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Commencement

May 11, 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.


2013 SPRING

COMMENCEMENT Saturday, May Eleventh 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 everyone. 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

Kimm Julian Associate Professor of Music Minnesota State University, Mankato

Greetings

Whitney Stewart Harris Executive Director for Diversity and Equity Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Address

Soyal Lama Shrestha Bachelor of Science, Information Technology President, Minnesota State Student Association

Sylvia Vue Bachelor Science, Communication Studies College of Arts and Humanities

Marchell Magxaka Bachelor of Science / Construction Management College of Science, Engineering and Technology

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

Micki Schaffer ‘95, ‘10, President Minnesota State Mankato Alumni Association

Minnesota State University, Mankato Hymn

Kimm Julian Associate Professor of Music

Recessional March * *Audience to remain seated.

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Program 9:00 A.M.


Platform Guests RICHARD DAVENPORT President Minnesota State University, Mankato

LINDA L. BAER Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

BARRY J. RIES Interim Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research

WHITNEY STEWART HARRIS Executive Director for Diversity Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

ED CLARK Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer

JOAN ROCA Dean of Library Services

M. SUE COLLINS President Northeast Higher Education District VIJENDRA AGARWAL Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology CYRUS AZARBOD Professor, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

ROBERT HOFFMAN Vice President for Strategic Business, Education, and Regional Partnerships

MICKI SCHAFFER President of Minnesota State University, Mankato Alumni Association

JEFFREY P. ISEMINGER Interim Vice President for University Advancement

ROGER SHEFFER Professor, College of Arts and Humanities

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

RICHARD J. STRAKA Vice President for Finance and Administration

HENRY MORRIS Dean of Institutional Diversity

WALTER ZAKAHI Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

Procession Participants FACULTY HONOR MARSHALS Roger Sheffer, Professor, College of Arts and Humanities Cyrus Azarbod, Professor, College of Science, Engineering and Technology COLLEGE HONOR MARSHALS Richard Robbins, Professor, College of Arts and Humanities Jeff Pribyl, Professor, College of Science, Engineering and Technology JUNIOR HONOR MARSHALS Amanda Mesenbring, College of Arts and Humanities Bisola Asaolu, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES MARCHING FACULTY

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Amadeo Meitin Laura Pelletier Cecilia Pick Joshua Preiss Steven Smith

PROFESSORS Kimberly Contag Daniel Cronn-Mills Amy Foley Brian Frink James Grabowska Paul Hustoles John Lindberg Bonnie Lund David McCarl David Morano Stephen Stoynoff Enrique Torner David Viscoli

INSTRUCTORS Melanie Cashin COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY MARCHING FACULTY PROFESSORS Gale Allen Rebecca Bates Mary Hadley John Krenz Steven Mercurio Mark Pickar Mezbahur Rahman Mahbubur Syed Patrick Tebbe Youwen Xu

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Evan Bibbee Christopher Corley Curt Germundson Diana Joseph Mavis Richardson Daniel Stark Gregory Taylor

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Christopher Conlin Scott Fee Jonathan Harper Dean Kelley Jin Park Marie Pomije ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Mohammed Diab Stephen Druschel Leslie Flemming Mohammad Habibi Nannan He Sungwon Kim Leah Roue David Sharlin Ronald Ulseth Brian Wasserman Brittany Ziegler LIBRARY FACULTY Joseph Holtermann Lynne Weber ADMINISTRATIVE and SUPPORT FACULTY Maria Baxter-Nuamah Diane Berge


College of Graduate Studies MASTER OF FINE ARTS

Benjamin W. Allocco, Mankato Creative Writing Advisor: Diana Joseph Thesis: Keepers of Paradise – Part 1: The City James L. Daly, Winnebago Creative Writing Advisor: Richard Robbins Thesis: Wonder Traffick Carey E. Feagan, Lynchburg, Virginia Creative Writing Advisor: Richard Robbins Thesis: Rescuing Tallulah Amy L. Fladeboe, Minneapolis Creative Writing Advisor: Diana Joseph Thesis: I Have Taken Many Mountains Logan E. Garrels, Kahoka, Missouri Creative Writing Advisor: Dr. Roger Sheffer Jordan W. Green, Mankato Theatre Arts Advisor: Steven Smith Thesis: The Lighting Design for A Chorus Line Elizabeth R. Johnson, Conklin, New York Creative Writing Advisor: Diana Joseph Robert T. Krueger, Mankato Theatre Arts Advisor: Dr. Paul Hustoles Lawrence A. Lopez, Keaau, Hawaii Theatre Arts Advisor: George Grubb Thesis: Technical Direction for Abe Burrows’ Cactus Flower

Rebecca M. Luedeman, Saint Peter Creative Writing Advisor: Candace Black Ashley M. McNamara, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Creative Writing Advisor: Diana Joseph Thesis: Remember This: Essays Angela M. Mullen, Mankato Creative Writing Advisor: Richard Robbins Thesis: Transit of Venus Kayla R. Peyton, Kenyon Creative Writing Advisor: Richard Robbins Thesis: Swallowed Whole Kasey M. Pfab, Mankato Creative Writing Advisor: Dr. Roger Sheffer Ashley M. Portra, Mankato Creative Writing Advisor: Dr. Roger Sheffer Thesis: Where I Go From Here: A Collection of Travel Essays Danielle M. Purcell, Franklin, Tennessee Creative Writing Advisor: Richard Robbins Nicholas J. Reller, Mankato Creative Writing Advisor: Dr. Roger Sheffer Anthony C. Rosso, Walla Walla, Washington Creative Writing Advisor: Dr. Roger Sheffer

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Adam K. Sahli, Aberdeen, South Dakota Theatre Arts Advisor: Paul Finocchiaro Thesis: A Director’s Approach to I Love You Because Angela K. Sahli, Mankato Theatre Arts Advisor: David McCarl Thesis: A Costume Designer’s Approach to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None Mary E. Sather, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Creative Writing Advisor: Geoffrey Herbach Thesis: What Doesn’t Scare Us Naoko Skala, Mankato Theatre Arts Advisor: John Paul Thesis: Scene Design of A Chorus Line Sara J. Soulati, Janesville, Wisconsin Creative Writing Advisor: Dr. Roger Sheffer Elizabeth K. Stoltz, Owatonna Forensics Advisor: Dr. Leah White Thesis: First-Generation College Students: Forensics Fulfilling a Family Support Function Suguru Takebayashi, Japan Creative Writing Advisor: Geoffrey Herbach Thesis: Souls Samantha J. Ten Eyck, Mankato Creative Writing Advisor: Richard Robbins Thesis: Now I Can Tell You

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


Seth W. Wells, Panora, Iowa Creative Writing Advisor: Richard Robbins Thesis: Poems about Cats, the Moon, Mars, the Wind & Mount Everest Jessica L. Welu, Pipestone Creative Writing Advisor: Richard Robbins Thesis: Generation, Buffalo Ridge – Poems Benjamin R. Wheeler-Floyd, Racine Creative Writing Advisor: Geoffrey Herbach Thesis: The Investigators Shelley Whitehead, Waseca Theatre Arts Advisor: Dr. Paul Hustoles Jason L. Zahn, Odessa Creative Writing Advisor: Richard Terrill Jillian M. Ziemianski, West Seneca, New York Creative Writing Advisor: Dr. Roger Sheffer Thesis: Borrowed Skirts and Broken Flowers

MASTER OF ARTS

Mehmet Aydin, Turkey English Advisor: Dr. Nancy Drescher Thesis: Cross-cultural Pragmatics: A Study of Apology Speech Acts by Turkish Speakers, American English Speakers and Advance Nonnative Speakers of English in Turkey Noureddin O. Bahron, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya English Advisor: Dr. Nancy Drescher Ethan J. Bartlett, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin English Advisor: Dr. Anne O’Meara Nana O. Boakye, Burnsville English Advisor: Dr. Nancy Drescher Heidi A. Brinker, Cold Spring English Advisor: Dr. Kirsti Cole

Carmen M. Burth, North Branch English Advisor: Dr. Nancy MacKenzie Cheree R. Butts, Raleigh, North Carolina Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Deepa Oommen

Robert B. Furu, Newburyport, Massachusetts English Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Veltsos

Annemarie C. Chapdelaine, Milwaukee, Wisconsin English Advisor: Dr. Nancy MacKenzie Chanoknun Charoenkul, Thailand English Advisor: Dr. Stephen Stoynoff Qian Chen, China English Advisor: Dr. Nancy Drescher Thesis: The Development of an International Medical Education Program with an Emphasis on English for Specific Purposes Rachel J. Compart, Mankato Art Advisor: Brian Frink Thesis: Everyday Arrangements

Violet L. Goode, Mankato Art Advisor: Mika Laidlaw Thesis: Ruminate

Pershing J. Cook English Advisor: Dr. Roland Nord James J. DeLung, Mason City, Iowa Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Kristen Treinen Ji Ding, China Theatre Arts Advisor: Dr. Paul Hustoles Thesis: How to Improve Theatre Arts Education in Chinese Higher Educational Institutes Anna C. Erickson, Blaine English Advisor: Dr. Lee Tesdell Robert T. Farrell, Glencoe English Advisor: Dr. Lee Tesdell Sarah M. FitzSimmons, Good Thunder English Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Veltsos

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Benjamin J. Geistfeld, North Mankato English Advisor: Dr. Jacqueline Arnold

Michelle D. Graber, Worthington English Advisor: Dr. Melissa Purdue Mary E. Gustin, North Mankato English Advisor: Dr. Nancy Drescher Haley J. Hamilton, Mankato English Advisor: Dr. William Dyer Kristin K. Heinz, Albert Lea English Advisor: Dr. Nancy Drescher Justin M. Helmley, Kiowa, Kansas Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Leah White Wesley J. Hill, West Chester, Ohio Art Advisor: Brian Frink Kristin Hueneburg, Germany English Advisor: Dr. Stephen Stoynoff Vy X. Huynh, Vietnam English Advisor: Dr. Nancy Drescher Blaise N. Jacobsen, Jackson Art Advisor: Brian Frink Thesis: Ermigerd! Hyeju Kim, Republic of Korea English Advisor: Dr. Nancy Drescher


John B. Kroger, Woodbury English Advisor: Dr. Nancy MacKenzie Pride N. Mogari, Saudi Arabia English Advisor: Dr. Nancy Drescher Emma M. Moreau, Saint Paul Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Kristen Treinen Joni D. Myers, Saint Peter Art Advisor: Elizabeth Miller Thesis: Appropriation Agnes Claudia B. Ndemo, Albert Lea Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Sachi Sekimoto Beata Pueschner, Eagan English Advisor: Dr. Stephen Stoynoff Amanda F. Pyfferoen, Rochester Theatre Arts Advisor: Dr. Paul Hustoles Tavis J. Riederer, Mankato Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Kristen Treinen Allison A. Roberts, Mankato Art Advisor: Elizabeth Miller Casey E. Schmidt, Apple Valley English Advisor: Dr. Melissa Purdue Melinda K. Smith, Waconia English Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Perbix

Karyn E. Stoutenburg, Mankato Communication Studies Advisor: James Dimock

Mounika Anisetty, India Engineering Advisor: Dr. R A Nair

Ilya Tirdatov, Pearland, Texas English Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Perbix Thesis: Crowd Funding Projects: Rhetoric of Success

Michael D. Azarbod, Mankato Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Mahbubur Syed

Kristine D. Wagner, Rochester English Advisor: Dr. Roland Nord Angela Wells, Arlington, Texas English Advisor: Dr. Nancy MacKenzie Alan D. Werden, Minnetonka English Advisor: Dr. William Dyer Emily L. Werschay, Iron English Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Veltsos Kelsey M. Wiseman, Mankato English Advisor: Dr. Anne O’Meara

MASTER OF MUSIC

Melissa A. Williams, New Richland Choral Conducting Advisor: Dr. David Dickau Thesis: Program Notes for a Master’s Recital in Choral Conducting Miles B. Wurster, New Ulm Wind Band Conducting Advisor: Dr. Amy Roisum Foley

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Said O. Ahmed, Mankato Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Mahbubur Syed Mohammed K. Alnazil, Saudi Arabia Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Christophe Veltsos

Molly G. Smith, Mankato Theatre Arts Advisor: Dr. Paul Hustoles

Aziz O. Amar, Mapleton Spanish Advisor: Dr. James Grabowska

Danielle M. Staley, Cannon Falls English Advisor: Dr. Gwen Westerman Wasicuna

Yovin Andrian, Indonesia Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Cyrus Azarbod 7

Brian P. Barthel, Maple Grove Math: Statistics Option Advisor: Dr. In-Jae Kim Thesis: Creating a User Satisfaction Index from a Parsimonious Survey Instrument Kathryn I. Botti, Lakeside, Ohio Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Daniel Cronn-Mills Tom J. Burg, Mankato Environmental Sciences Advisor: Dr. Bertha Proctor Hemanth Kumar Burgupally, India Engineering Advisor: Dr. R A Nair Matthew T. Chida, Rochester Engineering Advisor: Dr. Gale Allen Jason R. Demars, Faribault Manufacturing Engineering Tech Advisor: Dr. Harry Petersen Chad M. Gullickson, Mankato Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Cyrus Azarbod Zachrie J. Gutknecht, New Ulm Environmental Sciences Advisor: Dr. Shannon Fisher Timothy W. Haberman, Brewster Engineering Advisor: Dr. Gale Allen Hashini N. Herath, Sri Lanka Environmental Sciences Advisor: Dr. Bertha Proctor Thesis: Have Common Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album), Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida) and Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) Collected from Fields Near Mankato, MN Developed Resistance to Glyphosate

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Colin J. Klimesh, Becker Art Advisor: Brian Frink Thesis: Precious Commodities


Wendy L. Hoffman, Mankato Math: Statistics Option Advisor: Dr. Mezbahur Rahman

Ryan M. Piras, Eden Prairie Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Mahbubur Syed

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

Craig W. Huang, Mankato Engineering Advisor: Dr. Qun Zhang

Naga Venkata V. Pisipati, India Engineering Advisor: Dr. R A Nair

Pardhasaradhi Thokala, India Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Mahbubur Syed

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

Corey J. Place, Lakefield Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Kristen Treinen Rifath Rashid, Bangladesh Engineering Advisor: Dr. Qun Zhang

Pavan Uppalapati, India Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Mahbubur Syed Megan R. Vasatka, Minneapolis Spanish Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Contag Thesis: Patterns of Spanish-English Code-Switching in Children’s Literature in the US: The Use of Española in Books Para Niños Shah M. Walid, Bangladesh Engineering Advisor: Dr. Gale Allen

Malaka Khlok, Democratic Kampuchea (Cambodia) Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Cyrus Azarbod Travis D. Laster, Hampton, Georgia Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. Kristen Treinen Lindsay G. Mortland, Savage Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Cyrus Azarbod Brett D. Nelson, Nisswa Biology Advisor: Dr. Shannon Fisher Adam D. Nickel, Theresa, Wisconsin Biology Advisor: Dr. Shannon Fisher Rahul G. Patel, India Manufacturing Engineering Tech Advisor: Dr. Craig Evers

Brady M. Sabatino, Sleepy Eye Engineering Advisor: Dr. Gale Allen Prasad D. Senadheera, Sri Lanka Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Mahbubur Syed Ryan C. Shirk, North Mankato Engineering Advisor: Dr. Han-Way Huang Aashish L. Shrestha, Nepal Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Mahbubur Syed Rebecca Targove, Mankato Math: Statistics Option Advisor: Dr. Brian Martensen

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Adam H. Warnke, Geneva Biology Advisor: Dr. Christopher Ruhland Aaron J. Willcutt, lonsdale Information Technology Advisor: Dr. Mahbubur Syed Matthew J. Windett, Stillwater Communication Studies Advisor: Dr. David Engen


College of Arts and Humanities SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Stacy J. Cray, French Stacy J. Cray, Mass Media Charisse N. Danker, English Charisse N. Danker, Theatre Arts Sarah L. Geffre, English Megan M. Gelhar, French Education K-12 Ronia L. Gramer, Music Industry Sara E. Hewitt, English Emily R. Jansen, Theatre Arts Samantha J. Johnson, Music Industry Jason D. Mack, Open Studies Jacob L. Pavlo, Spanish Eric A. Perrine, Mass Media Kendra M. Rasmuson, Art History Nathanael S. Rhody, German Nathanael S. Rhody, Scandinavian Studies Heidi H. Sampson, English Teagan R. Schmidt, English Larissa M. Schmitz, Theatre Arts Lani M. Sexton, Spanish Kristine A. Spieker, Art Courtney L. Thoreson, Art Grace A. Webb, Media Grace A. Webb, Spanish Gena L. Wey, English

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Nancy Ariza, Art Nancy Ariza, Art History Thuy C. Bac, Art Thuy C. Bac, Mass Media David L. Begalka, English Kayla M. Berning, Mass Media Benjamin J. Boettcher, Open Studies Brenna N. Carda, Spanish Education K-12 Sean M. Cote, English Jena C. Curry, Mass Media Drew L. Delvaux, Mass Media Nicole M. Doorenbos, Music Industry

Tylinn G. Fahrni, Theatre Arts Britani N. Felten, Communication Studies Jessica M. Fowler, Art Alexander C. Grabowska, Spanish Ross J. Grathwohl, Open Studies Isaac J. Hanson, Mass Media Natasha A. Haugen, Art Education Christopher J. Houck, English Christopher J. Houck, Mass Media Cristina Hracovschi, Mass Media CeCelia L. Hubbartt, German CeCelia L. Hubbartt, Mass Media Joseph M. Kahnke, Art Amanda J. Klingberg, English Jessica A. Kramar, Communications Arts and Literature Education Jacob O. Kuddes, Art Cole S. Kukowski, Mass Media Kaylee A. Kulich, Mass Media Rachel A. Lantow, Theatre Arts Wess P. McConville, Mass Media Morgan S. Milbradt, Mass Media Alexandra R. Miller, Art Education Alexandra R. Miller, Art Davis B. Monaghan, English Kercia J. Mueller, Art Cristen M. Norman, Spanish Tu N. Pham, Art Hailey P. Robb, Mass Media Jennifer M. Rogstad, Open Studies Kelsey M. Sabatino, English Janet L. Smith, English Angela M. Snyder, Art Katherine M. Streff, Mass Media Maria L. Vaughan, Communication Studies Dan J. Wical, Spanish Lindsey M. Windfeldt, Art Stephanie M. Wolff, Art Education Justin M. Zicarelli, Mass Media Angela P. Zoller Barker, English

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CUM LAUDE

Sarah J. Bahl, Mass Media Brooke K. Barrett-Olson, Mass Media Patricia W. Bjerke, Mass Media Breanna R. Boyce, Theatre Arts Sanda Brighidin, Art History Sanda Brighidin, Mass Media Meagan C. Brostrom, Spanish Jacob J. Budnick, Theatre Arts Ashley M. Dokken, Mass Media Kelly A. Driscoll, Theatre Arts Angela D. Emert, English Raimie D. Flory, Spanish Meagan A. Gerber, Dance Sarah K. Gow, Communication Studies Jared J. Haiar, Theatre Arts Lee M. Handel, Mass Media Beth L. Hansen, Open Studies Adam M. Hanson, English Andrew S. Harrison, Theatre Arts Samantha J. Hawkins, French Jessica M. Hayes, English Travis J. Holst, Philosophy, Politics & Economics Olivia M. Jensen, Mass Media Abigail J. Keller, Mass Media Abigail J. Keller, Spanish Chelsea A. Kimbrough, Media Nicholas J. Kolstad, Music Industry Ashley M. Koppy, Mass Media Ashley M. Koppy, Spanish Kelli J. Krause, Mass Media Shayna L. Levin, Mass Media Catherine E. Mahoney, Spanish Abigail R. Monnens, Art William C. Pestka, English Jenna A. Portner, Mass Media MacKenzie L. Porwoll, Mass Media Jenna L. Schlapkohl, Mass Media Sarah A. Shoff, Music Lee M. Thorburn, Art Christina A. Wallek, Communication Studies Vanessa L. Wieseler, Art

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The candidates will be presented by Walter Zakahi, Dean.


