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Marylhurst University Showcases Record Graduating Class

For Release: June 10, 2009

Nicole Zurcher is a two-time kidney transplant recipient who set a goal of completing graduate school to help her get through the toughest days of her illness. Sales executive Steve Highet took a nearly 30-year hiatus from college before deciding to fit part-time studies into an already demanding full-time life. Mikael Coppola supported her family of six and nearly lost her home while going to school full-time, and now is one step closer to her dream of graduating from law school. Matthew Gannon, a U.S. Navy veteran, worked two jobs as a caregiver while attending school full-time to earn a bachelor's degree focusing on gerontology, showing his two young sons what can be achieved with "responsibility and determination."

The four are among the record 478 degree candidates who will be honored during Marylhurst University's 115th commencement ceremonies Saturday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at the Oregon Convention Center. Marylhurst will award 209 bachelor's degrees and 269 master's degrees to spring and summer graduates. The university has the largest master's of business administration program in the state, and will grant more than 200 MBA degrees this year.

Another first: Marylhurst University President Judith Johansen will preside over her first commencement as the school's chief executive.

"Our university has a storied history of helping students from all walks of life find new, rewarding paths to the future, and this graduating class makes me especially proud," Johansen said. "The stories I hear from our graduates about the challenges they have overcome to earn their degrees, and the excitement they have about putting their learning to work to change lives, are an ongoing inspiration to me and to all of us connected with the university. I'm honored to be associated with each of these graduates."

About Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university located one mile south of Lake Oswego on Highway 43, is regionally and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence. Marylhurst's small, seminar-style classes – offered weekdays, evening, weekends and online – provide convenience and flexibility for students with busy lives seeking professional certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Complete List of Graduates

~ = MU OMEGA
* = WHO'S WHO

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Art

Barbra A. McClendon
Julie A. Mende
Christine Jiun Yi
April Marie Younglove

Communication

Kimberly A. Anderson
~Liza McQuade Campbell
Lyla P. Dinguss
Emma Dye
David Bertram Fawver
Carmina L. Flowers
Candace Jean Jordan
Christine L. Knapp
Kimberly D. Kuzma McFarland
~Sharon Andrea La Scola-Groff
Daniel C. Lopez
Jonathan Michael McGiverin
Rick D. Peterson
Reuben Israel Smith
~Richard Lawrence Sprague
Melissa J. Teausant
Mindy Lynn Veary

Cultural & Historical Studies

Abdulrahim O. Audi
Sandra Kay Clark
Kirstin Hamann-Ater
Shannon Hoke
Lisa Macaya
Erin Beth Perkins

English Literature & Writing

Rachel E. Blair
Ginger Cox
Kimberly Ann El-Jamal
John F. Hart
Susan K. Heinrich
Michelle Mary Hessian
Robert Alonzo Johnson II
Lauren E. Judd
Eric Andrew Lelack
Jonnie Martin
Timothy O. Schrick
Bryan Robert Sherry
Alexandria Eva Starr
Adam Samuel Taylor
Tess Crary Thiringer
Jadon Tyler Triplitt

Human Studies

Tricia Batchler
Pema Yankey Chogyal
~Matt Gannon
Phillip Anthony Hafner
Annie Herring
Delila M. Olsson
Lizette Wobken

Interdisciplinary Studies

Rhiannon Marie Bramer
Lisa Marie Bush
Stephanie Marie Colyer
Donna L. D'Orio
Elzy P. Edwards
Stanley O. Esler
Robert Espiau
Hongli Feng
Priscilla Fincher
Julie Eileen Fleming
Amanda J. Franklin
Julie Ann George
Nancy Ann Hiett Gibson
Amy C. Hassett-Bruno
Melanie Alexandria Hernandez
Kerry Rose Cowan Kimbrough
Gloria Joan Martin
Joshua L. Mong
Jennifer L. Rees
Cathy Rae Smith
Cynthia Rae Teuber
Paula Wentworth
Chelsey L. Williams
Mary Elizabeth Zenorini

