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WIU Spring 2023 College, Departmental, Honors Scholars

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Six students, who will complete their degree requirements in Spring 2023, have received the highest recognition from their colleges for their overall academic excellence by being named a College Scholar. They will be recognized at the May 2023 Commencement ceremonies in Western Hall.


Faculty in each of the University's four academic colleges; University Libraries and the Centennial Honors College select a graduating senior as the college's outstanding student. Students graduating as College Scholars have satisfied the criteria of excellence established by their individual academic college's faculty members. A Departmental Scholar is an outstanding degree candidate in an academic major as determined by the faculty in the major department. An Honors Scholar is a student in the Centennial Honors College who has completed a set of honors requirements and has achieved a grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.


Approximately 10 percent of graduating seniors achieve academic distinction, which is designated as Summa Cum Laude, highest academic distinction, with a minimum grade point average of 3.90; Magna Cum Laude, high academic distinction, with a GPA of 3.75-3.89; and Cum Laude, academic distinction, with a GPA between 3.60-3.74.


College Scholars


College of Arts and Sciences Scholar

Camryn Lynn (Macomb, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude. She is also minoring in English. Lynn is also the Liberal Arts and Sciences Departmental Scholar and a Centennial Honors College Scholar. She is involved in Western EMS and Campus Students for Christ, as well as serving as vice president and philanthropy chair of WIU's Marketing Club and organized the Sleep Out for the Homeless fundraiser. She has also volunteered for other WIU events, including the Blue Light 5K and several undergraduate student panels to answer questions for prospective students. After graduation, Lynn plans to attend the University of Illinois to earn a master's degree in health technology. She would then like to work for a large medical technology organization to "access the resources necessary to create change in our healthcare system." Lynn is the daughter of Angela and Mitch Lynn.



College of Business and Technology Scholar

Carla Flores Garcia (Barcelona, Spain) graduates with a bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology, a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and a minor in Spanish, with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude. She is also the Engineering Technology Departmental Scholar. At WIU, Garcia played on the women's basketball team, and participated in on-campus programs and activities to promote sports, physical fitness and community engagement. She also participated in food drives, Paint the Paws, and volunteering at the campus Food Pantry. Garcia also volunteered at Heartland Heath Care Center in Macomb, and with youth camps. After graduation, Garcia will pursue a master's degree in Computer Science at WIU. She plans to eventually return home to Spain and pursue a career as a professional basketball player. She would also like to start her own business. Garcia is the daughter of Carlos Flores Villena and Covadonga Garcia Gonzalez.



College of Education and Human Services Scholar

Whitney Piper (Macomb, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in exercise science with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude. She is also the Exercise Science Departmental Scholar and a Centennial Honors College Scholar. At WIU, Piper has been a member of the Exercise Science Student Association for four years, as well as serving on the COEHS Student Advisory Board and was a member of the Centennial Honors College, completing three Honors projects. Piper has also served as an advisory board member for the American Drug Free Powerlifting Federation's board of directors, and coordinating its social media and marketing, and serving as an ADFPF national judge, the youngest to ever pass the national exam. She is also headquarter director for The Ultimate Suck for Gut Check Fitness, a coach and competitor for the Salvation Army Lifting Team, a member of the Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Macomb, where she volunteers with Bible School and preparing and serving holiday meals, a

s well as serving as a member of the YMCA Circus Academy. After graduation, Piper will pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is considering specialties with geriatric or pediatric populations. Piper is the daughter of Tim Piper and Stephanie Ellison.


College of Fine Arts and Communication Scholar

Kennedy Williams (Glendale Heights, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Journalism, and a minor in advertising and public relations and sociology, with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude. She is also the Broadcasting and Journalism Departmental Scholar and a Centennial Honors College Scholar. At WIU, Williams has been a marketing and digital media integrator for the University's ROTC program, a public relations assistant for WIU Athletics, a senior news reporter and director for WIU-NEWS3; a COFAC Student Government Association Senator and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists – Student Chapter. Williams also served on the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Illinois News Broadcasters Association and the National Electronic Media Association. After graduation, Williams hopes to bring mobile testing services to underserved communities, based on an idea she pitched while serving as an intern with Walgre

ens. She would also like to become a communications specialist in the corporate sector. Williams is the daughter of Stacey Robertson and Bennett Williams.


University Libraries Scholar

Ramona Bellino (Morton Grove, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in General Studies, with minors in Sociology, Psychology and Women's Studies. She is also the General Studies Departmental Scholar. Bellino is involved with Giving Love Apostolate to the Developmentally Disabled, and is a catechist and teaching assistant in a religious special education program at St. John Brebeuf Parish in Niles, IL. She is also a volunteer at Resurrection Life Center in Chicago, and works as a Eucharistic Minister to provide eldercare services for residents with dementia, Parkinson's Disease and other disabilities. After graduation, Bellino plans to travel and continue working in eldercare in a rehabilitation center.


