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LMC holds drive-in/drive-thru commencement on May 1

Lake Michigan College graduates will celebrate this year’s commencement ceremony in person, although not in the traditional way.  

Because of COVID-19, last year’s graduates had to celebrate virtually, but this weekend LMC's 74th and 73rd graduating classes are invited to participate in a combination drive-in/drive-thru ceremony.

It will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in Parking Lot 2 behind the Hanson Technology Center on the College's Benton Harbor Campus.

Graduates and their guests will watch both live presenters and pre-recorded segments from their vehicles. Large screens will be set up for easy viewing, and sound will be broadcast on a professional sound system and over FM radio. The event also will be broadcast live on LMC’s YouTube channel.

Presenters include LMC Board of Trustees Chair Jeff Curry; Board of Trustees Vice Chair John Grover; LMC President Trevor Kubatzke; Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Leslie Kellogg; Student Speaker Harold Milliner; and several faculty members.

After the ceremony, graduates will be guided through a diploma pickup line where names will be announced, and photos can be taken. Graduates and guests will be expected to follow standard COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing and wearing masks.

The graduates of 2021 will receive degrees in 29 areas of study and 12 certificate programs, totaling 360 associate degrees and 19 certificates. For more information, visit the LMC website.

2021 graduates include:

Honors notations:
*Honors (3.25-3.74)
**High Honors (3.75-3.99)
*** Highest Honors (4.00)

Associate Degree Recipients

Allegan
Kyle David Baker; Tori Estelle Clevenger; Tara Anne Grauman **; Gavin Scott Halstead *; Chase Matthew Milbocker; Ally Lynn Miscikoski ***; Baillie Aislynn Morton *; Lillian Fae West

Bangor
Sarah Elizabeth Hicks *; Hannah Rochelle Jaco *; Olivia Shannon Moore; Jenelle Paige Ross **; Hailee Lynn Stone *; Alicia Jane Watkins *; Brandon Thomas Westbrooks *

Baroda
Katrina Regina Blocker; Stuart Payton Clarke *; Nora Ann Davis *; Abigail Helen Nitz; Ethan Graham Weldert

Benton Harbor
Tiffany LaShon Bradley *;  Sharnise Laquese Shantel Brown; Tyler John Eyerly; Gabrielle Margaret Gordon; Morgan Nichole Gruss; Meayah Nichole Haselhuhn *; Felissha Nekish Jefferson **; Ana Laura Johnson; Katherine Natasha Lane; Kadeejah Alexis Lee-Rodgers; Yesenia Lopez Lopez Roketta Marisela Marie Moore Sydareha Kaye Moss; Hannah Diane Nye *; Lesa Nicole Parker; Whitney Renee Pearson; Diamond Nachole Phillips; Margo Anne Pierce; Chokwe K.K Pitchford; Taylor Ashley Prillwitz *; Thomas Robert Schneider ***; Molly Schuh; Yoketha Ikecole Sims **; Jessica Ja'nee Smith *; Aretina Lynn Terrell; Ronisha Lee Moore Turner; Shidahsa Ternes Ware; Lexis Lynnae Washington *; Brianna Azhane Wilburn; Shanisha Sheree Wofford; Mercedes Ellen VanTuyle William Jason Wright; Haney Wail Zaal *

Berrien Center
Retta Herawati Mun; Morgan Eleana Tourangeau *; Garrett Joshua West ***

Berrien Springs
Michael Achianor Jr *; Jacklyn Marie Alsbro ***; Abby Rose Andres * Kiana Blake Bartloff **; Jacob Scott Belin *; Rebecca Ann Brightbill *; Ingrid Dos Reis Faria *; Robert Lee Epps *; Ray Warren Haack II ***; Elizabeth Ann Haygood *; Katelyn Rose Hubbard ** Patrick Michael Hunt ***; Victoria Rose Imperio; Austin Vaughn Johnson; Chawanangwa Joseph Kaunda; Agatha Kayaga *; Alexa Jean Kesterke **; Megan Elizabeth Klein; Octavio Enrique Latino ***; Fadhili Makimu *; Lane Martinek; Linzia Ruguru Mbungu *; Shekinah Julius Mbwanbo ** Harold James Milliner **; Alysia Alvina Mongkau ***; Mirka Osorio Millan; Nathaniel Adan Pittman **; Alexandra Elena Polishchuk; Emma Elizabeth Ruppel; Natasha Lee Shelton Laura Frances Simmons; Natalie Ann Walters

Bologna, Italy
Donia Hussien Mannino **

Bridgman
Elliott James Brown *; Caleb Jordan Doehrer *; Jerica Ruth Hairston *; Alexandria Marie Mast **; Althea Rapaich; Grace Gabrielle Sanderson; Rachel Emily Scharnowske **

