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Commencement Program Class of 2012

Friday, May 11 Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse


Our Vision

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Minnesota State University Moorhead will be a welcoming educational community that offers rigorous courses of study and places high expectations upon its students. Our strong commitment to faculty-mentored undergraduate research and intellectual growth will provide students with continual opportunities for personal and professional achievement. MSUM will continue to foster an environment that encourages students to become versatile, thoughtful, innovative, and engaged leaders who contribute to their professions and their communities.

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MSUM values diversity and mutual respect and will strive to instill these ideals throughout the institution. MSUM honors its heritage as a respected, student-focused, public university and will continue to enhance our students’ lives at the same time that it contributes to the community and the region. MSUM will offer graduate and professional programs that contribute to the state and region through increased collaboration with local and state business, industry, and human services to assure optimal preparation of graduates.

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Minnesota State University Moorhead will build upon a solid foundation of high quality teaching and learning as it commits to a future as the premiere liberal arts and sciences-based university in the region.

Minnesota State University Moorhead is one of seven comprehensive Minnesota state universities established to provide the citizens of Minnesota access to quality educational programs at moderate cost. Minnesota State University Moorhead’s primary responsibility is to provide baccalaureate programs to residents of northwest and west central Minnesota. Through tuition reciprocity agreements, the University also provides educational services to residents of several regional states and one Canadian province.

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Lori Wightman, B.S.N. Nursing, Class of 1982 Lori Wightman has been the president of Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minn., since January 2011. Prior to that she was the President at New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm, Minn., for more than eight years. Both hospitals are part of Allina Health. Wightman is a registered nurse with a masters in healthcare administration. Wightman received an Associate Degree in Nursing from NDSU, a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from MSUM, and a Masters in Health Administration from University of Colorado-Denver. Active in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Wightman has served as Regent for Minnesota and is a Governor on the Board of Governors for the College. Wightman has a varied background that includes positions as a healthcare consultant, building project coordinator, governor campaign manager, and general manager of a professional basketball team.

Tami Reller, B.S. Mathematics, Class of 1987 As chief financial officer and chief marketing officer for Microsoft Corporation, Tami Reller is responsible for business performance, finance and marketing of the Windows and Windows Live Division, including the Windows operating system, Internet Explorer and Windows Live. Prior to her current role, Reller was chief financial officer for the Windows Division. In this role she was responsible for overseeing the division’s financial performance, which included financial management, financial and strategic planning, reporting and analysis, and communicating with the investment community. Reller has held a variety of leadership roles in marketing, finance and R&D. She previously led Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), which develops and markets Microsoft Dynamics products, where she co-led efforts to integrate Great Plains Software and Navision a/s into Microsoft as a part of MBS. During that time she helped to firmly establish Microsoft in the business applications category, leading teams in Copenhagen, Denmark; Fargo, North Dakota; and Redmond, Washington. Reller began her career at Great Plains Software in 1984. She held a number of leadership positions with the company across sales, marketing and finance, including her role as vice president of finance during the company’s successful initial and secondary public offerings. She was promoted to CFO of Great Plains in 1999, a position she held until the successful acquisition of Great Plains Software by Microsoft in 2001. A native of Grand Forks, N.D., Reller earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Minnesota State University Moorhead and her Master of Business Administration from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.

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Spring 2012 Commencement 10:00 Program Processional..................................... “Trumpet Tunes and Voluntaries” by Clark, Mouret and Stanley

“Pomp and Circumstance” by Elgar Dr. Thomas J. Strait, Professor of Music, Trumpet Mr. Michael Olson, Music Director, First Lutheran Church, Organ

Staff Bearer............................................................................................................. Dr. Barbara J. Matthees

Faculty Association Representative

Presentation of the Colors .................................................................................. Tri-College Army ROTC National Anthem...................................................................................................Led by Dr. Jenny Dufault

Associate Professor of Music

Introduction..........................................................................................................Dr. Edna Mora Szymanski

President of Minnesota State University Moorhead

Greeting.........................................................................................................The Honorable Philip Krinkie

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees & Office of the Chancellor

Musical Selection................................................................“Feeling Good” (from the Broadway musical “The Roar of the Greasepaint-The Smell of the Crowd”)

Composed by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley Mr. Noah Forsberg, B.M. Music Performance, Summer 2012 Ms. Elizabeth Forsberg, Accompanist

Commencement Address..................................................................................................Ms. Lori Wightman

B.S.N. Nursing, Class of 1982

Conferring of Degrees and Presentation of Diplomas.................................Dr. Edna Mora Szymanski

President of Minnesota State University Moorhead Dr. Anne E. Blackhurst Provost

College of Education and Human Services

Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Bachelor of Social Work................................................................................................ Dr. Teri L. Walseth

Dean of the College of Education and Human Services

Student Speaker................................................................................................................ Mr. Matthew Lech

B.A. Communication Studies and English, Spring 2012

College of Arts and Humanities

Associate in Arts; Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Bachelor of Music; Bachelor of Science........................................................... Dr. Timothy A. Borchers

Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities

Graduate Studies

Master of Fine Arts; Master of Science................................................................ Dr. Anne E. Blackhurst

Provost

The Alma Mater....................................................................................................Led by Mr. Noah Forsberg

BM Music Performance, Summer 2012

Recessional........................................................................................ “Crown Imperial” by William Walton

Mr. Michael Olson, Organ When taking pictures in the designated photo area, please be respectful of others wishing to see the program. The audience is asked to stand for the Processional and Recessional. A reception will be held immediately following the Commencement exercises.

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Spring 2012 Commencement 2:00 Program Processional..................................... “Trumpet Tunes and Voluntaries” by Clark, Mouret and Stanley

“Pomp and Circumstance” by Elgar Dr. Thomas J. Strait, Professor of Music, Trumpet Mr. Michael Olson, Music Director, First Lutheran Church, Organ

Staff Bearer............................................................................................................. Dr. Barbara J. Matthees

Faculty Association Representative

Presentation of the Colors................................................................................... Tri-College Army ROTC National Anthem...................................................................................................Led by Dr. Jenny Dufault

Associate Professor of Music

Introduction..........................................................................................................Dr. Edna Mora Szymanski

President of Minnesota State University Moorhead

Greeting.........................................................................................................The Honorable Philip Krinkie

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees & Office of the Chancellor

Musical Selection........................... “The Impossible Dream” (from the musical “Man of La Mancha”)

Composed by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion Mr. Joshua Ogaard, B.S. Mathematics Education, Spring 2012 Mr. Michael Olson, Accompanist

Commencement Address.........................................................................................................Ms. Tami Reller

B.S. Mathematics, Class of 1987

Conferring of Degrees and Presentation of Diplomas.................................Dr. Edna Mora Szymanski

President of Minnesota State University Moorhead Dr. Anne E. Blackhurst Provost

College of Social and Natural Sciences

Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science................................................................ Dr. Michelle L. Malott

Dean of the College of Social and Natural Sciences

Student Speaker........................................................................................................ Mr. Bradley Ostendorf

College of Business and Industry

B.S. Accounting, Spring 2012

Bachelor of Science...................................................................................................... Dr. Marsha L. Weber

University College

Dean of the College of Business and Industry

Bachelor of Science..................................................................................................Ms. Denise M. Gorsline

Graduate Studies

Dean of the University College

Master of Science; Specialist................................................................................. Dr. Anne E. Blackhurst

Provost

The Alma Mater.................................................................................................... Led by Mr. Joshua Ogaard

B.S. Mathematics Education, Spring 2012

Recessional........................................................................................ “Crown Imperial” by William Walton

Mr. Michael Olson, Organ When taking pictures in the designated photo area, please be respectful of others wishing to see the program. The audience is asked to stand for the Processional and Recessional. A reception will be held immediately following the Commencement exercises. 5


College of Education & Human Services Dr. Teri L. Walseth, Dean College Marshal: Dr. Bruce Hanson, Professor of Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences BACHELOR OF ARTS Adams, Katherine Frances, Circle Pines, MN, Physical Education-Non Teaching Owens, Michael Paul, Fargo, ND, Physical Education-Non Teaching; Coaching

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Abel, Jessica Danielle, Breckenridge, MN, Early Childhood Education, Magna Cum Laude Abrahamson, Lea Pearl, Cakota, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Cum Laude Amundson, Amanda Jean, Barnesville, MN, Elementary Education Anderson, Cassondra Jo, Sioux Falls, SD, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Cum Laude Anderson, Dirk Allen, Cambridge, MN, Special Education, Summa Cum Laude Atkinson, Amy Marie, Northfield, MN, Elementary Education; Special Education, Cum Laude Bakke, Aubrie Marie, Carrington, ND, Elementary Education; Art Baum, Jeffrey C., Billings, MT, Athletic Training; Strength and Conditioning *Becerra, Jose De Jesus Alba, Staples, MN, Health Services Administration; Spanish, Management *Becker, Cory Wade, Stillwater, MN, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning *Bedgood II, Curtis Quintell, Bellflower, CA, Exercise Science Belk, Tessa Lee, Coon Rapids, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Magna Cum Laude *Berg, Ashley Marie, Lisbon, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Cum Laude Bertsch, Carrie Maureen, Starkweather, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science; Special Education, Magna Cum Laude *Beyer, Katie Lynn, Jamestown, ND, Community Health; Sociology, Health Services Administration, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Education and Human Services Bitter, Courtney Lauren, Baudette, MN, Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude Bittner, Annalise Mary, Fargo, ND, Early Childhood Education Bjerketvedt, Amber Erin, Vining, MN, Early Childhood Education, Special Education Bjorgo, Stephanie Marie, Crookston, MN, Elementary Education Bonacorsi, Marina, Brownsville, TX, Speech/Language/Hearing Science Bothun, Luke Andrew, Dawson, MN, Health Education, Physical Education, Magna Cum Laude *Brashear, Paysley Jane, Hawley, MN, Exercise Science Braun, Karlie Jo Marie, Wahpeton, ND, Early Childhood Education Braun, Riley Jon, Wheaton, MN, Exercise Science; Coaching, Strength and Conditioning Brown, Laura Jean, Perham, MN, Elementary Education; Special Education, Summa Cum Laude Burkel, Danielle Alane, Roseau, MN, Elementary Education, Cum Laude *Butler, Nichole Kristine, Minneapolis, MN, Special Education, Cum Laude Cahill, Ally Brianne, Rolla, ND, Exercise Science, Magna Cum Laude Chinburg, Alicia Green, Fargo, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Summa Cum Laude Cornwell, Kaleigh S., Little Canada, MN, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning Crawford, Terrell Lamont, Los Angeles, CA, Physical Education; Coaching, Strength and Conditioning Curtiss, Ameilia Eleanore, Mahtomedi, MN, Health Services Administration; Mass Communications Darko, Frank, Moorhead, MN, Health Services Administration Davidson, Travis Lee, Friendswood, TX, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning *Deisz, Kathryn Elizabeth, Bismarck, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science Delaney, David Carl, Pipestone, MN, Special Education, Cum Laude 6

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Dewald, Jessica Marie, Fargo, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science; Zoology, Summa Cum Laude Doffing, Callie Elizabeth, Hampton, MN, Exercise Science; Coaching, Strength and Conditioning Dohman, Courtney Marie, Moorhead, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science; Special Education *Dretsch, Aaron Thomas, Detroit Lakes, MN, Special Education Ecklund, Lindsey Rae, Lino Lakes, MN, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude Ecklund, Maren Jean, Glyndon, MN, Early Childhood Education Eckman, Alehna Rose, Little Falls, MN, Elementary Education Ellefson, Kari VaLois, Fargo, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Cum Laude Erickson, Jacob Eisenreich, Benson, MN, Physical Education, Health Education, Exercise Science; Community Health, Strength and Conditioning, Cum Laude Feldewerd, Erica Rose, Sauk Centre, MN, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning Ferguson, Lindsey Lee, Hillsboro, ND, Early Childhood Education, Magna Cum Laude *Flach, Arica Cailtlin, Fargo, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Summa Cum Laude Flach, Kayla Marie, Fargo, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science; Psychology Flores, Nicholas Carl, Williston, ND, Special Education, Cum Laude Foertsch, Krista Marie, Missoula, MT, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning Folk, Jillian Kathryn, Milbank, SD, Elementary Education *Formanek, Sara Ann, Perham, MN, Health Services Administration; Management, Cum Laude Franklin, Kacey Anne, Battle Lake, MN, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Summa Cum Laude Fredricks, Sarah Marie, West Fargo, ND, Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude Freeman, John Ward, Fargo, ND, Exercise Science Frisco, Brittany Lynne, Dilworth, MN, Health Education, Physical Education; Community Health, Magna Cum Laude Frost, Jesse James, Castlewood, SD, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning *Geiger, Kacy Marina, Edgeley, ND, Early Childhood Education *Goetsch, Kimberly Marie, Revillo, SD, Early Childhood Education, Cum Laude Grenz, Kristin Leah, Bismarck, ND, Community Health, Cum Laude Haas, Douglas W., Park Rapids, MN, Physical Education, Health Education; Coaching, Magna Cum Laude Halvorsen, Michael Susumu, Hokkaido, Japan, Athletic Training, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning Harper, Mariah Nicole, Center City, MN, Special Education, Summa Cum Laude Harthun, Abegail Jean, Fergus Falls, MN, Elementary Education; Mathematics Hellickson, Amy Nichole, Brooten, MN, Exercise Science; Coaching, Strength and Conditioning Helling, Ariel Rose, Federal Dam, MN, Special Education, Magna Cum Laude Hendrickson, Tara Marie, Moorhead, MN, Athletic Training, Exercise Science; Psychology, Strength and Conditioning, Summa Cum Laude Herkenhoff, Philip Bernard, Freeport, MN, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning, Coaching Herrmann, Zachary Martin, Bismarck, ND, Athletic Training, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning Hess, Tory Bae, Pipestone, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Cum Laude Hetzel, Andrea Jean, Mandan, ND, Elementary Education Hjelseth, Gretta Lynn, Akeley, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Magna Cum Laude Hodnefield, Kristin Ann, Battle Lake, MN, Elementary Education, Cum Laude Hoefer, Amanda Jean, Annandale, MN, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning, Health and Medical Sciences *Hoff, Arielle Elaine, Fargo, ND, Community Health, Summa Cum Laude Hoppe, Sarah Beth, Graceville, MN, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Education and Human Services College of Education and Human Services

