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Commencement

Program Contents

Order of the Exercises.........................................................................................5 Welcome From the President...................................................................... 7 Greeting to our Newest Alumni.................................................................. 9 The University..........................................................................................................11 The University Seal..............................................................................................12 Academic Colleges, Units and Institutes.............................................13 Honor Accessories.............................................................................................. 14 Academic Regalia................................................................................................15 WMU Leadership..................................................................................................16 Honor Societies.....................................................................................................17 Candidates for Graduation Doctor of Audiology.......................................................................................23 Doctor of Education.......................................................................................23 Doctor of Philosophy.....................................................................................23 Graduate Certificate Program................................................................25 Specialist in Education ...............................................................................25 Master of Arts ....................................................................................................25 Master of Business Administration ....................................................27 Master of Music.................................................................................................28 Master of Public Administration ..........................................................28 Master of Science.............................................................................................28 Master of Science in Accountancy.......................................................29 Master of Science in Engineering .......................................................29 Master of Science in Nursing...................................................................29 Master of Social Work...................................................................................29

Undergraduate Certificate Program .................................................31 Bachelor of Arts ................................................................................................31 Bachelor of Business Administration ...............................................32 Bachelor of Fine Arts ....................................................................................35 Bachelor of Music ...........................................................................................35 Bachelor of Musical Arts.............................................................................36 Bachelor of Science ......................................................................................36 Bachelor of Science in Engineering ..................................................43 Bachelor of Science in Nursing.............................................................44 Bachelor of Social Work ............................................................................44

Commissioned U.S. Army.............................................................................44 Omitted from the Summer 2020 Program.....................................44 Recognition ...........................................................................................................47 Passages: Retirements .................................................................................. 48 Commencement Committee.................................................................... 49

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Commencement

Order of the Exercises A link to virtual exercises is available at wmich.edu/commencement. 9 a.m. College of Health and Human Services College of Aviation 11 a.m. Haworth College of Business College of Fine Arts

GRADUATE SUCCESS VIGNETTE ALMA MATER Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Delta Iota Chapter Braiden McEachern, Conductor Western, we sing to you, Brown and Gold, Western, we bring to you faith untold, You challenge and inspire, Your hope is our desire, We sing to you our Alma Mater, Brown and Gold. PRESIDENT’S WELCOME Dr. Edward Montgomery, President

1 p.m. College of Engineering and Applied Sciences College of Education and Human Development

ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT VIGNETTE

3 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences WMUx

ACADEMIC PERSPECTIVE Dr. Jennifer Bott, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

INSIGHT FROM THE DEANS

CONFERRING OF DEGREES PRESENTATION OF GRADUATES CLOSING REFLECTIONS Dr. Edward Montgomery, President

@westernmichu Join the commencement conversation. Use #WMUGrad to tag your social media posts and photos.

Congratulations to all the December 2020 graduates.

FIGHT SONG Fight on, fight on for Western; Take the ball, make a score, win the game. Onward for the Brown and Gold; Push ‘em back, push ‘em back, bring us fame. Fight on, fight on for Western; Over one, over all, we will reign. Fight, Broncos fight! Fight with all your might. Western win this game!

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Welcome From the President It is my great pleasure to congratulate the members of Western Michigan University’s Class of 2020. Earning their degree no doubt represents one of the major milestones in the lives of our graduates and demarcates their transition from being college students to WMU alumni. I join with the many family and friends who celebrate this immense accomplishment and who take no small sense of pride in how far their loved ones have come. Though they are beginning their new journeys at a time of many challenges, they can look forward to a vast array of opportunities spread out before them as they begin the next chapter in their lives. Throughout their time with us as Broncos, our students have proven they possess the grit and determination to achieve success and reach their goals. The adversity we are experiencing today will, no doubt, help us all develop a deeper sense of compassion for others, reinforce our stores of resilience and bolster our resolve to push forward and build fuller careers and better lives. Our graduates were already developing as leaders, and we sorely need them to live up to their years of training and potential now, as never before. Our world will call upon the leadership and potential of this generation of Broncos to make their mark and help lead us all forward. I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all of our graduates. We know they did not get to this moment on their own, so I also want to thank the parents, spouses and partners, children, extended family members, friends, faculty, staff members and community partners who have played a significant role in supporting them through their pathways. Each one of the graduates has benefitted from a support network that has provided guidance, tough love, laughter and encouragement throughout the journey that is culminating with a diploma, greater understanding and a wealth of valuable experiences. We are not focused on endings but on new beginnings. Graduates, as you move forward with your future plans in starting your career, continuing your studies or building a successful life, you will take with you the expertise, passion and grit acquired through your experiences at WMU. Thank you for including us in your journey, and never forget as you take the knowledge and inspiration you built here out into the world, you will always be part of the Bronco community. Congratulations and warm regards,

Edward Montgomery President

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Congratulations and welcome to the WMU Alumni Association! WMUalumni.org

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Welcome to YOUR Alumni Association! To our newest alumni, Welcome to the WMU Alumni Association! You are now part of a community of 250,000 Broncos who call Western Michigan University their alma mater. Congratulations! Wherever life may take you, near or far from Kalamazoo, know your connection to WMU can remain as strong as ever. With Broncos in every state of the nation and in more than 100 countries around the world, you will never be far from fellow alumni. The first step to staying in touch with WMU is by updating your contact information at WMUalumni.org/InfoUpdate. You will automatically become a member of the WMU Alumni Association, which is free. Next, don’t forget to follow the WMU Alumni Association on social media. WMU’s University Advancement is working to build a bigger and better association to serve you and is eager to keep you updated about news on campus and other benefits available to you. There are a number of ways to stay involved with WMU, and we hope you will take advantage of them as you begin your new journey. On behalf of the WMU Alumni Association, I congratulate you and wish you all the very best in your next chapter in life. We can’t wait to see what you do next.

Onward for the Brown and Gold,

Sarah Husain, B.B.A. 2006 President, WMU Alumni Association WMUalumni.org

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The University Ranked in the top 11% of all universities, WMU is a globally engaged university that promotes success for learners at all levels.

Founded in 1903, the University has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature during its more than 115 years of service. Today, WMU offers 254 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 19 percent of its 20,490 students are enrolled in graduate coursework, studying in disciplines that range from geosciences and atomic and nuclear physics to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of the 113 graduate offerings available, 35 lead to a doctoral degree. Recent developments include the fall 2019 groundbreaking on a new student center and dining facility at the center of WMU’s Main Campus, anticipated to open in fall 2022. A spring 2021 opening is anticipated for a new six-story, 197-unit residential facility, Arcadia Flats, which will house 341 students. In addition, the University is in the process of expanding the Business and Research Technology Park, which provides internship and employment opportunities for students. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies WMU as a doctoral university that is one of just 185 public universities in the nation conducting research at a high level. In addition, U.S. News &

World Report has named WMU among the nation’s best national universities since 1991. Home to a thriving undergraduate honors college, WMU is one of four public universities in Michigan to be granted its own chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most widely recognized academic honor society in the nation. Just 107 other public universities in the country have been selected to shelter a chapter. The University has garnered such success by encouraging an emphasis on both teaching and research. Many of WMU’s more than 930 full-time faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research, helping to enhance the body of knowledge and, at the same time, ensuring their students have access to the most current information. Among WMU’s hallmarks are engagement with the communities it serves, innovation and outreach to enhance economic development. WMU plays an integral part in efforts to diversify the state’s economy. It contributes to the economy by providing talented graduates who are able to be immediately productive in their chosen fields, offering research and product development for private industry and supporting startup

companies that will be the source of future jobs. Both the faculty and student body reflect WMU’s reputation in the world and its commitment to diversity. The University attracts students from across the nation and more than 100 other countries. Minority students comprise of 23% of the student population while international students make up 10%. WMU’s faculty members have been trained at some of the world’s finest institutions, and they bring to the campus a global perspective that enhances the learning environment. Western Michigan University provides higher education and professional development opportunities beyond its main campus. WMU offers more than 50 complete degree programs and graduate certificates, online or through six regional locations throughout Michigan: MetroDetroit, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. The University also sponsors study abroad programs in numerous countries, has exchange agreements with institutions around the globe and is a higher education leader in such areas as sustainability and educating former fostercare youth.

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The University Seal

In 1957, the year Western Michigan University became a university, art professor John Kemper made a sketch on the back of his faculty identification card that would eventually be adopted as the official seal of WMU. The circular design by Kemper has remained the University’s official mark for more than 60 years. It has four components: • F  ive stars that symbolize the main academic units in place when WMU gained university status— the schools of Applied Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies. • A tree, which signifies the University’s continuing growth. Its roots acknowledge the institution’s firm planting through its creation by the Michigan Legislature in 1903. • A stone arch that symbolizes a gateway to knowledge as well as solid growth, while the missing keystone indicates the University’s growth is incomplete, with much more remaining to be accomplished and discovered. • A pyramid, which stands for the building of knowledge and features a flame at its apex to signify enlightenment—WMU’s true purpose. Prior to the current design, four different seals represented the University under its various names. The first two emblems were circular and modeled on components of Michigan’s state seal. The two subsequent seals were rectangular and featured depictions of campus buildings.

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Academic Colleges, Units and Institutes College of Arts and Sciences

Haworth College of Business

College of Fine Arts

Department of Biological Sciences Department of Chemistry School of Communication Department of Comparative Religion Department of Economics Department of English Department of Gender and Women's Studies Department of Geography Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences Department of History Department of Mathematics Department of Philosophy Department of Physics Department of Political Science Department of Psychology School of Public Affairs and Administration Department of Sociology Department of Spanish Department of Statistics Department of World Languages and Literatures Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies

Department of Accountancy Department of Business Information Systems Department of Finance and Commercial Law Department of Management Department of Marketing Department of Military Science and Leadership

Frostic School of Art Department of Dance School of Music Department of Theatre

College of Aviation Department of Aviation Sciences

College of Education and Human Development Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Department of Human Performance and Health Education Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering Department of Civil and Construction Engineering Department of Computer Science Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems Department of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

College of Health and Human Services Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies WMU Bronson School of Nursing School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Program Department of Occupational Therapy Department of Physical Therapy Department of Physician Assistant School of Social Work Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences WMUx The Graduate College Haenicke Institute for Global Education Lee Honors College University Libraries Institutes Medieval Institute Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations Mallinson Institute for Science Education

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Honors Accessories WMU acknowledges honors accessories worn with a graduation gown signify milestones of success during a student’s studies. WMU salutes graduates wearing cords, fourrageres, medals, medallions, pins, stoles and sashes.

Honor Cords Alpha Delta Sigma Red and White Alpha Eta Rho Red, Black and Gold Alpha Kappa Delta Gold Alpha Kappa Mu Blue and White Alpha Lambda Delta Red, White and Gold Alpha Phi Omega Royal Blue and Gold Alpha Phi Sigma Royal Blue and Gold Aviation Student Council Gold and Green Beta Alpha Psi Black and Red Beta Gamma Sigma Blue and Gold Certified Nonprofit Professional Purple and White Chi Sigma Iota Blue and White Delta Alpha Pi Royal Blue and Gold Eta Kappa Nu Gold with Red Tassels Eta Sigma Gamma Green and Gold Food Marketing Association Executive Board Red Gamma Theta Upsilon Brown, Gold and Light Blue

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Golden Key Royal Blue and Gold

Pi Kappa Lambda Gold and White

Iota Iota Iota Lavender

Pi Mu Epsilon Gold, Purple and Lilac

Kappa Delta Pi Purple and Green

Pi Sigma Alpha Gold

Kappa Omicron Nu Cream and Burgundy

Psi Chi Navy and Silver

Lambda Pi Eta Red and White

Sigma Tau Delta Red or Red and Black

Lavender Ceremony Graduate Lavender

Sigma Theta Tau Orchid and White

Lee Honors College Brown and Gold Order of Omega Gold and White Phi Alpha Gold Phi Alpha Theta Red and White Phi Beta Kappa Blue and Pink Phi Chi Theta Purple and Gold Phi Epsilon Kappa Black and Gold Phi Kappa Phi Navy and Gold Phi Sigma Pi Purple and Gold Phi Theta Kappa Royal Blue and Gold Pi Alpha Alpha Light Blue and Yellow Pi Delta Phi Blue, White and Red

Student Dietetic Association Green Tau Alpha Pi Green and Gold Tau Beta Pi Orange and White Tau Sigma Maroon and Gold TRIO Program SSP Red and Black TRiO Future Educator Success Program Red and Black Veterans Red, White and Blue University Honors Gold (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude)

Fourragere Study Abroad Black, Gold and White

Medals/Medallions Epsilon Mu Eta Foundation Scholars Medallion Scholars Phi Kappa Phi Phi Beta Kappa

Pins Alpha Kappa Delta College of Aviation Wings Matriculation Ceremony WMU Bronson School of Nursing

Stoles/Sashes Alpha Pi Mu Financial Management Association International HCOB Student Leadership Advisory Board Kappa Kappa Psi National Student Speech Language Hearing Association Seita Scholars Student Athletes University Innovation Fellows


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Academic Regalia The use of academic dress stems from costumes worn in universities in the 14th and 15th centuries, particularly at Cambridge and Oxford in England. Since colonial times, it has been worn in the United States and was standardized by an Intercollegiate Code in 1895. The major distinguishing characteristics of the gowns are the sleeves, styled in the following fashions: bachelor, long pointed; master, oblong; and doctor and specialist, bell shaped. The doctor’s gown has a velvet collar, facing and three bars on the sleeves. The specialist’s gown differs from a doctor’s in that it has no sleeve bars. Masters, specialists and doctors wear hoods lined with the official colors of the university from which the degree is granted. They vary in size and shape to indicate the several degrees. The doctor’s hood is the largest and most lavishly decorated. The color of the velvet that circles the opening of the hood shows the degree earned—silver for doctor of audiology, light blue for doctor of education, dark blue for doctor of philosophy, peacock blue for doctor of public administration. Caps are mortar boards with the tassel worn over the left front quadrant. The tassel’s color indicates the academic program area.

Graduate Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

WHITE Arts

WHITE Arts

SILVER Audiology (Doctoral only)

SAPPHIRE BLUE Business Administration

SAPPHIRE BLUE Business Administration and Accountancy

ORANGE Engineering

WHITE Development Administration LIGHT BLUE Education (Doctoral and Specialist) ORANGE Engineering BROWN Fine Arts PINK Music

BROWN Fine Arts PINK Music APRICOT Nursing GOLDEN YELLOW Science CITRON Social Work

DARK BLUE Philosophy (Doctoral only) GREEN Medicine PEACOCK BLUE Public Administration SALMON Public Health GOLDEN YELLOW Science CITRON Social Work

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WMU Leadership Leadership at Western Michigan University includes representatives of the institution’s governing boards and its administration, as well as various campus organizations.

Board of Trustees

Ron Cisler, Ph.D.

James B. Bolger

Carrick D. Craig, J.D.

Chair Whitehall

Lynn L. Chen-Zhang Vice Chair Portage

Dean, College of Health and Human Services General Counsel

Satish Deshpande, Ph.D. Dean, Haworth College of Business

Gary Lawson, Ph.D. Chair

Donna Oas, M.A. Vice Chair

Saline

Vice President for University Advancement

Shelly Edgerton

Julie A. Garrison, M.L.I.S.

William D. Johnston

Daniel G. Guyette, M.F.A. Dean, College of Fine Arts

American Association of University Professors (AAUP), University Chapter

Ron Kitchens

Hal B. Jenson, M.D.

Carol A. Weideman, Ph.D.

Shani J. Penn

Terri Goss Kinzy, Ph.D.

David Behen Plainwell Portage

Kalamazoo Detroit

Jeffrey A. Rinvelt

Kristen DeVries, B.A.

Dean, University Libraries

Dean, School of Medicine Vice President for Research and Innovation

Ming Li, Ed.D.

Marilyn Kritzman, M.A.

President

Kahler B. Schuemann, Ph.D.

Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Diane K. Anderson, Ph.D. Vice President for Student Affairs

Kathy Beauregard, M.A. Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

Jennifer Bott, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Jeffrey Breneman, B.A.

Vice President for Goverment Relations

Steve Butt, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Christine Byrd-Jacobs, Ph.D. Dean, Graduate College

Interim Dean, Lee Honors College

Edwin Martini, Ph.D.

Associate Provost, WMUx Dean, University College

Candy McCorkle, Ph.D.

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

David M. Powell, B.S.

Dean, College of Aviation

Tony Proudfoot, B.S.

Vice President for Marketing and Strategic Communications

Jan Van Der Kley, M.S.A.

Vice President for Business and Finance

WMU Alumni Association Sarah Husain, B.B.A. President

Joy McClendon, B.B.A. Vice President

Thi Tran, M.A.

President

Nicole Slater

Vice President

Malia Roberts, M.S.

Vice President

University Administration

Irma Lopez, Ph.D

Bryan Sutton

Mark St. Martin, Ph.D.

Faculty Senate Executive Board

Dean, College of Education and Human Development

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

President

Carla M. Koretsky, Ph.D. Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

Administrative Professional Association (APA)

Ann Arbor

Edward Montgomery, Ph.D.

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President

Sarah Summy, Ed.D. Vice President

Part-Time Instructors Organization (PIO)

President

Laura Large, B.B.A. Vice President

Michigan State Employees Association (MSEA) Jeff Landers

Chief Union Steward

Mike Walden Job Steward

Rebeca Perez-Menon, Ph.D. President

Police Officers Association (POA)

Steve V Chamberlin, M.A.

Nathan Lutz

Vice President of Organizing

Douglas Coulter, Ph.D.

Vice President of Contract Enforcement

Teaching Assistants Union (TAU) Adam Bennett President

Naomi Bick, M.A. Vice President

President

Professional Support Staff Organization (PSSO) Shannon Rininger, M.P.A. President

Amber Hutson, B.S. Vice President

Craig Morris, B.A. President

Vice President

Western Student Association (WSA) Taylor West President

Jacobi Wright Vice President


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Members of Honor Societies Lee Honors College

Tayla J. Hall

Peyten D. Oudekerk

Each of these outstanding graduates mastered challenging coursework, served as a community volunteer and pursued their passions by applying their knowledge to complete an original work of research or a creative activity, the honors thesis.

