Bellin College spring commencement ceremony May 2018
GREEN BAY, WI – Bellin College held its annual spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 9 a.m. at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on UW-Green Bay’s campus. One-hundred-two Bellin College graduates received their degrees from the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) programs. Bellin College president and CEO Dr. Connie Boerst presided over the ceremony. The Leona Waraksa commencement address was given by Bellin Health System president and CEO George Kerwin.
The student speakers were Jessica Krepline, BSN; Lauren LeFevre, BSRS; and Katherine Vander Zanden, MSN. The alumni speaker was Chad Dall, class of 2002.
Here are a few facts about the Class of 2018:
Of the undergraduate students, 12 percent are male and six percent are veterans. The youngest is 21 and the oldest is 51. Thirty-eight percent are from Brown County and 95 percent are from Wisconsin. Eighty-eight percent of the graduating BSN seniors plan to practice in Wisconsin. The MSN graduating class includes 33 percent of graduates who earned their BSN degree from Bellin College.
The College awarded two awards during commencement. Each year a faculty member is recognized for their outstanding service to the College through the generosity of Dr. Hiro Nishioka and his family. This year’s recipient of the Nishioka Family Faculty Award for Excellence was Dr. Lori Kulju. The Lucyanna Hitch Award for Excellence is a tribute that recognizes one student from the graduating class who best exemplifies Bellin College’s values of integrity, community, caring and excellence. The Lucyanna Hitch Award was awarded to Kelsey Tavs, BSN.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduates:
Kristin Jean Abbs, Krystyna Diane Biel, Heidi Marie Bruckert, Kessa A. Erickson, Jennah Ann Haque, Jennifer Leanne Herbst, Elizabeth DeLuna Newbury, Kathryn Lynn Petersen, Tanya Mae Sievert and Katherine Mary Vander Zanden
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) graduates:
Brianna Marie Bennett, Katelynn Rose Fuhrmann, Tianna Rose Geiger*, Jaleesa Rose Henn*, Brooke Marie Konkel, Ashley Marie Krueger**, Lauren Marie LeFevre*, Kayla Marie Maas, Brenda Lee Mayer***, Brooke Elizabeth Nguyen* and Abbygal Michele VandenHouten
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Graduates:
Parker Leigh Baerenwald, Cynthia J. Belanger***, Abigail Marie Bieber***, James Patrick Boddy, Madelyn Elizabeth Boney*, CharAnn Emily Bonikowske*, Abigail Marie Butler*, Kelly Sue Charapata***, Allison Marie Combs, Melissa Curiel Nunez, Alexis Taylor Curtin*, Ashley Marie Daubs*, Ashley Marie Davis, Emily Jean Duesing, Marijo Christine Evers*, Shannen Rose Marlene Ganter*, Jessica Ann Greaves, Matthew David Green, McKenna Marie Gustke*, Alicia Joan Halverson***, Dylan James Michael Hamilton*, Heidi Alyce Hartmann, Michael Nicholas Hein, Matthew Eric Herman, Taylor Caroline Heus, Kerri Ann Higgins*, Angelica Teresa Hon*, Gillian Shawn Jepson***, Alexis Taylor Kallenbach*, Shaun Robert Kelso*, Amanda Michele Kessler, Devin Patrick Kollock, Bruk Loren Kosloske, Jessica Krepline, Madisyn Renae Kugler, Claire Jean Lancour***, Megan Marie Lawrence, Tanner Kenneth Lenoble*, Kristen Anna Lensmeyer, Jennifer Asta Leonhardt, Ashley Ann LeRoy, Kirsten Clarice Ley, Allison Carol Lomax**, Ashley Alyce Lukes***, Kimberly Marie Macijeski**, Markie Rae Maletzke***, Hannah Marie Marshalek, Brooke Mariah Martin, Nicole Marie Meissner*, Rachel Beryl Moczynski***, Catherine Anne Novak, Alesha Lyndsy O’Bright**, Elliott Patrick O’Melia, Lauren Marie Orfield**, Sabine-Johanna Perry, Brittanie Rae Pinter**, Chandler Mae Piper, Michaela Marie Reignier, Marissa Jean Reimer*, Kaitlyn Constance Retzlaff*, Ashley Elizabeth Rose, Kelsey Denae Rueth, Cassandra Beth Samplawski*, Debra Ceceilia Santiago, Amy Sue Sawyer, Claudia Marguerite Schwartz, Abigail Lisa Stark, Gabrielle Elizabeth Stratman***, Kelsey Rae Tavs***, James Blong Thao, Sarah Michelle Turner***, Kayla Ann Vandermuse, Anna Elizabeth Weber, Karlee Anne Wech*, Emily Paige Wery, Abbey Christine Wiegert and Elizabeth Kaitlyn Witters
(*) represents: Cum Laude
(**) represents: Magna Cum Laude
(***) represents: Summa Cum Laude