The University of Wisconsin-Washington County will recognize the accomplishments of 158 students at the annual commencement ceremony on Thursday evening, May 20. Students who have completed or will be completing their degree requirements this spring and summer and last year will be recognized at the ceremony. Twenty-five students will receive a four-year bachelor degree and 133 students will receive their two-year associate degrees for the 2009-2010 academic year.
The collaborative bachelor degree program allows students to complete a 4-year degree from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh, while attending classes in West Bend. Students earning a bachelor degree from UW-Milwaukee include:
Cedar Grove Stephanie Huenink, Nursing
Jackson Crystal Burczyk, Nursing, Jeannine Weyker, Nursing
Kewaskum Lauren Tennies, Nursing
Hartford Amanda Barrett, Nursing, Gina Cappoferri, Nursing
Mayville Jody Hammonds, Nursing
Menomonee Falls Sarah Sturm, Nursing
Milwaukee Jenna Diehl, Nursing
Slinger April Kitzinger, Nursing
Sussex Forest Mrazek, Nursing
West Bend Jody Erickson, Nursing, John Legaspi, Nursing, Angela Mueller, Nursing, Patricia Quinlan, Communications, Kaitlin Recore, Communications, Kevin Reidy, Organizational Administration, Amanda Straub, Nursing, Bettina Washebek, Nursing, Thomas White, Organizational Administration
Students earning a bachelor degree from UW-Oshkosh in Liberal Studies with Leadership Emphasis include:
Hubertus Jodi Schneeweis
Port Washington Amanda Kindschy
Saukville Nicholas Kelley
West Bend Beth Bury,Jill Fitzsimmons
To earn an Associate degree, students must earn at least 60 college credits in five different areas and maintain a 2.0 grade point average (on a scale of 4.0). Associate degrees will be presented to the following students for the 2009/ 2010 school year:
Allenton Daniel Courtney,Jessica Lind, Kayci Lorenz, Joseph Neary, Megan Rinzel, Stephanie Rinzel, Zachary Zander
Cedarburg Justin Christianson, Erik Grehn, Nicholas Repinski, Rex Roebken
Colgate Sarah Heyrman, Bradley Lewis. Alissa Lubbert
Fredonia Joshua Gaedtke, Julie Jacek, Stephanie Luft
Germantown Ashley Jors, Kari Lovering, Morgana Richards
Grafton Noah Dalibor,Alisha Lewis, Ethan Northard, Jon Zickermann
Hartford Jonathan Backes,Melinda Barry, Andrew Bitner,Mary Breuer, Aaron Hultman, Edina Iriskic, Jennifer Janzer, Jenna Lulich, Joel Lundberg, Kendalynn Price, Christa Schultz, Megan Starr, Valerie Weigman, Matthew Windisch, Jacob Zoesch
Horicon Ellen Benway, Emily Stellick, Tiffney Wagner
Hubertus Linda Ansay
Iron Ridge Rebecca Frank
Jackson Lindsey Church,Jeffrey Harry,Samantha Petrie, Adela Sadikovic
Juneau Russell Hall
Kewaskum Jacob Clayton,Derrick Engelman,Sarah Gosdeck,Christopher Larson, Danielle Mueller
Lomira Matthew Heintz
Mayville Danielle Choy, Rebecca Dudek, Ashley Nickels, Krysta Schellinger
Menomonee Falls Heidi Fillinger, David Monzingo, Danielle Ward
Milwaukee Shannon Aeschliman
Port Washington Ashley Braam, Chris Kanios, Sr.
Richfield Jennifer Ainsworth, David Jakubowski
Saukville Amirah AbuLughod, Molly Kempf
Slinger Christian Cooper,Jared Gamache,Kenneth Kapal,Logan Kittelson, Michelle Millikin, Abbey Passehl, Alexander Prokopowicz, Kyle Roessler, Julie Wethered
Theresa Beverly Guenther, Daniel Lehman, Michael Ollerman
West Bend Harold Applegate, Phillip Balistriere, Vanessa Beaudry, Shawn Becker, Heather Beilke, Megan Beringer, Candace Booker, Elizabeth Busse, Justis Clayton, Mary Connelly, Shawn Erickson, Joshua Gagnon-Palick, Joshua Geidel, Maria Graciano, Nicholas Heinecke, Candace Herriges, Courtney Hodorff, Melanie Hoffmann, Nicholas Jacobs, Ian Jessup, Dave Jungmann, Mara Keller, Michael Kelley, Daniel Klotz, Danielle Klug, Karlee Koehler, Michael Lesko, Kristen Maziarka, Sherry Mikulak, Cody Mueller, Jessica Norgel, Samantha Olson, Samantha Peebles, Cali Peterleus, Kimberly Petermann, Brooke Peters, David Peterson, Peggy Roos, Rachel Ruetz, Emory Salberg, Melissa Schachtschneider, Abigayl Schleif, Leah Sowin, Emilie Steinbrenner, Christopher Storms, Alissa Straub, Megan Thelen, Tammy Towne, Jacob Whitlock, Mitchell Wilichowski, Brooke Wodsedalek, Clayton Wollner
Whitefish Bay Sara Lindquist
The keynote speaker will be Judge Andrew Gonring. He received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Political Science from St. Norbert College and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He was elected to the Washington County Circuit Court in 2000 and re-elected in 2006. During his 20 plus years in the private practice of law before taking the bench, Judge Gonring was active in many different civic organizations and has served as President of the West Bend School Board. He has been active in West Bend’s Musical Masquers which has allowed him to perform many times in our very own theater. Judge Gonring and his wife have four children. The student speaker is Leah Sowin of West Bend, President of Phi Theta Kappa.
Scholarships totaling over $58,000 as well as departmental awards will also be awarded at the ceremony, which begins with a bagpiper led processional at 7pm in the gymnasium. The Washington County Youth Orchestra will perform prior to the ceremony, beginning at 6:30pm. No tickets are needed to attend.
The winner of a tuition raffle will also be drawn during the ceremony. Top prize is $1,500 cash or a semester of free tuition at UW-WC. Proceeds from the raffle will be directed to a new H.O.P.E. scholarship program.
For more information, contact the Student Services office at 262-335-5201. UW-Washington County has a current enrollment of over 1,000 students and is located at 400 University Drive in West Bend.