Margaret A. Henning Worth, Illinois

Kaitlyn L. Pagels

Lauren A. Hodlick

Hanna L. Powless

Madison B. Holm

Ian J. Randall

Nicholas D. Huffman

Aubrey R. Reynolds-Erspamer

Sarahi E. Acosta Chicago, Illinois

Rajan Muflih Alazmi Kalamazoo, Michigan

Meshal Ali A Alkinani Kalamazoo, Michigan

Majid Ahmed Saif Al Qarshoobi

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Inkster, Michigan

Macomb, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan Portage, Michigan

Karly-Paige Sunmi Im Powell, Ohio

Camryn Elise Keane Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kennedy D. Koebbe Brooklyn, Michigan

Kenneth Evan Kressin Kalamazoo, Michigan

Morgan M. Kronner

New Baltimore, Michigan

Clarklake, Michigan Sturgis, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan Canton, Michigan

Marquette, Michigan

Erin Christine Riley Dryden, Michigan

Brody J Roland

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Carter J. Roush Mason, Michigan

James B.A. Rundhaug Howell, Michigan

Jacob S. Sanderson Kalamazoo, Michigan

Hailey S. Beyer

Katelyn T. Kurrie

Jacob M. Brewer

Greyson R. LaLonde

Rose K. Bridges

Ryan A. Leja

Farmington Hills, Michigan

Allison J. Brinkman

Tyler P. Signorella

Vladimir Mikhaylovich Lezzhov

Lauren Virginia Smith

Brooklyn, Michigan Saint Joseph, Michigan Battle Creek, Michigan Union City, Michigan

Hannah Marie Budd Richmond, Michigan

Jack T. Burgess Hurst, Texas

Maria Andrea Calles-Tamayo

Palatine, Illinois

Traverse City, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Megan Nicole Scherpereel Kalamazoo, Michigan

Michael Stephen Sekich Sterling Heights, Michigan Aurora, Illinois

Owosso, Michigan

Alyssa J. Lopez

Rebecca Anne Stierley

Jacob P. Lutz

Alexander B. Stratton

Sturgis, Michigan Grand Haven, Michigan

Jackson, Michigan Livonia, Michigan

Joy L. Macdonald

Liron S. Sussman

Catherine N. Conway

Sophia C. Maurer

Annalea R. Targosz

Emma M. Dubensky

Hannah S. Mejeur

Blake Tindol

Alexis M. Garcia

Jordan E. Miller

Koren J. Vanderweele

Justyn B. Genovich

Keerat Multani

Rachel Ann Van Eck

Sarah Giramia

Elizabeth K. Neuerburg

Cassidy R. VanGilder

Jacqueline M. Greene

Genevieve M. Nicolow

Jenna M. Vanmarter

Megan Linda Frances Gust

Rozlin Marie Opolka

Grand Rapids, Michigan Murfreesboro, Tennessee Kalamazoo, Michigan Niles, Michigan

Clarkston, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan Battle Creek, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Michelle Sharie Halagian West Bloomfield, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan Chesterfield, Michigan Kalamazoo, Michigan Bradenton, Florida Sturgis, Michigan Edwardsburg, Michigan Kalamazoo, Michigan Gregory, Michigan

Nicholas B. O'Reilly Treter Birmingham, Michigan

Wixom, Michigan

Orland Park, Illinois

Battle Creek, Michigan Kalamazoo, Michigan Wyoming, Michigan

Davisburg, Michigan

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

Alpha Delta Sigma Mission: To recognize and encourage scholastic achievement in advertising studies. Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, it is the only national, professional advertising honorary society in American higher education.

Kaitlin M. Black

Pinckney, Michigan

Quinne Li Boersma

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Madisyn P. Boettcher Kalamazoo, Michigan

Jack L. Breedlove Kewanee, Illinois

Rose K. Bridges

Rachel Sachie Sterchele

Allison J. Brinkman

West Bloomfield, Michigan Kalamazoo, Michigan

Alpha Kappa Delta INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Mission: To promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, in research of social problems and in such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.

Megan Linda Frances Gust Kalamazoo, Michigan

Alpha Lambda Delta Mission: To recognize superior academic achievement, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.

Mohamed Fayez Haider Hasan Ali Bahrain

Jack William Athos New Lenox, Illinois

Cassandra Jean Barlow Kalamazoo, Michigan

Nathaniel G. Barnett Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jonathan James Worthy

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Clinton Township, Michigan

Stevensville, Michigan

Michelle Sharie Halagian

Kelly A. Vaulman Mokena, Illinois

Matthew J. Beilman

Sarah N. Bear

Sienna B. Behrendt Holland, Michigan

Battle Creek, Michigan Union City, Michigan

Regan Marie Bunker Indian River, Michigan

Shannon B. Carpenter Howell, Michigan

Rinicia M. Clay

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Lauryn A. Coffey

Three Rivers, Michigan

Crystal G. DeRoo

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Sara Ann DiFatta

La Grange Park, Illinois

Jack Thomas Dorer Rockford, Michigan

Emma M. Dubensky Kalamazoo, Michigan

Alexis Christine Farrar

Harper Woods, Michigan

Devyn Kate Federighi Kalamazoo, Michigan

Hannah N. Gelsinger Milford, Michigan

Brooke Noelle-Annette Gibson Kalamazoo, Michigan

Sarah Giramia

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kelsea C. Green

Southgate, Michigan

Jacqueline M. Greene Battle Creek, Michigan

Megan Linda Frances Gust Kalamazoo, Michigan

Brienna JoElle Haack Kalamazoo, Michigan

Michelle Sharie Halagian West Bloomfield, Michigan

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Brittney Anne Hall

Darel G. McMillian

Grace E. Sylvester

Tayla J. Hall

Allyson E. McNeal

Katie M. Sypniewski

Emily L. Hause

Hannah S. Mejeur

Annalea R. Targosz

Jessica Lynn Heatherly

Deija Capri Morton

Darby A. Tutas

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Commerce Township, Michigan

Margaret A. Henning

Andrew Robert O'Donnell

Cassidy R. VanGilder

Margaret A. Blair

Jerjuan Armod Howard

Rozlin Marie Opolka

Kelly A. Vaulman

Angela L. Middaugh

Paige E. Howard

Peyten D. Oudekerk

Vanessa M. Vernier

Mark Angelo Nowicki

Sophia Johanna Evelyn Huegel

Perry T. Outman

Leah M. Viereck

Maria Selene Vega

Madaleine Lureta Parshall

Abigail M. Voight

Teresa Nina Perille

Jordan L. Walsh

Macomb, Michigan Inkster, Michigan

Louisville, Kentucky Allegan, Michigan Worth, Illinois

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Harrison Township, Michigan

Saginaw, Michigan

Charnae' T. Hunter

Royal Oak, Michigan

Elizabeth Ann Johnson Warren, Michigan

Matthew W. Johnson Belleville, Michigan

Ryan L. Keough

Pinckney, Michigan

Brendan Michael King Livonia, Michigan

Briana Marie Klug

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Alyssa R. Kneebone Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kennedy D. Koebbe Brooklyn, Michigan

Kenneth Evan Kressin Kalamazoo, Michigan

Mitchell J. Lapham Wayland, Michigan

Andie E. Lastomirsky Fraser, Michigan

Grayson Albert Long Commerce Township, Michigan

Alyssa J. Lopez

Sturgis, Michigan

Jacob P. Lutz

Grand Haven, Michigan

Laura J. Lynn-Lee

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Joy L. Macdonald

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Scout Marie Marson

Madison Heights, Michigan

Meredith H. Mason Gaylord, Michigan

Emily E. Mastenbrook Delton, Michigan

Kylie J. McClain

Grand Blanc, Michigan

Oak Park, Michigan Howell, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan Detroit, Michigan

Pinckney, Michigan Gregory, Michigan

Clarklake, Michigan

Davisburg, Michigan Lansing, Michigan

Arlington Heights, Illinois

Paw Paw, Michigan

Mattawan, Michigan Orland Park, Illinois

Davisburg, Michigan Mokena, Illinois

East China, Michigan Muskegon, Michigan Gregory, Michigan

Macomb, Michigan

Breanna R. Pierce

Jada N. Watts

Morgan Jessica Pingot

Vanessa N. Weiss

Jessica L. Powers

Amanda S. Wilson

Andrew James Pugh

Taylor R. Woods

Trevor P. Quinn

Jonathan James Worthy

Dexter, Michigan

Kawkawlin, Michigan Otsego, Michigan

Shelby Township, Michigan Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

Ian J. Randall

Canton, Michigan

Hannah Elizabeth Reed

Lathrup Village, Michigan South Lyon, Michigan Scotts, Michigan

Caledonia, Michigan Clinton Township, Michigan

Alpha Pi Mu

Cottrellville, Michigan

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING HONOR SOCIETY Mission: To recognize those students who have shown exceptional academic interests and abilities in the field of industrial engineering.

Tyler P. Signorella

Victoria M. Blaine

Albion, Michigan

Michael Stephen Sekich Sterling Heights, Michigan

Patrick Raymond Senger Aurora, Illinois

Brendan R. Slusser

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

Lauren Virginia Smith

Westland, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan Owosso, Michigan

Jasmine S. Fails

Nathan Wilson Snyder

Aakash Prataprao Ghorpade

Andrea L. Stephan

Morgan M. Kronner

Alexander B. Stratton

Samuel J. Olmstead

Tori E. Strausser

Javier Ponce Navarro

Holland, Michigan

Grayling, Michigan Livonia, Michigan

Croswell, Michigan

Liron S. Sussman Wixom, Michigan

Isabella Süssmann Tomé Kalamazoo, Michigan

Amanda K. Swope Vicksburg, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan New Baltimore, Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan Washington, District of Columbia

Sudharsan Prabhakaran Kalamazoo, Michigan

Beta Alpha Psi

Chi Sigma Iota

Mission: To encourage and recognize scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting.

COUNSELING ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL Mission: To promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and evidence in counseling and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.

Benjamin Edward Berg

Kalamazoo, Michigan Kalamazoo, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan Hartford, Michigan

Beta Gamma Sigma Mission: To encourage and honor academic achievement and personal excellence in the study and practice of business.

Jack T. Burgess Hurst, Texas

Darrin M. Hobson Portage, Michigan

Marisol Quiroz

Hartford, Michigan

Certified Nonprofit Professional These students are graduating with a minor in nonprofit leadership. They have also completed additional requirements and been credentialed by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance as Certified Nonprofit Professionals. The Alliance includes colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations and collaborating professional organizations that are concerned about the growing need for skilled and educated nonprofit professionals.

Irene A. Roberts

Eau Claire, Michigan

Diana Marie Charnley Kalamazoo, Michigan

Barbara Nasser-Gulch Byron Center, Michigan

Kendall Kaye Spratt

South Boardman, Michigan

Epsilon Mu Eta Mission: To recognize students from engineering management bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and who have displayed exemplary character during their time as a student.

Jonathan W. Brennan Pinckney, Michigan

Suresh Mohanlal Choudhary India

Louis C. Remynse Richland, Michigan

Gamma Theta Upsilon INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHICAL HONOR SOCIETY Mission: To recognize excellence in geographical literacy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to promote high scholarship and to encourage meaningful professional contributions to society and the world as a whole.

Trevor J. Creagh

Chesterfield, Michigan

Iota Iota Iota GENDER AND WOMEN'S STUDIES HONOR SOCIETY Mission: To encourage and support scholarship and excellence in gender and women's studies.

Jessica Alburtus

Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Kappa Delta Pi

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Kappa Phi

Howell, Michigan

THE NATIONAL HISTORY HONOR SOCIETY Mission: To recognize those students who have shown exceptional academic interests and abilities in the field of history.

Mission: To promote the pursuit of excellence in all fields of higher education and to recognize outstanding achievements by students and faculty.

Joa Kay Puckett

Dustin G. Cochran

Iraq

HONORS ASSOCIATION FOR STUDENTS IN EDUCATION

Briana Marie Klug

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Allyson E. McNeal Stevensville, Michigan

Niles, Michigan

Lambda Pi Eta

Phi Beta Kappa

COMMUNICATION STUDIES HONOR SOCIETY OF THE NATIONAL COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION Mission: To stimulate interest in the field of communication; to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement; and to promote and encourage professional development.

As the nation’s oldest and most prestigious undergraduate academic honors organization, Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary. Its mission is to foster and recognize excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. WMU is one of only 280 colleges and universities in America that have been deemed rigorous and intellectually challenging enough to be granted a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.

Katie J. Anderson

Galesburg, Michigan

Kailey A. Brooks

Bridgman, Michigan

Seth Halsted

Pewamo, Michigan

Sophia Johanna Evelyn Huegel Saginaw, Michigan

Trevor L. Miller

New Baltimore, Michigan

Ryan A. Papai

Edwardsburg, Michigan

Dylan T. Pham

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Lauren Virginia Smith Owosso, Michigan

Phi Alpha

Gabrielle Elizabeth Aubermann Coloma, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Berkley, Michigan

Cassandra Jean Barlow Kalamazoo, Michigan

Hailey S. Beyer

Brooklyn, Michigan

Damien A. Boyer

Stevensville, Michigan

Ellie Nicole Brendel

Farmington Hills, Michigan

Jack T. Burgess Hurst, Texas

Diana Marie Charnley Kalamazoo, Michigan

Douglas, Michigan

Kelly Caitlin Fleming Orland Park, Illinois

Kaitlyn L. Pagels Sturgis, Michigan

Jasvir K. Pannu

Canton, Michigan

Cassondra Farmer Redd Montgomery, Alabama

Lucas Schira

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Pamela R. Schwallier Holland, Michigan

PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL HONORARY SOCIETY Mission: To encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration, and to foster integrity, professionalism and effective performance in the conduct of government and related public service activities.

Crystal Paul Elizabeth Akinade

Michael Stephen Sekich

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Patrick Raymond Senger

Portage, Michigan

Sally M. Stephenson

Pi Kappa Lambda

Sterling Heights, Michigan Cottrellville, Michigan Lawton, Michigan

David T. Stults

Nashville, Michigan

Isabella Süssmann Tomé Kalamazoo, Michigan

Annalea R. Targosz Orland Park, Illinois

Matthew J. Trojacek Cedar Hill, Texas

Koren J. Vanderweele Kalamazoo, Michigan

Miguel D. Villegas

Patti I. Fergison

THE NATIONAL MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY Mission: To recognize and encourage the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.

Conor M. Sprunger

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Taylor R. Woods

Caledonia, Michigan

Pi Sigma Alpha

Commerce Township, Michigan

Crystal G. DeRoo

Sheryl M. Gentry

Nicolas M. Wilkey

Battle Creek, Michigan

NATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY Mission: To stimulate scholarship and interest in political science.

Megan Linda Frances Gust

Jacqueline M. Greene

Rebecca A. Winger

Demetrius R. Goodale

Gregory Dee Greenman II

Nicholas Young

Michael Stephen Sekich

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Katelyn T. Kurrie Palatine, Illinois

Traverse City, Michigan

Kaitlin X. LaRue

Lindenhurst, Illinois

Dylan E. Mitchell

Park Forest, Illinois

Ryian K. Owusu

Isabella Süssmann Tomé Kalamazoo, Michigan

Grace E. Sylvester Paw Paw, Michigan

Sanford, Michigan

Battle Creek, Michigan Portage, Michigan

Brienna JoElle Haack Kalamazoo, Michigan

Michelle Sharie Halagian West Bloomfield, Michigan

Arika Jimenez

Portage, Michigan

Erica C. Johnson Tampa, Florida

Chibuokem Ukpai Kalu West Lafayette, Indiana

Camryn Elise Keane Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kaitlin X. LaRue

Lindenhurst, Illinois

Allison M. Manning

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Ihab Ahmed Mohammed Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kymberly Narayana Gaylord, Michigan

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Gregory, Michigan

University Park, Maryland

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Katelyn P. Hilliard

Jillien Z. Baldwin

Rozlin Marie Opolka

Pi Alpha Alpha

Emelia A. Furlong

Indian River, Michigan

Alexis Mary Brannan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Eugene, Oregon

Livonia, Michigan

Regan Marie Bunker

Greyson R. LaLonde

Elizabeth M. Campbell

Kyrai E. Antares

Hasanaa Said Hamed Said Pearl L. DeVries Kalamazoo, Michigan Al Harthi Oman Brandy L. Erlandson

SOCIAL WORK HONOR SOCIETY Mission: To promote high standards of education for social work and to recognize individuals who have attained scholarship excellence and distinguished achievement as students of social work. Comstock Park, Michigan

Amer Kais Obaid Aljumaili

Theresa M. Nutten

Martin, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Phi Sigma Pi Mission: To advance academic, professional and social ideals.

Jazmine M. Hairston Kalamazoo, Michigan

Marcus J. Hoffman

Harbor Springs, Michigan

Jada N. Watts

Lathrup Village, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Sterling Heights, Michigan


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Psi Chi

Sigma Theta Tau

Tau Sigma

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY IN PSYCHOLOGY Mission: To produce well-educated, ethical and socially responsible members committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general.

THE HONOR SOCIETY OF NURSING Mission: To provide leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research to enhance the health of all people. WMU’s Upsilon Epsilon chapter supports the learning and professional development of our members, who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.

Mission: To recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.

Catherine N. Conway

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Sarah E. Gerke

Battle Creek, Michigan

Brienna JoElle Haack Kalamazoo, Michigan

Taylor J. Hewitt

Whitehall, Michigan

Sereny Melissa Ann Mathis Detroit, Michigan

Merlana D. Akans

Vicksburg, Michigan

Devyn Kate Federighi Kalamazoo, Michigan

Lauren A. Hodlick Macomb, Michigan

Hannah S. Mejeur

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Lyra L. McKee

Kaylee E. Simpson

Realite L. Peebles

Rebecca Anne Stierley

Grace E. Sylvester

Alexandra M. VandenBerg

Vicksburg, Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan Paw Paw, Michigan

Miguel D. Villegas

Commerce Township, Michigan

Sigma Tau Delta Mission: To confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies. One of the largest members of the Association of College Honor Societies, Sigma Tau Delta has more than 600 active chapters, more than 900 faculty sponsors and annually inducts about 7,000 members. Sigma Tau Delta provides opportunities for members to enrich their educations, receive help making career choices, advance their careers and be recognized for their outstanding achievements.

Paw Paw, Michigan Jackson, Michigan Zeeland, Michigan

Tau Beta Pi ENGINEERING HONOR SOCIETY Mission: To confer honor upon those who have distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students. This is the only interdisciplinary engineering honor society.

Regine Rose Apalla Acosta Bowie, Maryland

Emily C. Lancaster Portage, Michigan

Kennedy Ane Lundquist Alpena, Michigan

Keerat Multani

Sturgis, Michigan

Kaitlyn L. Pagels Sturgis, Michigan

Katie J. Anderson

Jared M. Prather

Matthew J. Beilman

Annemarie Pusateri

Hailey S. Beyer

Anniemarie E. Scott

Jack T. Burgess

Christian H.M. Shiery

Maria Andrea Calles-Tamayo

Nicole Brooke Slivka

Galesburg, Michigan Stevensville, Michigan Brooklyn, Michigan Hurst, Texas

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Jeffrey P. Chambers

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kai Wen Chew Malaysia

Jami S. Dykstra

Portage, Michigan

Saint Joseph, Michigan River Forest, Illinois Augusta, Michigan

East Leroy, Michigan

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

Christopher L. Tindall Kalamazoo, Michigan

Blake Tindol

Battle Creek, Michigan

Zachary Dylan Waterman Mattawan, Michigan

Mason J. Humphrey

Christopher Eugenio Williem

Karly-Paige Sunmi Im

Akosua Addae Yeboah

Byron Center, Michigan Powell, Ohio

Indonesia

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Camryn Elise Keane Kalamazoo, Michigan

Ashwathy K P Balakrishnan

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Joshua D. Elmblad Portage, Michigan

Tayla J. Hall

Inkster, Michigan

Travis J. Hoogenboom Galesburg, Michigan

Jacob P. Lutz

Grand Haven, Michigan

Rowan M. Sheehan Galesburg, Michigan

Cassidy N. Richards Paw Paw, Michigan

Michael Stephen Sekich Sterling Heights, Michigan

Aleysa Nicole Williams Kalamazoo, Michigan

Alyssa M. Wiseley Jerome, Michigan

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Candidates for Graduation

Graduate Degrees

This program contains the names of candidates for graduation at this commencement. Certification is subject to the completion of requirements. *Indicates an August 2020 graduate.

Doctor of Audiology Rebecca Glover*

Kalamazoo, Michigan “Operational Needs Assessment of the Charles Van Riper Language, Speech and Hearing Clinic” Project Co-Chairs: Teresa Crumpton, Au.D. and Alyssa Eminhizer, Au.D.

Doctor of Education Megan L. Michalczak

Macomb, Michigan Special Education “Let’s Talk Fluency: Elementary Educators’ Perceptions of the Impact and Implementation of Fluency Instruction within the Leveled Literacy Intervention Framework” Co-Chairs of Doctoral Committee: Susan Piazza, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Isidro, Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy Karem Fathy Abdelgaber Abdelmohsen

Egypt Geosciences “Response of Deep Aquifers to Climate Variability” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Mohamed Sultan, Ph.D.

