May 6, 2014
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Commencement ceremonies set for May 10, May 18
Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University's spring commencement ceremonies will be Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 18, at the George F. Collins Sports and Convention Center on the Baldwin City campus. More than 300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students are candidates for degrees.
The School of Professional and Graduate Studies undergraduate students will be honored at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 10. The ceremony for graduate degree students from the School of Professional and Graduate Studies and the School of Education will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10. The ceremony for undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and School of Nursing will be at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 18.
Janet Hill Wozniak, a 1984 Baker graduate and member of Education Worldwide for Apple, will address the graduates at the May 10 ceremonies. Dr. Patricia N. Long, the 28th president in Baker's 156-year history, will be the keynote speaker at the May 18 ceremony.
Receptions will be held both days after the ceremonies on the lawn north of the Collins Center to honor the graduates and their families.
Here are the Baker candidates for degrees for the Class of 2014:
College of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Arts
Callene Anderson, history and secondary education; Jessica S. Benner, French and history; Jose G. Castro, history; Amanda Marie Ciambrone, studio art and psychology; Alexander A. Coffey, studio art; Katelin Marissa Colby, sociology and English; Nancy Delgado, biology and Spanish; Lauren Elizabeth Jaqua, English and secondary education; Todd Douglas Johnston, history and secondary education; Abigail Sue Jones, art history; Lisa M. Kent, psychology and Spanish; Teresa L. Morse, English; Xiomara Alejandra Nunez, Spanish and mass media; Michael Anthony Preut, history; Jenna Stanbrough, mass media; Ben Francis Steinlage, history; Ryan Thompson, philosophy and sociology; Kate Elizabeth Thurbon, economics and international studies; Margaret M. Thyr, sociology and history; Bryan Williams, English and secondary education; Lauren Elizabeth Williams, elementary education
Bachelor of Music Education
Wolfgang Franze Wilhelm Johanning, music education; Billy J. Wicks, music education.
Bachelor of Science
Seelai Ahmadi, accounting; Sara Bell, mass media; Molly A. Bostwick, accounting; Alex D. Bowles, accounting; Samantha K. Brandt, psychology; Ana Abigail Briones, exercise science; Alexander G. Burton, exercise science; Tara Kathleen Chumley, psychology; Emmerson F. Clarke Jr., sociology; Benjamin Joseph Coyle, sports administration; Alyssa N. Davis, biology; Shemaiah C. Davis, exercise science; Brett J. Delich, health/physical education and secondary education; Teresa Elaine Drovetta, biology; Kathryn Adell Duroe, exercise science; Megan Elaine Emas, elementary education; Shelby Inez Equels, sports administration; Michael P. Faison, exercise science; Alisha M. Fanshier, communication; Sheldon Jay Farrell, health/physical education and secondary education; Hayes Nathan Farwell, biology and secondary education; Chad Anthony Forrer, sociology; Matthew Shannon Fry, biology; Allen J. Gassman, exercise science; Jeremy Brandon Gathright, sports