Centennial Honors College Scholar

Caleb Engebrecht (Milan, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering – Robotics, and a bachelor's degree in Mathematics, with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude. He is also a Centennial Honors College Scholar. At WIU, Engebrecht participated in Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, the Learning Assistant Program, the LEGO Sumobot Competition in the Quad Cities and the Student Honors Association in the Quad Cities. He is also active in the Lutheran Student Fellowship, St. John's Lutheran Church Choir and the Quad Cities Wind Ensemble. After graduation, Engebrecht plans to work as a systems engineer at Collins Aerospace in Cedar Rapids, IA. He also plans to pursue master's and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering and a possible master's degree in computational mathematics.. He would eventually like to become a professor and teach mechanical engineering and write an academic textbook in either numerical solution methods or introductory hea

t transfer. Engebrecht is the son of Brian and Christine Engebrecht.


Other scholars include (by state, county and zip code):


Illinois


Adams

Coatsburg (62325) Dustin Steinkamp, Agriculture Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

Mendon (62351) Alexus Strieker, Biological Sciences, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

Payson (62360) Abigail Gregg, Elementary Education, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Quincy (62305) Lucas Jansen, Agriculture, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Boone

Belvidere (61008) Ioana Vlase, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; Hayden Zaluckyj, Biological Sciences, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.


Bureau

La Moille (61330) Madeline Hewitt, Elementary Education, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Ohio (61349) Leah Metcalf, Anthropology Departmental Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Princeton (61356) Shaylynn Hartmann, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Cass

Beardstown (62618) Teresa Chaidez, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Departmental Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.


Champaign

Tolono (61880) Jillian Stadel, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar.


Clay

Flora (62839) Cali Wilson, Biological Sciences, Centennial Honors College Scholar; Cari Wilson, Biological Sciences, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Cook

Burbank (60459) Evelyn Garcia, Nursing, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Trine Gomez-Majthoub, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration and Psychology, Centennial Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Haley Homel, Nursing, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Chicago (60629) Berenice Ruvalcaba, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Chicago (60638) Giselle Chavez, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

Chicago (60639) Estefany Arroyo, Social Work Departmental Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Chicago (60644) Jada Thorpe, Exercise Science, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Chicago (60659) Amy Bull, Sociology, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Chicago Heights (60411) Dagoberto Montero Servin, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Cicero (60804) Vanessa Rosales, Health Services Management Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

Des Plaines (60018) Skylar Kustra, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

Elk Grove Village (60007) Jake Sersen, Fire Protection Services, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

Evergreen Park (60805) Lucas Kantzler, Finance, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

Hazel Crest (60429) Dejah Bush, Sociology, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Hillside (60162) Daniel Hernandez, Meteorology, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; Mary Sheehan, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Midlothian (60445) Reilly Dreher, Nursing, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

Norridge (60706) Sarah Mahoney, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Park Ridge (60068) Charles Janes, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

Schaumburg (60193) Lillian Draper, Nutrition and Food Service Management Departmental Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Schaumburg (60194) Timothy Worthem, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration and Cyber Security, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Crawford

Flat Rock (62427) Ashtin Guyer, Agriculture, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


DeKalb

DeKalb (60115) Emily Jovanovich, Forensic Chemistry Departmental Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


DeWitt

Clinton (61727) Emma Lux, Biological Sciences, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


DuPage

Aurora (60504) Declan Kennedy, Economics Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Downers Grove (60515) William Paveleck, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Roselle (60172) Clarissa Consoli, Musical Theatre, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Villa Park (60181) Sydney Verdino, Psychology, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

West Chicago (60185) Johana Fernandez, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar; Cole Jensen, Psychology, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Fulton

Avon (61415) Elizabeth Prain, General Studies, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Kenneth Suter, Broadcasting and Journalism, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

Canton (61520) Kristian Cumpston, History Departmental Scholar; Delaney O'Brien, Elementary Education, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Clayton Schroeder, Accountancy, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Drake Strode, Mathematics Departmental Scholar.

Cuba (61427) Melissa Jones, Psychology Departmental Scholar

Bryant (61519) Baylee Mayberry, Biology Departmental Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

Ipava (61441) Audry Branson, Biological Sciences, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Greene

White Hall (62092) Kaiden Heberling, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.


Grundy

Braceville (60407) Joseph Svoboda, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Morris (60450) Lindsey LeBlanc, Forensic Chemistry, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Hancock

Augusta (62311) Alivia Lantz, Agriculture, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

Carthage (62321) Annie Sholl, Elementary Education, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Plymouth (62367) Jonathan Byers, Computer Science Departmental Scholar.


