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WNCC Students to Graduate on Saturday

May 10, 2017
Western Nebraska Community College holds its 85th graduation commencement ceremony May 13 at 4 p.m. inside Cougar Palace on the Scottsbluff Campus.
 
WNCC will confer degrees, diplomas, and certificates to 264 graduates from 34 communities in Nebraska, 17 states, and 16 countries.
 
Dr. Paul Gordon Brown delivers this year's commencement address, titled "It Only Takes a Tweet." Dr. Brown is a speaker and educator specializing in student learning and development's intersection with technology, social media, and design. Brown has nearly 20 years of professional experience in higher education and student affairs, most recently as Dean of Students at the Fashion Institute of Technology and as a faculty member at Boston College and Merrimack College. He currently serves as Director of Curriculum, Training, and Research for the higher education technology software company, Roompact.
 
In addition, WNCC culminates its 90th Anniversary with a post-graduation reception featuring the Drivin' Dynamics, a local band whose roots began in 1961 at the then Scottsbluff Junior College.
 
The following is the list of degree candidates.
 
Associate of Arts
 
Nebraska
 
Alliance - Susan E. Banks, Luke Herstdet
Bayard  - Mykayla Lynn Brown
Bridgeport - Kimberly Ann Mueller
Burwell - Brooke Ann Doggett
Dalton - Dani Rose McKay
Chadron - Kodi Lee Baumann, Bailey Irenaeai Lesmeister, Danea L. Ray
Chappell - Jennifer A. Blochowitz, Ashley Lynn Burr, Jaime Renee Landwehr
Colombus - Allen Joseph Brzenski
Gering - Sheldon Wayne Ackerman, Kristina M. Baker, Bethany LeeAnn Case, Peter Gene Hernandez III, Christina Ann Johns, Jeffrey Mason Johns, Ashley R. Lewis-Greer, Kelsey J. Molina, Brittney D. Morris, Koltn Robert Rowe, Donita Ann Schlaepfer, Krissy J. Shapland, Brandon Michael Wallace
Gurley - Rebekah Lynn Carlson 
Hemingford - Kelsey Jo Towne
Lodgepole - Jessica Russell
Kilgore - Lisa Ann Tabe
Kimball - Jodell R. Schulte
Minatare - Brittani K. Binder, Shannon Giffitts
Mitchell -Alison Grace Bucks, Jeremy N. Carrizales, Larissa Grace Converse, Debbie Lou Duffield, Nicole E. Houston, Kyle Andrew Kuxhausen, Roger S. McDonald, Joshua S. Moser, Abigail Victoria Peterson
Newman Grove - Heidi Reinpold
Rushville - Shayley Jean Coburn, Paige M. Eichenberger
Scottsbluff - Mercedes V. Alfaro-Bretthauer, Alexandrea Camille Bauer, Jessica Lindsey Blombstedt, Patrick Stuart Cassidy, Chad Alexander Dunkel, Jaime J. Gonzalez, Samantha Palomo Gutherless, Aaron Charles Henry, Dakota Arthur Himmerich, Isaiah James Jaramillo, Hannah Lynn Kaiser, Terrisita Klemm, Johnathan David Kurth, Tiandra Elizabeth Lively, Alexandra Jaclyn Lutz, Creighton C. Miller, Kassandra L. Perez, Sarah E. Poynter, Samuel John Rohrer, Gage Ryan Smith, Brittany Ann Suhr, Shayne M. Tower, Brittli Elizabeth Wallace, Logan Alexis Williams
Sidney - Lnay Dawn Baggs, Angela M. Borgmann, Kyle W. Burton, Jason R. Hagerman, Mariah A. Mata, Noe Palomares, Kenneth Robert Steffens

Superior - Paige Elizabeth Herrera

 
Colorado
 
Aurora - Omar Guzman, Lucas Michael Piatchek
Briggsdale - Caitlyn Grace Aguirre
Broomfield - Celyn Whitt
Commerce City - Sergio Moreno Ontiveros
Colorado Springs - Emily R. Selby
Kremmling - Julie Ann Aprill
Loveland - Shelby Ann Neubert
Severance - Brevin John Baessler

