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Degrees awarded to 102 Concordia students in December 2015

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Undergraduate and graduate degrees were awarded to 102 students in December 2015 at Concordia University, Nebraska in Seward.

 Undergraduates earning a degree from Concordia were eligible for distinction or high distinction honors. The top 10 percent of graduates with the highest GPA in their respective colleges were designated as graduating with high distinction. An additional 15 percent were designated as graduating with distinction. 

 Concordia University, Nebraska graduates earning their degree in December 2015 include (listed in alphabetical order by state, city and last name):

 California

Marie Hood, Carlsbad, Calif., Master of Public Health

Anna McDaniel, Cypress, Calif., Bachelor of Science in Education

Elizabeth Maxwell, Fullerton, Calif., Bachelor of Science in Education

Enrique Barajas, Hayward, Calif., Bachelor of Arts

Joshua Weishaar, Salinas, Calif., Bachelor of Music

 Colorado

Brendan Buchanan, Broomfield, Colo., Bachelor of Science in Education

Alexandra Van Bergen, Colorado Springs, Colo., Bachelor of Arts

David Corder Jr., Lafayette, Colo., Master of Human Services

Kelsey Hizer, Littleton, Colo., Bachelor of Science in Education

Heath Benker, Williamsburg, Colo., Bachelor of Science in Education

 Florida

Crislyn Grubb, Jensen Beach, Fla., Master of Education

Evan Root, Naples, Fla., Bachelor of Arts

Mariela Gonzalez, Ormond Beach, Fla., Master of Human Services

Angelin Azzarello, Tampa, Fla., Master of Public Health

 Illinois

Andrew Franke, Hoopeston, Ill., Bachelor of Arts

Leah Maag, Waterloo, Ill., Bachelor of Arts

 Indiana

Kellyanne Blazek, Fulton, Ind., Master of Business Administration

Thomas Hansing, Indianapolis, Ind., Master of Science-Family Life

Brooke Zarick, Seymour, Ind., Bachelor of Science in Education, With High Distinction

 Iowa

Clarissa Beving, Hartley, Iowa, Bachelor of Science in Education

James Schwartz, Iowa City, Iowa, Bachelor of Arts

Ellen Franzmeier, Newell, Iowa., Bachelor of Science in Education

Samantha Brown, Sioux City, Iowa, Master of Education

Meredith Davies-Vogt, Sioux City, Iowa, Master of Education

Travis Schemmel, Sioux City, Iowa, Master of Education

Peter Klinge, State Center, Iowa, Bachelor of Science, With Distinction

 Maryland

Haley Simmons, Randallstown, Md., Master of Human Services

 Michigan

Robert Donner, Capac, Mich., Master of Public Health

Tracy Liichow, Lansing, Mich., Master of Public Health

 Minnesota

Brittany Erdmann, Chanhassen, Minn., Bachelor of Science in Education, With Distinction