DEPARTMENT OF ART

Professor James Johnson, Chairperson Amanda B. Alford, BA, Sibley, Iowa Nancy Ariza, BA, Shakopee Nancy Ariza, BFA, Shakopee Thuy C. Bac, BA, Mankato Alex J. Binenstock, BFA, Bloomington Sanda Brighidin, BA, Moldova Elizabeth K. Burnett, BS, Albert Lea William M. Coakley, BFA, Cannon Falls Abigail M. Daleki, BFA, Onalaska, Wisconsin Jennifer A. Domeier, BFA, Mankato Stefanie D. Edwards, BFA, Rhinelander, Wisconsin Douglas S. Ferrie, BFA, Hastings Shawn E. Fitzgerald, BFA, Largo, Florida Jessica M. Fowler, BFA, Eagle Lake Jennifer R. Gnerer, BFA, Rosemount Natasha A. Haugen, BS, Waseca Jessica A. Holinka, BFA, Worthington Joseph M. Kahnke, BFA, Mankato Aimee M. Kleiter, BA, Maplewood Kasey M. Krantz, BA, Annandale Brittany A. Kubista, BA, Montevideo Jacob O. Kuddes, BFA, Austin Katherine E. Meyer, BFA, North Mankato Alexandra R. Miller, BFA, Le Sueur Alexandra R. Miller, BS, Le Sueur Maureen M. Mitchell, BA, Maple Plain Abigail R. Monnens, BFA, Shakopee Kercia J. Mueller, BFA, Winona Jessica M. Ortis, BA, Ogilvie Tu N. Pham, BFA, Coon Rapids Baoduy P. Phung, BFA, Savage John W. Pratt, BA, Lakeville Paras M. Rai, BFA, Nepal Kendra M. Rasmuson, BA, Bloomington Amanda M. Roub, BFA, Mankato Justin S. Schmit, BFA, Saint Peter Jacob R. Slavik, BA, Jordan Angela M. Snyder, BFA, Bloomington Kristine A. Spieker, BFA, Eleva, Wisconsin Kristen M. Stradinger, BFA, Mankato Lee M. Thorburn, BFA, Cannon Falls Courtney L. Thoreson, BFA, Rochester Christine E. White, BA, Mankato Vanessa L. Wieseler, BFA, La Salle

Lindsey M. Windfeldt, BFA, Plymouth Stephanie M. Wolff, Mankato

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES Professor Kristen Cvancara, Chairperson

Kaila A. Aldrich, BS, Mankato James D. Anhorn, BS, Mankato Brittany E. Biewen, BS, Golden Valley Kristofer W. Brown, BS, Burnsville Max E. Devine, BS, Saint Louis Park Sonya L. Elkins, BS, Madelia Britani N. Felten, BA, Albert Lea Jamie L. Fleetwood, BS, Davenport, Iowa Max J. Forbord, BS, Edina Sarah K. Gow, BS, Duluth Maya F. Hanson, BS, Stillwater Matthew R. Headla, BS, Excelsior Nicole C. Hudak, BS, Medford, Wisconsin Jacob T. Jarvis, BS, Minneapolis Cody J. Jerzak, BS, Minneota Benjamin C. Kincaid, BS, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Kevin A. Lee, BS, Lindstrom Beau P. Marchwick, BS, Owatonna Matt S. Masloski, BS, Cottage Grove Lucas A. Mattson, BS, Eagan Sharla M. Moore, BS, Rosemount Tyler M. Nietz, BS, Mankato Nicholas J. Perfetti, BA, Bourbon, Missouri Jake C. Piller, BS, Faribault Ashley A. Randall, BS, Excelsior Tressa J. Roehm, BS, Mankato Brennen J. Rupp, BS, Ruthton Elizabeth A. Schendel, BA, Mankato Holly L. Schlingmann, BS, Mankato David A. Shimek, BS, Prior Lake Genevieve D. Simonson, BS, Victoria Nicholas G. Sutherland, BS, Eden Prairie Jessica A. Taylor, BS, Spooner, Wisconsin Maria L. Vaughan, BA, Maple Grove Sylvia Vue, BS, Saint Paul Mark G. Vukadinovic, BS, Mount Prospect, Illinois Christina A. Wallek, BS, Edina

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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Professor John Banschbach, Chairperson Adedamola A. Adeyeye, BA, Mankato David L. Begalka, BS, Mankato Benjamin J. Brooks, BA, Prior Lake Sean M. Cote, BS, Elk River Charisse N. Danker, BS, Chaska Thomas W. Delano, BA, Mankato Angela D. Emert, BS, Owatonna Sarah L. Geffre, BA, Shakopee Jessica L. Godderz, BFA, Maple Grove Darin G. Gunderman, BS, Robbinsdale Adam M. Hanson, BA, Britt Jessica M. Hayes, BA, Fairmont Sara E. Hewitt, BA, Faribault Christopher J. Houck, BA, Faribault Amanda J. Klingberg, BFA, Jordan Alexander A. Kocina, BA, Savage Jessica A. Kramar, BS, Champlin Lauren L. Krusemark, BA, Austin Lauren N. Lee, BS, Saint Michael Yoon Beum Lee, BA, Republic of Korea Britney N. Magdal, BA, Champlin Kathleen E. May, BS, Mankato Davis B. Monaghan, BA, Faribault Derek J. Ness, BA, Bismark, North Dakota William C. Pestka, BA, Maple Grove Kevin P. Pockrus, BS, Madelia Stephanie C. Rosales, BA, Winnebago Kelsey M. Sabatino, BA, New Ulm Heidi H. Sampson, BA, Winnebago Benjamin L. Schiebe, BA, Plymouth Teagan R. Schmidt, BFA, Lindstrom Janet L. Smith, BS, Fremont, California Samantha S. Tauer, BS, Sleepy Eye Laura A. Thomas, BA, Burnsville Steven T. Vang, BS, Brooklyn Center Gena L. Wey, BA, Stanchfield Angela P. Zoller Barker, BA, Albert Lea

DEPARTMENT OF MASS MEDIA

Professor Mavis Richardson, Chairperson Abdullahi F. Ali, BS, Saint Paul Lisa A. Alitz, BS, Lake City Thuy C. Bac, BA, Mankato Sarah J. Bahl, BS, Cottage Grove Brooke K. Barrett-Olson, BS, Willmar Kayla M. Berning, BS, Ramsey Patricia W. Bjerke, BS, New Ulm


Shannon M. Rathmanner, BA, Big Lake Hailey P. Robb, BS, Burnsville Trisha J. Ross, BS, Morristown Leah R. Samuelson, BS, Stacy Jenna L. Schlapkohl, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Mallory E. Schweim, BS, Mankato Chase A. Smith, BS, Plymouth Danielle L. Staples, BS, Morris Tyler A. Stearns, BS, Robbinsdale Katherine M. Streff, BS, Minneapolis Max S. Sundermeyer, BS, Gillette, Wyoming Meghan E. Terrell, BS, Eagle Lake Kelsey L. Thielmann, BS, Kiel, Wisconsin Grace A. Webb, BA, Wilson, Wisconsin Mark W. Wellner, BS, Rochester Kelly C. Wilka, BS, Fridley Justin M. Zicarelli, BS, Excelsior

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Professor John Lindberg, Chairperson Eliseo De La Torre, BS, Saint Paul Nicole M. Doorenbos, BS, Boyden, Iowa Joshua M. Forbord, BA, Coon Rapids Ronia L. Gramer, BS, Brainerd Dustin S. Hackworth, BS, Onalaska, Wisconsin Samantha J. Johnson, BS, Hardy, Iowa Nicholas J. Kolstad, BS, Plymouth Andrew C. Kunz, BS, Cold Spring Scott W. Means, BS, Mankato Sarah A. Shoff, BA, Mankato

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

Professor Craig Matarrese, Chairperson Ajibola A. Agboola, BS, Farmington Stacy R. Anderson, BS, Gowrie, Iowa Michael C. Chalhoub, BS, New Richland Richard C. Drenckhahn, BS, Lakeville Travis J. Holst, BS, Mound Carl S. Janiszewski, BS, Mankato Benjamin W. Pflueger, BS, Brookings, South Dakota

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DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE Professor Paul Hustoles, Chairperson

Breanna R. Boyce, BA, Mankato Jacob J. Budnick, BS, Isanti Kevin M. Carroll, BS, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin Eric R. Charlton, BFA, Saint Paul Charisse N. Danker, BFA, Chaska Ceara K. Dowell, BS, Mankato Kelly A. Driscoll, BS, Franklin, Wisconsin Tylinn G. Fahrni, BS, Mora Deanna M. Gans, BS, Scandinavia, Wisconsin Jason M. Garton, BFA, Douglas, Wyoming Meagan A. Gerber, BS, Chaska Jared J. Haiar, BA, Aberdeen, South Dakota Andrew S. Harrison, BS, Waseca Emily R. Jansen, BFA, Saint Peter Samuel W. Juhnke, BFA, Edina Rachel A. Lantow, BFA, Lakeville Mary J. Olson, BFA, Andover Antonia K. Perez, BA, Roseau Larissa M. Schmitz, BFA, New Prague Jacqueline M. Teegarden, BS, Deer River

DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGES & CULTURES Professor James Grabowska, Chairperson

Lucas E. Aguilar, BS, Madelia Meagan C. Brostrom, BS, Ham Lake Brianna F. Burris, BA, Blaine Brenna N. Carda, BS, Lakeville Sean R. Coffman, BA, Eagan Stacy J. Cray, BS, North Mankato Raimie D. Flory, BS, Champlin Megan M. Gelhar, BS, Hastings Calvin J. Gilkey, BA, Saint Paul Brenda J. Goetz, BS, Minneapolis Alexander C. Grabowska, BA, Saint Clair Tiffany A. Hanson, BA, New Ulm Samantha J. Hawkins, BA, Coon Rapids CeCelia L. Hubbartt, BS, Red Wing Kari A. Johnson, BA, Mankato Abigail J. Keller, BA, Stillwater Ashley M. Koppy, BA, Eden Prairie

9:00 a.m. Program

Jaimie L. Bohn, BS, Prior Lake Kalie A. Bottila, BS, Champlin Katie J. Brettschneider, BS, Oak Grove Sanda Brighidin, BA, Moldova Breauna R. Butler, BA, Farmington Travis S. Cahill, BS, Savage Stacy J. Cray, BS, North Mankato Jena C. Curry, BS, Ramsey Joshua L. Day, BS, North Mankato Drew L. Delvaux, BS, Yankton, South Dakota Ashley M. Dokken, BS, Champlin Katie M. Elms, BS, Richfield Roman J. Eppers, BS, Bloomington Timothy J. Faklis, BS, Edina Lee M. Handel, BS, Robbinsdale Isaac J. Hanson, BS, Cottage Grove Barrett S. Herrig, BS, Mountain Lake Christopher J. Houck, BA, Faribault Trista M. Howell, BS, Hutchinson Cristina Hracovschi, BA, Moldova CeCelia L. Hubbartt, BS, Red Wing Kristine M. Jegede, BS, Rochester Olivia M. Jensen, BS, Mt Pleasant, South Carolina Jacob P. Johnson, BS, Gaylord Abigail J. Keller, BA, Stillwater Chelsea A. Kimbrough, BA, Mankato Aimee M. Kleiter, BA, Maplewood Ashley M. Koppy, BA, Eden Prairie Kelli J. Krause, BS, Watertown, South Dakota Adam J. Kriesel, BS, Rochester Cole S. Kukowski, BS, Lewiston Kaylee A. Kulich, BS, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Shayna L. Levin, BS, Eagan Loren R. Lifka, BS, La Crosse, Wisconsin Ryan M. Lund, BS, Mankato Michelle L. Malek-Zadegan, BS, Chanhassen Tiffany J. Marquis, BS, Brooklyn Park Wess P. McConville, BS, North Mankato Ashley A. Mikel, BS, Marshall Morgan S. Milbradt, BS, Belview Anthony J. Nahrgang, BS, Mazeppa Evan T. O’Connor, BS, New Brighton Richard C. Ostrom, BS, Bloomington Eric A. Perrine, BS, Welcome Jenna A. Portner, BA, New Ulm MacKenzie L. Porwoll, BS, Oak Park Heights Kelly R. Preston, BS, Maple Grove Cory A. Rademacher, BA, Apple Valley


Catherine E. Mahoney, BS, Cos Cob, Connecticut Thomas D. Martin, II, BA, Mound Molly M. Meeks, BA, Waconia Christopher D. Morgan, BS, Mankato Cristen M. Norman, BA, Wausau, Wisconsin Jacob L. Pavlo, BA, Apple Valley Nathanael S. Rhody, BA, Ogema, Wisconsin Lani M. Sexton, BA, Millville Dylan J. Smith, BA, Windom Ansu Soumaoro, BA, Mankato Danforth J. Taylor, BA, Mankato Grace A. Webb, BA, Wilson, Wisconsin Dan J. Wical, BA, Mankato Joshua A. Wuollet, BA, Staples

HUMANITIES

Professor Gwen Westerman, Director

LIBERAL STUDIES

Gina Maahs, Student Relations Coordinator Taylor R. Ahlers, AA, Fulda Tiffany J. Angell, AA, Elk River Jonathan P. Barrett, AA, Isanti Britta J. Benson, AA, Shoreview Christopher A. Bently, AA, New Richland Brandon K. Berg, AA, New Ulm Hannah M. Bolton, AA, Atwater Shawn E. Bootsma, AA, Edgerton Patrick R. Brown, AA, Prior Lake John P. Carlson, AA, North Mankato Kimberly A. Duffy, AA, White Bear Lake Drew E. Erickson, AA, Roseville Aubrie K. Ford, AA, Pipestone Brandon L. Grindall, AA, Waterville Melissa A. Holthaus, AA, Monticello Kacie J. Hunt, AA, Faribault Alexa Johnson, AA, Hayward, Wisconsin Zachary J. Maher, AA, Mankato Amber M. Massaglia, AA, North Mankato Matthew J. Nesius, AA, Good Thunder

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Tyler M. Pinkston, AA, Savage Melissa L. Ridler, AA, Mankato Gareth S. Roberts, AA, Winona Ashley L. Russ, AA, Maple Grove Nicole A. Saidler, AA, Mankato Kaila B. Sanneman, AA, Byron David R. Schieler, AA, Tomah, Wisconsin Deena L. Schuster, AA, Mankato Ida M. Wagner, AA, Fairmont Kimberley A. Young, AA, Robbinsdale

OPEN STUDIES

Professor Kirsti Cole, Director Sarah J. Ball, BS, Albert Lea Benjamin J. Boettcher, BS, Big Lake Benjamin L. Briesacher, BS, Lakeville Kelli N. Buegler, BS, New Ulm Ross J. Grathwohl, BS, New Ulm Beth L. Hansen, BS, Wells Jason D. Mack, BS, New Ulm Jennifer M. Rogstad, BS, New Auburn Matthew N. Ryan, BS, Springfield


College of Science, Engineering and Technology The candidates will be presented by Vijendra Agarwal, Dean.

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Anthony T. Adams, Civil Engineering Kyle E. Atchley, Construction Management Ryan G. Bechel, Environmental Sciences Abby L. Blume, Biology: Human Biology Thomas C. Breitenfeldt, Mechanical Engineering Andrew D. Doran, Mathematics Teaching Todd M. Elbert, Civil Engineering Alec E. Ganske, Biochemistry Clarissa M. Goettl, Biology: Human Biology Clarissa M. Goettl, Biology: Cytotechnology/Genetics Zainab H. Hamza, Information Systems Sharmin Hossain, Biochemistry Cameron Q. Hovey, Chemistry Benjamin P. Keller, Mechanical Engineering Nicholas D. Kolhoff, Automotive Engineering Technology Samantha A. Luer, Biology: Human Biology Kurtis T. Malecha, Chemistry: ACS Katherine F. Marking, General Engineering Mark A. Origer, Civil Engineering Anne R. Philippsen, Mathematics Teaching Kristopher B. Roppe, Civil Engineering Mick A. Rykhus, Mechanical Engineering Danielle N. Schank, Mathematics Matthew S. Schroeder, Computer Science Michael D. Sellner, Mechanical Engineering Casey A. Stamereilers, Mathematics Steve J. Taylor, Biology: Human Biology

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Sasanka B. Andawatta Kankanamge, Automotive Engineering Technology Ashley L. Auseth, Medical Technology Nicholas J. Backes, Biology: Microbiology Nicholas J. Backes, Biotechnology Sarah E. Bedell, Biology: Ecology Sarah E. Bedell, Bioogy: Plant Science Kasia T. Bender, Chemistry: ACS Deanna R. Carlson, Mathematics Teaching Megan S. Claflin, Chemistry: ACS Joshua J. Cluever, Mathematics Teaching Cassandra C. Dahline, Biology: Zoology Kate E. Freier, Construction Management Briana J. Frolov, Biochemistry Chad M. Gullickson, Information Technology David J. Hartman, Construction Management Tyler M. Hartman, Construction Management Paul S. Hill, Automotive Engineering Technology Ann L. Horner, Bioogy: Plant Science Ebrima Jaiteh, Civil Engineering Matthew W. Jochum, Construction Management Nitesh M. Kansakar, Information Technology Nitesh M. Kansakar, Mathematics Beth A. Keskey, Life Science (Biology) Alyssa A. Larson, Statistics Travis J. Liebhard, Biology: Human Biology Mitchell J. Logeais, Biology: Biomedical Sciences Pauline K. Mochama, Biology Sanghee Moon, Biology Thomas J. Newville, General Engineering 13

Wendinpui J. Ouedraogo, Chemistry: ACS Joshua R. Poole, Biology: Ecology Shaun M. Robbins, Chemistry Teaching Grant K. Roy, General Engineering Weston J. Sawtelle, Medical Technology Joshua C. Schmidt, Computer and Information Technology Amanda K. Schuman, Biotechnology Cord W. Semotink, General Engineering Eva J. Serem, Biochemistry Kyajes Shakya, Construction Management Kaleb F. Short, Biology Sashindra Shrestha, Information Systems Lauren J. Skalla, Biology: Human Biology Sergey Y. Sobolev, Biology: Microbiology Sergey Y. Sobolev, Biotechnology Samuel S. Soderman, Environmental Sciences Robert L. Solheid, Mechanical Engineering Eric M. Taintor, General Engineering Christopher J. Thomas, Manufacturing Engineering Technology Ronald D. Ulseth, General Engineering Mitchel T. VanderMey, Information Systems Carissa J. Weiss, Mathematics Teaching

CUM LAUDE

Allison C. Altmann, Biology: Biomedical Sciences Calvin L. Anderson, Computer Engineering Technology Jose A. Barriga, Biology

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Brian A. Bayerkohler, Biology: Human Biology Jacob J. Blattner, Construction Management Carissa A. Butterfield, General Engineering Nicholas B. Dirckx, Biology: Human Biology Danielle M. Dramen, Biology: Human Biology Dana L. Draper, Civil Engineering Dayna M. Dreier, Biology: Human Biology Garrett Eklof, Electrical Engineering Kevin Fischer, Civil Engineering Breanna E. Ganther, Biology: Biomedical Sciences Adam E. Geisler, General Engineering Kyle J. Grabowska, Mathematics Teaching Stacy L. Gustafson, Mathematics Teaching Matthew J. Hansen, Automotive Engineering Technology Michael R. Herman, Computer Engineering Minh Nhat T. Hoang, Biochemistry Minh Nhat T. Hoang, Medical Technology

Bradley B. Johnson, Mechanical Engineering Udit Kapur, Physics Kokouvi S. Ketika, Computer Engineering Jessica L. Koehler, Biology: Human Biology Sarah E. Koenen, Information Systems Michael T. Lindaman, Construction Management Christina V. Mangan, Biology Amanda M. McDonald, Biology: Zoology Matthew P. Mooers, Information Systems Hilda N. Mutune, Biology: Microbiology Hilda N. Mutune, Medical Technology Zachary N. Olson, Biology: Zoology Caitlyn E. Oswalt, Biology: Zoology Sumer R. Raser, Mathematics Teaching Alex E. Raymond, Civil Engineering Joseph D. Rickabaugh, Information Systems Sonika Sainju, Chemistry & Geology Austin M. Schachtner, Biology: Biomedical Sciences

Kayla R. Scheps, Biology: Microbiology Caitlin J. Seichter, Biology: Biomedical Sciences Rajan C. Shrestha, Mechanical Engineering Bijaya K. Silwal, Mathematics Callie A. Sinclair, Biology Emmy S. Stage, General Engineering Brittany E. Stamer, Biology: Human Biology Nicholas G. Stephens, Biology: Ecology Nicholas G. Stephens, Environmental Sciences Andrew L. Stevens, Environmental Sciences Paurakh Subedi, Biochemistry Hayley E. Teipel, Biology: Zoology Austin W. Thomas, Information Technology Kelli Welsh, Biology: Biomedical Sciences Mallory M. Westphal, Manufacturing Engineering Technology Eric N. Yngsdal, Construction Management

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

Sasanka B. Andawatta Kankanamge, BS, Sri Lanka Kyle P. Anderson, BS, Mounds View Dustin A. Beaird, BS, Rapid City, South Dakota Joel D. Beebe, BS, Maple Grove Ethan J. Blomquist, BS, Apple Valley Birendra K. Chaudhary, BS, Nepal Cody D. Christians, BS, Blue Earth Michael D. Deters, BS, Maple Grove Alexander C. Folk, BS, Edgerton, Wisconsin Matthew D. Fox, BS, Sanborn Matthew J. Hansen, BS, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Dustin T. Hedsand, BS, Green Bay, Wisconsin Drew J. Heiling, BS, Wabasso Paul S. Hill, BS, Stacy Michael J. Janni, BS, Chaska Greg M. Janssen, BS, Andover Abdulsalam H. Jibril, BS, Columbia Heights Andrew A. Klugherz, BS, Eyota Brian J. Knutson, BS, Blue Earth Nicholas D. Kolhoff, BS, Eagan Ai C. Lor, BS, Mankato Logan M. McCarthy, BS, Mankato Alex E. Mehrhof, BS, Blue Earth Devin M. Moyer, BS, Mankato Scott V. Neil, BS, Plymouth Wade P. Nelson, BS, Owatonna Jason E. Neumann, BS, Norwood Anthony E. Ralph, BS, Buffalo Bol K. Ring, BS, Mankato Andrew T. Sahlstrom, BS, West Salem, Wisconsin Sworup Shrestha, BS, Nepal Mark P. Sullivan, BS, Andover 14

Christopher J. Thomas, BS, Mankato Lucas T. Torres, BS, Amboy Suranga D. Uduwage, BS, Sri Lanka Joe L. Vang, BS, Saint Paul Daniel P. Varevice, BS, Bloomington Cody L. Webber, BS, Mankato Jordan R. Weir, BS, Delavan Mallory M. Westphal, BS, Savage Daniel L. Willaert, BS, Le Sueur Adrian S. Willhite, BS, Vadnais Heights Sean M. Witkowski, BS, Farmington

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Professor Michael Bentley, Chairperson

Allison C. Altmann, BS, Eagan Nicholas S. Alveshere, BS, Bloomington Tyler M. Anderson, BS, Elbow Lake Ashley L. Auseth, BS, Mankato


