May 2016 Commencement Program



May 2016 Commencement Program
Commencement 2016
10 a.m.
Marian University grew out of the dedication and vision of Sister Theresa Hackelmeier and the
Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, who established a school in Oldenburg, Indiana, in 1851.
After a number of transformations, the school became Marian College in 1936. The college moved
to Indianapolis in 1937 and classes began on September 15 in Allison Mansion.
On July 1, 2009, Marian College became Marian University. On May 4, 2011, Marian University
received pre-accreditation status for a new medical school. On August 24, 2011, the university broke
ground on the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences that houses the Marian University College
of Osteopathic Medicine and the Leighton School of Nursing. On August 6, 2013, Marian University
held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception for the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine matriculated its first class in August 2013.
Commencement Ceremony
President Daniel J. Elsener, Presiding
Pomp and Circumstance by Edward Elgar (The audience will remain seated during the processional.)
Monsignor Joseph F. Schaedel, M.S., M. Div. ’70, Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Marian University Wind Ensemble
Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Sister Jean Marie Cleveland, OSF ’64, Vice President for Mission Effectiveness
Michael Becher, Chairperson, Marian University Board of Trustees
Doctor of Public Service
Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Doctor of Public Service
Michael and Rebecca Weaver
Doctor of Business Administration
Marni McKinney Waterfield
William David Grabowski, Senior Class President
Denis P. O’Brien ’05, President, Marian University Alumni Association
Daniel J. Elsener, President
Introductions by
Thomas J. Enneking, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Provost
Candidates presented by
Lindan Hill, Ph.D., Assistant Provost, Graduate Studies Administration
James Norton, Ph.D., Dean, School of Liberal Arts
Russell Kershaw, Ph.D., Dean, Byrum School of Business
Cheryl Hertzer, Ed.D., Interim Dean, School of Education and Exercise Science
David Benson, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, School of Mathematics and Sciences
Anita Siccardi, Ed.D., APRN, FNGNA, Dean, Leighton School of Nursing
Assisted by
Jennifer Schwartz, Registrar
The audience is requested to refrain from applause until after the degrees have been conferred.
Names of graduates read by
Kyle Kellam, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication and Assistant Director of Forensics
Anna Zimmerman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication and Director of Speaking Center
Sister Jean Marie Cleveland, OSF ’64, Vice President for Mission Effectiveness, along with
the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana
Sister Maureen Irvin, OSF ’70, Congregational Minister, Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana
Fanfare and Recessional by James D. Ployhar (The audience will remain seated during the recessional.)
On the grounds north of the Allen Whitehill Clowes Amphitheater
Directed by Sidney Hearn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands
Faculty Emeriti
Timothy R. Akin, M.B.A., C.P.A., C.F.P., PFS
Sister Margaretta Black, OSF ’61
Reverend Francis E. Bryan, M. Div.
James J. Divita, Ph.D.
William J. Doherty, Ph.D.
Michael Eoff, Ph.D.
Shirley J. Friedman, RN, MSN, CNS
Sister Mary Gloria Gallagher, OSF, M.M. ’46
Sister Stella Gampfer, OSF ’61
Robert Gasper, M.S.
Mary T. Haugh, Ph.D. ’50
John A. Hill, M.A.
Sister Marilynn Hofer, OSF, Ph.D. ’60
Mary Malatesta, M.B.A.
Richard J. Minasz, Ph.D.
Lynn E. Morrell, Ph.D.
Faye Plascak-Craig, Ph.D.
Esther O’Dea, RN, Ph.D.
William Pedtke, M.A.
Rosanne R. Pirtle, Ph.D.
Sara E. Reid, M.A., M.S.
David Shumate, M.A.
Anita Siccardi, Ed.D., APRN, FNGNA
Sister Carol Slinger, OSF ’60
Jerry Stumpf, Ph.D.
Douglas Uselding, Ph.D., H.S.P.P.
Constance L. Wesner, M.S.Ed.
Sister Ruth Ann Wirtz, OSF, M.M. ’66
Megan Wright, M.F.A.
Sister Adele Zahn, OSF, Ph.D.
University Marshals
Grand Marshal
William Mirola, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Presiding Officer of the Faculty
Banner Carriers
Cynthia Farren, M.A.
Master of Arts in Teaching
Andrew Smith, M.B.A.
Byrum School of Business
Branden Neese, Ph.D.
School of Mathematics and Sciences
Kristopher Steege, M.F.A.
School of Liberal Arts
Susie Beesley, Ph.D.
School of Education and Exercise Science
Barbara Blackford, MSN, RN
Leighton School of Nursing
Board of Trustees
Michael Becher, Chairperson
Sister Maureen Irvin ’70, Vice Chairperson
Daniel J. Elsener
Sister Margaretta Black, OSF ’61
Edward Bonach
Mary Beth Bonaventura ’76
Earl G. Brinker ’74
Stephen Burns
Clark H. Byrum
John T. Cardis ’63
Philip Carson ’81
Patti Paquin Cavanaugh ’76
Mark Daniel ’80
John J. Dillon
Joseph Doyle
William V. Drew ’65
William P. Eckman ’74
Denise B. Feser ’77
Sister Christa Franzer, OSF ’70
Anne M. Frye
Theaodis Gary Jr.
Stephen J. Hackman
David Haire ’71
Jeffrey A. Harrison
Sister Barbara Hileman, OSF ’60
Sister Marilynn Hofer, OSF ’60
Sister Margaret Horney, OSF ’75
S. Michael Hudson
Joseph R. Impicciche
Jerry Jones
Fred S. Klipsch
Sister Joanita Koors, OSF ’77
Joseph Kuzmitz ’75
Alan E. Leighton ’62
Tobin McClamroch
Sister Jackie McCracken, OSF ’72
Jonathan S. Nalli
Monsignor Joseph F. Schaedel, M.S., M.Div. ’70
Jerry D. Semler
Joe Slaughter
Leonard Strom ’68
Angela B. Wagner, DO
D. Anthony Watt ’69
Robyn R. Werner
David C. Williams, DO
Richard Andrew “Drew” Young
Raul E. Zavaleta
Trustees Emeriti:
Robert G. Decraene
John H. Grogan
Eugene Henn
William Kelsey ’61
Robert H. McKinney
Charles O’Drobinak
John A. Purdie
Joseph L. Smith Sr. ’71
K. Clay Smith
Jack R. Snyder, Chairman Emeritus
Mary L. Welch ’68
Mrs. Howard S. Young Jr. ’47
Gerald S. Zore ’63
We, the 2016 graduating class of Marian University, as citizens of the global community and children of God,
pledge to share our profound gifts of knowledge, faith, respect, and care with society and the world so that
we may honor the excellent teachers who transformed our lives.
