WKU Grad Guide - Fall 2022

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Fall 2022
Contents 4 6 8 11 12 15 28 FEELINGS THAT FOLLOW GRADUATION POST-GRAD GIFT GUIDE COLLEGE GRAD RESUME GUIDE HOW SHOULD YOU CELEBRATE AFTER GRADUATION? GRAD BUCKET LIST LIST OF GRADUATES GRADUATE GALLERY Cherry Creative Leadership CRISTINA BETZ Creative Director TÉA JONES Writing Editor EMMA BAYENS Photo Editor BAILEY BRUSH Design Editor ALAINA SCOTT Advertising Manager SAM OLDENBURG Cherry Creative Adviser WES ORANGE Advertising Adviser Staff DESIGN Haden Moore Abby Neltner Lexi Ocampo WRITING Emma Dock PHOTO Hydia Jackson Nicole Johnson DaShaun Van Cleave Garrett Woodrum ADVERTISING Carson Coffey Kayla Heath Abby Loftus JT Steele Julia Steinmetz Sara-Kate Wiseman CHERRY CREATIVE GRAD COVER BY EMMA BAYENS AND BAILEY BRUSH COVER MODEL: ELIZA WITTY

Feelings that Follow Graduation

Some may think that college will last an eternity. In reality, college is fleeting. It is a miniscule time period compared to a student’s entire life.

When the time comes for students to graduate, they may be overcome with emotions. They could be scared, unprepared, excited or sad to leave the place they dedicated years to. They might not even be able to comprehend all of the emotions they are feeling.

College helps prepare students for their future careers and for life afterward. Some

students may feel prepared for life, while others do not.

Liz Lester, a senior from Carrollton, said why she feels prepared for life after college.

“I think I’ll be OK in life after college. I’m planning to get my masters in either education or history,” Lester said. “I know housing will always be here for me if needed, which is amazing.”

Lester worked with Housing and Residence Life during her time at WKU and made many relationships with the people who work there. Beulah Cannon, a WKU alumna and

education major, felt prepared after college, even though she still had some concerns.

“I was very worried about what would come after college. Most teachers are hired during April-June,” Cannon said. “When I graduated mid-May, I had no leads when it came to employment which was quite concerning to say the least.”

Cannon now works in the education system in Webster County.

Concerns for graduating aren’t the only things that students feel when their senior year comes to a close. There are some

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Colby Wiesman, an entrepreneurship major and marketing minor, graduates in December. Post-graduation, Wiesman plans to work in finance, specifically with credit repair and mortgage loans. “I’m thankful for the friends I made while I was here and how they helped me prepare for the next stage in my life,” Wiesman said. Story by Emma Dock | Photos by Hydia Jackson and Emma

Above, Sheldon Martin, a biology major and business administration minor, holds his new puppy as he stands in front of Cherry Hall. Martin plans to get a doctorate in physical therapy at Bellarmine University in Louisville. “Something I will miss about WKU is having my best friends so close to me all the time, but I am excited to move to Louisville and make new memories with my pup, Rose,” Martin said.

Below. Despite a few ruff patches, college was a walk in the park for Rose. She plans to embark on her next big journey to Louisville post-graduation.

feelings that do not get talked about enough because they feel like no one will understand.

Bailey Townsend, a WKU alumna, also said how she felt after graduation.

“For me, it was loneliness. I feel like we never acknowledge the fact that postsecondary life feels like a reboot button — for better or for worse. All of these routines you established? Gone. Friends that you

made? They moved across the country,” Townsend said.

Townsend said that even though change can be isolating and challenging, postgraduation support is crucial when forging a new path alone.

Graduating college can be an exciting part of life, but it can also be extremely debilitating. What every student needs to

understand is that they are not alone. If they feel scared, worried, alone or unprepared they can always talk to others about how they are feeling.

The world is a big place and it can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Students should take pride in everything they achieve and take every challenge with stride. Graduating is the next step in a student’s life, not the end.

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Colby Wiesman holds his 2022 graduation cap tassel.

Lunch Box

Packing a lunch not only helps save money, but some graduates may not have other options at their new jobs.

Alumni Attire

Help your graduate memorialize Big Red and their school spirit in a customized WKU jacket.

Coffee Maker

Get your grad ready for their first morning before their new job with a little bit of coffee.

Knife Set

Help your grad sharpen their culinary skills with a new knife set and a fun cutting board.

Post-Grad Gift Guide

Wallet

A nice wallet can hold all of the money your graduate will (or will not) make at their new job.

Steamer

A steamer will have your graduate looking professional on their first day of work.

Tools

Having a toolbox is a certified sign of independence.

Speaker

The party doesn’t have to end after college. Remind your graduate to still have fun by blasting music alone at home or out with friends.

Sustainable Snack Bags Travel Coffee Mug

Reusable bags make for a more sustainable way to snack at work.

Help your graduate look and feel more professional on the go with a travel coffee mug.

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Photos by Garrett Woodrum

GOING OUT ON TOP

At the Fall 2022 graduation, we send out six of our student staffers from WKU Student Publications, ready to take on the world. They leave us in the midst of an outstanding year — one they can take pride in helping establish.

GROWING EXCELLENCE
STUDENT PUBLICATIONS ADVERTISING Cherry Creative
TALISMAN Andrew Martel Alaina Scott Wyatt Sparkman Celine Sterrett Joseph Thompson
Congratulations to our newest alumni as they open the next chapters of their lives!
Haden Moore

COLLEGE GRAD RESUME GUIDE

Writing and Design by Lexi Ocampo

Having a professional resume is an essential part of landing a job after graduation. Students can use these business and creative resume templates as a place to start. The business resume has a clean, professional look and can be easily read by automated hiring systems whereas the creative resume can reflect a sense of design style and personality. For more help on polishing your resume, visit the WKU Advising and Career Development Center in Downing Student Union.

