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The Order of Exercises 2012 Winter Commencement Ceremonies Ceremony for Graduate Degrees, 10:00 a.m. Ceremony for Undergraduate Degrees, 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2012, Chester Fritz Auditorium

Alma Mater Hail to thee, O Alma Mater! Hail to thee with heart and tongue! Pride we feel and love yet greater While we raise our grateful song. Home of lofty thought and learning, Beacon o’er our western land, Shrine whence still the ever- burning Torch is passed from hand to hand.

Prelude Music..................................................... Michael Wittgraf Procession............................................. “Pomp and Circumstance”

Michael Wittgraf

Please stand during the Processional.

“America the Beautiful”....................................Mary Salveson, Soloist Greetings................................................................. Janice Hoffarth

State Board of Higher Education

Conferring of Honorary Degrees

David Nething, Doctor of Letters (10 a.m. ceremony) Escorted and presented by Dean Kathryn Rand Hiram Drache, Doctor of Letters (2 p.m. ceremony) Escorted and presented by Dean Dennis Elbert

Conferring of Academic Degrees............................... President Robert O. Kelley Suzanne Irwin, Proctor

(Order of degrees begins on Page 3.) (Order of undergraduate degrees begins on Page 9.)

Alumni Greetings..................................................... Laura Block UND Alumni Association and Foundation

“Alma Mater”...........................................The Assemblage

Mary Salveson, Song Leader

Recessional.......................................................... Michael Wittgraf

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Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors The Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorships were established with an endowment gift from the late UND benefactor Chester Fritz, 1892-1983. Revenue from the endowment provides for cash stipends to one or more full-time UND faculty members, who thereafter may use the title “Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor.” Nominations are solicited from members of the V.P.A.A. Academic Cabinet and the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors; these are evaluated by a committee chaired by the graduate dean and composed of three Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors and faculty representatives from each academic college not represented by a Fritz Professor. The recommendations are reviewed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and forwarded to the President for final decision.

Kathleen A. Tiemann, Sociology Roxanne Vaughan, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Sharon C. Wilsnack, Neuroscience Stephen A. Wonderlich, Clinical Neuroscience Former faculty members who were honored with Fritz Professorships include: Michael A. Anderegg, English James Antes, Psychology Robert Beck, Law Richard Beringer, History William V. Borden (deceased), English William E. Cornatzer (deceased), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Richard D. Crawford, Biology Kenneth J. Dawes, Social Work Sandra Donaldson, English Manuchair Ebadi, Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics, and Clinical Neuroscience Ronald C. Engle, Theatre Arts Albert J. Fivizzani, Biology Mary Lou S. Fuller, Elementary Education Elizabeth Hampsten, English David Hein, Pharmacology and Toxicology Carla Wulff Hess, Communication Disorders Richard L. Hill, Educational Administration Harvey Knull, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology David O. Lambeth, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Richard G. Landry, Educational Measurements and Statistics Diane K. Langemo, Nursing Practice and Development Donald K. Lemon, Educational Leadership Robert W. Lewis, English Frank Low (deceased), Anatomy Richard L. Ludtke, Sociology Roger Melvold, Microbiology and Immunology Robert C. Nordlie, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Lewis K. Oring, Biology Surendra S. Parmar, Physiology Brian O. Paulsen, Art Russell Peterson (deceased), Education Lewis J. Radonovich, Chemistry Paul D. Ray, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology John L. Rowe (deceased), Business and Vocational Education Mary Jane Schneider, Indian Studies Donald E. Severson, Chemical Engineering Virgil Stenberg, Chemistry Jeffrey L. Stith, Atmospheric Sciences D. Jerome Tweton, History Stephen K. Wikel, Microbiology and Immunology Charles A. Wood, Space Studies Kevin D. Young, Microbiology and Immunology

Chester Fritz attended UND from 1908 to 1910. He became an international trader in precious metals and lived most of his life in China and Europe. In establishing the endowment for the professorships — just one of his many gifts to UND — as an “investment in the future of my Alma Mater and of the people who make the future what it shall be.” He added, “I am especially indebted to the fine teachers who, in the end, have determined in large measure, how well I was able to learn and to use the knowledge that the University of North Dakota could provide.” Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors currently serving on the faculty include: Michael C. Beard, English Holly Brown-Borg, Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics Edward C. Carlson, Anatomy and Cell Biology F. Richard Ferraro, Psychology Michael J. Gaffey, Space Studies Jonathan Geiger, Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics William D. Gosnold Jr., Geology & Geological Engineering Birgit Hans, Indian Studies Joseph Hartman, Geology and Geological Engineering Mark R. Hoffmann, Chemistry Gordon Iseminger, History Warren Jensen, Aviation Michael Mann, Chemical Engineering James E. Mitchell, Neuroscience Thomas Mohr, Physical Therapy Myrna R. Olson, Teaching and Learning Leon F. Osborne, Atmospheric Sciences Thomas V. Petros, Psychology Michael Poellot, Atmospheric Sciences Isaac Schlosser, Biology Wayne Seames, Chemical Engineering Mary Ann Sens, Pathology William F. Sheridan, Biology

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Ceremony for Professional and Graduate Degrees 10:00 A.M.

School of Law — Juris Doctor Degrees Kristin Elizabeth Heck, Bloomington, Minnesota

Kathryn Rand, Dean

Major: Law

Laton Allan Lohmann, Dickinson

Juris Doctor

Major: Law

Ashley Louise Martin, Flagstaff, Arizona Major: Law

Kristin Ann Binder, Hazen

Miroslav Mraovic, St. Andrews, Manitoba, Canada

Major: Law

Major: Law

Katie Opdahl Braun, Norwood Young America, Minnesota

Brian Dean Schmidt, Bismarck

Major: Law

Major: Law

Michael Robert Raymond Douglas, Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada

Christopher Kenneth Votava, Sharon

Major: Law

Major: Law

Graduate School — Doctoral Degrees Vincent Hassan Bulus, Fadiya Ghaugh, Kaduna, Nigeria

Wayne Swisher, Dean

Major: Educational Leadership Dissertation: Narratives of Nigerian Educated Women Pursuing Higher Education Degrees in Western Universities

Doctor of Philosophy

Advisor: Dr. Gary Schnellert

Melissa Renee Burgess, Roxana, Illinois

Tsvetan Dobromirov Aleksandrov, Sofia, Bulgaria Major: Chemistry

Major: Educational Leadership

Dissertation: Vaper-Liquid Equilibria Using Monte Carlo Wang-Landau Simulations

Dissertation: The Impact of the External Environment on Person-Environment Fit in the Selection of New Housing Professionals Advisor: Dr. Margaret Healy

Advisor: Dr. Jerome Delhommelle

Peggy Jane Mattson Dunn, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Jason Michael Askvig, Des Lacs Major: Anatomy

Major: Educational Leadership

Dissertation: Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor Signaling in the Magnocellular Neurosecretory System: Mechanisms of Neuronal Survival and Sprouting

Dissertation: Examining Perceptions of Servant Leadership in Administration of Selected Public Schools Advisor: Dr. Gary Schnellert and Dr. Sagini Keengwe

Advisor: Dr. John Watt

Mary Beth Humble-Thaden, Grand Forks

Twyla Beth Baker-Demaray, New Town

Major: Teaching & Learning

Major: Teaching & Learning

Dissertation: Tools for School: Student Fluency and Perception of Cell Phones Used for Learning

Dissertation: Mental Health and Social Engagement Among American Indian Elders

Advisor: Dr. Bonni Gourneau

Advisor: Dr. Steven Lemire

Carrie Dannelle Jepma, Hancock, Minnesota

Samantha L. Beauchman, Belcourt

Major: Teaching & Learning

Major: Clinical Psychology

Dissertation: Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Their Knowledge and Application of Response to Intervention

Dissertation: State Anxiety and High-Risk Developmental Influences on Laboratory-Provoked Aggression Among College Men

Advisor: Dr. Margaret Zidon

Advisor: Dr. Alan King

Kimberly Marie Jorgensen, Denton, Texas

Ryan M. L. Brovold, Clear Lake, Minnesota

Major: Counseling Psychology

Major: Educational Leadership

Dissertation: Multisexual Identities and Mental Health: Mitigating Factors of Minority Stress

Dissertation: Community College Faculty Satisfaction Teaching Online: Does Using Prepared Curriculum Materials Matter?

Advisor: Dr. David Whitcomb

Advisor: Prof. Jeffrey Sun

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Graduate School — Doctoral Degrees Daniel Saul Walinsky, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Philosophy, continued

Major: Counseling Psychology Dissertation: Factors Impacting Clinical and Counseling Psychology Students Conducting Research with LGBT Populations

Charlotte Lord Klesman, Ranier, Minnesota

Advisor: Dr. David Whitcomb

Major: Communication & Public Discourse

Hai Wang, Dalian City, Liaoning Province, China

Dissertation: Communication Challenges Associated with Voyageurs National Park: A Discourse Analysis

Major: Chemical Engineering Dissertation: The Study of Vinyl Ester Copolymers Derived from Bio-Sourced Fatty Acids

Advisor: Dr. Kyle Conway

Daniela Marinova Koleva, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

Advisor: Dr. Edward Kolodka

Major: English

Chunguang Yan, Jincheng Town, Jintan, China

Dissertation: “You Are Safe”: Black Maternal Politics of Resistance and the Question of Community Consensus in African American Women’s Literature

Major: Biochemistry Dissertation: Roles of CCAAT/Enhancer-Binding Protein b and -d in Immunoglobulin G Immune Complex-Induced Inflammation

Advisor: Dr. Sheryl O’Donnell

Advisor: Dr. Hongwei Gao

Rita Marlene Meyer, Minot Major: Teaching & Learning Dissertation: Assessment of the Impact of Integrated Simulation on Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment in Nursing Instruction Advisor: Dr. Myrna Olson

Doctor of Education

Theresa A. Meyers, Remer, Minnesota Major: Educational Leadership

Nancy Jo Burke, Larimore

Dissertation: A Case Study of the Perceived Effects of Change in Principal Leadership in an Upper Midwest Middle School

Major: Educational Leadership

Advisor: Dr. Gary Schnellert

Dissertation: Positioning for Elementary School Success: Charting the Journey of Adopting and Leading School Reform

Audra Dawn Myerchin, Minot

Advisor: Dr. Sherryl Houdek

Major: Teaching & Learning

Gabriel Grawe Dahl, Grand Forks

Dissertation: Experiences of Female Faculty with Maternity Leave at Four-Year Universities in an Upper Midwest State

Major: Educational Leadership

Advisor: Dr. Myrna Olson

Dissertation: Secondary Athletic Administrators’ Perceptions of Title IX Policy Changes

Jason Naylor, Eighty Four, Pennsylvania Major: Atmospheric Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Sherryl Houdek

Dissertation: Tornadogenesis and Tornadogenesis Failure in Numerically Simulated Supercells

Lanelia I. DeCoteau, Belcourt Major: Educational Leadership

Advisor: Dr. Matthew Gilmore

Dissertation: Native American Women Perceptions in Pk-12 Administrative Positions in North Dakota Public Schools

Wendy Ann Wiseman Opsahl, Grand Forks Major: Educational Leadership

Advisor: Dr. Sherryl Houdek

Dissertation: Knowledge Translation Practices of Health Services Research Organizations in the United States

Jeffrey Roland Holm, Minot Major: Educational Leadership

Advisor: Prof. Jeffrey Sun

Dissertation: Professional Learning Community Implementation: A Comparison of General Educators’ and Specialists’ Perceptions

Peng Pei, Guiyang, Guzhou Province, China Major: Engineering

Advisor: Dr. Sherryl Houdek

Dissertation: Study on Underground Coal Gasification Combined Cycle Coupled with On-site Carbon Capture and Storage

Amy Lynn Jacobson, West Fargo Major: Teaching & Learning

Advisor: Dr. Zhengwen Zeng

Dissertation: The Secondary Shuffle: Special Educators as Tutors, Teachers, or Both