Mona Khalifah A Aladil

Saudi Arabia Mathematics Education “Saudi Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Knowledge for Teaching Fractions” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Ok-Kyeong Kim, Ph.D.

Ahmed Abdal Ameer Hussein Al Alaabodi*

Kalamazoo, Michigan Applied Economics “Three Essays on the Dynamics of Oil Prices” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Matthew Higgins, Ph.D.

Hasna Abdullah M Alali*

Kalamazoo, Michigan Physics “Embedded Gold Nanoparticles for Metal Enhanced Photoluminescence” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Asghar Kayani, Ph.D.

Abdulaziz Abdullah M Alghamdi

Saudi Arabia Civil Engineering “Smaller Construction Firms Safety Culture and Climate: Robust Definition, Indicative Categorization, and Tailored Framework” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Osama Abudayyeh, Ph.D.

Bilal Mahmoud Hammad Alhawamdeh*

Jordan Civil Engineering “Wind Uplifting Performance of Roof-to-Wall Connections and Roof Structures with Elastomeric Adhesives in Light-Frame Wood Buildings” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Xiaoyun Shao, Ph.D.

Amer Kais Obaid Aljumaili

Iraq Electrical and Computer Engineering “Automatic Food-Intake Monitoring Based IoT Embedded System for Alzheimer’s Patients” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Bradley Bazuin, Ph.D.

Wassnaa Al Mawee*

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Science “Maia and Admonita: Mandatory Integrity Control Language and Dynamic Trust Framework for Arbitrary Structured Data” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Steven Carr, Ph.D.

Abdulhakeem Mohammed A Almoneef*

Saudi Arabia Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies “What Kind of Support Do New Special Education Teachers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Need?” Co-chairs of Doctoral Committee: Nancy Mansberger, Ed.D. and Sarah Summy, Ph.D.

Mahdi Ali M Alsagour*

Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering “Comparing Novice and Expert Designers’ Approaches to Design Thinking and DecisionMaking” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Timothy Greene, Ph.D.

Ahmad Ali Alshawawreh

Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical and Computer Engineering “Fault Location in Transmission Systems Based on Frequency Domain Modeling and the Two-Dimensional Numerical Laplace Transform” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Pablo Gomez, Ph.D.

Safaa Khalil Murtadha Al Wajidi

Fayetteville, North Carolina Computer Science “Hierarchical Aggregation of Multidimensional Data for Efficient Data Mining” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Li Yang, Ph.D.

Sonia Y. Amin

Farmington Hills, Michigan Counseling Psychology “Acculturation, Psychological Well-Being, and Substance Use Behaviors in Asian Indian Americans” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Joseph Morris, Ph.D.

Kyrai E. Antares*

Michael D. Bobbitt

Anel Arias*

Nicole L. Bradford

Eugene, Oregon Counseling Psychology “Between Two Worlds: A Phenomenological Exploration of Experiences and Understandings Related to Race for Transracially Adopted Emerging Adults” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Mary Z. Anderson, Ph.D. Lansing, Michigan Counseling Psychology “Ethnic Identity, Stress, and Anxiety in Latinx University Students at Predominantly White Institutions” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Joseph Morris, Ph.D.

Jordan D. Bailey

Parchment, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis “A Signal Detection Framework for Evaluating the Effects of Feedback on Stroke Recognition” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Jonathan Baker, Ph.D.

Matthew J. Baird*

West Long Branch, New Jersey Counselor Education “Knowledge, Application, and Educational Experiences in Social Justice among Licensed Professional Counselors” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Mary L. Anderson, Ph.D. Muskegon, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Sciences “Cardiac Electrophysiology: Exploring Racial and Gender Outcomes of Paroxysmal and Persistent Atrial Fibrillation using Sotalol and Dofetilide” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Kieran Fogarty, Ph.D.

Shawn R. Brueshaber*

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering “Accumulation of Polar Vorticity on Giant Planets: Towards a Three-Dimensional Theory” Chair of Doctoral Committee: William Liou, Ph.D.

Berea, Ohio Mechanical Engineering “Investigating Newly Discovered Oscillation Modes in Magnetically Shielded Hall Effect Thrusters Utilizing High Speed Diagnostics” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Kristina Lemmer, Ph.D.

Gus T. Calbert*

Kemal Burak Bekircan

Jialiang Chang*

Brooklyn, New York Applied Economics “Three Essays on International Financial and Monetary Interactions” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Susan Pozo, Ph.D.

Pranav Bhale

India Mechanical Engineering “The Effect of Manufacturing on the Crystalline and Magnetic Properties of Ni-Mn-Ga Based Heusler Magnetocaloric Alloys” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Pnina Ari-Gur, Ph.D.

Kalamazoo, Michigan Educational Leadership: K-12 Leadership “Experiences of Middle School Principals with Accountability-Related Stress and Coping Skills” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Louann Bierlein Palmer, Ph.D. Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Science “Software Quality Control through Formal Method” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Zijiang Yang, Ph.D.

Diana Marie Charnley*

Kalamazoo, Michigan Counselor Education “Counselor Education Doctoral Students’ Experiences as Developing Gatekeepers” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Stephen Craig, Ph.D.

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Shengfeng Chen*

Portage, Michigan Industrial Engineering “A Framework for Using Fused Image Data in Statistical Process Control” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Lee Wells, Ph.D.

Clare M. Christe*

Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis “Establishing Auditory Discrimination and Echoic Stimulus Control with an Auditory Matching Procedure” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Richard Malott, Ph.D.

Miguelina Adelaida M Coronado Cornelio

Dominican Republic Educational Leadership: K-12 Leadership “Implementing a Professional Learning Community in a Private School in the Dominican Republic: An Instrumental Case Study” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Patricia Reeves, Ed.D.

Dana Bernadette Goetz*

Steilacoom, Washington Psychology: Clinical Psychology “An Evaluation of Different Measures of Social ProblemSolving: Using Ecological Momentary Assessment” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Amy Naugle, Ph.D.

Gregory Dee Greenman II

Portage, Michigan Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation “Understanding the Influence of Interdisciplinary Research: An Examination of Carol Hirschon Weiss’ Scholarship” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Daniela Schröter, Ph.D.

Peter M. Grostic

Grand Rapids, Michigan Educational Leadership: K-12 Leadership “Teacher Perceptions Regarding the Purpose of K-12 Education” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Louann Bierlein Palmer, Ed.D.

Yu Guo*

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Science “A Comprehensive Security Approach on Data Race Detection and Deepfake Defense” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Zijang Yang, Ph.D.

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Alvin Eddie Harris*

Jamaica Applied Economics “Essays on Climate ChangeRelated Extreme Events” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Christine Moser, Ph.D.

Esty Haryani

Indonesia Science Education “Are They Ready? Implementing 21st Century Learning Skills Integration into Indonesia Science Instruction” Chair of Doctoral Committee: William Cobern, Ph.D.

Md Mehedi Hasan*

Clinton Township, Michigan Civil Engineering “Application of Artificial Intelligence and Geographic Information System for Developing Automated Walkability Score” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Jun-Seok Oh, Ph.D.

Richard A. Hollister*

Plainwell, Michigan Mathematics “Inverse Problems for Polynomial and Rational Matrices” Chair of Doctoral Committee: D. Steven Mackey, Ph.D.

Matthew G. Hudson

Kalamazoo, Michigan Statistics “On Simes’s Second Conjecture: An Extended Single-Step Simes Test Procedure for Multiple Testing” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Joshua Naranjo, Ph.D.

David L. Huizen*

Byron Center, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Sciences “The Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Exposures, Workload Demands, and Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk on Heart Rate for Select Craft Brewery Job Tasks” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Kieran Fogarty, Ph.D.

Erica C. Johnson*

Tampa, Florida Psychology: Clinical Psychology “Mindfulness and Technology: Evaluating an Online Mindfulness Intervention for Symptoms Related to Sexual Assault” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Amy Naugle, Ph.D.

Keenan A. King*

Kalamazoo, Michigan Educational Leadership: Higher Education “The Experiences of African American Men Enrolled in Predominantly White Institutions of Higher Education After Successfully Transferring from a Community College” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Donna Talbot, Ph.D.

Dinesh Maddipatla

Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical and Computer Engineering “Development of Functional Materials and Devices on Flexible Platforms Using Additive Print Manufacturing Processes for Biomedical and Environmental Applications” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Massood Atashbar, Ph.D.

Julie A. McDonald*

Battle Creek, Michigan Educational Leadership: K-12 Leadership “Relationships between Kindergarten Entrance Age and Attendance Rates in Kindergarten through Second Grade” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Patricia Reeves, Ed.D.

Ihab Ahmed Mohammed*

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Science “Resource Optimization in Support of IoT Applications” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Ala Al-Fuqaha, Ph.D.

James D. Morrison*

Woodbury, Minnesota Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Behavior Management “Performance Management Training Evaluation in an Autism Treatment Facility” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Heather McGee, Ph.D.

Prashanta Mani Niraula

Kalamazoo, Michigan Physics “Enhancement of Critical Current in High-Temperature Superconductors by Ion Beam Irradiation Induced Defects” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Asghar Kayani, Ph.D.

Paula Dennisse Núñez Del Rosario

Dominican Republic Educational Leadership: K-12 Leadership “Novice Second-Career Teachers: Experiences and Meaning-Making of the Transition Process” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Regena Nelson, Ph.D.

Theresa M. Nutten

Livonia, Michigan Counseling Psychology “A Phenomenological Study of Faculty Members’ Experiences with Attempting to Integrate Religion and Spirituality into Counseling Psychology Doctoral Training” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Kelly McDonnell, Ph.D.

Eva N. Nyutu*

Saginaw, Michigan Science Education: Biological Sciences “Student Perceptions of Their Undergraduate Science Laboratories” Chair of Doctoral Committee: William Cobern, Ph.D.

Hannah G. Pankratz

Bad Axe, Michigan Geosciences “Monitoring Salt Diapir Related Land Deformation and Distribution: A Geophysical and Remote Sensing Approach Jazan Province, Saudi Arabia” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Mohamed Sultan, Ph.D.

Jasvir K. Pannu

Canton, Michigan Science Education: Biological Sciences “Female Graduate Students’ Experiences and Career Orientations in STEM: A Comparative Case Study” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Brandy Pleasants, Ph.D.

Tetiana Petrachkova*

Portage, Michigan Biological Sciences “The Role of Homologous Cyclin B’s in the Cell Cycle and, in Their Absence, the Effect on Zebrafish Early Development” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Don Kane, Ph.D.

Hilary Lynn Richardson*

Yakima, Washington Psychology: Clinical Psychology “Can a Brief Online Intervention Change LowIncome Caregivers’ Reported Use of Spanking? A Randomized Controlled Trial” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Amy Damashek, Ph.D.

Tahseen Sulaiman Saeed Saeed*

Kalamazoo, Michigan Chemistry “Novel Material for Advanced Environmental Applications” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Ekkehard Sinn, Ph.D.

Hossein Sahour*

Kalamazoo, Michigan Geosciences “Statistical Downscaling Techniques to Enhance the Spatial Resolution of the GRACE Satellite Data and to Fill Temporal Gaps” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Mohamed Sultan, Ph.D.

Benjamin J. Sanda

Grand Rapids, Michigan Electrical and Computer Engineering “Atmospheric Turbulence Distortion in Video: Restoration Utilizing Sparse Analysis” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Ikhlas Abdel-Qader, Ph.D.

Pamela R. Schwallier

Holland, Michigan Educational Leadership: K-12 Leadership “Schools’ Civil Rights Obligations to English Learners: Leadership Perceptions on Key Issues” Chair of Doctoral Committee: LaSonja Roberts, Ph.D.

Mohammad Shatnawi

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mathematics “On the Local Theory of Profinite Groups” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Clifton Ealy, Ph.D.

Dawnielle D. Simmons*

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Counseling Psychology “The Effects of a Course Oriented in Critical Race Theory on White Counselor Trainees’ Multicultural Counseling Competence, White Privilege Attitudes, and Cross Racial Contact” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Mary Z. Anderson, Ph.D.


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Michelle A. Stahl*

Allendale, Michigan Counseling Psychology “Multicultural Competence, White Privilege Attitudes and the Working Alliance in Clinical Supervision” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Joseph Morris, Ph.D.

Fehime Utkan

Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering “Objectively Determining the Language-Related Communication Challenges for In-Flight Operations” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Tycho Fredericks, Ph.D.

Derik W. Van Baale*

Shelby, Michigan Public Administration “Ally or Enemy: The Impact of Leadership on United States Army Combat Veterans’ Deployment Experiences Who Have Served in Iraq and Afghanistan” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Robert Peters, Ph.D.

Kelly L. Vigants

Allendale, Michigan Education and Human Development “Providing Head Start Services Amid a Global Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Explanatory Study of Capacity, Resources, and Support” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Andrea Smith, Ph.D.

Huang Wu*

Kalamazoo, Michigan Educational Leadership: Organizational Analysis Leadership “The Effect of Principal Leadership on Student Achievement: A Multivariate Meta-Analysis” Chair of Doctoral Committee: Jianping Shen, Ph.D.

Graduate Certificate Program Omar Hammad S Albalawi Portage, Michigan Applied Statistics

Johnna L. Alofs

Holland, Michigan Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Daniell J. Bracey

Battle Creek, Michigan Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Shengfeng Chen China Applied Statistics

Pearl L. DeVries

Samantha J. Argutto

Angela Marie Feltner

Jillien Z. Baldwin

Kalamazoo, Michigan Spirituality, Culture and Health Portage, Michigan Holistic Approaches to Enhance Living

Emelia A. Furlong

University Park, Maryland Applied Hydrogeology

Jessica K. Gilcher

Bryan, Ohio Low Vision Rehabilitation for the Occupational Therapist

Catherine S. Hennessy

Kalamazoo, Michigan Geospatial Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicules

Suhayb Abdulhakim K Kattan Kalamazoo, Michigan Applied Statistics

Robert J. Kohler

Kalamazoo, Michigan Applied Statistics

Kerria B. Randolph

Kalamazoo, Michigan Holistic Approaches to Enhance Living

Jennifer L. Townsend Augusta, Michigan Aging Studies

Ashley Watkins

Southfield, Michigan Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Ran Wei

China Applied Statistics

Specialist in Education Elizabeth K. Jackson-Spaner

Kalamazoo, Michigan Educational Leadership

Master of Arts Valerie A. Ahee

Grand Rapids, Michigan Counseling Psychology

Khadigah Abdo Alasry

Dearborn, Michigan Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Wyoming, Michigan Family and Consumer Science Berkley, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Andrew S. Barnes

Kalamazoo, Michigan Educational and Instructional Technology

Suzanne M. Barrett Portage, Michigan Special Education: Administration

Lisa R. Bettis-Cooper South Haven, Michigan Organizational Change Leadership

Sheila A. Boggs

Cincinnati, Ohio Orientation and Mobility for Children

Kaitlyn Elizabeth Ludwig Boverhof

Alto, Michigan Organizational Learning and Performance

Anna D. Brenner

Allegan, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Blair D. Brindley

Kalamazoo, Michigan Educational Leadership: K-12 School Principal

Rachel L Burroughs Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Ashley L. Cantrell

Battle Creek, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Abby R. Cieslak

Howell, Michigan Counselor Education: School Counseling

Elizabeth A. Clevenger Detroit, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Sonja D. Colegrove

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

Julia L. Condotti Abdullah Mana M Alfarwan Fennville, Michigan Saudi Arabia Evaluation Measurement and Research

Gregory P. Anderson Kalamazoo, Michigan Geography

Counselor Education: College Counseling

Suresh Mohanlal Choudhary

India Engineering Management

Zoraya E. Cunat

Paw Paw, Michigan Spanish

Rebecca A. Dalman

Spring Lake, Michigan Counseling Psychology

Asa M. Davis

Anthony Griffin

Corpus Christi, Texas Organizational Change Leadership

Bethany A. Heidel

Grand Haven, Michigan Counseling Psychology

Kalamazoo, Michigan Organizational Change Leadership

Adrian J. Hernandez

Matthew P. Delacruz

Calista L. Hill

Alicia L. Dorr

Bethany M. Hintze

Kalamazoo, Michigan Political Science Kalamazoo, Michigan Communication

Jessica Dost

Grand Rapids, Michigan Art Education

Tiffany A. Dungan

Kalamazoo, Michigan Counselor Education: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling

Aaron P. Dykstra

Kalamazoo, Michigan Sport Management

Erica Echevarria

Grand Rapids, Michigan Counseling Psychology Milford Center, Ohio Orientation and Mobility Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Jared W. Holmes

Grand Rapids, Michigan Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Leslie E. Holt

Mattawan, Michigan Practice of Teaching: Early Childhood Education

Cassandra D Jessie

Daytona Beach, Florida Vision Rehabilitation Therapy

Pullman, Michigan Organizational Change Leadership

Jordan J. Johnson

Mohamed El Amrani

Melissa R. Johnson

Muhammad Awais Fiaz

Ahmed Ali Abbas Karkash

Lauren M. Forner

Rebecca L. Keller

Jacob William Fox

Irene M. Kivinen

Tampa, Florida Educational and Instructional Technology Kalamazoo, Michigan Physics Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis Portland, Michigan Workforce Education and Development: PostBaccalaureate

Edmundo da Costa Francisco

Angola Counseling Psychology

Molly Ann Goaley

Battle Creek, Michigan Communication

Meri Anne Goldman

Kalamazoo, Michigan Communication Traverse City, Michigan Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Kalamazoo, Michigan Physics

Grand Rapids, Michigan Practice of Teaching: Early Childhood Education Kalamazoo, Michigan Hispanic Studies

Cassondra P. Koletar

Toano, Virginia Spirituality, Culture and Health

Erin Malene Krabill

Grayling, Michigan Counselor Education: School Counseling

Tessa Ladsten

Grand Bay, Alabama Vision Rehabilitation Therapy

Brownsville, Minnesota Family and Consumer Science

Demetrius R. Goodale

Emily S. LaLone

Kalamazoo, Michigan Political Science

Nichole A. Greene

Battle Creek, Michigan Special Education: Administration

Muskegon, Michigan Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Allison M. Lamers

Kalamazoo, Michigan Socio-Cultural Studies in Education

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Abigail C. Lewandowski Kalamazoo, Michigan Sociology

Cindy L. Lingbeek

Sally M. Norg

Beth A. Shaw

Mallory L. Otten

Jacques D. Short

Lawrence, Michigan Special Education: Clinical Teacher

Springfield, Michigan Counselor Education: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling

Grand Rapids, Michigan Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Heritier Lingoso

Kemmel A. Palmer

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Political Science

Jessica R. Ludeker

Portage, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Megan Elizabeth Grace Maddock Kalamazoo, Michigan Special Education: Administration

Linda M. Massey

Portage, Michigan Educational Foundations

Caroline J. Mazon

Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Christian H. Merino

Otsego, Michigan Family and Consumer Science

Lindsay M. Slager

Jennifer L. Townsend

Gina R. Panzica

Janel L. Smith

Albuquerque, New Mexico Sport Management

Raychelle S. Pearson

Redford, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Amber L. Snow

Middleville, Michigan Practice of Teaching: Early Childhood Education

Kentwood, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Danielle P. Snow

Realite L. Peebles

Kendall Kaye Spratt

Grand Rapids, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Felicia M. Piette

Henriette Ines Tonet Fleig Saint Joseph, Michigan Organizational Change Leadership

Grand Rapids, Michigan Counseling Psychology

Yeong H. Park

Lawrence, Michigan Literacy Studies

Albion, Michigan Counseling Psychology Oak Forest, Illinois Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Saline, Michigan Workforce Education, Development and Leadership

