Jan. 11, 2013
Fifty-one Morningside College students graduated with bachelor’s degrees at the close of the fall semester and an additional 36 students graduated with Master of Arts in Teaching degrees in mid-December. The graduates have the option of walking in the college’s 115th commencement exercises this May.
Morningside College awards general honors based on undergraduate work completed at the college and according to the grade point averages designated as follows:
*cum laude (with honor) at 3.50
**magna cum laude (with great honor) at 3.66
***summa cum laude (with highest honor) at 3.81.
The graduates earning Bachelor of Arts degrees include:
From Sioux City –Amanda Suing**.
From Iowa – Beatriz Arreola, Akron; Gregory Kolpin, Aurelia; John Tietsort, Battle Creek; Tahaun Fountain, Des Moines; Kevin Green, Holstein; Joshua Thomas**, Hornick; Jacob Chambers, Hospers; Marshall Barney, Logan; Mary Ann Kint, Russell; William Glienke and Jennifer Nielsen, Spencer; and Melissa Cruise, Wesley.
From other states – Miranda Christian, Centennial, Colo.
The graduates earning Bachelor of Science degrees include:
From Sioux City – Kaeli Austin***, Jason Bell*, Jesse Derrick, Brooke Haltli, Samantha Hollingshead, Brittany Poss***, Michael Seaton, Andrea Stodola*** and Linda Wideman*.
From Iowa – Dustin Potter, Bedford; James Nitz, Cherokee; Joshua Bush*, Cleghorn; Courtney Vaughn**, Fort Dodge; Derek White***, Grimes; Barbara Burson***, Lawton; Jacque Kessenich** and Joseph O’Neill, Le Mars; Derek Dougherty, Mapleton; Kelsie Gagnon, Merrill; Jared Goforth, Polk City; Jessica Sievers*, Quimby; Laura Maynard*, Rodney; Kimberly Heberer, Sergeant Bluff; Emily Wassom*, Spencer; Nathan McDonald, Underwood; and Brittany Buren**, Vail.
From other states – Levi Owen, Sun City, Ariz.; Jenna Kral**, Crete, Neb.; Maria Guzman**, Christopher Levine and Ismael Valadez, South Sioux City, Neb.; Anastasia Ott***, Trumbull, Neb.; Kerie Ehlers, West Point, Neb.; Jacquelyn Adams, Rapid City, S.D.; Jason Vaith***, Scotland, S.D.; and Taylor Rasmussen, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Alisa Knutson of Sioux City received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
The graduates who received Master of Arts in Teaching degrees include:
From Iowa – Rebecca Olson, Adel; Michelle Bennett, Ankeny; Michelle Price, Cedar Rapids; Jill Geissler, Clear Lake; Janell Lynch, Coon Rapids; Stephanie Schmadeke, Denison; Susan Bordenaro, Des Moines; Kayla Wilson, Dubuque; Lonna Kaster, Eddyville; Kara Kluesner and Lindsay Topping, Epworth; Mary Gipp, Granger; Mitchell Gearhart, Grimes; Lindsay Swartzendruber, Iowa City; Emmalee Grote and Stacy Snow, Johnston; Sara Pibal, Lytton; Jennifer Brase, Marion; Crystal Gassman, Marshalltown; Melissa Roller, Monticello; Leigh Landes, New London; Jacob Urbatsch, Northwood; Kristi Druvenga and Jennifer Schauf, Oelwein; Christopher Lang, Orange City; Joshua Malenosky, Rock Valley; Dennis Simon and Sheila Welander, Rockwell City; Jill Muenchrath, Sloan; Rachel Hejna, Ventura; Laura Nicodemus, Waukee; Dustin Hockman, West Des Moines; and Kevra Hawk, Williamsburg.
From other states – Tony Fischer, Bellevue, Neb.; Patricia Van de Riet, St. Louis, Mo.; and Leroy Wilch, Vermillion, S.D.