Henry

Annawan (61234) Brooklynn Carpenter, Elementary Education, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Cambridge (61238) Joshua Stinson, English Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

Colona (61241) Annadoria Ledbetter, Elementary Education, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude; Mackenzie True, Accounting Departmental Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Kewanee (61443) Haley Heeren, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude; Nathan Konvicka, Psychology, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Ashlee Werkheiser, Information Systems, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Orion (61273) Kayla James, Social Work, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Jo Daviess

East Dubuque (61025) Tyler Hill, Finance Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Elizabeth (61028) Eve Nottrott, Human Resource Management Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

Galena (62036) Hanna Skiston, Exercise Science, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.


Kane

North Aurora (60542) Caitlin Bower, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Saint Charles (60175) Cynthia Delgado, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

South Elgin (60177) Dominik Czubaj, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Kankakee

Kankakee (60901) Aldo Hernandez, Psychology, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Kendall

Montgomery (60538) Quinn Bommelman, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Knox

Galesburg (61401) Dalton Engel, Agriculture, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Taylor Redington, Theatre Departmental Scholar; Elizabeth Runbom, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Departmental Scholar.

Gilson (61436) Case Hennenfent, Agriculture, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Victoria (61485) Amber Johnson, Nursing, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Lake

Mundelein (60060) Stephanie Fernandez, Nursing, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

Round Lake Beach (60073) Lizette Campos, Social Work, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


LaSalle

Ottawa (61350) Hector Esparza, Psychology, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Peru (61354) Ashley Bratkovich, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Lawrence

Lawrenceville (62439) Katelyn Hawkins, Sociology, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Lee

Amboy (61310) Noelle Jones, Human Resource Management, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

Dixon (61021) Megan Podkulski, Psychology, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Livingston

Pontiac (61764) Michael Fitzsimmons, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Macon

Decatur (62522) Taylor Page, Communication, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

Decatur (62526) Elora Brandon, Sociology, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Mikaila Couch, Fire Protection Sciences Departmental Scholar.



Macoupin

Carlinville (62626) Samantha Econie, Dietetics Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Madison

Troy (62294) Victoria Lynn, Musical Theatre Departmental Scholar, Communication, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.


Mason

Manito (61546) Maranda Johnson, Elementary Education Departmental Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.


McDonough

Bushnell (61422) Madison Allen, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; Billie Chadderdon, Broadcasting and Journalism, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude; Jonathan Miller, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

Colchester (62326) Erica Clark, Physical Education Departmental Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Macomb (61455) Leah Bozard, Sociology Departmental Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude; Michaela Broadwater, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Jarrett Brown, Broadcasting and Journalism, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; Keri Devolder, Speech Pathology and Audiology Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude; Queen Esekhalu, Nursing, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Jessica Fansler, Social Work, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; Ann Garcia, Musical Theatre, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Lawson John, Biology, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude; Sarah Kreiling, Biologic

al Sciences, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; Danielle Olszewski, Music Education, Centennial Honors College Scholar will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Omotola Oni, Nursing, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; Madalyn Pridemore, Music Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude; Sierra Skrypkun, Anthropology, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; Audrey Swedel, Elementary Education, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude; Jora Taylor, Social Work and Psychology, Centennial Honors College Schola, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


McHenry

Cary (60013) Veselka Kostadinov, Anthropology, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Nicholas Slomka, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Crystal Lake (60012) Allison Mattran, Nursing, Centennial Honors College Scholar.


Mercer

Aledo (61231) Bailey Kellett, Exercise Science, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Reynolds (61279) Allison Lloyd, Agriculture, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.


Morgan

Jacksonville (62650) Daisy Wood, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Ogle

Stillman Valley (61084) Haley Taylor, Nursing, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Peoria

Bartonville (61607) Jonathon Lewellyn, Emergency Management Departmental Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Edelstein (61526) Briar Hilsabeck, Chemistry, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Elmwood (61529) Cameron Howerton, Accountancy, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Peoria (61604) Elizabeth Foster, Psychology, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

Peoria (61615) Madison Brooks, Psychology, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

Trivoli (61569) Jacob Gibbs, Communication, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Rock Island

Cordova (61242) William Vaughn, Mechanical Engineering, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

East Moline (61244) Emily Fox, Elementary Education, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Hayden Richardson, Middle Level Education Departmental Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Moline (61265) Alex Sellers, Supply Chain Management Departmental Scholar; Madelyn Cunningham, Elementary Education, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; Ethan McGuire, Biological Sciences, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude; Ryan Rochholz, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; Nathanael Weber, Mechanical Engineering, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Sanjana Yerrapothu, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Port Byron (61275) Brennan Harrington, Mechanical Engineering, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Rapids City (61278) Reece Hyrkas, Mechanical Engineering Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

Rock Island (61201) Ririka Gaylord, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Brady Smith, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; David Smith, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Silvis (61282) Ella Lingafelter, Information Systems Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.


