BS, New Richland Scott A. White, BS, Bemidji Vinson A. Williams, BS, Cottage Grove John G. Zehnder, BA, Mankato James R. Zierdt, BS, Mankato

DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT

(International Relations, Law Enforcement, and Political Science) Professor Scott Granberg-Rademacker, Chairperson Abdullahi M. Abdullahi, BA, Mankato Kanyinsola F. Agboola, BA, Mankato Sheikhnur A. Ali, BS, Columbia Heights Zachary G. Ambroz, BS, Webster Danielle J. Bedney, BS, Owatonna Dustin K. Bruender, BS, Eagle Lake Ryan M. Buelow, BS, Minneapolis Bryan K. Christensen, BS, Lamberton Cole S. Claffey, BS, Dayton Joseph O. Contessa, BS, Prior Lake Joshua M. DeLong, BA, Mankato Andrew B. Dziekan, BS, Apple Valley Blake R. Ebert, BS, Fargo, North Dakota Jeffrey R. Eicher, BS, Spring Lake Park Jason M. Elasky, BS, Waconia Clay C. Ellis, BS, Marshall Matthew N. Engelstad, BS, Owatonna Bennett R. Engh, BS, Byron Joshua J. Erhardt, BS, Aberdeen, South Dakota Taylor I. Fast, BS, Truman Mitchell L. Gahler, BS, Mankato Jenna L. Gibson, BA, Zimmerman Matthew J. Gray, BS, Waconia Timothy J. Hanson, BS, Farmington Tyler K. Hokanson, BS, Mankato Kali L. Jensen, BS, Owatonna Yumin Jeong, BA, Republic of Korea Kale M. Karstens, BS, Mankato Matthew T. Kleve, BS, Janesville Mitchell L. Koenig, BS, Ham Lake Luke M. Landgraf, BS, Saint Paul Park Tysen J. Mayer, BS, Eyota Lauryn E. Morris, BS, Cottage Grove Pang Moua, BS, Saint Paul Ina Pae, BA, Republic of Korea Lily B. Paine, BS, Lakeville Aaron M. Rezac, BS, Chaska Karl W. Rossdeutscher, BS, Chandler, Oklahoma


DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY Professor Lori Lahlum, Chairperson

Sara L. Beyer, BS, Morris William S. Brandow, III, BA, Mankato Joseph T. Douglass, BS, Granite Falls James M. Fox, BS, Plymouth Jaclyne R. Koepp, BS, Belle Plaine LaShae R. Lambert, BA, Robbinsdale Garrett M. Mensing, BS, Blue Earth Jesse J. Reintjes, BS, Elysian Andrew T. Schmidt, BS, Saint Bonifacius Ryan P. Waldock, BS, Faribault

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professor Rosemary Krawczyk, Chairperson Kifaya A. Abdulahi, BS, Mankato Courtney L. Allen, BS, Blaine Bridget M. Anderson, BS, Mankato Rebecca A. Bartels, BA, Young America Michelle A. Behsman, BS, Madison Lake Ashley A. Bousman, BA, Albert Lea Allison M. Campbell, BS, Corcoran Caitlyn E. Cardetti, BS, Sartell Hali E. Clark, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Taylar M. Derider, BS, Northfield Jessica M. Erickson, BA, Arlington Alee R. Evans-Hodgson, BS, Maple Grove Brian D. Ficken, BS, Zimmerman