Myranda L. Tapper

Portage, Michigan Sociology

South Boardman, Michigan Counselor Education: School Counseling

Elizabeth Staidl

Augusta, Michigan Spirituality, Culture and Health

Mark S. Trumley

Plainwell, Michigan Educational Leadership: K-12 School Principal

Kira Ann Wadsworth Commerce Township, Michigan Family and Consumer Science

Garret C. Waldie

Battle Creek, Michigan Orientation and Mobility

Melissa Rose Whiting Royal Oak, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Hazel Green, Wisconsin Teaching Children Who Are Visually Impaired

Devin Junell Willis

San Pablo, California Physics

Perry, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Leonard Meschino

Kristina M. Pittman

Sally M. Stephenson

Brooke Wilson

Andrew J. Pitts

Cayla Stewart

Winifred E. Wilson

Watervliet, Michigan Workforce Education, Development and Leadership

Hugh R. Milner

Grand Rapids, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

State College, Pennsylvania Medieval Studies

Kalamazoo, Michigan Counselor Education: College Counseling

Ashlie D. Mouw

Kelsey P. Prohaska

Portage, Michigan Organizational Change Leadership

Natalie T. Mueller

Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Brent M. Murphy

Coldwater, Michigan Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Valerie M. Murray

Battle Creek, Michigan Counseling Psychology

Barbara Nasser-Gulch

Byron Center, Michigan Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Temitope O Nathan

Kalamazoo, Michigan Chemistry

Lindsey E. Newell

Kingsley, Michigan Counselor Education: School Counseling

Standish, Michigan Counselor Education: School Counseling

Alejandro Ramos

Lawton, Michigan Organizational Change Leadership Manistee, Michigan Practice of Teaching: Early Childhood Education

Sarah E. Stewart

Rebecca A. Winger

Sarah M. Randall

Angela K. Stiger

Kalamazoo, Michigan Educational and Instructional Technology

Kerria B. Randolph

Holly A. Stoinski

Breanna B. Ray

Courtney Rose Stroud

Grand Haven, Michigan Family and Consumer Science

Cassondra Farmer Redd

Montgomery, Alabama Vision Rehabilitation Therapy

Amber L. Schultz

Coloma, Michigan Organizational Learning and Performance

Kalamazoo, Michigan Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Tri Windari

Rockford, Michigan Art Education

Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychology: Industrial/ Organizational Behavior

Kalamazoo, Michigan Spirituality, Culture and Health

Grand Rapids, Michigan Practice of Teaching: Early Childhood Education

Linda S. Stewart

Eaton Rapids, Michigan Counselor Education: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling

Athens, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Kalamazoo, Michigan Counseling Psychology

Durand, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis Fenton, Michigan Special Education: Clinical Teacher

Delaney M. Sullivan

East Lansing, Michigan Counselor Education: School Counseling

Alexandra K. Tabor

Traverse City, Michigan Counseling Psychology

Kalamazoo, Michigan Political Science Martin, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Logan R. Wurster

Monroe, Michigan Psychology: Behavior Analysis

Taylor A. Yancey

Master of Business Administration Abhik Agarwal

Kalamazoo, Michigan Business Administration: Finance

Ajjay Amulraaj

India Business Administration: Computer Information

Mayuree Barik

Kalamazoo, Michigan Business Administration: Computer Information

James M. Bopp

Coldwater, Michigan Business Administration

Shelby N. Carpenter

Kalamazoo, Michigan Business Administration: Management

Eric P. Conti

Portage, Michigan Business Administration

Bianca Dhall

Canton, Michigan Business Administration

Hannah Lauren Dodd

Kalamazoo, Michigan Business Administration

Aaron Eisenhardt

Byron Center, Michigan Business Administration

Autumn N. Gammon

Lawton, Michigan Business Administration: Management

Jessi B. Goldner

Schoolcraft, Michigan Business Administration: Finance

Evan D. Hart

Hastings, Michigan Business Administration

Kelly Ann Hennessey

Walker, Michigan Business Administration

Mendon, Michigan Counselor Education: School Counseling

Kenneth E. Long

Zhentao Zhong

Jonathon M. Mancini

Kalamazoo, Michigan Sport Management

Grand Haven, Michigan Business Administration Kalamazoo, Michigan Business Administration

Rejoice Musa

Kalamazoo, Michigan Business Administration

Keerthanaa Nagamani Kalamazoo, Michigan Business Administration: Computer Information

Justin R. Penna

Kalamazoo, Michigan Business Administration: Marketing

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Vaishnavi Peta Sonti

Kalamazoo, Michigan Business Administration: Finance

Sebastian Ramirez

Grand Rapids, Michigan Business Administration

Ryne T. Rogers

Augusta, Michigan Business Administration: Computer Information

Vicki L. Senkewitz

Augusta, Michigan Business Administration

Aishwarya Shivaram

India Business Administration: Computer Information

Justin B. Tranquill

Huntertown, Indiana Business Administration

Anezka Viskova-Robertson

Kalamazoo, Michigan Business Administration

MacKenzie L. Walters

Milford, Michigan Business Administration: Management

Tingyin Wu

China Business Administration

Katie M. Zaharion

Battle Creek, Michigan Business Administration: Computer Information

Master of Music Taylor G. Fox

Hoffman Estates, Illinois Music Therapy

Carlos Raul Lozano Sanchez

Kalamazoo, Michigan Music Performance

Julia A. McCarren Dayton, Maryland Music Therapy

Laura Piedad Parra Acosta Colombia Music Performance

Lai Yiu Yeung China Music Therapy

Master of Public Administration

Jane Olivia Buerkel

Dana F. Jacobson

Pranavi Mandlem

Crystal Paul Elizabeth Akinade

Sylvie Foungnigue Coulibaly

Vignesh Jairaj

Kirsten Paige Maniez

Ashley M. Janowiak

Hannah Marie Maze

Angela Rachel Janssen

Jocelyn Dee McGinnis

Evan Michael Jensen

Helene M. Miller

Savani Rajiv Joshi

Molly H. Milstein

Kalamazoo, Michigan Public Administration: Health Care Administration

Stella M. Carneiro-Stephens

Climax, Michigan Public Administration: Public Management

Kaitlyn E. DeFouw

Lansing, Michigan Public Administration: Nonprofit Leadership

Patti I. Fergison

Portage, Michigan Public Administration: Nonprofit Leadership

Ashley M. Glass

Kalamazoo, Michigan Public Administration: Nonprofit Leadership

Kara Morin

Kalamazoo, Michigan Biological Sciences

Taylor L. Dannenberg Zeeland, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Jacob C. Darling Peotone, Illinois Data Science

Jacob A. Davis

Grand Rapids, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Meghan E. DeBacker Macomb, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Nicole M. Dubs

Kalamazoo, Michigan Biological Sciences

McKenna Paige Duffy Hartford, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Coloma, Michigan Public Administration: Nonprofit Leadership

Ann K. Dziedziula

Karalyn M. Niemetta

Alexis R. Espinoza

Lincoln, Michigan Public Administration: Health Care Administration

James D. Pye

Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan Public Administration: Nonprofit Leadership

Master of Science Katlynn M. Ahearn

Fort Gratiot, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Belal Ahmad

Kalamazoo, Michigan Engineering Management

Munirah Abdullah R Alraqibah Kalamazoo, Michigan Statistics

Emma E. Baker

Mount Clemens, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Clare M. Banonis

Paw Paw, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Breezy Barcelo

Portage, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Chinmay Dilip Barde India Computer Science

Alexander J. Bodurka Portage, Michigan Computer Science

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Kalamazoo, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Berkley, Michigan Occupational Therapy Midland, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Sean P. Fitzsimmons

Bluffton, South Carolina Athletic Training

Kelly Caitlin Fleming Orland Park, Illinois Occupational Therapy

Chays A. Gearhart

Evanston, Illinois Occupational Therapy Kalamazoo, Michigan Engineering Management Grand Rapids, Michigan Occupational Therapy Saginaw, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Grand Rapids, Michigan Geosciences Kalamazoo, Michigan Exercise and Sports Medicine: Exercise Physiology

Thomas V. Kerber

Bangor, Michigan Aerospace Engineering

Shannan R. Ketner

Grand Rapids, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Joy J. Kiefer

Fayetteville, Pennsylvania Geosciences

Morgan E. Koehler

Kalamazoo, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Venkat Nag Kolachalam Kalamazoo, Michigan Engineering Management

Tiara L. Kopins

Pinckney, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Portage, Michigan Information Security: Computer Information Systems

Alexis R. Kwasniewicz

Lincoln G. Grevengoed

Granger, Indiana Occupational Therapy

Vero Beach, Florida Geosciences

Marthita N. Griessel

Vicksburg, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Rachel J. Harley

Grand Rapids, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Michael J. Hayosh Ferndale, Michigan Geography

Holly Lynn Hendershot Pleasant Lake, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Walled Lake, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Madeline J. LaDue Skye Leake

Emerado, North Dakota Geography

James Lee

Kalamazoo, Michigan Manufacturing Engineering

Kelsey M. Lehman

Richland, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Victoria M. Lehman

Westphalia, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Kailey Christine Lincoln

Samantha Elaine Holzschu Portage, Michigan Naperville, Illinois Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Julia S. Hulbert

Charlotte, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Kalamazoo, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Megan K. Makoski

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Science Saint Johns, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Shelby Township, Michigan Occupational Therapy McBain, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Grand Rapids, Michigan Occupational Therapy Presque Isle, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Lauren E. Montague Middleville, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Breanna C. Morgan

Portage, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Afnan Mohamad A Muharraq Portage, Michigan Statistics

Malaya Barbara Myers Detroit, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Halle M. Nienhaus

Farmington, Michigan Biological Sciences

Angela M. Ottenwess

Grand Rapids, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Reethika Pallapati

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Science

Joshua R. Paris

Norton Shores, Michigan Biological Sciences

Kaleigh M. Paschke

Naperville, Illinois Occupational Therapy

Ashley Marie Pincenti

Elk Grove Village, Illinois Occupational Therapy

Alexandra M. Plenys Berwyn, Illinois Occupational Therapy

Aman Puranik

Kalamazoo, Michigan Engineering Management

Hannah R. Reinhold

Augusta, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Serena K. Roehl

Hutchinson, Minnesota Athletic Training

Ethan J. Rogers

Wyoming, Michigan Occupational Therapy


COMMENCEMENT, DECEMBER 2020

Nicole Samaroo

Prathamesh Dattatray Deore

Deepanshu Ashwani Pandita

Shelby Township, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Pooja Abhay Deshpande

Aditya Sambhaji Patil

Paige J. Schlaman

Master of Science in Accountancy

Tanay Raju Dhabekar

Paresh Rajendra Patil

Master of Science in Nursing

Resha Prafulbhai Shah

Felicia A. Ayalew

Aakash Prataprao Ghorpade

Prashant Ratnakar Petkar

Merlana D. Akans

Sudharsan Prabhakaran

Ashley L. LaRock

Siva Durga Rao Gurram

Umang Dharmendrakumar Prajapati

Victoria K. Pung

Stephen R. Hunter

Shivu Prasad

Master of Social Work

Jason Jacob

Ketki Jitendra Prasade

Alexis Mary Brannan

Elizabeth M. Campbell

Decatur, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Lucas Schira

Kalamazoo, Michigan Information Security: Computer Science Berrien Springs, Michigan Occupational Therapy India Exercise and Sports Medicine: Exercise Physiology

Kayla Marie Shimko

Canton, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Koushik Sriperumbuduru Saint Joseph, Michigan Computer Science

Arianna J. Stark-Norton Troy, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Jordan L. Sternfeld

West Bloomfield, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Tayler H. White

Vicksburg, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Genna Rene Wilkie

Grand Rapids, Michigan Accountancy

Timothy J. Belcher Ann Arbor, Michigan Accountancy

Antonio G. Fragala Gobles, Michigan Accountancy

Hayden A. Guild

Kalamazoo, Michigan Accountancy

Marisol Quiroz

Hartford, Michigan Accountancy

Nicolas M. Wilkey

India Industrial Engineering Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering India Industrial Engineering

Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering

Sunil Kumar Gogineni Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Engineering

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering Kalamazoo, Michigan Chemical Engineering Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering

Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering

Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical Engineering

India Industrial Engineering Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Nicole A. Stewart

Battle Creek, Michigan Accountancy

Mathan Kumar Kaliappan

Krishna Vamsi Putigampu

Lingxiao Sun

Master of Science in Engineering

Siva Teja Kethineni

Gokulrajha Radhakrishnan

Omar F. Abdulla

Rohit Kingsley

Rahul Govindsing Rajput

Shubham Pramod Aherrao

Chaitanya Shashikant Kulkarni

Nahas Hanumant Sapakal

Lawton, Michigan Biological Sciences Kalamazoo, Michigan Data Science

Gretchen L. Tello

Spring Arbor, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Alexa T. Thibault

Saint Ignace, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Haley A. Thibeault

Berrien Springs, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Lindsey K. Trebilcock Ira, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Kalamazoo, Michigan Civil Engineering India Industrial Engineering

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa Al Khaled Portage, Michigan Civil Engineering

Nehad A. Alshebbany Kalamazoo, Michigan Civil Engineering

Rachael Marie Underwood Bharath Kumar Whitewater, Wisconsin Bahunuthula Occupational Therapy

Alisha J. Vanslooten

India Electrical Engineering

Vamshi Krishna Venkataswamy

India Industrial Engineering

Holland, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Kalamazoo, Michigan Data Science

Pratik Shahuraje Bhosale

Hrishikesh Milind Bugad

Christina L. Walter

Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering

Amanda K. Weersma

India Industrial Engineering

Portage, Michigan Occupational Therapy Grand Rapids, Michigan Occupational Therapy

Yashraj Umesh Chavan Vikram Rajendra Chillal Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering

India Mechanical Engineering Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering

Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering

Praveen Ramratan Kumawat

Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering

Ravina Ravindrakumar Mahajan Lansdale, Pennsylvania Industrial Engineering

Osamah Ibrahim Majeed Majeed

Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Gagan Mannan

Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering

Alexandris Francisca Matos Santana Kalamazoo, Michigan Chemical Engineering

Venkat Meghnadh Panchakarla

Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering

York, Pennsylvania Industrial Engineering

Shresta Wosti

Kalamazoo, Michigan Civil Engineering

Rishi Isaac Yalla

India Electrical Engineering

Vicksburg, Michigan Nursing Manchester, Michigan Nursing Portland, Michigan Nursing

Comstock Park, Michigan Social Work: Clinical Grand Rapids, Michigan Social Work: Interpersonal Practice

Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering Rancho Cucamonga, California Industrial Engineering Kalamazoo, Michigan Industrial Engineering

Vaishal Sheth

Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Dhiraj Anand Shetye

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Aniket Rajeev Shinde Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Soorya Sridhar

Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Sudharsan Sridhar

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Namrata Dinesh Tonde Holland, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Akshay Sudhakar Ukey India Chemical Engineering

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Candidates for Graduation

Bachelor’s Degrees This program contains the names of candidates for graduation at this commencement. Certification is subject to the completion of requirements. Honors listings here are based on the accumulated averages earned during all enrollment periods except the final enrollment period. Undergraduate honors graduates wear a gold cord. The honor and grade point averages are: Summa Cum Laude, 3.90 to 4.0; Magna Cum Laude, 3.70 to 3.89; Cum Laude, 3.50 to 3.69.

Undergraduate Certificate Program Joshua Steven Morano

Englewood, Colorado Music Therapy Equivalency

Bachelor of Arts Sarahi E. Acosta

Chicago, Illinois Spanish; Political Science

Kenneth G. Aguirre III Oswego, Illinois Criminal Justice

Jessica Alburtus

Kalamazoo, Michigan Gender and Women's Studies

Nicholas Alvarado

New Carlisle, Indiana Philosophy

Katie J. Anderson

Galesburg, Michigan Organizational Communication; Psychology: General Psychology

Lucas Timothy Apps

Zebulon, North Carolina University Studies

Yanto Assuk

Kalamazoo, Michigan Global and International Studies

Gabrielle Elizabeth Aubermann

Coloma, Michigan Student Planned Major

Ricardo Avelar Lyons, Illinois Sociology

Larkin E. Babbitt

Ann Arbor, Michigan Theatre: Theatre Studies

Jessica A. Bates

Vicksburg, Michigan Religion

Maxwell B. Benedict

Tecumseh, Michigan Communication Studies

Seth R. Berry

Elise Madigan Cathcart

Jada S. Fann

Kirsten Marie Hansen

Lord Marcello O. Beverly-El

Gabriel Ryan Coble

Jacob L. Fisher

Taylor Jean Harrington

Battle Creek, Michigan Journalism

Lansing, Michigan French; Sociology

Samantha M. Boettcher Cum Laude

Gobles, Michigan Anthropology

Karissa R. Boss

Kalamazoo, Michigan Communication Studies

Micah C. Brantley Detroit, Michigan Criminal Justice

Madison R. Braunz

Grand Junction, Michigan Film, Video and Media Studies

Katherine A. Bresson

Northville, Michigan Global and International Studies

Shawn F. Brew

Portage, Michigan Political Science

Jacob M. Brewer

Saint Joseph, Michigan English: Creative Writing

Kailey A. Brooks

Bridgman, Michigan Communication Studies

Melissa L. Brossard

New Baltimore, Michigan University Studies

Hannah Marie Budd

Richmond, Michigan Film, Video and Media Studies

Cedar Hill, Texas Latin

Los Angeles, California Criminal Justice

Dustin G. Cochran Niles, Michigan History

Kendra Cole

Lansing, Michigan University Studies

Christopher J. Compton

Indonesia Tourism and Travel

Colleen Marie Friar

Grand Rapids, Michigan Art

Ciya C. Hawkins

Goodrich, Michigan Criminal Justice

Madeline R. Haynes Essexville, Michigan University Studies

Margaret A. Henning

South Lyon, Michigan

Worth, Illinois Anthropology

Ashley M. Cox

Sarah Giramia

Matthew Leija Heredia

Grand Ledge, Michigan Communication Studies

Joshua A. Cramer Portage, Michigan Public Relations

Brandon C. Damour

Brighton, Michigan Communication Studies

Asia'Nae N. Davison

Warren, Michigan Sociology; Criminal Justice

Abdoulaye Rashid Deme Southfield, Michigan Criminal Justice

Crystal G. DeRoo

Kalamazoo, Michigan Anthropology; Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Jon D. Diffendarfer Jr. Fort Wayne, Indiana Criminal Justice

Brian Robert Dockery Detroit, Michigan Communication Studies

Kyler Byker

Madison E. Easterday

Ryan D. Cadman

Kayla Ann Esch

Algonac, Michigan Communication Studies

Isak Roby Fonataba

Portage, Michigan Art

Nicole T. Furioso

Bailey L. Dunfield

Kalamazoo, Michigan University Studies

Commerce Township, Michigan University Studies

Kalamazoo, Michigan Communication Studies

Spring Lake, Michigan Criminal Justice

Shelby L. Budzeak

Fair Haven, Michigan Public Relations

Southfield, Michigan Sociology

Kalamazoo, Michigan English: Creative Writing Ann Arbor, Michigan Public Relations New Lenox, Illinois Public Relations

