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LMC to award 505 degrees and certificates at May 5 commencement

Lake Michigan College will host its 72nd annual commencement exercise at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at The Mendel Center Mainstage on the Benton Harbor campus.

A total of 485 students will receive 505 degrees and certificates from 36 areas of study, including two bachelor’s degrees, 460 associate degrees, 29 advanced certificates, two certificates of achievement and 14 certificates of completion.

This year’s class includes 78 early college students who are simultaneously earning a high school diploma and an associate degree. That’s up from 42 early college graduates in 2018.

One-hundred-fifty-eight students are graduating with honors, 45 with high honors and 23 with highest honors.

Graduates are from 20 different countries, 13 states, and 79 high schools. 

The ceremony includes students who graduated in Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.

Those who cannot attend the ceremony in person can watch a live stream via LMC’s YouTube channel or Facebook page. Learn more at www.lakemichigancollege.edu/commencement.

 

Graduates include:

Honors notations:
* (3.25-3.74 G.P.A.) – Honors

** (3.75-3.99 G.P.A.) - High Honors
*** (4.00 G.P.A.) - Highest Honors

 

Bachelor’s Degree Recipients 

St. Joseph

Allen Dean Hall Jr. *

Berrien Springs

Isaac Bradley Helmuth *

 

Associate Degree Recipients

Allegan 

Matilda Rose Allen *; Aubrey Adele Baumann **; Matthew Chad-Martin Cogar; Joseph Michael LaJoice **; Danny Alexander Looman **; Caleb Hunter Priebe

Austin, Texas

Caleb Greenwald Lewis * 

Bangor

Joe Daniel Alvarado **; Samantha Charlene DeSantiago; Alexzander Michael Ealy **; Mariah Ann Foster *; Manuel Garcia; Brendalith Garcia-Leon **; Veronika Kaczmarczyk *; Christy Anne Mahlum *; Nicholas Scott Streeter *

Baroda

Robert Eric Goril; Meayah N Haselhuhn; Stephen Christopher Hil; Lindsay Leigh Lowery; Parker Joseph McLean; Kayle Segar Narregan; Margret Mae O'Connor  *

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Tyler Joseph Roberts

Benton Harbor

De'Anna Ruthie-Maria Adams; Rae Ann Anthony ***; Luis Ariel Benitez Mancinas; Brooke Skye Bigford; Dwight Everett Bowman II; Bridgett Tresse Brooks; Alex Castillo *; Dystiney Susie-Marie Childs; Sasha Nicole Chitwood; Henry Terrell Cooks; Leandro Moreira Correa; Jenna Lauren Dolezan; Eric James Edwards; Aijing Feng; Sarah Marie Franks; Selina Marie Fulton; Telleyah Tashona Hall; Sydney M Hansen; Demarkus J Hill; Kenneth Don'Trail Jackson; Chakeemala Le'Schea Jones *; Elizabeth Ann Jorgensen; Desha Deshay King **; Martica Shanece Kirby; Kimberly Nicole Koning; Denise Lashay Lee; Jasmine Grace Long *; Crystal Lee Loomis  **; Anna Karen Lugo-Perez; Ashley Marie Mills; Abigail Katherine Montgomery *; Kristina Lynn Ott; Davaris Wayne Palmer; Divine Joi Parker *; Jaclyn P Peden; Dianna Renee Pickard *; Adrian Troy Rolling II;  Jenna Lee Shuey ***; Gabi Simpson *; Troy Howard Simpson; Tarasja I Sisson; Ella W Taylor; Kiley Valenti Taylor; Kimberly Lynnette Thompson *; Maritza Villegas-Alvarez; Michelle Rene Wade; Percy Lloyd Walker; Bryshunna Antigonee Ward; Shumieka Lutriesh Washington *; Sophia Louise Weidner *; Alexis Evonne Willis; Vanett Word