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Hotakainen, Jared Ryan, New York Mills, MN, Elementary Education *Huether, Kayla Kim, Baxter, MN, Exercise Science; Coaching, Strength and Conditioning Isaacson, Michelle A., Eden Prairie, MN, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning Janish, Ashley Marie, East Bethel, MN, Elementary Education Jetvig, Angela Lee, Hawley, MN, Health Services Administration, Exercise Science; Community Health, Magna Cum Laude Johnson, Brittany Beth Ann, Glyndon, MN, Elementary Education Johnson, Kelly Anne, Rochester, MN, Elementary Education; Special Education, Summa Cum Laude Johnson, Kylee Lanae, Detroit Lakes, MN, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude Jones, Hugh Lee Zachary, Fargo, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science Joyce, Andrew Steven, Plymouth, MN, Exercise Science; Health and Medical Sciences, Strength and Conditioning Kahl, Sarah Jean, Pierz, MN, Elementary Education, Cum Laude Kahler, Nicole Rose, Fargo, ND, Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude Kallas, Amanda Lea, Leola, SD, Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude Kantor, Marissa Lee, Foley, MN, Special Education, Cum Laude Kautzman, Kylie Nicole, Mandan, ND, Elementary Education, Cum Laude Kayser, McKenzie Beth, Thief River Falls, MN, Elementary Education, Cum Laude Kelley, Jennifer Nicole, Fargo, ND, Athletic Training Kern, Jacqueline Sue, Verndale, MN, Exercise Science Kettner, Emily Caroline, Mahnomen, MN, Early Childhood Education Klaphake, Chelsea Ann, Sauk Centre, MN, Elementary Education Kniss, Sara Marie, Park Rapids, MN, Early Childhood Education; Special Education, Cum Laude *Knop, Sandra Joy, Monticello, MN, Early Childhood Education; Spanish, Summa Cum Laude Koch, Kevin Christopher, Elmhurst, IL, Exercise Science; Coaching Kohlhase, Tina Jo, Fergus Falls, MN, Early Childhood Education, Cum Laude Kraemer, Kathryn Ann, Wadena, MN, Early Childhood Education, Magna Cum Laude *Kraft, Alicia Mae, Fargo, ND, Elementary Education Krebs, Jacob James, Dickinson, ND, Elementary Education *Kundinger, Samantha Jo, Bismarck, ND, Health Services Administration; Community Health, Magna Cum Laude, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Education and Human Services Kunstleben, Emily Rose, Albany, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Magna Cum Laude Lama, Lhemi, Kathmandu, Nepal, Health Services Administration; Community Health, Management, Magna Cum Laude, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Education and Human Services *Larson, Brandon Kenneth, Fargo, ND, Elementary Education Larson, Hope Marianna, Moorhead, MN, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude Larson, Jared Russel, Moorhead, MN, Physical Education, Health Education; Coaching, Magna Cum Laude Las, Jessica Ann, Genoa City, WI, Physical Education, Health Education, Cum Laude LaValla, Jesse Ray, North Branch, MN, Special Education, Cum Laude Lawson, Chelsey Jean, Wadena, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Cum Laude *Leadbetter, Michael Scott, Valley City, ND, Exercise Science; Communication Studies, Strength and Conditioning Ledding, Jacob Choi, Fergus Falls, MN, Exercise Science; Business Administration, Strength and Conditioning *Lendobeja, Maria Catherine, Brainerd, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Summa Cum Laude Lindell, Lindsey Ann, Ada, MN, Elementary Education, Cum Laude Lindquist, Angela Francis, Detroit Lakes, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science *Lokenye, Christelle Ngole, St. Louis Park, MN, Health Services Administration; Management Longwell, Kelsey Lian, Mandan, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science Lundberg, Jennifer Rose, West Fargo, ND, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Summa Cum Laude 8

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Markow, Daniel James, Brainerd, MN, Health Education, Physical Education; Coaching, Magna Cum Laude Marohl, Alex D., Mooreton, ND, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning Martin, Kassie Michelle, Staples, MN, Early Childhood Education, Magna Cum Laude Martin, Megan Marie, Sabin, MN, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude *Mathias, Alexis Ann, Fargo, ND, Special Education *McCollam, Angela Marie, Tucson, AZ, Exercise Science; Health and Medical Sciences, Strength and Conditioning Mellgren, Kayla Elizabeth, Delano, MN, Special Education Michaelson, Lindsey Ann, Moorhead, MN, Health Services Administration; Management Milbeck, Brittany Leigh, Dawson, MN, Early Childhood Education; Social Welfare, Special Education, Cum Laude Modderman, Nicholas DeWayne, Montevideo, MN, Elementary Education; Special Education Mohs, Kayla Marie, Breckenridge, MN, Athletic Training, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning, Magna Cum Laude Motschenbacher, Dana Joy, Wadena, MN, Elementary Education; Special Education, Magna Cum Laude Mott, Angela Lee, Pequot Lakes, MN, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude *Nelson, Brittany Ann, Fargo, ND, Health Services Administration; Management, Summa Cum Laude Nelson, Brittany Maxine, Morris, MN, Elementary Education, Cum Laude Nelson, Keith Jeffery, Hawley, MN, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning Neumann, Sara, West Fargo, ND, Special Education, Cum Laude Newman, Jeremy John, Fargo, ND, Physical Education Niehaus, Jill Nicole, Buffalo, MN, Health Services Administration; Management, Cum Laude Niemi, Melissa Lynn, Fargo, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Summa Cum Laude *Nistler, Alexandra Rae Jean, Fargo, ND, Athletic Training, Exercise Science *Obowa, Tracy Lee, Moorhead, MN, Early Childhood Education; Special Education Oestreich, Lexi Rae, Hawley, MN, Community Health O’Leary, Kellie Kristine, Wahpeton, ND, Elementary Education, Cum Laude Olson, Alicia Kay, East Grand Forks, MN, Elementary Education *Orth, Derek Joseph, Staples, MN, Exercise Science Osen, Katherine Christina, Cambridge, MN, Special Education, Cum Laude O’Sullivan, Katherine Fraser, Mankato, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Cum Laude Owens, Sara Ann, Fargo, ND, Early Childhood Education Patchen, Aubrie Lynn, Bismarck, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Summa Cum Laude Paulseth, Abbigail Mary, Fergus Falls, MN, Elementary Education, Cum Laude Peck, Matthew John, St. Cloud, MN, Elementary Education; Spanish, Teaching English as a Second Language Peters, Jordon Scott, Webster, SD, Elementary Education; Coaching Peters, Kameron Cole, Viking, MN, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning, Mathematics Peterson, Ashley Marie, Fergus Falls, MN, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Summa Cum Laude Peterson, Craig Allen, Minneota, MN, Exercise Science Peterson, Daniel Joel, Moorhead, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science *Pfeifer, Kelsie Kay, Fargo, ND, Health Services Administration; Management Philion, Alexander Richard, Hazen, ND, Exercise Science Pipek, Jenna Louise, Lisbon, ND, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude Plankers, Blake Thomas, Moorhead, MN, Special Education, Cum Laude, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Education and Human Services Plankers, Elizabeth Grace, Moorhead, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science; Psychology, Summa Cum Laude College of Education and Human Services

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Potts, Kristin Elizabeth, Hugo, MN, Elementary Education; Teaching English as a Second Language, Cum Laude Preissing, Meghan Lee, Grantsburg, WI, Special Education, Summa Cum Laude Puncochar, Joseph Perry, Maple Lake, MN, Elementary Education, Cum Laude Reile, Grace Elizabeth, Fargo, ND, Elementary Education, Cum Laude Riggs, Brooke Kay, West Fargo, ND, Elementary Education *Ripplinger, Kayla Marie, Bowlus, MN, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning Roller, Jaden Lee, Mandan, ND, Physical Education Ronning, Jessica Mary, Alexandria, MN, Elementary Education, Cum Laude Roozen, Sarah M., Minneapolis, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science; Art, Summa Cum Laude Santaella, Samantha Marie, Red Wing, MN, Early Childhood Education, Cum Laude Scherber, Matthew Joseph, Maple Grove, MN, Special Education, Magna Cum Laude Schmitke, Alisha Joy, Glyndon, MN, Elementary Education Schorn, Mackenzie Jo, Browerville, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Magna Cum Laude Schueller, Amanda Kay, Dawson, MN, Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude Schurmann, Pamela Sue, Fergus Falls, MN, Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude Sellnow, Abigail Beth, Rochester, MN, Elementary Education Shahi, Sagun, Kathmandu, Nepal, Health Services Administration; Management Sherer, Joshua Paul, Little Falls, MN, Elementary Education Short, Amber Rae, West Fargo, ND, Early Childhood Education; Art, Special Education, Cum Laude, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Education and Human Services Shrestha, Arsana, Kathmandu, Nepal, Early Childhood Education *Sierakowski, Paige Lee, Hoffman, MN, Exercise Science Simmons, Ashley Elizabeth, Moorhead, MN, Special Education, Magna Cum Laude Simonson, Samantha Mary, Sauk Centre, MN, Elementary Education, Cum Laude Skiba, Rebecca Ann, Onamia, MN, Elementary Education, Cum Laude Smith, Heather Marie, Fort Ripley, MN, Community Health, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Education and Human Services Stein, Katlin Mae, Mendota Heights, MN, Early Childhood Education Stenger, April Marie, Detroit Lakes, MN, Early Childhood Education Stoltenburg, Hannah Rebecca, Rochert, MN, Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude Strom, Linsey Kathryn, Brandon, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences Stromstad, Kirsten Ann, Bismarck, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Summa Cum Laude *Swanson, Courtney Ann, Georgetown, MN, Community Health Sykora, Karley Jo, Wahpeton, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Summa Cum Laude Taffe, Matthew August, Graceville, MN, Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning, Coaching Takle, Emily Rae, Alexandria, MN, Elementary Education Tauer, Samantha Martha, Marshall, MN, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude Tausend, Brianna Brooke, Mandan, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Cum Laude Tesch, Kiran Marie, Moorhead, MN, Special Education Teubner, Katherine, Roseau, MN, Exercise Science, Magna Cum Laude Thompson, Danielle Lynn, Crookston, MN, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude Thorson, Katie Nicole, Fargo, ND, Elementary Education, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Education and Human Services Tice, Michelle Lynn, Christine, ND, Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude Tivis, Lindsey Briana, Bowman, ND, Elementary Education Tommeraus, Justin Donald, Horace, ND, Physical Education; Coaching, Cum Laude Unterseher, Bobbi Jo Ilene, Fargo, ND, Health Services Administration; Management Utter, Jill Lynn, West Fargo, ND, Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude Vadnie, Kayla Norann, Clifford, ND, Health Services Administration 10

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*VanHavermaet, Andrew John, Hawley, MN, Exercise Science; Coaching, Strength and Conditioning, Cum Laude Veillette, Bailey Ann, Little Falls, MN, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude Vesledahl, Aubrey Lynn, Moorhead, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Magna Cum Laude Voltin, Brianna Kate, Andover, MN, Elementary Education Wamsley, Elizabeth Marie, Bismarck, ND, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude *Welle, Gregory John, Moorhead, MN, Elementary Education; Special Education, Cum Laude White, Laine Adam, Park River, ND, Special Education, Cum Laude *Willgohs, Elizabeth Marie, Staples, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Summa Cum Laude Wislofsky, Alisha Margaret, Roseville, MN, Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude Wisnewski, Jr., Mark William, Lidgerwood, ND, Physical Education Witthoeft, Hannah Christine, Hawley, MN, Speech/Language/Hearing Science Wixo, Skyler Brooke, Grand Forks, ND, Speech/Language/Hearing Science; Special Education, Magna Cum Laude Wohlhuter, Amy Marie, Stewartville, MN, Health Services Administration; Management, Cum Laude Yoshida, Yuichiro, Morioka, Japan, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Magna Cum Laude

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING Agbor, Rose Betak, Fridley, MN, Nursing Andrews, Kellie Jo, Bozeman, MT, Nursing Athman, Ashley Marie, Pierz, MN, Nursing Avery, Erica Katherine, Fargo, ND, Nursing, Cum Laude Berthiaume, Leah D., St Paul, MN, Nursing Bicking, Christina Kay, Hinckley, MN, Nursing Brown, Remona Lysa, Worthington, MN, Nursing Buffington, Kristine Irene, Mound, MN, Nursing Caffes, Melissa D., Minneapolis, MN, Nursing Conzemius, Whitney Ann, Breckenridge, MN, Nursing, Summa Cum Laude Cook, Jordana Rose, Barnesville, MN, Nursing Dahler, Sarah Ruth, Foley, MN, Nursing Decker, Alli Ann, Arvada, CO, Nursing, Cum Laude Dettwiler, Cortney Nicole, New York Mills, MN, Nursing, Summa Cum Laude Donabauer, Scott David, Richmond, MN, Nursing Duffield, Lindsey Mary, Browns Valley, MN, Nursing Dyce, Evan Lucas, Ghent, MN, Nursing, Summa Cum Laude Elless, Lindsey Marie, West Fargo, ND, Nursing, Cum Laude Fabre, Kristina Kaye, Glyndon, MN, Nursing Gifford, Kristy Marie, Arco, MN, Nursing Harris, Brooke Allison, Fargo, ND, Nursing; Community Health, Magna Cum Laude *Heald, Lance Michael, Moorhead, MN, Nursing Hennen, Amanda Rae, Shelly, MN, Nursing Jeranek, Debra Lynn, Red Wing, MN, Nursing Johnson, Amanda Rae, North Branch, MN, Nursing Johnson, Anna Marie, Badger, MN, Nursing Johnson, Chasity Ann, St. Hilaire, MN, Nursing Johnson, Jamie Lynn, Grand Forks, ND, Nursing Johnson, Lisa Margaret, Breckenridge, MN, Nursing Johnson, Mandi Lee, Sauk Rapids, MN, Nursing Jones, Ashley Michelle, Detroit Lakes, MN, Nursing College of Education and Human Services

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Kapphahn, Melanie Joy, Elbow Lake, MN, Nursing Knudson, Courtney Elizabeth, Granite Falls, MN, Nursing, Magna Cum Laude Koeller, Heidi Marie, Park Rapids, MN, Nursing *Kucera, Andrea Lynn, Elk River, MN, Nursing Lavalla, Amy Jo, Fargo, ND, Nursing; Community Health, Summa Cum Laude, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Education and Human Services Loebrick, Julie May, Ulen, MN, Nursing Loeffler, Eugenie M., Fergus Falls, MN, Nursing Lucas, Dana Kay, Kelliher, MN, Nursing Lutjens, Matthew Robert, Fargo, ND, Nursing, Summa Cum Laude *Macheel, Chad Alan, Bemidji, MN, Nursing *Majerus, Nicole Lynn, Rothsay, MN, Nursing Mithun, Sheila Diann, Fargo, ND, Nursing Mostad, Andrea Renee, Zimmerman, MN, Nursing Nies, Kirsten Grace, Grey Eagle, MN, Nursing; Community Health, Cum Laude *Paschke, Emily Ada, Grand Forks, ND, Nursing Reinhart, Amy Elizabeth, Fargo, ND, Nursing, Summa Cum Laude Rothstein, Jessie Rae, Coon Rapids, MN, Nursing Sanderson, David Lee, Fergus Falls, MN, Nursing, Cum Laude Schafer, Sara Lynn, Devils Lake, ND, Nursing; Psychology, Summa Cum Laude Scharn, Sarah Anne, Maple Grove, MN, Nursing Schossow, Kimberly Marie, Perham, MN, Nursing *Settimi, Cheryl Elizabeth Moe, Brooklyn Park, MN, Nursing Sorensen, Ashley Renee, Wheaton, MN, Nursing, Magna Cum Laude Stigen, Roberta April, Fargo, ND, Nursing Thompson, Melinda Sue, Twin Valley, MN, Nursing, Magna Cum Laude Tykwinski, Megan Rose, Valley City, ND, Nursing, Summa Cum Laude Wangui, Caroline, Wahpeton, ND, Nursing Welin, Gabrielle Rae, Alvarado, MN, Nursing; Psychology, Summa Cum Laude West, Robin Dawn, Fargo, ND, Nursing Wingerter, Genevieve A., Lake Park, MN, Nursing, Cum Laude *Yancey, Timothy Lloyd, Hawley, MN, Nursing

