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April 2018 Degree Conferrals Announced

Graduating seniors are newest class of Alma College alumni.

Alma College is pleased to announce the following students have completed the requirements for their respective degrees, which were conferred in April 2018. 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:

Tiantian Hu of Tianjin, China, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in new media studies.

Shaoke Zhai of Tianjin, China, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in new media studies.

Ruochen Ding of Wuzhong,ningxia, China, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in new media studies.

Monica Kunovszky of Aurora, IL, received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Departmental Honors in communication.

Bergen Jome of Bloomington, IL, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in history.

Kaitlyn Neiswender of Quincy, IL, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in marketing.

Taylor DiSantis of Yorkville, IL, received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.

Jackson Williams of Zionsville, IN, received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.

Robert Holmes III of Ada, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional accounting.

Janelle Christensen of Allendale, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.

Lizette Betancourt of Alma, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in environmental studies.

Tiago De Mesquita of Alma, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in finance.

Savanah Diaz of Alma, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in educational studies.

Laura Lowe of Alma, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in professional accounting, and theatre and dance - dance.

Jessica McGillis of Alma, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

Nathan Sanchez of Alma, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

Margaret Selmon of Alma, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in environmental studies.

Jared Shirely of Alma, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

Hannah Wallace of Ann Arbor, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Miranda Gavette of Attica, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in biochemistry.

Tyessa Brown of Bad Axe, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in secondary education and English.

Taylor Lutz of Bay City, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in English.

Ariel Capaldi of Berkley, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in communication.

Hunter Machus of Bronson, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies.

Kara Muxlow of Brown City, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Dustin Tripp of Byron Center, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Chase Schultz of Cadillac, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in chemistry and mathematics.

Emily Jack of Caledonia, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in biology.

Zane Berlanga of Canton, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in anthropology.

Rebecka Bale of Carleton, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing.

Kelsey Dennis of Carson City, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training, and theatre and dance - dance with Departmental Honors in theatre and dance.

Emily Hinsman of Cheboygan, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.

Kapre Filhart of Clare, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in education and language arts.

Tyler Eible of Clio, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and business administration.

Hunter Sharrard of Columbiaville, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance.

Madison Frazier of Dearborn Heights, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in business administration.

Tyler Madar of DeWitt, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Paige Bartkowiak of Dexter, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude with Departmental Honors in political science.

Abigail Scharboneau of Dundee, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in chemistry and biology.

Alesia Dassance of Eaton Rapids, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

Elizabeth Putti of Farmington Hills, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Charles VanDuser of Fenton, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and secondary education.

Casey Ball of Flint, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in political science and Spanish.

Ishijah Johnson of Flint, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Departmental Honors in music.

Aeriel Stroven of Fremont, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.

Erin Moore of Grand Blanc, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in sociology and psychology.

Brittany Cole of Grand Haven, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree cum laude in nursing.

Emily Walker of Grand Haven, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in new media studies.

Francis Bergquist of Grand Rapids, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.

Matthew Embury of Grand Rapids, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude with Departmental Honors in biochemistry, and integrative physiology and health science.

Hunter Hoogewind of Grand Rapids, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in health care administration.

Catherine Raymond of GRAND RAPIDS, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in chemistry.

Daniel Sayfie of Grand Rapids, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance.

Amy Wood of Grand Rapids, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in sociology.

Preslee Deater of Grant, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Brooke Flemington of Haslett, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Ethan Apsey of Hemlock, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing.

Abbigale Phillipson of Hemlock, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Hoors in integrative physiology and health science.

Alexandra Bieri of Hesperia, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in mathematics.

Hannah Jeffery of Highland, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in biotechnology and French with Departmental Honors in biotechnology.

Merice Raber of Holland, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in sociology.

Zachary Peterson of Holt, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Jackson Conner of Hopkins, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry.

Opal Tafe of Howard City, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.

Danielle Boss of Howell, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Krista Botting of Ionia, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in biology.

Kari Pihl of Ithaca, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree cum laude with Departmental Honors in nursing.

Calin Deck of Jackson, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in education and special education.

Chelse Van Spronsen of Jenison, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in biology.

James Fulghum of Lansing, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in professional accounting.

Audrey Karr of Lansing, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.

Cameron Lee of Lansing, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing.

Dominique Burke of Lapeer, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Ashley Disler of Livonia, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Kaylynne Perian of Livonia, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude with Departmenal Honors in professional accounting.