Lauren E. Finley, BS, Mankato Nyamuoch C. Giek, BS, Brooklyn Center Beyan I. Gonowolo, BS, Brooklyn Park Angela M. Gourley, BS, Mankato Adam A. Hahn, BS, Mankato Kendra M. Hall, BS, Sheldon, Iowa Britney N. Hayes, BS, Mankato Jessica M. Hayes, BA, Mankato Tiffany L. Hedquist, BS, Otsego Cha Her, BS, Saint Paul Shirwa A. Hersi, BS, Mankato Anna J. Huebner, BS, Coon Rapids Ashley M. Janecky, BS, Mendota Heights Leah M. Janson, BS, Sartell Nicole M. Kalow, BS, New Ulm Patrick S. Kimbrough, Jr., BS, Rochester Karrah T. Libra, BS, Jackson Megan L. Marvig, BS, Elko Molly R. McWhirter, BS, Kasson Elizabeth E. Meyers, BS, Plainview Hye Won Moon, BS, Republic of Korea Nicholas D. Nelson, BS, Stewartville Ayomide O. Ojo, BA, Inver Grove Heights Jesse A. Okoi, BS, Saint Paul Molly C. Perkins, BS, Bloomington Heidi J. Petersen, BS, Springfield Kate E. Peterson, BS, Faribault Morgan E. Pitcher, BS, Saint James Brian J. Reisenauer, BS, Fargo, North Dakota Elise R. Ristau, BS, Hutchinson Nicole A. Roemhildt, BS, Waterville Natalie A. Rogosienski, BS, Young America Nathan O. Rosenberg, BS, Mankato Alisa D. Salfer, BS, Wabasso Abby L. Schrandt, BS, Bloomington KimBerlina R. Schwarz, BS, Mankato Jenine Y. Shanaa, BS, Rochester BreeAnna S. Sobaski, BS, Inver Grove Heights Michelle N. Sobkowiak, BS, Madelia Stacy A. Stoffregen, BS, North Mankato Kristen M. Swenson, BS, North Mankato Felicia J. VandeNest, BS, Shakopee Francois Vang, BS, Brooklyn Park Precious J. Watson, BA, Bloomington Megan M. Wiechmann, BS, Mankato Kelli M. Winter, BS, Mankato Steven Yang, BS, Walnut Grove

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SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAM Professor Clark Johnson, Coordinator

Alex J. Bach, BS, Minnesota Lake Sara L. Beyer, BS, Morris Natasha B. Bunn, BS, Mankato Karrah T. Libra, BS, Jackson Andrew T. Schmidt, BS, Saint Bonifacius Micah T. Schultz, BS, Faribault Samuel I. Storlie, BS, Mabel

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK

Professor Annelies Hagemeister, Chairperson Dayne M. Bartlett, BSSW, Saint Peter Jenna K. Berkley, BSSW, Saint Michael Tiffany A. Breckenridge, BSSW, Owatonna Randi L. Callahan, BSSW, North Mankato Ashley L. Chambers, BSSW, Mankato Caitlin M. Chandler, BSSW, Red Lake Falls Aubrey A. Crane, BSSW, Mankato Elishua D. Crocker, BSSW, Monticello Annie M. Edel, BSSW, New Prague Leah L. Elbert, BSSW, Fairmont Shauna C. Feine, BSSW, Lewiston Emily G. Franks, BSSW, Tracy Chelsey L. Gniffke, BSSW, Cottonwood Jillian R. Green, BSSW, Faribault Ashley M. Grubisch, BSSW, Owatonna Rachel M. Hanson, BSSW, Lakefield Allison M. Henning, BSSW, Prior Lake Kara A. Hoel, BSSW, Lino Lakes Kelsey S. Hoisington, BSSW, Faribault Omar R. Jiru, BSSW, Shakopee Madalyn A. Johnson, BSSW, Saint Peter Brittney L. Jurrens, BSSW, Waldorf Tricia A. Larson, BSSW, Jackson Patricia J. Lynard, BSSW, North Mankato Jamie L. Mack, BSSW, New Ulm Fiona D. MacKenzie, BSSW, North Mankato Hanna M. Massey, BSSW, Mankato Kristy K. Meyers, BSSW, Mankato Jeffrey A. Miller, BSSW, Plainview

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Zachary D. Rowles, BS, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Neil W. Schalk, BS, Williams, Arizona Chad A. Schlichte, BS, Cottage Grove Alex J. Sharp, BS, Maple Grove Becky L. Shaw, BS, Shoreview Matthew A. Shuda, BS, Faribault Matthew L. Sieg, BS, Truman Joseph J. Steinberg-Hoffman, BS, Saint Paul Yaro Sadek Tahirou, BA, Togo Ethan E. Thate, BS, Dunnell Joshua E. Vought, BS, Bloomington Steven Yang, BS, Walnut Grove Derek C. Zoller, BA, Lake Elmo