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Aldinger, Jennifer Kay, Moorhead, MN, Social Work; Psychology, Cum Laude Belden, Jessica Jeanne, Mesa, AZ, Social Work, Summa Cum Laude, Honors Program Bjone, Megan Marie, Fort Ransom, ND, Social Work, Summa Cum Laude Brown, Alicia Marie, Fargo, ND, Social Work *Butler, Joseph Alonzo, Frazee, MN, Social Work, Cum Laude Cahill, Carron Therese, West Fargo, ND, Social Work *Cote, Sydney Ryan, Devils Lake, ND, Social Work Daub, Brianna Leigh, West Fargo, ND, Social Work; Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude Einarson, Andrea Katherine, Moorhead, MN, Social Work Engels, Sarah Marie, Jamestown, ND, Social Work Fischer, Ian Michael, Fargo, ND, Social Work Gallegos, Jennifer, Fargo, ND, Social Work Grasto, Owen Keith, Fargo, ND, Social Work, Magna Cum Laude Halena, Jolene Lynn, Fergus Falls, MN, Social Work; Psychology, Summa Cum Laude *Hardina, Caitlin Danielle, Forman, ND, Social Work 12

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Huseth, Sage Salyards, Underwood, MN, Social Work Jennings, Tiffany Marie, Ottertail, MN, Social Work, Magna Cum Laude Kaiser, Melissa Lee, Linton, ND, Social Work, Cum Laude Kietzman, Justin Samuel DeCrans, Fargo, ND, Social Work *Martin, Antonina Sophie, Hibbing, MN, Social Work Moorhouse, Kelsey Marie, Fargo, ND, Social Work; Sociology *Nelson, Stephanie Marie, West Fargo, ND, Social Work, Cum Laude Nojang, Amy Lee, Fargo, ND, Social Work Odberg, Brittney Leigh, Thief River Falls, MN, Social Work Okash, Stephanie Rae, Dassel, MN, Social Work, Cum Laude Peterson, Sarah Ann, Osakis, MN, Social Work, Summa Cum Laude Rakow, Caitlin, Fargo, ND, Social Work, Magna Cum Laude Shepersky, Jamie Lee, Perham, MN, Social Work, Cum Laude Tetzloff, Kandi Kay, Wahpeton, ND, Social Work Thompson, Jennifer JoAnn, Dilworth, MN, Social Work Troxel, Amy Rebecca, St. Cloud, MN, Social Work Waage, Allison Jo, Greenbush, MN, Social Work Walker Zachmann, Krista Dawn, Fergus Falls, MN, Social Work, Magna Cum Laude *Watson, Samantha Jeanne, Harwood, ND, Social Work, Summa Cum Laude

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College of Arts & Humanities Dr. Timothy A. Borchers, Dean College Marshal: Dr. Virginia Gregg, Professor of Communication Studies ASSOCIATE IN ARTS Bluml, Megan Kathleen, Coon Rapids, MN, Liberal Arts *Lama, Prativa, Eimhurst, NY, Liberal Arts *Partington, Cara Rose, Hopkins, MN, Liberal Arts

BACHELOR OF ARTS *Ahlfs, Anna Marie, Ottertail, MN, Communication Studies Alvar, Heather R., North Las Vegas, NV, Film Studies *Anderson, Hannah Marie, Bowlus, MN, Art, Cum Laude Beranek, John Francis, New Ulm, MN, Film Studies; English Writing Bergeson, Nathan Thomas, Gayville, SD, Film Studies; Graphic Communications Berry Koppang, Zachary Wayne, Jamestown, ND, English/Mass Communications Bohm, Kirstin Theresa, Osakis, MN, History; Mass Communications, Cum Laude Boman, Andrew Roy, Twin Valley, MN, History Britt, Megan DeLoris, Minneapolis, MN, Film Studies; Leadership Studies Brown, Michael H., West Fargo, ND, Spanish; Communication Studies *Byland, Nicholas Jeffrey, Apple Valley, MN, East Asian Studies Cain, Kelsey Lynn, Soldotna, AK, Art Collins, Nicholas Lee, Dassel, MN, Film Studies, Magna Cum Laude De Forge, Timothy Daniel, Fargo, ND, Film Studies de Oliveira, Fernanda Barbosa Aguiar, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Film Studies; Theatre Arts, Summa Cum Laude DeGooyer, Sarah Caroline, Great Falls, MT, Art Deimel, Sarah Lynne, Des Moines, WA, Art Deschamp, Robert Jeremiah, Moorhead, MN, East Asian Studies; International Business Determan, Daniel James, Browerville, MN, History; Mass Communications, Magna Cum Laude Dotzenrod, Sarah Jo, Wyndmere, ND, Art Edgerton, Corinne Elizabeth, Carson, ND, History, Summa Cum Laude Eidsmoe, Dirk James, Salol, MN, Art *Engh, Matthew Ryan, Fargo, ND, English Ertl, Grant James, Park Rapids, MN, Film Studies; Graphic Communications, English Writing Fisher, Melissa Mae, Linton, ND, English; Communication Studies Gallegos, Jennifer, Fargo, ND, Spanish Galligan, Brandon Taylor, Alexandria, MN, Spanish Gamelin, Vanessa Michaela, North Branch, MN, Art; Mass Communications, Cum Laude Geeslin, Meghan Danielle, Warren, MN, Philosophy Gilbertson, Lydia Pearl, Devils Lake, ND, English *Grabow, Melissa Ann, Big Stone City, SD, Communication Studies; Leadership Studies Green, Chelsey Elizabeth, Frazee, MN, Film Studies; English Writing *Grell, Benjamin Charles, Maple Grove, MN, Film Studies; English Writing Gress, Stacie Lee, Dickinson, ND, East Asian Studies *Grund, Leslie Anna, Moorhead, MN, Communication Studies Haarstad, Austin Jake, Pelican Rapids, MN, Theatre Arts, Cum Laude 14

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*Halvorson, Mark William, Billings, MT, Philosophy Hansen, Kristine Rae, West Fargo, ND, Art Harrington, Ashley Lynn, Albertville, MN, Communication Studies; Leadership Studies Hawley, Kevin Robert, St. Croix Falls, WI, Film Studies, Magna Cum Laude Hedberg, Mollie Helen, Moorhead, MN, Art Heemstra, Madison DiAnn, Moorhead, MN, Philosophy Hettich, Jeanne Marie, Fargo, ND, Communication Studies, Spanish; Leadership Studies, Cum Laude Heyer, Kylie Marie, Fargo, ND, Art Hill, Bethany Ann, Veblen, SD, Communication Studies; Mass Communications, Leadership Studies, Summa Cum Laude Hill, Tyson Jerol, Glenwood, MN, English/Mass Communications, Magna Cum Laude Hokanson, Anthony Carlos, Shoreview, MN, Film Studies; Military Science (NDSU), Cum Laude Holmquist, Alexander Ryan, Alexandria, MN, Theatre Arts, Summa Cum Laude Irving, Tiffany Nichole, West Fargo, ND, English/Mass Communications *Jecha, Lauren Ann, Excelsior, MN, East Asian Studies Jetvig, Candace Anna Marie, Hawley, MN, History, Summa Cum Laude Jirik, Margaret Rose, West Fargo, ND, English Johnson, Justin Andrew, Ada, MN, Communication Studies; East Asian Studies Johnson, Rayna Nadine, Moorhead, MN, Art; Psychology Johnson, Samuel Reed, Faribault, MN, Film Studies Kleckner, Noah Mark, Baxter, MN, English/Mass Communications Koirala, Prakhyat, Kathmandu, Nepal, Film Studies Koosmann, Micah John, Fargo, ND, Art Kramer, Tara Leann, Fargo, ND, Film Studies, Cum Laude Krumwiede, William J., West Fargo, ND, Communication Studies; Leadership Studies Landin, Kerry Ann, Brooklyn Park, MN, Theatre Arts Lech, Matthew Albert, Mandan, ND, Communication Studies, English Lerman, Rachel Leah, Maple Grove, MN, Communication Studies; Leadership Studies MacDonald, Seamus Danny Boy, Wolf Point, MT, English; Spanish Martens, Mikayla Marie, Beulah, ND, Communication Studies; Leadership Studies, Sociology, Magna Cum Laude McCauley, Jesika Dawn, Jamestown, ND, Communication Studies; Leadership Studies, Summa Cum Laude, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Arts and Humanities McMahon, Michael Tracy, Milford, NH, Film Studies *Merz, Corey J., Fergus Falls, MN, Communication Studies; Philosophy, Leadership Studies Midtbo, Katelyn Jean, Kansas City, MO, Art Miller, Kimberly Lynn, Brainerd, MN, Theatre Arts, Cum Laude Moberg, Marin Caroline, Garretson, SD, History; Psychology, Summa Cum Laude Moder, Robert Daniel, Watertown, SD, Art Moen, Brady James, Bemidji, MN, Film Studies Moessner, Kaitlynn Diane, Yorktown, VA, English; Anthropology, Magna Cum Laude Moore, Travis James, West Fargo, ND, English Morlock, Adam Dean, Moorhead, MN, History, Magna Cum Laude Murphy, Mark Christopher, Hector, MN, English Nelson, Andrew Robert, Mayville, ND, Film Studies, Cum Laude Nelson, Kelly Desiree’, Aitkin, MN, Theatre Arts, Cum Laude Nelson, Whitney Rae, St. Thomas, ND, Communication Studies; Leadership Studies, Mass Communications, Summa Cum Laude Nichelson, Ashley Kay, West Fargo, ND, Spanish College of Arts and Humanities

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*Nickolauson, Danielle Ashley, Clearwater, MN, East Asian Studies; International Business, Chinese (Concordia), Cum Laude Nitschke, Megan Ann, Bismarck, ND, Communication Studies; Leadership Studies, Cum Laude Noel, Rachel Marjorie, Hallock, MN, English Nordberg, Ashley Beth, Fargo, ND, Art Northup, Elissa NaDeen, Thief River Falls, MN, English Peig, Jeremy Mathew, Hoffman Estates, IL, Art Peihl, Tiffany Krista, Fargo, ND, English; Psychology *Perkins, Vanessa Nicole, Dilworth, MN, English; Women and Gender Studies, Cum Laude Pimlott, Benjamin Dalton, Brooklyn Center, MN, Film Studies; Graphic Communications, Magna Cum Laude Platz, Brian Andrew, Stewartville, MN, Art Poepping, Sarah Rae, Sauk Centre, MN, Art Powers, Matthew Murphy, Fargo, ND, Communication Studies *Pullen, Matthew Todd, Kenmare, ND, English; Sociology, Summa Cum Laude Quamme, Aaron Joseph, Bemidji, MN, Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude Reed, Xavier Nathaniel, Brooklyn Park, MN, Communication Studies; Business Administration, Leadership Studies Reinholz, Kayla Lynn, Moorhead, MN, Art Resch, Joshua A., Champlin, MN, Film Studies; English Writing Richgels, Holli Maureen, Elk River, MN, Theatre Arts, Summa Cum Laude Rothberg, Eric David, Barnesville, MN, East Asian Studies, Summa Cum Laude Saul, Danielle Rae, Fergus Falls, MN, Communication Studies; Leadership Studies, Summa Cum Laude, Honors Program, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Arts and Humanities Schoeszler, Nikole Joyce, Pequot Lakes, MN, East Asian Studies Schreifels, Michael J., St. Cloud, MN, Film Studies, Summa Cum Laude, Honors Program Schultz, Payton Joseph, Montevideo, MN, History *Schultz, Samantha Marie, Long Prairie, MN, Communication Studies; Management, Cum Laude Sepulveda, Christina Nicole, Highland, CA, Art Sherman, Steven Douglas Leonard, Franklin, MN, Film Studies Sloan, Colin Thomas, Moorhead, MN, Film Studies Sonneman, KatieJo Pearl, Detroit Lakes, MN, English, Magna Cum Laude Sorensen, Tyler Henry, Chanhassen, MN, English, Film Studies, Cum Laude Spitsberg, Emily Grace, East Grand Forks, MN, Art St. Sauver, Ashley Ann, Little Falls, MN, History, Cum Laude Stickland, Krista Jo, Sisseton, SD, Communication Studies; Leadership Studies, Mass Communications, Magna Cum Laude Stilton, Mark Andrew, Lakewood, CA, History Stocker, Jerilyn K., Bismarck, ND, Communication Studies; Leadership Studies, Cum Laude, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Arts and Humanities Stommes, Caroline Marie, Fergus Falls, MN, Theatre Arts Straub, William Phillip, Lindstrom, MN, Film Studies Teske, Kaitlyn Elizabeth, Fargo, ND, Spanish, Summa Cum Laude Turner, Nathaniel David, Columbia Heights, MN, Theatre Arts Urbano Villagomez, Nallely, Pelican Rapids, MN, Communication Studies, Spanish; Leadership Studies Waldorf, Mychal Marie, Bloomington, MN, Art Wallace, Joshua Len, Fargo, ND, Film Studies Ward, Caleb Nathaniel, Amarillo, TX, English Weik, Kyle David, Moorhead, MN, Art; Art History 16

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Welgraven, Christina Angulo, Fargo, ND, English *Wermerskirchen, Lauren Alexis, Wahpeton, ND, Art Wiertzema, Rachel Marie, Breckenridge, MN, English, Summa Cum Laude Zimmer, Michael Lee, Fargo, ND, Art

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS Borgh, Addie Marie, Foley, MN, Art; Mass Communications, Magna Cum Laude Clark, Sarah Jean, Fargo, ND, Art; Graphic Communications, Cum Laude Hamness, Katie Marie, Strathcona, MN, Art, Magna Cum Laude Hanson, Jena Michelle, Detroit Lakes, MN, Art Nelson, Alyssa Jo, Bruce, SD, Art; Marketing, Summa Cum Laude Nelson, Amber Christine, Bruce, SD, Art; Marketing, Summa Cum Laude Nyhus, Amanda Dee, Fosston, MN, Art; Art History, Cum Laude O’Malley, Kaitlyn Saree, Buffalo, MN, Art; Mass Communications Power, Amber Lee, Noonan, ND, Art, Summa Cum Laude Rostami, Delaram, Tehran, Iran, Art

BACHELOR OF MUSIC Dietzler, Matthew Evan, Fargo, ND, Music Industry, Cum Laude *Forsberg, Noah Michael, Amarillo, TX, Music Industry, Cum Laude *Gardin, Tyler Steven, Vergas, MN, Music Industry, Cum Laude Hastings, Ashley Elizabeth, Britton, SD, Music Industry Jechorek, Benjamin John, Otsego, MN, Music Industry Kendall, Scott Donald, Saline, MI, Music Performance Kolar, David F., Eureka, SD, Music Industry, Magna Cum Laude *Pearson, Bennett David, Bismarck, ND, Music Industry *Peck, Tanner Jordan, Atlantic, IA, Music Industry Stein, Neal Adam, Fargo, ND, Music Industry, Magna Cum Laude *Vinoharan, Danujan, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, Music Industry