administration; Tyler Alan Glatczak, business; Jake Green, exercise science and education; Erin Greenwood, exercise science; James Ryan Gricol, business; Andrew R. Griffin, accounting and business; Sercan Gunbatar, sports administration; Stephen G. Harmon, psychology; Ariella Harrison, international studies; Tyler Hatcher, sports administration and exercise science; Thomas Scott Hawkins, physics; Alexander M. Henning, biology; Ashley Nichole Henry, biology; Chelsey Anne Henry, exercise science; Lindsay Nichole Hill, mathematics; Michael K. Hobbs, sports administration and business; Sherece Rese Huddlin, elementary education; Morgan Merrill James, business and sports administration; Denesha LeAnn Jones, sociology; Andrew Kelley, sociology; Rachel Elizabeth Knight, business; Madison Beth Kristoffersen, exercise science; Peter Ryan Lasneske, business and sports administration; Timothy J. Laughlin, sociology; Brett D. Lechien, sports administration; Darisa M. Lyons, exercise science; Tera R. Lyons, mass media; Garrett Randal McPherson, exercise science; Caitlyn N. Metseff, exercise science; Kelly Meyer, elementary education and sports administration; Julian Scott Mills, accounting and business; Stephanie Elizabeth Nelson, exercise science; Chad J. Orum, sociology; Ashton L. Ousley, exercise science; Parker L. Owen, sociology; Callie Cheyenne Paquette, biology; Constance Paramore, communication; Alyssa Emily Paul, elementary education; Adrian Paul Pearson, chemistry and secondary education; Jakob Dalton Price, sociology; Paige Nicole Queen, business; Dominick M. Reiske, accounting and business; Megan Elizabeth Rosa, chemistry and exercise science; Valentine Louise Schirmer, mathematics; Travis L. Shadrach, exercise science; Crystal Patricia Simon, exercise science; Christopher Earl Sipe, business; Alyssa Jo Staats, sociology; Christopher J. Tackett, physics; Stephanie Taylor, psychology; Michelle Ranee Thomas, exercise science; Krystina Ann Townsend, mathematics and secondary education; Jasmyn Turner, exercise science; Rebecca Lynn Uhrig, elementary education; Cody Lynn Viergever, sports administration; Dominique Alexis Vieyra, biology; Kortney Dawn Voss, psychology and studio art; Sierra Rose Wallace, biology; Ciarra Brittany-Aryona Washington, elementary education; Sean Michael Webb, biology; Ashley Marie Werner, biology; Cami Lynn Williams, sociology; Erin Elizabeth Wilson, computer science; Joshua Wolfe, business; Joshua W. Zach, sports administration; Cameron Zimmerman, exercise science.
School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Larry Michael Barnes, Annie Jo Bates, David Dean Beaver, Helen Elizabeth Benefiel, Kaylene Marie Bonjour, Cassandra Marie Borgman, Stephanie Marie Bruggeman, Emily Rose Buhler, Richelle Burgess, Erika Laree Crews, Shelby Nicole Dorris, Amanda Lee Edelman, Lorin Paige Feiden, Kaylyn Packard Ferrera, Rebecca Ann Frazee, Rebecca A. Giancana, Erica Kathleen Grandon, Audrie Gudenkauf, Elyse Ivy Hawthorne, Kate R. Hennessy, Sandra Denise Hohner, Maggie Marie Holmberg, Holly Anne Martinez, Kayla Nicole Morse, Angela Trang Nguyen, Courtney Lee Pfau, Kristen E. Potter, Kendra Rangel, Randi Jo Richards, Madelyn Marie Satterfield, Sarah Christian Sexton, Breann Michelle Sherbert, Ashley Nicole Srna, Thomas Edward Stipp, Beth Tice, Auston Marie Whitmer, Erin Lynn Whittington, Whitney Lachele Williams, Terri L. Woodbury, Charles R. Woolsoncroft, Sarah Zaharia.