BUSINESS RESUME

Jane Doe

270-999-999 | janedoe@tops.com | 999 College St. Bowling Green, KY 42101

Objective Work Experience

Motivated lifelong learner in the food industry with four years of culinary experience and a goal of combining food and business related skills for a better customer experience.

List basic contact information under your name, such as your phone number, email address and address. The objective contains a brief description about yourself and should be tailored to appeal to the position you are applying for.

Lisa’s Pies Nowhere, KY 2022-present

Verita Pizza Co. Nowhere, KY 2020-2022

Castlewood Cafe Nowhere, KY 2019-2020

Education

Western Kentucky Univerisity Bowling Green, KY 2021-Present Expected Graduation 2023

PM Baker Work with a team operating baking equipment to create Lisa’s Pies’ famous pastry dishes.

Head Line Chef Created dough from scratch, threw dough, arranged toppings, operated the pizza oven and assisted in training.

Manager

List any experience you have that is relevant to the position you are applying for from most recent to least recent. Name the company you worked for and your position. List your school, majors and minors and graduation year.

List any skills that are relevant to the position you are applying for.

Skills

Bachelors in Business Managment Minor in Data Analytics Courses include accounting, management and data analytics.

Food Handling Certifications 2018-2019 Kentucky Food Handlers Card and Alcohol Certification Completed coursework for certification in the handling of food and alcohol in accordance with Kentucky Health Department standards and applied knowledge to work settings.

Worked with management team to improve productivity and increase employee retention rates. - Batch Cooking

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Broad Culinary Expertise
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CREATIVE RESUME

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Affordable Master’s and Doctorate Programs Including top-rated counseling and MBA programs. Degrees can be completed in as little as 12-24 months. Available Online & Hybrid LWC Online courses are 8-week sessions. No GRE required for master’s level programs. Online success coaches available for every student. info@lindsey.edu LindseyOnline@lindsey.edu 1-800-264-0138 EveryEveryStudent, Day

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Grad Bucket List

Pre-Graduation

Great American Donut Shop

Whether you’ve got the late-night munchies or you’re an early riser, GADS is right there when you need it. This Bowling Green staple is a must-have before you graduate.

Hilligans

Your time on the Hill wouldn’t be complete without spending a Thursday night with friends on the dance floor or a Saturday afternoon cheering on the Tops at Hilligans.

Colonnade

Be sure to spend some time getting fresh air, studying with friends, reading a good book or simply relaxing at the Colonnade. What used to be the WKU football field is now a social hotspot.

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Illustrations by Abby Neltner | Photos by Emma Bayens

Post-Graduation

Photo with Big Red in your cap and gown

Keep a piece of WKU in your memory and in your camera roll by taking a picture with Big Red before leaving Bowling Green..

Walk under Guthrie Bell Tower

WKU lore says walking under the bell tower as a student brings bad luck during the academic year. Now that you’ve graduated, take a brisk walk under the bell tower as an alum.

Say goodbye to professors

Take the time to thank the people that helped you along the way. Their unwavering support can extend past graduation. Once a Hilltopper, always a Hilltopper!

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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION

Educational Leadership

Maureen A. Barefield

Jonathan C. Beaty

Abraham Cross

Richard L. Dooley

Michael L. Galvin

Melissa W. Stephanski

Phillip L. Williams

Leah S. Wood Jamie L. Woolery

DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

Applied Psychology

Lauren R. Lamar

SPECIALIST IN EDUCATION

Gifted Education & Talent Development

Lisa S. Phillips Ashley K. Wise

MASTER OF ARTS Organizational Leadership

Kerry A. Akins

Zachary Braum

William H. Carter

Willie E. Cheeseboro

Adam S. Clark

Oscar E. Contrerasvasquez

Billy B. Cooper

Tyler T. Cope

William W. Davis

Logan England

Joseph L. Finley

Joshua B. Floyd

Brandon M. Forrester

Jeremy R. Freeman

Preston L. Furtick

Kyle Giles

Kimberly D. Gilstrap

Tyler C. Heskett

Destiny Hicks

Jeffrey L. Hunter

Brendon D. Jimenez

Bryant Kim Christian L. Koko

Kay R. May

Erik W. Metcalf

Cristin E. Millay

Melissa A. Miller

Karrie L. Morris

Richard J. Pierzina

Paul D. Platt

Brian J. Podnar

Dean C. Powell

Stephanie R. Prichard

Dwight O. Prince

Aaron M. Pucetas

Mitchell N. Riley

Shane T. Snelling

Connor L. Tilford

Matthew Turner

Tyler J. Waterhouse

Sheena L. Wilder

Veronica L. Willis-Oldham

Tahgie M. Winkle

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION

Advanced Teacher Education

Faith D. Biggs

Crystal Canada Morgan L. Criswell Amy M. Fenner

Virginia C. Flora Elizabeth J. Wakefield

Counseling

Alesha M. McDowell

Elementary Education Teacher Leader

Kylie D. Cooper

Abigail M. Haag Ashley M. Patterson Renee M. Pollard

Gifted Education & Talent Development

Sydney B. Hawks Nicole E. Patton

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Birth to Primary Christina Michels

Instructional Leadership, School Principal

Hannah Dickey

Secondary Education Teacher Leader

Joshua M. Coleman Special Education (MSD)

Ladon D. Marks

Special Education (LBD)