Music

Joan M. Eisenbach
Kevin Fisher
Susan Franklin
Blake Craig Miya
Oren Selah

Organizational Communication

~Karen Marie Green
Cheryl Ann MacDonald
Melissa Matteson
Olivia Yeung

Psychology

Danney A. Diess
Patrick L. Dieter
Leila Gavros
Crystal Harkleroad
Demeris Hudson
Joshua E. Lynch
Michelle Miranda
Teresa P. Reed
Evalani M. Reitenbaugh
Elyssa M Thelin

Religious Studies

Ruth Elizabeth Beck
*Troy Judith May
Jackson Timothy Wilshire

Religious Studies & Philosophy

*Dolores Delgado
~Mary Jo Saavedra

Science

Kent David Cline
~Deanna Engstrom Ford
Kira Jones

Sociology

Jon A. Bollweg
Asia W. Gray
Molly Anne Smelser Harding

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

Art

*Sanna-Lisa Gesang-Gottowt
*Robert Sean Hollenhors
Miriam S. Meacham
Grace Merritt
Camille Mongeon
*Rochelle K. Nielsen

Interior Design

Christina Renae Alderman
Audrey I. Alverson
Jaime Lyn Ausborn
Jennifer M. Barnes-Hoyt
Liza Davis
Jason A. Enderbury
Sue A. Erickson
Nicolle G. Gardiner
Kerry Rose Cowan Kimbrough
Grayson Miles Kramer
Staci A. Miller
*Rebecca L. Ostrom
Bill Sandstrom
Geneva R. Sutter
Kristi Weyrens
Christina Marie Williams
~Kathleen A. Williams

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

Performance

~Kathryn P. Erland

BACHELOR OF MUSIC THERAPY

Music Therapy

Caleb Brumbelow
William Hoke Dluhosh
Joseph Gilliland
Junko Gilliland
Erin Hade
Eric Hickey
Jillian Hicks
Julie Ide
Joel Olsen
~Yukiko Vossen

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Business & Leadership

Christopher Laurence Adams
Kaitlin Alto
Danielle Ann Barrell
~Jana R. Bauman
Ashley Bennett
Angela K. Bierman
David E. Bostock
Joel M. Brower
Deni L. Cellmer
Tyler D. Clifton
Joshua Cox
*Trisha A. Danielson
Johnathan de Vos
Enrique H. Galdos
Linda M. Gatto
Daniel Derry Graham
~Lyn S. Gurney
Catherine J. Hannam
Kay Louise Harmon
Steve Highet
Neil E. Huffman
Sarah Kattenberg
Romano F. Lara
Crystal M. Larsen
Susan D. Loftus
*Melanie A. Long
Beth L. McLean
Lee Allen McMillian II
Christopher Meredith
Ambrosia A. Mockler
Kitra J. Musick
Annika Karin Myszkowski
Kim Marie Nethercott
Kemal Ali Onay
*Michael Patrick Phillips
Kayla Price
Jeremiah J. Rader
Eric Michael Reese
Valerie P. Robinson
Cheryl A. Scarcelli
James G. Sloan, Jr.
Camie Staggs
Ronald L. Suchanek
Todd Christopher Tagliere
*Lia Marie Vanderzwart
Kristen Kay Vermilyea
Jennifer Lynn White
*CinnaMon Brannon Williams

Business Management

Virginia L. Storie
Benson Brown
*Saran Sanderlin Houston

Real Estate Studies

Robert Appaluccio
Kevin D. Barron
Nathan D. Chinchurreta
Christopher Carl Fleming
Jon D. Fountain
*Valerie Lynn Hammett
Kasie Hansen
Cory James Kauffman
Russel Keith Koshar
Jeanine M. Kraus
Susan K. Lewis
Marcus Peter Manelis
Kristin Ashley Murillo
Robert George Myers
Stephanie Pfaff
Vanessa Rez
Jose A. Rodriguez
Colleen Turley
*John Travis Whittemore
Wanda Yvette Yon