Sangamon

Springfield (62704) Joshua Behnke, Physical Education K-12, Centennial Honors College Scholar; Joseph Runkle, Music Education and Music, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Schuyler

Rushville (62681) Jordan Irwin, English, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Shelby

Shelbyville (62565) Luke Jesgarz, Agriculture, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Stark

Wyoming (61491) Jordan Sparks, Special Education, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Stephenson

Freeport (61032) Leahnashia Campbell, Social Work, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; Elizabeth Knitter, Psychology, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Tazewell

Pekin (61554) Ryan Albright, Exercise Science, Centennial Honors College Scholar; Alexandra Bassen, Bachelor of Arts in Art Departmental Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; Alexis Epkins, Elementary Education, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude; Samantha New, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Vermillion

Bismarck (61814) Cole Anderson, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude

Danville (61834) Alexis Anderson, Nursing, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Warren

Cameron (61423) Savannah Ballard, Communication Departmental Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Gerlaw (61435) Breanna Shea, Special Education Departmental Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Monmouth (61462) Diana Miranda, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


White

Norris City (62869) Baylee Sutton, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Whiteside

Morrison (61270) Linda Vanzuiden, Human Resource Management, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Sterling (61081) Emily Meltzer, Elementary Education, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; Isaiah Moorman, Psychology, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Will

Aurora (60503) Christopher Snyder, Art, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

Bolingbrook (60490) Emma Fagust, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration and Psychology, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Channahon (60410) Beth Cranston, Anthropology, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Joliet (60431) Jacqueline Mendoza, Bilingual Education Departmental Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Manhattan (60442) Molly McCauley, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

New Lenox (60451) Aaron Weseloh, Forensic Chemistry, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Plainfield (60544) Thailand Luvene, Elementary Education, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Winnebago

Cherry Valley (61016) Tya-Noelle Diwo, Biological Sciences, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

Rockford (61103) Katie Kanaan, Chemistry Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

Rockford (61107) Lynnelle Brands, Psychology, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Rockford (61114) Yousif Nasher, Engineering Technology, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Other States:


Arizona

Gilbert – Jaxx Smith, Meteorology Departmental Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


California

Santa Rosa – Erica Meyer, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Yuba City – Krista Swenson Myers, Nursing Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.


Indiana

Merrillville – Carrington Morse, Nursing, Centennial Honors College Scholar.

West Lafayette – Valerie Cambron, Musical Theatre, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.


Iowa

Arnolds Park – Hannah Butler, Economics, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Bellevue – Jebadiah Schwager, Agriculture, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

Bettendorf – Kyle Hollenback, Civil Engineering Departmental Scholar; Matthew Cullinan, Accountancy, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude; David Rash, Anthropology, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Davenport – Joe Speth, Elementary Education, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude; Sarah Wright, Liberal Arts and Sciences, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Des Moines – James Cooper Craiger, Marketing Departmental Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude

Iowa City – Maia Young, Geographic Information Science Departmental Scholar.

Keokuk – Tessie Morton, Public Health Departmental Scholar.

Wilton – Aubrey Putman, Elementary Education, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Michigan

Marquette – Nader Nouwairi, Supply Chain Management, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Minnesota

Edina – Likhitha Kancherla, Political Science Departmental Scholar, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.


Missouri

Arnold – Eleanor Foster, Forensic Chemistry, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.

Kansas City – Ahnia Lewis, Psychology, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

Rolla – Kelly Brown, Musical Theatre, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.

Wildwood – David Olejnik, Broadcasting and Journalism, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Nebraska

Elkhorn – Derek Botaletto, Communication, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


North Carolina

Cary – Nicole Miller, Management Departmental Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Ohio

Westerville – William Bebinger, General Studies, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.


Oregon

Troutdale – Chinenye Igwe, Musical Theatre, Centennial Honors College Scholar.


Texas

Granbury – Kinsey Brawner, Nursing, Centennial Honors College Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.


Wisconsin

Dousman – Jessie Connell, Exercise Science, Centennial Honors College Scholar.


International

Egypt

Cairo – Matthew Raymond Read, Mechanical Engineering, will graduate with highest academic distinction, summa cum laude.


Romania

Bucharest – Manuela Muller, Music, will graduate with high academic distinction, magna cum laude.


Turkmenistan

Ahal – Lale Saparova, Computer Science, will graduate with academic distinction, cum laude.

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