Samantha J. Cottrell Trenton B. McGuire Anika Mosby Jennifer K. Stiff

Student Affairs in Higher Education

Shelby N. Cable Ayla Q. Hendrickson Trevor F. Herald

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING

Middle Grades Education

Sarah E. Henderson

Special Education

Alicia H. Brown Julie A. Nevitt

Teacher Education

Blaire Biggerstaff Janna L. Burton Howard B. Clark Shurquetta L. Colbert Cameron J. Cook Lane M. Deckard Christopher A. Embry Meaghan L. Glenn

Vickie Gregory Aleyah M. Hall Paige R. Hays Tarreca K. Lawson Rachel L. Mathis

Melissa A. Schindler Mary R. Stewart

Cynthia Vanover Kirsten C. Wheatley Mariah D. Wilkins

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Instructional Design

Brian P. Neyhart

Melissa A. Shawler

Library, Informatics and Technology in Education

Dalton E. Bennett

Mara Chamblin

Chelsey L. Cruse

Heather M. Haddix

Morgan L. Hall

Deanna L. Landrum

Kara N. Lauterbach

Britney H. Lyles

Tiffany Lyttle

Emily A. Mundt

Carrie L. Murray Sherrie L. Norris

Rachel M. Smiley

Mary K. Smith

Amy L. Wagner

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Psychology

Elise D. Anderson

Sara A. Barringer

Madeline R. Bean

Caitlyn M. Campbell

Nicholas A. Chandler

Kimberly A. Clark

Molly M. Fahey

Madelyn N. Gerber

Jonathan T. Hodges

Kaylen P. Jasper

Steven J. Keen

Allison R. Knott

Catherine A. Lainhart

Amy C. Lewis

Izadora O. Morales Hurst

Brittany N. Peach

Melanie K. Perez Avalo

Ashten M. Phillips

Taylor A. Puckett

Kevin R. Reagan

Alexandra B. Smith

Noble H. Steenbergen

Jennifer Vaquera Sanchez

Chase A. Varner

Katie Ellen B. Whitfield

BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Emma K. Ashcraft

Bailey M. Atwell

Cheyenne A. Bodkin

William L. Bradshaw

Arthur S. Brathwaite

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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Chloe J. Childress

Gina M. Christmas

Mackenzie K. Comstock

Niko Cooper

McKenzie A. Cummings

Tasha Earley

Miguel S. Edwards

Branae A. Ervin

Lois S. Estes

Kala M. Ford

Nita D. Franklin

Malcolm K. Gehring

Kimberly J. Greenwell

Natalie K. Gribbins

Kahlef Hailassie

Mikayla R. Hamilton

Natalie J. Hamilton

Hope M. Hardison

Ashley M. Hatcher

Samuel M. Hidey

Thomas B. Hogan

Jason S. Hunt

William A. Ignont

ShyAnne R. Irwin

Meredith F. Jackson

Hannah G. Jenkins

Alexandria B. Johnson

Jessica Kees

Lesley D. King

Brittany N. Leonard

Jinmuk Lim

Joshua E. Marlin

Brodric Martin-Rhodes

Marie F. Meszaros

Anderson L. Miller

Jada E. Mills

Alexys K. Moore

Vincent A. Murphy

Cody R. Offutt

Whitney J. Patrick

Rebecca L. Payne

Kaylee E. Plunkett

David Z. Potts

Molly L. Priddy

Kiara F. Rager

Hailey C. Rawls

Brittney D. Reed-Edge

Jessica L. Robison

Thomas P. Rowe

Jason C. Schmidt

Cassie M. Shearer

Alaina R. Smith

Dalvin M. Smith

Jessalyn P. Strode

Evan J. Tarter

Elijah M. Thomas

Joseph J. Thompson

Kori L. Trice

Hayley A. Watson

Jerome Weber

Jessica L. Wells

Margaret H. Whittington

Davion T. Williams

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Elementary Education

Rebecca N. Batts

Victoria D. Branch

Bryleigh R. Brawner

Haley J. Brotherton

Mary K. Carter

Allie E. Carver

Emily L. Castlen Reghan S. Diedrich

Sydnie T. Fralicx

Tyler J. Garvin

Briley M. Gorrell

Jessica A. Handley

Amelia M. Hutchins

Kaitlyn M. Kilburn

Kayla M. Koch Haylee R. Koger

Elizabeth S. McClain

Jaclyn L. Montgomery

Zachary T. Raque

Hope K. Riley

Jessica G. Sullivan

Brianna D. Thomas-Gaskill

Avery B. Tilsworth

Organizational Leadership

Chidi T. Akukwe

Christopher A. Birch Hunter A. Bradshaw

Aden A. Breetz

Meng L. Chhor

Riley C. Claywell

Patrick G. Delosreyes

Robert L. Dicks

Dustin B. Green

Heather I. Keen

Jayla S. Marple

Kassie L. Matthews

William C. McCrady

Sha’Myah Murphy

Daltrey A. Nixon

Casey W. Patterson

Santina R. Santoro

Dylan K. Taylor

Johnny A. Vasquez

Daniel Wilson

Science & Math Education

William L. Poteet

Special Education (LBD) & Elementary Education

Aubrey N. Cherryholmes Carly E. Conrad Billy M. Dyer

Annalise K. Falk Mallory B. Glowatz

Natasha L. Jessie Reanna A. McNair Dim S. Nuam Alyson K. Parker Workforce Administration