Amanda M. McDonald, BS, Janesville Pauline K. Mochama, BS, Kenya Sanghee Moon, BS, Republic of Korea Melinda L. Morales, BS, Jordan Wiam K. Mustafa, BS, Burnsville Hilda N. Mutune, BS, Kenya Andrew W. Nelson, BS, Balaton Brandon P. Newman, BS, Duluth Alexandra V. Novosad, BS, Le Center Zachary N. Olson, BS, Sherburn Friday J. Omot, BS, Cottage Grove Caitlyn E. Oswalt, BS, Brooklyn Park Paul E. Pallardy, Jr., BS, Lisle, Illinois Daniel S. Pawelk, BS, Montrose Megan A. Pickert, BS, Berthoud, Colorado Joshua R. Poole, BS, Mankato John T. Powers, III, BS, Montevideo Jeffrey D. Reed, BS, New Ulm Jordan J. Riley, BS, Janesville Cody D. Rodewald, BS, New Ulm Ashley M. Saba, BS, Webster Oumar Sanogo, BS, Mali Weston J. Sawtelle, BS, Luverne Austin M. Schachtner, BS, Humboldt, Iowa Kayla R. Scheps, BS, Mankato Amanda K. Schuman, BS, Nevada, Iowa Caitlin J. Seichter, BS, Blaine Kaleb F. Short, BS, Mankato Callie A. Sinclair, BS, Mankato Lauren J. Skalla, BS, Willmar KTlynn M. Smallwood, BS, Mankato Sergey Y. Sobolev, BS, New Ulm Samuel S. Soderman, BS, Cambridge Sharon A. Sorcic, BS, Woodbury Brittany E. Stamer, BS, Hutchinson Nicholas G. Stephens, BS, Dexter Andrew L. Stevens, BS, Bird Island Emily E. Strawhacker, BS, New Prague Samir Subedi, BS, Nepal Crystal A. Taylor, BS, Mankato Steve J. Taylor, BS, Mankato Hayley E. Teipel, BS, Mankato Cheng Thao, BS, Savage Dawit B. Tobiaw, BS, Blaine Michael L. Valentyn, BS, Cambridge Chery C. Vang, BS, Minneapolis Kelli Welsh, BS, Northwood, Iowa Julie L. Werness, BS, Carver Erik S. Wilson, BS, Chanhassen Lindsay E. Wright, BS, Edina Kelci R. Wunderlich, BS, Faribault Jonathan M. Zwart, BS, Minnetonka

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND GEOLOGY Professor Mary Hadley, Acting Chairperson

Tyler M. Anderson, BA, Elbow Lake Emmanuel Asamoa, BA, Woodbury Mithila Umanga M. Bamunu Achchi Mangedarage, BS, Sri Lanka Jacob L. Barlow, BS, Lino Lakes Kasia T. Bender, BS, Maple Grove Megan S. Claflin, BS, Scandia Briana J. Frolov, BA, Mankato Alec E. Ganske, BS, Mankato Dirk I. Garvey, BS, Shoreview Laura A. Herzog, BA, Woodbury Minh Nhat T. Hoang, BS, Mankato Sharmin Hossain, BS, Mankato Cameron Q. Hovey, BA, Wabasha Kurtis T. Malecha, BS, Lonsdale Selam Y. Mebratu, BA, Columbia Heights Clayton D. Miller, BS, West Salem, Wisconsin Amanda M. Mueller, BA, Burnsville Wendinpui J. Ouedraogo, BS, Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) Heidi E. Prinsen, BS, Lakeville Shaun M. Robbins, BS, Carver Sonika Sainju, BS, Nepal Eva J. Serem, BS, Mankato Paurakh Subedi, BS, Nepal Robera A. Yahya, BA, Mankato

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER INFORMATION SCIENCES Professor Leon Tietz Chairperson

Chisomo T. Banda, BS, Zambia Brian T. Bohrer, BS, North Mankato Andrew R. Bonstrom, BS, Prior Lake Khang A. Bui, BS, Apple Valley Galiv K. Chowdhury, BS, Bangladesh Dalton Y. Conley, BS, Ramsey Janoj Dhungana, BS, Nepal Nicholas M. Galvin, BS, Woodbury Luke R. Gilow, BS, Mankato Blake E. Grotewold, BS, Lake Mills, Iowa Chad M. Gullickson, BS, Mankato Zainab H. Hamza, BS, Bahrain Lindiwe T. Hove, BS, Mankato Tyler A. Jackson, BS, Farmington Kyle D. Johnson, BS, Chanhassen

9:00 a.m. Program

Jacob M. Babel, BS, Mankato Nicholas J. Backes, BS, Savage Jose A. Barriga, BS, Mankato Brian A. Bayerkohler, BS, New Richland Ryan G. Bechel, BS, Elmwood, Wisconsin Sarah E. Bedell, BS, Island Lake, Illinois Rachel M. Berndt, BS, New Ulm Jaime C. Bissen, BS, Tonka Bay Abby L. Blume, BS, Belle Plaine Caitlyn E. Cardetti, BS, Sartell Michael P. Chamberlain, BS, Mankato Ramla A. Dahir, BS, Burnsville Cassandra C. Dahline, BS, Madison Lake Nicholas B. Dirckx, BS, Marshall Shannon L. Donohoe, BS, Bloomington Danielle M. Dramen, BS, Buffalo Dayna M. Dreier, BS, Norwood Katie Eatherton, BS, Saint Peter Ashley N. Froemming, BS, Darwin Morgan H. Gallus, BS, Delano Breanna E. Ganther, BS, Mankato Clarissa M. Goettl, BS, Rochester William J. Goodsell, BS, Owatonna Thomas H. Granger, BS, Hoseshoe Bay, Texas Kara A. Grochow, BS, New Ulm Robert J. Gunderson, BS, Eden Prairie Nicole A. Hamilton, BS, Shakopee Reid A. Harris, BS, Saint James Thomas J. Hawkins, BS, Fairmont Tia L. Hintz, BS, Mosinee, Wisconsin Minh Nhat T. Hoang, BS, Mankato Ann L. Horner, BS, Proctor, Vermont Sarah R. Iannacone, BS, Mankato Andrew L. Ibisch, BS, Mankato Ross A. Jirgl, BS, Wausau, Wisconsin Courtney M. Johnson, BS, Lakeville Erika M. Kendall, BS, Eden Prairie Brooks J. Kennedy, BS, Minneapolis Beth A. Keskey, BS, Cokato Jessica L. Koehler, BS, Hanska Puspa Lama, BS, Nepal Teresa K. Langworthy, BS, Mankato Travis J. Liebhard, BS, Belle Plaine Mitchell J. Logeais, BS, Annandale Samantha A. Luer, BS, Mankato Julie D. Luttrell, BS, Shoreview Stephen N. Lyonga, BS, Federal Way, Washington Christina V. Mangan, BS, Rochester Keely M. McCormick, BS, Pierre, South Dakota Ky J. McCracken, BS, Bemidji


Benjamin M. Jongbloedt, BS, New Richland Nitesh M. Kansakar, BS, Nepal Sarah E. Koenen, BS, Mendota Heights Joseph D. Kolhoff, BS, Mankato Soyal Lama Shrestha, BS, Nepal Ritesh S. Maharjan, BS, Nepal Anuruddha Manamperi, BS, Sri Lanka Craig P. Manthei, BS, Mapleton Abdisamed A. Mohamed, BS, Mankato Matthew P. Mooers, BS, Chanhassen Christopher D. Morgan, BS, Mankato Jainish S. Patel, BS, Austin Matthew J. Pautzke, BS, Watertown Joseph D. Rickabaugh, BS, Victoria Matthew S. Ruppert, BS, La Crescent Joshua C. Schmidt, BS, Elgin Matthew S. Schroeder, BS, Adams Drew P. Short, BS, North Branch Rahul Shrestha, BS, Nepal Sashindra Shrestha, BS, Nepal David J. Slye, BS, Minnetonka Andrew B. Swenson, BS, Blaine Austin W. Thomas, BS, Prior Lake Brett W. Tuma, BS, Saint Peter Mitchel T. VanderMey, BS, Mankato Hlao Xiong, BS, White Bear Lake

DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Professor Brian Wasserman, Chairperson Jodiah J. Andresen, BS, Mankato Kyle E. Atchley, BS, Mankato Paul H. Barnett, BS, Mankato Casey V. Bauer, BS, Caledonia Eric N. Benjaminson, BS, Rogers Jacob J. Blattner, BS, Avon Joshua E. Bryant, BS, Mankato Andrew S. Cole, BS, Welcome Nicholas W. Cooling, BS, Madelia Michael J. Dietz, BS, Andover Kevin J. Foster, BS, Bismarck, North Dakota Kate E. Freier, BS, Lake Crystal Patrick P. Gainey, BS, Saint Cloud Derek M. Gifford, BS, Byron Derek S. Grissom, BS, Stewartville David J. Hartman, BS, Jordan Tyler M. Hartman, BS, Belle Plaine Robin I. Haugh, BS, Blue Earth Travis M. Heilig, BS, North Branch

Patrick B. Heinen, BS, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin Matthew W. Jochum, BS, Saint Francis Elijah J. Kannmacher, BS, Mankato Levi J. Kettner, BS, Lewisville Jason M. Larson, BS, Eagan Michael T. Lindaman, BS, Staples Kyle R. Long, BS, Mankato Marchell Magxaka, BS, South Africa Khalid S. Maye, BS, Minneapolis Daniel J. McCabe, BS, Shorewood Keane B. McWaters, BS, Zumbrota Cory T. Meyer, BS, Eagan Gregory F. Moulton, BS, Saint Peter Andrew T. Myre, BS, Ham Lake Ben E. Nelson, BS, Maple Grove Ismail A. Noor, BS, Marshall Matthew B. Olson, BS, Bloomington Andrew R. Osterheim, BS, Ham Lake Colton M. Remakel, BS, Albert Lea Nathan M. Ruppert, BS, La Crescent Lucas M. Rutherford, BS, Blaine Blaise B. Schultz, BS, North Mankato Curtis L. Sell, BS, Lino Lakes Kyajes Shakya, BS, Nepal Jacob T. Vietze, BS, Albert Lea Kyle J. Vossen, BS, Apple Valley Chia O. Xiong, BS, Minneapolis Andrew N. Yackley, BS, Mankato Eric N. Yngsdal, BS, Byron

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Professor Gale Allen, Chairperson

Aaron L. Adkins, BSEE, West Lakeland Chimezie M. Akaya, BSEE, Nigeria Calvin L. Anderson, BS, Excelsior Cole W. Beavers, BS, Jordan Suman K. Bhattarai, BSEE, Nepal Saroj Bhetawal, BSEE, Nepal Alexander J. Boone, BSEE, Byron Vincent Z. Brunstad, BSEE, Mahtomedi Bushara A. Bushara Dosa, BSEE, Rochester Nabeel A. Chaudhary, BSEE, Pakistan Zachary P. Clemmensen, BSEE, Northfield Darryl P. Coudron, BS, Marshall Ravindra N. Dahal, BSEE, Nepal Andrew S. Davis, BSEE, Forest Lake Garrett Eklof, BSEE, Madison, Wisconsin 16

Ryan J. Ellefson, BSEE, Rochester Brian E. Evakise, BSEE, Cameroon Lukas H. Handahl, BSEE, Blaine Michael R. Herman, BS Computer Engineering, Ham Lake Benjamin L. Johnson, BSEE, Mankato Kokouvi S. Ketika, BSCE Eng., Togo Moaaz S. Khan, BSEE, Pakistan Yashraj Y. Mahida, BSCE, Eagan Yajuman Manandhar, BSEE, Nepal Wendiinko Gende Ouedraogo, BSEE, Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) Charles A. Peterson, BSCE, Coon Rapids Anthony J. Rueb, BSCE, Rochester Ashraf H. Sarameh, BSEE, Mankato Cody J. Schumacher, BSEE, Glencoe Martin Tato, BSEE, Mankato Andrew M. Voshage, BSEE, Mankato Simon S. Welday, BSEE, Saint Paul

DEPARTMENT OF INTEGRATED ENGINEERING Professor Rebecca Bates, Chairperson

Cody W. Beer, BSE, Bovey Carissa A. Butterfield, BSE, Bovey Eric Diep, BSE, Apple Valley William J. Dorry, BSE, Deer River Adam E. Geisler, BSE, Cohasset Jeremy J. Goodell, BSE, Virginia Emily J. Kilpatrick, BSE, Grand Rapids Jeffrey D. Lange, BSE, New Brighton Katherine F. Marking, BSE, Grand Rapids Daniel G. Marshall, BSE, Coleraine Thomas J. Newville, BSE, Olivia Graham A. Redshaw, BSE, Hibbing Grant K. Roy, BSE, Grand Rapids Cord W. Semotink, BSE, Virginia Steven D. Spooner, BSE, Cloquet Emmy S. Stage, BSE, Grand Rapids Brian J. Stephenson, BSE, Virginia Eric M. Taintor, BSE, Virginia Carijean O. Troumbly, BSE, Bovey Ronald D. Ulseth, BSE, Grand Rapids

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Professor Charles Waters, Chairperson

Irteza Aamir, BS, Pakistan Deanna R. Carlson, BS, Butterfield Joshua J. Cluever, BS, Mankato


DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING Professor Patrick Tebbe, Chairperson

Anthony T. Adams, BSCE, Circle Pines Stephen C. Anderson, BSME, Isanti Bruce L. Babcock, BSME, Stewartville Michael R. Bartusek, BSME, Webster Nripendra M. Bastola, BSCE, Nepal

Thomas C. Breitenfeldt, BSME, Pulaski, Wisconsin Shaun T. Bulfer, BSCE, Fairmont Jason M. Burns, BSCE, Stewartville Adam M. Castner, BSME, Rosemount Daniel A. Copp, BSME, Mankato Austin M. Court, BSME, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Dana L. Draper, BSCE, Fairmont Todd M. Elbert, BSCE, Olivia Andrew K. Engel, BSCE, Le Center Kevin Fischer, BSCE, Bloomington Gabriel Gomez, BSCE, Shakopee Philipp J. Grajewski, BSME, Mankato Sarah L. Green, BS, Winnebago Eric I. Gunderson, BSME, Saint Peter Ryan W. Holt, BSME, Long Prairie Scott G. Huneke, BSCE, Zumbrota Chas M. Jacobson, BSCE, Minnesota Lake Ebrima Jaiteh, BSCE, Gambia Bradley B. Johnson, BSME, Le Sueur Cory S. Johnson, BSME, South Saint Paul Ryan S. Johnson, BSCE, Vadnais Heights Benjamin P. Keller, BSME, Andover Arika R. Krinke, BSME, Hudson, Wisconsin Zachary Lingl, BSCE, Litchfield Steven S. Muir, BSCE, Golden Valley Michael E. Nelson, BSME, Burnsville Kyle M. Nesheim, BSME, Eagan Jason E. Neumann, BSME, Norwood

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Brandon D. Newberger, BSCE, Burnsville Mark A. Origer, BSCE, Fairmont Alex E. Raymond, BSCE, Mankato Kristopher B. Roppe, BSCE, Mabel Mick A. Rykhus, BSME, Eagle Lake Andrew M. Schweim, BSCE, Mankato Daniel T. Schwichtenberg, BSME, Mankato Michael D. Sellner, BSME, Sleepy Eye Rajan C. Shrestha, BSME, Nepal Adam M. Sigrist, BSME, Maple Grove Robert L. Solheid, BSME, New Prague Andrew J. Spangenberg, BSME, Maplewood Allison K. Stanek, BSCE, La Crescent Thomas J. Thompson, BSME, Mounds View Dustin M. Tipp, BSCE, Cottage Grove Jordan R. Weir, BSME, Delavan Derek L. West, BSCE, Belle Plaine Benjamin D. Wolf, BSME, Mankato

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY Professor Youwen Xu, Chairperson

Eric K. Ellingson, BS, Courtland Nathan J. Gretz, BS, Mankato Udit Kapur, BS, India Lucas L. Swanson, BS, Mankato

9:00 a.m. Program

Andrew D. Doran, BS, Maplewood Kyle J. Grabowska, BS, Cambridge Stacy L. Gustafson, BS, Warsaw Brian P. Jenkins, BS, Elk River Nitesh M. Kansakar, BS, Nepal Soyal Lama Shrestha, BS, Nepal Alyssa A. Larson, BS, Hartford, Wisconsin Scott R. Paa, BS, New Ulm Anne R. Philippsen, BS, Bloomington, Indiana Jordan A. Quinlan, BS, Bloomington Crhistian N. Ramirez-Hernandez, BS, Austin Sumer R. Raser, BS, Chaska Danielle N. Schank, BS, Holmen, Wisconsin Bijaya K. Silwal, BS, Nepal Casey A. Stamereilers, BS, Mankato Carissa J. Weiss, BS, Fairmont Joshua A. Wuollet, BA, Staples


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Program 12:00 p.m. 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

Associate Professor of Music

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Greetings

Whitney Stewart Harris

Executive Director for Diversity and Equity

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Address

Caitlyn E. Swisher and Katie M. Klosterbuer

Bachelor of Science, Family Consumer Science

College of Allied Health and Nursing

Karina M. Beck

Bachelor of Science / Elementary Education

College of Education

Conferring of Degrees

Welcome to the Minnesota State University, Mankato Alumni Association

Micki Schaffer ‘95, ‘10, President Minnesota State Mankato Alumni Association

Minnesota State University, Mankato Hymn

Kimm Julian

Associate Professor of Music

Recessional March * *Audience to remain seated. 19

12:00 p.m. Program

Kimm Julian


Platform Guests RICHARD DAVENPORT President Minnesota State University, Mankato

JEFFREY P. ISEMINGER Interim Vice President for University Advancement

BARRY J. RIES Interim Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research

WHITNEY STEWART HARRIS Executive Director for Diversity Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

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

JOAN ROCA Dean of Library Services

LINDA L. BAER Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs ED CLARK Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer JEAN HAAR Dean of the College of Education

HENRY MORRIS Dean of Institutional Diversity KRISTINE RETHERFORD Dean of the College of Allied Health and Nursing GARY RUSHING Professor, College of Allied Health and Nursing

MICKI SCHAFFER President of Minnesota State University, Mankato Alumni Association RICHARD J. STRAKA Vice President for Finance and Administration GINGER ZIERDT Professor, College of Education

ROBERT HOFFMAN Vice President for Strategic Business, Education, and Regional Partnerships

Procession Participants FACULTY HONOR MARSHALS Gary Rushing, College of Allied Health and Nursing Ginger Zierdt, College of Education COLLEGE HONOR MARSHALS Julia Hebenstreit, College of Allied Health and Nursing Teresa Wallace, College of Education JUNIOR HONOR MARSHALS Ngoc Nguyen, College of Allied Health and Nursing Hannah Sheehy, College of Education

COLLEGE OF ALLIED HEALTH & NURSING MARCHING FACULTY

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Angela Christian Roy Thomas Kammer Brian Kamnetz Kristi Montandon Marilyn Swan Stacey Van Gelderen Mark Windschitl

PROFESSORS Sue Bell Lynnette Engeswick M. Dawn Larsen Judith Luebke Bruce Poburka Patrick Sexton Marlene Tappe James Wise Patricia Young ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Jill Conlon Chris Corley Hans-Peter deRuiter Cindra Kamphoff Yean Sub Lim Theresa Mackey Marge Murray-Davis Debra Topham

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Karin Lindstrom Bremer Anne Dahlman Deb Jesseman Alex Panahon

INSTRUCTOR Joseph Flood

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Carrie Chapman Terry Fogg Penny Rosenthal

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION MARCHING FACULTY

LIBRARY FACULTY Barb Bergman Justine Martin

PROFESSORS Johnson Afolayan Rick Auger Karen Hurlbutt Candace Raskin Guynel Reid Steven Reuter John Seymour Joel Stephenson

ADMINISTRATIVE and SUPPORT FACULTY Maria Baxter-Nuamah Diane Berge


College of Graduate Studies DOCTOR OF EDUCATION COUNSELOR EDUCATION & SUPERVISION Nicholas R. Abel, Maple Grove Counselor Education & Supervision Advisor: Dr. Richard Auger Dissertation: Trait Emotional Intelligence, Perceived Discrimination, and Academic Achievement among African American and Latina/o High School Students: A Study of Academic Resilience Marguerite J. Wentzel, Shakopee Counselor Education & Supervision Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Pepperell Dissertation: An Investigation of the Relationship Between School Failure and At-Risk Students’ General Self-Efficacy, Academic Self-Efficacy, and Motivation

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Kevin S. Bjerken, Shakopee Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Dissertation: Building Self-Directed Teachers: A Case Study of Teachers’ Perspectives of the Effects of Cognitive Coaching on Professional Practices

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE

Rhonda L. Bender, Bagley Nursing Practice Advisor: Dr. Sue Bell

Laurel G. Ostrow, Saint Paul Nursing Practice Advisor: Dr. Sue Bell

Stacy J. Janssen, Lake Crystal Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Emily E. Sorensen, Rochester Nursing Practice Advisor: Dr. Sue Bell

Simon Kipkoech, Kenya Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

SPECIALIST

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

Michelle Ament, Rosemount Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Greg M. Beeck, Owatonna Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Amanda J. Bomstad, Eagle Lake Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Krystal M. DeGraw, Saint Paul Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin David M. Gindorff, Lake Crystal Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Tina M. Haselius, Saint Paul Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Janel J. Hengel, Savage Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Edi R. Hepler, Minnetonka Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Beth E. Holm, Belle Plaine Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

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Kristin A. Moore, Mapleton Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Heidi J. Nistler, Bloomington Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Darci Stanford, Owatonna Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson Christopher T. Tran, Burnsville Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson Belinda R. Trombley, Robbinsdale Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

MASTER OF ARTS

Lisa C. Brown, Lake Crystal Physical Education (Non-Teaching) Advisor: Dr. Robert Pettitt Erin J. Burton, Dellwood Physical Education (Teaching) Advisor: Dr. Sherry Folsom-Meek Jeremy R. Clark, Waukesha, Wisconsin Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Yean Sub Lim