Florence A. Okot, BSSW, Spokane, Washington Keith A. Peterson, BSSW, North Mankato Sarah E. Short, BSSW, Cottage Grove Amber J. Smith, BSSW, Nicollet Jesse C. Smith, BSSW, Rochester Monde Solomon, BS, Bisho, Eastern Cape, South Africa Kathleen S. Soltau, BSSW, Le Roy Kaitlin J. Speedling, BSSW, Kellogg Jamie A. Sundt, BSSW, Savage Stephanie L. True, BSSW, Chanhassen Callie J. Ulwelling, BSSW, Plainview Sive Vaaltein, BS, Peddie, Eastern, Cape South Africa Nicole M. Wehseler, BSSW, New Prague Brooke M. Wills, BSSW, Nicollet Megan E. Winter, BSSW, Fairmont

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS Professor Luis Posas, Chairperson

Chelsea L. Anderson, BS, Albert Lea Jenna L. Askevold, BS, Mankato Annie M. Austad, BS, Mankato Kelly J. Bagley, BS, Osseo Amanda J. Barnard, BS, Good Thunder Danielle J. Bedney, BS, Owatonna Erika R. Blanco, BS, Rosemount Elise N. Boleman, BS, Carver Allison R. Casey, BS, Mankato

Lester G. Curtis, BS, Brooklyn Park Michael J. Flanagan, BS, Rochester Mitchell L. Gahler, BS, Mankato Jessica I. Goettl, BS, Mankato Krisann M. Harrington, BS, Mankato Samantha J. Hawkins, BS, Denver, Colorado Megan T. Hendricks, BS, Eden Prairie Aimee J. Ihrke, BS, Eyota Demy J. Jackson, BS, Belle Plaine Nathan G. Jackson, BS, Kasota Courtney Z. Janssen, BS, Fairmont Stephanie M. Johnson, BS, Maple Grove Melissa M. Jones, BS, North Mankato Nicole M. Kalow, BS, New Ulm Meghan J. Kehn, BS, Chaska Sara M. Kirwin, BS, Plymouth Joshua A. Lammers, BS, Adams Adam K. Leggett, BS, North Mankato Amanda V. Lerew, BS, Coon Rapids Emily L. Louks, BS, Owatonna Caitlyn E. Mahan, BS, Brooklyn Park Katherine L. Malecha, BS, Lonsdale Hannah V. McCarthy, BS, Belle Plaine Adam S. McConkey, BS, Saint Clair William H. Merriam, IV, BS, Jacksonville, Florida Nichole M. Meyer, BS, Mankato Haley A. Nagel, BS, Medford Terina A. Okerstrom, BS, Fergus Falls Jesse A. Okoi, BS, Saint Paul Emmanuel O. Olagbaju, BS, Champlin Tiphanie L. Olmstead, BS, Fairmont Jena M. Parlin, BS, Austin Jacob L. Pavlo, BS, Apple Valley

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Krystal L. Plut, BS, Owatonna Serena W. Quaye, BS, Crystal Courtney E. Rannow, BS, Hutchinson Raquel Rayo, BS, Saint James Kathleen C. Reynolds, BS, Mankato Stacey M. Rivet, BS, Cleveland Joshua S. Rowe, BS, Pennock Kyle R. Schroeder, BS, Mountain Lake Christian B. Spearman, BS, Apple Valley Katherine M. Streff, BS, Minneapolis Alex M. Svoboda, BS, Stewartville Susana Vera, BS, Saint James Meghan G. Werdel, BS, Garretson, South Dakota David J. Wulff, BS, Albert Lea

DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES Professor Miriam Porter, Chairperson

Jennifer L. Carlson, BS, Edina Kim M. Carman, BS, Jordan Derik T. DePew, BS, Minneapolis Jonathan W. Gabler, BS, Mapleton Kristin M. Haberman, BS, Apple Valley Marisa E. Hansen, BS, Mankato Phillip J. Haugen, BS, Mankato Nathan J. Kral, BS, Hanska Shane A. Lohmann, BS, Janesville Katie S. Schafer, BS, West Bend, Iowa Melissa M. Sonnek, BS, Mankato Jacob M. Thunander, BS, Lafayette