Mina I. Alzuwayni

Samantha K. Baggett

Angela S. Barbee

James F. Fulkerson

William A. Johnson Judy I. Short Andrew J. Tutko

Yuly J. Valencia-Hernandez Chad Williams

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS Business

Franklin R. Burkett

Laurie B. Knuckles

ASSOCIATE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Shelby M. Bailey

Carmen C. Ellis

Joseph L. Ginn

Toriz D. Hampton

Madison E. Hawkinson

Cortney L. Johnson

Evan C. Johnson

Lauren E. Mann

Erica R. Matthews

Christopher Moses

Kushang S. Pathak

Sierra H. Reed

Marvin W. Wells

Willow G. Whisler

Andrea M. Williams Tina H. Wilson

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College of Health Professions

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Nursing Practice Doctor, Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthetist PhD., Health Professions Education Doctor, Physical Therapy MHS, Health Care Leadership MHS, Biomedical Sciences MHS, Medical Laboratory Science MHS, Respiratory Therapy MS, Athletic Training MS, Nursing: Administration MS, Nursing: Education MS, Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) BS, Radiation Therapy* BS, Nursing (Accelerated)* *Second Degree Program
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Contact Graduate Admissions at (800) 274-4723 or gradadmissions@bellarmine.edu.
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COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE

Mackenzie G. Carey

Norma J. Chandler

Tiffany R. McMinoway

Tara M. Smotherman

MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Rawan A. Al Daheem

Macy E. Crawford

Eric M. Massengill

Brianna M. Odom

Maitri J. Patel Norman S. Scroggins

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Courtney L. Crowder

Rebecca D. Dale

Melissa J. Gleaves

Asia I. Larkin

Marisa H. Latinka

Jenika R. Soni

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Child & Family Studies

Teshayla Boone

Sydne N. Taylor

Juanita D. WilliamsKillebrew

Environmental & Occupational Health Science

Ashley R. Adams

Lori R. Blair

Taylor M. Heffelfinger

Claire J. Ratliff

Tara R. Walls

Recreation & Sport Administration

Kelsey A. Aikey

Sean M. Bergeron

Madeline A. Bowlds

David T. Davis

Malek L. Harris

Aaliyah S. Hawkins

Anna M. Holman

Akeem D. Paris

Seth D. Sales

John L. Ward

Speech-Language

Pathology

Shelby E. Doty

Rebekah J. Gallutia

Christin A. Hudson

Lauren R. Johnson

Amanda L. McBrayer

Kimberly D. Minton

Kaylea N. Noble

Kassidy J. Sedore

Taylor M. Tattersall

Cassie L. Tingle

Stephanie A. Weaver

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Oshjehni Adams Jeanetta F. AndersonHardy Diana K. Brosius Nian K. Dim Cassidy A. Emerson Payton E. Green Joshua M. Gwyn Tracey A. Hook Shirley Lynch Joellen M. Marion Ashleigh M. McFarland Kailey G. Minor Alexandra R. Mohamed Jeffrey Rampton

Michael C. Squire

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Communication Disorders

Lydia Matis

Dental Hygiene

Chloe M. Persinger

Kaila M. Thorpe

Environmental & Occupational Health Science

Mary B. Clark

Exercise Science

Ana K. Avendano Martin

Jenny N. Bui Madelyn G. Ditto

Andrea K. Gagliardi

Ethan R. Harry Devon C. Johns

Zachary C. Lee Noah A. Metz Samra N. Nezirovic Chambers A. Sutton Elijah N. Thomas Samuel A. Warren Tatiasha J. Webster Chadwick B. Willoughby

Family & Consumer Sciences

Linda S. Bohannon

Abbigale K. Gray Tiffany G. Grimes Aubrey R. Isenberg

Kasey D. Markwell

Sally R. St Vrain Maelie J. Stovall Delaney K. Sutton Loran L. Tompkins

Health Care Administration

Samantha N. Coomer Amie L. Cross Briana A. Harper Chelsea Kidd Jada M. Rodgers Taylor J. Sanders Chloe M. Simmons Health Information Management

Amanda Carroll Izela L. Maradiaga Kelli M. Parson Dace J. Taylor Emma K. Walls Gloria M. Whitehead

Health Sciences

Kelsey B. Antle Erefa I. Ewo Katelyn S. Futrell Rebecca C. Garner Tyrah A. Jones Kylee E. Koerber

Victoria J. Kupper Katherine G. Murphy Jaylynn Parsons Bryan L. Pearson Gerald C. Snell Erica I. White