Honorary Degrees
The Most Reverend Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.
Doctor of Public Service
The Most Reverend Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., was appointed Archbishop of Indianapolis by Pope
Benedict XVI, on October 18, 2012. Before his appointment as Archbishop of Indianapolis,
Archbishop Tobin served as the Archbishop Secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of
Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Archbishop Tobin, a Redemptorist priest, is a native of Detroit. He was born May 3, 1952, and is
the oldest of 13 children. He was educated at Catholic schools. He studied at Holy Redeemer
College in Waterford, Wisconsin, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1975.
He also studied at Mount Saint Alphonsus Seminary in Esopus, New York, where he received a
master’s degree in religious education in 1977 and a master of divinity degree in 1979. Archbishop Tobin speaks several languages
including Spanish, Italian, French, and Portuguese.
Archbishop Tobin professed perpetual vows as a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists) on
August 21, 1976, and was ordained a priest on June 1, 1978. He was ordained an archbishop on October 9, 2010, in St. Peter’s
Basilica in Rome following his appointment on August 2, 2010, by Pope Benedict as the Archbishop Secretary of the Congregation
for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. In this role, Archbishop Tobin worked in the Vatican to oversee the
more than one million men and women worldwide in religious orders.
Archbishop Tobin has served as a parish priest in the inner city in Detroit and Chicago. As associate pastor of Holy Redeemer
Parish in Detroit from 1979 to 1984, Father Tobin was responsible for ministering to the Hispanic community. He served as pastor
of Holy Redeemer Parish from 1984 to 1990. He then served as pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish in Chicago from July 1990 until
October 1991.
Archbishop Tobin served as General Consultor of the Redemptorist congregation from 1991 to 1997 and as its Superior General
from 1997 to 2009. He was appointed by the Pope to five Synods of Bishops in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, and 2008.
Archbishop Tobin has served as the co-chairman of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation since
June 2013. He has also been a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Sub-Committee on the
Church in Africa since June 2013. He is the chairmen-elect of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on
Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations and will become chairman following the USCCB’s fall general assembly in 2016.
On March 29, 2014, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Tobin a member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and
Societies of Apostolic Life.
Marian University is honored to award an honorary doctorate to this humble servant of the Catholic Church who has employed his
considerable gifts and talents to build up the Kingdom of God on earth and foster a paradigm of Christian charity and love in which
all God’s people may thrive.
Marni McKinney Waterfield
Doctor of Business Administration
Marni McKinney serves as president of the McKinney Family Foundation, a philanthropic
organization which focuses its charitable efforts on supporting policies and practices that promote
environmental responsibility to realize green, healthy, and sustainable communities. Past giving
has included the creation of the McKinney Family Green Initiatives Fund to support the City of
Indianapolis’ Office of Sustainability, which focuses on environmental initiatives ranging from
energy-efficient city buildings to bicycle paths.
Prior to leading the McKinney Family Foundation, McKinney served as chairman of Indiana
Community Bank Board M & I Marshall & Isley Bank – Indiana Region, chairman of First Indiana
Corporation and First Indiana Bank, N.A., and chief executive officer of the Somerset Group.
Her professional memberships include the Young Presidents Organization, the American Bankers Organization, and the Chief
Executives Organization.
Her effective leadership skills and contributions to the strength and stability of public corporations and financial institutions
in Indiana have garnered her numerous awards including the Butler University Hilton U. Brown Achievement Award, the 1997
Indianapolis Business Journal Women of Influence Award, the Indianapolis Business Journal “Forty Under 40” Award, the
Soroptimist International of Indianapolis Woman of Distinction Award, the YWCA Salute to Women of Achievement Award, and
the Butler University “Fifty Under Fifty” Award.
McKinney is deeply invested in civic engagement and presently contributes her great acumen and experience to the Sierra Club
Foundation Board of Directors as vice chairman, the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana (Emeritus), the Butler University College of
Business Administration Board of Visitors, the advisory panel of the Butler Business Consulting Group, and the Central Indiana
Community Foundation Investment Committee. She has previously served on the board of directors of several organizations
including the Indianapolis Art Center, Fairbanks Hospital, the Indiana Bond Bank, Indianapolis Economic Development, Indianapolis
Chamber of Commerce, Indiana State Chamber of Commerce, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and Community Hospitals of
Indiana, Inc., among others.
McKinney has a passionate interest in issues facing young women and girls in today’s society, and through her own foundation,
provides funding to organizations that support health, economic empowerment, and self-development initiatives for girls and young
women in central Indiana.
McKinney earned her bachelor of science in economics degree from Butler University. She resides in Indianapolis. She is married to
Richard D. Waterfield of Fort Wayne.
Marian University is honored to award an honorary doctorate to this woman who has employed her gifts and talents to make
distinctive contributions to the socio-economic health of public corporations and financial institutions in the city of Indianapolis
and beyond and create a community where environmental and human progress initiatives flourish.
Michael and Rebecca Weaver
Doctors of Public Service
Michael and Rebecca Weaver serve as co-directors of the Weaver Popcorn Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization that gives
central importance to improving educational opportunities at all levels for the youth of central Indiana. Mr. Weaver also serves
as president and chief executive officer of Weaver Popcorn Company, which supplies approximately 30 percent of all popcorn
consumed throughout the world, exporting to over 60 countries and producing 1.1 billion pouches of microwave popcorn. This is
50 percent of the microwave market in the United States.