University-Wide Honors and Distinctions Baccalaureate students who have achieved high cumulative grade point averages, wear gold medallions with colored satin ribbons. Gold ribbons signify summa cum laude (3.8 to 4.0 grade point average), purple ribbons signify magna cum laude (3.5 to 3.79 grade point average), and purple and gold ribbons signify cum laude (3.3 to 3.49 grade point average). Members of Phi Kappa Phi wear white satin ribbons decorated with an ancient Greek pattern to symbolize the classical roots of the society. Phi Kappa Phi honors outstanding academic achievement among undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members. Graduates of the University’s Honors Program wear gold stoles and medals signifying their achievement of the program competencies of leadership, research and global citizenship. The mission of the honors program is to provide students with exceptional learning opportunities, mentoring relationships and a community of scholars that foster their development as future leaders in a global society. Members of the Golden Key International Honor Society wear solid blue and gold honor cords or gold honor stole. Membership in Golden Key is conferred upon students who exhibit exceptional scholarship and leadership potential. International Scholars wear a purple and gold sash with a global emblem. These graduates have gained unique global perspectives either by studying abroad or joining our university from other nations. In recognition of their scholarly achievement, each student who presents at the Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) is awarded a medal. A solid green ribbon is in recognition of participation at the URC while a green and gold ribbon highlights recipients of the Foundation Awards.

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Jeffrey K. Nestrud Pepsi-Cola of Mankato Presidential Scholar BS, Marketing / Management

Warren P. Smith II Warner A. Zeno Presidential Scholar BS, Mathematics / Geography

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Program Honors and Distinctions Note: Academic program honors and distinctions are listed in this program. You may see graduates wearing various colored cords or sashes not listed here. These cords or sashes may indicate participation in or affinity to a particular non-academic campus group or organization. Alpha Lambda Delta is an honor society for first year students earning a 3.5 or higher grade point average in their first year. Alpha Lambda Delta’s mission is to encourage superior academic achievement, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society. ALD members wear red and gold honor cords. Alpha Mu Gamma is a national collegiate honor society for students studying world languages. Minnesota State Mankato’s Beta Zeta chapter was chartered in 1961. The purpose of the Society is to recognize achievement in the field of world-language study; to stimulate a desire for linguistic attainment; to encourage a continuing interest in the study of world languages, cultures and civilizations; and to foster sympathetic understanding of other peoples and international friendship. Members of the Alpha Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, wear gold and blue honor cords. Membership in Alpha Phi Sigma is conferred upon Law Enforcement or Corrections majors who exhibit exceptional scholarship and leadership potential. Members of the Pi Psi chapter of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, wear green and red honor cords and/ or gold medallions. Since its founding in 1922, more than 430 Tribeta chapters have been established in the United States. Membership in Tribeta is conferred to faculty and students dedicated to strong scholastic achievement, the understanding of biological study and extending the boundaries of human knowledge. Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of students enrolled in collegiate business and management programs accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in the Society is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive and is denoted by the wearing of blue and gold honor cords. Gamma Sigma Alpha National Academic Greek Honor Society Is committed to the leadership, academic achievement and excellence of Greek members everywhere. We seek to promote success in all academic achievements among the Greek community at Minnesota State. Gamma Sigma Alpha members wear red and gold honor cords. Members of Delta Sigma Pi, an international co-educational business fraternity, wear entwined purple and gold honor cords. Membership in Delta Sigma Pi is conferred upon College of Business students who exhibit scholarship excellence and superior leadership potential. Members of Eta Sigma Gamma, a national health honor society strives in promoting the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in Health Education. They recognize academic achievement and support health education advocacy initiatives. Eta Sigma Gamma members wear gold and green cords. Members of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the International Geographical Honor Society, wear honor cords (one each of blue, gold, and brown) representing the three domains of geography: brown for the Earth, light blue for the Sea, and gold for the sunlight in the Sky. Gamma Theta Upsilon activities support geography knowledge and awareness. Members of Lambda Alpha, the National Collegiate Honor Society for Anthropology, wear a white satin stole with gold lettering. The purpose of this society is to encourage and stimulate scholarship and research in Anthropology by recognizing and honoring superior achievement in the discipline among students, faculty and other persons engaged in the study of Anthropology. Lambda Pi Eta honor graduates wear scarlet and white honor cords as symbols of their commitment to scholarship and their demonstrated leadership in communication studies. Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). Founded in 1985, Lambda Pi Eta stands for Logos (logic and reasoning), Pathos (emotion) and Ethos (personal ethics and character). 42