Hospitality

Management & Dietetics

Cassidy A. Davis

Steven M. Fitts

Haley B. French Howard H. Haley

Sara J. Harris

Michael B. Lorenzana Haley G. McGhee

Christian B. Murphy Yvonne C. Pillow

Jaden E. Underwood

Holly F. Williams

Rebecca E. Young

Interior Design & Fashion Merchandising

Kayci A. Allen

Summer P. Barr

Alyson F. Cruse

Briah C. Floyd

Addison R. Ford

Kurt A. Huckleby

Joanna S. Lewis

Mary K. Lewis

Isabella B. Moses Madison H. Pohlmann

Emma K. Proffitt

Mollie E. Schindler

Amya M. Suggs Madison C. Travitz Gabriela G. Vargas Berroa

Physical Education

Bayly S. Jones

Natalie N. Keyes

Jae D. Morris

Adam J. Shoulders

Public Health

Fadhah S. Al Shawakar

Irem Atici

Ryan L. Carneal

Julia K. Forseth

Su Meh

Recreation Administration

James C. Cardwell

Jason K. Jones

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Sport Management

Craig A. Burt

Hunter L. Caldwell

Adam C. Case

Joshua W. Clemons

Sean Click

Nicholas C. Days

Braden B. Francis

Trevor R. Huddleston

Joel A. Littlepage

Jamar A. Mundy-Schnepp

Tre’Christopher J. Shaw

Joshua L. Simon

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Cathryn K. Asher

Katelynn M. Atwell

Cassandra G. Blackwell

Abigail L. Bohannon

Lauren E. Boling

Emily D. Brown

Nia L. Brown

James K. Brumley

Haley A. Carman

Philippia Carney

Madison K. Cerutti

Davis B. Cheney

Frankie J. Davis

Nian K. Dim

Matthew B. Eastridge

Cassidy A. Emerson Brianna M. Francis

Kaylee E. Gray

Mackenzie L. Gray Payton E. Green

Ray Grizzell

Joshua M. Gwyn

Hannah N. Hadley

Sarah E. Hale

Kendyl M. Hardin

Francis M. Head

Brenda A. Hernandez

Tracey A. Hook

Sarah K. Hudson

Rebekah D. Huff

Hailey B. Johnson

Anna E. Kimmell

Maggie L. Lee

Erin H. Leeper

Danielle M. Lindsey Shirley Lynch

Joellen M. Marion

Avery M. Marrow

Hannah M. Martin

Ashleigh M. McFarland

Karen S. Melendez

Alana E. Miklica

Jake B. Mims

Kelsey N. Moats

Alexandra R. Mohamed Kerrigan P. Moore

Megan K. Moore

Tessah A. Morris

Sydney K. Mott

Bethney G. Myers

Jaci L. Nall Sarah R. Nielander

Sarah N. Owen

Rylee S. Pattengale

Lauren A. Peyton Hannah M. Phalen

Alexia R. Phelps Natalie L. Phillips Taylor K. Poston

Alexandra K. Ray Lauren G. Riffe

Sarah E. Saysanavong

Claire E. Schilder

Haley J. Schroeder

Ashley L. Schweitzer

Walter M. Singleton Hope K. Sledge

Chloe D. Sparkman

Michael C. Squire Bailey G. Stevenson Hannah G. Stewart Caroline G. Stice

Keonna L. Thompson Natalie B. Thompson Aubree R. Underwood

Madeline M. Vargas

Jori S. Veronick

Cassidy E. West Ashley R. Wilkinson Olivia R. Williams

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK

Robi B. Perry

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Crystal D. Abbott

Jessica Bain Christy R. Baker Desiree K. Bell

Samantha A. Bennett

Abigail D. Boggs

Megan S. Boles

Whitney Broyles Karimah J. Buchholz Delansia M. Calloway

Melissa Chambers

Julia E. Clark Crystal A. Cordero Kyrsten L. Deberry Jessicia L. Delgado Haley K. Downey Brittany V. Duncan Elysia L. Foley Estelle Fuentes

Chequoria J. Gardner Chantal N. Gatling Ethiopia W. Gezahagn Jennifer M. Gildenblatt Corinna M. Golding Alyssa B. Graves

Shelby L. Greenhill Amber R. Hall Katherine R. Hirschfeld Jessica L. Holland Brittney N. Knight Kristen E. Lamb Kia M. Martin Ivy V. Nixon Ashley N. Osborn Amber L. Prime Ashley M. Reeves Toni C. Reiser Kaitlyn E. Rickard Kelby Roark Ashley N. Sexton Alejandra Shelton Latitia D. Simpson Abigail Sinka Marquisha M. Smith The’Andra C. Smith

Alecia Steele

Julian L. Steward

Kendra N. Strunk Haven L. Taylor

Lori H. Taylor

Carlie A. Tiffany Jacqueline S. Valladares

Kayla J. Verburg Della R. Wall

Taylor M. Webb Danielle K. West Amanda C. Wilson Katelyn D. Young

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COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Congratulations Gordon Ford College of Business Graduates. We are so proud of all your hard work, and we can’t wait to see what your future holds. Go Tops!

- Gordon Ford College of Business Faculty and Staff

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CONGRATS 2022 GRADUATES!

GORDON FORD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

MASTER OF ACCOUNTANCY

Accountancy & Data Analysis

Hannah C. Boucher

Darby C. Bowser

Alexis M. Oliver

Elma Turkovic

MASTER OF ARTS

Applied Economics

Ryan C. Barclay

Justin C. Geilear

Christian L. Koko

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Jessica D. Capps

Sara E. Chism

Trey L. Cohron

Samantha M. Cruz

Taryn K. Fields

Matthew N. Flint

Kathryn A. Hadden

Jacob A. Kates

Madelyn E. Lafavers

Matthew R. Lumbard

Monica N. Maize

Colin D. Malcolm

Brian C. McCormick

Joseph McIntyre

John J. Mondello

Suzanne E. Moore

Davis G. Taylor

Calista M. Twist

Hannah N. Viens Mason K. Vinyard John A. Yates

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Economics

Gavin A. Marschand

Austin B. Murrer

Maria J. Wells

Nicholas H. West

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Accounting

Dylan M. Borders

Seth A. Brown

Elena C. Brownlee

Esteban A. Casana

Khaliun Damdin Haley A. Glass

Angelica C. Greigo

Jonah F. Hathaway

Justin M. Oleynik

Zoie M. Pendley

Margaret C. Phelps

Jeremiah A. Rodgers

Erin L. Sisk

Jingxuan Sun Connor M. Thomason

Kimuyen T. Vo Addie K. Watt

Benjamin R. Wilkins Mia Y. Wright Jin H. Zhao

Business Data Analytics

Anna V. Disponette Joel C. Dittoe Jonah F. Hathaway Hannah R. Hatley

Business Economics

Amer Mehmedovic Macy M. Ward

Entrepreneurship

Laynie K. Boggs

Michael McCabe Shamia N. Pruitt Autumn B. Topping Miles C. Wiesman

Finance

Luke T. Abell Ahmed R. Al Zadjali Skylar D. Anderson Silas C. Baird

Kenton R. Blick

Cyn’Clara L. Cofer

Christian T. Dixon Christian P. Doyle Justin K. Gordon Allie P. Gross

Ethan T. Hayse Nicholas A. Hilmer Thomas M. Houchens Logan P. Lindsey Jonah G. McCormack Gaige S. Powers Makayla H. Strode Andrew D. Turpin Christian J. Winn Rachel M. Zaininger Jamin B. Zeller