12:00 p.m. Program

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


Matthew W. Clark, Albert Lea Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Garold Rushing

Colin S. Peet, Canada Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Yean Sub Lim

Eric S. Dalbey, Mora Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Suzannah Armentrout Jomo K. Dennis, Richfield Sport & Exercise Psychology Advisor: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff Jim M. Dilling, Mankato Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Suzannah Armentrout Amanda R. Eggebrecht, Saint Cloud Sport & Exercise Psychology Advisor: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

Ashley E. Petak, Omaha, Nebraska Sport & Exercise Psychology Advisor: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

Erik J. Elgin, Riverton, Wyoming Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Suzannah Armentrout Emily J. Foster, Minnetonka Sport & Exercise Psychology Advisor: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff Cody J. Hallahan, Glencoe Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Suzannah Armentrout Cameron A. Koopman, Phelps, Wisconsin Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Suzannah Armentrout Kara J. Kurth, Pierre, South Dakota Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Suzannah Armentrout Lydia C. Lofte, Ossian, Iowa Sport & Exercise Psychology Advisor: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff Daniel J. Meinz, Mankato Physical Education (Non-Teaching) Advisor: Dr. Robert Pettitt Justin T. Miller, Hudson, Wisconsin Physical Education (Teaching) Advisor: Dr. Sherry Folsom-Meek Mary S. Nelson, Eagle Lake Physical Education (Non-Teaching) Advisor: Dr. Sherry Folsom-Meek

Matthew R. Reger, Prior Lake Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Suzannah Armentrout

Sahra A. Ali, Mankato Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer Kelli J. Allen, Arlington Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Walter Roberts Carol M. Allery, Lakeville Health Science: School Health Advisor: Dr. Marlene Tappe

Bryan J. Schmid, Mankato Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Yean Sub Lim

Brooke E. Anderson, Prescott, Arizona Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka

Ashley R. Shields, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin Sport & Exercise Psychology Advisor: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

Katie A. Artymiuk, North Mankato Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka

Natalie M. Spicer, Minnetonka Sport Management Advisor: Dr. Suzannah Armentrout Ann Marie Swartz-Beckius, Mankato Sport & Exercise Psychology Advisor: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff Eric D. Watson, Grand Rapids Sport & Exercise Psychology Advisor: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING

Sara E. Buechmann, North Mankato 5-12 Licensure Advisor: Dr. Anne Dahlman Erin A. Johnson, Fairmont 5-12 Licensure Advisor: Dr. Anne Dahlman Thesis: Students’ Perceptions of the Usefulness of Glossing Sheets in Revision Process Emily N. Maakestad, Mankato 5-12 Licensure Advisor: Dr. Anne Dahlman

MASTER OF SCIENCE

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

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Monisola V. Awoyemi, Woodbury Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Penny Rosenthal Aaron T. Bakke, Northfield Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Walter Roberts Thea E. Bennes, Chaska Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka Kimberly J. Berns, Mankato Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Lund Meghan M. Bibby, Vogla, South Dakota Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka Elizabeth L. Bohren, Woodbury Health Science: School Health Advisor: Dr. Marge Murray-Davis Kyle M. Brock, Kinde, Michigan Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger Andrea M. Cacek, Duluth Education Technology Advisor: Dr. David Georgina Kathryn J. Calvert, Zimmerman Educational Studies Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn


Amanda R. Carleton, Lake Crystal Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger

Robert J. Elsen, Saint Peter Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Aaron Jeffrey

Betsy A. Hawes, Ottertail Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson

Evelyn Carrasco, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson Sarah A. Chapman, Rosemount Rehabilitation Counseling Advisor: Dr. Brian Kamnetz Linnelle M. Clark, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer

Ashley M. Engles, Lake Crystal Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka

Andrew J. Henderson, Portland, Ohio Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger

Kelli Fagerness, Waseca Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Megan R. Heutmaker, White Bear Lake Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Penny Rosenthal

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

Russell R. Hobart, Davidson, North Carolina Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt

Hilary C. Conroy, Yreka, California Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger Ganisher K. Davlyatov, Uzbekistan Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Marge Murray-Davis Catherine C. DeBates, Waseca Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson Diana J. Dishop, Roseville Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. M Dawn Larsen Hannah D. Driver, Kasson Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Aaron Jeffrey Kristy M. Dunham, Prior Lake Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer Jennifer L. Dysterheft, Mankato Physical Education (Non-Teaching) Advisor: Dr. Robert Pettitt Aimee L. Eaton, Chaska Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Walter Roberts

Emmy J. Fritz, Willmar Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka Jamie P. Gappa, Madelia Rehabilitation Counseling Advisor: Dr. Andrew Phemister Christina Garcia-Smith, Redwood Falls Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bruce Poburka Cassandra M. Goff, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson Kyle S. Goodfellow, Mound Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Penny Rosenthal Megan F. Grabanski, Faribault Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou Meghan E. Halverson, Madelia Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Richard Auger Elizabeth B. Hanley, Blaine Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer Jill M. Hansen, Highland Park, Illinois Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Marlene Tappe Jill Harrison, Minneapolis Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Judith Luebke

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Jason R. Hoffman, Mankato Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. John Seymour Brenna J. Hoisington, Madison Lake Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Lund Lisa A. Holt, Lino Lakes Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou Tomomi Inoue, Japan Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Jacqueline Lewis Heather R. Johnson, Minneapolis Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Judith Luebke Jessica M. Johnson, Blaine Special Education: Learning Disabilities Advisor: Dr. Alexandra Panahon Kady R. Johnson, Mankato Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Richard Auger Michael J. Johnson, Saint Bonifacius Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson Megan S. Kampstra, Fergus Falls Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Aaron Jeffrey Paulette B. Kimber, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt

12:00 p.m. Program

Amanda R. Conlon, Savage Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Judith Luebke Thesis: Health Promotion in the Workplace: Exploring Perspectives of Barriers and Incentives to Employee Participation


Sara R. Kline, Casco, Wisconsin Rehabilitation Counseling Advisor: Dr. Andrew Phemister Megan R. Kratcha, Fargo, North Dakota Reading Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Daniel R. Krause, Maple Plain Health Science: School Health Advisor: Dr. Marge Murray-Davis Jennifer J. Lang, Apple Valley Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Renee Shellum Laura A. Larsen, Woodbury Reading Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Kallie L. LeBlanc, Fargo, North Dakota Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Lund Gretchen Lilly, Montgomery Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Walter Roberts Elizabeth Losch, Mankato Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt Kristin N. Madigan, Pine City Nursing Advisor: Dr. Norma Krumwiede Kristina L. Mandell, Inver Grove Heights Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Richard Auger Justin M. Martin, North Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt Ann L. McArdle, Anoka Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin Rebecca E. McCabe, Oostburg, Wisconsin Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Diane Coursol

Natalie A. McConkey, Eden Prairie Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Amy Hedman Kathryn A. Merkley, Eagan Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Diane Coursol

Elizabeth R. Ohmann, Ham Lake Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou

Brittny E. Meyer, Maple Grove Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Walter Roberts Hannah K. Miesbauer, Hibbing Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Lund

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

Elizabeth A. Mikel, Inver Grove Heights Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Lund Michael H. Misenheimer, Charlotte, North Carolina Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt Totugul B. Murzabekova, Kyrgyzstan Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Judith Luebke Farhiya A. Muse, Mankato Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Judith Luebke Thesis: Selected College Students’ Perceptions, Knowledge and Awareness of Sexual Abuse of Children Rebecca A. Nielsen, Starkweather, North Dakota Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou Lindsey A. Nyberg, Minnetonka Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Walter Roberts Vivian U. Obasi, Woodbury Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. M Dawn Larsen Molly K. O’Donnell, Edina Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou

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Maren R. Olson, Elysian Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Aaron Jeffrey

Emily J. Onken, Le Center Reading Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Traci L. Pagel, Marshall Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou Laura J. Pape, Garden City Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. John Seymour Lydia C. Peabody, Duluth Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt Megan L. Petersen, Cresbard, South Dakota Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Aaron Jeffrey Jeanne R. Portoghese, Saint Paul Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Amy Hedman Kelly J. Rands, Duluth Elementary Education Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn Andrew L. Raske, Glencoe Physical Education (Non-Teaching) Advisor: Dr. Robert Pettitt Laura D. Reis, Brooklyn, New York Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt Elizabeth N. Rogness, Fargo, North Dakota Reading Advisor: Dr. Maureen Prenn


Rachel C. Valek, Orono Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson

Mary A. Roy, Mankato Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson

Thomas P. Stodola, Ramsey Health Science: School Health Advisor: Dr. Marge Murray-Davis Feifei Sun, China Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Marlene Tappe

Afolabi O. Runsewe, Richfield Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Barbara Wilson

Allison L. Sylvester, Blue Earth Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Walter Roberts

Kelsie L. Wagner, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt

Jennifer L. Schmidt, Le Center Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Walter Roberts

Sherry K. Tauer-Nere, Olivia Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Hsinhuei Chiou

Molly A. Wandersee, Mankato Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Penny Rosenthal

Samuel R. Schroeder, Saint Peter Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Scott Wurdinger

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: Dr. Diane Coursol

Katrina M. Wheeler-Floyd, Stewartville Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Diane Coursol

Ashley J. Tomlin, Mankato Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Walter Roberts Meredith A. Tunison, Madison, Wisconsin Education Technology Advisor: Dr. David Georgina

Robert L. Widner, North Mankato Special Education: Emotional Behavior Disorders Advisor: Dr. Karen Hurlbutt

Paula T. Twedt, Albert Lea Special Education: Learning Disabilities Advisor: Dr. Steven Robinson Jacob E. Umbreit, Mapleton Health Science: School Health Advisor: Dr. Marlene Tappe

Suzanne M. Yaeger, Richfield Health Science: Community Health Advisor: Dr. Judith Luebke

Robyn L. Sellers, Lafayette, Louisiana Experiential Education Advisor: Dr. Julie Carlson Jessica M. Shouler, Le Center Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Karin Lindstrom Bremer Ashley K. Sienkiewicz, Eagan Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Lund Julie M. Snyders, Larchwood, Iowa Communication Disorders Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Lund Jeremy K. Soupir, Redwood Falls Rehabilitation Counseling Advisor: Dr. Brian Kamnetz David R. Stern, Novato, California Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt

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Ross M. Van Hauen, Edina Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Candace Raskin

Blair E. Whitney, Columbia, Missouri Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Diane Coursol

Briana J. Williamson, Mankato Educational Leadership Advisor: Dr. Jasper Hunt

Sarah Clare Zachmeier-Kean, Wheat Ridge, Colorado Physical Education (Non-Teaching Advisor: Dr. Robert Pettitt

12:00 p.m. Program

Karen A. Rogotzke, Sleepy Eye Counseling and Student Personnel Advisor: Dr. Richard Auger


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College of Allied Health and Nursing SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Katherine C. Anundson, Family Consumer Science Kristen D. Benjaminson, Communication Disorders Nicki J. Buechner, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Chelsey P. Classon, Nursing Melissa A. Coleman, Alcohol and Drug Studies Danielle M. Deshayes, Dental Hygiene Brianne N. Duerr, Dental Hygiene Andrew M. Ellison, Nursing Nicole M. Fitzgerald, Family Consumer Science Megan E. Groebner, Dental Hygiene Kia R. Gronski, Communication Disorders Melissa A. Hanson, Nursing Jonathon Heischberg, Family Consumer Science Education Nevada J. Helget, Communication Disorders Sara E. Hewitt, Sport Management Ashley R. Horstmann, Nursing Darian L. Jackson, Nursing Ann C. Kahout, Family Consumer Science Molli A. Karen, Communication Disorders Jessica L. Kimpling, Communication Disorders Ashley A. Mergens, Communication Disorders Mindy R. Meyer, Nursing Katherine M. Mondry, Family Consumer Science Amanda J. Neidecker, Communication Disorders Julia K. Omtvedt, Communication Disorders Brett S. Pexa, Athletic Training Melissa A. Raskovich, Nursing Kelsey L. Ruen, Nursing Jordan C. Sabatke, Nursing

Sarah D. Schellinger, Family Consumer Science Karla K. Schweitzer, Family Consumer Science Education Lisa M. Stocker, Dental Hygiene Taylor J. Van Oosbree, Sport Management Lauren N. Wilgenbusch, Dental Hygiene Tatiana L. Woessner, Nursing

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Amanda J. Adams, Alcohol and Drug Studies Andrew Akhaphong, Family Consumer Science Kayla J. Altmann, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Grace C. Andersen, Nursing Emily M. Anderson, Communication Disorders Melissa R. Anderson, Communication Disorders Emilia I. Andersson, Family Consumer Science Mary B. Andryk, Nursing Bryanna L. Borden, Family Consumer Science Casey C. Borgen, Nursing Anthony D. Boxrud, Nursing Kimberly J. Bracht, Nursing Emma M. Brandenburg, Nursing Jolene F. Brody, Communication Disorders Araceli Cardenas, Dental Hygiene Melissa C. Clark, Exercise Science Daniel A. Coca, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Kelcey K. Cordes, Exercise Science Micah J. DeLong, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Caleb E. Diercks, Nursing Katie M. Dietz, Communication Disorders Nicole M. Dooher, Exercise Science

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Erin M. Douglas, Dental Hygiene Miranda A. Drake, Dental Hygiene Abby M. Ellis, Communication Disorders Aimee L. Erhardt, Communication Disorders Amber L. Faber, Nursing Lacey A. Ferguson, Nursing Anthony M. Frank, Communication Disorders Kristina M. Freese, Nursing Erin M. Genin, Nursing Elizabeth F. Gerads, Communication Disorders Todd E. Giencke, Nursing Nicole L. Green, Dental Hygiene Joseph S. Gullickson, Athletic Training Stephanie R. Gunderman, Nursing April M. Hayes, Health and Physical Education Amanda M. Heffner, Family Consumer Science Emily A. Heisler, Dental Hygiene Kati L. Hiller, Nursing Chenin L. Holtzworth, Nursing Alyssa M. Hulburt, Nursing Peter W. Hunt, Community Health Nicole L. Imgrund, Nursing Melanie A. Jensen, Communication Disorders Lisa M. Johnson, Nursing Samantha J. Kluver, Nursing Kalpana Koju, Nursing Elizabeth A. Kraft, Nursing Cortney L. Krahling, Dental Hygiene Shawna A. Kratochwill, Nursing Abby A. Kreitlow, Exercise Science Kjirsten M. Kroenke, Communication Disorders Cole S. Kukowski, Sport Management Kaylee A. Kulich, Sport Management Danielle L. LaCroix, Nursing Jessica R. Lanning, Dental Hygiene Claire A. Lauer, Nursing Lissa A. Lavalle, Nursing

12:00 p.m. Program

The candidates will be presented by Kristine Retherford, Dean


Sarah M. Ludewig, Communication Disorders Grant L. Luer, Exercise Science Emilie J. Lund, Dental Hygiene Cassie L. Mandelko, Nursing Hannah J. McMenimen, Nursing Ali B. Mueller, Community Health Alexander D. Munter, Athletic Training Bradley P. Nelson, Sport Management Eric G. Niesen, Health and Physical Education Glenn A. Oslin, Health and Physical Education Tiffany J. Otto, Dental Hygiene Kelsey R. Parker, Dental Hygiene Megan L. Patterson, Nursing Payton A. Paulsen, Community Health Michael J. Pauly, Exercise Science David B. Polley, Nursing Sara A. Purrington, Health and Physical Education Shelby L. Quist, Communication Disorders Whitli M. Reimann, Dental Hygiene Aleah C. Roberts, Nursing Kelsey E. Rowan, Nursing Kyle W. Runningen, Nursing Megan M. Schiebe, Nursing Krysta K. Schneider, Nursing Jordana M. Schreiner, Family Consumer Science Kathryn J. Schroeder, Nursing Sapana Shakya, Nursing Daniel L. Sheehan, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Laura M. Sherburne, Nursing Elizabeth T. Smith, Communication Disorders Brittany R. Sonnabend, Nursing Nicole C. Stassen, Dental Hygiene Kelly M. Stellenberg, Dental Hygiene Johannah M. Streff, Nursing Caitlyn E. Swisher, Family Consumer Science Education Kellie M. Thompson, Nursing Brittany J. Tornstrom, Nursing Naoyuki Tsuji, Athletic Training Naoyuki Tsuji, Exercise Science Michael S. Tutt, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Brianna M. Wall, Communication Disorders Jacia M. Wanous, Communication Disorders

Chad K. Watson, Nursing Laura J. Wheeler, Nursing Samantha J. Wickum, Nursing Kristen R. Williams, Community Health Hannah J. Wilson, Communication Disorders Marcie M. Woitas, Family Consumer Science Nicholas L. Yenser, School Health Education Nicholas L. Yenser, Physical Education (Teaching) Dannielle M. Zwieg, Athletic Training

CUM LAUDE

Marcus L. Ableman, Sport Management Rakim J. Anim Finney, Exercise Science Elysia L. Bires, Family Consumer Science Kelly K. Brink, Family Consumer Science Erin E. Connelly, Community Health Maria L. Dokken, Communication Disorders Daru B. Dube, Community Health Chase M. Feldbrugge, Athletic Training Anna E. Findsen, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Chelsea L. Fogarty, Exercise Science Meagan A. Gerber, Community Health Joseph E. Giesfeldt, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Megan T. Hartigan, Nursing Mary B. Hass, Exercise Science Brandon M. Haugen, Sport Management Kayla R. Heimer, Nursing Brittany L. Henry, Sport Management Andrew T. Hester, Alcohol and Drug Studies Benjamin J. Holker, Exercise Science Cassandra L. Holland, Community Health Tessa L. Holst, Community Health Lana J. Howe, Community Health Carrie W. Jeffrey, Nursing Sara L. Junker, Community Health Sara L. Junker, Alcohol & Drug Studies Katie -M. Klosterbuer, Family Consumer Science Education

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Howard W. Lam, Health and Physical Education Sarah K. Lazar, Nursing Jenna L. Leopold, Family Consumer Science Averi M. Lulloff, Family Consumer Science Abby J. MacDonald, Nursing Britney A. Marks, Family Consumer Science Jeremiah S. Martin, Community Health Megan M. McLaughlin, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Nicholas A. Metzger, Exercise Science Danielle M. Miesen, Family Consumer Science Evan J. Mosey, Sport Management Breanna N. Mulvihill, Nursing Sean M. Netzke, Sport Management William F. Newton, Nursing Krysta L. Oelfke, Family Consumer Science Ashton G. Pollreisz, Nursing Sara A. Pugh, Nursing Lindsay M. Rosenow, Community Health Kristina M. Schmidt, Communication Disorders Alexandra M. Schmitz, Family Consumer Science Kim A. Schmitz, Nursing Jeremy G. Schrempp, Exercise Science Jennifer E. Sikkink, Recreation Parks and Leisure Services Megan A. Soupir, Family Consumer Science David G. Sprague, Community Health Brandi L. Stangler, Community Health Paul D. Stenzel, Sport Management Kathryn L. Tschida, Dental Hygiene Amanda L. Voracek, Family Consumer Science Mallory K. Warmington, Alcohol and Drug Studies Benjamin E. Wetzel, Nursing John H. Wunderlich, Community Health Joseph B. Zachman, Alcohol and Drug Studies


Professor Lisa Fleck, Chairperson

Starlene L. Anderson, BS, Saint Cloud Michelle I. Archer, BS, Santa Rosa, California Andrea N. Becks, BS, Green Bay, Wisconsin Kaleigh Bennett, BS, Middleton, Wisconsin Kathryn M. Berg, BS, Eagan Stacy M. Brown, BS, Gainesville, Georgia Araceli Cardenas, BS, Mankato Kari L. Chance, BS, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Danielle M. Deshayes, BS, Ramsey Cathy B. DiFrancesco, BS, Vacaville, California Erin M. Douglas, BS, Miller, South Dakota Miranda A. Drake, BS, Belle Plaine Brianne N. Duerr, BS, Bethel Jodie A. Entinger, BS, Mound Nicole L. Green, BS, Mahtomedi Megan E. Groebner, BS, Springfield Karen S. Haldemann, BS, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin Miroslawa G. Hari, BS, Westminster Emily A. Heisler, BS, New Brighton Melissa A. Hubbard, BS, Jim Falls, Wisconsin Anne E. Hvizdak, BS, Rosholt, Wisconsin Sydney M. Johnson, BS, Fargo, North Dakota Cortney L. Krahling, BS, Lake Crystal Jessica R. Lanning, BS, Woodbury Melissa A. Lindgren, BS, Richmond Kimberly J. Lofgren, BS, Forest Lake Emilie J. Lund, BS, Grove City Rebecca L. Maio, BS, Racine, Wisconsin Carol A. Martin, BS, Lititz, Pennsylvania Rosalind L. May, BS, Chanhassen Amber L. Miller, BS, Jonesboro, Arkansas Jeanette K. Miranda, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Kayla M. O’Neil, BS, Bloomington Tiffany J. Otto, BS, Ankeny, Iowa Kelsey R. Parker, BS, Fargo, North Dakota Kristan A. Pennington, BS, Mankato Whitli M. Reimann, BS, Elmore

Leslie M. Restemayer, BS, Menahga Nanette C. Ryan, BS, Goodhue Autumn N. Sevy, BS, Long Beach, California Fumi Shrestha, BS, Nepal Theresa B. Siemers, BS, Faribault Whitney Silva, BS, San Rafael, California Nicole C. Stassen, BS, Prior Lake Kelly M. Stellenberg, BS, Coon Rapids Lisa M. Stocker, BS, Lakeville Melissa K. Toth, BS, Saint Francis Stephanie L. Trutwin, BS, Cushing Kathryn L. Tschida, BS, Saint Anthony Wendy J. White, BS, Lake City Lauren N. Wilgenbusch, BS, Marshall Erin M. Wozniak, BS, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE Professor Jill Conlon, Chairperson