Anthony Loren Schroeder, Grand Forks Major: Biology

Advisor: Dr. Lynne Chalmers

Dissertation: Sex Determination and Differentiation in the Common Snapping Turtle - A Reptile with Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination

Beth Jolene Walters, Grand Forks Major: Teaching & Learning

Advisor: Dr. Turk Rhen

Dissertation: Perspectives of General Education Teachers Who Work with Students with Autism

Shawnda Marie Schroeder, East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: Teaching & Learning

Advisor: Dr. Myrna Olson

Dissertation: Perceived Advising Needs of Adult Learners: A Qualitative Analysis of Advising Experiences Among Online, Classroom, & Cohort Adult Learners Advisor: Dr. Katherine Terras

Mahmoud Lotfy Soliman, Grand Forks Major: Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics Dissertation: Neuroglial Mechanisms Involved in the Anti-inflammatory Effect of Acetate Supplementation Advisor: Dr. Thad Rosenberger

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Graduate School — Master’s Degrees All master’s degrees and specialist diplomas are awarded through the Graduate School. The recipients are listed alphabetically and grouped according to the college of their major field of study. Jocelyn Lee Mogren, Stillwater, Minnesota

Aerospace Sciences

Master of Science - Communication Sciences & Disorders

Davis Andrew Prickett, Lakeland, Florida

Joel Brubaker Carver, Zimmerman, Minnesota

Master of Arts - Linguistics

Master of Science - Computer Science

Jaclyn Marie Reckow, Brethren, Michigan

Bhanu Prakash Chennamaneni, Hyderabad, India

Master of Arts - Psychology

Master of Science - Computer Science

Jenessa Lyn Reinisch, Mandan

Marc Fusco, Raleigh, North Carolina

Master of Arts - Forensic Psychology

Master of Science - Space Studies

Krystin Michelle Reuter, Tampa, Florida

Darren Moser Grau, Niskayuna, New York

Master of Arts - Forensic Psychology

Master of Science - Space Studies

Nicholas Lee Roehrdanz, Fargo

Caitlin Marie Nolby, Andover, Minnesota

Master of Science - Geography

Master of Science - Space Studies

Boris Anyangwa Sango, Grand Forks

Ryan Evan Stanfield, Montgomery, Texas

Master of Science - Chemistry

Master of Science - Atmospheric Sciences

Deepthi Lekani Waidyasekera, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Ashley Jean Tooley, Apple Valley, Minnesota

Master of Arts - Geography

Master of Environmental Management – Earth System Science & Policy

Angela Kathleen York, Grand Forks

Travis Dean Toth, Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

Master of Arts - English

Master of Science - Atmospheric Sciences

Kailing Zhang, Haikou, China Master of Science - Physics

Arts & Sciences Business & Public Administration

Christopher Michael Adams, North East, Pennsylvania Master of Arts - Linguistics

Jenna Lynn Burtch, Minot

Erika Rae Anschutz, Grand Island, Nebraska

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Master of Arts - Forensic Psychology

Zhenjia Ding, Tongzhou Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China

John Adam Campbell, Jacksonville, Illinois

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Master of Arts - Psychology

Daniel G. Feeley, Fargo

Anita Clauson, Grand Forks

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Master of Arts - Forensic Psychology

Alex Louis Finston, San Rafael, California

Matthew John Dinger, Tomah, Wisconsin

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Master of Science – Geography

Callie Anne Hall, Grand Forks

Ashley Amber Graham, Columbia, South Carolina

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Master of Arts - Forensic Psychology

Timothy James Hansell, Denver, Colorado

Gisella Teresa Greenfield Velez, Royal Palm Beach, Florida

Master of Public Administration - Public Administration

Master of Arts - Linguistics

Kristin Elizabeth Heck, Bloomington, Minnesota

Honor Erin Heer, Bismarck

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Master of Science - Mathematics

Daniel Robert Horak, Rosemount, Minnesota

Amber Elyse Humphreys, Athens, Georgia

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Master of Arts - Forensic Psychology

Sarah Marie Horak, Grand Forks

Barbara Lorraine Kreitner, Grand Junction, Colorado

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Master of Arts - Forensic Psychology

Ryan Mathew Jockers, Edgewood, Washington

Erin Ann Meiers, Grand Forks

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Master of Arts - English

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Graduate School — Master’s Degrees Tara S. Gregory, Grand Forks

Business & Public Administration, continued

Master of Education - Reading Education

Randie Kay Harrings, Tolar, Texas

Tammy Marie Katuin, Fresno, California

Master of Science - Special Education

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Jeffrey Ryan Hovde, Mayville

Nicholas Cody Long, Andover, Minnesota

Master of Science - Education / General Studies

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

David Ray Jones, Frederick, Maryland

John Macki, Grand Forks

Master of Science - Special Education

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Meena Natesaiyer Kalyanasundaram, Overland Park, Kansas

Rachita Malhotra, Naperville, Illinois

Master of Science - Special Education

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Ruth Mary Kloster, Bismarck

Kateri M. Meier, Bismarck

Master of Science - Special Ed / Early Childhood

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Brittany Sacha Kovacich, North Vernon, Indiana

Nicole Wylene Misencik, Woodbury, Minnesota

Master of Science - Special Education

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

MacKenzie Lee Lehn, Dayton, Minnesota

Brian Dean Schmidt, Bismarck

Master of Science - Special Education

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Aaron E. Loskota, New Albany, Ohio

Sean Lee Schneider, Bismarck

Master of Science - Special Education

Master of Public Administration - Public Administration

Jennifer Louise Lougee, Henderson, Nevada

Peter William Sedgeman, Warren, Minnesota

Master of Science - Early Childhood Education

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Michael Patrick Moran, Brown Deer, Wisconsin

Rakesh Subramanian Tennamthotam, Hyderabad, India

Master of Science - Kinesiology

Master of Science - Technology

Jennifer Ruth Mutchler, Leeds

Yucong Zhang, Grand Forks

Master of Education - Reading Education

Master of Business Administration - Business Administration

Allison Jean Neil, Williston Master of Science - Kinesiology

Mary Ella Olin, Republic, Missouri Master of Science - Special Ed / Learning Disabilities

Education & Human Development

Danielle Soleil Parker, Apex, North Carolina

Delphine Ngum Banjong, Buea, Cameroon

Vandrea Nicole Parrish, Midfield, Alabama

Master of Science - Special Education Master of Science - Elementary Education

Master of Science - Special Education

Kevin Thomas Beaudoin, Brooks, Minnesota

Shoron Lynn Porter, Ypsilanti, Michigan Master of Science - Early Childhood Education

Master of Science - Special Ed Strategist

Melissa Anne Quincer, Wadena, Minnesota

Bethany Anne Marie Brandvold, McVille

Master of Arts - Counseling

Master of Science - Kinesiology

Emily Jean Reilly, Crystal

Laura Jean Brickson, Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Master of Arts - Counseling

Master of Science - Elementary Education

Madeline Reisman, Brooklyn, New York

Jody Lynn Bryant, Mankato, Minnesota

Master of Science - Special Education

Master of Education - Instructional Design & Technology

Randy Lee Rice, Minto

Katie Ann Clemens, Velva

Master of Education - Educational Leadership

Master of Science - Special Education

Mark N. Rushing, Durango, Colorado

Jodi Lynn Curl, Chicago, Illinois

Master of Science - Special Education

Master of Science - Early Childhood Education

Sarah Ann Shol, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Kristin Lena Enz, St. Peter, Minnesota

Master of Science - Early Childhood Education

Master of Science - Special Education / Early Childhood

Ann Christine Slaughter, Tacoma, Washington

Kari Lyn Fillingham, Bloomington, Illinois

Master of Science - Early Childhood Education

Master of Science - Special Education

Violetta Marie Syvertson, Grand Forks

Sara Jo Samantha Fliflet, Cooperstown

Master of Arts - Counseling

Master of Arts - Counseling

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Graduate School — Master’s Degrees Md. Razib Rahim, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Education & Human Development, continued

Master of Science - Mechanical Engineering

Mahsud Rejepbayevich Reimbayev, Dashoguz City, Turkmenistan Master of Science - Mechanical Engineering

Danielle Weible Taylor, Chapin, South Carolina

Joshua Jerry Stanislowski, Grand Forks

Master of Science - Special Education

Master of Science - Chemical Engineering

Natasha Angeline Thomas, Grand Forks

Sanjib Tiwari, Kathmandu, Nepal

Master of Science - Special Ed / Visual Impairment

Master of Science - Mechanical Engineering

Theresa Marie Tomsyck, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Willie Wesley Wells, Hayward, California

Master of Arts - Counseling

Master of Science - Chemical Engineering

Daniel Duane Veith, St. Peter, Minnesota Master of Science - Kinesiology

Medicine & Health Sciences

Engineering & Mines

Dawn Marie Barten, Nekoosa, Wisconsin Master of Science - Medical Laboratory Science

Ali Amiri, Shiraz, Iran

Amritendu Chakraborty, Grand Forks

Master of Science - Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science - Biochemistry

Erik Dale Anderson, Bloomington, Minnesota

Melissa Ann Donough, Rawlins, Wyoming

Master of Science - Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science - Medical Laboratory Science

Nathan Michael Bosquez, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Steven Lee Huft, Grand Forks

Master of Science - Chemical Engineering

Master of Occupational Therapy - Occupational Therapy

Md. Nafiz Hossain Khan Chowdhury, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Elizabeth Ann Kemnitz, Burnsville, Minnesota

Master of Science - Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science - Medical Laboratory Science

Benjamin T. Jones, Becker, Minnesota

Kelly Rae Kettler, Mosinee, Wisconsin

Master of Science - Chemical Engineering

Master of Science - Medical Laboratory Science

Katharine Lynn Kimber, Platte City, Missouri

Peter Leo Knopick, Winona, Minnesota

Master of Science – Geology

Master of Science - Medical Laboratory Science

Kaci Jo Lemler, Buxton

Christina Lynn Marver, Cave Creek, Arizona

Master of Science - Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science - Medical Laboratory Science

Joseph G. Oakland, Mountain View, California

Vivian H. McMullin, Santa Clara, Utah

Master of Science - Electrical Engineering

Master of Science - Medical Laboratory Science

Shuchita Sanjay Patwardhan, Pune, India

Erin R. Meeks, Kalispell, Montana

Master of Science – Environmental Engineering

Master of Science - Medical Laboratory Science

Brandon Michael Pavlish, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Bhaskar Roy, West Bengal, India

Master of Science - Chemical Engineering

Master of Science - Anatomy

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Graduate School — Master’s Degrees Lauren Marie McIntyre, Casselton

Nursing & Professional Disciplines

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Darcie Lynn Mennenga, Watertown, South Dakota

Mary M. Adkins, Grand Forks

Master of Science – Nursing

Master of Science – Nursing

Nathan George Modeen, Grand Forks

Elizabeth A. Allison, Rapid City, South Dakota

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Amber Neal, West Fargo

Jessica Jo Bartlett, Pipestone, Minnesota

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Julie Marie Neururer, Motley, Minnesota

Suzanne Lynne Benfield, Portsmouth, Virginia

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Science - Nursing

Robert James Nixon, Roscommon, Michigan

Jacqualine Kay Bleess Toppen, Moorhead, Minnesota

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Science – Nursing

Jessica Lynne Nyberg, Williston

Michael Dean Branby, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Science – Nursing

Bryan Jacob Phelps, Grand Forks

Bethany Suzanne Dahl, Rush City, Minnesota

Master of Science - Nursing

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Janelle Marie Scherer, Spicer, Minnesota

Cassandra Vanasse Dale, Delano, Minnesota

Master of Science – Nursing

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Jennifer Ann Schumann, Bismarck

Jennifer Nicole Fisher, Dickinson

Master of Science - Nursing

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Tara Leigh Shirek, Adams

Jacquelyn Rachel Flemmer, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Tawanna Smith-Black, Los Angeles, California