Certificate Music Therapy

H. Jacob Beck

MASTER OF ARTS

Applied Theology

Maureen A. Cassidy
Blaze Bradley A Compton
Laura Compton
Jaybird Hall Marmaduke
Jason Rossignol
Sharon R. Schooley
Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov

Art Therapy Counseling

Carrie Alleman
Michelle Elizabeth Andrews
Mary Jennifer Boyce
Kelly Nelson Boyd
Samantha Card
Melissa Castillo
Olga-Katarina DeBakey
Serena Dawn Duckrow
Melinda Kinduell
Kristen Leigh Larsen
Tawni R. Lowry
Carol M. McCullough-Dieter
Molly J. McDavitt
Meghan McKee
Emily Rose Meyer
Maria Concepcion Montes
Mariabeatriz Morales Barberena
Hamlet Opazo
Autumn Melody Schelldorf
Catherine E. Stover
Katrina E. Thompson
Nancy M. Towne-Smith
Ann Catherine Wilson (Honorary)
Linda D. Zorich

Interdisciplinary Studies

Adrian Allen
*Jacquelyn A. Barretta
Torey L. Browne
*Darcy Newman Edgar
Amy Henderson
Kiersten Anne Krajcar
Jennifer O. Lawrence
Natasha Lynn Niro
Michael Ray Ralls ll
Mary Christine Ruhl
Mary Ann Shaw
Margaret J. Suzio

Teaching

Gregory Scott Allen
Jed Harvey Arkley
Claudine R. Bailey
Kaitlyn M. Brachvogel
Jamie N. Carter
Michele Ann Reynolds-Cochran
Susan Dassise
Nancy D. Davis
Elizabeth M. DiStefano
Jasmine Cerise Drone
Kate M. Dufficy
Charles F. Gambill Jr.
Bryan James Gibler
Heather Goldblatt
Timothy W. Hall
Jamie M. Hogland
Joseph Eugene Hyatt
*Penni Kravitz
Kathryn E. Kroeger
Frederick C. Miller
Caithlin S. Murphy
Michael Nelson
*Deborah A. Noble
EmmyLou Patton
Andrew Jonathan Pauls
Molly Ann Porterfield
*Janet E. Poulos
Laura Rose Powers
Justice A. Rajee
Rebecca Riddle
George Elliot Roberts Jr.
Thomas Brennan Rothwell
Eric D. Slaughter
Najwa Sweilem
Patricia Ann Van Hollebeke

