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April 2017 Degree Conferrals Announced

Graduating seniors are newest class of Alma College alumni.

The Alma College Registrar’s Office is pleased to announce the following students have completed the requirements for their respective degrees, which were conferred in April 2017. Several students also earned graduation honors, awarded in three levels, recognizing outstanding academic achievement.

The highest honor, summa cum laude, is given to students who have achieved a 3.8 grade point average (GPA); magna cum laude honors are awarded to students who have achieved a 3.6 GPA, and cum laude honors require an achievement of 3.4 GPA. In addition to graduate honors, Alma graduates may earn Department Honors by demonstrating superior performance in a particular academic discipline. To receive this award, graduates presented a thesis of honors caliber and achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their major field.

Students are listed below by their hometown:

Elizabeth Webb of New River, AZ received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Emalee Ousley of Sloughhouse, CA received a Bachelor of Science degree in biotechnology.

Jeremy Patterson of Stuart, FL received a Bachelor of Arts degree in health care administration.

Erika Zenchak of Brookfield, IL received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in sociology and anthropology and Spanish.

Kaitlyn Urick of Glen Ellyn, IL received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Emma Hogan of North Barrington, IL received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in theatre and dance - theatre.

Morgan Pell of East Sandwich, MA received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in psychology.

Aleksander Scully of Worcester, MA received a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies and philosophy.

Aleksandr Borrello of Alma, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science and psychology.

Jade Garcia of Alma, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in new media studies.

Trisha House of Alma, MI received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

Anna Morford of Alma, MI received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

Bailey Wilkie of Alma, MI received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

Michael Anderson of Almont, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and business administration.

Austin Bryan of Almont, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics.

Miranda Kruse of Ann Arbor, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in athletic training.

Nicholas Jones of Auburn, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.

Kayla Holz of Bad Axe, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Amber Isaacson of Battle Creek, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and dance - theatre.

Megan Dahlberg of Bay City, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in biology.

Kathleen Collingwood of Benzonia, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in chemistry.

Patrick Finn of Berlin, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in psychology.

Alesha Hall of Blanchard, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in psychology.

Michaela Hoyle of Breckenridge, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in English.

Anne MacNeil of Brethren, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental studies.

Helen Geddes of Brighton, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Douglas Walters of Brighton, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Kegan Ball of Caledonia, MI received a Bachelor of Music degree in secondary education and music education.

Allie Frost of Caledonia, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in a Program of Emphasis titled Applied Physics and Environmental Science.

Ali Holmquist of Canton, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education and social studies.

Paige Ross of Canton, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Grant Hill of Caro, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy.

Allyson Hubbell of Carson City, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Aaron Leonard of Cement City, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in new media studies.

Cameron Spitzfaden of Charlotte, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in physics and mathematics, with Departmental Honors in physics.

Kelsee Brinklow of Chelsea, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in history, secondary education and social studies.

Alec Genter of Clarkston, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Kendall Kamp of Clarkston, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in biology and chemistry, with Departmental Honors in chemistry.

Shannon Brown of Clinton Township, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in English and history.

Jordan Triner of Clinton Township, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in psychology and religious studies.

Darby Kahler of Coldwater, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.

James Arden of Davisburg, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in chemistry and biology.

Morgan Gibson of Davisburg, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Joseph Kennedy of Davison, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies.

Taylor Manfroni of Davison, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in health care administration.

Ana Saucedo of Dearborn, MI received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

Gregory Goffee of Dexter, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing.

Chance Smith of Dorr, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in management.

Baily Sopjes of Dorr, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in biology.

Caroline Croom of East Lansing, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Kelsey Spencer of Eaton Rapids, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Kaitlyn Kendall of Farmington Hills, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Amelia Walker of Fenton, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in sociology and anthropology.

Amanda McKeith of Freeland, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in biology.

Tara Padgett of Freeland, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance.

Jessica Drife of Garden City, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in secondary education and mathematics.

Ethan Akans of Gaylord, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in physics.

Marissa Nivison of Gladwin, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in psychology.

Maressa Miller of Grand Blanc, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Alex Horan of Grand Haven, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in biology.

Jessica Burg of Grand Ledge, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Alexis Bowe of Grand Rapids, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in psychology.

Kylie Hamilton of Grand Rapids, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in management and history, with Departmental Honors in management.

Jessica Isler of Grand Rapids, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in environmental studies.

Emily Price of Grand Rapids, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in art and design.

Joshua Sejat of Grand Rapids, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Ty Jensen of Grayling, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.

Alexander Hall of Greenville, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in biochemistry.

Mackenzy Nichols of Greenville, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education, history and social studies.

Lauren Page of Grosse Ile, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology.

Alex Peczynski of Highland Charter Township, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in international business administration and computer science.

Emily Brady of Hillsdale, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in athletic training.

Megan Lamie of Holt, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.

Megan Isom of Howell, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in foreign service.

Jeremy Johnson of Howell, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

Brianna Bianconi of Hudsonville, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Haley Parker of Hudsonville, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in English and history.