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE *Allbee, Justin Douglas, Watertown, SD, Graphic Communications *Ankrum, Samantha Marie, Farmington, MN, Social Studies Teacher Education Arias, Katie Beth, Horace, ND, Spanish Education, Magna Cum Laude Baker, Matthew Jordan, Detroit Lakes, MN, Social Studies Teacher Education, Summa Cum Laude Balsdon, Lindsey Marie, Langdon, ND, Graphic Communications; Mass Communications, Summa Cum Laude Beattie, Patrick Aaron, Farwell, MN, Social Studies Teacher Education *Biermeier, Sarah Nicholle, Detroit Lakes, MN, Communication Arts and Literature Education; Theatre Arts Boman, Andrew Roy, Twin Valley, MN, Social Studies Teacher Education Burns, Andrew Jordan, Moorhead, MN, Social Studies Teacher Education; Coaching Carlson, Justin Michael, Fargo, ND, Graphic Communications; Mass Communications, Management, Summa Cum Laude Christie, Evan William, Moorhead, MN, Social Studies Teacher Education; Theatre Arts, Summa Cum Laude Clark, Kelli Rae, West Fargo, ND, Social Studies Teacher Education; Coaching, Cum Laude Davis, Sidler Alan, Fargo, ND, Social Studies Teacher Education Doyle, Patric Joseph, Fargo, ND, Social Studies Teacher Education Dvoracek, Travis John, Fargo, ND, Graphic Communications College of Arts and Humanities

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Edwards, Peter Louis, Windom, MN, Social Studies Teacher Education Full, Benjamin William, Owatonna, MN, Social Studies Teacher Education Giarratana, Melissa Suzanne, Fargo, ND, Spanish Education; Teaching English as a Second Language *Gronos, Karlee Anne, Leeds, ND, Graphic Communications; Art Hafner, Jenna Nicole, Fargo, ND, Spanish Education, Summa Cum Laude Heller, Caitlin Marie, Wolsey, SD, Communication Arts and Literature Education, Cum Laude Huff, Kaylin Mary, Blaine, MN, Graphic Communications Indergaard, Kelsey Lee, Maple Grove, MN, Spanish Education; Teaching English as a Second Language, Cum Laude Kim, Yeri, Mokpo, Korea, Graphic Communications, Magna Cum Laude Knier, Benjamin Gaffrey, Fargo, ND, Graphic Communications; Art LaFollette, Andria Lee, Alexandria, MN, Graphic Communications, Summa Cum Laude Lewis, Samuel Robert, Fergus Falls, MN, Communication Arts and Literature Education Lorsung, Rochelle Marcella, Isanti, MN, Communication Arts and Literature Education, Magna Cum Laude *Maharjan, Dinesh, Kathmandu, Nepal, Graphic Communications Mohammed, Faraj Abdulrazak, Moorhead, MN, Graphic Communications Moran, Michael Timothy, Fargo, ND, Social Studies Teacher Education Moulton, Brock A., Fargo, ND, Social Studies Teacher Education, Magna Cum Laude *Nord, Alyssa Mae, Brainerd, MN, Art Education; Art Peterson, Elsie Katherine, Stephen, MN, Communication Arts and Literature Education; Mass Communications, Special Education, Summa Cum Laude Quinn, Peter Gerard, West Fargo, ND, Social Studies Teacher Education; Communication Studies, Summa Cum Laude Saurdiff, Sadie Rose, Grygla, MN, Graphic Communications; Film Production, Magna Cum Laude Sayler, Andrea Lynn, Breckenridge, MN, Communication Arts and Literature Education, Cum Laude Scott, William Tyler, Fargo, ND, Social Studies Teacher Education, Communication Arts and Literature Education Sitzer, Arnold Jerome, Fargo, ND, Social Studies Teacher Education, Cum Laude Steidl, Adam Nathaniel, Glyndon, MN, Graphic Communications Thielges, Moriah C., Moorhead, MN, Art Education; Art, Summa Cum Laude Timme, Katlin Elaine, Glyndon, MN, Music Education, Summa Cum Laude Van Kempen, Katelyn Joan, Morris, MN, Communication Arts and Literature Education, Magna Cum Laude Velde, Aron Jack, Fergus Falls, MN, Communication Arts and Literature Education; Coaching Voeltz, Brenda Mae, Detroit Lakes, MN, Graphic Communications; Mass Communications Weidert, Stephanie Earleene, Iona, MN, Graphic Communications; Art Wiczek, Jacob James, Little Falls, MN, Social Studies Teacher Education Workman, Matthew Allen, West Fargo, ND, Music Education, Summa Cum Laude

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Graduate Studies Dr. Anne E. Blackhurst, Provost College Marshal: Dr. Sheila Coghill, Coordinator of the Master of Liberal Arts Program MASTER OF FINE ARTS Bakken-Brees, Jennifer, Fosston, MN, Creative Writing “Safe Distance: A Screenplay” Richard Zinober, Advisor Beck, Sarah B., Fargo, ND, Creative Writing “Peace Country” Lin Enger, Advisor Christiansen, Ryan C., Fargo, ND, Creative Writing “Boy Wanted” Dr. Alan Davis, Advisor Deuser, Cindy Lee, Fargo, ND, Creative Writing “Choose Grief” Lin Enger, Advisor

MASTER OF SCIENCE Aas, Julie Dian, Tenstrike, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “Music Literacy: Band Returns to the Reservation” Dr. Erin Gillett, Advisor Barger, Denise, Big Lake, MN, Nursing “Practical Nursing (PN) Students’ Attitudes in Caring for Dying Patients” Dr. Barbara Matthees, Advisor Basty, Steven, Birchwood, WI, Educational Leadership “Educational Leadership Portfolio” Dr. Boyd Bradbury, Advisor Braun, Kayla Marie, LeCenter, MN, Speech-Language Pathology “Survey of Speech Language Pathologists on Adolescent Executive Function Impairments” Dr. Nancy Paul, Advisor Carter, Sarah, Detroit Lakes, MN, Counseling and Student Affairs “Counseling & Student Affairs Graduate Peer Advisor Program” Dr. Lisa Karch, Advisor Christensen, Brianna L., Alexandria, MN, Speech-Language Pathology “Knowledge and Degree of Comfort of School-Based SLP’s Ability to Recognize Communication Characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome” Dr. Richard Adler, Advisor Christiansen, Teresa M., Merrifield, MN, Special Education “The Effects of Tangible Rewards on Work Behavior of Students with Moderate to Severe Cognitive Disabilities” Dr. Deanne Borgeson, Advisor Christenson, Nicole, Wilmar, MN, Counseling and Student Affairs “How the Bereavement of a Mother Affects the Development of an Adolescent Daughter” Dr. Lisa Karch, Advisor Graduate Studies

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Churness, Paulette M., Plymouth, MN, Special Education “Self-Determination: A Middle Level Curriculum” Dr. Susan Severson, Advisor Condon, Christine Ann, Clara City, MN, Speech-Language Pathology “Client Survey of Services Received at Minnesota State University Moorhead Speech/Language/Hearing Clinic” Dr. Kris Vossler, Advisor Dahedl, Amy, Bemidji, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “The Significance of Building Background Knowledge in 5th Grade Students” Dr. Erin Gillett, Advisor Dardis, Kelsey L., West Fargo, ND, Curriculum and Instruction “Effectiveness of Teacher and Student Writing Conferences in Kindergarten” Dr. Erin Gillett, Advisor Davis, Gail M. S., Mohall, ND, Counseling and Student Affairs “The Relationship Between Supplemental Instruction and Cell Biology Classes that Offered a Biosciences Living Learning Community Component and a Non Living Learning Community Component” Dr. Brian Smith, Advisor Deden, John W., Bemidji, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “Utilizing Experiential Education and Technology to Connect to Community” Dr. Ximena Suarez-Sousa, Advisor DesLauriers, Malarie K., Bismarck, ND, Counseling and Student Affairs “Exploration of Self: Becoming a Counselor” Dr. Brian Smith, Advisor Dickey, Jeremy R., Alexandria, MN, Speech-Language Pathology “SLHS Students’ Preference of Classroom Instruction Delivery” Dr. Kris Vossler and Dr. Mary Drake, Advisors Dokken, Andrew Gregory, Bemidji, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “What Teaching and Learning Strategies Will Work Best for Native Americans to Help Promote the Idea of Education as a Positive?” Dr. David Tack, Advisor Doerfler, Elaine Kathryn, Fargo, ND, Speech-Language Pathology “The Effectiveness of Improving Communication in a Client with Chronic and Severe Broca’s Aphasia” Dr. Nancy Paul, Advisor Dronen, Sarah Jo, Sandstone, MN, Counseling and Student Affairs “Folders for the Future: A 7-12th Grade Career Development Curriculum” Dr. Lisa Karch, Advisor Engelking, Erika A., West Fargo, ND, Educational Leadership “Educational Leadership Portfolio” Dr. Boyd Bradbury, Advisor Erickson, Elaine, Bemidji, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “The Effects of Tumblereadables on Student Achievement” Dr. Ximena Suarez-Sousa, Advisor

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Greff, Kasey Ann, Jamestown, ND, Speech-Language Pathology “Factors that Influence Speech-Language Pathologists’ Education and Experiences Regarding Treatment for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing” Dr. Kris Vossler, Advisor Grover, Joshua S., Harwood, ND, Educational Leadership “Educational Leadership Portfolio” Dr. Boyd Bradbury, Advisor Hagen, Kerry J., Britton, SD, Counseling and Student Affairs “Student Consultant Training” Dr. Brian Smith, Advisor Hanson, Jessica, Bemidji, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “Developmentally Appropriate Literacy Assessments for Native American Kindergarten Students” Dr. Ximena Suarez-Sousa Hay, Chelsea Christine, Bismarck, ND, Speech-Language Pathology “Speech Language Pathologists’ Perceptions of Evidence-Based Practice in University Clinic Settings” Dr. Kris Vossler, Advisor Hoepfner, Sarah Jo, Larimore, ND, Speech-Language Pathology “Comparison of Static and Dynamic Assessments in Speech Sound Disorders” Dr. Kris Vossler, Advisor Hollenbeck, Tara J., Park Rapids, MN, Counseling and Student Affairs “Clinicians’ Impressions of Efficacy in Working with Clients Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder” Dr. Brian Smith, Advisor Holten, Brittany, Fargo, ND, Curriculum and Instruction “Utilizing Reading Recovery Strategies with ELL Students Through Small Group Reading Instruction” Dr. Erin Gillett, Advisor Hoppe, Heidi, Albany, MN, Nursing “Job Stressors Experienced by Nursing Assistants in a Rural Nursing Home” Dr. Barbara Matthees, Advisor Hunt, Kelly, Bemidji, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “Building Positive Relationships with Elders: Does it Improve the Perception of the Future for Native American Youth?” Dr. David Tack, Advisor Kantor-Frank, Natalie, Pinewood, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “Art Integrated Writing Project” Dr. Ximena Suarez-Sousa, Advisor Kava, Jennifer J., Fargo, ND, Curriculum and Instruction “Effectiveness of Small Group Math Lessons in Kindergarten” Dr. Erin Gillett, Advisor Kesler, Chanelle D., Fargo, ND, Special Education “Teachers’ Perceptions of Risk Factors for Students with Emotional Behavioral Disabilities in Middle School” Dr. Deanne Borgeson, Advisor

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Knapp, Katherine J., Fargo, ND, Curriculum and Instruction “The Effect of Knowing and Being Able to Sing a Melody on Students’ Ability to Perform the Same Melody on a Recorder” Dr. Ok-Hee Lee, Advisor Knott, Briana, Thief River Falls, MN, Counseling and Student Affairs “CSI: K-12 Career Series Investigation” Dr. Lisa Karch, Advisor Koep, Eric, Miltona, MN, Special Education “Teachers’ Perceptions of How to Make Professional Learning Communities a Success” Dr. Debra Pullen, Advisor Koep, Kari, Miltona, MN, Special Education “Parents’ Views on Inclusion for Middle School Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities” Dr. Debra Pullen, Advisor Kotta, Brian, Moorhead, MN, Educational Leadership “Educational Leadership Portfolio” Dr. Boyd Bradbury, Advisor Kuehn, Amanda, Moorhead, MN, Special Education “Use of the STAR Program with a High School Student with Developmental Cognitive Disability” Dr. Deanne Borgeson, Advisor Kuehn, Brian, Moorhead, MN, Special Education “Effect of Morning vs. Afternoon Language Arts on Student Performance” Dr. Deanne Borgeson, Advisor Laudal, Jeena M., West Fargo, ND, Curriculum and Instruction “Effectiveness of Small Group Math Lessons in Kindergarten” Dr. Erin Gillett, Advisor Lilleberg, Stephanie, Fargo, ND, Speech-Language Pathology “A Survey of Carryover Methodology Among School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists in Minnesota” Dr. Nancy Paul, Advisor Lindquist, Elise M., Pittsburgh, PA, Speech-Language Pathology “Factors Influencing Speech Language Pathologists’ Decision in Implementing an Augmentative and Alternative Communication with Developmentally Delayed Adults” Dr. Kris Vossler, Advisor Lothspeich, Brittany, Fargo, ND, Counseling and Student Affairs “School Counselors’ Perceptions Regarding the Effectiveness of Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety in Youth: A Quantative and Qualitative Approach” Dr. Lisa Karch, Advisor Mack, James Jacob, Roseau, MN, Educational Leadership “Educational Leadership Portfolio” Dr. Boyd Bradbury, Advisor Malott, Laura Ann, Clearbrook, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “Adult Learners: The Many Facets of Learning to Increase Retention and Persistence” Dr. Ximena Suarez-Sousa, Advisor Mattern, Amanda, Fargo, ND, Counseling and Student Affairs “Reactions of Addiction Counselors Who Have Experienced Alcohol-Related Client Death” Dr. Brian Smith, Advisor 22