Berrien Center

Makenzie Elizabeth Moody *; Alicia Nicole Oakley

Berrien Springs

Opeyemi Ayodeji Adesina *; Sage Maureen Briggs *; Caleb Joseph Capps *; Sylvia Castillo *; Raphael M Correa *; Denise Cyrilien; Cydney Erin Doolen **; Marie Flore Elie; David Ryan Fernandez; Olivia Alexandra Gallagher *; Monika Magdalena Goluch ***;  Nathan Russell Hatcher *; Isaac Bradley Helmuth *; Israel Kay Helmuth **; Ethan Joseph Holland; Christina Ann Hollis *;  Matthew Sterling Jarrard *; Alecia Marie Kane; Ruth Kaunda *; Rachel Krieger *; Ted K Langat *; Stephen Albert Larivaux;  Ben Miles Layos; David Yongjoon Lee; Wonho Lee **; Moses C Manumbu; Micah Nashel McCree-Davis; Jared Lee Milliken *; Stephen B Nainggolan; Beth Ann Perrone *; Marsha Marie Rockette; Sara Ameya Simons *

Bloomingdale

Phillip Carnel Cross

Bridgman

Kendra Ann Benstine *; Kayla Noel Boughner **; Kayla Ann DeMorrow *; Timothy Allen Dunkel II **; Rachael Angelina Gambino; Ashley Kristen Harper; Julie Lauren Jasper **; Michael Jay Andrew Kemp; Ashley Marie Kunde; Paige Ashton Mulick *; Lauren Amber Price *; Jonah Rock Stanage; Noah Dawson Whitford-Stevens

Bristol, Wisconsin

Victoria Michele Borchert *

Buchanan

Taylor AC Anthony *; Madison Renee Cavanaugh; Victoria Janis-Ella Dumke; Christopher Edward Jaroch; Lillian Rochelle Jillson ***; Andrew Benjamin Kangas *; Ali M Kyles; Brittany Diane Payne; Briana Sue Turnock *; Megan Kathleen Weedon; Sharifa S Williams *

Cassoppolis

Melissa Breanne DeBartol; Deion Aaron Gatson

Cedar Springs

Nicholas John Frodl *

Centerville

Brady Andrew Reynolds

Charlottesville, Virginia

Anthony John Zawierucha **

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Miracle Tasha Bridgeman

Chicago, Illinois

Marquis J Reese

Coloma

Hunter Keith Barchett *; April Marie Boffi *; Kyle James Carow **; Amber Michelle Case; Conner Clemons; Andrew Steven Curry *; Samantha Lynn Czuba; Kaitlin Ann Marie Evett; Allison Paige Feldten; Milissa Renee Gomez *; Alysa Renee Gould *; Matthew Darrel Hauch *; Ebony Sharrell Jones; Haley Marie Kendall *; Kelsey Paige Kroboth; Robert Andrew McKie; Emily Ashton Sarah Morris; Lauren Alise Perry; Marissa L Prafke; Kelly Ann Schriner *; Michelanne Jean Shane; Hannah Rose Strunk *; Katelyn Marie Tavolacci; Jenna Marie Walter **; Karolyn Michelle Wells *; Meghan Nicole Wells *

Comstock Park

Jill LeeAnn Thomas

Covert

Jennifer Erin Roberts

Decatur

Natalie Susan Panek

Detroit

Khaire Williams

Dowagiac

Matthew A Bond *; Riley Alice Daly; Nicholas Foote **; Sheryl Ann Hemenway; Zechary Thomas Huston; Shannon R Samuel; Christopher Robert Symonds ***; Brittany Sue Williams **

Eau Claire

Kelsey Jordan Andres; Delaney Nicole Flagel; Stephanie Daniela Rodriguez; Stephanie Blair Trail *