Sandra Ellen Fortuna, Gregory, South Dakota

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Jalissa Ann Spanier, Langdon

Alissa Hannah, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Natalee Rachele Tangen, Littleton, Colorado

Tricia Catherine Harkless, Denver, Colorado

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Jennie Lynn Thomas, Telluride, Colorado

Jeremy Aaron Herbrandson, Moorhead, Minnesota

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Science - Nursing

Heidi Ann Tupa, Hazen

Bradley Alan Horner, Herreid, South Dakota

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Science - Nursing

Holly Ann Williams, Casselton

Matthew James Janezic, Duluth, Minnesota

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Science – Nursing

Jeffrey John Williams, Grand Forks

Rachel Ann Johnson, Bismarck

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Catherine Rose Wright, Glen Arbor, Michigan

Andréa N. Jones, Akron, Ohio

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Carisa Elaine Zarr, Bismarck

Paula Jane Kitzmann, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Master of Science - Nursing

Master of Social Work - Social Work

Raquel Ann Zeidlik, Manvel

Jenna Beth Klabunde, Garrison

Master of Science - Nursing

Master of Science - Nursing

Melissa Catherine Kleinschmidt, Mountain Iron, Minnesota Master of Science - Nursing

Elizabeth Ann McBride, Grand Forks Master of Science – Nursing

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Ceremony for Undergraduate Degrees 2:00 P.M. College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines Denise Korniewicz, Dean Bachelor of Science in Community Nutrition Rebecca Ann Adams

Nett Lake, Minnesota Major: Community Nutrition

Stephanie Adeline Eiler

Rebecca Ann Ludwig =

Brenda Irene Senger

James Patrick Fetsch ==

Carley Jo Lysne

Noel Christine Smith ==

Fargo Major: Nursing

Bismarck Major: Nursing

Langdon Major: Nursing

Devils Lake Major: Nursing

Megan Grace Fruen

Amanda Marie Malm

Spring Lake Park, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Grand Forks Major: Nursing

Conrad Eric Gjovik =

Aubree Leigh Mann

Hallock, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Wahpeton Major: Nursing

Cody Richard Grassel

Tina Marie Naastad

East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Wallingford, Iowa Major: Nursing

Hallie Mae Grinde =

Megan Ann Nill

Moorhead, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kaira Lea Henze ===

Akwa Juliette Atanga

Samantha Lee Hogan

Bamenda, Northwest Province, Cameroon Major: Nursing

Rachel Leanna Barbot = Rolette Major: Nursing

Michael Brent Barry Larimore Major: Nursing

Alexandria, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Juliana Chioma Nwachukwu

Fargo Major: Nursing

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Major: Nursing

Katelyn Sarah Hoffman =

Aliah Brynn Olson ==

Roseville, Minnesota Major: Nursing

McVille Major: Nursing

Megan Marie Olson

Anoka, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Anoka, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Karen Elaina Hollingworth

Nicole Marie Olson =

Grand Forks Major: Nursing

McIntosh, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Rebecca Marie Homan

Maria Lynn Osborne

Beardsley, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Rapid City, South Dakota Major: Nursing

Thompson Major: Nursing Williston Major: Nursing

Melissa Michelle Southwell === Shoreview, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Kelsey Maureen Swangstue Lino Lakes, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Courtney Marie Thorp Willow City Major: Nursing

Kiley Beth Tinius Sartell, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Grace Kelli Torguson == Plymouth, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Irena Velasquez

Grand Forks Major: Nursing

Rachel Lynn Westphal Munich Major: Nursing

Abbie Mae Wink = Grand Forks Major: Nursing

Veronika Lee Zischka = Calgary, Alberta, Canada Major: Nursing

Shellee Marie Bercier

Janelle Lynn Johnson =

Amber Dawn Pedraza

Hannah Marie Berg

Jordan Linn Johnson

Chenoa Ann Peterson

Lauren Michelle Berger =

Stacey Marie Johnson

Carrie Amanda Ramsey

Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Nana Oforiwaa Boateng

Laurel Janice Knutson

Abby Kaye Randall

Desiree Rose Bauman

Brandon James Boyd ===

Marta Joy Knutson

Megan Rae Ratzlaff =

Heidi Lyn Berg

Kathleen Elizabeth Burley =

Joseph James Lennon ==

Amanda Rose Rethemeier =

Shantel Marie Chase

Janet Ann Chung =

Heather Lea Lepp =

Chelsea Raye Riedy

Anne Elizabeth Godfrey

Priscilla Abuda Dunham

Karilee Rose Lieberman

Jewel L. Schell

Kaitlin Brianna Durkin =

Rande Marie Ludwig =

Bethany Joy Schindler ==

Belcourt Major: Nursing

Middle River, Minnesota Major: Nursing White Bear Lake, Minnesota Major: Nursing Williston Major: Nursing Bismarck Major: Nursing

Grand Rapids, Minnesota Major: Nursing Eagan, Minnesota Major: Nursing Bismarck Major: Nursing

Oakdale, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Glasgow, Montana Major: Nursing

Hallock, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Andover, Minnesota Major: Nursing

East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Ramsey, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Hatton Major: Nursing

Burnsville, Minnesota Major: Nursing

Hatton Major: Nursing

Langdon Major: Nursing

Grand Forks Major: Nursing

Grand Forks Major: Nursing

Ashley Major: Nursing

Bismarck Major: Nursing

White Shield Major: Nursing

McIntosh, South Dakota Major: Nursing

Minot Major: Nursing

Grand Forks Major: Nursing

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Andover, Minnesota Major: Social Work Fargo Major: Social Work West Fargo Major: Social Work

Alexandria, Minnesota Major: Social Work

† Denotes cum laude †† Denotes magna cum laude ††† Denotes summa cum laude (See description on page 20)


College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines Bachelor of Science in Social Work, continued

Stacy Marie Hallick ==

Cassandra Lyn Hovet

Sadie Olson

Shelbi Katherine Thompson Beulah

Deanna Lynne Jenkins

Kowsar S. Shafie

Kelly Rae Williams

Danielle Yvonne Lindemer ==

Fayme Katheryn Stringer = Grand Forks Major: Social Work

Thompson Major: Social Work

Grand Forks Major: Social Work

Grand Forks Major: Social Work

Burnsville, Minnesota Major: Social Work

East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: Social Work

Major: Social Work

Apple Valley, Minnesota Major: Social Work

Grand Forks Major: Social Work

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Joshua Wynne, Dean

Steda Irene Lundak

Bao Chau Khanh Nguyen

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

Emily Anne McLean

Kristina Louise Peters

Rochester, Minnesota Major: Medical Laboratory Science

Rochester, Minnesota Major: Medical Laboratory Science

Rochester, Minnesota Major: Medical Laboratory Science

Tonya Diane Witte =

Lake City, Minnesota Major: Medical Laboratory Science

Rochester, Minnesota Major: Medical Laboratory Science

Markee Jo Gartner

Bismarck Major: Medical Laboratory Science

College of Education & Human Development Dennis J. Caine, Dean Bachelor of Science in Education Danielle Nicole Abbe ===

Grand Forks Major: Early Childhood Education

Gabriela Beatriz Alvarez

Burnsville, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education

Lorie Marie Bakken =

Maplewood, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education

Chelsey Paige Baldock =

Portland Major: Elementary Education

Jenna Marie Beckner ===

Sarah Marie Doherty

Lisa Teri Heitzman

Elaina Ruth Bialke

Katherine Rose Enabnit

Ian Geoffrey Holen

Melissa Jean Biehl ==

Kristen Nicole Ford ==

Scott Allen Jenson

Jordan Alison Callahan

Crystal Jo Good =

Adam Allen Johnson

Jenna Marie Cerrato

Erin Elizabeth Gray

Adra Elaine Johnson

Whitney Brianne Couillard ===

Laura Marie Hamling

Molly Lane Martin

Cassandra Lea Dahl ==

Katrina Marie Haukom ===

East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education

Bigfork, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education

Carmichael, California Major: Elementary Education

Dazey Major: Elementary Education

Grand Forks Major: Elementary Education

Eden Prairie, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education

Rolla Major: Elementary Education

Minnewaukan Major: Elementary Education

Clear Lake, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education

Apple Valley, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education

Eagan, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education

Rapid City, South Dakota Major: Elementary Education

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education

Park Rapids, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education

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Bismarck Major: Elementary Education Thief River Falls, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: Composite Social Studies Grand Forks Major: Elementary Education Arthur Major: Elementary Education Ramsey, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education Major: Early Childhood

Amber Kathleen Mattingley

Grand Forks Major: Elementary Education


College of Education & Human Development

Amber Faye McDaniel

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Exercise Science & Wellness

Tara Lynn McLeran

Craig Richard Dolmage

Karley Etoile Miles

Anthony Charles Fugere

Bachelor of Science in Education, continued Sioux Falls, South Dakota Major: Elementary Education Rosemount, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education Major: Early Childhood Grand Forks Major: Elementary Education

Brooke Marie Milne

Glendive, Montana Major: Elementary Education

Tiffany Gail Myers

Crookston, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education

Alyssa Ruth Nagle =

Grand Forks Major: Elementary Education

Jamie Jacqueline Nelson =

St. Michael, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education Major: Middle Level Education

Ashley Rose Privratsky =

Devils Lake Major: Elementary Education

Amy Jo Richter

Sidney, Montana Major: Elementary Education

Kayla Marie Rieke ===

Grand Forks Major: Elementary Education Major: Early Childhood

Ashley Danielle Sailer

Bachelor of Science in Recreation & Tourism Studies

Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation & Human Services

Nicholas Robert Fellman

Lisa LaVonne Dea

Caleb Lee Gillson

Sara Jo Samantha Fliflet

Matthew Abraham Hager

Annie Ngoc Khanh Le

Nicole Leigh Preskey =

Emily Jean Reilly ===

Eagan, Minnesota Major: Recreation & Tourism Studies

Grants Pass, Oregon Major: Physical Education, Exercise Science & Wellness

Buyck, Minnesota Major: Recreation & Tourism Studies

Grand Forks Major: Physical Education, Exercise Science & Wellness

Grand Forks Major: Recreation & Tourism Studies

Alicia B. Greening

Devils Lake Major: Physical Education, Exercise Science & Wellness

Bismarck Major: Recreation & Tourism Studies

Darcy Lee Harris

Killdeer Major: Physical Education, Exercise Science & Wellness

Bloomington, Minnesota Major: Rehabilitation & Human Services Cooperstown Major: Rehabilitation & Human Services Apple Valley, Minnesota Major: Rehabilitation & Human Service Crystal Major: Rehabilitation & Human Services

Kelly Jo Winters =

Thompson Major: Recreation & Tourism Studies

Brandon Ray Quesenberry

Molt, Montana Major: Physical Education, Exercise Science & Wellness

Erik Rohlfs

Fergus Falls, Minnesota Major: Physical Education, Exercise Science & Wellness

Michelle Lynn Stearns

Bowman Major: Physical Education, Exercise Science & Wellness

Samantha Ann Underhill

Brainerd, Minnesota Major: Physical Education, Exercise Science & Wellness

Franktown, Colorado Major: Elementary Education Major: Middle Level Education

Leah Christine Schwenzfeier Hallock, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education

Brady James Sullivan =

Grand Forks Major: Composite Social Studies Education

Kristina Brodal Syversen

Brumunddal, Norway Major: Elementary Education

Lindsey Ann Torgerson =

Kindred Major: Elementary Education

Brittany Rose Turner

Woodbury, Minnesota Major: Elementary Education

Pohan Wang =

Hualien City, Taiwan Major: Elementary Education

Kortnee Rae Williamson == Sioux Falls, South Dakota Major: Science

† Denotes cum laude †† Denotes magna cum laude ††† Denotes summa cum laude (See description on page 20)

Luke Timothy Wuori

Rolla Major: Elementary Education

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College of Engineering & Mines Hesham El-Rewini, Dean Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Devon Christina Anglin ==

Bend, Oregon Major: Chemical Engineering

Michelle Rae Benz ==

Bismarck Major: Chemical Engineering

Bruce Edward Evans Jr.