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Mehus Jensen, Nicole C., Fargo, ND, Special Education “A Case Study: The Effectiveness of Social Stories to Improve Public Manners in a Child with Asperger Syndrome” Dr. Debra Pullen, Advisor Miller, Linaya, Williston, ND, Speech-Language Pathology “The Effects of Story Mapping in Aiding Reading Comprehension in an Adolescent with Autism” Dr. Kris Vossler, Advisor Mitchell, Jennifer Lynn, Akeley, MN, Special Education “The Exploration of Bullying Behaviors in Elementary Social Skills Groups” Dr. Debra Pullen, Advisor Moore, Meredith Constance Fladeland, Fertile, MN, Speech-Language Pathology “A Survey of Best Practices by School Based SLPs in the Areas of Articulation and Phonological Disorders” Dr. Richard Adler, Advisor Morberg, Sara Ann, Warren, MN, Counseling and Student Affairs “The Good Life is a Process, Not a State of Being” Dr. Lisa Karch, Advisor Myers, Cara L., Detroit Lakes, MN, Special Education “Alternative Education: The Influence Alternative Education Has on Student Achievement” Dr. Ximena Suarez-Sousa, Advisor Neill, Douglas, Music Education “Analysis of Selected Solo Tuba Works by Vaughn Williams, Marcello, Ross and Tomasi” Dr. John Tesch, Advisor Olsen, Sarah, Bemidji, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “Teaching Native American Preschoolers Phonics Using Visual Cues” Dr. David Tack, Advisor Peske, Kalika Joy, Bemidji, MN, Speech-Language Pathology “Practices of Speech-Language Pathologists When Providing Accent Reduction Services to Non-Native Speakers of English” Dr. Richard Adler, Advisor Peterson, Karen Marie, Moorhead, MN, Nursing “Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among 10-11 Year Olds in an Eastern North Dakota Public School District” Dr. Barbara Matthees, Advisor Reller, Rhea J., Bemidji, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “The Importance of the Response to Intervention Program” Dr. David Tack and Dr. Boyd Bradbury, Advisors Rieke, Theresa Anne, Waseca, MN, Special Education “A Case Study: Can Use of a Stuffed Animal Increase a Preschooler’s Appropriate Circle Time Behavior?” Dr. Debra Pullen, Advisor Simonson, Naomi, Fargo, ND, Special Education “Teaching Students Self-Management Skills” Dr. Deanne Borgeson, Advisor Spangler, Ranae Sandra, Oslo, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “The Use of Stability Balls to Increase Focus, Behavior, and Academic Achievement Among Native American Middle School Students” Dr. Ximena Suarez-Sousa, Advisor Graduate Studies

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Tews, Jenna Leigh, Morgan, MN, Speech-Language Pathology “Factors Involved in the Successful Design and Implementation of Telepractice Programs in University Clinics” Dr. Kris Vossler, Advisor Thielen, Michelle E., Glyndon, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “Incorporating Interactive Technology in the Science Classroom” Dr. Boyd Bradbury, Advisor Thomas, Justine, Rosemount, MN, Speech-Language Pathology “Memory Wallet Intervention for an Individual with Dementia” Dr. Nancy Paul, Advisor Threadgill, Tara A., Anoka, MN, Educational Leadership “Indigenous Women Overcoming Horizontal Violence in the Workplace” Dr. Boyd Bradbury and Dr. Denise Lajimordiere, Advisors Tweeten-Lind, Tracy, Spring Grove, MN, Special Education “Teachers’ Perceptions of Effects of Poverty in the Classroom” Dr. Debra Pullen, Advisor Weber, Celeste Nickole, Wadena, MN, Counseling and Student Affairs “Journey to Beginnings” Dr. Lisa Karch, Advisor Weil, Jennifer M. N., West Fargo, ND, Counseling and Student Affairs “Mentoring Relationships: A Qualitative Study of College Student, Alumni Mentoring Pairs’ Experience in a Structured Mentorship Program” Dr. Brian Smith, Advisor Whipple, Jennifer, Detroit Lakes, MN, Counseling and Student Affairs “Preparing for the Future (7-12)” Dr. Lisa Karch, Advisor Wulff, Chad Eric, Bemidji, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “Do Native Americans Have a Learning Style That Actually Improves Their Ability to Succeed?” Dr. David Tack, Advisor Wulff, Meghan, Bemidji, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “Does a Vocabulary Word Wall Really Help Students Retain Their Vocabulary Knowledge?” Dr. Ximena Suarez-Sousa, Advisor Zeiher, Laura, Winona, MN, Counseling and Student Affairs “Residence Life Training Manual” Dr. Brian Smith, Advisor Zeman, Darren M., Bemidji, MN, Curriculum and Instruction “Service Learning to Engage Struggling Readers in a Fourth Grade Classroom” Dr. David Tack, Advisor

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College of Social & Natural Sciences Dr. Michelle L. Malott, Dean College Marshal: Dr. Vernon Dobis, Professor of Economics BACHELOR OF ARTS Aitken, Athena Catrell, Cass Lake, MN, Anthropology Albright, Jeffrey Douglas, Paynesville, MN, Political Science, Cum Laude Allen, Amy Jean, Bismarck, ND, Psychology Anderson, Claire Christine, Knightdale, NC, Gerontology, Cum Laude Anderson, Kyle Ian, Fargo, ND, Sociology Anderson, Nicole Lynn, East Grand Forks, MN, Mathematics Arauza, Asenath Xochitl, Moorhead, MN, Biology, Cum Laude Armstrong, Robert Lee, Wolford, ND, Criminal Justice Arnold, Corey Allan, Havana, ND, Criminal Justice; Military Science (NDSU), Summa Cum Laude *Askegaard, Mason James, Comstock, MN, Criminal Justice Baron, Levi Parker, Minot, ND, Biology; Chemistry, Cum Laude Beck, Jase Douglas, Cando, ND, Biology Berg, Jo Ann, Fargo, ND, Anthropology; History, Summa Cum Laude *Berg, Jordan Michael, Barnesville, MN, Anthropology History, Cum Laude Berge, Andrea Mae, Mahtomedi, MN, Biology; Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Social and Natural Sciences Berglund, Noah James, Park Rapids, MN, Biology Bettin, Alisha Beth, Parkers Prairie, MN, Biology Bhattarai, Samundra, Pragatinagar, Nepal, Biology Bjerken, Michael John, Breckenridge, MN, Political Science; Business Administration Boatey, Daisy, Accra, Ghana, Biology; Finance, Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude Boerner, Kyle Wade, Moorhead, MN, Biology; Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude Boisjolie, Heather Ann, Fargo, ND, Biology *Bossany, Sara Suzanne, Coon Rapids, MN, Chemistry, Biology; Music, Cum Laude Branch, Michelle Lynn, Lakeville, MN, Biology, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Social and Natural Sciences Breedon, Justine Amanda, Fargo, ND, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude Brokmeier, Nicole Sarah, West Fargo, ND, Biology; Zoology, Psychology Buchanan, Jennifer Rose, Fargo, ND, Sociology Bullock, Kiesha Marie, Alexandria, MN, Biology; Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude Burris, Gregory David, Fargo, ND, Political Science Cahill, Carron Therese, West Fargo, ND, Criminal Justice Christlieb, Alane Mari, Moorhead, MN, Biology; Chemistry Clark, Danielle J., Battle Lake, MN, Anthropology Clerico, Blake Eric, Red Wing, MN, Anthropology; Geosciences Coffman, Spencer Alan, Farwell, MN, Psychology, Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude Cornwell, Ashley Marie, Little Canada, MN, Sociology Dahl, Ethan James Marcel, Kennedy, MN, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude Dailey, Stephanie Marie, Verndale, MN, Biology; Psychology DeZiel, Dominique Regina, Brooklyn Park, MN, Psychology; Sociology, Summa Cum Laude Dodds, Erik John, Craig, CO, Sociology; Music

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Dornbusch, Andrew Lee, Wadena, MN, Biology, Magna Cum Laude *Doucette-Hendricks, Brittney Marie, Osakis, MN, Criminal Justice Dreyer, Staci Michele, Ottertail, MN, Biology; Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude *Duffield, Steven Clare, Browns Valley, MN, Criminal Justice, Cum Laude Dugger, Dana Rae, Detroit Lakes, MN, Biology; Chemistry Egan, Brent Wallace, Sauk Centre, MN, Criminal Justice; Political Science, Sociology, Cum Laude Elliott, Darrel, Milwaukee, WI, Criminal Justice; Political Science, Sociology Erickson, Taylor McKenzie, West Fargo, ND, Biology Fischbach, David William, Fargo, ND, Political Science Formaneck, Cory Lee, Wahpeton, ND, Criminal Justice *Forney, William Ryan, Thief River Falls, MN, Criminal Justice; Psychology, Cum Laude Fritel, Kimberly Kay, Fargo, ND, Psychology; Health and Medical Sciences, Cum Laude Fuller, Jaclyn Brooke, Bismarck, ND, Biology; Zoology, Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude Funk, Kaitlyn Lee, Sauk Centre, MN, Biology, Cum Laude, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Social and Natural Sciences *Garcia, Edith Rubio, Warrenville, IL, Criminal Justice; Sociology Gauer, Brock Thomas, Brookings, SD, Economics *Geeslin, David Ryan, Hawley, MN, Economics Gerdes, Patrick Austin, Montevideo, MN, Biology Gilbertson, Cami Dee, Barnesville, MN, Biology; Health and Medical Sciences, Summa Cum Laude Glander, Jeffrey Mitchel, Vadnais Heights, MN, Anthropology Glassman, Daniel Joseph, Gloucester City, NJ, Criminal Justice; Sociology Gould, Jillian Rose, Fargo, ND, Criminal Justice, Sociology Graves, Ashley Lynn, Freeport, MN, Criminal Justice Gregory, Joshua Dean, Williston, ND, Criminal Justice Grenz, Kristin Leah, Bismarck, ND, Gerontology, Cum Laude Grondahl, Kelsey Lynn, Lake Park, MN, Economics; Finance, Magna Cum Laude Grothen, Perry James, Alexandria, MN, Psychology; Sociology, Summa Cum Laude Gutierrez, Rubi Lisbeth, Kit Carson, CO, Biology; Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, Honors Program Habib, Ronak, West Fargo, ND, Biology *Halvorson, Annaleah Beatrice, Hallock, MN, Sociology Hammargren, Whitney Ann, Fargo, ND, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, Magna Cum Laude Harlow, Liberty Jo, Rochert, MN, Psychology Harris, Brittany Victoria, Ely, MN, Biology; Community Health, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Social and Natural Sciences Harris, Larissa Ashley, Wolverton, MN, Anthropology; History, Cum Laude Heising, Jessie Ann, Moorhead, MN, Psychology, Criminal Justice; Sociology, Magna Cum Laude Helm, Farryn Joy, Casselton, ND, Psychology Hoeck, Ashley Marie, Fargo, ND, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Biology; Chemistry, Cum Laude, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Social and Natural Sciences Hogenson, Andrew John, Moorhead, MN, Criminal Justice; Geosciences *Hogue, Lindsey Ann, Fargo, ND, Criminal Justice Hohenstein, Rachel Marie, Dent, MN, Psychology, Criminal Justice; Sociology Hollermann, Christine Mary, Alexandria, MN, Psychology; Economics, Leadership Studies, Honors Program Holzworth, Nathan John, West Fargo, ND, Psychology, Cum Laude Honzay, Laura Ann, Olivia, MN, Psychology, Summa Cum Laude Jacobson, Katie Louise, Moorhead, MN, Anthropology Jesme, Kayleigh Sue, Moorhead, MN, Political Science 26

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John, Rohan Thomas, Bismarck, ND, Political Science Johnson, Matthew Edward, Bismarck, ND, Criminal Justice *Jorgenson, Colin James, Hawley, MN, Criminal Justice Jorgenson, Jennifer Ann, Hawley, MN, Psychology, Criminal Justice *Kearn, Erin Kathleen, Wyoming, MN, Biology; Psychology Kelly, Kaitlin Elizabeth, Fargo, ND, Legal Studies; Political Science, Summa Cum Laude Kerestes, Andrea Dawn, Fargo, ND, Gerontology; Community Health, Sociology, Magna Cum Laude Kessy, Godwin, Morogoro, Tanzania, Economics, Summa Cum Laude Kleckner, Jackilyn Marie, Baxter, MN, Biology; Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude Kleindl, Scott Joseph, Graceville, MN, Biology; Geosciences Klemetson, Heather Diane, Moorhead, MN, Criminal Justice Knutson, Jessica Lee, Fargo, ND, Psychology Kram, Sara Joyce, Fargo, ND, Anthropology; Geosciences Landis, Kelli Jo, Mobridge, SD, Economics Larson, Erin Christine, Long Prairie, MN, Biology; Psychology, Chemistry, Cum Laude Larson, Jacob Allen, West Fargo, ND, Psychology; Sociology, Cum Laude Larson, Jesse Michael, Warren, MN, Economics, Art LeDuc, Daniel John, Thief River Falls, MN, Biology *Lindner, Neil Scott, Apple Valley, MN, Economics Livingood, Jennifer Ann, Detroit Lakes, MN, Psychology, Cum Laude Livingston, Lindsey Lynne, Tuttle, ND, Sociology; Women and Gender Studies, Cum Laude *Logan, Andrew Jerome, Eveleth, MN, Anthropology *Lokenye, Christelle Ngole, St. Louis Park, MN, Gerontology; Management Maddock, Jacqueline Kaye, Bismarck, ND, Biology; Psychology, Cum Laude Malone, James William, Chanhassen, MN, Chemistry Marier, Cynthia Lynn, Pine City, MN, Gerontology *Martin, Antonina Sophie, Hibbing, MN, Criminal Justice McCallum, David Joseph, Mahtomedi, MN, Political Science, Cum Laude McCarty, Tanner Joseph, Zumbro Falls, MN, Economics, Summa Cum Laude McCollum, Katelyn Audeen, Safford, AZ, Anthropology; History McCoy, Samson, Lyon, MS, Criminal Justice, Psychology McGregor, Sondra Marie, Fargo, ND, Biology; Psychology, Chemistry, Vaccinology, Summa Cum Laude McIntire, Kurtis James, Moorhead, MN, Biology; Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude McIntosh, Abrey Danielle, Fargo, ND, Biology Mead, Julia Anne, Sabin, MN, Sociology Mehl, Christopher Paul, Fargo, ND, Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude *Meyer, Jason Richard, Eagan, MN, Criminal Justice Mitlyng, Lindsay Kay, Marshall, MN, Biology; Chemistry Morseth, Zachary Aaron, Hendricks, MN, Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude Munger, Katerina Marian, Fargo, ND, Anthropology; Geosciences Murphy, Stephanie Anne, Genoa City, WI, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude Nash, Karsten Lowell, Fergus Falls, MN, Biology Naslund, Kristen Marie, Salol, MN, Anthropology Nelson, Abby Christine, Alexandria, MN, Psychology; Community Health, Summa Cum Laude Nelson, Andrew Brien, Fargo, ND, Biology Nelson, Stacey Lynn, Lisbon, ND, Criminal Justice Nicklay, Katie Jean, Moorhead, MN, Economics; Communication Studies, Summa Cum Laude Ochsendorf, Kiana Marie, Breckenridge, MN, Biology; Psychology, Chemistry, Cum Laude *Olson, Jacob Martin, West Fargo, ND, Criminal Justice, Sociology College of Social and Natural Sciences

