Baker University will honor graduates of associate and bachelor’s degree programs from the School of Professional and Graduate Studies with a commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Collins Center on the Baldwin City campus.
Dr. John Ernst, principal of Rolling Ridge Elementary School in Olathe, Kansas, will deliver the keynote address. Having served as a principal for 11 years, Ernst has administrative experience at elementary, middle, and high school levels, giving him a strong K-12 perspective. In 2016, Ernst was awarded the National Distinguished Principal of the Year Award by the Kansas chapter of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. He earned his Master of Arts in Education in 2005 and his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership in 2015 from Baker University and was inducted onto the Baker University School of Education Wall of Honor in 2017.
Those unable to attend the ceremony will be able to view it via livestream on YouTube.
Associate of Arts in Business
Jeffrey Agosto, Zachary Betzler, Steven E. Bloomer, Tracy Lynn Boswell, Emily Renee Carlyle, Laura A. Chavez, Elizabeth E. Coombs, Lisa Rena’ Fassett, Kaitlin Ground, Debra D. Guilbault, Stephen John De Pablo Gurney, Steven Scott Hendrix, Tawnja R. Holt, Randall J. Irsik, Julie M. Jaramillo, Patricia Ann Knotts, Richard P. Kosorog III, Jennifer L. Lara, John P. Leodoro, Joel R. Medearis, Trevor Ray Myers, Johnny L. Parker, Jr., André D. Phillips, Chadwick A. Potter, Sarah Colleen Sappenfield, Ryan Louis Selby, Josalyn Shockley, Joshua D. Silvia, Kelli Smith, Levi A. Vance, Alison Ray Washington, Christopher L. Wermelskirchen, Megan Marie Williams, Joshua Lee Wolfe
Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership
Benjamin Curtis Heiliger
Bachelor of Business Administration
Melissa J. Adcox, Athena Erin Anderson, Joshua Thomas Ashton, Brandie Ann Bahner, Earl R. Barnes, Amanda Berryman, Nathan Edward Collier, Joseph W. Duncan III, Brian P. Emerson, Danielle Leigh Ewalt, Jessica Gatlin, Andrew J. Hausback, Lindsey Elaine Herndon, Tisha D. Hicks, Misti Lea Hight, Regina Renea Hodge, Cheryl Denise Kearney, Tiffani Lynette Kintchen, Oma S. Landis, Susan E. Lightfoot, Michael Gene Lockhart, Susan M. Luithle, Craig Alan Mahurin, Jr., Kay Markey, Emma Grace Martin, Dallas D. McCarter, Brittany JoanAnne Novak, Denise R. Orth, Mariah Jean Owens, Fernetta G. Phillips, Tess Elizabeth Ramirez, Samantha Bea Riley, Scott Alan Rodgers, Kasey D. Rowley, James Lewis Schneider, Jenna Irene Self, Akira Shukla, James Leonard Slott, Travis Stallbaumer, Anthony Stalnaker, Hillary Spring Stamper, John R. Tejada, Brent Upton, James Richard Williams, Jr., Amy Renee Woodward, Kelsie Lee Woodward
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bridget M. Downey, Kellye Lierz, Lavon L. Lorimor, Erin K. Monaghan, Kevin Patrick Reardon, Ronald Eugene Thacker, Alison Wilson, Robbie C. Yoest
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Wendy B. Cook, Christy Kendall Dye, Jamie Loughmiller, Vanessa A. Schroeter, Matthew Scott Shelton
Bachelor of Science in Management
Clayton Todd Adams, Joseph Bolander, Nicholas Darrah, Vincent Woodbury Dean, Jr., Ryann Vi Green, Neal James Hanson, Brian S. Harmer, Carla Yvonne Jones, Debora M. Laabs, Korey Matthew Lapekas, Kristen N. Leech, Kevin Linde, Robert Matthew Moore, Leigh A. Mason, Valerie Pough, David Reichley, Yaralena Yize Ruiz, Adam Christopher Sluder, Diana Colleen Starr, Cheryl S. Steffen, Lauren Tamayo, Kelly Briana Trabon, Daniel Scott Zirkle