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Concordia University, Nebraska, recognizes May 2017 distinguished graduates

Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017
Patricio Esquivel of Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, graduated with distinction from Concordia University, Nebraska on May 7, 2016.
Patricio Esquivel of Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, graduated with distinction from Concordia University, Nebraska on May 7, 2016.

Concordia University, Nebraska, announces its May 2017 undergraduates who graduated with distinction or high distinction honors based on their academic achievements at Concordia, University, Nebraska.

Nearly 10 percent of the undergraduate class have graduated with high distinction, and an additional six percent of the class have graduated with distinction. A student must also have completed at least 64 credit hours at Concordia University, Nebraska, to be eligible for graduation honors. 

The list of students includes (listed alphabetically by state [exception: Nebraska is first], city, last name; international at the end):

Nebraska

Samantha Boardman, Henderson, Neb., Bachelor of Science, With Distinction

Megan Brunssen, Omaha, Neb., Bachelor of Science-Education, With Distinction

Kinser Gergen, Geneva, Neb., Bachelor of Science, With Distinction

Brett James, Kearney, Neb., Bachelor of Science, With Distinction

Lindsey LaMountain, Gretna, Neb., Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction

Johanna Meyer, Shelton, Neb., Bachelor of Science-Education, With Distinction

Makenzie Polacek, Howells, Neb., Bachelor of Science, With Distinction

Naomi Ristvedt, Utica, Neb., Bachelor of Music, With Distinction

Jordan Schut, Scribner, Neb., Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction

Lauren Staehr, Grand Island, Neb., Bachelor of Science-Education, With Distinction

Kelsey Wright, Omaha, Neb., Bachelor of Science-Education, With Distinction

Amy Ahlers, Albion, Neb., Bachelor of Science-Education, With High Distinction

Courtney (Burma) Limmer, Columbus, Neb., Bachelor of Arts, With High Distinction

Alayna Daberkow, Madison, Neb., Bachelor of Science, With High Distinction

Chandler Folkerts, Milford, Neb., Bachelor of Science, With High Distinction

Rachel Hayes, Bellevue, Neb., Bachelor of Science-Education, With High Distinction

Jared Knoepfel, Fremont, Neb., Bachelor of Science, With High Distinction

Laurel Krohn, Osmond, Neb., Bachelor of Science, With High Distinction

Kelli Mack, Kenesaw, Neb., Bachelor of Science-Education, With High Distinction

Christof Muller, Omaha, Neb., Bachelor of Science, With High Distinction

Kelli Niemeier, Beatrice, Neb., Bachelor of Arts, With High Distinction

Alicia Royuk, Seward, Neb., Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science-Education, With High Distinction

Marti Vlasin, Seward, Neb., Bachelor of Science-Education, With High Distinction

California

Tara Larsen, Pasadena, Calif., Bachelor of Science-Education, With Distinction

Hope Taylor, Foothill Ranch, Calif., Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction

Ryan Gross, Riverside, Calif., Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, With High Distinction

Colorado

Brady Laib, Colorado Springs, Colo., Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction

Illinois

Rachel Keseman, Freeburg, Ill., Bachelor of Science-Education, With Distinction

Naomi Quigg, Springfield, Ill., Bachelor of Science, With Distinction

Iowa

Jacob Adams, Mason City, Iowa, Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction

Dorian Doremus, Grimes, Iowa, Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction

Morgan Eggert, Atkins, Iowa, Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction

Katherine Vogel, Manning, Iowa, Bachelor of Science-Education, With Distinction

Elizabeth Williams, Indianola, Iowa, Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction

Casey Hall, Mason City, Iowa, Bachelor of Arts, With High Distinction

Kansas

Madeline Osborne, Overland Park, Kan., Bachelor of Science-Education, With Distinction

Caleb Wehling, Liberal, Kan., Bachelor of Science, With Distinction

Minnesota

Ryan Maser, Little Canada, Minn., Bachelor of Arts, With High Distinction

Megan Suter, Owatonna, Minn., Bachelor of Arts, With High Distinction

Missouri

Sylvia Braun, Jefferson City, Mo., Bachelor of Fine Arts, With Distinction

Benjamin Hayter, Union, Mo., Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction

Jeremy Rodriguez, Kansas City, Mo., Bachelor of Science, With Distinction

Carolina VonKampen, Saint Louis, Mo., Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction

Angela Steinbacher, Saint Charles, Mo., Bachelor of Science-Education, With High Distinction

Oklahoma

Jacob Meyer, Jenks, Okla., Bachelor of Science, With Distinction

Pennsylvania

Elizabeth (Holle) Hayter, Stewartstown, Pa., Bachelor of Science, With High Distinction

South Dakota

Joshua Kirkwold, Sioux Falls, S.D., Bachelor of Science, With Distinction

Texas

Philip Yox, Mount Pleasant, Texas, Bachelor of Science, With High Distinction

International

Patricio Esquivel, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, Bachelor of Science, With Distinction