Yuma - Zujeidy Sotelo-Gallegos

Wyoming
 
Lusk - Morgan Ann Lamar
Rawlins - Kalli Feddersen

Torrington - Kaye Lynne Cunningham, Taylor Elizabeth Troxel

Other States
 
CT, Wallingford - Felipe Bustos
FL, Miami Garden - Tyrell J. Williams
HI, Hilo - Maraea Kaleinani O'Connor
IL, Matteson - Jeremy Ruffin
KS, Baldwin City - Brock Allen Randels
KS, Russel - Brandon David Bachar
NC, Salisbury - Michael Milton Connor Jr.
TX, Sweeny - Shane Henderson
UT, Logan - Jesse Rene Michel
UT, Smithfield - Janalynn Karin McKay
 
International
 
Sydney, Australia - Zackery Holland Moran
Berlin, Germany - Lara Picht
Lima, Peru - Barbara Briceno
Caracas, Venezuela - Anthony Manuel De Abreu Fernandes

Associate of Science
 
Nebraska
 
Alliance - Kristy S. Bolek, Joshua Joseph Boness, Kennedy K. Cyza, Kyle Debus, Lorena Lopez
Bridgeport - Cherry L. Cooper
Ellsworth - Kendra Nichole Bixby
Gering - Reece Austin Blanton, Molly Christine Bueide, Mikayla Danielle Butler, Riley Paul Smith, Kaylee Renae Spreier, Adrianna R. Welsh 
Gordon - Shelby Lynn Retzlaff
Harrison - Corinne Kling
Minatare - Brittany L. DeCrocker, Kathleen Ann Hedman 
Mitchell - Stephanie Lois Spurgeon, Ashley D. Trimble
Rushville - Kathleen Mary Orr
Scottsbluff - Silvia Acevedo, Ty H. Benson, Luis Daniel Delgado-Escamilla, Adam Levi Harris, Ashley Renee Kisner, Brock D. Leinweber, Alexis Monet Martinez, Lauren Brooke McAllister, Travis Daniel Mundell, James E. Murray, Shelley Ramirez, Wendy Ramirez, Juan Gabriel Rejino Jr., Alejandra Sierra Torres, Gage Ryan Smith, Alexis Grace Uttecht, Ty William Wilson
Sidney - Alexander M. Benzel

Colorado
 
Aurora - Alex Michael Achtermann, John Ryan Grasser
Broomfield - Bryanna Jean Paulson
Denver - Analece Suszonna Apodaca
Elizabeth - Stuart Allen Eurich
Highlands Ranch - Samantha T. Roe, Madison Eileen Warwick
Longmont - Cassandra Leigh Jones
Loveland - Nathan Charles Giefer
Pueblo - Shelby Hope Martinez
Thornton - Jasmie Jean Wessel
 

Wyoming
 
Cheyenne - Isaac J. Taylor, Lincoln Eqequial Trujillo
Evanston -  Ian Daniel Fisher
Huntley - Chase Tanner Cushmann
 
Other States
 
CA, Elk Grove - Austin Tyler Payne
FL, Miami - Jonathan Fidel Bermudez
Honolulu, HI - Alwaise K. Villa
NV, Las Vegas - Lauren Taylor Oxford
SD, Belle Fourche - Janie J. McAmis
TX, Katy - Trent McKenna Findley
UT, West Jordan - Payten Elyse Davies
 

International
 
Porto-Novo, Benin - Akofa Fiona Ines Zannou
Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Matheus Campos Ferreira
Banjul, The Gambia - Musa Bah
Bijelo Polje, Montenegro - Sladjana Rakovic
Milton Keynes. United Kingdom - Michael New
Istanbul, Turkey - Zeynep Melike Canbaz

Associate of Applied Science
 
Dalton - Kelsey M. Westman
Gering - Amber Renee Andrews
Gurley - Cody D. Armbruster
Hay Springs - Margaret Katherin Scherbarth
Hershey - Cheryl Boggs
Kimball - Rosemarie Dianne Russell
North Platte - Samantha J. Zirnig
Scottsbluff - LeAnn Cassidy Barber, Bobbie Jo Haverick-Kinney, Heather Lynn Kaufman-Beguin

Colorado
 
Littleton - Erin Renee Baum

Monument - Denise Rae Lee

Yuma - Erik Adrian Nevarez Maldonado
 
Other States
 
GA, Atlanta - Ryan L. Daniels
SD, Huron - Kellen Bryant Hood
 
International 
 
N'djamena, Chad - Emery Wilson Doradji Niahma

Associate of Occupational Studies
 
Alliance - Jeffrey J. Heckmann, Brian J. Shores
Gering - Molly Christine Bueide, Juan Pablo Rivera Jr.