The Weavers’ commitment to addressing the needs of the community in central Indiana and beyond has afforded them the
opportunity to advance the missions of Crossroads of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Second Helpings, Methodist
Hospital Task Core, Garrett Theological Seminary, Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Charter School of Indianapolis, Carpe Diem
Charter School, Tindley School, the Indiana State Fair, and Marian University, including the Academy for Teaching and
Learning Leadership.
Mrs. Weaver grew up in Marion, Indiana, graduating from Mississinewa High School and attending Ball State University. Mr. Weaver
grew up in Huntington, Indiana, graduating from Huntington High School where he lettered in basketball four years and was named
as a member of the Indiana All Stars. He pursued an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, where he was a threeyear starter for the basketball team, and upon graduation with a bachelor of arts in economics in 1968, served in the United States
Army for two years before earning his MBA in marketing in 1972. Mr. Weaver joined Weaver Popcorn Company in 1972 and became
president in 1980. The company, now a fourth generation, family-owned business, was founded in 1928 by Ira Weaver, Mr. Weaver’s
grandfather and a United Brethren minister.
Together, the Weavers have three children and 10 wonderful grandchildren, ranging in age from two to 23. Mr. and Mrs. Weaver’s
twin grandsons currently attend Marian University.
Marian University is honored to award honorary doctorates to this couple who have generously employed their gifts and talents to
advance the dignity of all persons in central Indiana, especially Hoosier youth, through increased educational opportunities that
facilitate a lifetime of success and happiness.
Candidates for Degrees
May 7, 2016
Candidates in a baccalaureate program who have earned at least 60 credit hours of graded coursework at Marian University and who have achieved
a grade point average of 3.50 or above are awarded Latin Honors as follows: cum laude, grade point average of 3.50; magna cum laude, grade point
average of 3.70; summa cum laude, grade point average of 3.80. In this program, Latin Honors are based on April 1, 2016 academic status. Diplomas
are awarded subject to satisfactory completion of requirements certified by the registrar.
Candidates in Marian’s Adult Programs receiving a bachelor of business administration degree who have earned at least 60 credit hours of graded
coursework at Marian University and who have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or above are awarded honors as follows: honors for grade point
average of 3.50; high honors for grade point average of 3.70; highest honors for grade point average of 3.80. In this program, honors are based on
April 1, 2016 academic status. Diplomas are awarded subject to satisfactory completion of requirements certified by the registrar.
Master Degrees
Kristi Michelle Spears
Erika F. Wise
Matthew Darrell Acton
Lujain Abulaziz Aggad
Ghada Ghithan Alzahrani
Maram Omar Bahfi
Kimberly Marie Ballin
Ronnie M. Beathea
Enjema Danielle Beckley
Kelsey Behringer
Emily Lucille Bell
Christine Debra Bizzell
Erin Elizabeth Bloomfield-Bortz
Weston Allen Bonczek
Hayley Nicole Bostick
Shelby Ann Bradford
William Field Van Meter Broadbent
Mary C. Brody
Michelle Maria Brummett
Jocelyn Carol Byrd
Caitlin Elizabeth Canavati
Mariah Simone Cawthorne
Amanda Chapman
Gary Michael Chin
Matthew John Clegg
July Marcela Córdoba Murcia
Olivia Corya
Ashley Marie Coulter
Kristen Renee Coulter
Abagael Avery Craft
Jeremy Michael Cragin
Brittni Elizabeth Crofts
Ebonye Monique Janiece Crowe
Dominique A. Cureton
Concepcion Badua De Castro
Jay Dale Deem
Derek Ross Dennis
Emma Kathleen Derheimer
Crystal M. Dilosa
Jocelyn LaShae Downing
Jessica Durkin
Phoebe Louise Duvall
Rashay Samone Earl
Smah Othman Fallatah
Jordan Elaine Fath
Andrew S. Foster
Riley Elisabeth Gardner
Tiffany M. Gavros
Vanessa A. Gee
Clare Katherine Goetzman
Brittany E. Gregus
Samantha Paige Griffith
Melida S. Gutierrez
Hannah Joann Guzzi
Deitric Alan Hall
Jeremy Lee Scott Hall
Jacob Barron Hamilton
Jean Ann Harford
Danielle Marie Harloff
John Eric Hasty
Candice Chanel Haynes
Devan J. Heiber
Samantha Marie Helferich
Adrian Lloyd Heneveld
Heather Rose Herring
Hillary Hines
Antoinette Marie Holmes
Brady L. Hurlburt
Chelsea Isley
William J. Ivan
Sarah E. Johnson
Khristopher Johnson-Deloatch
Michael J. Kamps
Keenan Patrick Kelley
Heather V. Kieltyka
Clifford Gordon Kocian
Bonnie Allyce Kohler
Cortney Darden Krauss
Rhea Diane Krigger
Jacqueline Jeiling Lai
Elizabeth Grace Lakin
Note: Listed are graduates from August 2015, December 2015, and May 2016.
Megan Lynne Landahl
Daniel Lauck
Jennifer Elaine Lenoir
Ashley Michelle Lewis
Jordan Elizabeth Ludwig
Kyle Robert Marshall
Derek Andrew McCormick
Vennetta McCray
Shay Kenneth McElvain
Pauline Colette McGinnis
Kellie Elizabeth Miles
Brittany Etienne Mooney
Gregg Allyn Mumma Jr.