Gastonia, North Carolina Major: Chemical Engineering

Daniel Adam Madche ===

Hazen Major: Chemical Engineering

Jason Robert Maier

Bismarck Major: Chemical Engineering

Joshua Michael McElmury = Nowthen, Minnesota Major: Chemical Engineering

Craig Nicholas Pichach

Calgary, Alberta, Canada Major: Chemical Engineering

Nicholas John Stroh

Bismarck Major: Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Michael Jacob Barney

Nicholas A. Baer

Duluth, Minnesota Major: Electrical Engineering

Michigan Major: Civil Engineering

Paul Anthony Johnson ===

Derrick Daniel Deering

Mentor, Minnesota Major: Electrical Engineering

Sauk Rapids, Minnesota Major: Civil Engineering

Paul James Reinschmidt ==

John Michael Erickson ==

Crystal, Minnesota Major: Electrical Engineering

Grand Forks Major: Civil Engineering

Noah Daniel Root ==

Joseph John Feriancek

Lino Lakes, Minnesota Major: Electrical Engineering

Coon Rapids, Minnesota Major: Civil Engineering

Eric Anthony Schneider =

Anne Cristina Imsdahl

St. Joseph, Minnesota Major: Electrical Engineering

Bloomington, Minnesota Major: Civil Engineering

Aaron Lawrence Schuleman

Bryan John Kaemingk =

Eagan, Minnesota Major: Electrical Engineering

Mitchell, South Dakota Major: Civil Engineering

Jordan Michael Sedio

Natalia Jeanette Mendoza

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Major: Electrical Engineering

Faribault, Minnesota Major: Civil Engineering

Jonathan Wade Snarr

Karl Allen Molvig

Gunnison, Utah Major: Electrical Engineering

Glasgow, Montana Major: Civil Engineering

Brian Andrew Van Ornam

Michael Perry

Levittown, Pennsylvania Major: Electrical Engineering

Winamac, Indiana Major: Civil Engineering

Jason Edward Schneider

Absecon, New Jersey Major: Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Kyle Andrew Fagerstrom

Chisholm, Minnesota Major: Mechanical Engineering

Thomas Henry Fietzek

Grand Forks Major: Mechanical Engineering

Herman Flores

Pearland, Texas Major: Mechanical Engineering

Matthew P. Fohr

Grand Forks Major: Mechanical Engineering

David Paul Gendreau

Bismarck Major: Mechanical Engineering

Joshua Lee Jarmin

Stanley Major: Mechanical Engineering

Brendan Leigh Matson

Glenburn Major: Mechanical Engineering

Brian Todd Nybo =

Thompson Major: Mechanical Engineering

William R. Ott

Palmer, Alaska Major: Mechanical Engineering

Christian Thomas Potocnik

Spencer Michael Tolliver

Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering

Minnetonka, Minnesota Major: Civil Engineering

Nicholas Jon Truscott == Ferndale, Washington Major: Civil Engineering

Alexander David Padgett

Gillette, Wyoming Major: Geological Engineering

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Hibbing, Minnesota Major: Mechanical Engineering

Steven Allen Schwerin

Ridgecrest, California Major: Mechanical Engineering

William Edward Scott

Duluth, Minnesota Major: Mechanical Engineering

Paul Francis Wollmuth =

Washburn Major: Mechanical Engineering


College of Business & Public Administration Dennis J. Elbert, Dean Bachelor of Accountancy Lauren Danielle Anderson Colfax Major: Accountancy

Brandon James Block Grand Forks Major: Accountancy

Lauren Elizabeth Carew = Fargo Major: Accountancy

Lynn A. Dew

Roosevelt, Minnesota Major: Accountancy

Stephanie Marie Gefroh Devils Lake Major: Accountancy

Carissa Elizabeth Gormally Williston Major: Accountancy

Laura Jean Hause

Stillwater, Minnesota Major: Accountancy

Travis John Hey

Salem, South Dakota Major: Accountancy

Corbin Luther Johnson Apple Valley, Minnesota Major: Accountancy

Matthew Daniel Labernik Fargo Major: Accountancy

Tate Richard Maris

Denver, Colorado Major: Accountancy

Lindsey Marie Mortinson Savage, Minnesota Major: Accountancy

Kristen Marie Peterson Nome Major: Accountancy

Alexander Michael Schanilec West Fargo Major: Accountancy

Bryan Milton Scholler Grand Forks Major: Accountancy

Ryan Samuel Shane

Grand Forks Major: Accountancy

Samantha Ray Curtis

Christopher Ryne Hoerth

Jordan Thomas Dahl

Leah Renee Howatt

John Charles Acheson

Drake David Dill

Sophie Tvedt Jacobsen

Derek Allan Anderson ==

Antonio Don DiTommaso

Zachary Matthew Jacobson =

Michael Edward Anderson

Nicholas George Divish

Jay K. Jelinek

Bachelor of Business Administration

Grand Forks Major: Airport Management Fargo Major: Airport Management Crane Lake, Minnesota Major: Management

Duluth, Minnesota Major: Entrepreneurship

Grand Forks Major: Information Systems

Duluth, Minnesota Major: Airport Management

Eden Prairie, Minnesota Major: Marketing Major: Management

Lino Lakes, Minnesota Major: Management

Ian Thomas James Arlow

Matthew Paul Dompierre

Olympia, Washington Major: Airport Management

Northfield, Minnesota Major: Marketing

Patrick Thomas Bair =

Wendi Dvorak

Mandan Major: Investments

Killdeer Major: Marketing

Jake Adam Beideck III Lincoln, Nebraska Major: Management

Lincoln, Nebraska Major: Aviation Management Grand Forks Major: Management

Bismarck Major: Marketing

Garrett Reed Boysen

Christine Rose Glieden

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Major: Investments

Bloomington, Minnesota Major: Management

Ross Alan Brenneman =

Omaha, Nebraska Major: Entrepreneurship Erskine, Minnesota Major: Information Systems

Apple Valley, Minnesota Major: Operations & Supply Chain Champlin, Minnesota Major: Entrepreneurship

Grand Forks Major: Marketing Major: Management

Buffalo Major: Marketing

Andrea Therese Collins

Ryan Anthony Hillesland

Spencer Charles Conrad

Emily Jane Hills =

Wyoming, Minnesota Major: Marketing

Northwood Major: Marketing

Grand Forks Major: Management

Timothy Erik Larson

Hibbing, Minnesota Major: Entrepreneurship Major: Marketing

Joshua Tyler Lee =

Hillsboro, Oregon Major: Human Resource Management

Ashley Lowden

Matthew Brian Heck

Aaron Whitney Cole

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Major: Management Major: Marketing

Taylor Patrick Hansen

Stillwater, Minnesota Major: Managerial Finance & Accounting

Apple Valley, Minnesota Major: Management

South Range, Wisconsin Major: Marketing

Kyla Anne Lindstrom

Laura Jean Hause

Daniel Lee Clausnitzer

Minot Major: Marketing

Garrison Gregory Goodman

Eagan, Minnesota Major: Banking & Financial Economics

Daniel Kenneth Lloyd Burns

Ardoch Major: Banking & Financial Economics

Kendra Ann Lee

San Ramon, California Major: Management

Eric Russell Brumm

Alicia Maria Kellebrew

Mitchell Jon Goertz

Rothschild, Wisconsin Major: Management

Andrew Thomas Bruggeman =

White Bear Lake, Minnesota Major: Marketing

MacKenzie Shayne Larson

Justin Lee Glaser

Hedmark, Norway Major: Entrepreneurship

Thomas P. Kapsner

Landon Scott Fuhrman

Walhalla Major: Information Systems

Tom Børvan =

Pisek Major: Management

Brittney Lee Largent

Jacob Michael Gapp

Grand Forks Major: Marketing

Bismarck Major: Marketing

Matthew Lawrence Fowler

Enderlin Major: Investments

Ryan Lee Bohn

Oslo, Norway Major: Business Economics

Gage Easton Kulig

Fargo Major: Management

Sara Elizabeth Bernhardt

Langdon Major: Management

Lauren Rachel Fischer Chaska, Minnesota Major: Marketing

Jeffrey Ryan Bell =

Lakota Major: Management

Erskine, Minnesota Major: Management Forest Lake, Minnesota Major: Marketing

Glencoe, Minnesota Major: Entrepreneurship

Brock Otto Lynne

Plaza Major: Banking & Financial Economics

Brian Matthew Marti == Grand Forks Major: Management

Stefan Christian Mathiesen Shoreview, Minnesota Major: Entrepreneurship

Amanda Rae McGrath

Mayville Major: Entrepreneurship

Grafton Major: Management

† Denotes cum laude †† Denotes magna cum laude ††† Denotes summa cum laude (See description on page 20)

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College of Business & Public Administration Bachelor of Business Administration, continued

Michael Eugene McMahon

Coon Rapids, Minnesota Major: Airport Management

Benjamin Wellington Moeller Minneapolis, Minnesota Major: Management

Alyssa Yvonne Morris Duluth, Minnesota Major: Marketing

Angela Lynn Niebolte

Clearwater, Minnesota Major: Human Resource Management

Stephanie Marie Niebur Champlin, Minnesota Major: Marketing

Nicole Marie Olson

Maple Grove, Minnesota Major: Marketing

Carolynn Michelle Orey

Grand Rapids, Michigan Major: Managerial Finance & Accounting

Jessica Lee Pearce =

Larimore Major: Human Resource Management

Preston Ryan Peterson ==

Devils Lake Major: Banking & Financial Economics

Nick Scott Pickard

East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: Entrepreneurship

Jared Scott Russell

Lakeville, Minnesota Major: Marketing

Rachel Elizabeth Schoch Champlin, Minnesota Major: Marketing Major: Entreprenuership

Michael John Slominski Grand Forks Major: Management

Samantha Marie Spence Maplewood, Minnesota Major: Management

Brett Donald Stensrud Orono, Minnesota Major: Management

Eric Robert Sweet

Boyne City, Michigan Major: Entrepreneurship

Sarah Lynn Thomas

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design Technology

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology

Melissa Sue Bakke

Seth Edward Dallman

Whitney Dayne Boe

James Mathew Donken

Dominique Rashad Johannessen-Hawkins

Trent Andrew Dregseth =

Greta Ann Lund

Mathew James Syria

Grand Forks Major: Graphic Design Technology Gary, Minnesota Major: Graphic Design Technology Plymouth, Minnesota Major: Graphic Design Technology Grand Forks Major: Graphic Design Technology

Grand Forks Major: Industrial Technology Grand Forks Major: Industrial Technology Fargo Major: Industrial Technology Saginaw, Minnesota Major: Industrial Technology

Blake William Watt

Devils Lake Major: Marketing

Grand Forks Major: Industrial Technology

Devin Ann Trefz

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Major: Human Resource Management

Logan Riley Turner

Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

Red Lake Falls, Minnesota Major: Management

Danielle Jordan Weber Eagan, Minnesota Major: Management

Chance Terry Westgard

Kelsi Jae Steckler

Parshall Major: Management

White Bear Lake, Minnesota Major: Public Administration

Ryan Jesse Winkelman

Thief River Falls, Minnesota Major: Management

William Tipton Young ==

Louisville, Kentucky Major: Aviation Management

Nicholas Steven Reed Bismarck Major: Management

Lucas John Reuter

Forman Major: Marketing

Maria Celine Romanick

Grand Forks Major: Airport Management

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College of Arts & Sciences Kathleen Tiemann, Dean Bachelor of Arts Breanna Kay Baerwald

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Major: International Studies