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Olson, KayCi Ann, Hitterdal, MN, Criminal Justice Peterson, Erin Elizabeth, Perham, MN, Psychology; English Writing, Cum Laude Peterson, Marissa Kate, Moorhead, MN, Political Science; Economics, Summa Cum Laude Peterson, Sarah Ann, Osakis, MN, Psychology, Summa Cum Laude Phillips, Amanda Rae, Crystal, MN, Biology Pokrzywinski, Ashley Kaye, Fargo, ND, Criminal Justice Pollack, Corey Christian, Jamestown, ND, Criminal Justice Poser, Thomas Alan, Randall, MN, Criminal Justice; Sociology *Pryor, Maxwell Mychael, Eden Prairie, MN, Criminal Justice Purdin, Sky Junia, Phuket, Thailand, Sociology; Women and Gender Studies, Summa Cum Laude *Radtke, Teresa Ann, Glyndon, MN, Psychology Rahman, Fariha Faiza, Faridpur, Bangladesh, Economics, Summa Cum Laude Randall, Joshua Reid, West Fargo, ND, Criminal Justice; Sociology, Cum Laude Raza, Shaneabbas Shabbir, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Biology; Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude Redford, Katrina Lee, Colorado Springs, CO, Criminal Justice *Reisnour, Brittney Anne, Moorhead, MN, Biology Reiswig, Kegan Kyle, Moorhead, MN, Economics, Magna Cum Laude Remmick, Ashley D., Bismarck, ND, Biology; Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude Ringgold, Jennifer Dee, Bloomington, MN, Biology Rinkenberger, Tiffany Claire, Lisbon, ND, Biology; Chemistry Rolli, Kevin Carl, Staples, MN, Psychology, Criminal Justice Ronning, Laura LeAnne, West Fargo, ND, Biology; Chemistry Rowe, Georgianne Caitlin, Moorhead, MN, Biology; Music Rowland, Angelica Lee, White Earth, MN, American Multicultural Studies Sang, Jordan Thomas, Stephen, MN, Biology *Santoyo, Sonia Elisa, Fargo, ND, Biology Sauvageau, Gabriel Jacob, Fargo, ND, Biology; Psychology, Vaccinology, Chemistry Schaan, Allyson Kay, Fargo, ND, Psychology Scheidecker, Courtney Patrice, Fargo, ND, Biology Schneider, Abigail Marie, Lakeville, MN, Biology; Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude Schorn, Mackenzie Jo, Browerville, MN, Gerontology, Magna Cum Laude Schotte, Phillip Matthew, Rochester, MN, Biology, Magna Cum Laude Seviour, Jennifer Lea, Underwood, MN, Psychology; Women and Gender Studies, Magna Cum Laude Sigurdson, Jessica Kristina Mae, Moorhead, MN, Biology Smith, Crystal Amy Marlene, Buffalo, MN, Criminal Justice, Sociology; Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, Honors Program Smith, Heather Marie, Fort Ripley, MN, Gerontology, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Social and Natural Sciences Sobolik, Dustin Michael, Fargo, ND, Political Science; History Sorenson, Heather Lynn, East Grand Forks, MN, Biology; Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, Honors Program St. Sauver, Ashley Ann, Little Falls, MN, Legal Studies, Cum Laude Starkey, Carson Isaac, Bemidji, MN, Political Science Stieg, Kyle Marc, Savage, MN, Political Science; History Strand, Caila Marie, Moorhead, MN, Criminal Justice *Stribling, Chance Robert, Aurora, CO, Political Science; Coaching Swenson, Rebecca Rae, Glyndon, MN, Criminal Justice, Sociology *Synstelien, Hannah Elizabeth Grace, Fergus Falls, MN, Legal Studies; Political Science Tanselle, Brett James, Osakis, MN, Anthropology; Geosciences, Summa Cum Laude 28

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Thompson, Rachel Elizabeth, Chaska, MN, Psychology; Strength and Conditioning, Cum Laude Trivedi, Deepa D., Regina, Canada, Biology; Women and Gender Studies Vangerud, Matthew Paul, Fargo, ND, Criminal Justice; Sociology Vanwechel, Anna Rae, Fergus Falls, MN, Biology; Psychology, Coaching, Magna Cum Laude Vasicek, Lara Anne, West Fargo, ND, Anthropology, Magna Cum Laude *Walker, Karissa Glee, Moorhead, MN, Criminal Justice, Sociology Walz, Chelsea Joy, Shelly, MN, Biology Ware, Mason Jacob, Fargo, ND, Criminal Justice, Sociology *Watson, Samantha Jeanne, Harwood, ND, Psychology, Summa Cum Laude Weber, Sarah Elizabeth, Mandan, ND, Biology, Spanish Wenner, Jennifer Rose, Detroit Lakes, MN, Psychology; Women and Gender Studies, Sociology, Summa Cum Laude, Honors Program Wheelden, Margaret Mary, Fargo, ND, American Multicultural Studies; Women and Gender Studies Wiebolt, Benjamin Kenneth, Motley, MN, Criminal Justice, Magna Cum Laude Wieck, Elise, Hawley, MN, Sociology Williams, Jeffrey Daniel, Maple Grove, MN, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude *Wise, Amy Lynn, West Fargo, ND, Criminal Justice Wittman, Kristin Marie, Blomkest, MN, Biology; Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude Wolbeck, Amber Rose, Hitterdal, MN, Economics, Summa Cum Laude Wright, Kent Douglas, Sebeka, MN, Biology; Chemistry, Biochemistry & Biotechnology Wright, Robert Ludvig, Moorhead, MN, Economics; Leadership Studies, Cum Laude

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Adow, Omar Mohamed, Columbia Heights, MN, Biochemistry and Biotechnology; Chemistry, Vaccinology, Magna Cum Laude Alexander, Michael Joseph, Eden Prairie, MN, International Studies; East Asian Studies Armendariz, Sean Mikel, Plymouth, MN, Biochemistry and Biotechnology Banla, Ismael Leou, Lome, Togo, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Summa Cum Laude Branch, Michelle Lynn, Lakeville, MN, Chemistry, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Social and Natural Sciences Brantner, Madison Marie, Glyndon, MN, Mathematics Education Buchanan, Jennifer Rose, Fargo, ND, Geosciences Bye, David Kevin, Fargo, ND, Chemistry Education Day, Alyssa Lynn, Moorhead, MN, Mathematics Education Devkota, Pragya, Kathmandu, Nepal, International Studies; Geosciences, Cum Laude Dornbusch, Andrew Lee, Wadena, MN, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Magna Cum Laude Funk, Kaitlyn Lee, Sauk Centre, MN, Chemistry, Cum Laude, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Social and Natural Sciences Furtuna, Igor V., Blaine, MN, Biochemistry and Biotechnology Gebreselassie, Etsehiwot Yohannes, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude Geissler, Erin Mae, Monticello, MN, Biochemistry and Biotechnology; Vaccinology, Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude Honetschlager, Victoria Anne, Lakeville, MN, Physics Huaca, Francisco Iturralde, Ibarra, Ecuador, International Studies; Political Science Kafle, Arjun, Waling, Nepal, Chemistry Karki, Sandip, Kathmandu, Nepal, Biochemistry and Biotechnology; Chemistry Kohles, Nicholas Adam, Aberdeen, SD, Biochemistry and Biotechnology; Chemistry, Health and Medical Sciences, Vaccinology, Summa Cum Laude, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Social and Natural Sciences College of Social and Natural Sciences

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Kraemer, Tom Charles, Maple Grove, MN, Biochemistry and Biotechnology Maninga, Fidelia Sandrine, Hawley, MN, International Studies Mendis, Sanjaya Ilanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Mathematics Montbriand, Melissa Jean, Brooten, MN, Mathematics Education, Cum Laude Moore, Christopher Paul, West Fargo, ND, Physics Morseth, Zachary Aaron, Hendricks, MN, Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude *Murphy, Charles Clarence, Maple Grove, MN, Biochemistry and Biotechnology Navarre, Aimee Audet, Kansas City, MO, International Studies; Spanish Nijoke, Adwok Adieng, Fargo, ND, International Studies Novacek, Jorden John, Warren, MN, Life Science Education; Psychology Ogaard, Joshua Ray, Crookston, MN, Mathematics Education Ostrand, Adam Michael, Maple Grove, MN, Biochemistry and Biotechnology Ramsey, Meridith Ann, Devils Lake, ND, Geosciences Rarick, Andrew Michael, Climax, MN, Mathematics Education; Coaching *Regmi, Ravindra, Pokharathok, Nepal, Physics *Ruckdashel, Steven Scott, Chaska, MN, Physics Saqlain, Murshid, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Physics; Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude Schneider, Abigail Marie, Lakeville, MN, Medical Technology; Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude Shrestha, Ashish, Dhangadhi, Nepal, Biochemistry and Biotechnology; Chemistry Shrestha, Bipin, Kathmandu, Nepal, Medical Technology; Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude Sooriyaarachchi, Minara, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Physics Sparks, Joseph Arthur, Baldwin, WI, Mathematics Stewart-James, Samantha Ann, Kimball, MN, Chemistry Swanberg, Luke Gregory, Waseca, MN, Mathematics Thysell, Rachel Christine, Barnesville, MN, Mathematics Education Tureson, Molly Welsh, Maple Grove, MN, Biochemistry and Biotechnology *Viola, Ryan George, Mankato, MN, Life Science Education Ware, Diane Carolynn, Lake Park, MN, Mathematics; Computer Science, Physics Wohnoutka, Kyle Louis, Plymouth, MN, Geosciences

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College of Business & Industry Dr. Marsh M. Weber, Dean College Marshal: Dr. M. Wayne Alexander, Professor of Marketing and Management BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Aamoth, Brea Michelle, Crookston, MN, Mass Communications, Magna Cum Laude AbdulCader, Fathima Sulthana, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Mass Communications Alverson, Thomas John, Moorhead, MN, Construction Management *Anderson, Ryan Wayne, Moorhead, MN, Computer Information Technology Arso, Cody James, Bismarck, ND, Mass Communications Bakken, Ashley Marie, Fargo, ND, Mass Communications Barth, Nicholas Aaron, Campbell, MN, Construction Management Beaubrun, Gerard Evanns, Partau-Prince, Haiti, Computer Information Systems Beesetty, Gopi Goutham Swaroop, Visakhapatnam, India, Finance Bement, Timothy Joe, Brooklyn Park, MN, Construction Management Blanchette, Kathryn Lee, Fargo, ND, Accounting *Born, Scott Thomas, Sacramento, CA, Paralegal Boyer, Nicole Lynn, Moorhead, MN, Business Administration Bradseth, Lindsey Jo, Hines, MN, Paralegal, Cum Laude Brandell, Nicole Marie, Rosholt, SD, Business Administration Brewster, Sara Mary, Fargo, ND, Business Administration Broadway, Nicole Marie, Moorhead, MN, Finance, Cum Laude Brockopp, Amber Michelle, Alexandria, MN, Mass Communications Brorby, Christopher Maurice, Fargo, ND, Construction Management Buddhacharya, Bidhya Devi, Kathmandu, Nepal, Business Administration Burkel, Alex M., Moorhead, MN, Computer Information Systems *Busgeeth, Rajeev Sharma, Plaine des Papayes, Mauritius, Mass Communications; Anthropology Byrne, Stephanie Elaine Delia, Ft. Huachuca, AZ, Finance; Communication Studies Byro, Shannon Marie, Rochester, MN, Paralegal *Carpentier, Angela Nicole, Lino Lakes, MN, Mass Communications Chamberlain, Jarred Steve, Fargo, ND, Finance; Accounting *Champeau, JoAnna Rose, Grand Forks, ND, Business Administration Christensen, Alison Rae, Moorhead, MN, Mass Communications Clarksean, Nateal Leigh, Cavalier, ND, Business Administration Cody, Isabella Angelica, Wyndmere, ND, Mass Communications, Cum Laude Coffman, Heidi Jo, Wheaton, MN, Business Administration Collins, Carli Hawley, Benson, MN, Mass Communications, Cum Laude Collins, Ryan Patrick, Andover, MN, Computer Information Technology Cooper, Sarah Louise, Elk River, MN, Mass Communications, Cum Laude Courneya, Ryan Joseph, Hawley, MN, Mass Communications Cournia, Jay Paul, Moorhead, MN, Operations Management Dablow, Richard Joseph Charles, Sabin, MN, Construction Management; Business Administration Daley, Chelsea Jean, Thief River Falls, MN, Business Administration Day, Tara Lynn, West Fargo, ND, Paralegal Dell, Darren Scott, Aberdeen, SD, Construction Management *Dodd, Heather Joy, West Fargo, ND, Paralegal Donarski, Jennifer Mae, Crookston, MN, Mass Communications, Cum Laude College of Business and Industry

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Doom, Justin Steven, Cottonwood, MN, Construction Management Drewes, Jennifer Lynn, Hawley, MN, Finance *Driscoll, Jacob Charles, Glyndon, MN, Business Administration *Driscoll, Jordan James, Moorhead, MN, Business Administration Dukart, Joshua David, Fargo, ND, Accounting; Finance Egan, Rachelle Marie, Sabin, MN, Operations Management Eidenschink, Amanda Elizabeth, Detroit Lakes, MN, Accounting, Cum Laude Enget, Dustin Patrick, Fargo, ND, Finance, Cum Laude *Evenson, Margaret Ann, Hillsboro, ND, Business Administration Faber, Jared Patrick, Fridley, MN, Operations Management Folkerts, Sara Rachel, St. Louis Park, MN, Business Administration *Gana, Godwin Babatafian, Lugbe, Nigeria, Mass Communications Gartner, Jack Andrew, Park Rapids, MN, Operations Management Gott, Jaime Lyn, Barnesville, MN, Operations Management Graff, Sara Ann, Moorhead, MN, Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude Grelson, Alyse Mariella, Cold Spring, MN, Business Administration Grenz, Sarah Christine, Fargo, ND, Mass Communications Gromek, Chad Joseph, Rogers, MN, Operations Management Grossman, Logan Dean, Detroit Lakes, MN, Mass Communications, Honors Program Hagen, Shawn Alan, New Ulm, MN, Operations Management Halvorson, Kayla Marie, Viking, MN, Finance; Economics, Summa Cum Laude Hamness, Katie Marie, Strathcona, MN, Mass Communications, Magna Cum Laude Hansen, Adam Louis, Marshall, MN, Mass Communications Hanson, Noah Ross, Eagan, MN, Operations Management Hauschild, Jeffrey Lee, Breckenridge, MN, Computer Information Technology; Computer Information Systems, Magna Cum Laude Heath, Kelli Brianne, Valley City, ND, Mass Communications, Magna Cum Laude Heil, Christopher Frank, Blaine, MN, Computer Science Hill, Ryan Lawrence, Moorhead, MN, Construction Management Hintzman, Monica Marie, Menomonie, WI, Business Administration; Economics Hoeschen, Matthew Louis, Sauk Centre, MN, Business Administration Hoffart, Amanda Lyn, Fargo, ND, Business Administration; Psychology Hoffman, Andrew David, Fargo, ND, Accounting Holding Eagle, Matthew Christopher, Wahpeton, ND, Mass Communications, Magna Cum Laude Honzay, Laura Ann, Olivia, MN, Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude Hopkins, Trevor Jordan, Morris, MN, Mass Communications Horn, Steven Thomas, Moorhead, MN, Business Administration *Houselog, Jordan Paul, Staples, MN, Business Administration; Leadership Studies Hughes, Jennifer Nicole, Fargo, ND, Business Administration; Geosciences Ibrahim, Burhan J., Moorhead, MN, Mass Communications Israelson, Haley Mae, Christine, ND, Mass Communications Johnson, Katherine Rae, Maple Grove, MN, Computer Information Technology Johnson, Theodore Bradford, Fargo, ND, Accounting Jones, Sadie Elizabeth, Fergus Falls, MN, Mass Communications Joshi, Nrishma, Lalitpur, Nepal, Marketing Kasal, Jamie Diane, St. Paul, MN, Mass Communications; Leadership Studies Kava, Matthew Stuart, Barnesville, MN, Computer Science Kavanagh, Matthew Don, West Fargo, ND, Operations Management K.C., Aryashree, Kathmandu, Nepal, Finance 32