Buchanan
Michelle Lynn Borkowski *; Caryn Stephanie DeFreez; Kollin Levi Gallegos *; Cathy A Ganu **; Hannah Marie Hall; Victoria Lynn Hilkene-Hoffman *; Amanda Marie King *; Emily Noelle Kotesky *; Adam Michael McBride *; Caleb Chase Morse; Joshua Richard Newport **; Brandon Charles Rogers; Oscar Hernan Sanchez Jr.; Cynthia Morgan Shepardson **; Kaleb Steven Steakley; Joshua Wolfe

Cassopolis
Josilyn Joe Derda

Chicago
Aymia Alease Flowers Janelly Martinez Vanegas *; Vitaliy Pirshin *

Coldwater
Shawn Michael Johnson *

Coloma
Christine Marie Coble; Marie L Cowgill Christopher Ryan DeFord; Paige Casandra Lee Derrick; Reid Thomas Kohn; Brittany Lee Rogers **; Adara Heaven Rush; Samantha Elaine Schreiber * Julia Elizabeth Sternaman; Kersten Nichole Strunk *; Samantha Jo Ursin

Covert
Erica Morales-Alejandre

Dayton, Ohio
Isaiah James Brooks

Decatur
Matthew James Mowell **

Dimondale
Zachary Daniel Eagle

Dorr
Anna Grace Bieber ***; Jenna Lou Greis ***; Madelyn Noelle Schans *

Dowagiac
Emily Marie Dodd *; Paloma Mireles; Colin Scott Schmeling *; Amiyah N Smith *; Grace Olivia Younger

Eau Claire
Rachel Catherine Disterheft; Matthew Steven Kurland; Joshua Michael Peppel **; Serena NaLynne Sommer *; Patrice Ellen Zerafa

Edwardsburg
Alexis Rochelle Ryman; Jonah Michael Sibley

Evanston, Illinois
Anthony Myrthil **

Farmington Hills
Jordan Xavier Hogans

Fennville
Jordan Xavier Hogans; Adriana Gisselle Almanza; Kayla Nichole Brown *; Madison Lynn Dalton *; Jamiha Lucas Kammeraad *; Parker Skye Machan **; Marcus Ray Martinez; Brandon Scott McAllister *; Jan Manuel Serrato

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Erica Jean Cutter *; Robert Louis Glover III; Jaguar Richard Alabo Jackson *; DeLaina Lynn Tester

Gobles
Travis Michael King; Taylor Lynn Price

Grand Haven
Kayla Leeanndra Jones *

Grand Junction
Debbie F Brassard

Hartford
Luz M Calderon: Gerald C Daniels *; Jayme Nicole DeHaven *; Olivia Mae Kling

Holland
Tori Corrine Deur; Adriana Joy Krol; Ivannovich M Ravuth

Hopkins
Juliann Katherine Beckwith *; Kody Martin Bliek; Alexander Edward DeGraves ***; Madison Christine Douglass ***; Cassidy Estelle Finney *

Hudsonville
Payton T Carney *; Michael Christian Sibbersen ***

Ipoti Ekiti, Nigeria
Elizabeth Olukemi Adesina **

Kalamazoo
Roric Henry Cyr *; Ashley Anne Jankowski *; Trienne Michelle Miller Rebekah Burke Pipik Madeline Rose Slager **; Sydnee Nicole Wiseley

Kentwood
Fabresico Jaylen Osler

La Grange, Illinois
Susan Bixby Chilton **

Lambertville
Hunter John Nagle **

LaPorte, Indiana
Sarah Kalynn Hubbard *

Lawrence
Macy Dabicci; Abby Leigh Matheny **; Ethan Frank Payment; Cassandra Tule *

Los Angeles
Ashley Ruby Ortega

Lowell, Indiana
Abigail S Dewitt *

Marshall
Jarrett Allen DeLand

Martin
Ashley Lynn Hayes; Carissa Leigh Wemus *

Mattawan
Sara Catherine Benson *

Mishawaka, Indiana
Olivia Michelle McIntosh

New Buffalo
Korbin Pierce Fox; David Joseph Harte *; Patrick Tierney

New Carlisle, Indiana
Roman Stanley Kuntz *; Jeffrey Jack Poland *

Niles
Jeimy Adams *; Nicholas Aaron Ahlgrim *; Daniel Eyers Bates ***; Aurora Diane Brittin Michelle Lindsay Crouch; Alisha Marie DeHart * Ashlyn Jade Farmer Brandon Lee Fisher; Meagan Nicole Franch; Jacob Andrew Gondeck **; Abigail K Hays *; Faith Ann Schultz * Natalie Catherine Kessler *; Lance Wayne Kirkendall ***; Jennifer Renee Kohler **; Abby Marie Kuespert; Meghan Nichole Lahti; Sabrina Nicole Leonard *; Alisa Salviana Mazumder; Kieran Moseng *; Gabriel Ryan Newport; Alexis Raelyn Preston; Keegan Scott Rieth; Teigan Drew Seiler *; Deborah Crawford Stevens **; Josette R Suarez *; Dylan Tyler Yates

North Little Rock, Arkansas
Donovan Chad Wade-Miller

Orlando, Florida
Robin Ashley Cartwright

Ostego
Jakob Alan Baker *; Maximina Raisa Bohl *; Taryn Michale Guthrie; Bailey Ann Miller; Brooklyn Alyssa Ray *; Trena Meng Selles *