Kalamazoo, Michigan English: Secondary Education

Noah D. Gonzales

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin University Studies

Theresa M. Hermann

Kalamazoo, Michigan Criminal Justice

Marquette, Michigan Film, Video and Media Studies

Adam R. Grenon

Clay R. Higley

Bryan J. Grinnell IV

Tiara S. Hill

Coloma, Michigan Political Science

Kalamazoo, Michigan Sociology; Psychology: General Psychology

Yesenia Guerrero

Muskegon, Michigan Spanish

Megan Linda Frances Gust

Kalamazoo, Michigan French; Sociology; Criminal Justice

Seth Halsted

Pewamo, Michigan Film, Video and Media Studies

Kyle D. Hammerberg

Farmington Hills, Michigan Sociology Detroit, Michigan Sociology

Taylor J. Holmes Detroit, Michigan Criminal Justice

Jerjuan Armod Howard Kalamazoo, Michigan Criminal Justice

Sophia Johanna Evelyn Huegel Cum Laude

Saginaw, Michigan Film, Video and Media Studies

Nicholas D. Huffman

Philosophy

Portage, Michigan Spanish

Nicolas D. Hampton

Tyvon P. Humphrey

Southfield, Michigan Film, Video and Media Studies

Kalamazoo, Michigan Sociology

Sarah Lillian Handley Kalamazoo, Michigan Art History

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Karly-Paige Sunmi Im

Powell, Ohio Theatre: Theatre Studies

Alisson Kate Jacobs Kalamazoo, Michigan University Studies

Zakeita T Jenkins Detroit, Michigan Sociology

Rebeca Jimenez

Muskegon, Michigan Global and International Studies

Daija Johnson

Southfield, Michigan Film, Video and Media Studies

Collin L. Juszczyk Livonia, Michigan Criminal Justice

Kaley Anne Kelly

Kalamazoo, Michigan Communication Studies

Spencer I. Kennedy

Lindenhurst, Illinois Global and International Studies; Spanish

Rachel K. Lasky

Jackson, Michigan Gender and Women's Studies

Micah Ledbetter

Grand Rapids, Michigan Japanese

Lily A. Lewis

Connor P. O'Reilly

Gordon E. Sherman

Koren J. Vanderweele

Ryan A. Papai

Sarah Elizabeth Shiner

Cassidy R. VanGilder

South Lyon, Michigan Criminal Justice Edwardsburg, Michigan Film, Video and Media Studies

Seksak Parnchai

Thailand Tourism and Travel

Seksit Parnchai

Manchester, Michigan Communication Studies

Thailand Global and International Studies

Jonathan A. Lucas

Andra Pati

Farmington Hills, Michigan Global and International Studies

Timothy E. Lucas

Galesburg, Michigan Criminal Justice

Kurtrice S. Mansaray

Grand Rapids, Michigan Sociology

Kalamazoo, Michigan Sociology

Dylan T. Pham

Grand Rapids, Michigan Communication Studies

Donald Eugene Pippins Saginaw, Michigan Art

Tatyana Ja'lise Qualls

Vicksburg, Michigan English: Rhetoric and Writing Studies; History

Katherine A. Markarian Howell, Michigan University Studies

Oak Park, Illinois Film, Video and Media Studies

David Michael Kimmel

Carissa N. Mathews

Chloee L. Reed

Portage, Michigan History

Brendan Michael King Livonia, Michigan English: Secondary Education

Hope Elizabeth Kline

Mattawan, Michigan Communication Studies

Alyssa R. Kneebone

Kalamazoo, Michigan Social Studies: Secondary Education

Hailee M. Knighton

Kalamazoo, Michigan Communication Studies

Matthew Wilhelm Korp

Holland, Michigan Social Studies: Secondary Education

Alexander L. Kowitz

Marshall, Michigan Communication Studies

Peter Zachary Kozlina Kalamazoo, Michigan Public Relations

Tiffany M. Kuriata Palatine, Illinois English

Abraham P. Lakuru

Kalamazoo, Michigan Criminal Justice

Emily C. Lancaster

Portage, Michigan English: Creative Writing; Communication Studies

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Kaitlin X. LaRue

Constantine, Michigan Art

Jena'a Lachell Matthews Muskegon, Michigan Criminal Justice Studies

Victoria Judith Lily Love McCartney Canada Communication Studies

Erynn A. McKay

Farmington Hills, Michigan Political Science

Paloma R. Medina Cano

Decatur, Michigan Sociology: Social Psychology

Lindsey Mercer

Magna Cum Laude

Vicksburg, Michigan English: Secondary Education

Isabella R. Miller

Hartford, Michigan Political Science

Trevor L. Miller

New Baltimore, Michigan Film, Video and Media Studies

Dylan E. Mitchell

Park Forest, Illinois Criminal Justice; Sociology

Amanda Michelle Mueller Hastings, Michigan University Studies

Espoir Ngenza Murondanyi

Grandville, Michigan Political Science: International and Comparative Politics

Concord, Michigan Sociology

Hannah Elizabeth Reed Albion, Michigan Communication Studies

Ashley E. Reijonen Richland, Michigan Tourism and Travel

Charles E. Rhames

Kalamazoo, Michigan Political Science

Cassidy N. Richards Paw Paw, Michigan English

Hadlee B. Robinson Durand, Michigan Political Science

Stephan James Santiago Hickory Corners, Michigan English: Secondary Education

Marten G. Schrotenboer Holland, Michigan Criminal Justice

Anniemarie E. Scott

Augusta, Michigan English: Rhetoric and Writing Studies

George E. Seahorn Detroit, Michigan Philosophy

Michael Stephen Sekich

Sterling Heights, Michigan Political Science: Public Law

Margaret C. Shepler Macomb, Michigan Criminal Justice

Clio, Michigan Criminal Justice

Northport, Michigan University Studies

Ally M. Sinclair

Hartford, Michigan Communication Studies

Delaney M. Singleton

Lincoln Park, Michigan Theatre: Theatre Studies

Jared L. Skinner

Bronson, Michigan Criminal Justice

Mira J. Smail

Brighton, Michigan Political Science; Global and International Studies

Lauren Virginia Smith

Owosso, Michigan Interpersonal Communication

Madison A. Smith Lansing, Michigan University Studies

Lisa M. Smogor

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan Criminal Justice

Laydee D. Spencer

Muskegon Heights, Michigan Communication Studies

Nicholas H Stanford Wyoming, Michigan Sociology

Marc T. Stein

Baltimore, Maryland University Studies

Abigail Stoll

Sherwood, Michigan Sociology; Political Science

Liron S. Sussman Wixom, Michigan History

Isabella Süssmann Tomé Kalamazoo, Michigan Anthropology

Yurina Takahashi

Kalamazoo, Michigan Global and International Studies

Kalamazoo, Michigan Criminal Justice Davisburg, Michigan English: Secondary Education

William M. Walton-Case Traverse City, Michigan Communication Studies; Political Science

Jingwei Wang China Economics

Aaron M. Warfield

Kalamazoo, Michigan Social Studies: Secondary Education

Gwennyth S. White

Kalamazoo, Michigan Criminal Justice

Aleysa Nicole Williams Kalamazoo, Michigan English

Chardonney Nicole Willoughby Roseville, Michigan Art

Alyssa M. Wiseley

Jerome, Michigan Communication Studies; English

Amani B. Wydick

Kalamazoo, Michigan University Studies

Bachelor of Business Administration Hisham Amur Saif Abdullah Al Abri

Kalamazoo, Michigan Finance

Ahmed Abdullah A Alabuabdullah

Kalamazoo, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Lukas Drew Thompson

Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed ALalwan

Cristofer J. Toering

Mohammed Abdulrahman M Alashwan

Grand Rapids, Michigan Organizational Communication Grand Rapids, Michigan Political Science

Breanna L. Turner

Flint, Michigan Sociology; Gender and Women’s Studies

Savannah E. Tustin

Kalamazoo, Michigan Criminal Justice

DeWitt, Michigan Management

Saudi Arabia Computer Information Systems

Mazoon Yousuf Ali Al Balushi Dearborn, Michigan Integrated Supply Management


COMMENCEMENT, DECEMBER 2020

Rawan Mohammed A Aldebasi

Jack William Athos

Spencer Duane Burd

Mazin Saif Zahran Al Gharibi

Rakan Salem Z Bajamal

Jack T. Burgess

Kalamazoo, Michigan Management

Kalamazoo, Michigan Finance

Fawaz Khalid A Algriafi Kalamazoo, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Mohamed Fayez Haider Hasan Ali Bahrain Finance

Abdulla Abdullateef M A Alkuwari Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Information Systems

Yasir Abdullah A Almohsen Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Information Systems

Majed Marzouq N Almutairi

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Information Systems

Ahlam Abdulmajeed A Alnemer Kalamazoo, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Batol Tariq M Alosaimi Kalamazoo, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Majid Ahmed Saif Al Qarshoobi Cum Laude

Kalamazoo, Michigan Finance

Abdullah Abdulrahman M Alsaed Kalamazoo, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Mohammed Hassan H Al Sowaij Kalamazoo, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Yazeed Saleh A Alswiti

Kalamazoo, Michigan Integrated Supply Management; Management

Michael Thomas Altobelli Tinley Park, Illinois Integrated Supply Management

Michael J. Anderson

Kalamazoo, Michigan Personal Financial Planning

New Lenox, Illinois Computer Information Systems Kalamazoo, Michigan Finance

John S. Bakos

Kalamazoo, Michigan Finance

Kathryn G. Ballinger Kalamazoo, Michigan Finance

Caleb John Barbee Kentwood, Michigan Finance

Parker S. Beach

Portage, Michigan Finance

Sienna B. Behrendt Holland, Michigan Management

Benjamin Edward Berg Commerce Township, Michigan Accountancy

Jesse J. Black

Travelers Rest, South Carolina Computer Information Systems

Margaret A. Blair

Kalamazoo, Michigan Accountancy

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Information Systems Hurst, Texas Digital Marketing and eCommerce

Katherine L. Callander Indianapolis, Indiana Marketing

Maria Andrea Calles-Tamayo

Grand Rapids, Michigan Marketing

Richard T. Campbell Portage, Michigan Finance

Ally Joy Carlson Frankfort, Illinois Finance

Elisabeth Grace Charney South Lyon, Michigan Sales and Business Marketing; Spanish

Kai Wen Chew

Devin P. Doyle

Fenton, Michigan Finance

Zachary J. Dymon

Monroe, Michigan Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing

Dalton L. Earl

Marshall, Michigan Marketing

Terrence K. Evelyn Detroit, Michigan Finance

Ryan Douglas Evey Belmont, Michigan Sales and Business Marketing

Philip F. Faustman VII Kalamazoo, Michigan Management

Sergio Andre Ferreyra Kalamazoo, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Lia K.L. Finger

Malaysia Marketing

Kalamazoo, Michigan Human Resource Management

Ryan Alex Chilton

Brenden T. Fowler

Australia Digital Marketing and eCommerce

Nicholas G. Choryan

Howell, Michigan Management

Emmanuel Myles Fowler

Wyoming, Michigan Marketing

Van Buren Township, Michigan Management

Lawton, Michigan Computer Information Systems

Ben T. Coburn

Allison Katherine Gantner

Hunter Elliott Boone

Morgan M. Conley

Shayne Timothy Bolin

Otsego, Michigan Marketing

Kalamazoo, Michigan Business Analytics Granger, Indiana Finance

Carter James Boruszewski Melanie Villalobos Okemos, Michigan Aschermann Food and Consumer CorrĂŠa Package Goods Marketing

Brenda L. Boyd

Kalamazoo, Michigan Advertising and Promotion

Paw Paw, Michigan Human Resource Management

Joshua N. Cotter

Melissa A. Bradham

Grant Dally

Baroda, Michigan Accountancy

Megan Brenne

Bangor, Michigan Marketing

Kalamazoo, Michigan Finance Galesburg, Michigan Marketing

Maya S. Davidson

Birmingham, Michigan Digital Marketing and eCommerce

Kaylee B. Gasaway Portage, Michigan Marketing

Justyn B. Genovich Clarkston, Michigan Finance

Skye Lynne George

Norton Shores, Michigan Marketing

Brooke Noelle-Annette Gibson Kalamazoo, Michigan Accountancy

Matthew R. Gilbert

Beverly Hills, Michigan Computer Information Systems

Miles K. Brockman

Sterling Heights, Michigan Sales and Business Marketing

Mark Jeffrey Brooks

Portage, Michigan Accountancy

Matthew J. Goretzka

Elizabeth D. Burch

Dearborn Heights, Michigan Sales and Business Marketing

Jack Thomas Dorer

Evan J. Green

Southfield, Michigan Entrepreneurship Portland, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Plainwell, Michigan Human Resource Management

Jonathon T. DeKoff Patrick J. DeMarco

Rockford, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Jonathan R. Gipson Detroit, Michigan Sales and Business Marketing Portage, Michigan Accountancy

Breanna Lee Greer Portage, Michigan Human Resource Management

Melissa M. Guest

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Alexandra D. Gust

Grand Haven, Michigan Human Resource Management

Maddison E. Gwizdz

Lincoln Park, Michigan Finance

Michelle Sharie Halagian West Bloomfield, Michigan Advertising and Promotion

Devin J. Hamilton

Birmingham, Michigan Sales and Business Marketing

Jacob D. Hammel

Lawton, Michigan Entrepreneurship; Sales and Business Marketing

Takiya Makisha Hampton Kalamazoo, Michigan Human Resource Management

Jonathan L. Harning Portage, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Devon A. Harris

Ann Arbor, Michigan Management

Jessica Gianina Harsono Indonesia Business Analytics

Joshua Gilberto Harsono Indonesia Finance

Madison A. Hart

Okemos, Michigan Personal Financial Planning

Montana S. Hensel

Waterville, Ohio Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing

Ch'ng Tyne Ho Malaysia Marketing

Darrin M. Hobson Portage, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Fletcher T. Howell

Farmington Hills, Michigan Entrepreneurship

Brady M. Hrab

Portage, Michigan Management

Flint, Michigan Management

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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Jordan T Jacobs

Paw Paw, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Michael J. Jacobus

Kalamazoo, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Taria Da'Nai James Muskegon, Michigan Marketing

Nathan D. Jaworowski Delton, Michigan Management

Arika Jimenez

Portage, Michigan Human Resource Management; Leadership and Business Strategy

Elizabeth Ann Johnson

Waterford, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Ashwathy K P Balakrishnan

Kalamazoo, Michigan Health Informatics and Information Management

Sarah Ruth Krips Dexter, Michigan Human Resource Management

Raven Y. Lackey Detroit, Michigan Human Resource Management

Madison N. LaDuke

Norton Shores, Michigan Entrepreneurship

Warren, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Sydney Larsen

Emma S. Johnson

Vincent Lee

Kalamazoo, Michigan Human Resource Management

Mimmie Eva Karin Bjarnesdotter Kaellander Sweden Marketing

Abel F. Kahsay

Kentwood, Michigan Computer Information Systems

Humza Kayani

Kalamazoo, Michigan Finance

JaJuan R. Kemp

West Bloomfield, Michigan Accountancy; Finance

Peyton L. Kerns

Pinckney, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Dallas R. Kiefer

Lake Orion, Michigan Entrepreneurship

Austin William Kinard Cum Laude

Kalamazoo, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Shelby A. Klaiber

Kalamazoo, Michigan Accountancy; Finance

Ryan E. Kohlhoff Otsego, Michigan Finance

Daniel James Kotas Palos Park, Illinois Integrated Supply Management

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Nathaniel F. Kotz

Goodrich, Michigan Marketing Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Information Systems

Ryan A. Leja

Farmington Hills, Michigan Management; Marketing

Riley T. Lenhard

Berkley, Michigan Advertising and Promotion

Bradford J. Lesman Portage, Michigan Finance

Derek D. Lloyd

Detroit, Michigan Accountancy

Kyle Logghe

Richmond, Michigan Finance

Grayson Albert Long Commerce Township, Michigan Finance

Kennedy Ane Lundquist Alpena, Michigan Marketing

Connor Bryan MacDonell Woodhaven, Michigan Sales and Business Marketing

Amber N. Martin

Watervliet, Michigan Accountancy

Willow G. Martin Mason, Michigan Human Resource Management

Kyle Jason Martyniuk

Lombard, Illinois Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing

Daniel A. McKay

Adam W. Overhiser

Angela L. Middaugh

Kaitlyn L. Pagels

Thornton, Illinois Management

Kalamazoo, Michigan Accountancy

Seth Q. Miller

Sturgis, Michigan Management

South Haven, Michigan Sales & Business Marketing Sturgis, Michigan Accountancy

Nicholas Parker

Mason Alexander Rittenberg Freeport, Michigan Accountancy

Irene A. Roberts

Eau Claire, Michigan Management

Three Rivers, Michigan Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing

Agustin A. Robles

Jaylen A. Peete

James M. Roche

Kendie Elizabeth Mohney

Jasmine S. Perez

Carter J. Roush

Zariah S. Molina

Jonathon C. Phillips

Nayera Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Egypt Marketing

Vicksburg, Michigan eBusiness Marketing

Kalamazoo, Michigan Marketing

Anna Maria Caterina Monim

Indonesia Telecommunications and Information Management

Jaylon J. Moore Detroit, Michigan Finance

Kristian Moore

Bangor, Michigan Human Resource Management

David Morales

Kalamazoo, Michigan Accountancy

Rebekah Marie Morlock Ortonville, Michigan Business Law

Jacob J. Morse

Grand Rapids, Michigan Sales and Business Marketing

Dillan J. Neelis

Westland, Michigan Marketing Dearborn, Michigan Marketing Brighton, Michigan Health Informatics and Information Management

Elizabeth P. Piesz

Jessica L. Powers Otsego, Michigan Accountancy

Veronica L. Powers Otsego, Michigan Accountancy

Brendan J. Prizlow

Rochester Hills, Michigan Finance

Andrew James Pugh

Shelby Township, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Jennasee L. Norman

Eric A. Ranes

Colin P. Oakley

Portage, Michigan Accountancy Canton, Michigan Accountancy; Finance Galesburg, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Michael P. Rapson Haslett, Michigan Accountancy

Trenton, Michigan Human Resource Management

Austin E. Rayle

DeJuan O'Bryant

Jae'-Mikkel Sandrio-Winston-David Reid

Kalamazoo, Michigan Finance

Opefoluwa P. Olaleye Southfield, Michigan Management

Livonia, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Augusta, Michigan Finance

Jackson, Michigan Human Resource Management

Ian J. Randall

Grand Rapids, Michigan Accountancy

Jaime Rene' Roye

Kayla M. Pollick

Grant M. Noble

Mark Angelo Nowicki

Mason, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Dominic G. Ryan

Yue Qian

Portage, Michigan Accountancy

Kalamazoo, Michigan Finance

Rockwood, Michigan Human Resource Management; Psychology: General Psychology

Muskegon, Michigan Human Resource Management Macomb, Michigan Finance

Hartford, Michigan Marketing

Oshtemo, Michigan Accountancy

Shelby Township, Michigan Sales and Business Marketing

Flossmoor, Illinois Management

Austin James Ryder Zachary L. Sabin

Grand Rapids, Michigan Marketing

Andrew G. Sagonowsky Ann Arbor, Michigan Business Analytics

Christopher Sanchez

Chicago Heights, Illinois Marketing

Jacob S. Sanderson Kalamazoo, Michigan Marketing

Steven E. Schwartz

Commerce Township, Michigan Finance

Justin D. Scott

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Information Systems

Kennedy R. Scott Detroit, Michigan Accountancy

Casey Sebring

Kalamazoo, Michigan Management

Jaden G. Sebring

Battle Creek, Michigan Finance

Elizabeth M. Sell-Kimble Kalamazoo, Michigan Accountancy


COMMENCEMENT, DECEMBER 2020

Jamison A. Sharp

Lawton, Michigan Computer Information Systems

Hannah L. Shier

Kalamazoo, Michigan Human Resource Management

Dalton D. Sigler

Maybee, Michigan Entrepreneurship

Corey D. Siwula

Kalamazoo, Michigan Management

Patrick A. Skinner

Kalamazoo, Michigan Finance

Miralem Smajic

Brandon J. Sturtevant Brighton, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Brian Andrew Susilo Indonesia Business Analytics

Nicholas T. Thies Portage, Michigan Marketing

Jeremy Dillon Thompson

Kelsey M. Wendell

Taylor J. Modigell

Alexa K. Wespiser

Elizabeth K. Neuerburg

Kalamazoo, Michigan University Studies Petoskey, Michigan Marketing

Rozlin Marie Opolka

Hunter P. Williams

Cassidy N. Richards

Martin, Michigan Marketing

Birmingham, Michigan Sales and Business Marketing

Ryan David Thompson

Joszn'e M. Williams

Blake Tindol

Eastpointe, Michigan Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing

Norton Shores, Michigan Computer Information Systems

Battle Creek, Michigan Integrated Supply Management; Business Analytics

Reid J Williams

Marques J. Smalley

Cameron R. Tran

Amanda S. Wilson

Grand Rapids, Michigan Computer Information Systems

Carter Lewis Smith Jackson, Michigan Accountancy

Aaron C. Snow

Plainwell, Michigan Finance

Darby A. Tutas

Grand Rapids, Michigan Marketing

Maxwell S. Underwood

Richland, Michigan Sales and Business Marketing Scotts, Michigan Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Kalamazoo, Michigan Marketing

Brownstown, Michigan Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing

Juliette D. Baker

Nathan Wilson Snyder

Michael William Urban

Claire L. Beaman

Holland, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Joseph James Snyr Tipton, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Ryan Stapleton

Kentwood, Michigan Management

Shardae Tania Steele Southfield, Michigan Human Resource Management

Rachel Sachie Sterchele Kalamazoo, Michigan Advertising and Promotion

Joshua William Sterling Aurora, Illinois Finance

Peyton Stiles

Grand Ledge, Michigan Finance

Jeffrey L. Stinson, Jr.