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

*Mira Al Mukarker
Jennifer Suzanne Aldrich
Mike A. Alfers
James Armstrong
Ann Charlotte Ashby
Stephen J. Atma
Rechelle Margaret Aylett
Aysegul Aysan
Sarah R. Bacehowski
Kirk Alan Baillie
Shannon L. Bain
*Joshua Jonathan Barnes
Peggy Ann Bennett
Malena Joy Bjorklund
Lindsey Kay Bjornson
Gino A. Bolanos Jr.
Mary Beth Bowles
*Jeffrey Aaron Brigger
Laura E. Brown
Julie Copeland Bryan
Rebecca L. Busby
Jeremy L. Carlton
John Matthew Carulli
Mary Elizabeth Carulli
Surajedt Chalothorn
Dawn Bennett Charaba
Trever D. Chick
Karen Chow
*Delena G. Cicuto
Raymond Reece Colvin
Bridget A. Connell
Brian Keith Craig
*Lorna Curtis
Steve Del Pizzo
Tina Phuong Do
Gary A. Dunn
*Anika Duvall
Meredith E. Eller
David P. Els
Anna Rae Esquivel
Debra Marie Ferguson
Amanda J. Fleck
Wanda R. Frazier
James Gilbert Garrett
Jowel Tamase Gastelum
Adam Paul Gemmil
Werner Morgan Gerling
Jane Anne Gibbs
Scott A. Gillum
*Aidan M. Graham
Kate E. Graham
Reginald Lemonte Gray
Christa M. Groves
Marvin F. Hagen
Frans Hamiprodjo
Catrina J. Higgins
*Shalee Lynn Hodgson
F. Andrew Huck
*Susan Kay Hunter
Shaun Isaac
Sandra J. Jensen
Tabitha A. Jensen
Michael Johnston
Theresa Anne Johnston
Anthony T. Jones
David Scott Jones
*Yuichi Kawahara
Michael D. Kelsay
Sunni Kim
Thomas U. Kim
Michael Shaw Kitko
Mika Kobayashi
Aaron M. Kraljev
Deborah Kuchta
Tein M. Lin
Melissa Ann Lippard
Cheryl Lovell
James C. Macfarlane II
Tiffany C. Manigault-Cesto
Victoria Mann
*Jennifer Ronquillo Mars
Caryn Levite Marshall
Amy M. Mason
Donald Veen Mason
Duangdao Masrungson
Wayne Matulich
Harley McCormick
Christine Bwayo McCulloch
Emily Rose McDonald
Molly A. McGuirk
Richard Dean McIntyre Jr.
*Michael G. McUne
Keith H. Meyers
Marie T. Miller
Susan L. Miller
Lisa Swim Mitchell
Karin L. Moeller
Shari Morgan-Bridges
Jolene M. Morishita
Desiree M. Morris
*Jean Moss
Troy Daniel Mucken
Anhtai Hoang Nguyen
Pamela Lee Norton
Jonathan Lucas Nuncio
Laura Marie O'Neill
Felix Olufemi Oladipo
Mary N. Olds
Marion Marie Olsen
Catherine Anne Omweg
Salvatore M. Orefice, III
*Richard A. Ott
Napoli K. Oza
Athena Petronia Papalambrou Pappas
Julieanne Parrish
Kristin Elizabeth Pearson
James D. Phillips
Petr Pipchenko
Keturah Pliska
*Rosemary A. Polczynski
Jessica Lauren Pollack
Jocelyn Posegate
Thomas J. Powell
Orawan Pratheepthong
Tessa Ann Range
Ryan Rasmusson
Paul Michael Raspa Jr.
Jeffrey Mark Redwine
Suzan G. Reed
Deena K. Reeves
Regan Antoinette Reichle
Terrica M. Reyes
Stephanie Anne Rink
Linda Rittermeyer
Jeffrey N. Robins
Seth M. Robins
Peter G. Ross
April D. Rounds
Richard Lee Russell
Sandra D. Ryman
Lisa Nicole Rymer
Koy W. Saechao-Ly
Serkan Sahin
Stacey Lynette Salter
Stephanie A. Sandifer
Chantelle M. King
Lee Schmolke
*Annette D. Schnabel
Keith Shaver
Shonna S. Sims
Elina L. Solaita
Boo D. Sophanthavong
Angelia Marie Sousa
Stephen Thomas Spratt
Robert Daniel Staton
*Linnea M. Stenberg
Martine Stephenson
Cynthia A. Stoddard
Stephanie Christine Striepeck
Cheryl Summers
Erik W. Thorsen
Peter G. Tofalvi
Daniel Tolchin
*Tim Townsend
Michelle M. Tresemer
Meredith S. Turner
Cathy Dickerson Tuttle
Kevin Dean Uskovich
Matthew F. Velure
David C. Vincent
Dollie E. Warman
Philip L. Warmbier
Kristina M. Watkins
*Wylene S. Watts
Kevin Lamont Webb
Robert Walter Webster
Saowanee Weerathianchai
Terri Strickland Wells
Janyel E. Welsh
Chelsea M. Whitten
Jenny Sue Wilfong
Alice Jeanne Willmarth
Emily Alfriend Wilson
Harry Wong
Peggy Jarvis Woolf
Joseph Benjamin Wykel
Sarah D. Zavala
Frank E. Zimmerman
Nicole Zurcher

MASTER OF DIVINITY

Trudy Scott Bradley
Howard Vernon Nichols
Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov

 

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