Members of the Maverick Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary wear royal blue and white honor cords. These graduates have made outstanding contributions to the residence halls at Minnesota State during their college careers. Order of Omega is a Leadership Honor Society that recognizes students that have attained a high standard of leadership in interGreek activities. They strive to bring together the most representative fraternity and sorority members, and to create an organization which will help mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate affairs. Order of Omega members wear ivory and gold honor cords. Phi Alpha, the National Social Work Honor Society, provides an opportunity for closer bonds among students of social work and promotes humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high academic standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. Members of Phi Alpha wear gold honor chords. Members of the Epsilon Lambda chapter of Phi Sigma Pi, the National co-educational Honor Fraternity, wear purple and yellow stoles. This honor fraternity is for students earning a 3.0 or higher grade point average after the completion of 12 credits. Membership is Phi Sigma Pi is conferred upon several academic majors with the mission to uphold the three values of scholarship, leadership and fellowship. Members of Phi Upsilon Omicron, an Honor Society in Family Consumer Science, wear purple, yellow, and white honor cords. Membership in Phi Upsilon Omicron is conferred upon Family Consumer Science majors who exhibit superior scholarship and leadership potential. Members of Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society, wear red, white and blue honor cords. This honor society recognizes outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literature, increases the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world, and stimulates and encourages French and francophone cultural activities. Members of the Upsilon Alpha chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honorary society, wear brass-finish medallions on broad red ribbons; red, black and white honor cords; or both. The purpose of Pi Sigma Alpha is to encourage excellence in the study of political science, international relations and public administration; to promote social and educational opportunities, as well as scholarly activity for students in these fields. Members of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, wear double cords with tassels of blue and gold along with blue, white, and gold medallions. Psi Chi membership signifies high standards of personal behavior, superior grade point average, and high class rank. The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of its members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. Sigma Nu is an undergraduate college fraternity with a mission to develop ethical leaders inspired by the principles of Love, Honor and Truth, to foster the personal growth of each man’s mind, heart and character, and to perpetuate lifelong friendships and commitment to the Fraternity. Members of Sigma Nu wear gold, black and white cords. Members of the School of Nursing’s Honor Society Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Mu Lambda, wear orchid and white honor cords. The mission of STTI is to improve the health of people worldwide through the development of nursing knowledge and nurse leaders. Criteria include high grade point average and class rank, academic integrity, and professional leadership potential. Members of the Chi Iota chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, wear cardinal and black honor cords. Sigma Tau Delta has conferred distinction upon outstanding students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies since 1924.

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Symbolism and Tradition Procession A traditional academic procession introduces the commencement exercises at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The wearing of distinctive apparel as an indication of scholarship and academic rank dates back to the 1300s and was adopted in the United States circa 1900. Gown The Minnesota State University, Mankato President’s Academic Gown has been specially constructed of heirloom-quality materials for use during formal academic occasions. The bachelor’s gown is relatively simple, falling in straight lines from an elaborate yoke. The master’s gown is distinguished by its longer sleeves. The doctor’s gown is elaborately decorated with velvet panels down the front and three bars of matching velvet on the bell-shaped sleeves. Mortarboard and Tassel The square “Oxford cap” or mortarboard of serge or broadcloth is worn for most degrees, although a soft tam is also permitted. The tassel that hangs to the side is switched from the right to the left at the moment the degree is awarded. The color of the tassel indicates the college or area from which a student will receive his or her degree. Hood The hood is to be worn by graduates of the College of Graduate Studies and Research. The color of the hood worn by Master’s and Doctoral graduates indicates the degree. The velvet edging on the hoods indicate the specialty of study. Mace The Minnesota State University, Mankato mace has been made entirely from Minnesota materials in recognition of the value and beauty of the state’s natural resources and people. A university mace symbolizes both the university’s power to overcome ignorance and prejudice by seeking truth, and the power of the university’s president to protect the university and its community from forces opposed to those goals. The mace used in today’s ceremony was commissioned and donated to Minnesota State Mankato by Fred and Karin Bock. The mace was created by Phil Swan, a Minnesota State University, Mankato alumnus from Prior Lake, Minnesota. Presidential Medallion The Minnesota State University, Mankato Medallion is a round bronze piece that features the University seal and is worn around the neck of the President. The University seal is the official representation of Minnesota State University, Mankato, and use of it or its image is reserved for only the most dignified of occasions. Minnesota State University, Mankato Flag The Minnesota State University, Mankato flag features the University seal against a field of purple, one of the designated colors of the University. The flag was commissioned in honor of the October 2003 Inauguration of Dr. Richard Davenport to symbolize the President’s chosen direction for his term. The seal is the official representation of Minnesota State University, Mankato and is used sparingly and with dignity. It represents our past and our future and symbolizes our strength and global perspective. Podium Backdrop Flags The international flags represent countries and sovereign nations of our students. The four American Indian flags represented are: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community; Grand Portage Chippewa; Upper Sioux Community; and Bois Forte Band of Chippewa. Honor Guard The special honor guard presenting our national colors is from the Military Science Department, Army ROTC, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Minnesota State University, Mankato Alumni Association Congratulations on your graduation! And welcome to the Minnesota State Mankato Alumni Association, a powerful network of over 110,000 alumni. Our mission is to engage alumni, friends and students in ways that benefit its members and Minnesota State Mankato, through opportunities that stimulate a lifetime of interest, loyalty and support. As an alumna/us, you’re a vital participant in the future of the University. To help you to maintain the connections you’ve built here at Minnesota State University, Mankato, we’ll soon send you your first issue of TODAY, the University magazine for alumni and friends and the Alumni Reporter, our monthly e-newsletter. To ensure that you continue to receive the magazine and the e-newsletter and to stay up-to-date with our alma mater, we invite you to update your contact information with us via e-mail at alumni@mnsu. edu or by logging onto the Alumni Website at www.mnsu.edu/alumni. We celebrate this proud day with you, and look forward to your continued association with Minnesota State Mankato! Best regards, Gordon Vlasak, ‘74, ‘97 President, Alumni Association

