Highland News Leader

Highland area students graduate from McKendree University

McKendree University held its 177th commencement exercises May 13 on its Lebanon, Illinois campus for students who completed their degree requirements in December 2016, May and July 2017.

Local graduates were:

Alhambra: Lauren R. Craft, B.A., history; Katie Ann Menendez, BSN, nursing.

Aviston: Rebecca L. Lyons Niemann, BSN, nursing; Rachel C. Robben, BSN, nursing; Adam Joseph Strubhart, BBA, marketing, magna cum laude.

Breese: Mollie E. Funk, BBA, business administration; Chelsey R. Henrichs, B.S., exercise science and sports performance, summa cum laude; Alicia A. Jansen, BSN, nursing; Bailey R. Kampwerth, BBA, marketing; Cheryl R. Koerkenmeier, MBA, business administration; Raelyn M. Luebbers, B.A., sociology; Paige N. Maue, MBA, business administration; Gabrielle L. McIntyre, BSN, nursing, magna cum laude; Erica M. Niemeyer, MBA, business administration; Clinton H. Ratermann, B.A., philosophy, and BBA, business administration; Jay C. Voss, B.S., history education, summa cum laude.

Greenville: Melinda S. Spencer, BSN, nursing.

Highland: Jordan E. Barker, B.S., history education, magna cum laude; Samantha A. Brinker, MBA, business administration; Elizabeth C. Bruchhauser, B.A., English and organizational communication, cum laude; Christopher J. Comrie, MAED, educational administration and leadership; Laura A. Foerster, MSN, nursing educator; Phillip S. Germagliotti, B.S., computer science; Thomas J. Hamil, B.A., English and sociology; Crystal R. Haselhorst, Ed.D., curriculum design and instruction; Carliann F. Huelsmann, B.A., psychology; Kelsey Jo Koyanagi, BSN, nursing; Gregory J. Lumsden, MBA, business administration; Megan E. Mattmiller, MAED, teaching; Emily J. Morton-Weiss, MAED, educational studies; Janell M. Straeter, BBA, business administration.

Pocahontas: Nicole D. Detmer, MAED, specialized instruction; Abigail M. Hagler, B.A., sociology and psychology; Jamie N. Hults, M.A., clinical mental health counseling; Marissa M. Weiss, BSED, elementary education, cum laude.

St. Jacob: Taylor M. Unger Smith, M.A., clinical mental health counseling; Anna M. Wells, B.A., psychology, magna cum laude.

Trenton: Cassandra N. Hardy, BSN, nursing; Keith Richard Haselhorst, B.A., environmental studies; Jeffrey J. Jacober, BBA, economics and finance, and accounting, magna cum laude; Debra Ann Johnson, MAED, educational studies; Valerie S. Lukens, BBA, accounting, economics and finance, and management, summa cum laude.

Troy: Timothy Ray Biggs, MBA, business administration; Evan D. Bosaw, BME, music education; Joshua A. Daugherty, BS, computer information systems, magna cum laude; Dylan G. Faulkenberg, BSED, elementary education, magna cum laude; Tyler J. Lesan, BSN, nursing; Jennifer Mary Joy McMullen, BSN, nursing; Allison L. Meyer, MBA, business administration; Amy D. Miller, MAED, educational administration and leadership; Aaron C. Rogers, BS, computer science.

The class of 2017 included 827 graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Nursing and Health Professions. They hail from 26 states and seven countries.