Richelle Kay Ballenger

Madelia, Minnesota Major: Communication

Justin Michael Berger =

Bismarck Major: Philosophy & Religion: Philosophy

Danielle Lynn Beyer == Grand Forks Major: French Major: Psychology

Brittanie Marie Bieganek == Thief River Falls, Minnesota Major: History

Krista Jo Bjerke = Page Major: English

Mary Kathryn Burd Grand Forks Major: Psychology

Penny Ruth Burkett

Anderson, Missouri Major: Social Science

Blair Lindsay Cassagio Davis, California Major: Social Science

Shantel Marie Chase West Fargo Major: Sociology

Ioan Andrei Chitu

Brasov, Romania Major: International Studies

Victor Earl Correa

Leonard, Texas Major: Communication

Andrew Paul Cymbaluk Crookston, Minnesota Major: Social Science

Sarah Jean Davis

Billings, Montana Major: Social Science

Trevor James Simon DeRoche Duluth, Minnesota Major: Psychology

Ryan Thomas Diamond Lakeville, Minnesota Major: Sociology

Ashlie Elizabeth Dill Silverton, Oregon Major: English

Cherie Breana Emmerich Andover, Minnesota Major: Psychology

Cecilie Engeseth =

Son, Norway Major: Communication

Alexander James Ferrell

Lauren Rachel Fischer

Emily Frances Kennedy ===

Alisha Faye Overby

Karli Marie Fisher

Jacob Lee Kienzle

Kate Jordan Pederson

Kaleigh J. Frey ===

Cody Gene Kill =

Kirsten Lee Peterson

Cody Jay Fullerton =

Brian D. Kinsella

Anne Michaela Phillips =

Devin Matthew Krinke

Molly Rita Quigley

Joseph Christopher Kulas =

Jacob Donovan Reimer

Brett Albert Landwehr

Teresa Lynn Risovi

Michelle Langston

Laura Elaine Robey

Michael Vincent Larson

Brittany Jordan Roman

Kyla Anne Lindstrom

Shawn Taylor Russell

Shayla Marie Longie

Julia Rebecca Sannes =

Deborah Leah Lowder =

Betsy Lea Spartz

Danielle Rae Luetzen

Dylan Ray Stevens

Brock Evan Magnuson

Derek Dwight Stinchfield

Nathan Ray Millikan

Kristina Brodal Syversen

Krystal Rose Mixon

Amanda Joy Tucker

Madelyn Raquel Morrison

Leigha Joy Wallin

Chaska, Minnesota Major: French

International Falls, Minnesota Major: English

Castle Rock, Colorado Major: Anthropology

Bismarck Major: English

Bemidji, Minnesota Major: Psychology

Morris, Minnesota Major: History

Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, Canada Major: History Major: Classical Studies

Rosemount, Minnesota Major: Economics

Matthew Anthony Gassen

Rhame Major: Communication

Mayer, Minnesota Major: Communication

James Michael Garry Gestner

East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: English

Grand Forks Major: History

Samantha Marie Ghigliotty

Glenwood, Minnesota Major: Norwegian

San Diego, California Major: Communication

Stacy Marie Hallick ==

Foxhome, Minnesota Major: Communication

Grand Forks Major: Sociology

Christina Pearl Hansen-Martinez

Bismarck Major: Political Science

Minneapolis, Minnesota Major: Anthropology

Erik P. Heide

Forest Lake, Minnesota Major: French

Eden Prairie, Minnesota Major: Communication

Nancy M. Hennen

Grand Forks Major: Anthropology

Montevideo, Minnesota Major: Communication

Jeremy Holm

Grand Forks Major: History

Moorhead, Minnesota Major: French

Christiana Anne Hyde

Minot Major: Communication

Sartell, Minnesota Major: Communication

Taylor Jon Isakson

Bismarck Major: Communication

Bismarck Major: Sociology

Sanchir Jargalsaikhan

Christiana, Tennessee Major: Social Science

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Major: Political Science

Robert Keith Jeffries II

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Major: Anthropology

Richfield, Minnesota Major: Communication

Kyle Kotnour Johnson

Sharpsburg, Georgia Major: Political Science Major: English

Dubuque, Iowa Major: Norwegian

Nicole Lauren Johnson

Caitlin Ann Mullally ===

Alexy Jo Johnston =

Kelly Jo Munter

East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: Communication

Grand Forks Major: Communication

Warren, Minnesota Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Photography; Physical Education, Exercise Science & Wellness

Fosston, Minnesota Major: English

Erin K. Nagle

Grand Forks Major: Sociology

Mary Ellen Kartes

Grand Forks Major: English

Grand Forks Major: Spanish

Salt Lake City, Utah Major: Communication Baker City, Oregon Major: Communication Peabody, Massachusetts Major: English Burnsville, Minnesota Major: Communication Carrington Major: Psychology San Antonio, Texas Major: Communication Hallock, Minnesota Major: Sociology

Fernley, Nevada Major: Political Science St. Paul, Minnesota Major: History

Watertown, South Dakota Major: Sociology Valley City Major: Sociology Bowman Major: English

Brumunddal, Norway Major: Theatre Arts St. Thomas Major: English

Duluth, Minnesota Major: Communication

Pohan Wang =

Hualien City, Taiwan Major: Music

Katherine Jane Warner Grand Forks Major: French Major: English

Laurel Ladema Wessman === Grand Forks Major: French

Ian August Noack

Crystal Major: Social Science

Grand Forks Major: Communication

Leigh Rene Kelly ==

Anders L. Odegaard

Shell, Wyoming Major: Communication

Grand Rapids, Minnesota Major: Norwegian

Lakeville, Minnesota Major: Political Science

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† Denotes cum laude †† Denotes magna cum laude ††† Denotes summa cum laude (See description on page 20)


College of Arts & Sciences Bachelor of Arts, continued

Elizabeth Ann Wold ==

Grand Forks Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Photography; Physical Education, Exercise Science & Wellness

Bachelor of General Studies Geri Leigh Adair

Grand Forks Major: General Studies

Haylee Theresa Cournoyer Grand Rapids, Minnesota Major: General Studies

Allison Louise Davids

Des Moines, Iowa Major: General Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts Kelsey Lee Beechie

Minot Major: Graphic Design/New Art Media

Ann Rebecca Deutsch

Grand Forks Major: General Studies

David Frank Donarski

Bloomington, Minnesota Major: General Studies

Andrew Bradley Edstrom Shakopee, Minnesota Major: General Studies

Kristie Nicole Dreon

Naomi Adele Fischer

Paige Christian Laudenbach =

Joel Daniel Folkestad

Apple Valley, Minnesota Major: Visual Arts Sartell, Minnesota Major: Graphic Design/New Art Media

Austin James McDaniel ==

Grand Forks Major: Graphic Design/New Art Media

Caitlin Mary Olson

East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: Visual Arts

Tyler Jon Rood =

Grand Forks Major: Musical Theatre

Rand Neal Seay

Grand Forks Major: Graphic Design / New Art Media

Drew Daniel Wigness Excelsior, Minnesota Major: Visual Arts

Alison May Wilhelm

Minot Major: Graphic Design / New Art Media

Elizabeth Carol Winkelman === Plummer, Minnesota Major: Graphic Design/New Art Media

Ixonia, Wisconsin Major: General Studies Maplewood, Minnesota Major: General Studies

Matthew Charles Hall

Jamestown Major: General Studies

Joshua Tim Keckler

Grand Forks Major: General Studies

Kelsey Christine Ketcher Winter, Wisconsin Major: General Studies

Calley Marie Nelson

Clitherall, Minnesota Major: General Studies

Tyler John Niederwerder

New Underwood, South Dakota Major: General Studies

Sarah Lynn Olson

Brainerd, Minnesota Major: General Studies

Kari Rae Remmen

West Fargo Major: General Studies

Joshua Stephen Snyder Greendell, New Jersey Major: General Studies

Christine Elizabeth Wetterlund East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: General Studies

Bachelor of Music

Evan Carl Condry

Heather Lee Church ==

Natalie Francis Crawford ==

Mark Richard Lentz =

Ethan M. Dahlsad

Shawn Thomas Luskey

Vanessa Dawn Fuller =

Adaire Allyce Ranstrom ===

Bethany Lynn Gaddis

Mary Kathleen Salveson

Ashlyn Marie Green

Kayla Jean Skjervheim ===

Gretta Lee Haagenson

Kilee Rae Sundt

Christine Marie Hall

Breckenridge, Minnesota Major: Music Education Grand Forks Major: Music Education Peyton, Colorado Major: Music Education Warren, Minnesota Major: Music Therapy Bismarck Major: Music Therapy

Langdon Major: Music Education Williston Major: Music Education

Grand Forks Major: Biology / Pre-Health Devils Lake Major: Biology / Pre-Health Moorhead, Minnesota Major: Mathematics Sauk Rapids, Minnesota Major: Psychology

Colorado Springs, Colorado Major: Psychology Chaska, Minnesota Major: Mathematics West Fargo Major: Psychology Cloquet, Minnesota Major: Psychology

Aaron Michael Hanson == Williston Major: Chemistry

Jonathan William Heimler === Colfax, Wisconsin Major: Biology

Bachelor of Science

Jordan A. Hoerner

Courtney Leigh Anderson ===

Jeremy Holm

Lakota Major: Forensic Science Major: Biology

Logan Joseph Barnett Jamestown Major: Geography

Brittany A. Bartsch

Bismarck Major: Mathematics

Emily Lynn Benson Baxter, Minnesota Major: Biology

Phillip John Brenna Grand Forks Major: Geography

Elizabeth Marie Burke ==

Rapid City, South Dakota Major: Biology / Pre-Health

Jessica Lane Burkholder == Grand Forks Major: Biology / Pre-Health

Andrea Leigh Burress Warroad, Minnesota Major: Biology

Bismarck Major: Biology

Moorhead, Minnesota Major: Geography

Rachael Sue Loomis

Fargo Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Health Sciences

Michael James Marian Burnsville, Minnesota Major: Psychology

Andrew John Mattfield Bovey, Minnesota Major: Psychology

Derick Edward McNally Bismarck Major: Geography

Patrick William McNally == Bismarck Major: Psychology

Natalia Jeanette Mendoza Faribault, Minnesota Major: Mathematics

Guislain-Christian Kabongo Muvundamina Minneapolis, Minnesota Major: Psychology

Brett Robert BohĂŠmier Cameron === Aaron Derek Newville Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Major: Biology

Kendra Michael Christensen Rapid City, South Dakota Major: Biology

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Barron, Wisconsin Major: Forensic Science

Molly Ann Overby

Hermantown, Minnesota Major: Biology / Pre-Health


College of Arts & Sciences Bachelor of Science, continued Kimberly Ann Owens

Bismarck Major: Biology / Pre-Health

Carolyn Lee Parr =

Grand Forks Major: Biology / Pre-Health

Alexandar Warren Paulson

Bismarck Major: Biology / Pre-Health

Jamie Lea Pinewski =

Anoka, Minnesota Major: Forensic Science

Kaylee Jeanne Redmann ==

Isak William Tengesdal

Michael John Drellack

Cassandra Lynn Tomlinson

Eric Dean Edwardson

Edward George Vivier

Cody Thomas Eidson

Jessica Ann Voeller =

Alana Dawn Fosse

Laurel Ladema Wessman ===

Chanda Brooke Fredericks

Kayla Angeli Wyrobek

Jordan Halter =

Minot Major: Biology / Pre-Health

Rosemount, Minnesota Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Brainerd, Massachusetts Major: Psychology

Grand Forks Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Belcourt Major: Psychology

Grand Forks Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Climax, Minnesota Major: Biology / Pre-Health

Grand Forks Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Grand Forks Major: Biology / Pre-Health Edina, Minnesota Major: Psychology

Zap Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Tyler Gerrit Heubach

Golden Valley, Minnesota Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Mark Adam Remfert = Maren Jade Richards = Grand Forks Major: Psychology