Cody McKee Munk
Nicole L. Murphy
Joseph Andrew Mushrush
John Vincent Mysliwiec
Donnovan Nash
Alexander S. Neaveill
Chelby Kaprice Newbern
Aaron Orozco
Megan Getter Parker
Kelsey Elizabeth Pauley
Matthew Vincent Perkins
Joshua Caleb Pomerenk
Stephanie Rochelle Porter
Amy D. Poynter
Rachel Marie Purswell
Amanda Leigh Renslow
Shelby R. Ross
Jeffrey J. Russ
Corey John Sanchez
Timothy M. Shackelford
Ashley Nicole Smith
Paige L. Spangler
Katherine Elizabeth Speer
Sol Donbaree Stephens
Cassandra Lynn Swanson
Kyle Curtis Talma
Ibrahim Tawfeek
Carley Danielle Taylor
Anna Elizabeth Tewell
Jennifer Alice Thomas
Jane Tomic
Deborah Lee Toplis
Hailey Jo Vest
Candice Hope Washington
Caroline Parker Wass
ShaDé Nicole Kirby Watson
Allison Ann Weibel
Zoey A. Whitmeyer
Mary Margaret Williams
Cody Blake Wilson
Frederick Yeakey
Kyle Lee Yost
Cheryl Zakowski
Clarissa A. Zingraf
School of Liberal Arts
Art History
Kathleen E. Doherty
Catholic Studies
Corey Dale Bruns
Michael Paul Clawson
Michael Martin Dedek
Lawrence Albert Durchholz Jr.,
summa cum laude
Joseph Robert Herring, summa cum laude
Aaron Charles Hess, summa cum laude
Edwin Henry Jarboe
Michael Joseph Meinhart, cum laude
Michael Thomas Trummer, summa cum laude
Dominic Ben Vahling, summa cum laude
Joseph Ryan Bennett
Samantha Catherine Eble
Julia Katherine Kelb
Rebecca Dianne Kuhlman
Lindsay M. Nichols
Kolten Joseph Everts, cum laude
Zachary David Hilton, summa cum laude
Willard Leo Reese III
Daniel Austin Sizemore
Demarise Jacqueline Abbett, cum laude
(second major secondary education)
Claire Alexandra Crane, summa cum laude
(second major history)
Brandi Elizabeth Underwood
Alan Azael Guillén Gonzalez
(second major English)
Emily Rose Bueno, cum laude
Amanda Marie Dudich, cum laude
(second major art history)
Nicholas Gabriel Powell
Raul Reyes
Kayla Lynn Burkhart
Emma Annabelle Foster, cum laude
(second major education, P-12)
Pastoral Music Ministry
Jessica L. Kite
Adam Michael Antone, summa cum laude
Kevin Rein Effron, cum laude
Daniel Joseph Ross, summa cum laude
Political Science
Robert M. Hodge
Joseph Kurucz
John Casey McBeath
Denzel William Campbell
(second major theology)
Jill Marie Crane, summa cum laude
Brittany Monique Jackson
Emily Michelle Irene Meyer
(second major art)
Rebecca Clara Nickels
Emily Liv Rosenfeld
Welter E. Solares
Toni Rayan Thompson
Allison Reneé Willets, summa cum laude
(second major art)
Religious Education
Allison Joan Miller
Graphic Design
Alyson O’Conner
Note: Listed are graduates from August 2015, December 2015, and May 2016.
Dewayne Beckford
Mitchel Alexander Dotson
(second major Spanish)
Holly Christine Freeland
Megan Irene Giusti
Kelci Elaine Penelton
Aubrey Marie Schrader, summa cum laude
(second major political science)
Luz Maria Flores
Mark Babbey
Natalie Ann Butler
Emilie Rose Esker
Emily Ambrose Garrett, cum laude
Samuel Francis Rasp
Uthman Ali
Rumman Ariff
Aleiza L. Higgins
(second major exercise science)
Yasmika Y. Hughes
Ryan Kris Ventillo
(second degree, bachelor of arts,
major sociology)
Liberal Arts
Kaleb William Koch
Paralegal Studies
Matthew Scott Quilliam
Michelle Marie Steege
Byrum School of Business
Business Administration
Jennifer Cullison
Lawrence Vincent Drahman,
summa cum laude
Eric Hanley
(second major finance)
Nicholas A. Holt
Matthew Edward Kolb, magna cum laude
(second major finance)
Andrea Dominic Kim Lien Nguyen
Reyna Virginia Perdomo, summa cum laude
(second major finance)
Chad Brandon Roberts, summa cum laude
(second major finance)
Alex N. Vassilo
Tyler James Williams
(second major finance)
Timothy Abney-Einhaus, honors
Patrice Marie Allen
Theresa Ann Anderson, highest honors
Sharon K. Bedillion, highest honors
Andrea Marie Collins
Lori Ann Crist, highest honors
Stephanie Lynn Cronin
Serenity Lynn East, highest honors
Austin Grant Gibson
Kimberly R. Hamid
Samuel Harris
Heather Ann Hill-Cole
Brittney Lashae Holland
Frederick Samuel Hyche
Courtney Y. Hyde, honors
Elka T. Jones
Carla R. Journey-Woodrow
Robert Scott Kilgore
Denise M. Kilgus
Amy Alison Knoll
Tracy A. Lee
Erica Lynn Manns
Mario Marquez
Rosalba Mata
Jill Marie Mayo
Frederick Dean McCarty
Helen A. McCaslin, high honors
Rita D. McCluskey, highest honors
Kristen Marie Montgomery, honors
Jessica M. Moody
Shawnta R. Mooring
Edwin Carey Morris Jr.
Dujuan Allen O’Bryant, honors
Wesley A. Peik
Kimberly Rae Phillips, highest honors
Toni Frederick Popplewell, highest honors
Vickie Lynn Presley
Molly K. Proffitt
Latochia Rena Rice
Stephanie D. Rice
Sherice Elaine Ricks
Earnestine LaTisha Riley
Thomas Short
Joseph Allen Smith, highest honors
Andrew W. Stevenson, honors
Jacquelyn Suzette Thomas, highest honors
Michael Brandt Trabel, honors
Joseph Aaron Wever
Rachel Lee Williams, honors
Lacy Conchita Wooden
Albert Wilbur Young Jr.
Bradley Thomas Yust
Jerico D. Sanders
(second major accounting)
Colton Ryan Barrett
Jason Blodgett
Brock G. Bolden
Samuel Hilary Borden
Francisco Botas Ibáñez
(second major finance)
Daniel A. Carbajal Montes
Sara C. Carlton
Alexus A. Casada
Larz Rayne Coy
Jaidlin Ashe Delph
Whitney Taylor Dickey
Andrew M. Dillman
Jose D. Garcia Esparza
Dakkota Ann Gary
Darrah Michaela Holder
(second major finance)
Jacob Whitney Horvath
Dale Carmichael Johnson Jr.
Aidan Keats Kesner
Rose William Nakibuuka
Elizabeth Ann Ortlepp, cum laude
Jason Lance Riley Jr.