School of Professional and Graduate Studies
Associate of Arts in Business
Brad Allan Baker, Jennifer Dawn Barbosa, Jeffrey Barton, Armando S. Bayardo, Cassandra Beckwith, William Christopher Black, Laura L. Bower, Samuel J. Brooks, Kelley S. Carter, Kent Alan Clemmerson, Leonard Z. Gaultney, Jeremy Graves, Gabriel T. Gutierrez, Melissa Beth Harrington, Jennifer Kay Heil, Vanessa M. Hickman, Robert M. Huff II, Johnathan Allen King Jr., LeeSondra V. King, La'Kisha Yvonne Marisette, Elise C. Martin, Helene Rose Martinez, Julie Ann Miller, Joshua W. Moore, Justin Christopher Moulder, Timothy R. Prine, John A. Purtle, Carol Lee Reed, Mary Shannon Seymour, Tatiana T. Soupiset, Angela White
Bachelor of Business Administration
Dennis Michael Abernathy, Rose M. Abrahams, Sonya Adams, Cornelius Adkins, Jennifer Christine Alexander, Desiree' Antoinette Allen, Ryan L. Angle, Lorenzo S. Atkinson Jr., Marquisha D. Barnes, Livvy Laine Benson, Mardi L. Bowlin, Michael T. Calhoun, Jason W. Carson, James A. Carter III, Ronda Rachelle Clemens, Jodi Lynn Cunningham, Randall Ray Davis, Mark A. Denham, Dagna Kayne D'Ercole, Johanna Maxine Dickman, Chad David Dikeman, David Charles Drovetta, Dawn M. Endrijaitis, Shauna R. Fearnow, Debbra S. Fluette, Sean A. Gaeta, Jacob A. Garretson, Emily N. Goddard, Matthew R. Gray, Melissa Griffin, Chandra Gross, Santhi Hamm, Lisa Ann Helm, Matthew Scott Hendren, Catherine M. Hendrix, Julianne M. Henning, Glenell Henson Jr., Jeffrey Samuel Hermesch, Bethany Lynn Hess, Cynthia Rose Hobbs, Daniel Glenn Hoffman, Amanda Holloway, Michelle Hook, Bradley Scott Hopkins, Robert F. Hurtig, Kelli A. Ianke, Richard D. Inglett III, Debra K. Joe, Heath C. Johnson, Margaret A. Johnson, Karlyn Marie Judd, Laura Michelle Kendrick, Andrea N. Kircher, Jennifer Lynn Konrad, Marjorie Carol Lavery, Paul Prentiss Law, Lisa M. LeGrande, Adam M. Lespreance, Michael Lewis, Tracie M. Linville, Ericka Elizabeth Loveland, Joseph John Mahon, Andrew V. Martin Jr., Jon Ramon McGillivray, Angela Denise McKinnis, Zachary L. Meadows, Jerry Mitchell, Timothy M. Moses, Teal M. Munroe, Bailey Marie Murphy, Eric J. Norris, Jessica Lynn Osborn, Cynthia Osburn, Melanie Ann Pearson, Nancy Lee Pearson, Michael A. Pence, Derek James Peterson, Debra L. Pfingsten, Margaret Clare Phillips, Kenneth L. Poole III, Britani Lyn Potter, Preston Spencer Punzo, Gary W. Rhoades, Kim D. Rhoades, Zachary Riddle, Matthew Charles Rochelle, Renee L. Rogers-Earwood, Matthew F. Roy, Shaun Thomas Ryan, Darlene J. Savard, Erinn William Shannon, Chasadee Joyce Lynn Shelby, Barbara A. Shields, Ruby C. Shook, P. Anne Sixkiller, David Kent Smith, Eric, Daniel Smith, Spencer Paul Smith, Ada Melissa Taylor, Rick L. Thompson, Shawn Robert Tiemann, Kevin J. Tilley, Clarissa Tourtillott, Michelle L. Warnow, Jeremy M. Warren, Tiana M. Wshington, Tiana M. Washington, Jennifer Ann Waterman, Jennifer Kathryn Watts, Jessica Lee Weidler, Brett Mathew Wellman, Rachel Fay Winsky, Matthew R. Wisner, Michelle L. Wisner.
Bachelor of Business Information Systems
Michael J. Shenck, Mark Allen Walker
Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership
Shawn Curtis Evans, Troy Gene Floyd, Sanjuana Le, Shelly Rae Long, Richard Morton, Dan Markham Swartz.