International Business

Cre’ell T. McCall Nina Ni

Management

Jonathon T. Anderson Hallie M. Armstrong Cameron R. Ballard Kara B. Blythe Michael V. Brown Olivia B. Cheatham Bradley C. Cole Matthew R. Dishmon Corbin S. Durrant Dhari S. Faraj Adrian Garcia Laura A. Goad Britney E. GompersYamada Cody L. Gordon Daisy L. Graham Dai N. Htoo Desarie N. Ivory Corey A. Kendall Hannah K. Lang James L. Layne Tanner A. Lewis Joseph C. Maden Lauryn C. Maden Seth A. Meek

Charie L. Meredith

Mang N. Nuom

Kayla E. Selby

Steven Selestino

Joshua R. Shoulders

Brooke L. Simpson

Clayton L. Stickel

Katie B. Suddarth

Tyler N. Tasa

Angelica D. Thomas Tony V. Thomas

Taylor J. Volk

Jada S. Watkins

Carson G. Wheatley Brianna L. Winn

Marketing

Peyton S. Ackerman

Ambere N. Barnett

Megan R. Billingsley

Dylan R. Calvo

Mary E. Cassady

Me’Lon A. Craighead

Alyssa P. Davenport

Keegan N. Demasters

Kylea G. Dietz

Christopher A. Douglas Amber M. Ferrell

Andrew P. Fitzgerald Cameron J. Hill

Hannah R. Jaggers

Laurel M. Johnston

Ricardo A. Leonett Serrano

Bryce P. Luttrull

Jaedyn M. Poynter

Sentyaset Rodriguez

Evan J. Smith

Kyle M. Smith Patrick K. Stiff William V. Weigel

Mathematical Economics

Ryan C. Biddle

Rachel M. Ponzer

Sarah K. Vlahakos Taine B. Wilson

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MASTER’S DEGREES: Agriculture • Biology • Chemistry • Geoscience • Mathematics BACHELOR’S DEGREES: Agriculture • Biology • Molecular Biotechnology • Chemistry Biochemistry • Environmental, Sustainability, and Geographic Studies Geology • Industrial/Vocational Education Manufacturing Engineering Technology • Engineering Technology Management Architectural Science • Construction Management • Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Computer Information Technology Computer Science • Mathematics • Middle Grades Mathematics • Physics • Psychological Science OGDEN COLLEGE GRADUATES! CONGRATULATIONS

OGDEN COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

MASTER OF ARTS

Mathematics

Dionna Collins MASTER OF SCIENCE Agriculture Luke J. Jacobs Biology

Kelvin K. Brown Nicholas D. Herzer

Ashley L. Jones Rubani Pannu

Chemistry

Jonathan P. Markham Engineering Management

Steffen W. Bolz Geoscience

Matthew C. Cecil Amy M. Hourigan

Homeland Security Sciences

Megan M. Schargorodski Mathematics Ryan T. St.Clair

BACHELOR OF ARTS Mathematics

Wyatt T. Cooper William L. Poteet

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Agriculture

Kiley J. Birge

Nathan K. Black

Jacob L. Causey

Keragan M. Collard Baylea G. Cook

Makenzie P. Dickerson Ashley N. Groves Jacob M. Hall

Andrew D. Haycraft

Caroline R. Jones

Kendra L. Kostbade Bailey E. Logsdon

Tyler D. London

Lauren M. Matthews

Miranda L. McClusky

Cody A. Moyer

Morgan C. Murray

William C. Newman

Laney E. Newton

Hailey M. Pace

Lauren D. Payne

Bryan Reaka Alyssa C. Richardson Hailee E. Risen

Mason J. Ross

Lindsay A. Simmons Schyler T. Vanarsdale

Tiffany B. Wade Myers T. Walker Chassity L. Warner Lillie M. Wood

Architectural Science

Sara K. Kerpestein Gabriela G. Vargas Berroa

Biochemistry

Andrew J. Birkhead

Mya M. Hopkins Jackson C. Horn Aishatu M. Salifu Connor S. Schulte Tristan P. Skipworth

Biology

Mariah C. Burnett Brycen P. Flynn

Ty W. Foster Dorothy D. Griffith Kathryn C. Howard Brian T. Kellogg Brianna R. Kostenbader

Stephen H. Laster

Thomas S. Martin Allie G. Miller

William T. Miller Savannah A. Payne

Maxwell M. Stansell Lauren A. Trout Lindsay N. Tucker

Chemistry

Steve Chen

William J. Hamilton Aaron L. Heck Matthew D. Hilbrecht Peyton D. Strickland

Civil Engineering

Nicholas W. Abshire Rafah M. Alaa Saif M. Alaa Mang B. Bik Allison G. Etter Jonathan D. Graber

Computer Information Technology

Matthew J. Arseneau Jared C. Baker Alexis N. Barbour Fiana A. Bates Matthew A. Carpenter Michael G. Donovan Katie Dowell