Andrew Akhaphong, BS, Farmington Nephtalie J. Alcenat, BS, Minneapolis Emilia I. Andersson, BS, Sweden Katherine C. Anundson, BS, Minneota Elysia L. Bires, BS, Spring Valley Sarah J. Blazinski, BS, Silver Lake Bryanna L. Borden, BS, Brooklyn Park Kelly K. Brink, BS, Waconia Amber R. Caviness, BS, Fairmont Emily E. Ellison, BS, Springfield Emily J. Endorf, BS, Plymouth Nicole M. Fitzgerald, BS, Largo, Florida Megan M. Hauck, BS, Champlin Amanda M. Heffner, BS, Rice Lake, Wisconsin Jonathon Heischberg, BS, Kenosha, Wisconsin Valerie A. Hoese, BS, Watertown Jennifer J. Hummel, BS, Burnsville Danielle A. Jones, BS, Brooklyn Park Ann C. Kahout, BS, Olivia Katie M. Klosterbuer, BS, Ellsworth Amber M. Leazer, BS, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Mai K. Lee, BS, Hilltop Jenna L. Leopold, BS, Heron Lake Averi M. Lulloff, BS, Kiel, Wisconsin Britney A. Marks, BS, Redwood Falls Anna M. Mayer, BS, Bloomington Jessica F. Menzhuber, BS, Mankato Danielle M. Miesen, BS, Springfield 29

Rachael L. Moline, BS, Eden Prairie Katherine M. Mondry, BS, Grand Rapids David L. Myers, BS, Mankato Kathryn M. Nommensen, BS, Onalaska, Wisconsin Krysta L. Oelfke, BS, Young America Libby A. Osmundson, BS, Owatonna Kelsey L. Patmore, BS, Sturgis, South Dakota Jordan R. Rockwood, BS, Maple Grove Kelsey N. Scearcy, BS, Lake Crystal Jessica J. Schaffer, BS, Mankato Sarah D. Schellinger, BS, Sartell Lauren A. Schian, BS, Mankato Kristina K. Schmidt, BS, Mankato Alexandra M. Schmitz, BS, Albert Lea Jordana M. Schreiner, BS, Mankato Karla K. Schweitzer, BS, Mankato Megan A. Soupir, BS, Milroy Caitlyn E. Swisher, BS, Estherville, Iowa Elyse K. Tremain, BS, Mankato Amanda L. Voracek, BS, Owatonna Marcie M. Woitas, BS, Minnesota Lake

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCE

Professor Marlene Tappe, Chairperson Sharifa M. Abdirizak, BS, Mankato Amanda J. Adams, BS, Dassel Beverly A. Bartsch, BS, Mankato Jacqueline A. Beckett, BS, Farmington Emily M. Bode, BS, New Ulm Kara I. Boerger, BS, North Mankato Madeline L. Brown, BS, Norwood Young America Nyabuay C. Chut, BS, Mankato Melissa A. Coleman, BS, Onalaska, Wisconsin Erin E. Connelly, BS, Eagan Kelsey L. Dale, BS, Olivia Kay-Lee N. Davis, BS, Mankato Michael B. Davis, BS, Apple Valley Desirae A. DeMarco, BS, New Lenox, Illinois Mikenna L. Doering, BS, Waverly Tracy L. Doerr, BS, Saint Peter Daru B. Dube, BS, Mankato Caitlin V. Foss, BS, Mantorville Meagan A. Gerber, BS, Chaska Kayla C. Gray, BS, Hamburg Kristin M. Haberman, BS, Apple Valley Leah M. Hanson, BS, Saint Peter

12:00 p.m. Program

DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL HYGIENE


April M. Hayes, BS, Farmington Andrew T. Hester, BS, Mankato Cassandra L. Holland, BS, Cambridge Tessa L. Holst, BS, Plainview LeAnn R. Hoppe, BS, Delavan Lana J. Howe, BS, Albert Lea Peter W. Hunt, BS, Mankato Sara L. Junker, BS, Mankato Natalya S. Kandakova, BS, Somerset, Wisconsin Ashley A. Kvistberg, BS, Blaine Howard W. Lam, BS, Bloomington Juliet L. Lekelefac, BS, Cameroon Danielle M. Lindell, BS, Brooklyn Park Jeremiah S. Martin, BS, Brooklyn Park Briana J. Meyer, BS, New Ulm Badria M. Mohamed, BS, Mankato Ali B. Mueller, BS, Mankato Kaelyn C. Mulcahy, BS, Apple Valley Emily H. Nienkerk, BS, Mankato Eric G. Niesen, BS, Fort Dodge, Iowa Yae Ra Oh, BS, Republic of Korea Glenn A. Oslin, BS, North Saint Paul Victor O. Oyesile, BS, Saint Paul Kathleen E. Parris, BS, Waconia Payton A. Paulsen, BS, Forest City, Iowa Sara A. Purrington, BS, North Mankato Sarah E. Reese, BS, Mankato Patricia L. Reinke, BS, Mankato Tara E. Riesgraf, BS, Henderson Cody A. Rose, BS, Cumberland, Wisconsin Lindsay M. Rosenow, BS, Saint Paul Marie E. Schmidt, BS, Lino Lakes Ashleigh L. Sette, BS, Mankato Fatuma Sharif-Mohamed, BS, Bloomington Vladislava A. Shevtsov, BS, Mankato Jordan C. Smith, BS, Faribault David G. Sprague, BS, Waterville Brandi L. Stangler, BS, Elysian Kaylen D. Swanson, BS, Owatonna Josephine J. Turgeon, BS, Champlin Kasie A. Tverberg, BS, Andover Mallory K. Warmington, BS, Faribault Morgan A. Weinand, BS, Mankato Kristen R. Williams, BS, Radcliffe, Iowa John H. Wunderlich, BS, Faribault LawToua Yang, BS, Maplewood Linda L. Yang, BS, Mankato Nicholas L. Yenser, BS, Watertown, Wisconsin Joseph B. Zachman, BS, Saint Peter

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE Professor Garold Rushing, Chairperson

Marcus L. Ableman, BS, Faribault Rakim J. Anim Finney, BS, Brooklyn Park Kendra M. Aube, BS, Faribault Brittany M. Beelner, BS, Mankato Thomas S. Boike, BAT, Willmar Andrew J. Bornholdt, BS, Eagle Lake Ross E. Brightman, BS, Saint Francis Mackinzie M. Brion, BS, Monticello Jourdan Y. Bruehl, BS, Woodbury Kenisha L. Butler, BS, Mankato Stephen L. Carlson, BS, Chanhassen Francis A. Caron, BS, Eagan Adam W. Clark, BS, Albert Lea Melissa C. Clark, BS, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin Nathan A. Clark, BAT, Dassel Nathan A. Clark, BS, Dassel Daniel L. Clemmerson, BS, Jordan Philip D. Cook, BS, Carol Stream, Illinois Kelcey K. Cordes, BS, Courtland Jamie A. Cross, BS, Faribault Kalvin C. Danzl, BS, Maple Grove Daniel R. Davies, BS, Lino Lakes Robert D. DeWolfe, BS, Merrifield Nicole M. Dick, BS, Mankato Nicole M. Dooher, BS, New Hope Michael G. Duckert, BS, Coon Rapids Mark J. Eno, BS, Garrison Chase M. Feldbrugge, BAT, Mankato Chelsea L. Fogarty, BS, Belle Plaine Matthew E. Frericks, BAT, Le Center Valerie M. Giuttari, BS, Mankato Cory M. Glieden, BS, Chaska Eugene J. Glynn, BS, Waseca Joseph S. Gullickson, BAT, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Jordan T. Hall, BS, Preston Amy L. Harr, BAT, Aberdeen, South Dakota Mary B. Hass, BS, Plymouth Brandon M. Haugen, BS, Waconia John D. Heffelfinger, BS, Maple Grove Brittany L. Henry, BS, Stillwater Sara E. Hewitt, BS, Faribault Benjamin J. Holker, BS, Stillwater Daniel G. Hove, BS, Chaska Bradley D. Kemnitz, BS, Thompson, Iowa Kenneth C. Kiger, BS, Woodbury

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Cori L. Klassen, BAT, Pine Island Lucas C. Kohner, BS, Bloomington Abby A. Kreitlow, BS, Glenwood Tyler B. Kuch, BS, North Mankato Cole S. Kukowski, BS, Lewiston Kaylee A. Kulich, BS, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Roba M. Lolo, BS, Mankato Grant L. Luer, BS, Menomonie, Wisconsin Nicholas A. Metzger, BS, Apple Valley Evan J. Mosey, BS, Downers Grove, Illinois Jesse J. Mulhollam, BS, New Richmond, Wisconsin Alexander D. Munter, BAT, Anoka Bradley P. Nelson, BS, Mankato Sean M. Netzke, BS, Marshall Connor D. O’Brien, BS, New Prague Logan R. Oellien, BS, Canby Scott A. Overholser, BS, Eagle Lake Michael J. Pauly, BS, Jordan Keith A. Peltier, BAT, Pine River Jenna M. Peterson, BS, Hopkins Brett S. Pexa, BAT, Cologne Shafi Y. Qanyare, BS, Mankato Lindsey R. Rague, BS, Waconia Betty J. Roche, BAT, Pengilly Anthony J. Scherber, BS, New Hope Jeremy G. Schrempp, BS, Mankato Laura A. Schuneman, BS, Arlington Kelly A. Shaner, BAT, Sanborn Amber R. Shaughnessy, BS, Montgomery Kelli M. Simmer, BS, Champlin Taylor Spanton, BS, Apple Valley Paul D. Stenzel, BS, Mankato Tyler A. Stoltman, BAT, Pequot Lakes Justin D. Sullivan, BS, Marine on Saint Croix Tabetha N. Temperley, BS, East Dubuque, Illinois Sean M. Thomforde, BS, Goodhue Naoyuki Tsuji, BAT, Japan Naoyuki Tsuji, BS, Japan Taylor J. Van Oosbree, BS, Long Lake Paul A. Vanden Heuvel, BS, Hudson, Wisconsin Chad M. Viens, BS, Rosemount Alyssa P. Werth, BS, Circle Pines Clinton A. Wilson-Kim, BS, Dekalb, Illinois Ashley A. Wirz, BS, Ramsey Nicholas L. Yenser, BS, Watertown, Wisconsin Dannielle M. Zwieg, BAT, Parkers Prairie


Professor James Wise, Chairperson

Kjerstin A. Almquist, BS, Minneapolis Kayla J. Altmann, BS, Lafayette Jill B. Bartels, BS, New Ulm Katelyn A. Berkner, BS, Sleepy Eye Emmy J. Breuer, BS, La Crescent Nicki J. Buechner, BS, New Ulm Casey R. Christian, BS, Shakopee Daniel A. Coca, BS, Mankato Micah J. DeLong, BS, Brookfield, Wisconsin Michelle M. Farley, BS, New Brighton Anna E. Findsen, BS, Farmington David J. Foley, BS, Dundas Joseph E. Giesfeldt, BS, Verona, Wisconsin Daniel A. Gliszinski, BS, New Prague Liana L. Gordon, BS, Crystal Adam C. Hanson, BS, Lake Crystal Marcus E. Hill, BS, Brooklyn Park Kari K. Hunter, BS, Prior Lake Brandon C. Johnson, BS, New Hope Kayla A. Johnson, BS, Norwood Young America Abby J. Kaluza, BS, Minneapolis Aaron J. Kes, BS, Lonsdale Michelle K. Kirwin, BS, Morgan Hill, California Joshua T. Knaak, BS, Saint Peter Travis A. Kovalchuk, BS, Blaine Jordan M. Krause, BS, Mankato Ben L. Kucera, BS, International Falls Angela M. Kukowski, BS, Minnesota City Nichole L. Kwasny, BS, Wausau, Wisconsin Mark M. Lawstuen, BS, Lanesboro Heidi G. Lefebvre, BS, Rockford Noah J. Lichtenthaler, BS, Mankato 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 Shabnam Nassiri, BS, Howard Lake Zachary E. Otto, BS, Wausau, Wisconsin Alex R. Reese, BS, Hayfield Brittney K. Riesgraf, BS, Chaska Corey C. Roberts, BS, Mankato Isaac A. Roll, BS, Rush City Kelly A. Schmitt, BS, Mankato

Adam C. Schmoll, BS, Claremont Emily C. Schumacher, BS, Owatonna Daniel L. Sheehan, BS, Waseca Jennifer E. Sikkink, BS, Rochester Jenna M. Simon, BS, Prior Lake Jacob M. Smith, BS, Brewster Tessa L. Stener, BS, Blaine Jason A. Stewart, BS, Inver Grove Heights Jill M. Storlie, BS, Mankato Mary B. Tiemann, BS, Melrose Bridget A. Tonne, BS, Granada Michael S. Tutt, BS, Marshall April D. Voss, BS, No Mankato Thao Vue, BS, Saint Paul Christopher S. Wagner, BS, Bloomington Jonathan C. Walberg, BS, Ham Lake Derrick S. Washington, Jr., BS, Brown Deer, Wisconsin Carolyn A. Yauger, BS, Le Center Bradley J. Yetzer, BS, Rochester Angela E. Zappa, BS, Minnetonka

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

Emily M. Anderson, BS, Duluth Melissa R. Anderson, BS, Minneapolis Kristen D. Benjaminson, BS, Rogers Rachel L. Briant, BS, Waverly Jolene F. Brody, BS, Mankato Molli K. Bruns, BS, Montevideo Samantha J. Clemens, BS, Shakopee Katie M. Dietz, BS, New Prague Maria L. Dokken, BS, Spring Grove Abby M. Ellis, BS, Rogers Aimee L. Erhardt, BS, Vadnais Heights Anthony M. Frank, BS, Benson Elizabeth F. Gerads, BS, Sartell Kia R. Gronski, BS, Platteville, Wisconsin Nevada J. Helget, BS, Sleepy Eye Melanie A. Jensen, BS, Coon Rapids Molli A. Karen, BS, Rapid City, South Dakota Jessica L. Kimpling, BS, Marshall Rebekah A. Koller, BS, Mankato Kjirsten M. Kroenke, BS, Dent Marissa M. Leese, BS, Maynard Kayla S. Lindstrom, BS, Saint Cloud Sarah M. Ludewig, BA, Sleepy Eye Ashley A. Mergens, BS, Fergus Falls Margaret A. Montville, BS, Eden Prairie 31

Amanda J. Neidecker, BS, Sleepy Eye Sara J. Olson, BS, Excelsior Julia K. Omtvedt, BA, Mankato Shelby L. Quist, BS, Le Sueur Amanda M. Rudolph, BS, Farmington Kristina M. Schmidt, BS, Ham Lake Alyssa J. Sherry, BS, Rochester Elizabeth T. Smith, BS, Hibbing Brianna M. Wall, BS, Waconia Jacia M. Wanous, BS, Owatonna Hannah J. Wilson, BS, Alexandria

SCHOOL OF NURSING

Professor Julia Hebenstreit, Chairperson Lisa A. Alter, BS, Northwood, North Dakota Grace C. Andersen, BS, Marshall Kendra K. Anderson, BS, Kasson Mary B. Andryk, BS, New Ulm Megan R. Apold, BS, Oakdale Dana M. Bauman, BS, Henderson Heidi L. Bendix, BS, Courtland Shannon M. Bentzin, BS, Austin Bruce L. Bird, BS, Inver Grove Heights Bobbie J. Bjergo, BS, Inver Grove Heights Viktoryia Bobr, BS, Saint Louis Park Lacey L. Boisvert, BS, Savage Casey C. Borgen, BS, Luverne Anthony D. Boxrud, BS, Mankato Kimberly J. Bracht, BS, Mankato Emma M. Brandenburg, BS, Lakeville Courtney N. Braun, BS, Bloomington Wiromrat Brownell, BS, Shakopee Kathryn M. Buesgens-Goebel, BS, Jordan Heather A. Chin, BS, Brooklyn, New York Chelsey P. Classon, BS, Albert Lea Andrea L. Coyne, BS, Blaine Maren C. Davis, BS, Shakopee Caleb E. Diercks, BS, Red Wing Kay L. Disrud, BS, Prior Lake Katie J. Donner, BS, Blaine Brigitte R. Dubay, BS, Minneapolis Jessica A. Dubiel, BS, Maple Grove Nebiyu S. Eguale, BS, Saint Paul Andrew M. Ellison, BS, New Prague Amber L. Faber, BS, Sherburn Wendy M. Fehl, BS, Willmar Lacey A. Ferguson, BS, Mankato Cassandre M. Fournier, BS, Prior Lake Kristina M. Freese, BS, La Crescent Erin M. Genin, BS, Blaine Elaine N. George, BS, Waseca

12:00 p.m. Program

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, PARKS AND LEISURE SERVICES


Todd E. Giencke, BS, Waconia Sandra A. Gilk, BS, Albany Kara E. Grant, BS, Austin Anthony P. Greve, BS, Lake Crystal Stephanie R. Gunderman, BS, Fulda Julie Ann M. Hanks, BS, Richfield Megan A. Hansen, BS, Inver Grove Heights Melissa A. Hanson, BS, Lanesboro Megan T. Hartigan, BS, Monticello Brenda J. Hehr, BS, Dundas Kayla R. Heimer, BS, Stewartville Kati L. Hiller, BS, Mankato Chenin L. Holtzworth, BS, Apple Valley Ashley R. Horstmann, BS, Howard Lake Alyssa M. Hulburt, BS, Burnsville Nicole L. Imgrund, BS, Eagan McKenzie L. Jabs, BS, Mankato Darian L. Jackson, BS, Kasota Carrie W. Jeffrey, BS, Mankato Lisa M. Johnson, BS, Minneapolis Tiffany L. Johnson, BS, Mott, North Dakota Christy M. Kerns, BS, Rosemount Samantha J. Kluver, BS, Odin Kalpana Koju, BS, Nepal Lindsey M. Koterba, BS, Minnetonka Kristin M. Kraemer, BS, Green Isle Elizabeth A. Kraft, BS, Montgomery Shawna A. Kratochwill, BS, Mayer Justin S. Kreps, BS, Rochester Danielle L. LaCroix, BS, Eagan Vineeta D. Lall, BS, Apple Valley Claire A. Lauer, BS, Holts Summit, Missouri Lissa A. Lavalle, BS, Shoreview Sarah K. Lazar, BS, Eagle Lake Kimberly D. Leiter, BS, Savage Brenda A. Loucks, BS, Austin

Abby J. MacDonald, BS, Farmington Karishma Mahandhar, BS, Bloomington Cassie L. Mandelko, BS, Farmington Anne E. Marks, BS, Saint Paul Erica R. Martinez, BS, Austin Hannah J. McMenimen, BS, Mendota Heights Mindy R. Meyer, BS, Fenton, Iowa Kirsten J. Meyers, BS, Rochester Bethanie M. Miller, BS, Eagan Yonas Y. Moges, BS, Saint Louis Park Breanna N. Mulvihill, BS, Rogers Trisha M. Murphy, BS, Austin Nicholas V. Nelson, BS, Blooming Prairie William F. Newton, BS, Lakeville Maureen K. Nyaenya, BS, Chaska Nancy M. Ondrachek, BS, Brooklyn Park Risper M. Onkoba, BS, Hopkins Whitney M. Orn, BS, Saint Cloud Megan L. Patterson, BS, Windom Erika L. Paumen, BS, Annandale Gina M. Peterson, BS, Eden Prairie Roxann M. Peterson, BS, Owatonna Paula R. Platt, BS, Slayton David B. Polley, BS, Chaska Ashton G. Pollreisz, BS, Mitchell, South Dakota Sara A. Pugh, BS, Minnesota Lake Rochelle A. Racette, BS, Burnsville Melissa A. Raskovich, BS, Columbia Heights Jessica L. Reed, BS, Melrose Justin M. Richter, BS, Mankato Aleah C. Roberts, BS, Albert Lea Kelsey E. Rowan, BS, Hutchinson Kelsey L. Ruen, BS, Lanesboro Selena R. Running, BS, Stillwater

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Kyle W. Runningen, BS, Houston Jordan C. Sabatke, BS, Wykoff Ashley D. Samora, BS, Le Sueur Megan M. Schiebe, BS, Plymouth Kim A. Schmitz, BS, New Prague Krysta K. Schneider, BS, Blaine Jessie M. Schnieder, BS, Austin Kathryn J. Schroeder, BS, Sleepy Eye Bonnie L. Schruin, BS, Mankato Cynthia A. Seavey, BS, Burnsville Reza Serajzadeh, BS, Lake Mary, Florida Federico S. Serrano, BS, Maple Grove Crystal S. Sertich, BS, Duluth Sapana Shakya, BS, Nepal Heather L. Sheely, BS, Dexter Laura M. Sherburne, BS, Mankato Megan L. Skelton, BS, Monticello Brittany R. Sonnabend, BS, Vernon Center Rachel C. Steffer, BS, Savage Rebecca N. Stevermer, BS, Mapleton Johannah M. Streff, BS, Savage Alicia B. Thielen, BS, Champlin Kellie M. Thompson, BS, Albert Lea Kathryn J. Tomlinson, BS, Minneapolis Brittany J. Tornstrom, BS, Caledonia Colleen P. Tripp, BS, Lakeville Chad K. Watson, BS, Brooklyn Center Benjamin E. Wetzel, BS, Le Center Laura J. Wheeler, BS, Owatonna Valerie A. White, BS, Roseville Samantha J. Wickum, BS, Nerstrand Zachary M. Wight, BS, Mound Aaron J. Willey, BS, North Mankato Tatiana L. Woessner, BS, Lavista, Nebraska Jennifer L. Wolf, BS, Shakopee Amanda L. Ziegler, BS, Blue Earth Ann M. Ziwicki, BS, Foley