Paw Paw
Anna Maria Castelluccio

Plainwell
Lindsey Marie Greene ***; Taylor May Hughes; Brendan Steven Lewis; KC Michael Robertson *; Jayley Phoenix Streeter **; Camden Andrew Wesseldyk

Pocahontas, Arkansas
Susan Beth Strasser *

Portage
Nicole Lee Hamilton *

Pullman
Ayla Renee Borden

Rogers City
Jillian Lee McCallum Delke **

St. Joseph
Daniel Berghoff **; Alexis Robin Branch *; Madeline Lauren Dale **; Cameron M Dalrymple *; Claire Stickney Dine *; Marion Cole Dixon *; Jordyn Nicole Elsner ***; Kelly Dwan Geaney; Gabriel Arthur Harrmann *; Liliana Nicole Hart *; Tyler Jordan Hester; Brooke Alana Johnson; Justin Tyler Jones; Kevin Matthew Jones; Stephen Kietzerow; Vanessa Martin; Tina Nhi Nguyen *; Fouzia Binu Rahman **; Sydnee Louise Rogers; Eleanor Anne Breitkreuz Sanford **; Emily Paige Schulz; Hailey Nicole Smith; Kyle Alan Spear *; Noah Merritt Tanner *; Jonah Taylor; Rebecca Carrie Terris; Eric Stuart Vance *; Briana Jeanne Walsh; Bridgette Marie Waning *; Jimmy Lee Wu **; Ivy Marie Zaroff **; Nicholas Albert Zimanski *; Stephen Richard Zwar

Salem, Oregon
Keith Michael McCall

Sawyer
Damion Allen Miller; Aidan Thomas Olson

Sodus
Shannon Nicole Scott; Emily Joyce Temple *

Somerdale, New Jersey
Brianna Nichelle White

South Bend, Indiana
Solei Kim-Al Burgess; Audriana Rose Ganus; Budile Edith Muyenza *

South Haven
Danielle Marie Buhrfiend; Alexandra Marie Fester; April Ann Filbrandt *; German Gonzalez; Austin Anthony Norman *; Andrea Rayas; Bianca Rays Patricia Rayas; Ryan Vincent Ruppert; Kyla Jane Toney **; Melanie Marie Ulen; Emily Danielle Watson *; Stephanie Lynn Wines; Jeremy Charles Zimmerman; Jose Arnoldo Zuniga

Stevensville
Jonathan McClain Bowman; Sean Ryan Branch *; Spencer Makenzie Brown; Tiffany Renee Costner; Brandon James Dipert; Cory Joseph Drollinger **; Melayna Renae Elliott; Brooke Alexis Elmore **; Joseph John Halcombe **; Logan John Hollerbach *; Jacob Arlie Houser; Andrew Lambert Jager **; Ciara M Kearney; Abbey Marie Keyes; Kristina J Leoni *; Sophie Clair Paar *; Emily Kristine Schmeling; Gregory Thomas Schrubba Jr. ***; Jonathan Thomas Smith *; Karen Emily Smith **

Three Oaks
Jeremy G Bishop *; Elizabeth Marie Dzomba *; Nicholas Edward Rossman ***

Toledo, Ohio
Danielle Marissa Fry

Union Pier
Andrew James Thomas

Union Springs, New York
Lynn Marie Miller

Watervliet
LaCross Sky Baginske **; Herman Wayne Barry *; Aidita Hannah Borland *; Britany Marie Carr; Andrea Jean Collins **; Emily Diane Essmyer; Heather Nicole Frank **; William Cody Goben; Casie Elizabeth Gohr *; Augustus Jerome Hinch ***; Kiya Arabella Hudson; Serena R Kerr *; Courtney Angelique Little **; Katelynn Victoria Maruk *; Aaron Paul Snider *; Emily Sue Wright

Wayland
Sarah Christine Barnes; Michelle Ryan Konecny *; William Conrad Reurink; Keeghan Rudolph Wahlers **

West Covina, California
Paul Scott Warner

West Olive
Leah Denise Brown

Advanced Certificate Recipients

Berrien Springs
Jeff Herrman

Edwardsburg
Alexis Rochelle Ryman

South Haven
Eric Duane Burgoyne

Stevensville
Shelby Evans ***

Watervliet
Andrea Jean Collins **

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

Baroda
Cory Allen Kietzer 

Benton Harbor
DeaJaumbra Monete Melchor; Lori Ann Terrell

Blacksburg, South Carolina
Cassandra Lynn Weldon

Buchanan
Madison Renae Newport

Coloma
Jason Lee Blankenship

Eau Claire
Brigg Harrison True

Lawrence
Stephanie Lynn Arant-Truelove

Manton
Miles Kavanagh

Rogers City
Jillian Lee McCallum Delke

St. Joseph
Dmitri James Oehling; Jerold John Rosko

South Haven
Emily Danielle Watson

Watervliet
Kimberly James Adams

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