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Concordia honors graduating seniors with outstanding academic achievements

Saturday, May. 7, 2016
Concordia graduate Brianna Rerucha receives congratulations from Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Brent Royuk at the Academic Honors Reception May 6, 2016.
Concordia graduate Brianna Rerucha receives congratulations from Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Brent Royuk at the Academic Honors Reception May 6, 2016.

Concordia University, Nebraska, honored graduating seniors who achieved outstanding academic accomplishments during their college career at its annual Academic Honors Reception on May 6, 2016.

Every year, each academic department may give two or more awards, depending on the size of the department and the number of students in the program. Each department establishes its own criteria for determining award recipients, but the criteria must, at minimum, consider the student’s grade point average, level of service to the department and level of service to Concordia.

Concordia’s College of Arts and Sciences, represented by Dr. Brent Royuk, dean of the college, honored the following students:

  • Grace Hollenbeck, Parker, Colo., Art
  • Mitchell Volk, Lincoln, Neb., Art
  • Mary Leising, Arapahoe, Neb., Business
  • Thomas Beebe, Blair, Neb., Business
  • Hannah Fortna, Macon, Mo., English, Communication and Theater Arts
  • Jalynn Woollen, Wilcox, Neb., English, Communication and Theater Arts
  • Albert Bader, Grand Island, Neb., History, Geography and Criminal Justice
  • Rachel Krause, Rockford, Ill., History, Geography and Criminal Justice
  • Brianna Rerucha, Columbus, Neb., Music
  • Barbara Leising, Arapahoe, Neb., Music
  • Justin Lawrie, Headingley, Man., Natural Science
  • Sydney Olson, Lincoln, Neb., Natural Science
  • Benjamin Schulteis, Greenfield, Iowa, Natural Science

Concordia’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, represented by Dr. Nancy Elwell, dean of the college, honored the following students:

  • Adam Meirose, Lincoln, Neb., Health and Human Performance
  • Nicole Perry, Menifee, Calif., Health and Human Performance
  • Creighton Pearse, Kearney, Neb., Health and Human Performance
  • Allison Batt, Columbia, Mo., Human and Social Sciences
  • Joel Marquardt, Denver, N.C., Human and Social Sciences
  • Maria Sasieta, Carrollton, Ill., Intercultural Studies and Modern Foreign Languages

Dr. Ronald Bork, associate dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, honored the following students:

  • Chelsea Sherman, Omaha, Neb., Early Childhood Education
  • Nicole Hemmann, Jackson, Mo., Elementary Education
  • Brianna Hughes, San Diego, Calif., Middle Level Education
  • Stephanie Shearer, Arapahoe, Neb., Secondary Education
  • Nicole Jensen, Omaha, Neb., Special Education 

The College of Graduate Studies and Adult Education, represented by University Provost Dr. Jenny Mueller-Roebke, honored Kathie O’Dell of Seward, Nebraska, for adult education.