Jan. 4, 2012
Forty Morningside College students graduated with bachelor’s degrees at the close of the fall semester and an additional 20 students graduated with master of arts in teaching degrees in mid-December. The graduates have the option of walking in the college’s 114th 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 – Casey Elledge, Daren Koehler***, Vernon Moore, Athena Riesenberg*, and Adam Treft.
From Iowa – Gina Gernhart, Kingsley; Courtney Kinnander**, Armstrong; Kelsey Levenhagen, Grimes; Sadie Mortenson*, Terril; Stephanie Norton**, Sergeant Bluff; Robert Rosenberger, Hinton; and Breanna Watters, Milford.
From other states – Alyssa Filipek, Collierville, Tenn.; Nicholas Haedt, Wathena, Kan.; and Kelsey Kallhoff**, Neligh, Neb.
The graduates earning bachelor of science degrees include:
From Sioux City – Maria Brand, Joshua Cain, Erin Downing***, John Kirwan, Brady Lakes, Elizabeth Miller, Tina Stumpe*, and Sarah Van Wyhe.
From Iowa – Jordan Aggen**, Anita; Emily Beaton***, Spencer; Erin Bohlmann***, Denison; Caleb Caboth, Estherville; Dana Hanson, Anthon; Heather Husman, Quimby; Becca Kent*, Algona; Jennifer Lau***, Sergeant Bluff; Keshia Nashleanas***, Coralville; Bradley Penning***, Granville; Kyle Suder, Council Bluffs; Austin Todd, Holstein; and Jordan Walsh***, Odebolt.
From other states – Clinton Jacobi, Osmond, Neb.; Chase Maier, Deadwood, S.D.; Matthew Mueller**, Warsaw, Mo.; and Cody Whitlock, Jefferson, S.D.
The graduates who received master of arts in teaching degrees include:
From Iowa – Brittany Aalbers, Orange City; Lisa Braddock, Boone; Angela Breitbach, Dubuque; Amy Bunting, Monona; Kelsey Calkins, Williamsburg; Jessica Hunziker, Lake View; Matthew Jensen, Mason City; Kelle Johannsen, Tama; Tracy Konrardy, Bernard; Sarah Murray, Dubuque; Rebecca Newhouse, Linn Grove; Tara Notz, Ankeny; Donna Riley, Logan; Laura Ripley, Dubuque; Kimberley Schulte, Altoona; Sandra Spaulding, Sioux Center; Teresa Thompson, Evansdale; and Teresa Tigges, Carroll.
From other states – Amy Engle, Fairbury, Neb.; and Christine Gould, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Morningside College enrolled 2,047 full-time and part-time students for the 2011 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.