Aug. 20, 2012
Morningside College conferred 23 bachelor’s degrees and 75 Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degrees in August.
Nicholas Anderson, Courtney Brown, Thomas Chilton, Hamza Farah and Elizabeth Lippke of Sioux City received Bachelor of Arts degrees. Others who received Bachelor of Arts degrees were Darcy Christensen of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Kirstin Hehnke of Boone, Iowa; Drake Johnson of Brentwood, Tenn.; Madalyn Mardesen of Elliott, Iowa; Ana Miranda of South Sioux City, Neb.; Ryan Tellinghuisen of Bradenton, Fla.; and Bryce Williamson of Ruthven, Iowa.
Samuel Doerr and Corey Parry of Sioux City received Bachelor of Science degrees. Others who received Bachelor of Science degrees were Balazs Gerencser of Totszerdahely, Hungary; Jamie Hansmann of Boyden, Iowa; Kelsey Krieg of Kingsley, Iowa; Andrea Miller of Le Mars, Iowa; and Cynthia Schaaf of Omaha, Neb.
Emily Gutz of Storm Lake, Iowa, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. John Calahan of Lincoln, Neb., received a Bachelor of Music Education degree, and Autumn Knipp of Elberon, Iowa, received a Bachelor of Music degree.
Mardesen graduated summa cum laude (with highest honor) for having a cumulative grade point average of 3.81 or higher. Doerr and Gutz graduated magna cum laude (with great honor) for having cumulative GPAs of 3.66 or higher. Hansmann, Krieg and Schaaf graduated cum laude (with honor) for having cumulative GPAs of 3.5 or higher.
Recipients of MAT degrees were as follows:
Sioux City: Sarah Boesch, Betsy Ingenthron, Shawna Sonksen and Amanda Worden.
Northwest Iowa: Andrew Kleeman, Le Mars; Mollie Koopmans, Ireton; Tyler Lloyd, Sheldon; Rory Payne, Alta; Molly Vander Linden, Spencer; Abbie Vander Maten, Hull; and Cynthia Witt, Rock Rapids.
Other parts of Iowa: Joel Allen, De Witt; Aaron Anderson, Mason City; Tara Braithwaite, Pella; Billie Buss, Allison; Brenda Butler, Albia; Shari Butler, Waukee; Theresa Cheever, Dubuque; Sarah Chenoweth, Johnston; Geralyn Christensen, Harlan; Justin Colbert, Altoona; Jennifer Davis, Fort Dodge; Amy DeWaard, Pella; Angie Ellis, Pleasantville; Erin Essy, Ankeny; Jennifer Gay, Lenox; Sarah Gorman, New Hampton; Mary Hall, Keokuk; Evie Halvorson, Fort Dodge; Brett Hansen, Emmetsburg; Mary Hellige, Fort Madison; Abigail Hightower, Des Moines; Victoria Hintz Bueno, Windsor Heights; Janie Houselog, Zwingle; Kristin Jones Shelton, Huxley; Kimberly Kolling, Johnston; Angela LaValley, West Des Moines; Tiffany Lange, Clinton; Diane Lichtenberg, Bettendorf; Lori Manley, Marion; Deborah Matthews, Ottumwa; Dustin Mead, Des Moines; Amanda Mefferd, Manson; Megan Meinders, Ottumwa; Jennifer Miller, Lacona; Denise Moeller, Newhall; Lindsay Moeller, Muscatine; Michael Mullis, Dyersville; Lisa Noe, Ottumwa; Sue Nordstrom, Fort Dodge; Abby Norton, Pleasant Hill; Christopher Novak, West Des Moines; Aaron Pals, West Des Moines; Kerry Pasker, Manchester; Scott Powell, Des Moines; Lori Rushman, Ottumwa; Annette Saxion, Central City; Shayla Schilling, New Sharon; Lindsey Schroeder, Slater; Ross Schumaker, Kalona; Monika Steffen, Dyersville; Kelly Swan, Bloomfield; Gretchen Taylor, Marshalltown; Christine Toft, Davenport; Lindsey Updike, Grimes; David Van Groll, Greeley; Yolanda Voss, Toddville; Mark Wackwitz, Charles City; Alison Warren, Ankeny; Kristin Weiland, Dubuque; Carol Wheeler, Osceola; Benjamin Wilson, Dubuque; and Aaron Zuspann, Vinton.
Other states: Jennifer Schauer, Dickeyville, Wis., and Tammy Schroeder, Three Lakes, Wis.