Kaitlyn Arnold of Jackson, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Elizabeth Pung of Lansing, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in biotechnology and health care administration.

Shanley Dorn of Lewiston, MI received a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in music.

Jacqueline Vyskocil of Linden, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Kelly LaPorte of Livonia, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Sara Stemen of Livonia, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Departmental Honors in communication.

Marianna Smith of Ludington, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in Spanish and communication.

Kolette Sherry of Macomb, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in psychology.

Kilee DeBrabander of Marshall, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in psychology.

Jacob Esselink of Marshall, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in new media studies.

Hope Ayers of Marysville, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in communication.

Alexandra LaDuke of Marysville, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Danielle Service of Mason, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in communication.

Nicholas Fox of Mayville, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in biology.

Bryan Hines of Menominee, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.

Kaycee Inniger of Middleton, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in management and communication.

Allison Brown of Middleville, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Molly Lark of Middleville, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.

Erika Brown of Midland, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in political science and psychology.

Lex Hollenbeck of Midland, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in business administration and integrative physiology and health science.

Megan Sanborn of Midland, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Natalie Sloggett of Midland, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.

Annamarie Williams of Midland, MI received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree cum laude with Departmental Honors in art and design.

Chelsey Cobb of Millington, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in history.

Nicholas Mangutz of Mio, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in biology.

Sarah Neeley of Montrose, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in psychology.

LaKeshia Bortz of Mt. Pleasant, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in educational studies.

Kyle French of Mt. Pleasant, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in new media studies.

Erica Hansen of Mt. Pleasant, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Joshua Pretzer of Mt. Pleasant, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in history.

Ashley Smagacz of Mt. Pleasant, MI received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

Allison Smith of Mt. Pleasant, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in French and anthropology.

Zaccari Bell of Muskegon, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in finance and economics.

Jade Paquin of Muskegon, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Kendall Sells of Muskegon, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Brandon Erwin of Nashville, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting.

Mitchell Adams of Novi, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental studies.

Mary Dulzo of Novi, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.

Heidi Michael of Oak Park, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in biochemistry.

Jessica Thiel of Oakley, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Charles Fales of Olivet, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in psychology.

Quinton Cook of Ortonville, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and environmental studies.

Cameron Tahaney of Ortonville, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing.

Kody Hukill of Otsego, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Shane Cooper of Parma, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Departmental Honors in history.

Phillip Commissaris of Plymouth, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music.

Alia Jones of Plymouth, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.

Nicole Green of Portland, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in mathematics and environmental studies.

Anna Couture of Posen, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in health care administration.

Tyler Larson of Potterville, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music.

Nicholas Arnold of Reese, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in business administration and biology, with Departmental Honors in biology.

Christopher Mikhjian of Rochester, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing.

Chase Grulke of Rogers City, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education and chemistry.

Heather McNett of Sanford, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in marketing.

Tyler Goerge of Schoolcraft, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in biology.

Mairi Clow of Shelby Township, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in psychology and communication.

Samantha Kulhanek of Shelby Township, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in Spanish and foreign service, with Departmental Honors in foreign service.

Celeste Boyer of South Lyon, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.

Ashley Borta of Spring Lake, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, secondary education and social studies.

Jacob Chittenden of Spring Lake, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international business administration and Spanish.

Ashleigh Strand of St. Charles, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology.

Megan Brandon of St. Clair Shores, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.

Lindsay Giannotta of St. Clair Shores, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Danialle Stebbins of St. Johns, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in foreign service and history, with Departmental Honors in history.

Benjamin Thelen of St. Johns, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and communication.

Charles Oswald of St. Louis, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in philosophy.

Anthony Lesko of Tecumseh, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in computer science and new media studies.

Jonathan Buchanan of Traverse City, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry.

Jonah Oberschlake of Traverse City, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics.

Thomas Griffith of Troy, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in finance.

Austin Gabris of Twin Lake, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in international business administration and Spanish.

Mary Rieger of Vestaburg, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in professional accounting.

Chloe Ramsey of Vicksburg, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Nicholas Strait of Walker, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Cristyn Pawluk of Waterford, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Grace Sutherland of Waterford, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in environmental studies.

Brianne Schafer of Westphalia, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in new media studies.

Madison Smith of Westphalia, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Justin Thelen of Westphalia, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in secondary education and English.

Hannah Hilditch of White Lake, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in a Program of Emphasis titled Art History and Museum Studies.

Logen Poniatoski of Williamsburg, MI received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Melissa Colter of Wyoming, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry.

Danielle Dufon of Wyoming, MI received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and educational studies.

Adam Thoryk of Phoenix, NY received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication.

Edward Farington of Rockville Centre, NY received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Jessica Peters of Harrisburg, PA received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Departmental Honors in theatre and dance - theatre.

Luke Bent of Marysville, PA received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in mathematics and music.

Sarah Straney of Williamsburg, VA received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international business administration and Spanish.

McKennah Rupke of Whitewater, WI received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in professional accounting.

Story published on June 21, 2017