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*Keeley, Ivy M., Cummings, ND, Paralegal Kennedy, Craig Russell, Bloomington, MN, Operations Management Kessy, Godwin, Morogoro, Tanzania, Accounting, Summa Cum Laude *Kiboko Ngase, Likasi, Congo, Construction Management Kiedrowski, Brian David, Burnsville, MN, Mass Communications Kipp, Dane Alexander, Fergus Falls, MN, Mass Communications Kirby, Catherine Inez, Wolverton, MN, Accounting; Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude Klebs, John Paul, Maple Grove, MN, Construction Management, Magna Cum Laude Klein, Kallyn Elizabeth, Munich, ND, Mass Communications, Magna Cum Laude *Knutson, Gary Frank, Park Rapids, MN, Operations Management Knutson, Jacob James, Clontarf, MN, Construction Management, Cum Laude Koenen, Craig Michael, West Fargo, ND, Construction Management Kolb, Joshua Lynn, West Fargo, ND, Finance *Kopperud, Jennifer Lynne, Fargo, ND, Paralegal Kramer, Tara Leann, Fargo, ND, Mass Communications, Cum Laude Kressin, Kimberly Marie, Breckenridge, MN, Mass Communications, Summa Cum Laude *Krieg, Cody Caroline, Delano, MN, Paralegal, Magna Cum Laude Kvaale, Rachel Erin, Fargo, ND, Mass Communications Larson, Kristi Lynn, Plymouth, MN, Mass Communications, Cum Laude *Leach, Alexander Martin, Onamia, MN, Finance Lee, Haeseok, Seoul, Korea, Accounting, Magna Cum Laude Lehman, Danielle Jo, Perham, MN, Accounting Liedke, Matthew Joseph, International Falls, MN, Mass Communications Linebaugh, William Louis, Lyman, WY, Computer Information Technology; Computer Science Livingston, Lindsey Lynne, Tuttle, ND, Business Administration; Women and Gender Studies, Cum Laude Loftsgard, LaurelLee Stormy, Pelican Rapids, MN, Mass Communications, Cum Laude Logeais, John Steven, Annandale, MN, Construction Management Loll, Justin Jon, Wahpeton, ND, Computer Information Technology Lundberg, Shaina Catherine, Maple Grove, MN, Business Administration Maguire, James P., Detroit Lakes, MN, Computer Information Technology; Leadership Studies Maki, Keisuke, Oita, Japan, Accounting Mastel, Cherie Dee, Fargo, ND, Accounting McAllister, Taylor Marie, Devils Lake, ND, Business Administration McDonald, Billy James, Buffalo, MN, Business Administration; Mass Communications McPherson, Shawn Christopher, Hawley, MN, Business Administration Meidinger, Jessica Rae, Fargo, ND, Operations Management Meyer, Benjamin Edward Adam, Austin, MN, Management Miller, Chase Alan, Fargo, ND, Mass Communications; Communication Studies, Coaching, Cum Laude *Mix, Ryan D., Lakeville, MN, Construction Management, Magna Cum Laude Moerke, Wade A., Mapleton, ND, Computer Science, Cum Laude Moilinga, Joseph Ajeo, Fargo, ND, Operations Management Montgomery, Amanda Jean, West Fargo, ND, Finance Moorhouse, Brittany Ann, Howard Lake, MN, Mass Communications Murphy, Kiara L., Bolingbrook, IL, Mass Communications Murzaeva, Yulia Vladimirovna, Yoshkar-Ola, Russian Federation, Accounting, Summa Cum Laude Muthukumarana, Tharaka P. Senanayaka, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Accounting Myhre, David John, Marshall, MN, Construction Management Nelson, Erik Lars, Minneapolis, MN, Operations Management Nelson, Shawn Richard, Baudette, MN, Business Administration College of Business and Industry

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Nichelson, Ashley Kay, West Fargo, ND, International Business Niemeyer, Jean Denise, Park Rapids, MN, Mass Communications Nourse, Kailey Lynn, Roberts, WI, Mass Communications Nygard, Lacey Lizbeth, Moorhead, MN, Mass Communications; Leadership Studies, Magna Cum Laude Oak, Samantha Helene, Detroit Lakes, MN, Mass Communications; Spanish Olafson, Brittany Laura, Roseau, MN, Mass Communications, Cum Laude Olson, Megan Ann, Hawley, MN, Mass Communications; Spanish Osowski, Kaylee Jo, Hallock, MN, Mass Communications, Magna Cum Laude Ostendorf, Bradley John, Melrose, MN, Accounting, Summa Cum Laude Pearson, Alexander Ryan, Moorhead, MN, Construction Management Pelletier, Lisa Lynn, Fergus Falls, MN, Accounting; Business Administration Peterson, Cory M., Larimore, ND, Construction Management, Magna Cum Laude *Peterson, Erik Wesley, Moorhead, MN, Business Administration Peterson, Kayla Jeanne, Fargo, ND, Paralegal, Magna Cum Laude Peterson, Zachary Andrew, Moorhead, MN, Accounting, Business Administration Pierre, Corey Joe, Brooklyn Center, MN, Mass Communications Pipek, Jenna Louise, Lisbon, ND, Mass Communications, Magna Cum Laude Pohlmann, Lisa Jean, Moorhead, MN, Finance; Business Administration Poudel, Durga, Kathmandu, Nepal, Computer Science Prajapati, Anuj Prasad, Kathmandu, Nepal, Computer Information Systems Price, Kirby Wade, Osakis, MN, Computer Science Proulx, Rachel Lynn, Red Lake Falls, MN, Accounting; Finance, Magna Cum Laude Rademacher, Dominic Paul, Milbank, SD, Construction Management Rana Magar, Safal, Kathmandu, Nepal, Computer Science Rasmusson, Eric Scott, Parkers Prairie, MN, Finance *Rimal, Swarnima, Kathmandu, Nepal, Business Administration, Economics, Magna Cum Laude Risch, Emily Anna, Bismarck, ND, Mass Communications Robbins, Sharon Louise, Detroit Lakes, MN, Accounting, Magna Cum Laude Romsdahl, Kathie Renae, Fargo, ND, Accounting Rosenthal, Jack Abraham, Ottertail, MN, Operations Management Sang, Jordan Thomas, Stephen, MN, Business Administration *Sanjanwala, Bhumit, Mumbai, India, Accounting, Finance *Sannes, Hayley Jacqueline, Grand Forks, ND, Business Administration Sannes, Megan Irene, Grand Forks, ND, Business Administration Sargent, Hannah Rose, Hazen, ND, Mass Communications Sartorius, Joshua Andrew, Ocala, FL, Construction Management Schauland, Becky Jean, West Fargo, ND, Accounting, Summa Cum Laude *Schlafmann, April, Bismarck, ND, Paralegal Schmulske, Emily Taylor, Lakeville, MN, Mass Communications Schroepfer, Katie Jo, Coon Rapids, MN, Mass Communications Schultz, Zachary James, Hawley, MN, Business Administration Shrestha, Nasheeba, Kathmandu, Nepal, Accounting Smart, Lucas Wade, East Grand Forks, MN, Business Administration; Economics Smith, Chelsea Sara, Hibbing, MN, Paralegal Sovde, Trent Richard, Greenbush, MN, Business Administration; Communication Studies Starkey, Jacob Donald, Detroit Lakes, MN, Business Administration, Cum Laude Steffens, Michael Alan, Cottage Grove, MN, Finance Stevens, Hillary Emma, Spearfish, SD, Mass Communications; Hospitality and Tourism Management (NDSU) 34

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*Stewart, Jacqueline Cary Elizabeth, Fargo, ND, Paralegal Subasic, Sanela, Pelican Rapids, MN, Business Administration Sussman, Samuel A., Maple Grove, MN, Computer Science Swansen, Robert, Otsego, MN, Mass Communications Takagi, Ryu, Osaka, Japan, Accounting, Cum Laude Tandukar, Smita, Kathmandu, Nepal, Business Administration, Health Services Administration Taylor, James Cooper, Hines, MN, Business Administration; Leadership Studies, Communication Studies, Finance, Distinction in Engagement from the College of Business and Industry Teske, Kaitlyn Elizabeth, Fargo, ND, Mass Communications, Summa Cum Laude Tetrick, Tanner Lee, Alexandria, MN, Business Administration *Thaemlitz, Keith Allen, Boyd, MN, Construction Management Thapa, Pratik, Kathmandu, Nepal, Accounting Theusch, Dillon Mason, Moorhead, MN, Construction Management Thompson, Rachel Elizabeth, Chaska, MN, Business Administration; Strength and Conditioning, Cum Laude Thomsen, Bryce Paul, Tyler, MN, Computer Information Technology; Film Production *Thorpe, Dayton Donald, Perham, MN, Construction Management Torgerson, Ross Evan, Moorhead, MN, Mass Communications Trosdahl, Laura May, Vining, MN, Finance; Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Honors Program Trumble, Melyssa Ann, Alexandria, MN, Accounting; English Writing Ung, Chansiem, Bloomington, MN, Paralegal Uphoff, Michael John, Moorhead, MN, Industrial Technology Varholdt, Jameson Steven, Fargo, ND, Business Administration Vllahiu, Artan, West Fargo, ND, Computer Information Technology Vllahiu, Mergim, West Fargo, ND, Business Administration Waddle, Donovan Blaine, Detroit Lakes, MN, Operations Management Warren, Justin Joseph, Hibbing, MN, Finance Watkins, Daniel James, Alexandria, MN, Construction Management, Cum Laude Weesner, Connie Jane, Fargo, ND, Operations Management, Magna Cum Laude Wegner, Thomas John, Fargo, ND, Mass Communications Wermerskirchen, Mitchel Christian, Breckenridge, MN, Business Administration Wigmore, Katelyn Patricia, Elk River, MN, Mass Communications; Coaching, Cum Laude *Williams, Mikayla Lee, Fargo, ND, Paralegal Wimer, Ashley Marie, Lisbon, ND, Paralegal Wimpfheimer, Alison Rae, Fargo, ND, Paralegal Wollum, Jason Thomas, Canby, MN, Finance; Economics, Summa Cum Laude Wood, Leslie Anne, Georgetown, MN, Mass Communications; Apparel Studies (NDSU), Magna Cum Laude Wright, Robert Ludvig, Moorhead, MN, Accounting; Leadership Studies, Cum Laude Yarber, Demetrius James, Moorhead, MN, Business Administration Young, Christopher Russell, Fargo, ND, Business Administration

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University College Dr. Denise M. Gorsline, Dean College Marshal: Dr. Oscar Flores-Ibarra, Director of the Honors Program BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Ahmed, Muhammad Muzzamil, Karachi, Pakistan, University Studies Berning, Katie Lynn, Bismarck, ND, University Studies DeVries, Amber Nicole, Underwood, MN, University Studies Helm, Jessica Irene, Mandan, ND, University Studies *Kim, Sungil, Gwacheon, Korea, University Studies Krause, Robyn Jean, Fargo, ND, University Studies *Lorenzen, Heather Rae, Colfax, WI, University Studies McMahan, Phillip Melvin, Moorhead, MN, University Studies Morrison, Heather Christina, Hawley, MN, University Studies Noble, Zachery Dennis, Sacred Heart, MN, University Studies Strnad, Alicia Rae, Moorhead, MN, University Studies

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Graduate Studies Dr. Anne E. Blackhurst, Provost College Marshal: Dr. Olivia Melroe, Coordinator of School Psychology Graduate Program MASTER OF SCIENCE Bushaw, Andrew, Moorhead, MN, Public, Human Service and Health Administration “Repositioning of the North Dakota AFL-CIO State Federation” Dr. Steven Bolduc, Advisor Herbert, Luke, St. Bonifacius, MN, Public, Human Service and Health Administration “Increasing Enrollment Through Athletics: Strategies for a Small Christian College in the NCAA Division III” Dr. Steven Bolduc, Advisor Kleinsasser, Megan R., Stewartville, MN, Public, Human Service and Health Administration “Reducing Staff Turnover in a Rural Skilled Nursing Facility” Dr. Steven Bolduc, Advisor Kuntz, Kayla J., Dickinson, ND, School Psychology “Increasing Preschoolers’ Vocabulary Knowledge Through Rich Discussion and Repeated Read-Alouds” Dr. Lisa Stewart, Advisor Nielsen, Stacy Ev, West Fargo, ND, School Psychology “You’re Fun, You’re Funny, and You Dress Good! A Classroom Social Skills Intervention with Nurtured Heart Touch and Its Effect on Prosocial Behavior and Motivation to Learn” Dr. Margaret Potter, Advisor Porter, Michael, Staples, MN, School Psychology “Use of Three Probes Versus One Probe in Curriculum-Based Measurement Benchmarking Procedures in Reading Fluency” Dr. Margaret Potter, Advisor Richards, Tiffany Rochelle, Glyndon, MN, School Psychology “Increasing Vocabulary Gains in Preschool: The Timing of Discussion in Repeated Read-Alouds” Dr. Lisa Stewart, Advisor Schmaltz, Amanda Kay, Bismarck, ND, School Psychology “Curriculum Based Measurements and State Assessments: Can We Predict Success?” Dr. Lisa Stewart, Advisor Snyder, Kristina N., Detroit Lakes, MN, School Psychology “American Indian Students’ Post-High School Aspirations” Dr. Olivia Melroe Voigt, Rose, St. Cloud, MN, School Psychology “I Want Cereal Please: Teaching an Adult with Autism to Make a Request Using an iPad 2” Dr. Margaret Potter, Advisor

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Majors and Minors The Commencement Program lists all majors and minors which have been completed. If a student has completed two majors, the majors are separated by a comma (English, History); if a student has completed a major and a minor, the major and minor are separated by a semi-colon (English; History). If a student has earned a minor via the Tri-College University, the home institution is listed after the minor and placed in parentheses, i.e. French (Concordia). Graduate Candidates Candidates receiving graduate degrees are listed in the program. The listing also contains the title of their thesis or project and their faculty advisor. Each candidate that participates in the ceremony is wearing the appropriate master’s or doctorate hood. The color of the velvet edging on the hood represents the academic discipline and the silk lining (red and white) represents Minnesota State University Moorhead. Academic Honors Students who complete at least 60 credits at MSU Moorhead as candidates for baccalaureate degrees may graduate with the following honors: CUM LAUDE........................ representing a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or higher MAGNA CUM LAUDE......... representing a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher SUMMA CUM LAUDE......... representing a cumulative grade point average of 3.80 or higher Such honors are computed from the cumulative grade point average earned in all courses at MSU Moorhead. The graduates who have earned these honors will have the achievement listed on their academic transcripts. The CUM LAUDE graduates wear white honor cords. The MAGNA CUM LAUDE graduates wear red honor cords. The SUMMA CUM LAUDE graduates wear red and white honor cords. Honors Program Graduates The MSU Moorhead Honors Program exists to award and encourage superior academic performance. Students who have earned a 3.50 grade point average during their freshman year are invited to participate in the Honors Program. Those who complete the rigorous Honors Program curricular requirements are listed in the Commencement Program and have the achievement listed on their academic transcripts. Distinction in Engagement Students graduating with Distinction in Engagement have distinguished themselves in meaningful ways in the areas of learning, service, and citizenship beyond the requirements of major programs of study and the general education program. Through this co-curricular program students complete six engagement projects, write a self-reflective paper, and prepare and present a professional resume. Honor Societies Alpha Upsilon Alpha, the honor society of the International Reading Association, has as its purpose the recognition and encouragement of scholarship, the development of personal and professional leadership qualities, and service to the field of reading---with special emphasis at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Established in 1985, the honor society derives its name Spring 2012 Commencement

