Dec. 23, 2009
Fifty-one Morningside College students graduated at the close of the fall semester in mid-December. The graduates have the option of walking in the college’s 112th 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 – Joshua Beckwith, Sarah Boesch, Jeremy Chada, Tiffany Egnew, Joseph Glass *, Audrey Hantla *, Jordan Hunter *, Tyler Nelson, Adrianna Radosti ***, Barbara Vail, and Maureen Weinmeister.
From Iowa – Alycia Ahrens *, Carroll; Keith Crane, Cherokee; Nichole Leyva *, Hospers; Timothy Richard, Underwood; Geana Schneider, Merrill; Johnathan Wesselink, Sanborn; and Steven Wise, Shelby.
From other states – Cody Fisher, Downey, Calif.; Jason Wysong, Arroyo Grande, Calif.; J. William Swanson, Rochester, Minn.; Ian Gilworth, Unionville, Mo.; Blake Anderson, Randolph, Neb.; Adriane Dougherty, Lincoln, Neb.; Eric Husen, Newcastle, Neb.; Tucker Tejkl, Leigh, Neb.
The graduates earning bachelor of science degrees include:
From Sioux City – Ricardo Azpeitia Ramirez, Jason DeLaRosa, Abdier Marrero, Katherine Saunders **, Michael Stabile, and Amber Zimmerman.
From Iowa – Ian Banks, Westfield; Katherine Cook ***, Council Bluffs; Jason Engleman *, Hawarden; Jennifer Fox *, Merrill; Whitney Hahn, Meriden; Kyle Holdsworth, Manilla; Sheri Howard, Estherville; Joseph Hunter, Council Bluffs; Joshua Rensink, Sioux Center; Jenna Van Oort, Ireton; Troy Weber, Council Bluffs; and Andrew Woodard ***, Ottumwa.
From other states – Lino Esparza, Santa Maria, Calif.; Seth Hasenwinkel, Lake Ozark, Mo.; Beau Kildow ***, Omaha, Neb.; Quin Kilgore, Lincoln, Neb.; Mark Waters ***, Grand Island, Neb.; and Brianna Paulsen ***, North Sioux City, S.D.
Nathaniel Chesher * of Nevada, Iowa, received a bachelor of music education degree.
Morningside College enrolled 2,036 full-time and part-time students for the 2009 fall term and welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Morningside offers five bachelor’s degrees, including bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of music, bachelor of music education, and bachelor of nursing, and a master of arts in teaching degree. The college was founded in 1894 by the Methodist Episcopal Church and remains affiliated with the United Methodist Church today.
For information about attending Morningside College, contact the Admissions office at (712) 274-5111 or visit the college’s Web site at www.morningside.edu.