Bachelor of Science in Management
Marsha L. Baker, Eric Brown, Michael W. Chalk Jr., Alexis Christine Colclasure, Jason Joseph Costigan, Micheal Cushman, Rachel E. Estes, Kelly Lynn Farr, LaKendra D. Harris, Buddy Albert Haynes, Randy J. Kimmel, Gayl Monique Lawson, Rakesh Monique Lyles, Melanie A. Madonia, Shahan Mahbub, Jodi Lynn Monroe, Arthur R. Moore, Abbie Leigh Perina, Sheri Ratliff, Sandra Dee Robinson, Lindsey Marie Ross, George A. Simeroth, Dwana L. Spurlock, La Tanya Marie Taylor, Teresa R. Taylor, Benjamin Earl Travis III, Jacquline M. Watts, Brandy Williams, Darryl Lynn Williams, Willa J. Woods, Lynn M. Ziegler.
Master of Business Administration
Sarah Jane Adams, Adam P. Almaguer, Fernando Enrique Andrade, Frank C. Ann, David G. Antalick Jr., Amy L. Backley, Brianne M. Bailey, Kyle J. Bakker, Sara E. Bauman, Cordell Benton, Melissa Blaco, Elizabeth Kelly Bowlin, Erin R. Burch, Ciyi Cai, Joseph Owen Caldwell, Loth Chhang, William Bryan Childers, Russell Joseph Comley, Jason D. Conrad, Tegan Cummings, Jonilyn K. Davidson, Jacob E. Dee, Linda L. Dodson, Michele Eastman, Chidi Ezuma-Ngwu, Amanda Blu Ferrel, Ryan Fickel, Denise Rene Fiene, Jessica Lee Franklin, Patricia Marie Freemyer, Michael Grassinger, Amanda C. Hays, Brenton Marcus Holper, Patrick Brian Humphrey, Emily C. Jablon, Dustan A. Johnson, Morren E. Jones, Omnisha L. Kalantar, Lynn Denise Karnes, Erica Lynn Knox, Lucas M. Landau, Melissa Renee Leedom, Karen Louise Lewis, Laurent Cree Lewis, Andrew E. Madasz, Mark Mangan, Jeffrey Dean Marlow, Lorraine V. Maturure, Michael L. McGeehan, Sakeeb Mehdi, Safiyyah R. Mills, Sarah E. Neff, Timika Danielle Oridota, Andrew Patch, Eva Diane Reed, Jason Daniel Reeves, Troy Reynolds, Hannah Rule, Tobin Cyr Skenandore, Patricia Ann Smith, Danyell R. Spring, Sarah Elizabeth Stotts, James Matthew Stromer, Terry Taylor, Travis L. Thomas, Jose A. Valenzuela, Kristin Watkins, Lindsey Weldon, Andrew John Welzenbach, Melanie Diane Wilson, Mark Thomas Winters, Nicole Alyn Yardley, Danielle A. Yonker, Fred G. Yonker VIII.
Master of Science in Management
Lauren Elaine Bell, Hannah M. Costigan, Tonya Renee Guinn, Stephanie A. Jasnoski, Alayna Nicole Johnson, Timothy E. Mason, Travis Ray Neely, Steven John Rottinghaus, Heather Marie Shelton, Andrew Jordan Tippin, Hector Arnulfo Vasquez.
Master of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
Master of Liberal Arts
Miles J. Azzeh, Daniel Cameron Balaszek, Tina Nicole Beal, Channell Ashley Butts, Elizabeth Hayes Cotter, Rita Nadirah Graham, Martha J. Harris, Claire Maes Lindh, Amy Asiu McGonigle, Shannon Ochoa, Patricia Ayres Ryder, Kari Diane Schwanke, Melinda Jolene Sexton, Angela Shepherd, Christine Michelle Strelluf, Melissa A. Urban, Angela Lavora Walker, Brandon Thomas Wolak.
School of Education
Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership
Joshua M. Anderson, Kimberly S. Kray, Christopher Michael Miller, Vickie S. Murillo, Jennifer Rinella, Jaime Michelle Sadich.