Chris Milo Roisland

Thief River Falls, Minnesota Major: Biology / Pre-Health

Cassandra Marie Scales

Spencer Matthew Black

Hannah Marie Schuman =

Michelle Renee Busch

David Douglas Sebenaler ===

David Mark Canfield

Joslin Lashay Seidel ===

Jamie Renae Carter

Hines, Minnesota Major: Biology

Grand Forks Major: Mathematics

Bismarck Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Health Sciences

Benjamin Miles Smith

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Major: Biology

Stephanie Anne Snyder Hermantown, Minnesota Major: Psychology

Adam Gregory Stainiger

Chisholm, Minnesota Major: Biology / Pre-Health

Daniel Jacob Stanislowski Grand Forks Major: Chemistry

East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: Fisheries & Wildlife Biology

Fortuna Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Bachelor of Science in Geology Megan Marie Miller

St. Hilaire, Minnesota Major: Geology

Cody Gene Kill =

Morris, Minnesota Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Courtney Marie Peterson Breanna Kay Baerwald

Melrose, Minnesota Major: Biology / Pre-Health

Andrea Marie Johnson

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Studies

John Michael Ryan

East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: Biology

Lorena Saucedo

Halliday Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Fargo Major: Honors Program New Prague, Minnesota Major: Geography

Bachelor of Science in Fisheries & Wildlife Biology

Hudson, Wisconsin Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Oshkosh, Wisconsin Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Nathaniel Michael Polak

Minot Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Devils Lake Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Maren Jade Richards =

Grand Forks Major: Criminal Justice Studies

St. Cloud, Minnesota Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Eric Mitchell Rumple

Fargo Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Hunter Alan Stanek

East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Cavalier Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Derek Kenneth Steiner =

Fargo Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Caitlin Rose Claussen

Sauk Centre, Minnesota Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Ryan Patrick Tiffany

Minnetonka, Minnesota Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Johnnie Leroy Daniels Jr.

Grand Forks Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Amanda Grace Weninger =

Belfield Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Ryan Thomas Diamond

Lakeville, Minnesota Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Zackary Daniel Yanish

East Grand Forks, Minnesota Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Justen Ryan Douglas =

Cambridge, Minnesota Major: Criminal Justice Studies

Noelle Marie-Lynn Steiner =

Dickinson Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Health Sciences

Michele Marie Sullivan Eagan, Minnesota Major: Psychology

† Denotes cum laude †† Denotes magna cum laude ††† Denotes summa cum laude (See description on page 20)

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John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences Bruce A. Smith, Dean Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics

Tyler Zachery Fausch

Adam Joseph Lurie =

Mackenzie Alan Tegethoff

Aaron Mark Gabrielson

Michael Joseph McGourley

Alexander William Teta

Jason Robert Moen

Derek Robert Timmons

Lakeville, Minnesota Major: Air Traffic Control Orono, Minnesota Major: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation

Tracy Ann Bartholome

Patrick Ronald Gustafson ==

Andrew Clayton Bauerschmidt Plymouth, Minnesota Major: Commercial Aviation

Jeffrey Ryan Bell =

Lincoln, Nebraska Major: Commercial Aviation

Joseph Michael Bildhauser == Trail Creek, Indiana Major: Commercial Aviation

Bloomington, Minnesota Major: Air Traffic Control

Grand Forks Major: Commercial Aviation

Andrew Wood Gallo ==

Grand Forks Major: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation

New Gretna, New Jersey Major: Commercial Aviation

Kyle Eric Gale =

Louis Edward Alexander

Live Oak, California Major: Air Traffic Control

New Hope, Minnesota Major: Commercial Aviation

William Allan Moulder III

Duluth, Minnesota Major: Commercial Aviation Major: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation

Joliet, Illinois Major: Air Traffic Control

Zachary Evan Nichols ===

Fox River Grove, Illinois Major: Commercial Aviation

Aspen, Colorado Major: Air Traffic Control

Cory Selmer Hajicek ===

Northwood Major: Air Traffic Control Minneapolis, Minnesota Major: Air Traffic Control Golden Valley, Minnesota Major: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation

Peter Henry Buer

Corey Michael Hughes =

Erik Daniel Oslund ===

Danvers, Massachusetts Major: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation

Kathryn Rose Kirby =

Kevin Chen ==

Cameron Michael Kostelecky =

Monte Vista, Colorado Major: Commercial Aviation Los Angeles, California Major: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation

Jennifer Ashley Courtney

Snohomish, Washington Major: Commercial Aviation

Samantha Ray Curtis

Grand Forks Major: Air Traffic Control

Thomas Wilson Daugherty

Austin, Texas Major: Commercial Aviation

Ham Lake, Minnesota Major: Commercial Aviation

Casey Louis Potter =

Grand Forks Major: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation Major: Commercial Aviation

Sutter, California Major: Commercial Aviation

Joseph Lamar Riegel

Spokane, Washington Major: Commercial Aviation

Front Royal, Virginia Major: Commercial Aviation

Shaleen Sanjay Sawal

Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Major: Commercial Aviation

Mumbai, India Major: Air Traffic Control

Andrew David Kugler ===

Jason Joseph Scales

Colorado Springs, Colorado Major: Commercial Aviation

Mesa, Arizona Major: Commercial Aviation

Brett Albert Landwehr

Dustin Lloyd Schneider =

Glenwood, Minnesota Major: Air Traffic Control

Spokane, Washington Major: Commercial Aviation

Cody Lynn Larson

Austin Charles Sejnoha =

Park River Major: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Major: Air Traffic Control

Grant Daniel Dawkins

TJ Sawyer Lehman

Brian Miles Smith

Christopher Charles DeCrescente

Jessica Lynn Leong ==

Garrett Bradley Stoner

Colin John Doney

Anthony Raymond Lopez Jr.

Jacey C.K.R. Tagavilla

Centennial, Colorado Major: Commercial Aviation Ashburn, Virginia Major: Commercial Aviation Appleton, Wisconsin Major: Commercial Aviation

Louisville, Kentucky Major: Commercial Aviation

Raynor Gene Poehls

Boone, Iowa Major: Air Traffic Control

Kyle Ray Catlin

Lino Lakes, Minnesota Major: Air Traffic Control

Las Vegas, Nevada Major: Commercial Aviation

Cambridge, Minnesota Major: Air Traffic Control

Zachary Frederick Imerman == Mark Stephen Kennedy ==

New Braunfels, Texas Major: Commercial Aviation

Hartsdale, New York Major: Commercial Aviation

San Diego, California Major: Commercial Aviation Major: Flight Education

Mitchell Lee Caldwell

Riverside, California Major: Aviation Technology Management

William Tipton Young ===

Taylor Christopher Ortega

Cory James Bulger

Anthony Charles Ward

John Edward Joseph Standford Olson

Aaron William Hommerding

Grand Forks Major: Air Traffic Control

Shafer, Minnesota Major: Air Traffic Control

Timothy Wong ===

Lincoln, Nebraska Major: Air Traffic Control

Shakopee, Minnesota Major: Commercial Aviation

Jeffrey James Robert Walburg ===

Peter Andrew Olejniczak ==

Bradley Robert Bridges

Springfield, Oregon Major: Air Traffic Control

Grand Forks Major: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation

Luke Jeffrey Werner =

Roseville, Minnesota Major: Air Traffic Control

Tyler Gerrit Heubach

McHenry, Illinois Major: Commercial Aviation

John Paul Nymark

Edina, Minnesota Major: Commercial Aviation

Samuel Roy Hay

Alexandria, South Dakota Major: Air Traffic Control

Louisville, Colorado Major: Commercial Aviation

Cave Creek, Arizona Major: Commercial Aviation

Eagan, Minnesota Major: Air Traffic Control

Williston Major: Air Traffic Control

Orland Park, Illinois Major: Air Traffic Control

Honolulu, Hawaii Major: Air Traffic Control

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Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences Nicole Kareen Bart

Verndale, Minnesota Major: Atmospheric Sciences

Tracy Ann Bartholome

Grand Forks Major: Atmospheric Sciences

Sipholisile Phondie Simelane Mbabane, Swaziland Major: Atmospheric Sciences

Mariusz M. Starzec =

Newington, Connecticut Major: Atmospheric Sciences


John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences Michael Andrew Nelson

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Cambridge, Minnesota Major: Computer Science

Ryan Andrew Patterson == Bismarck Major: Computer Science

William Richard York

Jason Brodie Fuller

Minot Major: Computer Science

Grand Forks Major: Computer Science

Sean Alan Johnson

Grand Forks Major: Computer Science

Joseph Patrick Julik =

Burnsville, Minnesota Major: Computer Science

† Denotes cum laude †† Denotes magna cum laude ††† Denotes summa cum laude (See description on page 20)

Scholars in the Honors Program Sally Pyle, Honors Coordinator The following students have met the objectives of the University of North Dakota’s SCHOLAR IN THE HONORS PROGRAM, a program designed to broaden and enrich the undergraduate curriculum.

They have passed sophomore and senior comprehensive examinations, and have been certified for graduation by the Honors Committee of the University. A substantial segment of their University training has been pursued in honor courses, tutorials and colloquia, and they have done independent research.

Daniel Adam Madche

Hazen Chemical Engineering / Honors Program

Kaylee Jeanne Redmann Fargo Honors Program

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Senior Departmental Honors Sally Pyle, Honors Coordinator The following student of high ability, having completed independent research in her major field of study and successfully defended her

research papers in comprehensive oral examinations, is being graduated “With Honors” in her major field of study. Danielle Lynn Beyer Grand Forks French / Psychology

Candidates for Commission Lt. Col. Josh Sauls, Professor of Military Science Commission as Second Lieutenant United States Army Andrew Bradley Edstrom

Shakopee, Minnesota Reserve Forces Duty, Ordnance Corps

Michael Joseph McGourley New Gretna, New Jersey Active Duty, Aviation

Student Honor Medallions Honor Medallions are worn by candidates for the bachelor’s degree who have at least 50 graded hours from the University of North Dakota and achieve a scholastic average of 3.50 (cum laude), 3.70 (magna cum laude), and 3.90 (summa cum laude) in courses completed at the University of North Dakota. For the purpose of the commencement program and publication, honors are based on the UND grade point average at the end of the previously completed term. Once final semester grades are recorded and the degree has been cleared by the college, grade point averages are recalculated and final graduation honors are recorded to the transcript and diploma.

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The University Marshals A tradition since the early years of the University of North Dakota, the University Marshals serve as the honorary marshals and ushers for commencement exercises. They are selected primarily from the junior class on the basis of academic excellence. Professional and Graduate Degree Ceremony Grand Marshal: Haley Amoth Charter Marshal: Caitlyn Wolf Undergraduate Degree Ceremony Grand Marshal: Jacob Denault Charter Marshal: Anne Hook Emily Aasand Skye Albert Megan Ault Michelle Bendas Chelsee Berg Kate Berg Katie Bonn Nicholas Boonstra Andrea Brandt Liesl Carlson Ross Dunnigan Aubrey Ellefson Leah Entzel Meghan Essler Victoria Fischer Katelyn Fletcher Tavia Howe Maureen Ikedinobi Ayanle Jama Mary Jeno Stephanie Jergenson Brittany Johnson

Daniel Johnson Jamie Knudsvig Tyler Knutson Christina Kuzas Dylan Magrum Bailey Mankie Alexa Mazaheri Heather Mohr Benjamin Mossberg Setareh Mostofi Gaoty Mouyabi-Maouene Brandon Myhre Katy Neil Jacob Nelson Issac Odegard Sara Paulson Chelsea Peter Judd Prasnicky Danica Ray Brandon Renner Melissa Roller Minori Sato Kaitlin Schindler Kevin Severson Laura Slaathaug Casey Smith Austin Soderstrom Tyler Titcomb Kallie Van De Michael Vanderwal Justin Varty Marie Williams

Honorary Faculty Flag Marshal Joseph Hartman A UND faculty member, chosen from the ranks of the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors, carries the University flag and leads the commencement procession. The Faculty Flag Marshal at today’s ceremony is Joseph Hartman, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor (2011) and Director of the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering (GGE). Dr. Hartman joined UND in 1986 as a Research Paleontologist with the North Dakota Mining and Minerals Research Institute under Dr. Gerald Groenewold, with funding from the Philip M. McKenna Foundation. He remained at the Energy & Environmental Research Center until he joined the faculty of GGE as an Associate Professor in 2001. His research interests cover a number of topics, but emphasize the historical geology of Upper Cretaceous (K) and Paleogene (Pg) strata of the northern Great Plains, including the evolution and extinction of continental mollusks in the Western Interior of North America, the K/PG boundary interval in India, and the chronology of sealevel changes. Hartman has conducted field and museum research in North America, China, Madagascar, India, and western Europe to produce publications on evolution, taxonomy, biostratigraphy, paleobiogeography, climate change, science education, and the history of western exploration and paleontology.

