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News Release: LMC to award 505 degrees and certificates at May 5 commencement

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May 01, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, MI – 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, including two bachelor’s degrees, 463 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 2019 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 **
 
Stevenenvsille
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
 
Stevenenvsille
Jennifer Lynn Gorton
 
Watervliet
William John Bowie II; Cara Joy Valdes; Thomas Dylan Sniadecki