Edwardsburg

Rachel Elizabeth Amberg; Nicole Elizabeth Archambault *; Tanya Michelle Gray *

Fennville

Damion Michael Atteberry; Madyson Louise DeRoo ***; Kimberly Joy Ford; Enrique Marshall; Ryan Donald Nye *; Angelo D Patterson *; Ramiro Quiroz; Alexander Gene Tietsort ***

Flossmoor, Illinois

DeVon Dushaun Booth; Mark Anthony Koswenda

Galien

Katrena Ellen Klopfenstein

Gobles

Benjiro Redwood Hubbarth **; Nicholas Norman Sagodic ***

Grand Beach

Xavier Ryan-McHugh Carroll

Grand Blanc

Jennifer Nicole Busch; Allison Whiteside **

Grand Junction

Neil Vincent Boreczky **; Jarod Cavanaugh Dee *

Grand Rapids

Madison Christine Wilholt **

Granger, Indiana

Nicole D Hall **

Greensburg, Indiana

Iris D Wilhoit *

Hagerstown, Maryland

Taimara Figueroa Velazquez ***

Hamilton

McKayla Nikol Brenner

Harbert

Hattie T Folsom ***

Hartford

Riley Ann Brooks; Lucero Delgado; Olivia Mae Kling; Antonio Reynaga; Jessica Villalobos-Rodriguez *

Holland

Michael David Banks; Nancy Carbajal; Elizabeth Joyce D'Annunzio; Katarina Estelle Martinez; Kaitlyn Marie Mika; Alisa Mary Whiteford; Adrianna Amelia Ybarra-Balcazar *

Kalamazoo

Alexander Carl Boysen *; Kaylee Elizabeth Bradford *; Lauren Raquel Cerka *; Dylan Eugene Ingold; Jordyn May Swinehart **

Lawrence

Stephanie Lynn Arant-Truelove ***; Sunny Lou Hudson; Carmen Theresa Moffit *

Leesburg, Indiana

Lacy Brook Koehler **

Louisville, Kentucky

Carl A Brown II

Machesney Park, Illinois

Hope Annabelle Kuipers *

Martin

Meagan Grace Currie **; Andrew David Mason *; Evan Jung Yoon Tuinstra *

McMurray, Pennsylvania

Stephanie Marie Van Sickle **

Michigan City, Ind.

Shontique Andrea Barnett

Mishawaka, Indiana

Alison Lee Connor; Peyton Dickinson Pratt; Lindsay Elizabeth Reasor

Moline

Madison Joy Procter

New Buffalo

Patricia Louise Cantu *; Dannielle Joy Plantinga; Joseph Michael Sharum

Niles

Chad Anthony Adkerson ***; Matthew Joseph Ammerman; Tegan Bays; Aspen Sky Black ***; Gladys Araceli Brentlinger; Travis Allen Brewer *; Hallie Raylin Corzine; Bryanna Kathryn Cramer *; Shameka Denise Fultz; Grant Stevens Gourlay; Zachary Gene Grishaber; Stephanie Lynn Hartline; Jonathan Earl Heller *; Ana M Hernandez; Alex Robert Humphrey *; Aubrey Lauren Koebel; Kessey Amankwah Kwayke; Michaela Rashele-Lynn Lapek; Zachary Tyler Lederer *; Cassandra Renee Luczkowski *; Jose Adolfo Magana Jr. *; Meagan Taylor McCreary; Payton Leigh Morris; Keegan Hayden Murphy *; Evan Alexander Napper; Adam Richard Oltz; Lucinda Kay Opfer *; Ashia Danielle Proia **; Victoria Ann Rice; Dalton Roger Riddle *; Utshargo Sarkar; Cole Allen Searles *; Samuel A Smith *; Jessica Lee Stover; Christopher Paul Thompson; Rebecca Hope Woods *

Ostego

Alexander Jay Baker *; Adam Bruce Ball; Kora Anne Burkhead; Zachariah Tyler Ouzoonian