Special Notices Today’s UND Commencement Ceremony is being shown live on Grand Forks Cable Channel 3 and will be broadcast on December 18, 19, 20, and 21. The Graduate Ceremony will be shown at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Undergraduate Ceremony will be shown at 12:00 noon and 8 p.m. For your convenience, DVD copies of the ceremony can be purchased for $15.50 plus tax and shipping through the University of North Dakota Bookstore. To purchase a copy, contact the Bookstore at (701) 777-4980. A professional photographer will take a picture of each graduate as he or she receives the diploma scroll. A few weeks after the ceremony, a proof and information about ordering pictures with a PIN number will be sent to the student’s official UND campus e-mail address. The PIN number should be used to order photographs on-line. Whether the individual is the first or last to receive a degree in the graduation ceremony, the conferring of that degree is a very special event for every graduate and family. To this end, it is requested that everyone remain seated until the conclusion of the commencement ceremony.

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Honorary Degrees Awarded Honorary degrees have long been awarded by institutions of higher learning to recognize lives of achievement. In 1909, UND presented its first honorary degree, a Doctor of Laws, to Webster Merrifield, who served the University for 25 years, including 18 as its third president. Honorary degrees from UND particularly recognize those with an association with the University or with the state and region; they also have been presented to such notables as philosopher Mortimer Adler, heart surgeon Michael DeBakey and President John F. Kennedy. 1909, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1922, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1938, 1938, 1939, 1939, 1941, 1941, 1943, 1943, 1943, 1944, 1944, 1944, 1945, 1945, 1946, 1946, 1946, 1947, 1947, 1947, 1948, 1948, 1948, 1948, 1948, 1948, 1949, 1949, 1949, 1949, 1950, 1950, 1951, 1951, 1951, 1951, 1951, 1952, 1952, 1952, 1953, 1953, 1954,

Webster Merrifield, Doctor of Laws Roger W. Cooley, Master of Laws E.M. Babcock, Doctor of Science Homer B. Sprague, Doctor of Laws Joseph P. Kennedy, Doctor of Laws John Lee Coulter, Doctor of Laws F.P. Robertson, Doctor of Laws Howard Huston, Master of Arts Thomas D. Campbell, Doctor of Laws Guy C.H. Corliss, Doctor of Laws Vilhjalmur Stefanssen, Doctor of Laws Maxwell Upson, Doctor of Engineering John M. Hancock, Doctor of Laws Thomas F. Kane, Doctor of Laws John F. Douglas, Doctor of Laws J.F.T. O’Connor, Doctor of Laws Frederick Koch, Doctor of Letters John Burke, Doctor of Laws Sveinbjorn Johnson, Doctor of Laws A.G. Burr, Doctor of Laws Vincent J. Ryan, Doctor of Laws C.J. Hambro, Doctor of Laws Gudmundur Grimson, Doctor of Laws Crown Prince Olav of Norway, Doctor of Laws John W. Dafoe, Doctor of Laws Clarence Daniel O’Connor, Doctor of Humanities John O. Christianson, Doctor of Science Walter L. Stockwell, Doctor of Laws John Alister Hutcheson, Doctor of Science Sigureir Sigurdsson, Doctor of Humanities Boyd Milne Begg, Doctor of Science George Addison Talbert, Doctor of Science Edward Francis Flynn, Doctor of Laws Barend Herman Kroeze, Doctor of Humanities Elwyn Francis Chandler, Doctor of Science David Rhys Jenkins, Doctor of Science Elmer Ellis, Doctor of Laws Melvin A. Brannon, Doctor of Science Raymond A. Heising, Doctor of Science George Albert Selke, Doctor of Laws Adolph Marcus Christianson, Doctor of Laws John S. Lundy, Doctor of Science William L. Nuessle, Doctor of Laws Ezra Thayer Towne, Doctor of Humanities Luther Earle Birdzell, Doctor of Laws Harley F. French, Doctor of Science Franklin Jerome Lunding, Doctor of Laws John Morris Gillette, Doctor of Humanities Charles John Breitwieser, Doctor of Science Lawrence Vold, Doctor of Laws Alfred G. Arvold, Doctor of Humanities Charles J. Murphy, Doctor of Laws M. Beatrice Johnstone, Doctor of Humanities Chester E. Fritz, Doctor of Laws Edward H. McDermott, Doctor of Laws George A. Abbott, Doctor of Laws Juan Mendoza Rodriquez, Doctor of Laws Homer N. Wallin, Doctor of Science Daniel F. Bull, Doctor of Communication Sciences Edmund O. Belsheim, Doctor of Laws A. Hoyt Taylor, Doctor of Science Fred J. Traynor, Doctor of Laws Theodore H. Fenske, Doctor of Science

1954, 1954, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1956, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1958, 1959, 1959, 1959, 1960, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1962, 1962, 1962, 1963, 1963, 1963, 1965, 1965, 1965, 1965, 1966, 1966, 1966, 1967, 1967, 1967, 1968, 1968, 1969, 1969, 1969, 1970, 1970, 1970, 1970, 1970, 1971, 1971, 1973, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1981, 1982, 1982, 1983, 1983, 1983, 1984,

Arno Carl Fieldner, Doctor of Science Alfred Jacobsen, Doctor of Science Luther W. Youngdahl, Doctor of Laws John C. Baker, Doctor of Laws Robert D. Campbell, Doctor of Laws Harlan Henthorns Hatcher, Doctor of Laws John Chester West, Doctor of Humanities Richard Simpson Watson, Doctor of Laws Richard Blackburn Black, Doctor of Science Olger B. Burtness, Doctor of Laws Min Hin Li, Doctor of Humanities Russell Reid, Doctor of Humanities James Duane Squires, Doctor of Laws Henry G. Lykken, Doctor of Engineering Hermann Hegedorn, Doctor of Humanities Jerome Hall, Doctor of Laws J. Maxwell Anderson, Doctor of Humanities Edgar Dale, Doctor of Humanities Rudolph J. Gielsness, Doctor of Laws Cushman D. Haagensen, Doctor of Science Grover Holt, Doctor of Engineering Grayson L. Kirk, Doctor of Humanities George A. Lundberg, Doctor of Laws Herbert G. Nilles, Doctor of Laws Edward K. Thompson, Doctor of Humanities Neal A. Weber, Doctor of Science J. Frederick Weltzin, Doctor of Humanities Philip W. West, Doctor of Science Waldemar Westergaard, Doctor of Laws Paul Yoder, Doctor of Music Alexander Grow Budge, Doctor of Laws Thomas E. Whelan, Doctor of Laws Charles E. Scott, Doctor of Humanities Elmo B. Roper, Doctor of Humanities James H. Douglas, Doctor of Laws Ronald N. Davies, Doctor of Laws Fred George Aandahl, Doctor of Laws Thomas Joseph Burke, Doctor of Laws O.H. Thormodsgard, Doctor of Laws James Morris, Doctor of Laws Harold D. Shaft, Doctor of Laws Owen Meredith Wilson, Doctor of Laws John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Doctor of Laws Edward J. Devitt, Doctor of Laws Bertin C. Gamble, Doctor of Laws Orin Alva Stevens, Doctor of Science Thomas C. Barger, Doctor of Laws Robert E. Bradley, Doctor of Engineering Herbert Victor Prochnow, Doctor of Laws Robert E. Slaughter, Doctor of Laws David E. Bell, Doctor of Laws Leonard W. Larson, Doctor of Laws Joseph C. Allen, Doctor of Engineering Robert H. Bahmer, Doctor of Laws Malcolm Moos, Doctor of Laws Era Bell Thompson, Doctor of Humane Letters Arthur Naftalin, Doctor of Laws Richard Beck, Doctor of Literature Eric Sevareid, Doctor of Laws James L. Elder, Doctor of Engineering Harry H. Ransom, Doctor of Literature Warren J. Hanna, Doctor of Laws George C. Wheeler, Doctor of Laws B. Fred Davidson, Doctor of Laws William A. Franta, Doctor of Engineering Christopher J. Hamre, Doctor of Science Frank Edward Stinchfield, Doctor of Science George W. Starcher, Doctor of Laws Thomas S. Kleppe, Doctor of Laws E.A. Haunz, Doctor of Science Carlton A. Pederson, Doctor of Laws W.E. Koenker, Doctor of Laws Mary Jean Mannes, Bachelor of Laws Thomas McGrath, Doctor of Literature Anne H. Carlsen, Doctor of Humanities Warren Christopher, Doctor of Laws Mortimer J. Adler, Doctor of Humane Letters Frank N. Low, Doctor of Science Fred L. Snyder, Doctor of Science Wilson M. Laird, Doctor of Science

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1986, 1986, 1986, 1987, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1989, 1989, 1989, 1990, 1990, 1990, 1990, 1991, 1991, 1991, 1991, 1991, 1992, 1992, 1992, 1992, 1992, 1992, 1993, 1993, 1993, 1993, 1993, 1994, 1994, 1996, 1996, 1996, 1997, 1997, 1998, 1998, 1998, 1998, 1999, 1999, 1999, 2000, 2000, 2000, 2001, 2001, 2001, 2001, 2002, 2002, 2002, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2005, 2006, 2006, 2006, 2007, 2007, 2008, 2008, 2008, 2008, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2012, 2012, 2012,