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from the Greek words Anagnosis (reading), Upotrophia (scholarship), and Archon (leadership). The requirements for Alpha Tau chapter of Alpha Upsilon Alpha are (1) complete at least two semesters of undergraduate coursework, (2) overall GPA of 3.0, (3) complete at least one course in reading and or language arts and earned a 3.0 in that course, (4) recommended by a literacy faculty member at MSUM. All members must be members of the International Reading Association. The motto of the Honor Society is: Lege sapere aude-dare to be wise. The Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society honor cords are 2 woven cords (one maroon and one silver) woven together with a single knot. They are worn with the academic attire. Beta Beta Beta National Biology Society is an academic society for students who major in Biology. The requirements for membership in the Omega Mu chapter of Beta Beta Beta are (1) at least three biology courses in the biology major, and (2) a minimum GPA of 3.0 in those courses. The honor pin displays three Greek letters, Beta Beta Beta, and a coiled serpent. The first Beta stands for the Greek word BALANNOS, which means acorn; it represents life in and on the ground. The second Beta stands for the Greek word BOUDETASE, which means little bird; it represents life in the air. The third Beta stands for the Greek word BOAX, which means fish; it represents life in the water. All three words may be summed up in one word BIOS, meaning life. The coiled serpent in the center of the pin is an ancient symbol of wisdom. Graduating students who are members of Beta Beta Beta may wear the red and green cords symbolic of the Society. Beta Gamma Sigma honor society is an academic society for students who major in Business or Accounting. Students ranking in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate program at schools accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business are eligible for this invitation. AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of accreditation that a business program can earn. Since its founding as an honor society in 1913, more than 625,000 outstanding business and accounting graduates at all academic levels have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. The blue and gold honor cord worn by Beta Gamma Sigma members feature a gold (metal) key charm attached to the knot above the tassel on one end of the blue cord signifying the wearer as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. Delta Mu Delta honor society is an academic society for students who major in Business. The requirements for membership in Delta Mu Delta are (1) completion of the junior year, (2) a major in one of the business disciplines, and (3) a minimum GPA of 3.20. The honor pin is triangular in shape and features a ship with full sail and the Greek letters for Delta Mu Delta. Lambda Pi Eta is the official honor society for communication studies students. It is sponsored by the National Communication Association (NCA). Students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.25 GPA for communication studies courses. The pin features the Greek words lambda, pi, and eta which stand for Aristotle’s three forms of proof: logos, pathos, and ethos. Lambda Epsilon Chi “LEX” is a national honor society recognizing academic excellence for Paralegal students. Invitations for membership are extended to those students who are declared majors in MSUM’s Paralegal Department and who have met the following criteria: (1) Completion of at least two-thirds of the course requirements for the major, and (2) Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.5 in Paralegal courses. 40

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Phi Alpha is a national social work honor society which was established in 1960. The purpose of Phi Alpha is to promote humanitarian goals and ideals and to provide a closer bond among students of social work. The membership requirements include excellence in scholarship, with a minimum GPA of 3.25 and achievement in social work. Phi Kappa Phi is a national academic honor society founded in 1897. MSUM’s Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1982. The requirements for membership to Phi Kappa Phi are (1) not more than 1% of the junior class plus a grade point average of at least 3.75, or (2) not more than 5% of the senior class plus a grade point average of at least 3.85, or (3) graduate students in the final year of their program who are in the top rank of all MSUM graduate students. The honor pin appears as a gold octagon on a vertical bar. In the center of the octagon is a small globe, also gold, with a horizontal black band with the Greek letters for Phi Kappa Phi. Pi Kappa Lambda, the national honor society in music, was established in 1918 at Northwestern University in Illinois to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning which offer music degree programs. Election to the Epsilon lota chapter (established at MSUM in 1982) requires that students be outstanding in scholarship and musicianship, and that candidates in their junior year be in the top 10% of their class, that seniors be in the top 20%, and that graduate students have satisfactorily completed the requirements of their degrees. The insignia pin of Pi Kappa Lambda is a gold Grecian lyre with symbols of music and drama (panpipes and mask with foils) on each side of the three strings of the lyre. Pi Sigma Alpha is a national honor society for political science majors. The requirements for membership in the Mu Xi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha are (1) completion of 10 semester credits in political science including one 300-level class, (2) a minimum of 3.0 GPA in political science courses, and (3) a cumulative GPA of 3.0. The honor pin is a small gold pin with the honor society’s greek letters on the front and the members name, chapter, and date of induction on the back. Psi Chi is an honorary society for psychology majors that was founded in 1929.  Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. The MSUM Chapter of Psi Chi was established in the Psychology Department in 1984.  In addition to the national membership requirements of a 3.0 GPA, class rank in the top 35%, completion of 3 semesters of college, and 9 semester hours of psychology courses, the MSUM chapter requires a minimum GPA of 3.25 in psychology courses.  Members of Psi Chi wear a gold stole that displays the Psi Chi emblem of the Greek letters Psi and Chi. Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (/ La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica/), is devoted exclusively to students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities. It was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California in Berkeley. Upsilon Sigma, the local chapter of SDP was organized at MSUM in the Fall of 2000. Requirements for membership are (1) completing at least 3 years or the equivalent, of college Spanish, including at least three semester hours of a third year course in Hispanic literature of Hispanic culture and civilization; (2) a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Spanish; (3) student rank in the Spring 2012 Commencement

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upper 35% of their class. The Greek words, /Spanias Didagei Proagomen/ stand for the motto, “Let us follow after Spain’s inspiration.” The honor pin and cord hearken back to the colors on the Spanish national flag and the coat of arms of Castilla y León that depicts lions and castles in the checkered corners of the crest. Sigma Lambda Chi is an international and academic honor society for students majoring in construction management. It is known for being a society of leaders in construction. Chapters are located throughout the United States and Australia. It was founded as an honorary society on April 30, 1949 at Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan. In 1991, Sigma Lambda Chi became a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Inc. Requirements for membership are (1) completed two academic years of study toward a degree in Construction, (2) obtained an overall scholastic average in the upper twenty percent of his or her incoming class, (3) studied at the present institution for the preceding six months, (4) demonstrated leadership, character, and personality traits which will give promise of reflecting credit upon Sigma Lambda Chi, (5) participated in one or more extracurricular activities, and (6) worked in some phase of the construction industry. Sigma Pi Sigma is the physics honor society. Election to SPS is earned by a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated excellence in at least two of four categories; research work, outreach participation, Society of Physics Students involvement or outstanding academic achievement in physics. SPS exists to honor and encourage physics scholarship, to be of service to the various communities it may influence, and to be a fellowship of persons who have shared in the traditions and culture of physics. The name SPS comes from the first letters that compose the society motto Skeyiz Prostanth Sunesewz which translated from Greek is “investigation, the forerunner of knowledge.” The official insignia and key consists of a voltmeter, lamp and dynamo. The voltmeter symbolizes the high accuracy which is the hallmark of careful experiments, the lamp is the symbol of knowledge (Sophia in Greek) and the dynamo represents the creative energy that is so necessary to productive research. The MSUM Sigma Pi Sigma chapter was founded in 1974. Sigma Theta Tau International is an honorary society for nursing majors, and was founded in 1922. MSUM belongs to the Xi Kappa chapter. The founders chose the name from the Greek words Storga, Tharos, and Tima meaning “love,” “courage” and “honor”. The founder’s vision for the society helped bring recognition to nursing as a science. Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to community leaders who demonstrate exceptional achievement in nursing. The requirements for membership are (1) student rank in the top 35% of their class, and (2) a GPA of at least 3.0.

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Academic Attire The caps and gowns worn at formal academic events in American colleges are the direct descendants of the everyday costumes worn in the universities of Medieval England when each school had its peculiar dress so that an Oxford student could be distinguished from a Cambridge student. Because of the tremendous growth of American colleges, and the confusion that would result if each were to adopt a distinctive costume, the Intercollegiate Bureau of Academic Costume was organized. The Bureau has established a uniform code that over 700 institutions have adopted. There are three types of gowns and three types of hoods for bachelors, masters, and doctors. The bachelors’ gown has a long pointed sleeve, whereas the masters’ gown has a long closed sleeve, square at the end. The doctors’ gown is characterized by a voluminous bell-shaped sleeve with three velvet bars. The hoods for all degrees are lined with silk in the official academic color or colors of the institution conferring the degree and have an edging or trim of velvet, the color of which indicates the academic discipline or faculty to which the degree pertains. The bachelors’ hood is not worn by candidates for the baccalaureate degree but only by those upon whom this degree has been previously conferred. The masters’ hood is considerably longer, has a wider velvet edging, and exposes more of the lining. The doctors’ hood has wide panels at the side, it has the widest velvet edging, greatest length, and fullest exposure of the lining. The black mortarboard cap with tassel is worn with each type of gown. Those holding a doctor’s degree are privileged to wear a gold tassel. Masters and bachelors wear tassels that are either black or of the color appropriate to the academic discipline in which they are being graduated. Some of the colors which may be observed at this commencement and which symbolize various faculties are as follows: Arts and Humanities............................. White Business Administration............ Light Brown Education......................................... Light Blue Fine Arts.......................................Dark Brown Law......................................................... Purple Music.........................................................Pink Nursing................................................. Apricot Philosophy....................................... Dark Blue Public Administration............... Peacock Blue Science...................................... Golden Yellow Social Work........................................... Citron

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The University Mace As the official symbol of the university’s power and authority, this staff is carried in academic processions by the University President or her designee. Lyle Laske, Associate Professor Emeritus of Art at Minnesota State University Moorhead, crafted the staff for the university in memory of his colleague and friend, Dr. Roy Boe, who served as an Associate Professor of Art from 1967 to his death in 1976. The staff is sculpted from Brazilian rosewood, rubbed and polished to a deep luster. Its tips are cast in bronze and gold plated. The top piece on the staff, also in rosewood, is shaped in a universal form which symbolizes the medieval northern world. The staff rests in a base that is a solid, circular piece of rosewood. The staff was presented to President Edna Mora Szymanski in 2008. This year, the staff bearer is Dr. Barbara J. Matthees, Faculty Association Representative.

The Presidential Medallion The Presidential Medallion serves as a sign of the educational mission of Minnesota State University Moorhead. The President’s commitment to the university’s purposes is renewed in each solemn academic function, when it is appropriate to wear the medallion and be recharged by its symbols. The medallion presented to Edna Mora Szymanski upon her inauguration was designed and cast in bronze by P. Richard Szeitz, a faculty member in the MSUM art and design department from 1966 to 1994. The design incorporates images of the seven liberal arts, representing the disciplines of learning in the modern university. Originally, those disciplines were divided into the trivium (logic, grammar, rhetoric) and the quadrivium (astronomy, arithmetic, geometry and harmony).

College Marshals The College Marshals are senior faculty representing their colleges.

Faculty Retiring This Year Jan Flack Iris Gill Ernest Hallford Rajiv Kalra Ralph Micheli Rodney Rothlisberger Marla Smith Judith Streich Laurie Wigtil Vernon Wolff

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The Minnesota State University Moorhead banners feature the founder and the ten presidents of this institution from its founding as Moorhead Normal School to the present Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Solomon G. Comstock 1885 introduced legislation to begin Moorhead Normal School

President Livingston Lord 1888-1899

President Ray MacLean

President John Neumaier

President Edna M. Szymanski

1923-1941

1958-1968

2008-Present

President Oliver Dickerson

President O.W. Snarr

President Roland E. Barden

1920-1923

1941-1955

1994-2008

President Frank Weld

President A.L. Knoblauch

President Roland Dille

1899-1919

1955-1958

1968-1994

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Minnesota State University Moorhead Alumni Foundation Board Members Ev Quigley, President Edna Mora Szymanski (Ex-Officio) Mark Anderson Maureen Brownson Corey Elmer Lisa Erickson Jim Fay Tod Ganje Sue Gens Robyn Gray Lindsay Hample

John Haugo Sandra Korbel Frank Leidenfrost Deb Magnuson Frank Mosier Scott Nelson Rod Paseka Mark Reed Darrell Rowe Tomi Sawyer Jason Sjostrom Greg Staszko

Minnesota State Colleges and University System Board of Trustees Scott Thiss, Chair Duane Benson Cheryl Dickson Jacob Englund Christopher Frederick Clarence Hightower, Vice Chair Philip Krinkie Dan McElroy

Alfredo Oliveira David Paskach Thomas Renier Christine Rice Louise Sundin James Van Houten Michael Vekich Dr. Steven Rosenstone Chancellor

Minnesota State University Moorhead Advisory Board Members Edna Mora Szymanski Al Aamodt Allan Branstiter Roger Demers Pete Haddeland Mike Hahn Doug Hamilton Julie Holgate

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Rhoda Hooper Rob Kupec Jim Maxson Cindy Phillips Jon Riewer Daron Selvig Karen Stoker Lauri Winterfeldt


Minnesota State University Moorhead Officers Edna Mora Szymanski, PhD..........President Anne Blackhurst, PhD....................Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Janet Mahoney, MS........................Vice President for Finance & Administration Warren K. Wiese, MS .....................Vice President for Student Affairs Diane P. Solinger, MS.....................Vice President for Enrollment Management Laura Huth, BS ..............................Vice President of Alumni Foundation Mark Yuran, M Ed ..........................Chief Human Resources Officer David Wahlburg, PhD ....................Executive Director for Communications and Marketing Ginny Bair, MS ...............................Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Jean R. Hollaar, MBA .....................Associate Vice President for Finance & Administration Donna L. Brown, EDD ...................Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs for Diversity, Inclusion & Affirmative Action Russell L. Curley, PhD ...................Assistant Vice President for Records and Institutional Effectiveness Daniel A. Heckaman, MBA ...........Chief Information Officer Timothy A. Borchers, PhD .............Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities Marsha L. Weber, PhD ...................Dean of the College of Business and Industry Teri L. Walseth, PhD ......................Dean of the College of Education and Human Services Michelle L. Malott, PhD.................Dean of the College of Social and Natural Sciences Denise M. Gorsline, MA.................Dean of the University College Brittney Goodman, MSLS..............Dean of Instructional Resources Douglas D. Peters, MS...................Director of Athletics Mark P. Rice, BA.............................Comptroller Jeff Goebel, BA................................Director of Physical Plant Greg Lemke, BS..............................Director of Public Safety

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