Berkley, Michigan Advertising and Promotion

Jodi E. Stoffer

Portage, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

Alexander B. Stratton Livonia, Michigan Integrated Supply Management

South Lyon, Michigan Finance

Luke Van Artsen Frankfort, Illinois Finance

Jared VanderMolen

Kalamazoo, Michigan Management

Scott M. VanderWalle Portage, Michigan Finance

Jeremy Doyle VanDyke Grand Haven, Michigan Marketing

Brett Van Os Canada Accountancy

Maria Selene Vega Hartford, Michigan Accountancy

Kyle J. Wade

Battle Creek, Michigan Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing

Nicholas L. Wahl

Southgate, Michigan Art Education Whitehall, Michigan Theatre: Design and Technical Production

Emily M. Boomer

Oxford, Michigan Theatre: Stage Management

Madison R. Braunz

Gregory, Michigan Art

Paw Paw, Michigan Art

Duane L. Smith

Detroit, Michigan Theatre: Acting

Bachelor of Music Breanna K. Bowen Midland, Michigan Music Therapy

Michaella J. Braamse

Benton Harbor, Michigan Music Therapy

Clayton A. Conner Hopkins, Michigan Theatre: Acting

Alexandra M. Hayden Saint Clair, Michigan Art

Madeline A. Hillock

Traverse City, Michigan Theatre: Acting

Jerome M. Jones

Eddie Warr

Lindsey Mercer

Mecosta, Michigan Theatre: Acting

Vicksburg, Michigan Art Education

Howell, Michigan Music Therapy

Brody J Roland

Kalamazoo, Michigan Music Education: Instrumental: Secondary Education

Jordan L. Walsh

Macomb, Michigan Music Therapy

Carter J. Way

Galesburg, Michigan Music Performance: Instrumental

Jeffrey A. Wetherford

Kalamazoo, Michigan Music Education: Instrumental: Secondary Education

Taylor R. Woods

Bachelor of Musical Arts

Kalamazoo, Michigan Music Performance: Instrumental

James J. Gottschall

Kalamazoo, Michigan Music Education: Choral/ General: Secondary Education

Kenneth Evan Kressin

Conor J. Large

Howell, Michigan Theatre: Acting

Alex J. Repyak

David B. Frazier

Ann Arbor, Michigan Music Composition

Jeremy R. Carey

Samuel Marcus Chapman

Teaneck, New Jersey Music Performance: Vocal

Caledonia, Michigan Music Therapy

Kalamazoo, Michigan Music Performance: Instrumental

Stanton, Michigan Theatre: Design and Technical Production

Daniela Franchesca Pena Cabreja

Matthew J. Epperson

Grand Junction, Michigan Theatre: Acting

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Information Systems Kalamazoo, Michigan Finance

Edwardsburg, Michigan Theatre: Stage Management

Benjamin S. Williams

Kalamazoo, Michigan Management

Battle Creek, Michigan Accountancy

Tecumseh, Michigan Theatre: Stage Management

Novi, Michigan Music Performance: Instrumental

Catherine N. Conway

Murfreesboro, Tennessee Music

Bachelor of Science Julius A. Abrams

Kalamazoo, Michigan Exercise Science

Regine Rose Apalla Acosta

Bowie, Maryland Aviation Flight Science

Andie E. Lastomirsky

Ken'Nita T. Agee

Emily E. Mastenbrook

Muluk Ali Husein Al Aidarus

Fraser, Michigan Music Performance: Instrumental

Delton, Michigan Music Performance: Instrumental; Spanish

Sophia C. Maurer

Chesterfield, Michigan Music Therapy; Psychology

Noah J. Miller

Middleville, Michigan Music Education: Instrumental: Secondary Education

Clinton Township, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Kalamazoo, Michigan Geochemistry

Jacob P. Alburtus

Lawrence, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

Pietro Alfano

Portage, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Jillian M. Ohngren

Hartland, Michigan Music Education: Choral/ General: Secondary Education

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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Hawra Abdullah Al Fardan

Kalamazoo, Michigan Exercise Science; Biomedical Sciences

Hasanaa Said Hamed Said Al Harthi Cum Laude Oman Geochemistry

Mohammed Jassim M O Al Kubaisi Kalamazoo, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Tanner L. Allen

Hastings, Michigan University Studies

Saleh Abdulrahman S Alnahdi Cum Laude

Kalamazoo, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Louai Nidal Baskal Al Shomaly

Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science Psychology

Saif Hamed Saif Mohammed Al Toubi Oman Geochemistry

Shannon J. Ambs

Kalamazoo, Michigan Elementary Professional Education

Olivia Anderson

Portage, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Haley Andrews

Portage, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

Mark A. Andrysiak Plainwell, Michigan Athletic Training

Jack T. Archer

Traverse City, Michigan Exercise Science

Nicole Monet Baker Detroit, Michigan University Studies

Victoria E. Baker

Cassopolis, Michigan Exercise Science

Rachel N. Banks

Jake E. Booge

Alexandria J. Bryant

Jacob Cipriano

Nathaniel G. Barnett

Austyn Lynnell Boulware

Austin J. Buckley

Kayla Renee Clark

Sarah N. Bear

Alexander D. Boyd

Augusta, Michigan University Studies Ann Arbor, Michigan Exercise Science

Ypsilanti, Michigan Elementary Professional Education; Elementary/ Middle School Language Arts

Skyler S. Behn

Clifton, Virginia Aviation Flight Science; Aviation Management and Operations

Matthew J. Beilman

Stevensville, Michigan Athletic Training

Bryce J. Bekius

Battle Creek, Michigan Aviation Maintenance Technology

Tiontia C. Bell

Detroit, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Hailey S. Beyer

Brooklyn, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Isaac Joseph Bielecki

Clinton Township, Michigan Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Leena Saleh Binafif

Kalamazoo, Michigan Speech Pathology and Audiology

Sharifah Nur Sabrina binti Syed Azhan

Malaysia Fashion Merchandising and Design: Merchandising

Danielle P. Bisbikis

Dearborn Heights, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Benjamin N. Blakley

Port Huron, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Quinne Li Boersma

Grand Rapids, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Ypsilanti, Michigan Fashion Merchandising and Design: Design and Development

Clayton M. Boese

Cassandra Jean Barlow

Kalamazoo, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Kalamazoo, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

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Andy L. Barnes

Burr Ridge, Illinois Aviation Flight Science

Madisyn P. Boettcher

Ann Arbor, Michigan Exercise Science Southfield, Michigan Athletic Training Hastings, Michigan Computer Science

Carsen L. Boyd

South Haven, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Damien A. Boyer

Stevensville, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology; Biomedical Sciences

Christopher J. Boynton Schoolcraft, Michigan Computer Science

Joshua D. Braden

New Haven, Michigan Athletic Training

Ellie Nicole Brendel

Farmington Hills, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Amy C. Brennan

Kalamazoo, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Jonathan W. Brennan

Chicago, Illinois Exercise Science

Saline, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Regan Marie Bunker Indian River, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

David A. Burris

Indianapolis, Indiana Aviation Flight Science; Aviation Maintenance Technology

Noah C. Buscher Novi, Michigan Data Science

Jared D. Byker

Byron Center, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Katlin Anne-Louise Cagney

Whitehall, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education

Eric C. Carlson

Traverse City, Michigan Freshwater Science and Sustainability

Shannon B. Carpenter Howell, Michigan Aviation Maintenance Technology

Pinckney, Michigan Engineering Management Technology

Zachary Carrell

Ethan Matthew Bresnay

Maria A. Carson

Milford, Michigan Education and Human Development

Rose K. Bridges

Battle Creek, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science

Allison J. Brinkman

Union City, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science

Simeon A. Britting Clarkston, Michigan Engineering Design Technology

Alicia Ann Broden

Grand Blanc, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Alysse Miranda Brown Kalamazoo, Michigan Exercise Science

Katie M. Bruton

Montrose, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education

Flushing, Michigan Geochemistry Battle Creek, Michigan Geography: Geographic Information Science; Japanese

Rodrigo Castellanos Vaca Guzman Wyoming, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Samantha Cavazos Morales Coloma, Michigan Chemistry

Jeffrey P. Chambers

Grand Rapids, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science

Rewlon A'men Chambers Grand Rapids, Michigan University Studies

Yoanna Chavez

Battle Creek, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Jacquelyn R. Chizek

Portage, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education

Kalamazoo, Michigan Biomedical Sciences Kalamazoo, Michigan Child and Family Development

Rinicia M. Clay

Kalamazoo, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Kenan Allen Clayton Shelbyville, Michigan University Studies

Lauryn A. Coffey

Three Rivers, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

Jazzmine C. Collins Kalamazoo, Michigan University Studies

Katherine S. Collins Portage, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Lorenzo A. Colo

Macomb, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Robert S. Connell

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mathematics

Catherine N. Conway

Murfreesboro, Tennessee Psychology: General Psychology

Hunter Christopher Coombs Paw Paw, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

Rhonda L. Cosby

Kalamazoo, Michigan University Studies

Makenna K. Coville

Vicksburg, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Mitchell A. Cox

Laingsburg, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Trevor J. Creagh

Chesterfield, Michigan Environmental and Sustainability Studies; Geography

Desmond V. Cribbs

Clinton Township, Michigan Computer Science

Andrew Crippen

Portage, Michigan Exercise Science

Warren Andrew Curtis

Jackson, Michigan Food Service Operations and Sustainability


COMMENCEMENT, DECEMBER 2020

James M. Damveld

Rachel Dubecky

Leann Amira Metsella Davis

Christopher J. Durkin

Canada Exercise Science

Kalamazoo, Michigan Geography: Geographic Info Science

Megan M. Flanders

Lillian P. Davis

Jami S. Dykstra

Hunter B. Frazier

Allegan, Michigan Computer Science

Olmsted Twp, Ohio Biomedical Sciences

Jordan M. Fitzgerald

Kentwood, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services Tekonsha, Michigan Family Studies

Jeffrey S. Green

Kalamazoo, Michigan Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Kelsea C. Green

Southgate, Michigan Education and Human Development

Battle Creek, Michigan Education and Human Development

Shannen Rose Green

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan Aviation Maintenance Technology

Kali C. Frostell

Jacqueline M. Greene

Kalamazoo, Michigan Family and Consumer Science Teacher Education

Ebony Kay Echols

Niles, Michigan Geography

Loice C. DeBerry

Benjamin A. Eckert

Waterford, Michigan University Studies

Matthew W. Davis

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Science

Stephanie Marie DeAnda Magna Cum Laude

Grosse Pointe, Michigan University Studies

Portage, Michigan Family Studies

William G. Dykstra

Kalamazoo, Michigan Family Studies Ortonville, Michigan Computer Science

Audai D. Demps

Dustin R. Ekema

Kyle Roland Denham

Emily B. Ekkens

Lansing, Michigan Biomedical Sciences Romulus, Michigan Exercise Science

Arthur S. Denys

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Science Cum Laude

Richland, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Ann Arbor, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations; Aviation Flight Science

Deniel J. Enos

Drew E. DeVine

Brandy L. Erlandson

Marshall, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

Denetta E. Diamond

Kalamazoo, Michigan Education and Human Development

Sara Ann DiFatta

La Grange Park, Illinois Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Abigail A. Diller

Plainwell, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education

Heather E. Dobbs

Portage, Michigan Elementary Professional Education; Elementary/ Middle School Mathematics

Riley C. Domschke

Bartlett, Illinois Aviation Flight Science

Kelly A. Doty

Kalamazoo, Michigan Biology

Olivia M. Drapeau Plymouth, Michigan Child and Family Development

Cheboygan, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology Douglas, Michigan Family Studies

D'Wayne Contrell Eskridge Jefferson City, Missouri Recreation: Sport Management

Marlin James Evans

Monroe, Michigan Family Studies

Spencer M. Fuller Michael Thomas Gallas

Clinton Township, Michigan University Studies

Alexis M. Garcia

Niles, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Juritsi Garcia

Comstock Park, Michigan Family Studies

Amanda A. Garrett

Portage, Michigan Healthcare Services and Sciences

Ashton T. Garwood

Southfield, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Sarah E. Gerke

Battle Creek, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science; Sociology

Saginaw, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

Caleb A. Gibson

Sinuo Fan

Ethan William Gillis

China Computer Science

Aaron Matthew Fekaris Novi, Michigan Freshwater Science and Sustainability

Bryanne E. Fillman

Grand Junction, Michigan Exercise Science Chicago, Illinois Sustainable Craft Brewing

Jordan K. Gilmer

Grand Rapids, Michigan Exercise Science

Margaret Golia

Nunica, Michigan University Studies

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan Graphic and Printing Science

Kevin M. Finley

Joy R. Goossens

Tawas City, Michigan Engineering Design Technology

Sydney V. Fishback Orland Hills, Illinois Psychology: General Psychology

Nathan M. Fisher

Dexter, Michigan Engineering Design Technology

Bangor, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Camille L. Gray

Battle Creek, Michigan Biology

Evan A. Gray

Kalamazoo, Michigan University Studies

Buchanan, Michigan University Studies

Rima Abdullah Rashid Harthi Kalamazoo, Michigan Geochemistry

Madison Spencer Harvath Canton, Michigan Exercise Science

Stephanie Renee Hauch Summa Cum Laude

Watervliet, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education

Battle Creek, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Brendan J. Hauk

Clarence K. Gregg

Emily L. Hause

Edwardsburg, Michigan Industrial Technology Education: Non-Vocational

Breanna R. Greiner

Howell, Michigan Computer Science Louisville, Kentucky Aviation Flight Science; Aviation Management and Operations

Bangor, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education

Alexander J. Hedrick

Jesse H. Grover

Donbosco A. Hein

Holland, Michigan Biology

Yesenia Guerrero

Muskegon, Michigan Elementary Professional Education

Brienna JoElle Haack Summa Cum

Kalamazoo, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Brittney Anne Hall

Macomb, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Daria M. Hall

Southfield, Michigan Healthcare Services and Sciences

Jobarre J. Hammond

Kalamazoo, Michigan Engineering Management Technology

Devin M. Hand

Kalamazoo, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Edward B. Hardy Jr.

Detroit, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Naila A. Harrie

Rochester Hills, Michigan Healthcare Services and Sciences

Kayla A. Hart

Vandalia, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan University Studies Battle Creek, Michigan Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Rikka M. Helle

Marshall, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

James T. Helwing

Howell, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Martin P. Heppler

Bloomfield Township, Michigan University Studies

Tobin Nicholas Hernandez Woodbridge, Virginia Psychology: General Psychology

Grace A. Hettinger

Martin, Michigan Business Education: Group Major

Taylor J. Hewitt

Whitehall, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology; Gender and Women's Studies

Aleashia L. Hill

Kalamazoo, Michigan University Studies

Morgan Violette Hill White Lake, Michigan University Studies

Patrick Kevin Hill

Annandale, New Jersey Aviation Flight Science

Madison N. Hilligoss Niles, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Derek J. Hobson

Kalamazoo, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Marcus J. Hoffman

Harbor Springs, Michigan Statistics

Madison B. Holm

Kalamazoo, Michigan Biology

Desjah Amara Cherice Hood Westland, Michigan Healthcare Services and Sciences

Ryan John Horton

Hastings, Michigan Fashion Merchandising and Design: Merchandising

Paige E. Howard

Harrison Township, Michigan Speech Pathology and Audiology

Keith J. Hrebec

Clinton Township, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science

Nicholas D. Huffman Portage, Michigan Computer Science

Donovan J. Hughes Detroit, Michigan Exercise Science

Mason J. Humphrey

Byron Center, Michigan Healthcare Services and Sciences: Physician Assistant

Charnae' T. Hunter

Royal Oak, Michigan Education and Human Development

Logan P. Hunter Climax, Michigan Exercise Science

Michelle E. Hutchison Portage, Michigan University Studies

Mohamed O. Ibrahim

Grand Rapids, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Jameelah T. Jackson Kalamazoo, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Mark C. Janasik

Saint Louis, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

Stephanie A. Janssens Commerce Township, Michigan Healthcare Services and Sciences

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Matthew W. Johnson

Belleville, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Shauna Elon Johnson

Farmington Hills, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Tyler J. Jonatzke

South Haven, Michigan Engineering Design Technology

Precious Mary Jones Detroit, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Mark A. Joslin

Brighton, Michigan Data Science

Cody Alexander Kalkman Richland, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Chibuokem Ukpai Kalu

West Lafayette, Indiana Aviation Management and Operations

Tracy Kathleen Katz Fort Collins, Colorado University Studies

Lindsay M. Kazmierczak New Baltimore, Michigan Exercise Science

Kari L. Keagle

Battle Creek, Michigan Child and Family Development

Camryn Elise Keane

Summa Cum Laude Kalamazoo, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Michelle Bridget Keene Portage, Michigan Biology

Jailee R. Keller

Battle Creek, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

Collin M. Kermath Troy, Michigan Exercise Science

Michaela A. Kessler Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

Jonathan Yee Keong Khoo Malaysia Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Savannah A. Kiel Crete, Illinois Exercise Science

Alexander S. Kirtley

Austin L. Krysmalski

Chandler John Klein

Trevyn A. Kukin

Sheridan, Illinois Aviation Flight Science Battle Creek, Michigan Computer Science

Corey J. Kline

La Grange Park, Illinois Computer Science

Heaven A. Kline

Goodrich, Michigan Exercise Science

Briana Marie Klug

Grand Rapids, Michigan Elementary Professional Education

Tyler S. Knight

Portage, Michigan Computer Science

Katlin M. Koch

Battle Creek, Michigan Elementary Professional Education; Elementary/ Middle School Mathematics

Calvin H. Koetje

Mendon, Michigan Aviation Maintenance Technology

Stephanie Fawn Orote Komondy Hastings, Michigan University Studies

McKenzie M. Koopman Parchment, Michigan Athletic Training

Megan Elizabeth Koren Lansing, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Jessica L. Kossuth

