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Dec. 22, 2008
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University awards 40 nursing degrees

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University honored 40 School of Nursing graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing during fall commencement on Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Collins Center.

The graduate total is an all-time high for a semester at the School of Nursing, located at Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka.

Below is the list of students who were awarded degrees:

Shelly Bennett, Lawrence; Melanie Bowers, Quenemo; Esther Bowman, Olathe; Joah Buchanan, Overland Park; Melissa Burdiek, Wetmore; Kelci Burns, Shawnee; Michelle Clark, Topeka; Ryan Conner, Maple Hill; Courtney Cox, Topeka; Nichole Crump, Silver Lake; Stephanie Dean, Lawrence; Brandy Farmer, Oskaloosa; Laura Gilliland, Lawrence; Amanda Gorden, Perry; Tarah Haynes, Topeka; Paula Higbie, Lawrence; Danielle Holloway, Wamego; Heather Kimber, Topeka; Hottensiah Kimori, Lawrence; Steven Klise, Wakarusa; Amanda Kloepper, Effingham; Mary Jo Larcom, Ottawa; Kendra Lux, Holton; Jill McCue, Burlingame; Catherine Moulden, Topeka; Ephantus Mwangi, Lawrence; Cristina Norris, Topeka; Julie Porter, Topeka; Aaron Reed, Shawnee; Danielle Reed, Lawrence; Katelyn Rice, Topeka; Cheryl Riddle, Topeka; Grace Ross, Horton;  Jennifer Schneider, Topeka; Lorie Shumate, Berryton; Piper Simmons, Topeka; Nona Stoss, Topeka; Brett Weir, Topeka; Eugene Wenzl, Topeka; Jacqueline Zook, Lawrence.

Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.