Master of Arts in Education
Cori Elizabeth Anderson, Anita J. Aubert, Andrea Marie Barnard, Jean Barnard, Philip Charles Bayha, Kelsey Brown, Kimberley R. Bruening, Elena R. Buckner, Audrey Dawn Burks, Angeline May Cakin, Heather Cleary, Danielle Renee Copeland, Abigail Crady, Mallory Merritt Davis, Jenny Deneault, Isis Neith Dieguez, Linda F. Fleer, Brian Lee Freeborn, Mallory Ann Friday, Ashley Gatlin, Joseph Robert Geist, Rick Wayne Grose, Stephanie Ann Guenther, Linda K. Hardy, Jeffrey Scott Hart, Jessica Heit, Vincent Heit, Megan N. Henley, Drew A. Holcomb, Stephanie Lynn Holdmeyer, Megan Hossain, Dylan M. Irons, Michelle Renea Johnson, Shannon Kern, Whitney Lee Kimmel, Cortney A. Kinyon, Nicole Knight, Amanda Layman, Kristina Lupercio, Jessica Luse, Kristin Janelle Martin, Erin Margaret Mehl, Jennifer Christine Miller, Jaime Brianne Moses, Elizabeth Mueller, Mindy Mulheron, Kaitlen Ortman, Callie Peebles, Carolyn Marie Potter, Laura Ann Schaiff, Seth Charles Schooley, Caitlin Elizabeth Shea, Kristine Marie Silver, Trisha Renee Slimmer, Justin Clark Smith, Crystal Renne Stauffer, Kim R. Stroud, Kim R. Swanson, Kenneth C. Taylor, Amanda A. Tovar, Angel M. Tovar, Nicole Wallace, David C. Weaver, Melissa Kay Williamson, Susan C. Wilson, Elizabeth Ann Wooldridge, Kyle Allen Wright.
Master of Science in School Leadership
Amanda Nichole Adams, Lori Renee Allen, Kimberly D. Barb, Timothy Lee Beikman, Dawn M. Blue, Emily Marie Burgoon, Bradley Dean Burkdoll, Heather Jenae Burrris, Douglas P. Catloth, Nicole M. Cirese, Jamie L. Cole, Ryan Matthew Colston, Jarrod Lee Craig, Delilah Crossette, Whitney Marquis Czajkowski, Rose Marie Daffron, Amy Leigh Dokken, Courtney Leslie Domoney, Angela Marie Dove, Matthew Loren Dunning, Robert R. Ebenstein Jr., Sharon Fries, Kimberly Michelle Jarboe Fund, Hayden M. Galler, Kimberly E. Gammill, Joshua Shane Godwin, David Alexander Goerzen, John R. Greshman, Mark D. Hall, Rebecca Sue Haney, Shari L. Hardinger, Rockne Dwayne Helm, Jodie Danielle Hetherington, Lynnae Huckabey, Abby Elaine Huggins, Holly Ann Ingram, Gwendolyn Jacobs, Susan A. Kane, Kale Dean Katt, Michelle Antoinette Krull, Tamara S. Kuntz, Laura Elizabeth LeFever, Michele M. Luksa, Chelsi Ann Mannebach, Misty G. Mayden-Miles, April Sue Mayorga, Brandon Paul Mellen, Zachary Jordan Orrick, Mallory D. Pendleton, Michele A. Perez, Carl Anthony Perico, Christopher Perry, Justin Roger Pickens, Teresa L. Plachecki, James Davis Polk, Angela Suzanne Portlock, Page Autumn Pound, Karen Presswood, Brianna Crystal Reyes, Tammy Lee Kaan Smallwood, Kelly Jack Steele, Teresa Ann Swan, Stephanie Michelle Uffendell, Erin Renee Unruh, Kristin J. Venable, Juli Latisha Watson, Jennifer Jane Welborn, Brittani Kay Willnauer, Amanda D. Yager.
Master of Science in Teaching
Nicole Coulson, Nury C. Gorman, Julie Anne Hamby.
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