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April 2019 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 2019. 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:

Matthew Nagy of Mesa, AZ, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in new media studies.

Joseph Moran of Santa Ana, CA, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication.

Xinyi Song of Tianjin, China, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in new media studies.

Lemiao Yu of Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with departmental honors in communication.

Maxim Stepanets of Lutz, FL, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in finance.

Kaitlyn Ball of Arlington Heights, IL, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with departmental honors in anthropology.

Melissa Gal of Bartlett, IL, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in mathematics.

Spenser Congram of Brownsburg, IN, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in chemistry and environmental studies.

Carly McKibben of Fort Wayne, IN, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing.

Mallory Yoder of Fort Wayne, IN, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in neuroscience.

Sadie Gelb of Indianapolis, IN, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with departmental honors in theatre and dance – dance and educational studies.

Megan Remick of Trenton, ME, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in religious studies.

Molly Crothers of Alden, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Jace Le Fevere of Alma, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies and new media studies.

Kelly Peak of Alma, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and special education.

Alexandra Rackley of Alma, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in communication.

John Stefanek of Alma, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude with departmental honors in history.

Laura Cameron of Battle Creek, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with departmental honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Bailey Proctor of Bellaire, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biotechnology.

Amanda Perry of Belmont, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in management.

Mackenzie Harris of Beverly Hills, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in art and design.

Madison Ferry of Bloomfield Hills, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Katelyn Banner of Boyne City, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in athletics.

Travis Long of Boyne City, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Brandon Losinski of Bronson, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in health care administration.

Lucas Foust of Brooklyn, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing.

Kristina Berzkalns of Byron Center, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude with departmental honors in marketing.

Tia Jolls of Carson City, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Elly Jauquet of Channing, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in art and design.

Brenden Newvine of Clarkston, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.

Rachel Frisbie of Colon, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in secondary education and social studies and history.

Laura Kastler of Dearborn, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in new media studies and communication.

Tristen Fox of DeWitt, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in management.

Sean O’Malley of Douglas, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.

Holly Zuiderveen of Falmouth, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in biology.

Clark Geerlings of Ferndale, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies.

James Ewald of Flushing, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in theatre.

Jeffrey Kline Jr. of Flushing, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Elizabeth Bierlein of Frankenmuth, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in neuroscience and psychology with departmental honors in neuroscience.

Bennett Schmitt of Frankfort, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.

Najelle Gilmore of Grand Blanc, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree with departmental honors in English.

Scott Maki of Grand Blanc, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Gabrielle Alter of Grand Rapids, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude with departmental honors in psychology and religious studies.

Kali Rhines of Grand Rapids, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and communication with departmental honors in communication.

Katherine Lehman of Haslett, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science and chemistry.

Erin Goggins of Hastings, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in secondary education and business administration.

Megan Wilcox of Hillsdale, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Molly McCranner of Holland, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in management.

Mercedez Thill of Holt, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.

Gregory Deliyanne of Horton, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Jake Curtin of Howell, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.

Madison Kraning of Howell, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

Kira Sheffer of Indian River, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude with departmental honors in theatre and dance – theatre.

Jenny Cooley of Ithaca, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in a Program of Emphasis in public relations.

Dustin George of Ithaca, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry.

Tabitha Lyon of Ithaca, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.

Emily Esser of Jackson, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in psychology and economics with departmental honors in psychology.

Emily Jodway of Kalamazoo, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication.

Brandon Bruce of Kewadin, MI, received a Bachelor of Music degree with departmental honors in music performance.

Logan St. John of Lake, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in environmental studies.

Jeremy Fieber of Lake Orion, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in new media studies.

Taylor Garretson of Lake Orion, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biotechnology and anthropology with departmental honors in anthropology.

Nikolette Palmer of Leonard, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude with departmental honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Hannah Joslin of Linden, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Madeline Barnauskas of Livonia, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with departmental honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Eric Ferrara of Livonia, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in mathematics and physics.

Lauren Kucharczyk of Livonia, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with departmental honors in biology.

Jacob Plisko of Livonia, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies.

Elizabeth Kurin of Marquette, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude with departmental honors in integrative physiology and health science.

Brooke Mason of Marshall, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in neuroscience.

Thomas Hartnagle Jr. of Midland, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in new media studies.

Brandi Heider of Midland, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in education.

Justin Johnson of Midland, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in marketing.

Bailey O’Keefe of Midland, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in integrative physiology and health science.

Jackson Worsley of Midland, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental studies.

Cecily Lahey of Mio, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in new media studies and French with departmental honors in French.

Rachel Dodak of Montrose, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Savanah Warners of Morley, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in biology and English with departmental honors in English.

Karrigen Courtney of Mt. Pleasant, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in athletics.

Benjamin Elliot of Mt. Pleasant, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in computer science.

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

Brianna Zimmer of Mt. Pleasant, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude with departmental honors in political science and communication.

Noah Ackerman of Munising, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Maliena Boone of Muskegon, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.

Matthew LaRoue of Newberry, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental studies.

Jaclyn Roussel of North Street, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.

Jake Geary of Novi, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with departmental honors in athletic training.

Brianna Fitzpatrick of Onaway, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with departmental honors in English.

Peter Jonsson of Ortonville, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in mathematics.

Morgan Trout of Otisville, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in finance.

Elizabeth Ettinger of Oxford, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in educational studies.

Hannah Mazurek of Oxford, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

Joshuah Antes of Perrinton, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

Taylor Busse of Perry, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Hannah Tardiff of Plymouth, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in political science.

Tyler Mrock of Port Huron, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in integrative physiology and health science.

Kennedy Hilley of Portland, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry.

Amy Buczkowski of Posen, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance.

Greggery Hartman of Rives Junction, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.

Matthew Albano of Rockford, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education and biology.

Elizabeth Dunn of Rockford, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in music and psychology with departmental honors in music.

Hayley Giersch of Rockford, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in music and psychology.

Annette Burns of Sanford, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in anthropology and a Program of Emphasis in art history and museum studies.

Thea Abbatoy of Shelby Township, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree with departmental honors in English.

Zachary Lincoln of Sheridan, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree with departmental honors in chemistry.

Tarcie Watkins of Southfield, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree with departmental honors in economics.

Alicia Groh of Spring Lake, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry.

Dean Austin of St. Louis, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in new media studies.

Mallory Munderloh of St. Louis, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in education.

Alyssa Mohr of Standish, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Scylar Blaisdell of Stanton, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in biology.

Kayla Thomas of Temperance, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with departmental honors in communication and philosophy.

Cheyenne Kalfsbeek of Walkerville, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in mathematics and neuroscience with departmental honors in mathematics.

Jordan Masters of Waterford, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in management.

Abigail Remchuk of Webberville, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude with departmental honors in biotechnology.

Zachary Cahill of West Branch, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in English.

Nicole Grode of Wixom, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology.

James Fryer of Wyoming, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in history and political science.

Ashley Bonam of Ypsilanti, MI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education.

Brooke VandePolder of Zeeland, MI, received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in athletics.

Matthew Scanzano of Oakville, ON, received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in history.

Sophia Richter of West Kingston, RI, received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in French and economics with departmental honors in economics.

Emily Brubaker of Virginia Beach, VA, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in new media studies.

Story published on July 11, 2019