Zachary T. Kreider Felix M. Martinez Austin M. Melton John H. Nguyen Christopher L. Norton Bradley Rafn Michael J. Saleeby Dakota R. Smith Joshua M. Steele Dylan C. Swindle Austin D. Wilkins John L. Woodall Steve A. Workman

Computer Science

Isam Al Balushi Michael M. Cook Judson C. Edmunds Joseph A. Jackson Nermin Klapic Sylas W. Morris Jacob A. Smith Caleb M. Zafren

Construction Management

Noah A. Hall Daniel J. Hess

Clayton P. Kelly

Micah A. King

Michael G. Momeyer

Evan G. Oliver

William A. Rose Michael D. Sharpe

Alexander J. Simon

Electrical Engineering

Ahmed H. Al Siyabi

Nicholas E. Clayton

Austin S. Costello

Faruk Hasanovic Floyd E. James Cole W. Johnson Michael A. Putman Reed M. Stobaugh

Engineering Technology Management

Matthew L. Steele Environmental, Sustainability & Geographic Studies

Austin L. Bonebrake Nolan B. Cain Arinda D. Davis Malachi S. Drake Gannon L. Minton

Geology

Nicholas A. Belfield

Industrial (Vocational, Career, Technical) Education

Timothy L. Hall

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Bryce N. Crowley

John T. Martin

Ian T. Pierce

Michael J. Sutkowski Lance K. Thomas Emily M. Yeager

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OGDEN COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Mechanical Engineering

Avery J. Black

Juan Q. Briones

Mirza Cirak

Matthew Clouse

Dalton G. Hembree

Logan G. Isaacs

Jeremiah W. Morgan

Nickolas P. Palmer

Timothy J. Penn

Austin D. Sasse

Lillie A. Shaw

James W. Spargo

Troy A. Steward

Bowen H. Stovall

Boston C. Wimmer

Middle Grades Mathematics

Elizabeth G. Caton

Bailey L. Howell

Stefani M. Jameson

Molecular Biotechnology

Ethan M. Baird

Physics

William L. Poteet

Psychological Science

Charli R. Aguirre

Maliyah T. Beckwith

Andrea M. Bravo Valencia

Tristan R. Dersham

Madison C. Hanson

Greta L. Kreuzer

Madison N. Parham

Samantha J. Parker

Ryleigh R. Plummer

Brooke M. Pruetz

Nicholas B. Richter

Macy A. Steele

Blaze F. Yoebstl

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE

Vocational/Industrial & Technical Teacher Education

David R. Booher

Robert A. Dilback

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POTTER COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS

MASTER OF ARTS

Criminology

Sarah L. Smith

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Advertising

Lauren M. Burton

Nadya M. Cournoyer

Anthony J. Harvell Jackson M. Hite Haden M. Moore Elizabeth J. Witty

Anthropology

Kayli B. Freeman

Arabic Morgan A. Sims

Broadcasting

Noah A. Faerber

Conner D. Grimes Kaleb M. Ridgeway

Michael D. Stamper Celine R. Sterett Davon E. Taylor

Chinese

Michael T. Reeves

Communication

Kealey N. Buskill

Alyssa M. Gordon

Caitlyn P. Green

Kirsten L. Homer Mason R. Parritt Alexis L. Shepherd

Corporate & Organizational Communication

Kamryn M. Arnold

David J. Blessing Jacob C. Naylor Conner A. Schultz

Criminology

Patrick W. Beward

Jennifer B. Collado Macey L. Corum

Studies

David A. Hughes

Antonio D. Lander

Carly R. Miller

Kenneth L. Moore Espoire Pierre Drake S. Poland Rebecca C. Powers

Cameron G. Roberts Kristin N. Wells English

Caeley P. Ballard

Aaron I. Conway Tuesday D. Grenead Brianna D. Hamilton Kayleigh E. Igou

Sarah A. Mrozinski

Sarah M. Stevens Alexis C. Vandusen

English For Secondary Teachers

Francesca R. Hoffman Kendra L. Payne

Trent G. Reed Eleanor G. Schueler Alexis C. Vandusen

History

Hannah M. Brown Trevar J. Gray Connor G. Johnson Christian G. Knoche Prentis E. Serrano

International Affairs

Margaret T. Fields Mya M. Hopkins Tanya Morel Holden M. Schroeder

Journalism

Andrew T. Martel Steve W. Sparkman Music

Austin C. Epley Noelle L. Fleek

Paralegal Studies

Logan D. Osbourn Macy C. Ward

Political Science

Cassandra E. Clayton

Lauren C. Dillard William T. Hopkins Abigail N. James Creeson M. Martin Mary J. Mayo Colin W. Mooney Holden M. Schroeder Dante A. Whatley

Professional Legal Studies

Courtney L. Silva

Public Relations

Danica M. McAdams Adela Muhic Robin R. Robinson Alaina G. Scott Trenity N. Scott

Religious Studies

Trevor B. Polston

Social Studies

Jacob N. Abbott Garrett T. Kastelic Marcus T. Miller Keenan I. Moran Christopher A. Vessels Madeline N. Wilson

Sociology

Brianna R. Campbell Halley A. Joyce Liberty M. Pinon Jaysie A. Pretrick Jenna M. Smith Brittany L. Trent Kyla E. Winter

Spanish

Morgan S. Basil Noelle L. Fleek Charles R. Kelleher

Theatre

Elizabeth R. Johnson Ashley J. Whitsitt

Visual Studies

Sophia K. LaMontagne

JaCory D. Nelson

Jacquise L. Smith

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

Performing Arts

Kayla R. Cox Visual Arts

Alexandra L. Cox

Riley B. O’Loane

Hannah Reid

Cindy M. Reyner Mollie W. Settle Grayson C. Tutt

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

Tiffany N. Curry Dannae E. Ryan-Kessler ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