Dd University History Mankato Normal School opened as the state’s second teacher training school in 1868 in downtown Mankato with 27 students. Tuition was free in return for a student’s pledge to teach two years in Minnesota’s schools. Old Main was constructed in 1870, and this marked the beginning of the Valley Campus that would serve the institution for a century. In the 1880s, the school expanded and curriculum grew. In 1921 the school became Mankato State Teachers College, and in 1927 the institution awarded its first four-year degree, a bachelor of education. In the late 1950s, the school was renamed Mankato State College, and construction began on the 300-acre Highland Campus. The College maintained two locations for several years. In 1975, the College received full university status. Four years later consolidation on the Highland Campus was complete. In 1998, for the fifth time in its 130-year history, the University adopted a new name to reflect expanded service to Minnesota and the nation. Minnesota State University, Mankato continues to gain renown for the quality of its programs and the breadth of its service. Dr. Richard Davenport, appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, assumed his responsibilities as the University’s twelfth president on July 1, 2002. Under Dr. Davenport’s leadership, the University has embraced new strategic priorities; engaged in an academic master planning process; examined its commitment to diversity, and begun to take action to become a more inclusive and welcoming campus; and told our story further and wider than ever before, to legislators, leaders, parents, and alumni throughout the state and the nation. Minnesota State Mankato offers more than 140 undergraduate programs and more than 70 graduate programs, including masters, specialist and doctoral programs. Our 18,000 students — including more than 800 international students from approximately 90 countries — and 1,800 faculty and staff represent cultural diversity and a rich mix of intellectual and creative perspectives. Our 110,000+ alumni live and work around the globe, making professional and personal contributions that bring the proud Maverick tradition to new heights. Minnesota State Mankato is on the Internet at www.mnsu.edu.

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Acknowledgments BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SYSTEM Chancellor Steven J. Rosenstone Trustee Ann Anaya, Saint Paul Trustee Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Minneapolis Trustee Duane Benson, Saint Paul Trustee Alexander Cirillo, Jr., Woodbury Trustee Cheryl Dickson, Saint Paul Trustee Dawn Erlandson, Saint Paul Trustee Clarence Hightower, Chair, Saint Paul Trustee Philip Krinkie, Shoreview Trustee Alfredo Oliveira, Saint Cloud Trustee David Paskach, Cottonwood Trustee Maria Peluso, Taconite

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO CABINET Richard Davenport Edmund U. Clark R. Kent Clark Kimberly Greer Robert Hoffman David P. Jones Sandra King Henry Morris Barry J. Ries Richard J. Straka

Trustee Trustee Trustee Trustee

James Gullickson, 12:00 p.m. ceremony General Manager, KMSU Radio

ANNOUNCERS Karen Wright, 9:00 a.m. ceremony Operations Director, KMSU Radio

Thomas Renier, Vice Chair, Duluth Elise Ristau, Saint Paul Louise Sundin, Minneapolis Michael Vekich, Treasurer, Saint Louis Park

