The University of Wisconsin-Washington County will recognize the accomplishments of 189 students at the annual Commencement ceremony on Thursday evening, May 17.
The keynote speaker is Daniel Selness, Senior Vice President of Spaulding Clinical in West Bend. Selness holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Care Administration from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Cardinal Stritch University. Before his employment at Spaulding in 2008, he spent over 16 years in the pharmaceutical industry, working in drug development for two of the top 15 drug companies in the world. As General Manager and Senior Vice President at Spaulding, he is responsible for the overall operations of the Clinical Research Business units. Spaulding offers the complete suite research services to pharmaceutical companies throughout the world, including the proprietary Spaulding iQ Electrocardiograph, and expertly trained cardiologists and project managers.
The student speaker is Sadie Hennig of Kewaskum, President of Phi Theta Kappa. A graduate of Kewaskum High School, Hennig plans to complete her degree in Animal Science at UW-River Falls.
Students, who have recently completed or will be completing their degree requirements this summer, will be recognized at the ceremony. Seventeen students will receive a four-year bachelor degree and 172 students will receive their two-year associate degrees for the 2011-2012 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:
Cedarburg: Ann Bruene, Nursing
Chicago: Mimi Yun, Communications
Colgate: Danah Zoulek, Communications
Grafton: Christine Rowen, Nursing
Hartford: Morgan Balicki, Nursing
Jackson: Zachary Luedtke, Nursing; Michelle Warnke, Nursing; Aaron Wollman, Nursing
Milwaukee: Brooke Kuchinski, Nursing
Sheboygan: Kathryn Chronis, Nursing; Tracy Rothwell, Nursing
Slinger: Jessica Becker, Nursing; Laurissa Heaton, Nursing
West Bend: Heather Beilke, Communications; April Starr, West Bend, Jessica Tock, Nursing
Students earning a bachelor degree from UW-Oshkosh in Liberal Studies with in Leadership Development include:
Grafton: Alyssa Shelvik
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 2011/ 2012 school year:
Adell: Jedediah Muckerheide, Bradley Wolf
Allenton: Tricia Timmers
Campbellsport: Brandon Beck
Cedarburg: Tiffané Haskins,Emily Repinski, Laura Robinson, Brittany Spry
Colgate: Joshua Brinkman, Thomas Kniffin
Fredonia: DeeAnna Banks,Rachel Beranek, Olivia Hess, Nathan Miller, Samantha Stageman
Germantown: Zachary Bacigalupo, Nathan Mislang, Nicole Nusberger, Joseph Paschke, Jeri Stathus-Rodriguez
Grafton: Nicholas Brauer, Brandon Czuczor, Anna Klotz, Sean Lundquist, Florence Anastasi-Zickermann
Hartford: Kimberlee Ashwell, Thomas Bailey, Melissa Carlson, Emily Goeller, Jennifer Goetzke, Autumn Hargraves, Emily Henderson, Sylvia Keimel, Brian Kissel, Christopher Kumferman, Andrew Merget, Mckenna Okonek, Amanda Polzin, Brooklynn Weber, Bradley Wing, Jr., Zachary Zepezauer
Hartland: Paula Merritt
Horicon: Kelly Braeutigam
Hubertus: Michelle Kotke, Amy Seban, Gabrielle Yank
Iron Ridge: Ethan Stark, Cory Tucek
Jackson: Paula Doehrmann, Molly Ebert, Danielle Fischer, Kyle Giesenschlag, Justin Patten
Kewaskum: Katelyn Dei, Jake Ekker, Nicholas Faber, Jessica Forbes, Stephen Gordon, Nicholas Groth, Sadie Hennig, Anna Larson, Aaron Monte, Derik Muckerheide, Caleb Olla, Eric Prochnow, Theresa Ratzel, Elizabeth Schreier, Ryan Sopinski, Alex Tischendorf, Brooke Waala, Kenneth Willkomm
Mayville: Jenny Ritterbusch, Anna Steil
Menomonee Falls: Emily Aili, Marla Binder, Nathan Fox, Ryan Garrison, Kayla Mendenhall, Stephen Schampers, Theodore Tracy, Robert VanderHeiden
Neosho: Christine Ehrlich, Kathryn Neuenschwander
New Berlin: Steven Cruft
Rubicon: Becky Carter,Hannah Schulz
Saukville: Robinson Olsen, Maramanee Olson, Tyler Quaas, Maureen Ross
Slinger: Scott Bensemann, Christian Cooper, Lonnie Gannett, Erik Hess, Karen Hintze, Angela Hoch, Abigail Horst, Amanda Kinnunen, Jake Stern, Leah Uecker, Amy Zingsheim
Sussex: Robert Hesselberg
Theresa: Megan Nickel, Michele Wilkes
West Bend: Eric Adkins, Jessica Berndt, Hillary Beyer, Lisa Bowie, Claire Brace, Daniel Broege, Elijah Brulla, Ellise Brulla, Clayton Burt, Timothy Buss, Ashley Carter, Stacy Chesak, Danielle Christl, Hannah Dee, Norraphon Dejruksavattana, Matthew Ertl, Troy Ferguson, John Foshag, Kaylee Fritz, Sam Gaudet, Zachary Gayan, Julie Girard, Andrew Helman, Aaron Hetzel, Michael Keller, Jr., Collin Koepp, Tyler Kutz, John Lapota, Courteney Lindsey, Sarah Locke, Alexandra Marks, Christina McCann, Aisha McDade, Qudija McDade, Kassidy Mitchell, Abigail Monahan, Peter Nennig, Eryn Netko, Hung Nguyen, Cassandra Nierode, Samantha Nirschl, Arin Olson, David Pecsi, Elise Peters, Nick Peters, Ashley Peterson, Tammy Prinz, Joshua Pruner, William Ratz, Emily Renner, Jocylen Rogers, Joshua Schimmels, William Schmitz, William Schroeder, Timothy Spence, Jr., Ryan Starr, Hanna Straub, Jessica Sullivan, Jill Survis, Holly Taylor, Andrew Wahl, Christopher Wahl, Jacqueline Wendt, Kristina Wentz, Jordan Wheeler, Kelsey Whitlock, Jenna Wiederhold, Brooke Wollner
Scholarships totaling over $68,000 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 alumna of the year award will be presented to former West Bend mayor, Kristine Deiss. The Moraine Saxophone Ensemble will perform prior to the ceremony, (beginning at 6:30pm) as well as the recessional. No tickets are needed to attend.
For more information about UW-Washington County, contact the Student Affairs office at 262-335-5201. UW-Washington County has a current enrollment of over 1,100 students and is located at 400 University Drive in West Bend.