Scottsbluff - Bryce Meier, David Daniel Olmstead

Sidney - Amanda K. Hart, Taylor J. Lukesh
Stapleton - Cody W. Sierks
Valentine - Kethan Mercure
 
Wyoming
 
Cheyenne - Kristopher K. Barrett
Guernsey - Bailey Roth

Other States
 
SD, Rapid City - Jeffrey P. Bauer

TN, Bristol - Woo Joo Lee 

International
 
Seoul, South Korea - Eom Daeho, Seungin Kim, Younghwa Kim

Associate Degree Nursing
 
Nebraska
 
Alliance - Shelby Leigh Grimes, Tonya K. Haller
Chadron - Emily F. Morrow
Gering - Cassandra M. Lucio, Jennifer Kay Moreno
Harrisburg - Niki L. McDonnell
Kimball - Sarah Stull
Hastings - Hannah Rae Loudon
Scottsbluff - Connor J. Ehler, Ashley Renee Kisner, Brooke R. Vogt
Sidney - Courtney Joplin
 

Wyoming 

 
Torrington - Melissa J. Urbanek
Other States
 
CA, Huntington Beach - Sharon Anna-Marie Hill
 
International
 
New Brunswick, Canada - Amanda Hickey-Gaukel

Lagos, Nigeria - Eniola Yetunde Olanrewaju

Certificates
 
Nebraska
 
Alliance - Ezequeil B. Ward
Bayard - Chellani C. Parriott
Bridgeport - Veronica P. Pruneda, Jeremy R. Torres
Chappell - William J. Lohman
Gering - Tyler Fulk 
Minatare - Kathleen Ann Hedman
Omaha - Aaron S. Thompson
Schuyler - Andrew M. Buckmaster
Scottsbluff - Travis J. Albertz, Christian Isaac Barajas Villanueva, Mitchell Tanner Clark, Logan J. Kessler, Jason James Palomo, Hunter D. Staman, Cory Whittaker
Sidney - Joshua M. Baker, Lisa M. Christensen, Andrew Herz, Patrick D. Neal
 
Colorado
 
Burlington - Bryan Campbell
Elizabeth - Corbin Allen Kloppenberg
Julesburg - Edgar Villalobos
Otis - Kacee L. Christensen
 
Wyoming 
 
Laramie - Lee D. Slinger
Rock Springs - Bradley A. Phillips

Other States
 
AZ, Bullhead City - Tiffany Harms
SD, Lemmon - Brooklynn S. Skjoldal
 
International
 
Hongcheon-Gun, South Korea - Hwang Dongchan

Diplomas
 
Nebraska
 
Alliance - Tirah L. Cox, Ricardo Garza, Yadira L. Garza, Tara B. Grieser, Jennifer A. Jensen, Heather J. Jones, Ashley N. Peterson
Crawford - Candace L. Staman
Dalton - Megan R. Jensen
Gering - Rikki Harden, Jasmyn C. Smith
Mitchell - Ashleigh J. McCarthy
Oshkosh - Jacob A. Ashmore
Scottsbluff - Alexander James Godfrey, America Parra, Alicia A. Rosas, Tarkang Bessem Tabe E, Rebecca Jean Zitterkopf
Sidney - Ashley Kay Kerbel

Colorado
 
Julesburg - Kaysha Raelynne Hale
Lusk - Jacob Wayne Robinson
Wray - Lukas Bracelin

Wyoming
 
Glendo - Preston K. Meier
Veteran - Augusta Rose Jurek

Other States
 
MA, Groton - Ivan Kenneth Hoyt

NJ, Avenel - Storm McRae
 
International
 
Bridgetown, Barbados - Natasha Latoya Ekomaye
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Feven H. Gebremeskel