Zahra Abdalla, Minneapolis, Minn., Master of Public Health

Sherry Loyd-Revels, St. Paul, Minn., Master of Education

 Missouri

Katherine Lemmons, Emma, Mo., Bachelor of Arts

Ryan Dubberke, Wildwood, Mo., Bachelor of Science in Education

 Nebraska

Laura Mangas, Alliance, Neb., Master of Education

Barbara Leising, Arapahoe, Neb., Bachelor of Music, With Distinction

Christine Ruskamp, Auburn, Neb., Bachelor of Science, With Distinction

Richard Backhus, Beaver Crossing, Neb., Bachelor of Science

Steven Epp, Blue Springs, Neb., Bachelor of Science in Education

Stephanie Voss, Cairo, Neb., Master of Science-Family Life

Cynthia Mick, Carleton, Neb., Bachelor of Arts

Debra Mueller, Columbus, Neb., Bachelor of Arts

Amanda Newman, Columbus, Neb., Bachelor of Arts

Brianna Rerucha, Columbus, Neb., Bachelor of Music, With High Distinction

Erika Schroeder, Davenport, Neb., Bachelor of Science in Education

Jeffrey Sjuts, Fremont, Neb., Master of Education

Meghan Smith, Fremont, Neb., Master of Education

Broc Brown, Gering, Neb., Master of Education

Jason Drake, Gothenburg, Neb., Master of Education

Angela Myers, Grand Island, Neb., Master of Education

Noelle Aden, Lincoln, Neb., Master of Education

Coby Boring, Lincoln, Neb., Master of Business Administration

Matthew Church, Lincoln, Neb., Bachelor of Arts

Michael Fine, Lincoln, Neb., Master of Business Administration

Logan Gates, Lincoln, Neb., Bachelor of Science

Brittani Hoesche, Lincoln, Neb., Master of Education

Jaydee Jurgensen, Lincoln, Neb., Master of Business Administration

Ashley McAllister, Lincoln, Neb., Master of Business Administration

Alexander Melius, Lincoln, Neb., Bachelor of Science

Richard Schmidt, Lincoln, Neb., Master of Business Administration

Micah Thiessen, Lincoln, Neb., Bachelor of Science in Education

Haley Harpham, McCook, Neb., Bachelor of Science in Education

Samantha Zegers, Milford, Neb., Bachelor of Science in Education

Cristina Hanzel, Newman Grove, Neb., Bachelor of Science in Education

Shelby Stolze, Norfolk, Neb., Bachelor of Science

Tait Sibbel, O'Neill, Neb., Bachelor of Science

Michael Gill, Ogallala, Neb., Bachelor of Arts

Kirk Vilhauer, Omaha, Neb., Master of Education

Broderick Wilson, Omaha, Neb., Bachelor of Arts

Katelyn Peterson, Ord, Neb., Bachelor of Science, With High Distinction

John Adam, Scotia, Neb., Master of Education

Rachel Dahlke, Seward, Neb., Bachelor of Science in Education, With High Distinction

Tiffany Hubrig, Seward, Neb., Master of Business Administration

Kathie O'Dell, Seward, Neb., Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Lori Read, Seward, Neb., Master of Business Administration

Brett Shaw, Seward, Neb., Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction

Mark Wilcox, Seward, Neb., Bachelor of Science in Education

Emma Urbanek, Shelton, Neb., Bachelor of Science

Nakeata Divis, South Sioux City, Neb., Master of Education

Shena Jensen, South Sioux City, Neb., Master of Education

Courtney Baker, Superior, Neb., Master of Education

Sarah Smith, Unadilla, Neb., Bachelor of Science in Education and Bachelor of Music

Benjamin Schranz, Utica, Neb., Bachelor of Arts

Andrew Breunig, Wahoo, Neb., Master of Business Administration

Makenzie Deutschman, West Point, Neb., Master of Education

Eric Ruskamp, West Point, Neb., Master of Business Administration

Jennifer Korn, York, Neb., Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 North Dakota

Jonathan Jahnke, West Fargo, N.D., Bachelor of Arts

 Ohio

Jennifer Scott, Canton, Ohio, Master of Education

 Oregon

Kate Zito-Salmi, Corvallis, Ore., Master of Human Services

 Pennsylvania

Megan Roberts, Philadelphia, Pa., Master of Public Health

 South Dakota

Ryan Baney, Sioux Falls, S.D., Bachelor of Science in Education

Jessica Scharfenberg, Stickney, S.D., Master of Public Health

 Texas

Elke Fehler, Hewitt, Texas, Master of Science-Family Life

Erik Scherer, Lubbock, Texas, Bachelor of Arts

 Vermont

Heather Blair, Fletcher, Vt., Master of Public Health

 Washington

Shade Lawson, Ellensburg, Wa., Master of Public Health

 West Virginia

Roxanne Evans, Bruceton Mills, W.V., Master of Public Health

 Wisconsin

Taylor Baumeister, De Pere, Wis., Bachelor of Science in Education

Aaron Buchholz, Gillett, Wis., Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Education

 International

Julián Amaya, Bogotá, Columbia, Bachelor of Arts

Dusan Veselionovic, Belgrade, Serbia, Master of Business Administration

 

About Concordia University, Nebraska

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Nebraska, that currently serves more than 2,300 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit cune.edu.