Grand Haven, Michigan University Studies

Kyle A. Kostrzewa

Novi, Michigan Aviation Flight Science; Aviation Management and Operations

Katie C. Krans

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan University Studies

Tyler David Krasavage Kalamazoo, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Riley Gerhard Kremkus

Dexter, Michigan Aviation Flight Science; Aviation Management and Operations

Kenneth Evan Kressin Kalamazoo, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Oakland, Michigan Athletic Training

Stanton, Michigan Applied Mathematics

Megan Marie Kupris

Grand Rapids, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Kamri Kurdziel

Benjamin H. Loftus Allegan, Michigan Engineering Design Technology

Caitlen Anne Lonabarger Commerce Township, Michigan Athletic Training

Darion Longmire

Battle Creek, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

Grand Rapids, Michigan Fashion Merchandising and Design: Merchandising

Alyssa J. Lopez

Katelyn T. Kurrie

Breanna E. Lรณpez

Palatine, Illinois Biomedical Sciences; Spanish

Anis Labene

Indonesia Aviation Management and Operations

Katlyn N. Labor

Bad Axe, Michigan Child and Family Development

Dylan S. Lafleur

Sturgis, Michigan Biomedical Sciences Plymouth, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Laura J. Lynn-Lee

Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

Jalyn S. Mack

Detroit, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Tyler A. Mack

Traverse City, Michigan Computer Science

Columbiaville, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Greyson R. LaLonde

Hailey Maksymiak

Anna N. Lancaster

Allison M. Manning

Nicholas J. LaPage

Michael W. Mannino

Traverse City, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology Niles, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science Shorewood, Illinois Recreation: Sport Management

Elizabeth K. Lawrence

Plainwell, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology; Political Science: Public Law

Alexander M. Lee

Galesburg, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Brianne G. Lentz

Hart, Michigan Freshwater Science and Sustainability

Vladimir Mikhaylovich Lezzhov Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Science

Bryce M. Libtow

Waterford, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Kenya Lloyd

Kalamazoo, Michigan Exercise Science

Frankfort, Illinois Interdisciplinary Health Services Kalamazoo, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services Baroda, Michigan University Studies

Erik J. Manta

Ypsilanti, Michigan Exercise Science

Valeria Marin-Moreno Wyoming, Michigan Family Studies

Madison Markwardt Livonia, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

Jordyn E. Marsh

Traverse City, Michigan University Studies

William J. Marshall

Grand Rapids, Michigan Freshwater Science and Sustainability

Scout Marie Marson

Madison Heights, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy


COMMENCEMENT, DECEMBER 2020

Kaleigha Lillie Martin

Allyson E. McNeal

Sean J. Murphy

Tayler J. Oldham

Rachel C. Pavone

Reece A. Mascolino

Brennan M. McNee

Makenzie Trisha Musgrove Megan N. Oliver

Teresa Nina Perille

Warren, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology Portage, Michigan Physics

Meredith H. Mason

Gaylord, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Dayton R. Massey

Paw Paw, Michigan Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Sereny Melissa Ann Mathis

Howell, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education Kalamazoo, Michigan Aviation Flight Science; Aviation Management and Operations

Madison L. Menifee Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

Meagan Lynn Menifee Southfield, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

Detroit, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science

Dameika K. Merriwether

Bryan D. Maxwell

Maranda K. Metter

Commerce Township, Michigan Exercise Science

David S. Mazey

Cottrellville, Michigan University Studies

MiKayla Maria-Guo-Ya McCaughna

Lansing, Michigan Family Studies

Chesterfield, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education

Sugel Gamal Michelen Jimenez

Dominican Republic Textile and Apparel Studies: Product Developement

Cum Laude Battle Creek, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education

Jordan E. Miller

Kylie J. McClain

Kendall Ann Miller

Grand Blanc, Michigan Athletic Training

Chase A. McCottry

Woodstock, Maryland Aviation Flight Science

Ashlie Marie McEwen

Bradenton, Florida Fashion Merchandising and Design: Merchandising New Baltimore, Michigan University Studies

Cerena Rose Millis Sparta, Michigan Child and Family Development

Kalamazoo, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Samuel R. Moffitt

Kyle J. McFanin

Kalamazoo, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Otsego, Michigan Aviation Maintenance Technology; Aviation Management and Operations

Rhonda L. McKay

Shelby Township, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Lisbeth Morales

Mayra E. Moreno

Three Rivers, Michigan Family Studies

Kalamazoo, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education

Lyra L. McKee

Megan Morris

Vicksburg, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

Emily J. McKinnie

Gibraltar, Michigan Freshwater Science and Sustainability

Darel G. McMillian

Oak Park, Michigan Multimedia Arts TechnologyMusic

Mishawaka, Indiana Interdisciplinary Health Services

Victoria J. Mueller

Adrian, Michigan Speech Pathology and Audiology

Keerat Multani

Sturgis, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Ceresco, Michigan Manufacturing Engineering Technology Buffalo Grove, Illinois Exercise Science

Sheyenne Nagy

Roseville, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services Kalamazoo, Michigan Healthcare Services and Sciences

Fife Lake, Michigan Freshwater Science and Sustainability

Eric Robert Olsen

Brooke M. Neely

Madison P. Olsey

South Lyon, Michigan University Studies

Taylor Nikole Neely

South Lyon, Michigan University Studies

Brittany Reynae-Lynell Nelson Detroit, Michigan Athletic Training

Jasmine L. Newby

Southfield, Michigan Health Informatics and Info Management

Sun Tia J. Newsome

Redford, Michigan Healthcare Services and Sciences

Genevieve M. Nicolow Kalamazoo, Michigan University Studies

Jonathan F. Nidelcheff

North Muskegon, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Brendan T. Niewkinski Chicago, Illinois Aviation Flight Science

Sahil Nigam

Rochester, Michigan University Studies

Kaitlin O. Oakes

Otsego, Michigan Child and Family Development

Rowan R. Oberg

Ellsworth, Wisconsin Aviation Management and Operations

Andrew Robert O'Donnell Pinckney, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Conor J O'Hara

New Lenox, Illinois Exercise Science

Keegan Patrick O'Hara Chicago, Illinois Recreation: Sport Management

Pfafftown, North Carolina University Studies Harrison Township, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Katelyn Olshansky

Gibraltar, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Elijah J. Olson

Portage, Michigan Multimedia Arts TechnologyMusic; Mathematics

Nicholas B. O'Reilly Treter Birmingham, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Wayne J. Osenbaugh

Bellevue, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Perry T. Outman

Davisburg, Michigan Engineering Design Technology

John W. Owens

Fort Lauderdale, Florida University Studies

Ryian K. Owusu

Magna Cum Laude Kalamazoo, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Benjamin J. Packard Ann Arbor, Michigan Exercise Science

Ashton Nicole Page

Vicksburg, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Natalie Michelle Panek

Livonia, Michigan Fashion Merchandising and Design: Merchandising

Yelizaveta P. Parrish

Commerce Township, Michigan University Studies Arlington Heights, Illinois Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Jillian K. Pertler

Plymouth, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education

Joshua T. Peterson

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Science

Taryn N. Peterson

Detroit, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Derrick M. Pfirrmann

Redford, Michigan Aviation Flight Science; Aviation Management and Operations

Yanni Y. Philopoulos Kalamazoo, Michigan Geophysics

Christopher W. Pierce Algonquin, Illinois Aviation Flight Science

Joshua H. Pieters

Shelby Township, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Jennifer P. Pifer

Portage, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Garrett L. Pilachowski

Kalamazoo, Michigan Environmental and Sustainability Studies; Earth Science

Morgan Jessica Pingot Kawkawlin, Michigan Exercise Science

Bryce K. Pitcairn

New Lenox, Illinois Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mellissa Leigh Porter Kalamazoo, Michigan University Studies

Essexville, Michigan Elementary Professional Education; Elementary/ Middle School Language Arts

Stephanie A. Postema

Madaleine Lureta Parshall

Lansing, Michigan Graphic and Printing Science

Holland, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Terry V. Patton

Hanna L. Powless

Detroit, Michigan Elementary Professional Education

Kalamazoo, Michigan Biology

Ashlyn K. Postma

Kalamazoo, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Zachary Erich Prange Zeeland, Michigan University Studies

Phillip M. Pratt

Plainwell, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Braxton R. Prill

Hastings, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Joa Kay Puckett

Kalamazoo, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

Evan J. Risinger

Jena Lea Schram

Great Falls, Montana University Studies

Katrina A. Roberts

Kalamazoo, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education Wayland, Michigan University Studies

Trevor P. Quinn

Kyle Jestin Robinson

Emily A. Radocha

Brendan P. Rogers

Joghan D. Ramirez Hart, Michigan Geography

Ronald L. Redmond

Madison Heights, Michigan University Studies

Robert Perry Reed

Grand Rapids, Michigan Biology: Secondary Education

Marquis Reese

Detroit, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

McKenzie Anna Reilly

Kalamazoo, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education

Victoria M. Rempfer DeKalb. Illinois University Studies

Louis C. Remynse

Richland, Michigan Engineering Management Technology

Avery J. Render Detroit, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

Nathan D. Reyes Des Moines, Iowa University Studies

Maximillian M. Richardson Atlantic Mine, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Nicholas J. Richmond Plymouth, Michigan Engineering Design Technology

Kelsey L. Schneider

John Ritchie

Annemarie Pusateri

Brookfield, Illinois Computer Science

Crystal Lake, Illinois Aviation Flight Science Portland, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Hannah M. Robert

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Adam J. Schippel

Battle Creek, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Stevensville, Michigan Elementary Professional Education; Elementary/ Middle School Mathematics River Forest, Illinois Interior Design

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Austin F. Rieger

Kalamazoo, Michigan Exercise Science

Grand Blanc, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science

Christopher A. Root

Kalamazoo, Michigan Athletic Training

Hannah E. Schuler

Arlington Heights, Illinois Interdisciplinary Health Services

Stephenie E. Schuler Sturgis, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Jessica E. Schutter

Battle Creek, Michigan University Studies

Jodi Schwark

Roseville, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Vicksburg, Michigan Engineering Design Technology

Trevor M. Searls

Rachel M. Royer

Douglas Sears

Cincinnati, Ohio Interdisciplinary Health Services

Garrett Hewlett Ruffner Tecumseh, Michigan Computer Science

Nina Pacari Ruiz

Kalamazoo, Michigan Child and Family Development

James B.A. Rundhaug Howell, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Madison M. Sager

Niles, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science; Organizational Communication

Jenna Elizabeth Saltzman Grand Rapids, Michigan University Studies

Christian D. Sana

Willowbrook, Illinois Aviation Flight Science; Aviation Management and Operations

Brenden S. Sandles

Huntington Woods, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Brock Richard Lee Schalo Redding, California Interdisciplinary Health Services

Battle Creek, Michigan Aviation Flight Science Battle Creek, Michigan Physics; Mathematics

Brady C. Secord

Portage, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Patrick Raymond Senger Cottrellville, Michigan Aviation Maintenance Technology

Brandon R. Shaw

Wyalusing, Pennsylvania Aviation Flight Science

Arielle Chevone Sims

Kalamazoo, Michigan Elementary Professional Education; Elementary/ Middle School Mathematics

Nicole Brooke Slivka

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey Aviation Management and Operations

David R. Steffes

Grandville, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Ryan M. Steinberger

Royal Oak, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Tyler G. Sly

Dezmond D. Stover

Kalamazoo, Michigan Environmental and Sustainability Studies; Philosophy

Brittany R. Smith

Dowagiac, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

George Gregory Smith II Southfield, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

Kyle R. Smith

Portage, Michigan Aviation Flight Science; Aviation Management and Operations

Michelle L. Smith

Battle Creek, Michigan University Studies

Taris N. Smith

Battle Creek, Michigan University Studies

Vaughn Smith

Magna Cum Laude Lansing, Michigan Youth and Community Development

Chelsea A. Sobanski

Ludington, Michigan Elementary Professional Education; Elementary/ Middle School Mathematics

Austin K. Shelp

Eric C. Sobolewski

Brighton, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Grand Rapids, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Bolingbrook, Illinois Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Brendan R. Slusser

Dorr, Michigan Recreation: Recreation Management

Erin Elizabeth Shelest

Nathan M. Stearns

Plainfield, Illinois Aviation Management and Operations

Kalamazoo, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Joseph A. Straub

South Lyon, Michigan Chemistry

Jada T. Street

Van Buren Township, Michigan Fashion Merchandising and Design: Merchandising

Samantha J. Striegle

Grand Haven, Michigan University Studies

David T. Stults

Nashville, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Haley L. Sutton

Portage, Michigan Exercise Science

Amanda K. Swope

Vicksburg, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Grace E. Sylvester

Paw Paw, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science

Meaghan Mary Szachta Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science

Michael P. Tader

Hoffman Estates, Illinois Aviation Flight Science

Christian H.M. Shiery

Emily M. Sparks

Nichole L. Taplin

Kasey M. Shontz

Wiliam L. Spielmaker

Annalea R. Targosz

Ethan M. Stairs

Zaria S. Taylor

Aurora, Illinois Biomedical Sciences

Dexter, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

Grant G. Simper

Jordan E. Stark

Justin T. Teegardin

East Leroy, Michigan Manufacturing Engineering Technology Kalamazoo, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Tyler P. Signorella

Estero, Florida Aviation Flight Science

Jackson, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science Grand Blanc, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Mulliken, Michigan University Studies

Schoolcraft, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education Orland Park, Illinois Aviation Flight Science Benton Harbor, Michigan Fashion Merchandising and Design: Merchandising Carson City, Michigan Aviation Flight Science


COMMENCEMENT, DECEMBER 2020

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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Kristopher D. Terrini

Battle Creek, Michigan University Studies

Alexander Thannhauser Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Science

Trevor A. Thelen

Westphalia, Michigan Aviation Flight Science; Aviation Management and Operations

Alexander J. Thomas Brighton, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Kegan M. Thomas

Wayland, Michigan Biology; Environmental Studies

Benjamin D. Thornton

Linden, Michigan Engineering Management Technology

Jordan Anthony Thrash Kalamazoo, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

Ruth Fraulin Tokoro Kalamazoo, Michigan Earth Science

Emma M. Tout

West Bloomfield, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Crystal Cruz TreviĂąo Hartford, Michigan Child and Family Development

Anna E. Turner Sylvania, Ohio Family Studies

Dale Turpin

East China, Michigan Healthcare Services and Sciences

Miguel D. Villegas

Commerce Township, Michigan Psychology: Behavioral Science; Philosophy: Professional and Applied Ethics

Morgan Vincent

Kalamazoo, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Abigail M. Voight

Gregory, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services: Occupational Therapy

Alante M. Walker

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan Engineering Design Technology

Phillip Varner

Walled Lake, Michigan Computer Science

Adrienne Vaughn

Kalamazoo, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Taylor M. Vaughn

Detroit, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

Woodhaven, Michigan Criminal Justice

Michelle L. Westcott Hartford, Michigan University Studies

Richelle K. Whalen

Kalamazoo, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

Michaela E. Whipple

Portage, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology; Criminal Justice

Hannah N. Wickline

Sturgis, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education

Loran M. Wile

Battle Creek, Michigan Computer Science

Kayla Irene Warren

Macomb, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Braxton I. Washington Rockford, Illinois Aviation Flight Science

Caleb Stephen-Christopher Washington

Gibsonia, Pennsylvania Aviation Flight Science Portage, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Evan M. Williams

Union, Michigan Environmental and Sustainability Studies; Spanish

Kayla N. Williams

Auburn Hills, Michigan Family Studies

Zephyrhills, Florida Recreation: Sport Management

Raven Taylor Williams

Zachary Dylan Waterman

Christopher Eugenio Williem

Kierra D. Watkins

Jenna M. Vanmarter

Alexis M. West

Jacob J. Warren

Hannah M. Vanderstelt

Wyoming, Michigan Family Studies

Chicago, Illinois University Studies

Mitchel E. Wiethorn

Mattawan, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

Rachel Ann Van Eck

Christina Joan Werthmann

Kalamazoo, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

DeWitt, Michigan University Studies Charlotte, Michigan Early Childhood Professional Education

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Vanessa M. Vernier

Southfield, Michigan Exercise Science

Ashley M. Watson

Farmington, Michigan Family Studies

Indonesia Biomedical Sciences

Jeffrey J. Winkler

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan University Studies

Akosua Addae Yeboah Kalamazoo, Michigan Healthcare Services and Sciences

Anna E. Yizze

Macomb, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Alyssa M. York

Constantine, Michigan Biology

Nicholas Young

Summa Cum Laude Kalamazoo, Michigan Recreation: Sport Management

Tamiya J. Young

Detroit, Michigan Healthcare Services and Sciences: Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Joseph D. Abbey

Schoolcraft, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Anna M. Agge

Westland, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Mohammed Nasser Mubarak Al Araimi

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Rajan Muflih Alazmi

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Abdullah Ali A Aldar

Kalamazoo, Michigan Chemical Engineering

Abdullah Saad O Alharbi Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Lincoln Park, Michigan Elementary Professional Education; Elementary/ Middle School Integrated Science

Savannah R. Wirth

Abdulrahman Hussain M Alharbi

Jada N. Watts

Elliott M. Woods

Walled Lake, Michigan Exercise Science

Salman Abdulbari A Alhifthi

Olivia Anne Wynkoop

Abdulelah Salah Alkhamis

Lathrup Village, Michigan Family Studies

Cathryn Elizabeth Weger

Portage, Michigan Psychology: General Psychology

Plainwell, Michigan Exercise Science

Richland, Michigan Healthcare Services and Sciences

Josh Weigel

Toshiya Yamanishi

Richland, Michigan Computer Science

Corey Anthony Wells

Manistee, Michigan Freshwater Science and Sustainability

Commerce Township, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Parke E. Yearry

Kalamazoo, Michigan University Studies

Kalamazoo, Michigan Civil Engineering

Kalamazoo, Michigan Civil Engineering

Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Meshal Ali A Alkinani

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Abdulaziz Adnan A Alnaim Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Reda Ali A Alzaher

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Jacob M. Anderman

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Alwaleed Abdulaziz J Assiri Kalamazoo, Michigan Civil Engineering

Salim Khalifa Sulaiman Baimani Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Gibson I. Baltz

Royal Oak, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Michael G. BarberBraun Lansing, Michigan Civil Engineering

Donald K. Barrigar

Almont, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Nathan L. Bartz

Portage, Michigan Computer Engineering

Rayan Riyadh S Basudan Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Victoria M. Blaine

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering

Joseph L. Blake

Troy, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Zachary J. Blakewell Crystal Lake, Illinois Paper Engineering

Nicholas W. Brant

Eau Claire, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Jack L. Breedlove

Kewanee, Illinois Mechanical Engineering

Michael D. Bressler

Plainwell, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Jared D. Cousino

Carleton, Michigan Chemical Engineering

Payton J. Cousins

Kalamazoo, Michigan Civil Engineering

Kyle W. Demski

Lowell, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Tomas Eduardo Diaz Miles Chicago, Illinois Mechanical Engineering

Marcus J. Doll

Parma, Michigan Civil Engineering


COMMENCEMENT, DECEMBER 2020

Emma M. Dubensky Kalamazoo, Michigan Civil Engineering

Seth T. Eldridge

Kalamazoo, Michigan Chemical Engineering

Joshua D. Elmblad

Portage, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Jonathan J. Emhoff

Berrien Springs, Michigan Computer Engineering

Abdul Rahman Muneer Faraj Esatanboli

Oman Mechanical Engineering

Gabriel A. Esseltine

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Jasmine S. Fails

Westland, Michigan Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering

Daniel W. Hagan

Commerce Township, Michigan Aerospace Engineering

Tayla J. Hall

Inkster, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Leah K. Harris

Shelby Township, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Troy D. Hilkens