Paul Jacob Roeder
Michael William Roessler
Scott Evan Rohlman
Adam R. Schertzer
Maria Schmitt
Jarrett R. Settles
Micah Daniel Surber
Blake A. Thomas
Amber Renee Thompson
Ronald Dwayne Woods Jr.
Note: Listed are graduates from August 2015, December 2015, and May 2016.
Justin Andrew Ahaus
Dustin Michael Baker
Brandon Beitzel
Luke Aaron Briggs, cum laude
Courtney Chanel Crane, summa cum laude
Emily Ann Doll, cum laude
Jacob Fleet
Luz Maria Flores
Benjamin Harrold Hendricks
Taylor Blaine Imel
Nathaniel Jay Labecki
Hannah Dawn Land
Matthew Martin Meyer
Austin Scott Moore
Hayden Northern
Alexander Demitri Pierre
Willard Leo Reese III
Coryn Justine Rivera
Kylee Elizabeth Roseman
Brett Schultheis
William Lee Sickbert
Coltan R. Stephenson
Paul Maurice Strack
Jamar Terrell Wilhite
Business Administration
Jennifer Ann Ashby
Lavennia L. Atkins
Kay Marie Bristow
Gayla Rashica Lavette Brown
Bradley Keith Burks
Dietra Denise Crayton
Teresa J. DeBruhl
Eliot Everad Forrest
Rebecca L. Foste
Donald Ryan Gillum
Gina R. Goward
Terri Lee Guyton
Katie Lynn Hanway
Annette Marie Majors
Alyssa M. Ping
Belinda Kay Proffitt
William Paul Proffitt
Jeffrey James Raney
Maryanne Elizabeth Ratekin
Jennifer Rusk
Stacey A. Smith
Crystal Nicole Stone
Gloria A. Thompson
Julia A. Wolfe
Aimee Yarwood
School of Education and Exercise Science
Applied Educational Studies
Kristin Michelle Burks
Catherine Mary Girard
Damon M. Workman
Elementary Education
Adam Joseph Arthur
Anne Carroll
Caroline O. Glowacki
Victoria C. Goffinett
Sarah Lynn Groves, cum laude
Caitlin Elizabeth Hensley, summa cum laude
Stephanie Nicole Hostetler, cum laude
Mary Hannah Konkle, summa cum laude
Angela Marie Meyer, summa cum laude
Courtney Allene Michel, summa cum laude
Hannah Molinaro, cum laude
Kiley Renee Simmons
Mackenzie Lee Sipe
Casey Ann Zaberdac
Secondary Education
Samantha Elise Elstro
(second major English)
Brittany Michelle Kehoe, cum laude
(second major mathematics)
Exercise Science
Don Duane Dulaney II
Bristin Teal Dunigan
Emily Elizabeth Elbers
Brett M. Jackson
Paige Victoria Smaldone
Alexander Byron Wetmore, summa cum laude
Sport Performance
Dakota Raye Bacon
Steven Michael Ball
Anthony Freeman
John E. Goodlow
Christopher James Hanson
Ryan Timothy Hartnett
Lakan Marie Hasser-Smith
Catherine Reynolds Hollibaugh
Joseph Landeros
Tavares Emerson Malcolm
James David O’Brien
Narvin R. Powell
Molly Elizabeth Sahm
Aaron Joseph Smith, cum laude
Health and Physical Education
Jay E. G. Fruits
Luke Montgomery Scifres
Jordan Nicholas Wright
School of Mathematics and Sciences
Nicholas Andrew Bova
Lindsey Nicole Carlton
Haley Meghan Lawrence
Jocelyn Cole Young, summa cum laude
Elizabeth Ann Rothrock, cum laude
(second major secondary education)
Camila N. Avello
Sean Thomas Bogardus
Sarah Elizabeth Brewer, cum laude
Samantha Jane Collins, magna cum laude
David Lee Doub
Zachary Ethan Dunham
Cassaundra Kiernan Geiger
Gavyn Alexander Gerbofsky, magna cum laude
William David Grabowski, cum laude
(second major chemistry)
Alison Pearl Hicks
Jonathon Clark Hosty, summa cum laude
Katharine Lee Jones
Corrie Jordan Karas
Madison Elizabeth McKinney,
magna cum laude
Emily Patricia Neu
Alexander Mark Podgorski, summa cum laude
Alicia Ellen Pollert, cum laude
Eli Zachary Resnick, cum laude
Amanda Teresa-Rose Scanameo, cum laude
Madeline Leigh Weber, summa cum laude
(second major chemistry)
Catherine F. Wheeler
Jocelyn Cole Young, summa cum laude
Corbin James Beall
Alyssa Marie Heffren
Davin Kyle Rose
(second major secondary education)
Christine Lynn Skaggs
(second major biology)
Alexander Parker McCool, summa cum laude
(second major secondary education)
Mitchell Trammel, magna cum laude
Leighton School of Nursing
Jenny L. Adler, summa cum laude
Heather Lynn Agresta, magna cum laude
Megan M. Allard
Kelsi Jo Allen
Andrea Rose Alonte
Nona M. Alyea
Francesca Nicole Arguello, magna cum laude
Delaney Marie Arnoldy
Jamie Rhea Axelroth
Carla J. Baker
Ellen Ann Baker
Kaylie Bamford
Carly Elizabeth Barger, cum laude
Leslie L. Bayless
Sally Jo Beard, summa cum laude
David Thomas Beine, cum laude
Note: Listed are graduates from August 2015, December 2015, and May 2016.
