Jan. 17, 2011
Sixty-six Morningside College students graduated with bachelor’s degrees at the close of the fall semester and an additional seven students graduated with master of arts in teaching degrees in mid-December. The graduates have the option of walking in the college’s 113th 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 – Kristine Bata, Holly Becker ***, Erick DeLeon, Luke Dreier, Sarah Evans, Jonathan Galli, Mark Hantla, Samar Javed ***, Kevin Pottebaum, Elizabeth Pyburn, Shelley Rivers, Rachel Sailer, and Nicholas Stabile.
From Iowa – Holly Beenken, Algona; Patrick O’Connor, Ankeny; Cody Malone, Dow City; Benjamin Haugen, Estherville; Michelle Delaney **, Lake Park; Kelly McElrath **, Moville; Katelyn Nelson **, Schleswig; Emily Sewick, Stanhope; and Sasha Backhaus **, Westside.
From other states – Stephen Smith, Rapid City, S.D.; Alexander Rogers, Bellevue, Neb.; Ross Wilcox, Elk Point, S.D.; Brenda Lussier, Hubbard, Neb; Krystina Brickley, Littleton, Colo.; Eric Beckman, Marquette, Neb.; Chelsi Bissell **, Omaha, Neb.; Christopher Edwards, Omaha, Neb.; Grace Horner, South Sioux City, Neb.; Amanda Nelson, Wakefield, Neb.; and Sara Osborne, Washington, Conn.
From other countries – Chihiro Ogawa, Niigata, Japan.
The graduates earning bachelor of science degrees include:
From Sioux City – Stephanie Campbell *, Leslie Foral, Marisa Graham **, Kane Kuehl, Laura McElroy, Joana Nyambura, and Alyssa Warnke **.
From Iowa – Brendan Uhl, Akron; Eric Hockenberry ***, Anita; Jakob Peterson, Armstrong; Tasha Hodgson, Blencoe; Kyle Christensen, Carroll; Christina Blomgren, Council Bluffs; Ian Sondag, Denison; Jack Bush, Des Moines; Valorie Anderson, Fonda; Brayden Nurse, Grimes; Kayla Clarey, Le Mars; Kurtis Hinkel, Logan; Jeffrey Haupts, Manson; Seth Lloyd, Moville; Austin Vanderhoff, Newell; Andrew Scott, Salix; Jonathan Grundmeier, Schaller; Melissa Mosier ***, Sergeant Bluff; Howard Wanned, Sergeant Bluff; and Kelsey Uherka ***, Stanton.
From other states – Daniel Pribil, Gordon, Neb.; Jodi Walden, Hannibal, Mo.; Jamie Maguire ***, Norfolk, Neb.; and Rebecca Wheeler **, South Sioux City, Neb.
Nicholas McGraw *** of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received a bachelor of music education degree.
The graduates who received master of arts in teaching degrees are – Katharine Henderson and Matthew Kimmel of Sioux City, Chandra Drake of Mount Ayr, Iowa; Amy Soppe of Dubuque, Iowa; Donald Parkhurst of Storm Lake, Iowa; Amanda Pearson of Rockford, Iowa; and Tracie Voaklander of Osage, Iowa.
Morningside College enrolled 1,991 full-time and part-time students for the 2010 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.