Seventy-five graduate at 116th Sterling College commencement

Release Date: 
May 8, 2008

Sterling College graduated 75 seniors at the 116th commencement exercises on Saturday, April 26.
The commencement exercises took place on the east lawn of Cooper Hall. Past ceremonies have taken place at Smisor Stadium, but due to reconstruction, commencement was moved to Cooper. The commencement address was given by Dr. John Silber. A baccalaureate service was held in Culbertson Auditorium on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. Reverend Dr. Steven Marsh gave the baccalaureate message.
In addition to the conferral of degrees and the presenting of the diplomas, awards were given to alumni and outstanding faculty and students. The College presented Alumni Awards to Andrew G. Brown ’97 and Lesa N. Brown (Anshutz) ’97, Mark A. Christian ’74 and Robert E. Meanor ’54. The William M. McCreery Teaching Award was presented to Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Shawn Reed, and the Professor Fran Jabara Leadership and Outstanding Male and Female Graduate Awards were presented to Seth Prochaska, son of Brett and Rosie Prochaska of Ada, Kan., and Rachel Dunham, daughter of Kirk and Paula Dunham, of Green River, Utah.
The graduates, their hometowns, degrees and graduation honors are listed below.
Tyler Adam, Denver, Colorado, Science in Business Administration,
Joshua Allman, Key Largo, Florida, Science in Elementary Education, Cum Laude
Duane Bagley, Plymouth, Indiana, Science in Christian Ministry: Youth
Danny Banks, Lawton, Oklahoma, Arts in Behavorial Science,
Angelina Beard, Arlington, Texas, Science in Business Administration,
Geneva Benton, Arkansas City, Kansas, Arts in Theatre Arts,
Jonathan Bousquette, Redford, Michigan Arts in History,
Noah Breeden, San Antonio, Texas, Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude, Kelsey Scholar
Jacob Buchanan, Vancouver, Washington, Arts in English,
Connie Bucher, Arkansas City, Kansas, Arts in Art,
Nigel Caesar, Sterling, Kansas, Science in Business Administration,
Kyle Chamberlin, Arvada, Colorado, Science in Business Administration,
James Chavez, Wichita, Kansas, Science in Biology,
Levi Cheyney, Newton, Kansas, Arts in Psychology,
Jon Conklin, Springtown, Texas, Arts in Psychology,
Julie Cunday, Hutchinson, Kansas, Science in Elementary Education, Kelsey Scholar
Abby Davidson, Sterling, Kansas, Science in Elementary Eduation, Summa Cum Laude, Kelsey Scholar
Deddrick Davis, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Arts in Communications,
Justin Dawson, Centennial, Colorado, Science in Biology,
Robert Dodd, Orlando, Florida, Science in Business Administration,
Naomi Dugger, Wichita, Kansas, Arts in Communications,
Rachel Dunham, Green River, Utah, Science in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, Kelsey Scholar
Gabriel Eliserio, Phoenix, Arizona, Science in Exercise Science
Matt Elliott, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Science in Business Administration,
Jeremy Emmons, Lyons, Kansas, Science in Athletic Training,
Andrew Fahrenholtz, Greeley, Colorado, Science in Chemistry,
Brett Fairchild, St. John, Kansas, Science in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, Kelsey Scholar,
Lora Faust, Aurora, Colorado, Science in Chemistry and Psychology,
April Freudenburg, Madison, Nebraska, Arts in Communications,
Kirby Fryman, Garden City, Kansas, Science in Athletic Training and Exercise Science,
Amanda Fulmer, Newton, Kansas, Science in Biology,
Joey Gilsdorf, Providence, Utah, Science in Business Administration,
Natalie Gordon, Arvada, Colorado, Arts in Communications,
Amy Gray, Olathe, Kansas, Science in Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude, Kelsey Scholar
Naiya Hernandez, Fullerton, California, Science in Christian Ministry: Missions
Ryan Heughan, Houston, Texas, Science in Exercise Science
Christopher Hinshaw, Sterling, Kansas, Arts in Theatre Arts Education, Kelsey Scholar, Magna Cum Laude,
JoAnna Hockersmith, Gove, Kansas, Arts in Art,
John Hoefer, Hutchinson, Kansas, Arts in Religious and Philosophical Studies and Christian Ministries: Youth,
Nicole Kasl, Belleville, Kansas, Arts in Religious and Philosophical Studies, Kelsey Scholar, Summa Cum Laude
Bryce Knowlton, Longmont, Colorado, Arts in Art and Graphic Design,
Joshua Lavere, Lancaster, Ohio, Science in Business Administration
Murri Lazaroff-Babin, Chico, California, Arts in English
Karin Lederle, Sterling, Kansas, Arts in Societal Justice and Communications, Kelsey Scholar, Magna Cum Laude,
Audra Linden, Sterling, Kansas, Arts in Psychology
Brianna Mayes, Johnstown, Colorado, Science in Exercise Science Education,
Kyle Mendenhall, Hutchinson, Kansas, Science in Exercise Science,
Norman Montgomery, Union Bridge, Maryland, Arts in Religious and Philosophical Studies
Brandon Muehler, Centennial, Colorado, Arts in Communications,
Jonathan Nance, Arvada, Colorado, Science in Business Administration
Basil Nevill, MT. Elgin, Ontario, Canada, Science in Elementary Education
Lauren Peck, Poteau, Oklahoma, Arts in Theatre Arts Education,
Alisha Peters, McPherson, Kansas, Science in Business Administration
Seth Prochaska, Ada, Kansas, Arts in Theatre Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Kelsey Scholar
Stefanie Randall, Wichita, Kansas, Arts in Music, Summa Cum Laude, Kelsey Scholar
Israel Redwine, Converse, Texas, Science in Sports Management,
Alyssa Renfro, Macksville, Kansas, Arts in English and Communications, Summa Cum Laude, Kelsey Scholar,
Jeffrey Richardson, Hutchinson, Kansas, Arts in Communications, Cum Laude,
Brittany Small, Liberal, Kansas, Arts in Theatre Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Kelsey Scholar ,
Mariah Smith, Sterling, Kansas, Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude, Kelsey Scholar,
Wesley Smotherman, Wichita, Science in Christian Ministries: Youth,
Benjamin Sparks, Winterset, Iowa, Science in Business Administration,
Benjamin Sparks, Winterset, Science in Business Administration,
Cory Speed, Nederland, Texas, Arts in English,
Shane Stover, Colby, Kansas, Science in Business Administration,
In Honor of Carl Sumler, Wichita, Kansas, Arts in History,
Kaley Turner, Lyons, Arts in Art,
Alex Underwood, Russell, Arts in Music Performance and Education,
Gavin Vavra, Norwich, Kansas, Science in Christian Ministry: Youth,
Illeana Villarreal, Houston, Texas, Arts in Psychology
Terrance Volden, Liberal, Kansas, Arts in Theatre Arts, Kelsey Scholar, Magna