Monica Bussell of Lowell, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in new media studies and marketing.

Hannah Doggett of Ludington, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Nicholas Cozart of Manchester, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.

Katherine McClure of Manchester, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in psychology.

Benjamin Feliczak of Manistee, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional accounting.

Michael Lumley-Orchard of Marine City, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in history and political science.

Laura Slavsky of Marquette, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in Spanish and environmental studies.

Kelsey Postema of Marshall, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in political science and economics.

Jenny Bosio of Merrill, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

Kevin Essenmacher of Metamora, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in physics mathematics.

Ashlee Davis of Middleton, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree magna cum laude in nursing.

Matthew Alcott of Midland, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in nursing.

Warren Elmer of Midland, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in integrative physiology and health science and Spanish.

Emma Herron of Midland, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude with Departmental Honors in management.

Benjamin Luzar of Midland, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Kei Yamamoto of Midland, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Hannah Rukkila of Milan, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Megan Kalanik of Milford, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree cum laude in nursing.

Stephanie Mangutz of Mio, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in sociology.

Brooks Hyble of Mt. Pleasant, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in professional accounting.

Bria Korzecki of Mt. Pleasant, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

William LaLone of Mt. Pleasant, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication.

Dustin Neyer of Mt. Pleasant, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in education and social studies.

Lauren Sabuda of Mt. Pleasant, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in biology.

Kennedy Winnie of Mt. Pleasant, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and philosophy.

Joelle Fisher of Muskegon, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in psychology and integrative physiology and health science.

Skylar McArthur of Mussey, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in international business administration.

Dylan Kennedy of Nashville, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.

Maelin Wheeler of New Lothrop, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.

Aaron Parr-Besemer of Oak Park, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biotechnology.

Seth Alexander of Ovid, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in management.

Dylan Scott of Owosso, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in accounting.

Erica Krol of Oxford, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in biology.

Taylor Thompson of Petoskey, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in accounting.

Dorothy Buening of Pinckney, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in biochemistry.

Graham Gillies of Pinckney, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree cum laude in nursing.

Lauren Harber of Plymouth, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

Brandon Moore of Port Austin, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in management.

Brenna Hose of Portage, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in education and special education.

Mary Brooks of Portland, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing.

Cristy Calhoun of Riverdale, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in Program of Emphasis in community and public health administration.

Jacob Shields of Rives Junction, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Elizabeth Blasius of Roscommon, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in marketing and communication with Departmental Honors in communication.

Nicholas McElroy of Royal Oak, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Brianna Pitre of Saginaw, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Cameron Schneider of Saginaw, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Kevin Scheibert of Sanford, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in management.

Zachary Meyer of Shelby Township, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in art and design, and new media studies with Departmental Honors in art and design.

Seth Davis of Shepherd, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in political science and religious studies with Departmental Honors in religious studies.

Aaron Daggett of Sidney, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and business administration.

Paige Switzer of Sidney, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in nursing.

Charlie Warber of Spring Lake, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional accounting.

Matthew Wiersma of St. Johns, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in athletic training.

Michaela Austin of St. Louis, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in biology.

Brooke Tubbs of St. Louis, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Skylr Goodman of Standish, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in new media studies.

Chloee King of Standish, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Joseph Mitrzyk of Standish, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Tiffany Sindel of Stanwood, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Lauren Higgins of Sterling Heights, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree cum laude with Departmental Honors in nursing.

Allie Cianciolo of Troy, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.

Elio Kollcinaku of Troy, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in professional accounting.

Deve Wishart of Troy, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in English and German with Departmental Honors in English.

Colton Tyson of Vassar, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science, and psychology.

Ryalee Dove of Vestaburg, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.

Paige Daniel of Waterford, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Kira Leach of Wayne, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in education and special education.

Abigail Schaitkin of West Bloomfield, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education, English and history.

Alixandra Coffey of West Olive, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Audrey Durocher of Westland, MI, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree cum laude in nursing.

Rachel Kalinovik of Westland, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Victoria Coykendall of Williamston, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in communication and theatre and dance - dance with Departmental Honors in theatre and dance.

Noah Gleason of Wolverine, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.

Margaret Rausch of Wyandotte, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude with Departmental Honors in English.

Mia Toennesen of Gressvik, Norway, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in educational studies.

Savannah Skelly of Bay Village, OH, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Morgan Thompson of Bay Village, OH, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and new media studies.

Michael Brewer-Berres of Milwaukee, WI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in English.

Story published on June 21, 2018