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May 2, 2011

MSU Billings marks largest graduating class ever

922 students receive degrees at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
during 84th annual ceremony

Degree Designation:

AA: Associate of Arts
AAS: Associate of Applied Science
AS: Associate of Science
B: Bachelor
BA: Bachelor of Arts
BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts
BS: Bachelor of Science
CER: Certificate
M: Master
MED: Master of Education
MS: Master of Science

Honors Designation:
***Summa Cum Laude (4.00 GPA Bachelor's Degree)
**  Magna Cum Laude (3.75 - 3.99 GPA Bachelor's Degree)
*    Cum Laude (3.50 - 3.74 GPA Bachelor's Degree)
++ High Honors (3.75 -4.00 GPA Associate Degrees and Certificates)
+   Honors (3.50 - 3.74 GPA Associate Degrees and Certificates)
#   University Honors Scholar

Students from U.S. States Other Than Montana and Wyoming Who Graduated April 30, 2011

Washington-Trace Thaxton, Health Administration; M
Washington-Raason M. Young, Liberal Studies; BS

Alaska
Petersburg-Samantha Brauer, Elementary Education; BS
Wasilla-David A. Breck, Marketing; BS

California
**South Laguna-Adam Lenz, Biology; BS
**Crestline-Stephanie Ann Mieszerski, Communication Arts (Mass); BA
+San Diego-Andrew Steven Landis, General Studies; AS
Camarillo-Marissa K. Bojorquez, Computer Desktop/Network Support; AAS
Los Angeles-Ronald R. Dorado, Music Teaching Option; BA
Brea-Tyler Daniel Hentzen, Liberal Studies; BS
San Jose-Cara L. Page, Accounting; BS
Thousand Oaks-Amanda Nicole Rolik, Athletic Training; MS
San Francisco-Corinne Schneider, Athletic Training; MS
San Diego-Megan Ann Thorne, Biology; BS

Colorado
*Lakewood-Kari Katelyn Foreman, Public Relations; BS
Grand Junction-Jennifer Lynn Boe, Marketing; BS
New Castle-Martin N. Gaither, Applied Science; B
Boulder-Rebecca Hengemuhle, Interdisciplinary Studies; MED
Arvada-Sam Kinzeler, Management; BS
Thornton-Shannon L. Payne, Human Services; BS
Greeley-Dominick Joseph Vergara, Sport, Recreation and Fitness Management; MS
Fort Collins-Jennifer Lynn Webb, Sociology; BS
Glenwood Springs-Ingrid Lynn Wussow, Public Relations; MS

Florida
Gainesville-Tra Domane Williams, Interdisciplinary Studies; MED

Georgia
*Albany-Landy L. Sears, Rehabilitation and Related Services; BS
+Albany-Landy L. Sears, General Studies; AA
Atlanta-Shannon Leigh O'Hara, Psychology; BS

Idaho
**Coeur d'Alene-James Daniel Henry, History; BA
*Bonners Ferry-Patrick Covington, General Business; BS
*Rigby-Amber Williams Wetzel, Special Education and Elementary Education; BS
Idaho Falls-Andrea L. Beckman, Athletic Training; MS
Boise-Jordan J. Fenwick, Psychology; BS
Boise-Kaleb D. Marzolf, Management; BS
Nampa-Aaron Murray, Applied Science; B
Rexburg-Colby W. Robison, General Studies; AS

Illinois
Livingston-Heathr Marie English, Nursing; AS
Elmhurst-Tiffany Lund, Athletic Training; MS

Indiana
Valparaiso-Michelle Lynn Horton, General Business; BS
Indianapolis-Christie M. Ingle, General Business; BS

Iowa
Keokuk-Barbara A. Dittmer, History; BA
Dubuque-Brian D. Laufenberg, Automotive Technology; AAS

Minnesota
**Dalton-Rachel Vander Ley, Communication Arts (Mass); BA
Roseville-Elizabeth Anne Blakeman, Human Services; BS
Excelsior-Michael K. Quast, Sport, Recreation and Fitness Management; MS

Missouri
Rosendale-Hannah Lorene Cole, Athletic Training; MS

Nebraska
Palmyra-Archie J. Smith, Health and Human Performance (Human Performance Option); BS

New Jersey
Old Bridge-Benjamin David Algava, English; BA

North Carolina
Camp Lejeune-Nicole Marie Keltner, Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling; MS
Elon-Laura Limon Nicholson, Curriculum and Instruction; MED

North Dakota
Fargo-Nicole Jean Dockter, Public Relations; MS
Bismarck-Sharon Kay German, General Business; BS
Linton-Erin Seidel, Public Relations; MS
Dickinson-Tiffany Steiner, Psychology; BS

Ohio
Beavercreek-Susanne M. Kreidler, Practical Nursing; AAS
Kingston-Hayley Ann Southworth, Public Relations; MS

Oklahoma
Yukon-Lori Daniels, Accounting; BS

Oregon
Wilsonville-Samantha Nicole Boehm, Public Relations; MS
Prineville-Stevie Lynn Howard, School Counseling; MED
Portland-Patricia Ann Platt, Liberal Studies; BS

Pennsylvania
Saint Marys-Kara Dornish, Public Relations; MS

South Dakota
Warner-Lindsey Marie Olsen, Psychology; BA
Rapid City-Brett Lee Vanderbush, Liberal Studies; BS

Texas
++Alpine-Cory Tayler Umphlett, Computer Systems Technology; AAS
Greenville-Bradley C. Castloo, Psychology; BS
San Antonio-Zachary N. Crane, School Counseling; MED
Borger-Sara Ann Hilbert, Public Relations; BS

Utah
Logan-Carly Beesley, Practical Nursing; AAS
Duchesne-Gregory Hanberg, Applied Science; B
Provo-Terran Brand Jensen, Interdisciplinary Studies; MED
Provo-Joshua Wilson Leishman, General Studies; AS

Virginia
Charlottesville-William R. Burruss, General Business; BS
Gate City-Edward Stephen Lane, Information Systems; BS
Sterling-Terry Alan Reese, Computer Desktop/Network Support; AAS

Washington
**Ridgefield-Lauren Anne Anderson, Human Services; BS
**Wilbur-Jamaica R. Moore, Biology; BA
*Federal Way-Brandon Timothy Gann, Special Education and Elementary Education; BS
*Vancouver-Carly Valentine, Human Services; BS
++Spokane-Brittany Tyra Ficek, Nursing; AS
Menlo-Michael Tyler Anderson, Construction Technology; AAS
Seattle-Brock Wilbur Christianson, Liberal Studies; BS
Moses Lake-Gaylene Cooper, Office Assistant; CER
Federal Way-Leslie N. Davis, Liberal Studies; BS
Selah-Angela LeAnne Hoy, Marketing; BS
Seattle-Sonya Kyung León, Information Systems; BS
Camas-Jason Robert Martschinske, Biology; BS
Seattle-Kelly Parsons, Public Relations; BS
Mansfield-Kimber Lee Peters, Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling; MS
Yakima-Elizabeth Quinn Rembold, Elementary Education; BS
Vancouver-Audrey D. Shuffield, Public Relations; BS
Puyallup-Whitney Marie Whittemore, Criminal Justice; BS

Wisconsin
*Johnson Creek-William J. Dickman II, Music Performance Option; BA
Wisconsin Dells-Marissa Dawn Jones, Exercise and Sport Leadership; MS

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