Petersburg, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Travis J. Hoogenboom Galesburg, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Travis J. Hunt

Kalamazoo, Michigan Chemical Engineering

Mitchell C. Jacobs

Kalamazoo, Michigan Computer Engineering

Adam C. Jacqmain Grosse Ile, Michigan Civil Engineering

Alexander O. Keifer Homer, Michigan Civil Engineering

Ryan L. Keough

Pinckney, Michigan Civil Engineering

Morgan M. Kronner

New Baltimore, Michigan Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering

Nicholas S. Kuiper

Dorr, Michigan Chemical Engineering

Duc Le Hoai La

Kalamazoo, Michigan Chemical Engineering

Mitchell J. Lapham

Wayland, Michigan Chemical Engineering

Shou H. Lin

Portage, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Alan Lluberes

Coral Gables, Florida Mechanical Engineering

Jacob P. Lutz

Grand Haven, Michigan Electrical Engineering

David J. Martin

Davison, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Patrick S. McConnell Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Ron F. McGee-Sinclair Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Myles R. McPherson Kimball, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Kyle D. Michels

Portage, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Deija Capri Morton

Jose Ignacio Rodriguez-Labra

Portage, Michigan Computer Engineering

Merrick A. Rumel

Troy, Michigan Computer Engineering

Jacob S. Sakowski

Dexter, Michigan Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering

Megan Nicole Scherpereel Kalamazoo, Michigan Civil Engineering

Trent R. Schultz

James B. Turner

Devyn Kate Federighi

Dante D. UreĂąa

Hannah N. Gelsinger

Joseph A. Weller

Hayley L. Hammerberg

Kaitlyn Nicole Wolschlager

Felicia Harrold

Jonathan James Worthy

Alexa Marcus Haws

Grand Rapids, Michigan Mechanical Engineering Wyoming, Michigan Civil Engineering Portland, Michigan Civil Engineering Commerce Township, Michigan Chemical Engineering

Eastport, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Clinton Township, Michigan Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering

Jacob G. Scohy

Benjamin Jacob Wyse

Zachary D. Sharp

Alex W. Yarrington

Rowan M. Sheehan

Jiadong Zhou

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering Schoolcraft, Michigan Chemical Engineering Galesburg, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Alexander G. Siegfried Aurora, Illinois Civil Engineering

Jalen M. Smith

Farmington Hills, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Portage, Michigan Chemical Engineering

Big Rapids, Michigan Aerospace Engineering Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kalamazoo, Michigan Nursing Milford, Michigan Nursing

Mattawan, Michigan Nursing

Berrien Springs, Michigan Nursing: RN Progression Track Allen Park, Michigan Nursing

Hayley P. Hazlett

Kalamazoo, Michigan Nursing

Jessica Lynn Heatherly Allegan, Michigan Nursing

Lauren A. Hodlick Macomb, Michigan Nursing

Jennifer B. Kempczynski Watervliet, Michigan Nursing

Kennedy D. Koebbe

Brooklyn, Michigan Nursing

Zachary A. Barton

Joy L. Macdonald

Grand Rapids, Michigan Industrial and Entrepreneurial Andrea L. Stephan Engineering Grayling, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Kaitlin M. Black

Madison M. Maddalena

Dearborn, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Isabel A. Boes

Saint Clair, Michigan Nursing

Benjamin O. Marshall

Hadley A. Bonello

Kelly N. McLean

Tabitha J. Bowron

Hannah S. Mejeur

Chloe R. Boyer

Peyten D. Oudekerk

Taylor John Alan Brown

Zachary A. Pace

Samantha R. Bruley

Andrew N. Piazza

Keenan G. Erb

Breanna R. Pierce

Alexis Christine Farrar

Madeline G. Postma

Detroit, Michigan Chemical Engineering

Samuel J. Olmstead

Andrew S. Pates Alec W. Penland

Gibraltar, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Javier Ponce Navarro

Merlin G. Steffes

Coopersville, Michigan Chemical Engineering

Travers Edward Stiles

Kentwood, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Benjamin A. Strong

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Washington, District of Corey Antonio Tall Columbia Southfield, Michigan Industrial and Entrepreneurial Chemical Engineering Engineering

Jared M. Prather

Saint Joseph, Michigan Civil Engineering

Nickalas Cole Randall

Nicholas J. Tegethoff

Bloomingdale, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Christopher L. Tindall

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Three Rivers, Michigan Industrial and Entrepreneurial Gerald Kelly Tran Engineering Kalamazoo, Michigan Max H. Reed Chemical Engineering Kalamazoo, Michigan Catherine M. Troyer Mechanical Engineering Lansing, Michigan Erin Christine Riley Computer Engineering Dryden, Michigan Jeremiah D. Tumminello Paper Engineering Farmington Hills, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Lawton, Michigan Nursing

Pinckney, Michigan Nursing

Rochester, Michigan Nursing East Leroy, Michigan Nursing Canton, Michigan Nursing Wayland, Michigan Nursing

Three Rivers, Michigan Nursing Portage, Michigan Nursing Harper Woods, Michigan Nursing

Kalamazoo, Michigan Nursing Chesterfield, Michigan Nursing

Michigan Center, Michigan Nursing Wixom, Michigan Nursing

Kalamazoo, Michigan Nursing Clarklake, Michigan Nursing

Allen Park, Michigan Nursing Kalamazoo, Michigan Nursing Dexter, Michigan Nursing

Kentwood, Michigan Nursing

Ciera L. Rance

Vicksburg, Michigan Nursing

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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Kathleen M. Reilly

Bachelor of Social Work

Commissioned U.S Army

Aubrey R. Reynolds-Erspamer

Veronica Aburto Cortes

Samantha R. Bruley

Overland Park, Kansas Nursing

Marquette, Michigan Nursing

Sarah R. Rigsby

Port Huron, Michigan Nursing

William P. Serrano

Galesburg, Michigan Nursing

Kaylee E. Simpson Paw Paw, Michigan Nursing

Amy Kathleen Smith

Norton Shores, Michigan Nursing: RN Progression Track

Amanda S. Sobieski

Edwardsburg, Michigan Nursing: RN Progression Track

Rebecca Anne Stierley Jackson, Michigan Nursing

Tori E. Strausser

Croswell, Michigan Nursing

Katie M. Sypniewski Mattawan, Michigan Nursing

Austin B. Tilley

Britton, Michigan Nursing

Alexandra M. VandenBerg Zeeland, Michigan Nursing

Kelly A. Vaulman Mokena, Illinois Nursing

Leah M. Viereck

Muskegon, Michigan Nursing

Vanessa N. Weiss

South Lyon, Michigan Nursing

Rachel Christine Wheat Kalamazoo, Michigan Nursing

Brandon M. Whitley Oak Lawn, Illinois Nursing

Covert, Michigan Social Work

Shaquona Aleya Espinoza Kalamazoo, Michigan Social Work

Lila Mohamad Farran Magna Cum Laude

Lawton, Michigan Social Work

Emily L. Fonzi

Kalamazoo, Michigan Social Work

Jazmine M. Hairston Cum Laude

Kalamazoo, Michigan Social Work

Saline, Michigan Nursing Branch: Nurse Corps Active Duty

Keenan G. Erb

Portage, Michigan Nursing Branch: Signal Corps National Guard

Donbosco A. Hein

Battle Creek, Michigan Manufacturing Engineering Technology Branch: Ordinance Corps Active

Abraham LaKuru

Byron Center, Michigan Social Work

Grand Rapids, Michigan Criminal Justice Branch: Quartermaster Corps Army Reserves

Britney M. Kieft

Samuel J. Olmstead

Michelle A. Huson

Muskegon, Michigan Social Work

HanMyo Kungwa Ngandu Caledonia, Michigan Social Work

Alexis Sanchez

Caledonia, Michigan Social Work

Renee T. Singleton Ypsilanti, Michigan Social Work

Danielle M. Spackman Otsego, Michigan Social Work

Maddison L. Winters Caledonia, Michigan Social Work

Grand Rapids, Michigan Industrial Engineering Branch: Transportation Corps Active

Brock R. Schalo

Redding, California Biomedical Sciences Active

Jared L. Skinner

Bronson, Michigan Criminal Justice Branch: Medical Service Corps Active

Katie M. Sypniewski Ottawa, Illinois Nursing Branch: Nurse Corps Active

Omitted from the Bachelor of Fine Arts Summer 2020 Program Anisa J. Henry

Master of Arts

San Francisco, California Music Theatre Performance

Tyler M Alwardt

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan Physical Education: Adapted Physical Education

Bachelor of Business Administration

Kayla A. Cox

Jehad Abdulazim Alghriafi

Jonathan J. Randall

Adil Rawoof Al Lawati

Bronson, Michigan Educational Foundations Onekama, Michigan Counselor Education: School Counseling

Jonathan S. Wyllys

Elmira, Michigan Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health/Counseling

Master of Science in Accountancy Yulin Shao

China Accountancy

Bachelor of Arts Damarco Darnell Bradley Kalamazoo, Michigan Communication Studies

Carly N. Lentz

Coloma, Michigan Film, Video and Media Studies

Elizabeth C. Meimers Kalamazoo, Michigan Sociology

Terissa L. Trivette

Jonesville, Michigan Criminal Justice

Konstantinos G. Tsiribas

Northbrook, Illinois Environmental and Sustainability Studies; Global and International Studies

Hali L. Williams

Kalamazoo, Michigan Art; Gender and Women’s Studies

Saudi Arabia Management

Kalamazoo, Michigan Accountancy

Abdulmajeed Omar A Alomair Kalamazoo, Michigan Finance

Michael J. Korte Livonia, Michigan Finance

Samantha Ann Noelani Perkins Haslett, Michigan Human Resource Management

Martin Wright Smith

Lancaster, South Carolina Management

Summer L. Zimmerman Saginaw, Michigan Finance

Bachelor of Science Tahani Saleem Habib Albatrani Oman Geochemistry

Alexandru Badiu

Rochester Hills, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

Hannah L. Batka

West Olive, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Noah James Bielat

Portage, Michigan Aviation Flight Science

Brooke R. Boyd

Pickney, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Aaron Robert Burns

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan Aviation Management and Operations

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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Leslie Chavez

Wyoming, Michigan Biology

Rachel A. Click

Portland, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Angela D. Dutcher

Brighton, Michigan Interdisciplinary Health Services

Mia M. Holmgren

Kalamazoo, Michigan Biology

Alicia Danielle King

Commerce Township, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Carly M. Miller

Centreville, Michigan Biology

Finley R. O’Shea

Rochester Hills, Michigan Fashion Merchandising and Design: Design and Development

Lilly A. Ruell

Big Rapids, Michigan Biomedical Sciences

Matthew G. Schutz Howell, Michigan Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Carolyn Guzman Chavez Kalamazoo, Michigan Chemical Engineering

Andrew D. Fritsch

Burnsville, Minnesota Mechanical Engineering

Nelson J. Hatheway Lanark, Illinois Civil Engineering

Brandon F. Joseph

Portage, Michigan Mechanical Engineering

Joshua X. Snowden Detroit, Michigan Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Leslie L. Thornton

Kalamazoo, Michigan Nursing: RN Progression Track

Bachelor of Social Work Colleen J. Cochrane

Kalamazoo, Michigan Social Work: Interpersonal Practice

Emily Marie Myers

Holt, Michigan Social Work: Interpersonal Practice

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Recognition Foundation Scholars Taria Da’Nai James Muskegon, Michigan

JaJuan R. Kemp

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Laura J. Lynn-Lee

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Valeria Marin-Moreno Wyoming, Michigan

Marques J. Smalley

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rebecca Anne Stierley Jackson, Michigan

Graduate College Scholars

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools’ Excellence in Teaching Award Carlos Raul Lozano Sanchez

Dissertation Completion Fellowship Shawn R. Brueshaber

Kalamazoo, Michigan Mechanical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy

Dinesh Maddipatla

Kalamazoo, Michigan Electrical and Computer Engineering Doctor of Philosophy

Medallion Scholars Tayla J. Hall

Inkster, Michigan

Kenneth Evan Kressin Kalamazoo, Michigan

Ryan A. Leja

Farmington Hills, Michigan

Jacob P. Lutz

Grand Haven, Michigan

Presidential Scholars for 2020

Conner H. Carpenter

Joy Caroline Goldschmidt

Hannah G. Sargent

Austin, Texas

Troy, Michigan

Lewis Center, Ohio

Geological and Environmental Sciences

Aaron P. Carr Statistics

Houghton, Michigan

Joshua D. Chandler Computer Science

Grand Ledge, Michigan

Jasmine C. Clark Dance

Rochester, Michigan

Marshall L. Kim

Edwardsburg, Michigan

Art

Costandina J. Daros

Megan Nicole Miller

Davisburg, Michigan

Lake Orion, Michigan

Theatre

Kassidy D. Davis

Human Performance and Health Education Riverview, Michigan

Lauren E. Denby

Intercultural and Anthropological Studies Royal Oak, Michigan

Music

Conor A. Doig

Management

Marcus S. Moore Mathematics

Portage, Michigan

Charlotte A. Morse

Comparative Religion Hartland, Michigan

Haley G. Mowry

Special Education and Literacy Studies Mattawan, Michigan

Carolyn V. Nauta

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

Logan T. Dolence

Jessica R. Poling

Zeeland, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Rebekah E. Bensley

Philosophy

Rochester Hills, Michigan

Music Theatre Performance

Rockford, Michigan

Global and International Studies

Levi R. Durham

Emily J. Raak

Interdisciplinary Health

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Zeeland, Michigan

Cindy Mhay Borja

Economics

Schoolcraft, Michigan

Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies Philippines

Alyssa N.Tittle

Richmond, Michigan

Biological Sciences

Civil and Construction Engineering

Grandville, Michigan

Eritrea

Livonia, Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Physics

Lydia S.V. Bajema

Political Science

Lauren J. Maksymiuk

Communication

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Ali M.Tinai

Madilyn L. Darling

Wyandotte, Michigan

Brielle Elise Babcock

Portage, Michigan Biological Sciences Doctor of Philosophy

History

England

Luis E. Vargas

All-University Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award

Tetiana Petrachkova

Julia A. Herman

Sociology

Makayla R. Long

Kennedy T. Dixon

Bad Axe, Michigan Geological and Environmental Sciences Doctor of Philosophy

West Olive, Michigan

Lorna Mirren Sture

Family and Consumer Sciences

Ava M. Daly

Lockport, Illinois

Hannah G. Pankratz

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Environment and Sustainability

Ismail N. Abuzir

Gender and Women’s Studies

Benjamin J. Hahn

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Geography

Franklin, Tennessee

Kalamazoo, Michigan Music Performance Master of Music

Aviation Sciences

Integrated Supply Management

Claire Shadow Dziewicki Parchment, Michigan

Sara C. Femminineo

English

Portage, Michigan

Hannah E.M. Vinande World Languages and Literatures Midland, Michigan

Joshua M. Wenke

Business Information Systems Kalamazoo, Michigan

Megan C. Wicklein Finance and Commercial Law

Downers Grove, Illinois

Kendel N. Wiercinski Nursing

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Taylor A. Young Social Work

Portage, Michigan

Dryden, Michigan

Ada, Michigan

Jesse J. Garchow

Austin Z. Salome

Skidway Lake, Michigan

Kalamazoo, Michigan

University Studies

Nicholas M. Vichinsky

Chemical and Paper Engineering

Spencer D. Robertson

Cristal Cardoso Sao Mateus

South Haven, Michigan

Erin C. Riley

Anthony A. Bowie

Shelby Township, Michigan

Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems

Spanish

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Marketing

Niles, Michigan

Accountancy

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Chemistry

Psychology Brazil

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2020 Passages Faculty Retirements Donald Alexander Economics

Betsy Aller

Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems

Robert Eversole

Biological Sciences

Engineering Design, Management and Manufacturing Systems

P. Dan Fleming

Mary L. Anderson

Sharon Garber

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology

Paula Andrasi

Interdisciplinary Health Programs

Kailash Bafna

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

Ila Baker

Center for English Language and Culture for International Students

Blair Balden

Aviation Sciences

Kent Baldner Philosophy

Janice Bedrosian

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Peter Blickle

World Languages and Literatures

Jennifer Brown Nursing

Maira Bundza

University Libraries

Sharon Carlson

University Libraries

Eva Copija

Chemical and Paper Engineering Dance

Delores Gauthier Music

Raghvendra Gejji

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Richard Gershon Communication

Richard Grinnell Jr. Social Work

Susan Hoffmann Political Science

James Hopfensperger Art

Bradley Huitema Psychology

Yvette Hyter

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Rand Johnson

World Languages and Literatures

Donna Kaminski

Computer Science

John Kapenga

Computer Science

Bharti Katbamna

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Center for English Language and Culture for International Students

Pairen Katerattanakul

David Curwen

William Kern

Nancy Eimers

Susan King-Berry

Dance

English

Mervyn Elliott

Aviation Sciences

Charles Emerson Geography

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Paul Engelmann

Business Information Systems Economics

Physician Assistant

Andrew Kline

Chemical and Paper Engineering

Steven Kohler

Biological Sciences

Robert Landeros Management

Helen Lee

Blindness and Low Vision Studies

David Lemberg Geography

Kathryn Lewis-Ginebaugh Interdisciplinary Health Programs

Leszek Lilien

Computer Science

Daniel Litynski

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mushtaq Luqmani Marketing

David Lyth

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

Jennifer Machiorlatti Communication

D. Steven Mackey Mathematics

Niloufer Mackey Mathematics

Thomas Marks

Center for English Language and Culture for International Students

David Meade

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

Terrance Michmerhuizen Aviation Sciences

Judy Moonert Music

Patrick Munley

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology

Koorosh Naghshineh

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Michael Nassaney

Onaiwu Ogbomo

Institute for Intercultural and Anthropological Studies

John Patten

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

Annegret Paul Mathematics

Robert Peters

Public Affairs and Administration

Sue Poppink

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

Bernard Proeschl

Family and Consumer Sciences

Physics

Stephen Tasko

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Charlotte Thralls English

Ann Tyler

College of Health and Human Services

Patricia Vander Meer University Libraries

R. Paul Vellom

Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

Karen Vocke English

Shaila Rao

Delores Walcott

Doris Ravotas

Philip Walcott

Special Education and Literacy Studies Interdisciplinary Health Programs

Interdisciplinary Health Programs Physician Assistant

Daneen Wardrop

Timothy Ready

English

Patricia Reeves

Social Work

David Reinhold

Family and Consumer Sciences

Thomas Rienzo

Psychology

Sociology

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology Chemistry

Business Information Systems

Vladimir Risukhin Aviation Sciences

Cynthia Running-Johnson World Languages and Literatures

Barbara Sagara

Business Information Systems

David Schuster Physics

Ola Smith

Accountancy

History

Susan Stapleton

Magdalena Niewiadomska-Bugaj

Jocelyn Steinke

Statistics

John Tanis

Chemistry

Communication

Joseph Stoltman Geography

Earlie Washington Carolyn Webber Lester Wright Huizhong Zhou Economics


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Committee Co-Chair Office of the Registrar Kahler Schuemann

Committee Co-Chair Office of the Board of Trustees

Christopher C. Cheatham Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sarah Husain WMU Alumni Association Jacob Neumann Office of Information Technology Rob Pennock Miller Auditorium Amaury Pineda Graduate Student Association

David M. Powell College of Aviation

Stacy Thinnes Office of the President

Laura K. Probyn Office of Marketing and Strategic Communications

Taylor West Western Student Association

Deanne Puca Office of Marketing and Strategic Communications John C. Scott Office of the Registrar

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