College of Education SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Karina M. Beck, Elementary Education Natalie J. Feldmeier, Special Education Caitlyn D. Gerchak, Elementary Education Austin B. Jacobsen, Aviation Kirstin C. Nelson, Special Education Katherine M. Neutgens, Elementary Education Kirsten M. Osberghaus, Elementary Education Amanda M. Schroeder, Special Education Anna J. Stevens, Elementary Education Jamie L. Stockwell, Elementary Education Laura K. Weber, Special Education

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Michael P. Berger, Elementary Education Jacob L. Berling, Elementary Education Sarah E. Berres, Elementary Education Ellen M. Cramer, Elementary Education Leah F. Dallmann, Special Education Margarett J. Foley, Elementary Education Juli A. Herr, Special Education

Randall P. Hirsch, Elementary Education Lauren E. Kappers, Special Education Anastasia Klimenko, Elementary Education Jennifer S. Koerner, Elementary Education Matthew J. Lutz, Aviation Jennie C. Noreen, Special Education Brienna R. Otte, Elementary Education Kimberly N. Rand, Elementary Education Skye A. Retzlaff, Elementary Education Anna E. Steider, Elementary Education Taylor L. Stolquist, Elementary Education Katlyn J. Utzman, Special Education Alicia L. Wheeler, Special Education Diana R. Wokson, Special Education Joseph C. Wollenburg, Elementary Education Elizabeth A. Wright, Elementary Education Laura J. York, Special Education

CUM LAUDE

Kara D. Aliperto, Elementary Education Erin N. Dovre, Elementary Education Stephanie L. Drill, Elementary Education

Aleysha L. Ewald, Special Education Sarah F. Hopper, Elementary Education Nathan J. Howells, Elementary Education Elizabeth E. Juran, Elementary Education Christine R. Keeley, Special Education Emilee K. Larson, Elementary Education Kimberly A. Lawrence, Elementary Education Jessica A. Lee, Elementary Education Patrick J. Mooney, Aviation Heather A. Nelson, Elementary Education Amanda L. Persike, Elementary Education Nicole R. Pratten, Elementary Education Lindsey M. Richters, Special Education Thomas K. Rollag, Aviation Wesley W. Sherratt, Elementary Education Renee L. Siegle, Elementary Education James A. Wilkins, Special Education Heath H. Wilson, Elementary Education Wendy K. Wolter, Elementary Education

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Professor Thomas Peterson, Coordinator Tharfan S. Alsagoor, BS, Saudi Arabia Aaron J. Barthol, BS, Eden Prairie Tyler J. Halvorson, BS, Wanamingo Joseph P. Harbison, BS, Brooklyn Park Zachary A. Holst, BS, Byron

Austin B. Jacobsen, BS, Lake Park, Iowa Ashtyn N. Kupser, BS, Cleveland Matthew J. Lutz, BS, Lino Lakes Jairek S. Lyons, BS, Le Sueur Brittany R. Monio, BS, Madison Lake Patrick J. Mooney, BS, Farmington Jacob A. Pieper, BS, Prior Lake Ethan J. Plunkett, BS, Angora Thomas K. Rollag, BS, Beaver Creek 33

Nicholas A. Singletary, BS, Maplewood Edward P. Van Pelt, BS, Chanhassen Wade C. Yahnke, BS, Le Sueur

DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING AND STUDENT PERSONNEL

Professors Rick Auger & Aaron Jeffrey, Co-Chairpersons

12:00 p.m. Program

The candidates will be presented by Jean Haar, Dean


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Professor Julie Carlson, Chairperson

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

Kara D. Aliperto, BS, Oakdale Karina M. Beck, BS, Chaska Michael P. Berger, BS, Lakeville Jacob L. Berling, BS, Melrose Sarah E. Berres, BS, Richfield Andrew M. Bischoff, BS, Minnetonka Ellen M. Cramer, BS, Nerstrand Erin N. Dovre, BS, Carver Stephanie L. Drill, BS, Henderson Margarett J. Foley, BS, Lakeville Caitlyn D. Gerchak, BS, Moorhead Ross D. Greenhagen, BS, Shakopee Carrie Jo M. Hebrink, BS, Olivia Randall P. Hirsch, BS, Cottage Grove Sarah F. Hopper, BS, Burnsville Nathan J. Howells, BS, Faribault Christa A. Johnson, BS, Windom Elizabeth E. Juran, BS, Lakeville Anastasia Klimenko, BS, Houston, Texas Jennifer S. Koerner, BS, Mound Emilee K. Larson, BS, Baxter Kimberly A. Lawrence, BS, Apple Valley Jessica A. Lee, BS, Eagan Ryan K. Maxson, BS, Lakeville Heather A. Nelson, BS, Burnsville Katherine M. Neutgens, BS, New Prague

Kirsten M. Osberghaus, BS, River Falls, Wisconsin Brienna R. Otte, BS, Randolph Amanda L. Persike, BS, McFarland, Wisconsin Taylor K. Possail, BS, Tyler Nicole R. Pratten, BS, Eden Prairie Caleb J. Quinn, BS, Bloomington Kimberly N. Rand, BS, Belle Plaine Jessica A. Ratliff, BS, Minneapolis Skye A. Retzlaff, BS, Plymouth Amy M. Sharp, BS, Brooklyn Park Wesley W. Sherratt, BS, Bloomington Renee L. Siegle, BS, Hamburg Anna E. Steider, BS, Eden Prairie Jena P. Steineck, BS, Blaine Anna J. Stevens, BS, Rosemount Jamie L. Stockwell, BS, Burnsville Taylor L. Stolquist, BS, Maple Grove Jessicca C. Williams, BS, Saint Louis Park Heath H. Wilson, BS, Faribault Joseph C. Wollenburg, BS, Waseca Wendy K. Wolter, BS, Faribault Elizabeth A. Wright, BS, Brandon, South Dakota

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

DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP LTC Joel Stephenson, Chairperson

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DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION Professor Terri Wallace, Chairperson

Brittney A. Brown, BS, Farmington Leah F. Dallmann, BS, New Ulm Brandi M. Dierling, BS, Blaine Aleysha L. Ewald, BS, Woden, Iowa Natalie J. Feldmeier, BS, Burnsville Amber L. Groskreutz, BS, Reedsburg, Wisconsin Juli A. Herr, BS, Owatonna Linsy C. Hershberger, BS, New Richland Kelsey A. Hulke, BS, Mankato Lauren E. Kappers, BS, Prior Lake Christine R. Keeley, BS, Minnetonka Kelsey A. Kuiper, BS, Saint Peter Samantha J. Miller, BS, Plymouth Kirstin C. Nelson, BS, Mankato Jennie C. Noreen, BS, Avon Tina J. Raske, BS, Vernon Center Lindsey M. Richters, BS, Luverne Amanda M. Schroeder, BS, Jeffers Jessica C. Tix, BS, Hastings Katlyn J. Utzman, BS, Rapid City, South Dakota Laura K. Weber, BS, Eden Prairie Alicia L. Wheeler, BS, Plainview James A. Wilkins, BS, Saint Peter Diana R. Wokson, BS, Farmington Laura J. York, BS, Lake Wilson


Program 3:00 p.m. 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

Whitney Stewart Harris Executive Director for Diversity and Equity Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Address

Anuka Rodrigo Bachelor of Science, International Business College of Business

Andrew M. Wesolowski Bachelor of Science, Geography College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Conferring of Degrees

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

Micki Schaffer ‘95, ‘10, President Minnesota State Mankato Alumni Association Kimm Julian Associate Professor of Music

Recessional March * *Audience to remain seated.

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3:00 p.m. Program

Kimm Julian Minnesota State University, Mankato Associate Professor of Music


Platform Guests RICHARD DAVENPORT President Minnesota State University, Mankato

KIMBERLY GREER Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences ROBERT HOFFMAN Vice President for Strategic Business, Education, and Regional Partnerships

WHITNEY STEWART HARRIS Executive Director for Diversity Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

JEFFREY P. ISEMINGER Vice President for University Advancement

LINDA L. BAER Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs ED CLARK Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer BRENDA FLANNERY Dean of the College of Business

BASIL JANAVARAS Professor, College of Business DAVID P. JONES Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

HENRY MORRIS Dean of Institutional Diversity BARRY J. RIES Interim Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research JOAN ROCA Dean of Library Services MICKI SCHAFFER President of Minnesota State University, Mankato Alumni Association RICHARD J. STRAKA Vice President for Finance and Administration STEVEN VASSAR Professor, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Procession Participants FACULTY HONOR MARSHALS

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MARCHING FACULTY

Basil Janavaras, College of Business Steven Vassar, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSORS Paul Schumann Roger Severns

COLLEGE HONOR MARSHALS Paul Brennan, College of Business Miriam Porter, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES MARCHING FACULTY PROFESSORS Maria Bevacqua Ashok Chowdhury Dennis Waskul

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Jianwei Hou Sung Kim Vicki Luoma Juan Meng Hyuna Park Buddhadev Roychoudhury

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS Wayne Allen Colleen Clarke Christopher Corley Kevin Filter Annelies Hagemeister Eiji Kawabata Cynthia Miller Jocelyn Stitt Sherrise Truesdale-Moore Fei Yuan

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ASSISTANT PROFESSORS Kathy Bertsch Rhonda Dass Patricia Nelson Agnes Odinga Mark Robbins INSTRUCTOR Christian Dobratz LIBRARY FACULTY Monika Antonelli Daardi Sizemore ADMINISTRATIVE and SUPPORT FACULTY Maria Baxter-Nuamah Diane Berge


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

Brett W. DeJager, Luverne School Psychology Advisor: Dr. Kevin Filter Dissertation: Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Function-based Behavior Intervention Planning in Positive Behavior Support Julene D. Nolan, North Mankato School Psychology Advisor: Dr. Kevin Filter Dissertation: International and CrossCultural Application of the Good Behavior Game

MASTER OF ARTS

Rachel M. Aguilera-Vanderheyden, Osseo Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Daniel Sachau Morgan Ames, Rochester Clinical Psychology Advisor: Dr. Sarah Sifers Kimberly Asuncion, Culver City, California Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Lisa Perez Ross B. Brandt, Bloomington Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. Anthony Filipovitch Valerie N. Brophy, Fairfax, Iowa Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Kristie Campana Chelsea L. Chatham, Mankato Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Kristie Campana

Samantha B. Coffin, Mankato Gender and Women’s Studies Advisor: Dr. Jocelyn Stitt Thesis: How Modern Family and Parenthood Represent Equal Parenting: A Feminist Discourse Diana C. Colangelo, Maple Grove Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Andrea Lassiter Thesis: Disentangling Individual, Organization, and Learning Process Factors that Drive Employee Participation Brian E. Finley, Maplewood Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. David Laverny-Rafter Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, Ghana Urban and Regional Studies Advisor: Dr. Anthony Filipovitch Thesis: Modeling Parking Demand: A Systems Approach to Parking Policy Analysis on Campus Robin R. Guise, Flora, Indiana Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. Beth Heidelberg Hung T. Hoang, Mankato Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Lisa Perez Ashley A. Hudson, Gardner, North Dakota Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. Beth Heidelberg Kaitlyn E. Kenealy, Mankato Gender and Women’s Studies Advisor: Dr. Maria Bevacqua

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Caimon J. Kollie, Shakopee Sociology: General Advisor: Dr. Paul Prew Thesis: Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone: A Rural Dilemma? Courtney E. Kramlinger, North Mankato Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. Beth Heidelberg Alicia M. Kruger, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Clinical Psychology Advisor: Dr. Daniel Houlihan Michael J. Leytem, Cascade, Iowa Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Emily Stark Jessica M. Lillegaard, Mankato Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Daniel Sachau Kimberly M. Maas, Waseca Sociology: General Advisor: Dr. Emily Boyd Edward W. McBorrough, Brooklyn Park Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. Miriam Porter Keagan L. McPherson, Mankato Clinical Psychology Advisor: Dr. Eric Sprankle Thesis: Role of Health Behaviors in Sexual Quality of Life Among Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Survivors Ashley M. Mellgren, Belle Plaine Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. Beth Heidelberg

3:00 p.m. Program

DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY


William G. Mettee, Stuthers, Ohio Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. David Laverny-Rafter Jenna Miller, Mahtomedi Clinical Psychology Advisor: Dr. Sarah Sifers Kristina M. Peltz, Waseca Clinical Psychology Advisor: Dr. Sarah Sifers Thesis: The Puzzle of Paradoxical Insomnia Megan A. Peters, Amherst, Wisconsin Gender and Women’s Studies Advisor: Dr. Maria Bevacqua Thesis: The Ambiguity of Panem: Captialism, Nationalism, and Sexuality in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games Series Benjamin S. Pierson, Saint Paul Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. Anthony Filipovitch Smita Rakshit, Bangladesh Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. Beth Heidelberg Joey Robison, Northfield Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. Beth Heidelberg Matthew E. Schumann, Albert Lea Clinical Psychology Advisor: Dr. Barry Ries Sarah Smeltzer, Champaign, Illinois Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Daniel Sachau Shuo Tian, Edina Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Andrea Lassiter Eric D. Weiss, Minneapolis Urban Planning Advisor: Dr. Beth Heidelberg Sherry E. Werkmeister, Mankato Clinical Psychology Advisor: Dr. Daniel Houlihan

Kathryn E. Wilson, Woodbury Industrial/Organizational Psychology Advisor: Dr. Daniel Sachau Thesis: Development of a Pilot Selection System for a Midwestern University Aviation Program

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Oluwafemi T. Agboola, Nigeria Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Bjorn A. Becker Linder, Mankato Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Daniel A. Beskar, Eden Prairie Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Molly E. Bohrer, North Mankato Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Jill R. Hafermann, New Prague Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Bhimsen Mangalgi, Plymouth Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Greg M. Meyer, Eagle Lake Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox Monish Mukhiya, Nepal Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox

Cara J. Willems, Glencoe Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Mohammed K. Alghamdi, Saudi Arabia Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey GranbergRademacker Rodo M. Ali, Minneapolis Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey GranbergRademacker Siciid S. Ali, Minneapolis Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey GranbergRademacker David C. Bullert, North Mankato Public Administration Advisor: Kevin Parsneau Hamdi A. Elnuzahi, Mankato Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey GranbergRademacker Brian S. Hagen, Olivia Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey GranbergRademacker Ganna Ivanova, Ukraine Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Avra Johnson

Anh N. Pham, Vietnam Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox

Rebecca J. Jarombek, Anoka Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey GranbergRademacker

Matthew J. Seavey, Mankato Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox

Kyungyoon Jeong, Mankato Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Eiji Kawabata

Nathan B. Sherwood, Owatonna Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox

Noor I. Mohamed, Minneapolis Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey GranbergRademacker

Christopher L. Werner, Mankato Business Administration Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Fox

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Ruth K. Nieto Flores, Peru Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Eiji Kawabata


Erin K. Roberts, Mankato Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey GranbergRademacker Felix Twum Barimah, Mankato Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jacqueline Vieceli Mitchell L. Wallerstedt, Mankato Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Avra Johnson Song Yang, Roseville Public Administration Advisor: Kevin Parsneau

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Clifford S. Anderson, Sauk Rapids Sociology: Corrections Advisor: Dr. William Wagner Michelle A. Bridges, Mankato Geography Advisor: Dr. Forrest Wilkerson Robert J. Burns, Mankato History Advisor: Dr. Tao Peng Irma T. De La Guardia, Mankato Ethnic and Multi-Cultural Studies Advisor: Hanh Huy Phan Richard A. DeVito, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Geography Advisor: Dr. Fei Yuan

Zachary B. DeVoe, Sarona, Wisconsin Geography Advisor: Dr. Forrest Wilkerson Thesis: Burn Severity and PostFire Vegetation Recovery of the Clear Creek Fire, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Idaho Lydia K. Fall, Saint James Sociology: Corrections Advisor: Dr. Paul Prew Alexandra N. Garklavs, Mankato Gerontology Advisor: Dr. Leah Rogne Kristal M. Gray, Le Sueur Gender and Women’s Studies Advisor: Dr. Jocelyn Stitt Thesis: The Emotionally Supportive Sister-Soldier: How the United States Military Values Normative Femininity and Devalues Nonconformist Servicewomen Na Young Heo, Republic of Korea Ethnic and Multi-Cultural Studies Advisor: Dr. Wayne Allen Thesis: Racial, Ethnic, and Class Identities of Korean Adoptees in Minnesota and the Factors for Their Decision to Pursue Post-Baccalaureate Education Bradley J. Hustad, Dawson History Advisor: Dr. Lori Lahlum Thesis: Problems in Historiography: The Americanization of German Ethnics Benjamin R. Krohling, North Mankato Sociology: Human Services Planning and Administration Advisor: Dr. Steve Buechler Brianna C. Moe, Mounds View Gerontology Advisor: Donald Ebel

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MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK Laura R. Aldrich, Waseca Social Work Advisor: Dr. Michelle Alvarez

3:00 p.m. Program

Oluwadamilare A. Oke, Nigeria Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey GranbergRademacker Olajuwon O. Onadipe, Nigeria Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey GranbergRademacker Kelly A. Othoudt, Lake Crystal Public Administration Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey GranbergRademacker


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College of Business SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Tamara J. Black, Marketing Courtney J. Bonnstetter, Management David B. Cox, Management Pratibha Dhamala, Management Donna M. Gadacz, Accounting Brittany N. Jackson, Accounting Scott A. Lindner, Accounting Abby R. Malecek, Management Abby R. Malecek, Marketing Macklin J. Marquis, Finance Dorothy G. Schwartzkopf, Accounting Lani M. Sexton, Marketing Taylor J. Van Oosbree, Marketing Jacob J. Werner, Finance

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Derrick E. Anderson, Management Sergey V. Arsentyev, Finance Shane T. Bjork, Management Michelle L. Bradley, Finance Paul F. Burkhardt, Accounting Britta L. Darsow, Accounting Mary R. Doehling, Finance Garrett D. Fabro, Marketing Matthew J. Felling, Management Jonathan W. Flattery, Management Dilumi Ganhewage, Marketing Lexie A. Hash, Finance Samuel F. Heidelk, Accounting Kimberly A. Huynh, Management Aakash D. Joshi, Accounting Aakash D. Joshi, Management Jacob J. Lager, Accounting

Der Lee, Management Jon D. Lippert, Finance Daniel Martin, Management Jennifer L. Matos, Accounting Chelsey A. Mitchell, Finance Anuka N. Muhandiramge Rodrigo, International Business Anuka N. Muhandiramge Rodrigo, Management Anuka N. Muhandiramge Rodrigo, Marketing Stephanie S. Ochocki, Management Courtney R. Odegaard, Accounting Mark R. Scheierl, Accounting Joshua P. Schmidt, Management Shawn E. Schreier, Finance Shawn E. Schreier, Accounting Ashley L. Schultze, Accounting Ashley L. Schultze, Finance Jeremy J. Sudbeck, Marketing Tyler J. Tennant, Marketing Shannon C. Thoennes, Accounting Kathleen E. Tucker, Management Zachary M. Waldoch, Accounting Mae L. Weise, Management Jennifer L. Westberg, Management

CUM LAUDE

Nasser A. Almutawa, Finance Jesse J. Born, Management Shandi M. Counter, Management Alexander W. Donaldson, Management Tyler Elbrecht, Marketing

William W. Erickson, Management Craig R. Fischer, Finance Raimie D. Flory, International Business Angela M. Fortney, Marketing Chad M. Foslien, Finance Ryan C. Gelhaye, Management Eric B. Good, Finance Eric B. Good, Accounting Jacob W. Gross, Management Andrew J. Hirsch, Management Kelsey M. Holschbach, Management Angela N. Knepprath, Management Ryan K. Kocak, Management Jeffrey P. Kohl, Marketing Kevin D. Konerza, Management Shelbi M. Logue, Marketing Shelbi M. Logue, International Business Benjamin P. Majhor, Finance Christina R. Oberle, Management Kathryn Olson, Marketing Tyler J. Ostendorf, Marketing Daniel C. Parsley, Accounting Joshua P. Paulson, Finance Maren M. Peterson, Management Taylor A. Post, Accounting Robert P. Powell, Accounting Fakhar Raza, Management Lauren A. Somers, Finance Tyler J. Stofferan, Accounting Molly G. Strom, Marketing Robert W. Tanhoff, Management Sujit K. Twayana, Management Travis M. Wermerskirchen, Management

Dd DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS LAW Professor Bill Brown, Chairperson

Stephanie G. Accad, BS, Burnsville

Paul F. Burkhardt, BS, Mankato Jessie L. Cleven, BS, Mankato Britta L. Darsow, BS, White Bear Lake Travis P. Dodgen, BS, Worthington Michael K. Flicek, BS, Montgomery Andrew J. Fults, BS, Brooklyn Park Donna M. Gadacz, BS, Hillman Kyle M. Gangelhoff, BS, Hastings 41

Eric B. Good, BS, Mankato Aaron J. Gunderson, BS, Richfield Lynndon M. Hecker, BS, Eden Prairie Samuel F. Heidelk, BS, Lincoln, Nebraska Jed T. Heubner, BS, Minneapolis Brittany N. Jackson, BS, Isle Nicholas J. Jadwin, BS, Plymouth

3:00 p.m. Program

The candidates will be presented by Brenda Flannery, Dean.