Lydia A. Bell
Ingrid Sue Berglund, summa cum laude
Paige Ashley Blair, cum laude
Sarah Elizabeth Bottomley
Lauren Elizabeth Bounds
Laura Rose Boyle
Kayla Marie Bradford, magna cum laude
Taylor Hillary Brenia, cum laude
Emily Yvette Brewer
Leighton School of Nursing, continued
Kristina Lee Bridwell
Michele Anne Buechler
Amanda Marie Buntin
Jessica Elizabeth Burnell, cum laude
Sarah Elisabeth Calderon
Kathleen Lynn Caldwell
MacKenzie Lee Cannaday
Emily Anne Carlisle
Kathryn M. Castle
Hannah Elaine Claggett
Sean Clare
Allison Marlene Clark, magna cum laude
Allison Nicole Clark
Hollee Harris Claxton, cum laude
Erin Nicole Cockrum, cum laude
Jeffrey A. Collard
Charity Denise Collier
Maggelina Elaine Corsaro
Rochelle M. Cotter
Samantha Elizabeth Cross
Rachel Ann Culver
Diana Laurene Dahlem
Emily Elaine Daly
Susan Gayle Day
Joshua Lee Deckard
Lindsay Margaret Degnan, magna cum laude
Shelby Anne Denton
Shelley L. Dereu
Claire Teresa Detrich
Gloria Ninushka Diaz
Monica Sue Dick
Armelle A. Doe-Agossou, cum laude
Alexandra Jordan Dove
Kristina M. Doyle, magna cum laude
Angela Dawn Duncan, cum laude
Megan Renee Dupi
Angela M. Effing
Cassandra Katherine Effing, cum laude
Perry Wayne Evans
Megan R. Fabbro, cum laude
Olusade O. Fakolade, cum laude
Jessica Fartouh, cum laude
Brittany Foster, summa cum laude
Amber Lynn Franklin
Erin Marie Fullenkamp
Mischa J. Gaddis
Brandi Nicole Gaines
Sandy Marlene Galiano
Laura Gant
Mira Gardner
Kathy Renee Gassensmith, magna cum laude
Madeline Johanna George
Molly Elizabeth Gerth
Emily Gilchrist, cum laude
Camille Gillum
Amelia Michele Glauber
Danielle Calla Darroca Goeman,
summa cum laude
Lisa J. Goodnight
Emma Kathleen Graham
Leslie A. Green, cum laude
Melissa Louise Hackney
Casara Lynn Hadley
Pendor Haiyede
Dana N. Halchak
Stephanie Lynn Hall
Hewitt Hanafee
Toni Caroline Harper, summa cum laude
Tricia M. Harris
Clare Elizabeth Harrison
Kyle Thomas Hebenstreit
Casey Elizabeth Hegger, magna cum laude
Katherine Nicole Hensel
Mary Dominique Hill
Elizabeth Kelton Holmes
Jacob Holzhausen
Schuylar Austin Hurd-Johnson
Ana Isaac
Angela Marie Jehn, cum laude
Amber Jennings
Becky L. Jensen, magna cum laude
Ashton Johnson
Tara Elizabeth Johnson
Kyle Joiner
Mara Ellen Joseph, cum laude
Marlena D. Juberts, cum laude
Julia Diane Kemen
Angela Dawn Kesterson
Candrice Chebron Kinnie
Brett J. Knotts
Emily Ann Knotts, cum laude
Kendra E. Korbacher
Hayley Krause
Morgan C. Krohne, cum laude
Ann Catherine Kuntz, cum laude
Anna Marlene Kurtz
Tessa Katherine Lamballe, cum laude
Elizabeth R. Lampert
Megan Lawrence
Danielle Diana Leath
Alison W. Legrone, magna cum laude
Brandon M. Lewis, cum laude
Meredith Anne Light, cum laude
Gretchen Lulow, cum laude
Zachary R. Luttrell
Jennifer Leigh Lyle
Priya Mangru
Kayla Elizabeth Masterson
Nebu Mammen Mathew
Erin Kelsey May
Lauren Nicole Mayer, summa cum laude
Shelley Rae McComas, cum laude
Renée Brooke McDougal
Katelyn Elizabeth McGinty
Megan Elizabeth McGovern
Sara McHenry
Heather M. McKillip, magna cum laude
Sara Michelle Melchi, cum laude
Bristinne Marie Mendel
Shirlee Annmarie Meriwether
Staci R. Metcalf, magna cum laude
Bryce A. Miller
Cayaurima Andrea Miller
Carly Millholland
Amber Marie Miner, cum laude
Angela Marie Moloy, summa cum laude
Paulette Moore
Marisa Rene Mower, cum laude
Haley Rene Mowery, cum laude
Mary Kaitlyn Murray, cum laude
Michael Joseph Myers
Majid Nasir Siddiqi, cum laude
10 Note: Listed are graduates from August 2015, December 2015, and May 2016.
Josephine Nassuuna, magna cum laude
Shelby Nicole Nation
Ashley Jean Nesta
Kelsie Leigh Nickell
Milica Obretkovich, magna cum laude
Elizabeth Olivas, cum laude
Melanie Rose Openbrier
Stephanie Nicole Oteham, summa cum laude
Felicia L. Overcast
Timothy M. Parus
Arpita Patel
Emily Wilson Peat, cum laude
April Peercy
Eudon Omar Perkins
Sarah Elizabeth Perrotto, cum laude
Paige Elizabeth Petty, magna cum laude
Joy Christina Pipes
Michael Vincent Purol
Nicholas Owen Ramey
Danielle Jalisa Reed
Samuel Lee Reed
Stephany Mae Remakel, cum laude
Tiffani Fitzgerald Reynolds
Denise L. Richardson
Ebony Janay Riggins
Brandon Lee Riggs
Barbara Leigh Roesch, cum laude
Amy Marie Rogers
Colleen Elizabeth Romer, summa cum laude
Megen Ann Ruff
Vinay Kumar Sachan
Morgan Alexandria Scheid
Amy Beth Schetzsle
Tara Marie Schlegel
Stephen R. Schofield
Laura Wittmann Schuster, summa cum laude
Shelby Caroline Seffrin
Angela R. Seltz
Kelsey Shannon
Grace Elizabeth Shawhan
Samantha Daniella Silva
Kayla I. Skaggs
Buffy Jo Smith
Haley J. Smith
Jennifer A. Smith, cum laude
Larry Edwin Smith, summa cum laude
Madalyn Marie Smith, cum laude
Alyssa Laine Spaulding
Lauren Jane Sprague, magna cum laude
Katharina L. Staats
Brian Keith Stegemoller
Calee Rene Still
Samuel Roger Stone
Nicole A. Strazzabosco, magna cum laude
Kayla Lyn Sullivan
Kallen Belinda Tanasovich
Abby Faye Tarbutton, summa cum laude
Ruthanne Ilene Thoe
Jacqueline Merritt Thompson
Kayla Lee Thompson