Paralegal Studies

Brianna T. Wells

Elizabeth A. Decker Makayla E. Dishon Brittney N. Hayes

Photojournalism

Anna K. Hawkins

Parker L. Brennan Nadya M. Cournoyer

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GRAD GUIDE | 27 CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES! LEARN MORE TODAY www.wku.edu/pcal CONGRATS, GRADUATES! FALL 2022 GRADUATING CLASS I AM PCAL. YOU ARE PCAL. WE ARE PCAL. As you move into the next stage of your career, PCAL is behind you all the way. We offer a wide variety of cutting-edge graduate degrees to advance your career. EXPLORE OUR Exciting Graduate Degrees

FALL 2022

GRADUATE GALLERY

Congratulations to the class of Fall 2022. Celebrate your time on the Hill with these special messages and photos from your loved ones in the pages ahead.

TRENT

REED

Bachelor of Arts English for Secondary Teachers

Trent, We are so proud of you!

Congratulations on your big day! We knew you could do it. You will be an amazing teacher. I can’t wait to see all of the great things you will do in your own classroom.

Love, Mom, Dad and Braelyn

SEAN

CLICK

Bachelor of Science Sport Management

You done did it! Good job. We are so very proud of you and are excited to see where life takes you next.

Congratulations!

Love, Mom, Dad, Ellie & Daniella

BRIANNA

BRIANNA

WINN

WINN

SYDNIE FRALICX

Bachelor of Science Management

Bachelor of Science Management

Bachelor of Science Elementary Education

Sydnie,

Congratulations Brianna! Can’t wait to see what life has in store for you. You will be successful no matter what you do. We are so proud of you!

Congratulations Brianna! Can’t wait to see what life has in store for you. You will be successful no matter what you do. We are so proud of you!

It seems like only yesterday we were moving you to Western Kentucky University. Watching you live out your dreams has been one of my greatest blessings. I can never put into words how proud I am of you and your accomplishments.

Love, Mom, Dad, and Jack

Love, Mom, Dad, and Jack

Love you & congratulations, Mom

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ELEANOR SCHUELER

Bachelor of Arts

English for Secondary Teachers

Ellie, Behind you, all your memories. Before you, all your dreams. Around you, all who love you. Within you, all you need. Words cannot express how proud we are of you. Congratulations and we love you!

Mom and Todd

ALAINA SCOTT

Bachelor of Arts Public Relations

KAYLEIGH IGOU

Bachelor of Arts English

Congratulations Kayleigh! We love you, are so proud of you, and are excited to watch where life takes you!

Love, Mom, Dad and Ben

HADEN MOORE

Bachelor of Arts Advertising

Congratulations! We are so proud of you and the amazing, beautiful young woman that you have become. We look forward to seeing all your future accomplishments and cheering you on along the way. We love you to the moon and back!

Love, Mom, Dad and Maddie

We are so proud of you, and you’ve worked so hard to get here! What lies behind you and what lies in front of you are small in comparison to what lies within you.

Love, Mom and Dad

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JOEL LITTLEPAGE

Bachelor of Science Sport Management

Congratulations Joel! We are so proud of you.

Love, Mom and Dad

LUKE JACOBS

Master of Science Agriculture

Congratulations on your graduation! We are so proud of you! We are thrilled to see this day and excited to see what the future holds for you!

Love, Dad and Mom!!

SANTINA SANTORO

Bachelor of Science Organizational Leadership

Congratulations, Santina! We are very proud of your commitment, dedication, and focus you’ve put towards your education at WKU. You will do great things and we will always be here to support you. Your family loves you.

Love, Dad and Gina

HANNAH STEWART

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hannah Grace, we are so proud of you and all you have accomplished. Your care and concern for others will help you be a great nurse. You have so many opportunities ahead of you, and we can’t wait to watch them unfold. Go set the world on fire and remember that we love you forever!

Promise us you’ll always remember: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~ A.A. Milne

Dad, Mom, Parker and Preston

CHEYENNE HODGES

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

With hard work, dreams come true. We are so very proud of you! We wish you the best in your Nursing career! We love you so much!!

Love, Mom and Dad

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HOLDEN SCHROEDER

Bachelor of Arts International Affairs Political Science

MALACHI DRAKE

Undergrad, check! Your focus, hard work and humble attitude have paid off. You made this look easy! To say we’re proud would be an understatement.

Lez go, law school … it’s showtime!

We love you! Mom, Dad & Jacq

CASSANDRA CLAYTON

Bachelor of Arts Political Science

So proud of you! Your hard work and dedication to graduate in two and a half years has paid off! Great things are ahead of you! Law school here you come! We love you BUNCHES!

Love, Mom and Dad!

Malachi, we love you so much and are BEYOND proud of you! Since you were little, you always had a passion for science. Your hard work and perseverance has paid off. We can’t wait to see what adventures await you next. With God by your side, you can accomplish anything! Romans 1:16 and Philippians 4:13

Love, Mom, Dad, Malarie, Poppy Roger, Nana Carolyn, Poppa Jim, Nana Katherine, Uncle Mark, Aunt Shonda, and Zachary

Bachelor of Science Environmental, Sustainability and Geographic Studies EMILY YEAGER

Bachelor of Science Manufacturing

Engineering Technology

We are so proud of you and all you’ve accomplished at Western. Congratulations to our Magna Cum Laude graduate & Greek Hall of Famer!

Love, Mom, Dad, Jack, Lucy & Charlie

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