Baker University will honor graduates of its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Education with a commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at the George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center on the Baldwin City campus.
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Darcy Russell will deliver the commencement address. A graduate of Baker University, Dr. Russell’s research has been published in scientific journals, and she has contributed to chapters in two books on virology. After serving on the faculty at Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia, for nine years, Dr. Russell returned to Baker as a professor in 1998. She was given the Distinguished Faculty Award by her colleagues and selected as an exemplary teacher by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church in 2002. She was appointed to the role of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2018.
Those unable to attend the ceremony will be able to view it via livestream.
The following are degree candidates for the Baker University Class of 2019:
Bachelor of Arts
Cooper Allen, Rhonda Kay Applegate, Jason Alan Bell, Gonnie Ben-Tal, Grace E. Bennett, Alberto Ciroi, Maria Jose Echeverry, Lahmad Deshawn Evans, Darby M. Fugitt, Zasher Mary-Jean Gary, Alyssa J. Glover, Mykaela Denea Hagen, Folauhola Ihualela Hautau, Francisca Hinojosa, Gloria R. Mares, Clae Clifton Martin, Monica Anne Morris, Emily L. Pennington, Juan R. Rivera, Jason Christopher Shipps, Hannah D. Thevarajoo, Elizabeth Skye VanLanduyt
Bachelor of Music Education
Emily Ann Elliott
Bachelor of Science
Karla Banesa Guzman Acosta, Hannah Nicole Albright, Julia Elizabeth Bannister, Kyle Matthew Barbee, Baylee Bartgis, Jenna Elizabeth Black, Jonathan Blackwell, Aaron J. Bowers, Matthew L. Braun, Aaron S. Brooks, Tyler Aaron Brown, Anna Claire Burke, Emerald Mae Brook Byrd, Jason T. Chambers, Logan James Chambers, Houston D. Chinn, Alicia M. Clark, Camron Collins, Katherine Elizabeth Comer, Ethan J. de Leon, Tyler M. Dickman, Brandon I. Dofat, Clayton W. Drouillard, Evan Anthony Eckwall, Dane T.L. Edwards, Stephen J. Edwards, William Edwards, Mary-Katherine Ekins, Ryan Emme, Amanda Michelle Evans, Taylor R. Ficke, Alec M. Fiest, Harold Christopher Fountain, Morgan Mary Francis, Johnathan E. Fulkerson, Thomas Clayton Graham, Autumn Ashley Green, Emma Kaytlan Grossner, Erin Marie Gutierrez, Jamie Haden, Austin Halsey, Caitlin N. Hardgrove, Sadie A. Harper, Michelle Dawn Henry, Allyson Taylor Hertig, Anna Kay Hignight, Zachary R. Hipsher, Joseph David Peter Houlihan, Allie Denise Howland, Garrett James Howland, Thomas J. Irick, Samantha Rochelle Jett, Christiana M. Johnston, Caringtyn Julian, Cooper Henri Karlin, Wyatt Michael Logan, Maurice L. Loridon III, My’Nika Lucas, Madison Taylor Lutz, Kaycee Madison Mayfield, Zakary J. McAlister-Klausner, Penny Jo McCowen, Sierra McKinney, Eric Jose Luis Meza-Medina, Cory Michael Mitchell, Samantha Allison Mitchell, Caitlin Elizabeth Modesett, Andrew Moore, Kyra Moore, Jackson Moormeier, Logan J. Murphy, Wei Xian Ng, Nicholas L. Oliver, Michael James Owen, Riley Thomas Parks, Kelli Estelle Peltier, Brian M. Pemberton, April Jean Peters, Conner Charles Petty, Alison Renee Prather, Devin J. Price, Hannah Moriah Remick, Emily Jolene Riggs, Daniel Ray Rivera, Sophie Robertson, Jenna Nicole Sackman, Tyler Wayne Samyn, Frank Sandoval, Nikolao Mikaele Savaiinaea, Logan Tucker Schenck, Kegan Schumann, Joshua Clarke Seybert, Kristen Renae Shaw, Vanessa Jeaneen Shaw, Sydney D. Shoemaker, Alejandro M. Smith-Gauna, Ashley Renee Sparks, Colton M. Stallard, Kendall Alexandra Stelting, Mariq A. Stigler, Emily Caitlyn Sutherland, Maxwell Jacob Taulbee, Noah J. Taylor, Kate J. Taylor-Doran, Kevin D. Thompson, Hannah V. Tolliver, David J. Tudhope, Kip W. Unruh, Aradaisia J. Walker,Corbin Lane McIntosh Warner, Marshall James Weatherby, Chloe Rush West, Rachel A. Wheeler, Keif Donnell Williams, Zachary T. Young, Jessica Lynn Zweifel
School of Nursing
Aidan Kahrin Allen, Rhianna Lee Becker, Anna Marie Blakley, Courtney Diane Bricker, Kailin Rachelle Cordes, Maria Paula Cortez, Kathryn Westcott Danon, Anna Marie Eichten, Mary Allyson Ann Fry, Sarah Katherine Fugate, Lili Gagin, Hannah Irene Green, Jonah Hady, Kortni Brooke Hartoebben, Nicole Haug, Mikayla Jo Henderson, Kendi Hickel, Joshua Ryan Horton, Allissa Joell Houchin, Alyssa Marie Hurla, Ezekiel L. Kramer, Mikayla Dawn Lady, Krysten Lile-Brown, Grayson Rae Manley, Chloe Marie McMahon, Kory Miller, Hailey Grace Nolte, Breanna Marie Nutt, Chelsea Ann Peuser, Katie Thiry Ridgeway, Natalie Aylene Romo, Angela Marie Ryan, Caitlin Denise Shields, Whitney Anne Silkey, Darby Rian Solomon, Ruth Verlene Story, Susan Gene Stromgren, Haley Thompson, Alexa Shawne Warkentine, Raymond Richard Whitaker