Blake Edward Thorn
Heather Renee Tinkle, cum laude
Anna Knox Tirman
Melissa Kay Titzer
Tracy Jean Toll
Brittany Marie Umana
Jessica Lynn Unversaw
Darlene Renee Uskert, cum laude
Emily Kristine Ussery
Jennifer L. Vandivier
Chelsea Lauren Vannoni
Anne Marie Katherine Vayda, cum laude
Rachael Nicole Vezina
Joanna Bell Vidrine
Jennifer Lynn Von Tress
Joshua Michael Wade
Elizabeth Pell Hardee Wadleigh
Daniel Elliott Wagoner, magna cum laude
Aleasha M. Walker
Donnie L. Waltman
Lindsey Ann Warner
Stephanie Joan Waters
Robert Roger Wehnke, cum laude
Cara R. Weir, cum laude
Nicole Ashley Weisenstein
Christopher Rodney West
Jill L. Whaley Hedrick
Rachel Sara Whitcomb
Alison M. White
Pamela J. Whitlow, summa cum laude
April Dawn Wickman, summa cum laude
Allison Lynn Wilking
Carrie Williams
Laura Ellen Williamson
Jodie Christine Wilson, summa cum laude
Alyssa Mae Witkowski
Lisa Kathryn Wood, cum laude
Rhonda C. Woods
Douglas E. Wright
Katherine D. Wright
Nicholas Bryan Wright, cum laude
Rachel E. Wright
S. Joanne Wright, cum laude
Kallie Blaine Yeoman, summa cum laude
Heather Nicole Zore
Graduates Receiving Grants, Fellowships, Assistantships, and Departmental Awards
Lawrence Vincent Drahman and
Madeline Leigh Weber, M-Club Senior
Scholar Athlete Award
Amanda Teresa-Rose Scanameo,
Missionary Character Award
Denzel William Campbell and
Emily Ann Doll, Franciscan Values Award
150 Hour Accounting Program:
Lawrence Vincent Drahman, Eric Hanley,
Matthew Edward Kold, Andrea Dominic Kim
Lien Nguyen, Reyna Virginia Perdomo,
Chad Brandon Roberts, Jerico Sanders,
Alex N. Vassilo, Tyler James Williams.
Courtney Allene Michel, Senior Award
for Outstanding Achievement in
Elementary Education
ShaDé Nicole Kirby Watson, Master’s Award
for Outstanding Achievement in Exceptional
Needs Education
Amanda Chapman, Indiana Association of
Colleges for Teacher Education Outstanding
Future Educator Award for Elementary
Education – Master’s Level
Alexander Mark Podgorski, The Senior
Biology Recognition of Excellence Award
Allison Reneé Willets, Art Department
Award of Excellence
Angela Marie Meyer, Academic Achievement
Award for Outstanding Student in Exceptional
Needs Education
Alyson O’Conner, The Sister Dolorita Carper
Award of Achievement in Art
Mary Hannah Konkle, The Rosanne Pirtle
Kindergarten Award
Alexander Parker McCool, Outstanding
Achievement in Mathematics
Rebecca Dianne Kuhlman, Outstanding
Senior in Communication
Aleiza L. Higgins and Alexander
Byron Wetmore, Outstanding Senior
in Exercise Science
Claire Alexandra Crane, Sister Mary Carol
Schroeder Memorial Award
Emily Rose Bueno, The Dexter Massey
Memorial Award
Chad Brandon Roberts, The Sister Adele
Zahn Award for Excellence in Humanities
Adam Michael Antone, Philosophy Award
Jill Marie Crane, Joseph N. Hingtgen
Distinguished Senior in Psychology Award
Natalie Ann Butler and
Emily Ambrose Garrett, Theology Award
Chad Brandon Roberts, Outstanding Senior
Accounting Major Award
Emily Ann Doll, Ken Elmendorf Outstanding
Graduate in Business Administration
Luke Aaron Briggs, The Sister Laurita
Kroger Award
Lakan Marie Hasser-Smith, Outstanding
Senior in Sport Performance
Sarah Lynn Groves, Indiana Association
of Colleges for Teacher Education
Outstanding Future Educator Award
for Elementary Education
Alexander Parker McCool, Indiana
Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Outstanding Future Educator Award
for Secondary Education
Ashley Nicole Smith, Master’s Award
for Outstanding Achievement in
Elementary Education
Clifford Gordon Kocian, Master’s Award
for Outstanding Achievement in
Secondary Education
Christine Lynn Skaggs, American Institute of
Chemists Award
Heather Lynn Agresta, Nursing Academic
Excellence Award Traditional Program – BSN
Pamela J. Whitlow, Nursing Academic
Excellence Award Accelerated Program – BSN
Elizabeth Olivas, Nursing Leadership Award
Traditional Program – BSN
Kyle Joiner, Nursing Leadership Award
Accelerated Program – BSN
Denzel William Campbell, John Sweany
Knight of Marian Memorial Spirit Award
Jill Marie Crane, Alumni Association
Distinguished Senior Award
Megan M. Allard and Camila N. Avello,
Commissioned as an officer in the United
States Army at the rank of second lieutenant
Allison Ann Weibel, Fulbright English Teaching
Assistant Award
Emily Ann Doll, The Governor Bob Orr Indiana
Entrepreneurial Fellowship
Honor Societies
A national honor society that recognizes and encourages scholastic
achievement in advertising studies. Students must have maintained
a 3.25 grade point average overall and within all advertising related
courses, and must have completed at least two advertising courses.
Students may be nominated for membership during their senior year.
Members: Luke Aaron Briggs, Emily Ann Doll, Scott Evan Rohlman.
A national scholastic honor society recognizing and encouraging high
scholarship among students of Catholic colleges and universities.