Zeba I. Janjua, BS, Eagan Aakash D. Joshi, BS, Nepal Katie J. Kaufman, BS, North Mankato Kacie J. Korsten, BS, Red Wing Jacob J. Lager, BS, Fairmont Scott A. Lindner, BS, Eden Prairie Fahad Malek, BS, Bangladesh Jennifer L. Matos, BS, Sleepy Eye Chelsey A. Mauris, BS, Winnebago Joseph R. Mittelstaedt, BS, Apple Valley Jessica J. Nawrocki, BS, Mankato Tyler P. O’Connell, BS, Eden Prairie Courtney R. Odegaard, BS, Glencoe Kristin E. Olson, BS, Independence Jeremy L. Owens, BS, Mitchell, South Dakota Daniel C. Parsley, BS, Adrian Scott R. Pittman, BS, Bloomington Taylor A. Post, BS, Plymouth Robert P. Powell, BS, Shakopee Mark R. Scheierl, BS, Forest Lake Christopher M. Schreier, BS, Preston Shawn E. Schreier, BS, Mankato Ashley L. Schultze, BS, Marshall Dorothy G. Schwartzkopf, BS, Mankato Jared L. Scott, BS, Circle Pines Andrew D. Soderlund, BS, Northfield Ansu Soumaoro, BS, Mankato Tyler J. Stofferan, BS, Yankton, South Dakota Ryan T. Swanson, BS, Bigelow Shannon C. Thoennes, BS, Miltona Tanner L. Ties, BS, Lewiston Eugene D. Vazemiller, BS, Minnetonka Zachary M. Waldoch, BS, Forest Lake Allison J. Waterbury, BS, Fairmont Christine H. Whitcomb, BS, Freeborn Desra J. Widdel, BS, Prior Lake Tyler J. Ylvisaker, BS, Blaine Mahlon G. Zimmermann, BS, Glenwood

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Professor Joseph Reising, Chairperson Grace T. Addo, BS, Woodbury Jonathan M. Alland, BS, Apple Valley Nasser A. Almutawa, BS, Saudi Arabia Sergey V. Arsentyev, BS, Russian Federation Paul R. Bade, BS, Grant

Amanda K. Boomgarden, BS, Sleepy Eye Michelle L. Bradley, BS, Watertown Jacob A. Budenski, BS, Bloomington Kala L. Buganski, BS, Andover Jennifer A. Colich, BS, Chanhassen Adam L. Danielsen, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Mary R. Doehling, BS, Arlington Mitchell B. Eisma, BS, Yankton, South Dakota Yolande E. Evakise, BS, Cameroon Craig R. Fischer, BS, Sleepy Eye Chad M. Foslien, BS, Bloomington Ashley Franklin, BS, Island Lake, Illinois Yesenia R. Garza, BS, Mankato Eric B. Good, BS, Mankato Lexie A. Hash, BS, Estherville, Iowa Joseph G. Haynes, BS, Robbinsdale Daniel J. Holtquist, BS, Cottage Grove Brett M. Kirchoff, BS, Woodbury Wilma D. Kissi, BS, Robbinsdale Timothy J. Knutson, BS, Lanesboro Matthew M. Kortuem, BS, Mankato Kevin T. Lamm, BS, North Mankato Jon D. Lippert, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Benjamin P. Majhor, BS, Cologne Macklin J. Marquis, BS, Lino Lakes Jacob M. McAlpine, BS, Forest Lake Daniel J. Michels, BS, Waite Park Chelsey A. Mitchell, BS, Jackson Sophia S. Ngwanyia, BS, Blaine Joshua P. Paulson, BS, Mitchell, South Dakota Adnan Rafiq, BS, Pakistan Mallory L. Root, BS, Waseca Jaynee L. Schmid, BS, Blaine Molly K. Schmitz, BS, Cleveland Sarah M. Scholl, BS, Champlin Shawn E. Schreier, BS, Mankato Ashley L. Schultze, BS, Marshall Jared L. Scott, BS, Circle Pines Robert P. Sitka, BS, Stillwater Lucas A. Skjefte, BS, Eden Prairie Lauren A. Somers, BS, Bloomington Ansu Soumaoro, BS, Mankato Ibrahima Tall, BS, Senegal Bethelhem B. Tesfaw, BS, Ethiopia Tanner L. Ties, BS, Lewiston John R. Ulfers, BS, Rogers Allison J. Waterbury, BS, Fairmont Jacob J. Werner, BS, Hastings Kollin L. Wildeman, BS, Mankato

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DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

Professor Miles Smayling, Chairperson Derrick E. Anderson, BS, Bloomington Samuel M. Anderson, BS, Shakopee Cody L. Bergendahl, BS, Mankato Alisa A. Bergeron, BS, Ham Lake Avin L. Bialowas, BS, Shakopee Shane T. Bjork, BS, Tyler, Texas Corey J. Blaedorn, BS, Spring Valley, Wisconsin Courtney J. Bonnstetter, BS, Maple Grove Jesse J. Born, BS, Mankato Samuel J. Bryant, BS, Mankato Jack R. Campbell, BS, Eden Prairie Shandi M. Counter, BS, Le Sueur David B. Cox, BS, Litchfield Megan E. Culkins, BS, Otsego Erica M. Decker, BS, Ramsey Pratibha Dhamala, BS, Nepal Nicholas S. Doetzel, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Alexander W. Donaldson, BS, Burnsville Tara A. Dysterheft, BS, Shakopee Chad M. Elliott, BS, Elk River Kirsten L. Engels, BS, Lino Lakes William W. Erickson, BS, Brandon, South Dakota Ashley F. Evans, BS, North Mankato Matthew J. Felling, BS, North Saint Paul Jonathan W. Flattery, BS, Fort Dodge, Iowa Ryan C. Gelhaye, BS, Shakopee Derek M. Gifford, BS, Byron Amanda L. Givens, BS, Circle Pines Jacob W. Gross, BS, La Crescent Prakash Gurung, BS, Nepal Dillon V. Hackbarth, BS, Cologne Cassandra A. Heiling, BS, Shakopee Alex K. Hickok, BS, North Mankato Andrew J. Hirsch, BS, Cottage Grove Kelsey M. Holschbach, BS, Blaine Kimberly A. Huynh, BS, Eagan Titus S. Jarbah, BS, Shakopee Brittany J. Jorgensen, BS, Spring Valley Aakash D. Joshi, BS, Nepal Michael A. Kelly, BS, Mankato Katelyn R. Klinkner, BS, Howard Lake Angela N. Knepprath, BS, North Mankato


Thomas E. Strohmyer, BS, Excelsior Derek M. Sunderman, BS, Melrose Robert W. Tanhoff, BS, Mankato Adam J. Thielen, BS, Detroit Lakes Kyle S. Thul, BS, Mankato Michael O. Tilton, BS, Roberts, Wisconsin Kathleen E. Tucker, BS, Waseca Sujit K. Twayana, BS, Nepal Theresa E. Van Wyhe, BS, Albertville Joseph R. Wagner, BS, Jordan Mae L. Weise, BS, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Brittany R. Wenner, BS, Odin Jeffrey L. Wenner, BS, Saint Peter Travis M. Wermerskirchen, BS, Prior Lake Jennifer L. Westberg, BS, Eagle Lake

DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Professor Ann Kuzma, Chairperson

Nathaniel F. Ayala, BS, Mankato Jessica L. Baker, BS, Mankato Alexandria L. Biegler, BS, Erie, Colorado Tamara J. Black, BS, Chanhassen Brianna F. Burris, BS, Blaine Kylie M. Coleman, BS, Maplewood Jonathan F. Daly, BS, Fridley Desirae L. Damm, BS, Mankato Daniel J. Edwards, BS, Hector Tyler Elbrecht, BS, Chesterfield, Missouri Garrett D. Fabro, BS, Eagan Raimie D. Flory, BS, Champlin Angela M. Fortney, BS, Cedar Dilumi Ganhewage, BS, Sri Lanka Tyler J. Gregory, BS, Kimball

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Samuel R. Groe, BS, Stillwater Sara K. Groetsch, BS, Avon Roisin M. Guargena, BS, Eden Prairie Eriah J. Hayes, BS, La Crescent Stacy A. Helm, BS, Oakdale Shannen H. Hirsch, BS, Golden Valley Tyler G. Jaeger, BS, Plymouth Jared A. Jensen, BS, Albert Lea Kari A. Johnson, BS, Mankato Taylor N. Jonnes, BS, Stillwater Kelsey W. Kantro, BS, Excelsior Jeffrey P. Kohl, BS, Plymouth Maxime B. Kot, BS, Malaysia Lennard K. Lartey, BS, Ghana Christian Lizaola, BS, Faribault Shelbi M. Logue, BS, Rush City Abby R. Malecek, BS, Redwood Falls Anuka N. Muhandiramge Rodrigo, BS, Sri Lanka Trisha M. Munsinger, BS, Lakeville James S. Narog, BS, Centerville Kathryn Olson, BS, Fargo, North Dakota Kristin E. Olson, BS, Independence Tyler J. Ostendorf, BS, Alexandria Aubree J. Rice, BS, Eden Prairie Bret A. Romberg, BS, North Mankato Samantha L. Rossi, BS, Rochester Samuel L. Sawtelle, BS, Golden Valley Thomas D. Schmidt, BS, White Bear Lake Lani M. Sexton, BS, Millville Nathan A. Shult, BS, Mankato Molly G. Strom, BS, Wausau, Wisconsin Jeremy J. Sudbeck, BS, Parkston, South Dakota Tyler J. Tennant, BS, Owatonna Justin M. Theis, BS, Redwood Falls Taylor J. Van Oosbree, BS, Long Lake Isaac N. Veldkamp, BS, Eden Prairie Eli C. Zuck, BS, Anchorage, Alaska

3:00 p.m. Program

Ryan K. Kocak, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Kevin D. Konerza, BS, Silver Lake Kristin R. Kramer, BS, Saint Peter Brittany A. Kruse, BS, Burnsville Evan W. Lano, BS, Shakopee Laura A. Larsen, BS, Circle Pines Der Lee, BS, Minneapolis Toua Lee, BS, Saint Paul Abby R. Malecek, BS, Redwood Falls Daniel Martin, BS, Plymouth David A. McCargar, BS, Mankato Kelli J. McCulloch, BS, Mankato Jordan P. McShane, BS, Mankato Jenna K. Moberg, BS, Blaine Zachary M. More, BS, New Ulm Shelby L. Morell, BS, Lino Lakes Anuka N. Muhandiramge Rodrigo, BS, Sri Lanka Katie L. Murphy, BS, Belle Plaine Brittney A. Nelson, BS, Stillwater Ryan B. Nelson, BS, Bloomington Lauren Newby, BS, Lakeville Jackson D. Newman, BS, Brookings, South Dakota Jennifer L. Newstrom, BS, Lino Lakes Christina R. Oberle, BS, Lonsdale Stephanie S. Ochocki, BS, Faribault Thomas J. Odegaard, BS, Shakopee Samantha J. Paggen, BS, Apple Valley Maren M. Peterson, BS, Northfield Jyoti Rana, BS, Nepal Fakhar Raza, BS, Pakistan Brianne N. Reginato, BS, Brooklyn Park Nicholas R. Reif, BS, Apple Valley Benjamin C. Rindels, BS, Bloomington Abby L. Rohlik, BS, Wabasso Joshua P. Schmidt, BS, Inver Grove Heights Emily A. Schmitt, BS, New Ulm Andrew D. Soderlund, BS, Northfield Lindsay M. Stennes, BS, Truman


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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Jamison Bielke, Economics Abby L. Blume, Psychology Keaton A. Brown, Psychology Anthony J. Christian, Psychology Melissa A. Coleman, Psychology Timothy P. Custalow, American Indian Studies Sydney A. Emanuelson, Psychology Erika L. Emmons, Psychology Hilary N. Geesman, Social Studies and Education Ashley E. Germscheid, Psychology Jenna L. Gibson, Law Enforcement Curtis A. Gruidl, Economics Jackson M. Hanson, Corrections Alexander D. Jacobsen, History Jordan J. Kinniry, Corrections Jordan J. Kinniry, Law Enforcement Brieyanna J. Krug, Women’s Studies David P. Krzmarzick, Law Enforcement Matthew S. Lassonde, Geography: Professional Alexander J. McGillick, Political Science Amber J. McHugh, Psychology Jacob L. Pavlo, Corrections Heidi H. Sampson, Women’s Studies Steven J. Schulz, Law Enforcement Rachel N. Verde, Sociology Andrew M. Wesolowski, Geography: Professional Ann N. Wheeler, Geography: Professional Alyssa B. Wojack, Political Science John G. Zehnder, Geography: Professional

MAGNA CUM LAUDE

Jenna L. Askevold, Corrections Chelsea P. Barr, Women’s Studies Colette A. Baudoin, Psychology Danielle J. Bedney, Corrections Danielle J. Bedney, Law Enforcement Joelle J. Bellows, Social Work Shane T. Bjork, Law Enforcement

Adrienne M. Boertjens, International Relations Elise N. Boleman, Corrections Elise N. Boleman, Sociology Raymond T. Brozo, Social Studies & Education Sean P. Callahan, Law Enforcement Murphy M. Conrad, Psychology Ashley J. Cullers, Psychology Cassandra L. DeGraw, Social Work Shannon J. Dunn, Anthropology Andrew B. Dziekan, Law Enforcement Todd J. Edlin, Psychology Jacob M. Edwinson, Law Enforcement Jamie L. Eisterhold, Social Work Taylor I. Fast, Law Enforcement Taylor I. Fast, Political Science Amanda M. Fischer, Social Work Alexander C. Grabowska, Anthropology Alexander M. Habig, Law Enforcement Trisha J. Haler, Political Science Nicole M. Halvorson, Psychology Marisa E. Hansen, Urban and Regional Studies Casey H. Heinle, History Alisha M. Jasmer, Psychology Andrea R. Joy, Psychology Nicole M. Kalow, Corrections Nicole M. Kalow, Psychology Whitney P. King, Social Work Caleb J. Korb, Law Enforcement Kelsey M. Kotzenmacher, Psychology John M. Kubat, Law Enforcement Ashley M. Kuemper, Psychology Ravy E. Lieng, Social Work RaeLynn J. Limberg, Psychology Sarah A. Marsh, Psychology Sarah A. Marsh, Women’s Studies Lucas T. Martin, Law Enforcement Megan L. Marvig, Psychology Diane M. Meza, Social Studies & Education Ashley C. Miller, International Relations Davis B. Monaghan, Anthropology Christopher L. Myhro, Corrections 45

Joseph R. Nagel, Social Studies and Education Amy L. Nakhla, Psychology Cheikh E. Nouh, Political Science Shay M. O’Brien, Political Science Anthony T. Pasquale, Law Enforcement Anthony T. Pasquale, Urban and Regional Studies Emily K. Pehrson, Social Work Trent R. Prince, Law Enforcement Courtney E. Rannow, Corrections Courtney E. Rannow, Sociology Annie D. Ricard, Psychology Jenna R. Robinson, Social Work Clarence J. Sadusky, Law Enforcement Clarence J. Sadusky, Political Science Nicholas E. Schmitt, Law Enforcement Abby L. Schrandt, Psychology Sarah E. Sieberg, Psychology Bradley J. Slama, Law Enforcement Jill M. Sohre, Psychology Katherine M. Streff, Sociology Ashley E. Sykora, Corrections Christopher D. Talamantez, Urban and Regional Studies Marcus F. Todd, Law Enforcement Matthew R. Tuomala, Economics Leslee R. Uhrich, Psychology Francois Vang, Psychology Abby M. Wedrickas, Women’s Studies Jackie M. Weston, Psychology Alyssa A. White, Social Work Dan J. Wical, Law Enforcement Emily A. Willems, Social Work

CUM LAUDE

Ashley M. Anderson, Psychology Katelyn E. Anderson, Sociology Logan J. Anderson, Law Enforcement Cameron K. Beyer, Law Enforcement Marie A. Breitling, Psychology Meagan C. Brostrom, Sociology Bethany C. Christians, History Kurtis R. Couch, Law Enforcement Jamie L. Dalbey, Psychology Kristy J. Danielson, Social Work

3:00 p.m. Program

The candidates will be presented by Kimberly Greer, Dean.


Ryan M. Dooley, Law Enforcement Mitchell L. Gahler, Law Enforcement Mitchell L. Gahler, Corrections Nicole M. Gartner, Psychology Nicole M. Gartner, Women’s Studies Mary Jane Harty, Psychology Andrew T. Hathaway, Law Enforcement Samantha J. Hawkins, Sociology Jessica M. Hayes, Psychology Dustin D. Jensen, Law Enforcement Jongha Jung, Economics Danielle M. Kaczor, Psychology Pauline K. Lex, Corrections Pauline K. Lex, Ethnic Studies

Katherine L. Malecha, Corrections Megan A. Means, Sociology Michael J. Mueller, Law Enforcement Jordan J. Myhre, Law Enforcement Nicholas D. Nelson, Law Enforcement Jacqueline C. Nolt, Psychology Dustin L. Olson, Corrections Lily Paine, Law Enforcement Josh R. Portner, Psychology Caleb P. Rasmusson, Political Science Joshua D. Raze, Law Enforcement Zachary K. Reicks, Corrections Jesse J. Reintjes, Anthropology Jesse J. Reintjes, History

Kathleen C. Reynolds, Corrections Alex G. Routh, Corrections Joshua S. Rowe, Corrections Andrew T. Schmidt, History Andrew T. Schmidt, Social Studies General Sarah P. Schmidt, Corrections Tyler H. Struss, Law Enforcement Rachel L. Tenney, Corrections Ali D. Vanderlinde, Psychology Marco A. Vazquez, Law Enforcement David A. Wentzel, Social Work Bulour J. Zarzar, Economics

Dd AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES PROGRAM

EARTH SCIENCE PROGRAM

Timothy P. Custalow, BS, Mankato Charlotte A. McDonald, BS, New Market Cayla Tingelstad, BS, Watertown, South Dakota Eunice H. Zephier, BS, Shakopee

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Professor Rhonda Dass, Director

DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Professor Susan Schalge, Chairperson Elizabeth A. Barriga, BA, Eagle Lake Jacob K. Beckel, BS, Mankato Shannon J. Dunn, BS, Brooklyn Park Emily B. Evenson, BS, Mankato Alexander C. Grabowska, BA, Saint Clair Davis B. Monaghan, BS, Faribault Teresa A. Pedersen, BA, Chaska Jesse J. Reintjes, BS, Elysian Heidi M. Sletta, BA, Hanska

APPLIED ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM Professor Andrea Lassiter, Director

Professor Donald Friend, Director

Professor Robert Simonson, Chairperson Ahmed Y. Ahmed, BA, Faribault Rachel B. Amundson, BS, Waterville Martin A. Bande Alvarez, BS, Venezuela Taylor J. Barlament, BS, Weston, Wisconsin Jamison Bielke, BS, North Mankato Cody A. Ferguson, BS, Heron Lake Benjamin T. Fisher, BS, Wausau, Wisconsin Michael P. Fitzgerald, BS, Richfield Kayla N. Gehring, BA, Waseca Curtis A. Gruidl, BS, Mankato Michael W. Hinton, BS, Ham Lake Zachariah P. Hubert, BS, Waconia Jongha Jung, BA, Republic of Korea Brian M. Kranz, BS, Lakeville Brian S. Kyrilis, BS, Plymouth Bradley J. Larsen, BS, Mankato Ryan T. Maloney, BS, Mankato Daniel J. Michels, BS, Waite Park Arun Namboodiripad, BS, Maple Grove Kaoru Nasuno, BA, Japan 46

Jephtah S. Olupo, BS, Shakopee Muneeb Rasool, BS, Pakistan David C. Schaffran, BS, Bloomington Andrew R. Schueller, BS, Rice Derek M. Sunderman, BS, Melrose Molly K. Sweeney, BS, Maple Grove Matthew R. Tuomala, BS, Mankato Brett A. Tyrrell, BS, Mankato Bulour J. Zarzar, BA, Maple Grove

DEPARTMENT OF ETHNIC STUDIES

Professor Kebba Darboe, Chairperson Josie C. Alleva, BS, Red Wing Joshua E. Bryant, BS, Mankato Earleen Crayton, BS, North Mankato Pauline K. Lex, BS, North Mankato Nasra A. Moalim, BS, Mankato Dionicio Salazar, III, BS, North Mankato Cynthia L. Spee, BS (posthumous) Song N. Yang, BS, Mankato

DEPARTMENT OF GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES

Professor Maria Bevacqua, Chairperson Chelsea P. Barr, BS, Eagan Nicole M. Gartner, BA, Rochester Brieyanna J. Krug, BS, Litchfield


DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY

Professor Martin Mitchell, Chairperson Anthony R. Finstad, BA, Plymouth Robert S. Grover, BS, Mankato Christopher M. Hedin, BS, Faribault Matthew S. Lassonde, BS, Mankato Julie D. Luttrell, BS, Shoreview Aaron J. Moncelle, BS, Mankato Ryan W. Rague, BS, Waconia Alex R. Reese, BS, Hayfield Jason T. Schlumpberger, BS, New Ulm Thomas L. Wacholz, BS, Mankato Andrew M. Wesolowski, BS, Mankato Stephen T. Weyer, BS, Shorewood, Wisconsin Ann N. Wheeler, BS, Mankato Scott A. White, BS, Bemidji John G. Zehnder, BA, Mankato

DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT

(International Relations, Law Enforcement and Political Science) Professor Scott Granberg-Rademacker, Chairperson Kevin D. Abell, BS, Champlin Andrew C. Achman, BS, New Ulm Sheikhnur A. Ali, BS, Mankato Zachary G. Ambroz, BS, Webster Christopher C. Anderson, BS, Shorewood Logan J. Anderson, BS, Eagan Zakk R. Bandemer, BS, Saint Paul Danielle J. Bedney, BS, Owatonna Cameron K. Beyer, BS, Mankato Shane T. Bjork, BS, Tyler, Texas Stefanie L. Black, BA, Fairfax Adrienne M. Boertjens, BA, Minnetonka Nathan J. Brand, BS, Mankato Jacob E. Bratsch, BS, Glencoe Joe M. Brown, BS, Cologne Andrew T. Buns, BS, Stewartville Taliesen M. Burrows, BA, Eagle Lake