VOLUNTEERS The Office of Alumni Relations would like to thank the alumni, staff and students whose time and energy helped to make today’s ceremonies possible. SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER Colleen Gerdts

Dd Miscellaneous Information Beverages are available for purchase in the Concession Stand. Roses are available for purchase in the hallway outside the arena. Proceeds go to the Ethnic Studies Student Association. Jazzman’s Café in the Centennial Student Union is open today from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore kiosk is located in the hallway outside the arena. DVD and live web streaming services are provided by Minnesota State Mankato’s Division of Information Technology Services. For information on purchasing a DVD of today’s ceremony, order forms are available at the Information Table outside of the Arena or you may contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 507-389-3235. Grad Images will be taking individual and family portraits for graduates and their families in the Myers Field House from 7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. No appointment is necessary and portrait sittings are free. Grad Images will also be taking three candid photographs of the graduates during the ceremony. You may place orders at www.gradimages.com. Lost and Found Area is located in Myers Field House - Room MF129. Photo Opportunities are available (weather permitting) outside: Alumni Arch, Bell Tower, Gateway/Stone Pillars, Minnesota State mound (corner of Stadium and Warren), Fountain, Flame (in front of Wigley Administration building) etc. 46


College Receptions College of Allied Health and Nursing Pre-Commencement Ceremony Reception 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - CSU 253/4/5 Graduating students in the College of Allied Health and Nursing will be honored at a reception in CSU 253/4/5. Master’s students will receive their hoods at 9.00 a.m. All graduates will receive college pins during the reception, which follows the hooding. Graduates are asked to wear their cap and gown. Note: School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony was held Friday evening.

College of Education Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Hooding Ceremony Performing Arts Recital Hall Reception immediately following ceremony Graduates receiving their Doctorate, Master’s Degree or Specialist Degree and guests, are all invited to attend the Hooding Ceremony and Reception. Academic attire required. Note: Baccalaureate Degree Pinning Ceremony was held Friday evening. College of Science, Engineering and Technology 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Main level of Ford Hall Students Common area Graduates, family and friends are invited to join faculty and staff for refreshments.

College of Arts and Humanities Reception 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – CSU Hearth Lounge Graduates and their guests are cordially invited to join the department faculty and staff for refreshments, immediately following the Commencement ceremony.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Reception and Recognition Ceremony 9:30 a.m.. Reception - CSU Ballroom 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.. - Program - CSU Ballroom Each graduate will receive special recognition and receive a College of Social & Behavioral Sciences graduation pin. Family members are invited to attend.

College of Business Reception and Recognition 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - CSU Ostrander Auditorium Graduates, family and friends are invited to join faculty and staff reception and recognition ceremony immediately following the Commencement ceremony. Each graduate will be recognized and receive a university graduation pin.

Dd Certified Emergency Medical Technicians and/or First Responders are members of the Minnesota State University, Mankato Security staff.

Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and completeness. We apologize for any omissions, misspellings, or misplaced names. Contact the Office of the Registrar at 507-389-6266 (voice), 800-625-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY) with questions or corrections for undergraduate degrees. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 507389-5684 (voice), 800-625-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY) with questions or corrections for graduate degrees.

The printed commencement program is a ceremonial publication. The program is not intended to be an official representation of University records. The use of this program to signify completion of a Minnesota State University, Mankato degree is strictly prohibited. This program was designed and printed by Minnesota State University, Mankato Printing Services.

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The Minnesota State University, Mankato Hymn* Richard Robbins and Roger Sheffer

Gaudeamus igitur arr. David C. Dickau

* From The Mankatonian, November 1892: “The Normal School has adopted school colors and a school call. The colors are gold and

purple, and the call—well, here it is: ‘Mankato! For the Normal Ho! Raco, Maco, Raco, Maco, Ho, Hi, Ho!’” Additionally, from Otto Welton Snarr, Research Notes 1938-1939: “Whenever you hear the following call, ‘Mankato for the Normal, Ho, Racha-macha, Racha-Macha, Oh, Hi, Ho,’ you may judge that they are Normalites, for this has been accepted as the Normal yell.”


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