Paw Paw

Lorrena Carmen Diaz ***; Ly'Nette Reann Givhan; Skylar Brei Sanders 8; Rachael Erin Wolthuis *; Brian Jeffrey Yeates *

Plainwell

Samuel Lawrence Badger *; Jad Lee Doster; Jasmyn Mae Johnston **; Marcia Marie Lucchesi **; Jacob Markle *; Mandi Lynn Siple

Portage

Kristen Marie Sackett *

Pullman

Pablo Barrera; Brian Andrew Christie; Marty Lynn Curley *; Beatriz Echevarria-Barreiro; Agustin Garcia Jr.; Yesenia Serna; Levi Austin Skuca *

St. Joseph

Daniel Lorence Acker **; Grace Andrea Adams; Connor Reece Anderson; Erica Lynn Augustyniak; Amy Michele Benfield; James Christopher Blackburn *; Marcus John Bradford *; Cliff Richardo Brown; Madeleine Elizabeth Burkhard *; Tabatha Cantu-Nino; Hannah Elizabeth Carey *; Maile S Conti *; Jacqueline DeSantiago *; Richard Wayne Dine *; Kyle Christopher Dixon; Danae Downs *; Zenah Abed Farhan *; Seema Fernandes; Michael Ryan Fernandez *; Megan Ferrell *; Abbey Johanna Filippo; Audrey Kay Filippo *; Misty Lynn Flowers *; Kathryn Rose Gates; Taylor Jordan Green; Darwin Christopher Haines **; Ella Renee Harrison *; Luis Gustavo Hernandez Morales; Alexis Melanie Irons *; Karen Roseann Kintup *; Hunter J Lange; Kelsey Lura Lutz ***; Timothy Daniel MacCart; Alexis Ann Markert *; Stephen Micheal Meier *; Carrigan Rose Mosher; Simiso Ndumiso Mpofu *; Blessing Mupotsa **; Lauren Olivia Najera *; Kaitlyn Robin Nelson; Kyle Raymond Ogata; Katherine Marie Oles; Anna Marie Pelkey; Savannah Renee Pigman *; Eric James Pounders *; Dustin J. Radde *; Alex Reuter; Jenna Nicole Rydleski; Tanner James Rydleski; Courtney Morgan Shinaberry *; James Scott Soethe; Allison P Tickner; Molly Elizabeth VerHage; Brandon Michael Villarreal; Cameron Robert Welch; Noah Fox Williams *

Sawyer

Matthew Donald Kemp; Logan Bradley Porter; Tami Lynn Schutze *

Schoolcraft

Tonia Lee Northup

Shelbyville

Marlese Nia Rosalind Antionette Charles

Sodus

Desire Marie Becerra; Gabriella Marie Rosales; Emily Joyce Temple *

South Bend, Indiana

Brad Lee Emberton *; Morgan R Krathwohl; Morgan R Krathwohl; Kimberlin Willette Lax; Elizabeth Marie Medrano *; Addison Lottie Warner

South Haven

Jessica Ruth Byers *; Chelsea Nicole Byrd *; Samantha Ann Fritz **; Anna Carlene Hartmann *; Michael Charles Jones; Don Christopher King; Megan Elizabeth Larson *; Melissa Marie McKibben *; Emily Michelle Oliver; Wesley Paul Pleyer *; Emily Christine Schneider *; Kathleen Leona Sherburne; Stephanie Nicole Shinabery; Florelia Stokes; Morgan Elizabeth Van Ginhoven; Sarah Anne Wyszynski; Dionne Darcy Rigozzi *