James E. Olson, Doctor of Laws James F. Seifert, Doctor of Laws Owen W. Webster, Doctor of Science Duane B. Haagenson, Doctor of Engineering Lois Phillips Hudson, Doctor of Letters Merlin E. Dewing, Doctor of Laws Weston R. Christopherson, Doctor of Laws Agnes Geelan, Doctor of Humane Letters Arley Bjella, Doctor of Laws Bernard P. Randolph, Doctor of Engineering Michael E. DeBakey, Doctor of Science Robert E. Mautz, Doctor of Laws Bruce McArthur, Doctor of Engineering Frank A. Wenstrom, Doctor of Laws Andrew Freeman, Doctor of Engineering Lee Gerdine, Doctor of Music Donald Grangaard, Doctor of Laws Lowell Swenson, Doctor of Laws Harold Schafer, Doctor of Laws William E. Cornatzer, Doctor of Science Margaret Heyse Cory, Doctor of Science Richard J. Lee, Doctor of Science Vivian Hanson Meehan, Doctor of Science Harold Resinger, Doctor of Science Louis W. Sullivan, Doctor of Science Thomas M. Hamilton, Doctor of Engineering Bill Martin Jr., Doctor of Letters Stanley A. Moe, Doctor of Engineering Everette L. Webb, Doctor of Engineering Gilmore Schjeldahl, Doctor of Engineering James F. Buchli, Doctor of Science Jon Hassler, Doctor of Letters Roland H. Flint, Doctor of Letters George A. Sinner, Doctor of Laws John W. Vennes, Doctor of Science Jim R. Carrigan, Doctor of Laws Clara A. Pederson, Doctor of Humane Letters Theodore V. Galambos, Doctor of Engineering Patricia Wallace Ingraham, Doctor of Laws Arthur A. Link, Doctor of Laws Vito Perrone, Doctor of Humanities Eugene R. Dahl, Doctor of Laws John C. MacFarlane, Doctor of Engineering Dale F. Morrison, Doctor of Laws Thomas J. Clifford, Doctor of Laws Bernard O’Kelly, Doctor of Letters Dwight Baumann, Doctor of Laws Richard A. Olafson, Doctor of Letters Patricia A. Owens, Doctor of Letters Raymond Rude, Doctor of Letters Peter Schickele, Doctor of Letters Calvin K. Fercho, Doctor of Letters Lloyd Omdahl, Doctor of Letters Noel Watson, Doctor of Letters Byron L. Dorgan, Doctor of Letters Robert Kyle, Doctor of Letters Kurt H. Mueller, Doctor of Letters H.F. “Sparky” Gierke, Doctor of Letters Charles “Chuck” Johnson, Doctor of Letters A. Bart Holaday, Doctor of Letters Lance W. Lord, Doctor of Letters Rodney J. Rohrich, Doctor of Letters Laurel Reuter, Doctor of Letters Russell Lefevre, Doctor of Letters Phil Jackson, Doctor of Letters Jean Kiesau, Doctor of Letters William Marcil, Doctor of Letters Steinar Opstad, Doctor of Letters Edward T. Schafer, Doctor of Letters Edwin Benson, Doctor of Letters LaVonne Russell Hootman, Doctor of Letters James C. Ray, Doctor of Letters Howard A. Dahl, Doctor of Letters Earl Pomeroy, Doctor of Letters Kenneth L. Mellem, Doctor of Letters B. John Barry, Doctor of Letters Kent Conrad, Doctor of Letters Mary Wakefield, Doctor of Letters Hiram Drache, Doctor of Letters David Nething, Doctor of Letters


2012 Honorary Degree Recipient David E. Nething Widely known as the “Dean” of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly, David Nething retired in 2012 after a record of 46 years of public service. Nething attended high school in Pingree, N.D., and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He received his bachelor’s degree from Jamestown College in 1956. Nething attended the UND School of Law, graduating in 1963 and serving on the staff of the North Dakota Law Review. Practicing law in Jamestown, Nething first won election to the North Dakota Senate in 1966. He became the longest-serving Republican state senator in the United States and was majority leader for 12 years. In 1982, the National Republican Legislators Association honored him as their “Legislator of the Year” and in 1989 recognized him with the William E. Brock Award. He has also been honored by the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Council of State Governments, and the American Legislative Exchange Council. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Affairs; he was reappointed by President Reagan in 1985 and 1987, and by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. Nething strived to be a “rational, logical, steady, results-oriented, tolerant” lawmaker and problem solver. Over the course of his long legislative service, he has seen the state budget grow from $115 million to $4 billion. He has served on numerous committees and the Legislative Council, and is particularly recognized for his work on higher education issues. Nething is known as the architect of the plan to provide budgetary flexibility, with accountability, to the individual institutions within the North Dakota University System. He has served as chair and an Executive Committee member on the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, trustee on the Higher Learning Commission, and member of the Uniform Law Commission. Nething has been extensively involved in professional and civic affairs, including the American Legion, Masonic Bodies, Rotary, the Elks, the State Bar Association of North Dakota, the Uniform Law Commission, the Presbyterian Church, and the North Dakota Affiliates of the Diabetic Association and American Heart Association. In 1995, the Greater North Dakota Association presented him with their highest honor, the “Greater North Dakotan” Award, and in 1996 the State Bar Association presented Nething its Legislative Service Award. Dave and Marge Nething have three children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was elected to the Jamestown College Alumni Hall of Fame in 1987. Nething delivered the main address at UND’s 1999 winter commencement ceremony.

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2012 Honorary Degree Recipient Hiram M. Drache Through a half-century of scholarship and teaching, Hiram Drache has contributed significantly to the historical record of agriculture and entrepreneurism in the Red River Valley. He continues as an author and a Historian in Residence at Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.), where he retired after 37 years on the faculty. Drache was born in 1924. His father managed a small cooperative grain elevator and his mother operated a boarding house in the small community of Meriden, Minn. Drache spent much of his early years working at various agricultural tasks in an era of true “horsepower” farming. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served as the lead navigator in a B-17 bomber squadron, completing 30 combat missions. Drache earned his teaching degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, a master’s degree in economic history from the University of Minnesota, and his doctorate in geography and history from the University of North Dakota. He taught business law and social studies at his high school alma mater in Owatonna, Minn., from 1950 to 1952, when he joined the history faculty of Concordia College. As a doctoral candidate at UND, Drache completed his dissertation titled “The Day of the Bonanza: A History of Bonanza Farming in the Red River Valley of the North.” A year after being awarded his doctorate, Drache’s dissertation was published in 1964 and became his first book. It led to speaking engagements and requests to write another book, thus launching a remarkable record of scholarship on contemporary agriculture. That first book was followed by 14 more books, contributions to another seven, and more than 50 articles. He has also delivered more than 1,100 speeches in 36 states, six Canadian provinces, and in Germany, Norway and Australia. Throughout his remarkable career as an author, Drache has relied on the strong editing skills of his wife, Ada. They have been married for over 64 years and have three children. Drache is acknowledged as one of the premier interpreters of the history and economy of this region. He built his expertise not only through teaching, research and writing, but also with the hands-on experience of operating his own farm from 1950 to 1981. His knowledge and enthusiasm have made history “come alive” for learners from college students to agribusiness leaders. “This octogenarian human dynamo,” as a colleague described him, continues to write, conduct research, and share his insights.

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Academic Pageantry traditions have been continued. To maintain continuity with the past, University of North Dakota faculty, the stage officials and the degree candidates will wear academic dress.

The pageantry of American colleges and universities, including such ceremonies as commencement, has been inherited from the medieval universities of the 11th and 12th centuries. Academic life as it is known today began in the Middle Ages, first in the church and then in the guilds. The teaching guild was the Guild of the Master of Arts, in which the Bachelor was the apprentice of the Master and the dress was the outward sign of privilege and responsibility.

Principal features of academic garb are the gown, cap and hood. Early it became necessary for universities to set rules to preserve the dignity and meaning of academic dress. Both Cambridge and Oxford since the 15th century have made academic dress a matter of university control even to its minor details, and have repeatedly published revised regulations. American universities agreed on a definite system in 1895.

The ceremony you will witness today will be less formal than would have been the case even two decades ago. Still, many

Academic Dress College of Business and Public Administration; black and white, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences; blue and white, College of Education and Human Development; orange, School of Engineering and Mines; purple, School of Law; green, School of Medicine; apricot, College of Nursing; black, Graduate School. For undergraduate students, the tassels hang on the right side of the cap until they receive their degrees, at which time the tassel is moved to the left. For master’s students, the tassel hangs on the left side of the cap and is not moved.

THE GOWN. The flowing gown comes from the 12th century. While it originally may have been worn as protection against the chill of unheated buildings, it has today become symbolic of the democracy of scholarship, for it covers any trappings of rank or social standing underneath. It is black for all degrees, with pointed sleeves for the bachelor’s degree recipient, long closed sleeves with a slit at the arm or wrist for the master’s degree, or full bell double sleeves for the doctoral degree. Bachelor’s and master’s degree gowns have no trimming. For the doctoral degree, the gown is faced down the front with velvet and has three bars of velvet across the sleeves in the color distinctive of the faculty or discipline to which the degree pertains.

THE HOOD. The hood is trimmed with one or more chevrons of a secondary color on the ground of the primary color of the college. The color of the facing of the hood denotes the discipline represented by the degree; the color of the lining designates the university or college which granted the degree. The official colors of the University of North Dakota, selected by the student body in preparation for the institution’s first commencement in 1889, are the pink and green of the prairie rose.

THE CAP. Under Roman law, a slave that had been set free received the privilege of wearing a cap. The academic cap is a sign of freedom of scholarship, and of the responsibility and dignity with which scholarship endows the wearer. Ancient poetry records the cap of scholarship as square to symbolize the book. The color of the tassel denotes the discipline. At the University of North Dakota, the tassel colors associated with academic divisions are: white, College of Arts and Sciences; drab (subdued orange),

Ceremonial Objects the medallion worn by the president bears an engraving of the University’s official seal and the names of all former presidents are included on the chain of office.

THE MACE. The mace was initially modeled after a 12th century implement of war. In earlier days, the mace, or heavy staff, was borne by or carried before a magistrate or other dignitary as an ensign of authority. A mace is placed as the symbol of royal authority on the treasury table in the British House of Commons at the opening of each session and is removed at its close. In the U.S. House of Representatives, it is a rather plain staff mounted in a marble pedestal at the right hand of the Speaker. The mace of the University of North Dakota symbolizes authority to carry out its mission, especially the granting of degrees. Made from the oak of the University’s first building, “Old Main,” the mace is carried by a marshal during academic processions and is placed at a prominent spot on the stage during commencement.

THE CHARTER. The University of North Dakota was founded six years before North Dakota became a state. The original, handwritten charter, enacted in 1883 by the Dakota Territorial Assembly, is preserved in UND’s archives. One facsimile is displayed in the President’s Office and another is used at commencements and other special occasions. THE UNIVERSITY FLAG. The University flag features the UND flame logo set on a white background. The flag is used at ceremonial events and is carried by the honorary faculty flag marshal to lead the commencement procession. The flag is displayed on the stage during the commencement ceremony along with the mace and charter.

THE MEDALLION. A medallion or seal of office worn by the head of an educational institution is a practice that also dates to the Middle Ages. In those times, a seal was used to mark documents as official. Possession of the seal was so important that it was usually worn around the neck for safekeeping. The wearing of the seal eventually became a symbol of authority. One side of

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Approved Academic Honor Cords and Stoles Students who are members of the following honor societies will be wearing these adornments to their regalia: l Alpha Phi Sigma — National Criminal Justice Honor Society; blue and gold cords l Beta Gamma Sigma — Honor Society accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International; worn by students and faculty members; blue and gold cords l Gamma Theta Upsilon — International Honor Society in Geography; blue, brown and gold cords l Golden Key International Honor Society — royal blue and gold cords l Mortar Board — National Honor Society; silver and gold cords l Phi Alpha Theta — History Honor Society; red and blue cords

Phi Beta Kappa — National Scholarship Honor Society for Liberal Arts and Sciences; pink and blue cords l Pi Alpha—National Social Work Honor Society; gold cord l Pi Theta Epsilon—National Occupational Therapy Society; blue and gold cords l Psi Chi — Psychology Honor Society; platinum and navy cords l Sigma Theta Tau — International Honor Society of Nursing; purple and white cords l Tau Beta Pi — National Engineering Honor Society; white/orange cords l Tau Sigma — Transfer Student Honor Society; maroon and gold cords l

Non-Academic Recognitions UND Legacy Cords

Multicultural Symbols American Indian students graduating today may wear any of several pieces of traditional American Indian regalia including an eagle feather considered sacred and attached to their mortar board tassel representing honesty, truth, courage and wisdom; beadwork representing their tribal or individual cultural designs on top of the mortar board, or traditional clothing/ regalia under their gown.

Legacy students will be honored with a green, pink and white cord to recognize the connection they share with their family members who have graduated before them. Students with UND graduates in their family history (parents, step-parents or grandparents) are considered legacies.

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As part of their cultural heritage, some graduates may be wearing woven cloths with patterns and designs, such as a Kente Cloth, representing their ethnicity or customs.

Veterans and Military

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Veterans who are graduating from UND and students who serve in the military will be wearing red, white and blue cords to honor them for their service to our country.

The wearing of a lei is a Polynesian tradition dating back several centuries. It is given to distinguish the wearer on the occasion of important life events.

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UND SPRING COMMENCEMENT 2012  

Program for the UND Spring 2012 Commencement

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