Members: Theresa Ann Anderson, Sharon Bedillion, Samantha Jane
Collins, William David Grabowski, Michael Joseph Meinhart,
Alicia Ellen Pollert, Barbara Leigh Roesch, Amanda Teresa-Rose
Scanameo, Allison Reneé Willets.
An international honor society in education that recognizes excellence
in education. Kappa Delta Pi members make up the top 10 percent
of those entering the field of education, and they exhibit the ideals of
scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching and
allied professions.
Members: Anne Carroll, Amanda Chapman, Concepcion Badua
DeCastro, Caroline O. Glowacki, Brittany E. Gregus, Sarah Lynn Groves,
Deitric Alan Hall, Caitlin Elizabeth Hensley, Stephanie Nicole Hostetler,
Brittany Michelle Kehoe, Angela Marie Meyer, Courtney Allene Michel,
Hannah Molinaro, ShaDé Nicole Kirby Watson, Casey Ann Zaberdac.
A national psychology honor society for students with a major or
minor in psychology, who have maintained a 3.00 general grade point
average, a 3.25 average in psychology, and have completed at least
nine hours in psychology at the time of nomination.
Members: Jill Marie Crane, Aleiza L. Higgins, Emily Michelle Irene Meyer,
Emily Liv Rosenfeld, Allison Reneé Willets.
This honor society of nursing recognizes achievement and leadership
in nursing and commitment to high standards of the profession.
Baccalaureate nursing students may be nominated to membership in
their junior year.
Members: Heather Lynn Agresta, Francesca Nicole Arguello, Taylor
Hillary Brenia, Ingrid Sue Berglund, Sean Clare, Allison Nicole Clark,
Erin Nicole Cockrum, Shelby Anne Denton, Kristina M. Doyle, Megan R.
Fabbro, Molly Elizabeth Gerth, Emily Gilchrist, Emma Kathleen Graham,
Senior Class Officers
William David Grabowski, Senior Class President
Alexander Mark Podgorski, Senior Class Vice President
Toni Caroline Harper, Jacob Holzhausen, Mara Ellen Joseph, Emily Ann
Knotts, Ann Catherine Kuntz, Alison W. LeGrone, Brandon M. Lewis,
Shelley Rae McComas, Heather M. McKillip, Mary Kaitlyn Murray,
Josephine Nassuuna, Milica Obretkovich, Elizabeth Olivas, Barbara
Leigh Roesch, Stephany Mae Remakel, Grace Elizabeth Shawhan,
Samantha Daniella Silva, Jennifer A. Smith, Larry Edwin Smith, Madalyn
Marie Smith, Anna Knox Tirman, Anne Marie Katherine Vayda, Stephanie
Joan Waters, Pamela J. Whitlow, Alyssa Mae Witkowski, Cara R. Weir,
Nicholas Bryan Wright, Kallie Blaine Yeoman, Heather Nicole Zore.
SIGMA ZETA (Gamma Eta Chapter)
This is a national undergraduate honor society that encourages and
fosters scholarly activities and recognizes academic scholarship in
the natural and computer sciences and mathematics. Members must
maintain a 3.00 general grade point average.
Members: Sean Thomas Bogardus, Sarah Elizabeth Brewer, Samantha
Jane Collins, William David Grabowski, Alyssa Marie Heffren, Jonathan
Clark Hosty, Katherine Lee Jones, Corrie Jordan Karas, Haley Meghan
Lawrence, Alexander Parker McCool, Emily Patricia Neu, Alexander Mark
Podgorski, Amanda Teresa-Rose Scanameo, Christine Lynn Skaggs,
Madeline Leigh Weber, Catherine F. Wheeler, Jocelyn Cole Young.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities
and Colleges, 2015-16
Demarise Jacqueline Abbett, Adam Michael Antone, Francesca Nicole
Arguello, Adam Joseph Arthur, Mark Babbey, Emily Rose Bueno,
Natalie Ann Butler, Claire Alexandra Crane, Jill Marie Crane, Amanda
Marie Dudich, Lawrence Albert Durchholz, Emilie Rose Esker, Kolten
Joseph Everts, Megan R. Fabbro, Holly Christine Freeland, Emily
Ambrose Garrett, Molly Elizabeth Gerth, Caroline O. Glowacki, Sarah
Lynn Groves, Alan Azael Guillén Gonzalez, Lakan Marie Hasser-Smith,
Caitlin Elizabeth Hensley, Aleiza L. Higgins, Stephanie Nicole Hostetler,
Jonathon Clark Hosty, Brittany Michelle Kehoe, Mary Hannah Konkle,
Ann Catherine Kuntz, Joseph Kurucz, Zachary R. Luttrell, John Casey
McBeath, Rita D. McCluskey, Renée Brooke McDougal, Angela Marie
Meyer, Emily Michelle Meyer, Courtney Allene Michel, Allison Joan Miller,
Hannah Molinaro, Elizabeth Olivas, Elizabeth Ann Ortlepp, Coryn Justine
Rivera, Daniel Joseph Ross, Aubrey Marie Schrader, Mackenzie Lee
Sipe, Lauren Jane Sprague, Madeline Leight Weber, Alexander Byron
Wetmore, Allison Reneé Willets, Alyssa Mae Witkowski, Jocelyn Cole
Young, Casey Ann Zaberdac, Heather Nicole Zore.
Provide an education that profoundly transforms lives, society, and the world.
At Marian University we achieve this vision by preparing graduates who are:
• knowledgeable and professional;
• inquisitive in a broad, multi-dimensional, and critical way;
• ethically informed and holistic in perspective; and
• spiritually mature.
Marian University is a Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and
liberal arts traditions.
Our campus welcomes students of all faiths who seek an educational experience that emphasizes a
Franciscan understanding of the sponsorship values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice,
reconciliation, and responsible stewardship, informed by prayer.
Upon this strong foundation are three pillars of strength, on which all of the accomplishments of the
Marian University community rest:
• a commitment to excellent teaching and learning;
• curriculum and programs in the liberal arts, Franciscan, and Catholic traditions; and
• a campus community that creates a rich faith, culture, and social environment that nurtures high
academic achievement and the ultimate purposes of higher education.
We create remarkable futures for those who attend Marian University by strengthening and building on
these pillars.
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