South Lyon

Emelia Christine Klug

Spring Lake

Paige Katherine Harvey

Springfield

Danielle Nicole Root *

St. Johns

Madyson Joy Reava 

St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

Zachary Tyler Banks *

Steelton, Pennsylvania

Megan Lyn Taylor Sutton ***

Stevensville

Nolan Lee Annis **; Ashlynn Nicole Burdette *; Alejandra Y Razo; Courtney Alexandria Chartrand ***; Kayleigh S Cordes *; Gustavo Ayrton Galani Esteves; Jennifer Lynn Gorton; Jeanette Renee Green; Hananiah Nathaniel Hardin; Addison L Harris *; Syreeta Auneatrice Hassel; Jeffrey Eugene Herrman; Doris Lewis **; Jacquelynn Anne Mackie *; Sara Rose McGilvra *; Alexandra T Peddie; Ryan Craig Remus *; Rachel Grace Riedel; Ryan William Tucker; Joshua Duane Wetzel; Dakota Garrett Yergeau

Three Oaks

Breanna Leigh Alexander *; Madison Ruthann Iazzetto; Carl Charles Kent; Joseph Edwin Margol ***; Allison Kristen Elizabeth Martin *; Connor Michael Stocks-McElligott *; Samantha Ann Swartz; Scott Allen Tavernier **; Erica Eileen Zandarski *

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Daniel Francis Mahoney

Tucson, Arizona

Brandy Dawn Lewis

Van Buren, Arkansas

Cira Millee Vance **

Walled Lake

Nicholas Costanzo

Watervliet

Miranda Lynn Abel; Cassaundra Christina Elder; Rachel Catherine Gonzalez *; Zachary Thomas Kiefer; Kyler Eben Kiekenapp; Sarah Alyce Lewis; Julie May Liberto; McKenna Christine Munson; Kristina Lee Peek **; Ashley Cheyenne Perry; Bradley Aaron Scott; Kirstie Joy Sexton ***; Jenna Lee Shuey; Courtney Kay Stantz *; Cara Joy Valdes; Christina Ann Wehrly; Alissa Ann Simmons

Wayland

Kimberlyn Renae Gonzales *

Winnetka, Illinois

Jateen Chandrakant Patel **

Wyoming

Orlando Enriquez Diaz *

 

Advanced Certificate Recipients

Baroda

Jamie Lyn Hurst

Benton Harbor

Miranda Marie Bachman *; Chakeemala Le'Schea Jones; Khyra La'zaria Odessa Kimble; Martica Shanece Kirby; Gwendolyn Denise Lazarus **; Ashley Marie Mills; Bakar Razmadze; Michele Lee Schrader *; Heather Eilzabeth Speck *; Kristin R Taylor; Shumieka Lutriesh Washington *

Berrien Springs

Maksim Titkov **

Bridgman

Lauren Amber Price *

Coloma

Meghan Nicole Wells *

Comstock Park

Joellen Norton *

Covert

Rosalba Cortez *

Holland

Adrianna A Ybarra-Balcazar *

Manlato, Minnesota

Miranda Rae Wolf ***

Niles

Denise Lynette Gregor; Lucinda Kay Opfer *; Kayla Nicole Wirick; Alexandria M Woods *

St. Joseph

Ivy Nicole Gustafson **; Kohl Oliver Zehr

South Haven

Sarah Anne Wyszynski

Spring Lake

Lauren Rachel VanOpynen **

Stevensville

Patrick Ryan Hannon *

Watervliet

Cassaundra Christina Elder

 

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

Shelbyville

Travis M. Stone

Wayland

Jordan Reese Ignatoski

 

Certificate of Completion Recipients

Benton Harbor

Dorticha Marshay Holloway

Buchanan

Briana Sue Turnock

Hartford

Tabitha Meagen Hunt

Holland

San Sengthongkham

Niles

Deborah C Stevens

St. Joseph

Abigail Johanna Filippo; Stephanie Marie Mann; Brandon Michael Villarreal

South Haven

Don Christopher King; Alice Jane Watkins

Stevensville

Jennifer Lynn Gorton

Watervliet

William John Bowie II; Cara Joy Valdes; Thomas Dylan Sniadecki

2018 LMC commencement

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