Sean P. Callahan, BS, North Mankato Clinton J. Cater, BS, Mankato Ross L. Chambers, BS, Minnetonka Jacob S. Chittum, BS, Mosinee, Wisconsin Cole S. Claffey, BS, Dayton Emmanuel Conteh, BS, Eagle Lake Kurtis R. Couch, BS, Bloomington Andrew L. Darsow, BS, Blaine Joshua M. DeLong, BA, Mankato Christopher Deluna, BS, Austin Reynaldo E. Diaz, BS, Minneapolis Ryan M. Dooley, BS, Lino Lakes Andrew B. Dziekan, BS, Apple Valley Blake R. Ebert, BS, Waconia Jacob M. Edwinson, BS, Apple Valley Jeffrey R. Eicher, BS, Spring Lake Park Jason M. Elasky, BS, Waconia Bennett R. Engh, BS, Byron Daniel E. Evans, BS, Saint Peter Taylor I. Fast, BS, Truman Niconna L. Fatis, BA, Rochester Mitchell L. Gahler, BS, Mankato Phillip J. Gartner, BS, New Richmond, Wisconsin Briggs C. Gerads, BS, Blaine Jenna L. Gibson, BS, Zimmerman Alexander M. Habig, BS, Mankato Trisha J. Haler, BS, Mankato John N. Harper, BS, Minneapolis Andrew T. Hathaway, BS, North Branch Jason M. Heitke, BS, Corcoran Kirsten M. Hilde, BS, Foley Baily A. Hoffman, BA, Mankato Benedict J. Houlie, BA, South Africa Dustin D. Jensen, BS, Mankato Kali L. Jensen, BS, Owatonna Jacob H. Jirik, BS, Jordan Jordan J. Kinniry, BS, Waterville Kevin J. Knutson, BS, Eden Prairie Caleb J. Korb, BS, Waseca David P. Krzmarzick, BA, Mankato John M. Kubat, BA, Oakdale Stephan J. Kurkosky, BS, Kimball William C. Lomker, BS, New Ulm Michael C. Lynch, BS, Mendota Heights Lucas T. Martin, BS, Apple Valley Mark A. McCormick, BS, Adrian Alexander J. McGillick, BS, Le Sueur Moriah G. Miles, BA, Mankato Ashley C. Miller, BA, Chanhassen Dan P. Mizejewski, BS, Fridley Farah A. Mohamoud, BA, Savage

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Pang Moua, BS, Saint Paul Michael J. Mueller, BS, Mankato Jordan J. Myhre, BS, Inver Grove Heights Nicholas D. Nelson, BS, Lakeville Jason J. Nienaber, BS, Sauk Centre Marie R. Nikle, BS, Crystal Mikko J. Norman, BS, Racine Cheikh E. Nouh, BS, Mauritania Shay M. O’Brien, BA, Pewaukee, Wisconsin Christina A. Olson, BS, New Hope Lily Paine, BS, Lakeville Anthony T. Pasquale, BA, Hudson, Wisconsin Jacob J. Perry, BA, Woodbury Jodine L. Pfaff, BS, Burnsville Trent R. Prince, BS, Afton Caleb P. Rasmusson, BS, Deer River Joshua D. Raze, BA, Elk River Aaron M. Rezac, BS, Chaska Brandon R. Rice, BA, Crystal Cody J. Roushar, BS, Faribault Clarence J. Sadusky, BA, North Mankato Neil W. Schalk, BA, Mankato Alexander J. Schimek, BS, Mankato Nicholas E. Schmitt, BA, Crystal Michael P. Schulte, BA, Mankato Steven J. Schulz, BS, Medford Zachary J. Scott, BS, Brooklyn Park Tyler J. Simon, BS, Lakeville Bradley J. Slama, BS, Mankato Amanda R. St. Germaine, BS, Duluth Joseph J. Steinberg-Hoffman, BS, Mankato Tyler H. Struss, BS, Courtland Josiah J. Swanson, BS, Willmar David J. Tapper, BS, Apple Valley Joshua J. Terrio, BS, Belle Plaine Ethan E. Thate, BS, Dunnell Marcus F. Todd, BS, Winona Samuel H. Turner, BA, Mankato Shawn P. Van Winkle, BS, Mankato Marco A. Vazquez, BA, Willmar Joshua E. Vought, BS, Bloomington Katie M. Wagoner, BS, Owatonna William G. Walter, BS, North Mankato Anthony R. Welch, BS, Saint Louis Park Dan J. Wical, BS, Mankato David P. Wilson, BS, Eagan Alyssa B. Wojack, BS, Coon Rapids Mellisa D. Xiong, BA, Saint Paul Steven Yang, BS, Walnut Grove

3:00 p.m. Program

Sarah A. Marsh, BS, Plymouth Angela R. Proehl, BS, Mankato Heidi H. Sampson, BA, Winnebago Abby M. Wedrickas, BS, Red Wing


DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY Professor Lori Lahlum, Chairperson

Bethany C. Christians, BA, Kearney, Nebraska Melissa K. Cox, BS, Denton, Nebraska Nathan W. Haynes, BS, Madelia Casey H. Heinle, BS, Mantorville Ryan A. Hirsch, BS, Mankato Alexander D. Jacobsen, BS, Albert Lea LaShae R. Lambert, BA, Robbinsdale Molly E. Marg, BS, Mankato Garrett M. Mensing, BS, Blue Earth Jesse J. Reintjes, BS, Elysian Andrew T. Schmidt, BS, Saint Bonifacius Heidi M. Sletta, BA, Hanska Ryan P. Waldock, BS, Faribault

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Professor Rosemary Krawczyk, Chairperson Ashley M. Anderson, BA, Plymouth Stacy R. Anderson, BS, Gowrie, Iowa MaryBeth B. Armstrong, BS, North Sioux City, South Dakota Victor A. Bakardjiev, BS, Burnsville Colette A. Baudoin, BS, Mankato Michelle A. Behsman, BA, Madison Lake Abby L. Blume, BS, Belle Plaine Kari J. Brech, BS, Albert Lea Marie A. Breitling, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Emmy J. Breuer, BS, La Crescent Keaton A. Brown, BS, Greeley, Colorado Caitlyn E. Cardetti, BS, Sartell Andrew D. Carr, BS, Saint Peter Michael F. Charbel, BS, Eagan Anthony J. Christian, BS, Austin Melissa A. Coleman, BS, Onalaska, Wisconsin Murphy M. Conrad, BS, Gowrie, Iowa Ashley J. Cullers, BS, Rosemount Jamie L. Dalbey, BS, Mankato Heather N. Dittel, BS, Dellwood Tina M. Dlugopolski, BS, Dassel Fiona Emma K. Doh, BS, Champlin

Richard C. Drenckhahn, BS, Lakeville Todd J. Edlin, BS, Mankato Katelyn R. Ellis, BS, Inver Grove Heights Sydney A. Emanuelson, BS, Mankato Erika L. Emmons, BS, Dellwood Jessica M. Erickson, BA, Minneapolis Sarah C. Finn, BS, BECKER Hannah S. Folkens, BS, Rogers Barry G. Friedman, BS, Mankato Nicole M. Gartner, BA, Rochester Ashley E. Germscheid, BS, Madison Lake Nyamuoch C. Giek, BS, Brooklyn Center Beyan I. Gonowolo, BS, Brooklyn Park Nicole M. Halvorson, BS, North Mankato Mary Jane Harty, BS, New Prague Britney N. Hayes, BS, Mankato Jessica M. Hayes, BA, Fairmont Laura C. Henney, BS, Maple Grove Cha Her, BS, Saint Paul Shirwa A. Hersi, BS, Mankato Leah M. Janson, BS, Mankato Alisha M. Jasmer, BS, Bethel Christopher K. Jensen, BS, Hutchinson Rachel N. Johnson, BS, North Mankato Andrea R. Joy, BS, Aberdeen, South Dakota Danielle M. Kaczor, BS, New Prague Nicole D. Kafka, BS, Savage Nicole M. Kalow, BS, New Ulm Kelsey M. Kotzenmacher, BS, Willmar Ashley M. Kuemper, BA, Mankato Shanna R. Larson, BS, Fairmont Alison K. Lemke, BS, Ceylon RaeLynn J. Limberg, BS, Shakopee Melissa A. Marketon, BS, Minnetonka Sarah A. Marsh, BS, Plymouth Megan L. Marvig, BS, Elko Kelsey A. McGuire, BS, Hills Amber J. McHugh, BS, Lewisville, Texas Michelle C. McPherson, BS, Minneapolis Michael J. Morales, BA, Jordan Amy L. Nakhla, BS, Mankato Jessica L. Niesen, BA, Champlin Jacqueline C. Nolt, BS, Surrey, North Dakota Jesse A. Okoi, BS, Saint Paul Kate E. Peterson, BS, Faribault Josh R. Portner, BS, New Ulm

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Ashley A. Randall, BS, Excelsior Annie D. Ricard, BS, Minneapolis Chad E. Robinson, BS, North Mankato Natalie A. Rogosienski, BS, Young America Erin K. Schilling, BS, Onalaska, Wisconsin Chelsea C. Schmillen, BS, Saint James Abby L. Schrandt, BS, Stewartville Cassandra M. Schreiber, BS, Albert Lea Lacey M. Schreurs, BS, Lake Crystal Amanda K. Scott, BS, Forest Lake Myranda J. Shaw, BS, Owatonna Sarah E. Sieberg, BS, Eagle Lake Jill M. Sohre, BS, Good Thunder Samantha K. Sparrow, BS, Carver Daniel D. Spencer, BA, Faribault Brandon D. Stavish, BS, Andover Rachel E. Thomas, BS, Mankato Leslee R. Uhrich, BS, Bismarck, North Dakota Ali D. Vanderlinde, BS, Norwood Young America Francois Vang, BS, Mankato Alexandra L. Vetsch, BS, Plymouth Precious J. Watson, BA, Eagan Baillie N. Weston, BS, Prior Lake Jackie M. Weston, BS, Madison Lake Steven Yang, BS, Walnut Grove Natalee E. Yeazle, BS, Blaine

SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAM

Professor Clark Johnson, Program Director Ahmed S. Ahmed Bani, BS, Mankato Donald J. Beddow, BS, Stewartville Raymond T. Brozo, BS, Mankato Melissa K. Cox, BS, Denton, Nebraska Hilary N. Geesman, BS, Mankato Jane M. Harrison, BS, Mankato Terrance J. Kalina, BS, New Prague Diane M. Meza, BS, Albert Lea Joseph R. Nagel, BS, Owatonna Tyler L. Nelson, BS, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Andrew T. Schmidt, BS, Saint Bonifacius Kevin M. Williams, BS, Lake Crystal


Professor Annelies Hagemeister, Chairperson Nabiha A. Ali, BSSW, Mankato Joelle J. Bellows, BSSW, Lakeville Samantha K. Besemer, BSSW, New Ulm Nicole G. Blum, BSSW, Diamond Bar, California Caitlin M. Chandler, BSSW, Virginia Kristy J. Danielson, BSSW, Mankato Cassandra L. DeGraw, BSSW, Oakdale Jamie L. Eisterhold, BSSW, Courtland Amanda M. Fischer, BSSW, Sleepy Eye Tammy M. Gagnon, BSSW, Saint Peter Rachel C. Glienke, BSSW, Saint James Hamdi A. Jama, BSSW, Eagan Rachel E. Johnston, BSSW, Marshall Whitney P. King, BSSW, Blue Earth Megan M. Leibbrand, BSSW, Mankato Ravy E. Lieng, BSSW, Minneapolis Melissa R. Luna, BSSW, Hollandale Vanessa R. Mahoney, BSSW, Braham Mara A. Mosenden, BSSW, Madelia Jaime L. Ness, BSSW, Champlin Florence A. Okot, BSSW, Mankato Emily K. Pehrson, BSSW, Shakopee Alyssa R. Raway, BSSW, Mankato Jenna R. Robinson, BSSW, White Bear Lake Cody J. Shea, BSSW, Austin Stephanie L. True, BSSW, Chanhassen Callie J. Ulwelling, BSSW, Plainview David A. Wentzel, BSSW, Luverne Trisha L. Westphal, BSSW, Janesville Alyssa A. White, BSSW, Hopkins Emily A. Willems, BSSW, Waconia Kalyn M. Ziebarth, BSSW, Hibbing

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS

Professor Barbara Carson, Chairperson Kelly N. Agre, BS, Goodhue Katelyn E. Anderson, BS, Albert Lea Jenna L. Askevold, BS, Mankato Jessica A. Baer, BS, Osage, Iowa

Kelly J. Bagley, BS, Osseo Amanda J. Barnard, BS, Good Thunder Danielle J. Bedney, BS, Owatonna Derek J. Bennett, BS, Cottage Grove Shawn A. Blad, BS, Farmington Erika R. Blanco, BS, Rosemount Stephanie L. Blaschko, BS, Saint Peter Elise N. Boleman, BS, Carver Meagan C. Brostrom, BA, Ham Lake Porsha Y. Brown, BS, Minneapolis Kyle E. Burke, BS, Brooklyn Center Victoria E. Burt, BS, Cleveland Lester G. Curtis, BS, Brooklyn Park John A. Dahmen, BS, Minneapolis Kari J. Dietel, BS, Arlington Kelli R. Dorival, BS, Hutchinson Michael J. Flanagan, BS, Rochester Mitchell L. Gahler, BS, Mankato Lori K. Gormally, BS, Fairmont Jackson M. Hanson, BS, Faribault Samantha J. Hawkins, BS, Coon Rapids Kirsten M. Hilde, BS, Foley Benjamin J. Hougas, BS, Owatonna Kady J. Ihle-Heyes, BS, Blue Earth Demy J. Jackson, BS, Mankato Awa Jagne, BS, Mankato Courtney Z. Janssen, BS, Fairmont Stephanie M. Johnson, BS, Maple Grove Nicole M. Kalow, BS, New Ulm Jordan J. Kinniry, BS, Waterville Joshua A. Lammers, BS, Adams Adam K. Leggett, BS, North Mankato Emmi J. Leinonen, BS, Finland Pauline K. Lex, BS, North Mankato Emily L. Louks, BS, Owatonna Megan L. Maas, BS, Farmington Caitlyn E. Mahan, BS, Brooklyn Park Katherine L. Malecha, BS, Lonsdale Hannah V. McCarthy, BS, Mankato Megan A. Means, BS, Rochester Nichole M. Meyer, BS, Mankato Alexander P. Micheletti, BS, Eagan Antonio W. Moore, BS, Minneapolis Megan M. Myers, BS, Maple Grove Christopher L. Myhro, BS, Rochester Jaime L. Ness, BS, Champlin Jesse A. Okoi, BS, Saint Paul Emmanuel O. Olagbaju, BS, Champlin Tiphanie L. Olmstead, BS, Fairmont

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Dustin L. Olson, BS, Mankato Jena M. Parlin, BS, Austin Jacob L. Pavlo, BS, Apple Valley Quenilla J. Pettigrew, BS, Mankato Serena W. Quaye, BS, New Hope Courtney E. Rannow, BS, Hutchinson Raquel Rayo, BS, Saint James Zachary K. Reicks, BS, Preston Kathleen C. Reynolds, BS, Sioux City, Iowa Stacey M. Rivet, BS, Cleveland Tracey J. Roschen, BS, Goodhue Alex G. Routh, BS, Hartland Joshua S. Rowe, BS, LeRoy Morgan K. Sauer, BS, Albert Lea Sarah P. Schmidt, BS, Bloomington Taylor A. Sonnenfeld, BS, Maple Grove Katherine M. Streff, BS, Minneapolis Taryn N. Surdy, BS, Mankato Ashley E. Sykora, BS, Brooklyn Park Rachel L. Tenney, BS, Fairmont Maria J. Thorson, BS, New Ulm Susana Vera, BS, Mankato Rachel N. Verde, BS, Worthington Tracy M. Weitzel, BS, Eagan Meghan G. Werdel, BS, Garretson, South Dakota Sharhonda S. York, BS, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES Professor Miriam Porter, Chairperson

Nicholas D. Bauler, BS, Apple Valley Melissa L. Goettl, BS, Le Center Marisa E. Hansen, BS, Mankato Kelly L. Henry, BS, Saint Peter Nathan J. Kral, BS, Hanska Ethan C. Nelson, BS, White Bear Township Tyler J. Neuzil, BS, Lakeville Anthony T. Pasquale, BS, Hudson, Wisconsin Melissa M. Sonnek, BS, Mankato Christopher D. Talamantez, BS, Mankato Jacob M. Thunander, BS, Lafayette Anthony R. Welch, BS, Saint Louis Park Angela L. Wucherpfennig, BS, Minneapolis

3:00 p.m. Program

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK


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.

Dd 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 majoring or minoring in world languages. Minnesota State Mankato’s Beta Zeta chapter was chartered in 1961. The purposes of the Society are to recognize achievement in the field of worldlanguage 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 achievement among the Greek community at Minnesota State. Gamma Sigma Alpha members wear red and gold honor cords.

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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 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. 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 inter-Greek 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 doctoral gown is purple, 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 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 Department of Military Science, 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-todate 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 web site 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, Micki Schaffer, ‘95, ‘10 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 150 undergraduate programs in six undergraduate colleges, and more than 80 graduate programs, including masters, advanced certificate and doctoral programs in the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Our 15,000 students — including almost 500 international students from more than 68 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. Find out more about Minnesota State Mankato at www.mnsu.edu.

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Acknowledgments BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES SYSTEM Chancellor Steven Rosenstone Trustee Ann Anaya, Saint Paul Trustee Brett Anderson, Rosemount Trustee Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Minneapolis Trustee Duane Benson, Lanesboro 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 Trustee Thomas Renier, Vice Chair, Duluth Trustee Christine Rice, Lake Elmo Trustee Louise Sundin, Minneapolis Trustee Michael Vekich, Treasurer, Minneapolis

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO CABINET President Richard Davenport Linda L. Baer Ed Clark Robert Hoffman Jeffrey Iseminger David Jones Richard J. Straka ANNOUNCERS Karen Wright, 9:00 a.m. ceremony Operations Director, KMSU Radio James Gullickson, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. ceremonies General Manager, KMSU Radio VOLUNTEERS The Office of Alumni Relations would like to thank the faculty, staff, students and alumni, 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.

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.

Jazzman’s Café in the Centennial Student Union is open today from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

GradImages will be taking individual and family portraits for graduates and their families in the Myers Field House from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary and portrait sittings are free. GradImages will also be taking three candid photographs of the graduates during the ceremony. You may place orders at www.gradimages.com.

Commencement Brunch is available in the Centennial Student Union from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at a cost of: $14.75 Adults, $7.25 Children ages 4-12. Roses are available for purchase in the hallway outside the arena. Proceeds go to the Ethnic Studies Student Association

Lost and Found Area is located in Myers Field House - Room MF 129.

Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore kiosk is located in the hallway outside the arena.

Photo Opportunities are available (weather permitting): Alumni Arch; Bell Tower; Stone Pillars (corner of Stadium and Ellis); MSU mound (corner of Stadium and Warren); Fountain (in front of the Library), etc.

DVD and live web streaming services are provided by Minnesota State Mankato’s Division of Information Technology Services. For information on purchasing a

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College Receptions College of Allied Health and Nursing Pre-Commencement Ceremony for CAHN Graduate (Master’s) Students and Families Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Ostrander Auditorium The ceremony includes special recognition and/or hooding for students receiving their Master’s degree. .

College of Business Pre-Commencement Reception and Recognition 12:15 p.m. Reception 12:45 p.m. Recognition Ceremony CSU Ostrander Auditorium Graduates, family and friends are invited to join faculty and staff at a reception and recognition ceremony. Each graduate will be recognized and receive a college pin. The ceremony includes special recognition and/or hooding for students received their MBA degree.

CAHN Pre-Commencement Receptions: • Dental Hygiene (was held Friday, April 12, 2013) • Family Consumer Science: 10:00-11:00 a.m. CSU Ballroom North • Health Science: 10:00-11:00 a.m. CSU 253-4-5 • Human Performance: immediately following the Commencement Ceremony, 1700 Highland Center • Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services: 11:15-11:30 a.m., Myers Field House during line-up • Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Services: 10:00-11:00 a.m., 103 Armstrong Hall

College of Education Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Hooding Ceremony Earley Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall Reception immediately following ceremony College of Science, Engineering and Technology Reception 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Main level of Ford Hall - Student Commons area Graduates, family and guests are invited to join faculty and staff for refreshments.

All graduates will receive a CAHN pin and have an opportunity to meet with faculty from the college departments. School of Nursing Pre-Commencement Reception Celebrating RN-to-BS Completion, Masters and DNP Degree Graduates 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Centennial Student Union 284 A, B, C This reception is for the above graduates and their guests to meet with faculty from the School of Nursing and receive a CAHN pin.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Reception and Recognition Ceremony 12:15 p.m. Dessert Reception 12:45 p.m. Recognition Ceremony CSU Ballroom Graduates, family and friends are invited to join faculty and staff at a reception and recognition ceremony. Each graduate will be recognized and receive a college pin. The ceremony includes special recognition and/or hooding for students receiving their Master’s degree.

College of Arts and Humanities Reception 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CSU Hearth Lounge Graduates from these departments, family and friends are invited to join the department faculty and staff for refreshments and conversation.

International Family Reception Sunday, May 12, 2013 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. AmericInn, 240 Stadium Rd, Mankato All International graduates and their families are invited to gather and celebrate.

Dd Certified Emergency Medical Technicians and/or First Responders are members of the Minnesota State University, Mankato Security staff. 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. 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 507-389-5684 (voice), 800-625-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY) with questions or corrections for graduate degrees.

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Big ideas. Real-world thinking.


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.”


2013 spring commencement