Adrian College Congratulates Graduates of Winter Commencement

Adrian, MICH – On behalf of President Jeffrey R. Docking, Adrian College is pleased to present its most recent graduates. In an intimate ceremony, with family, friends and members of the College community present, 48 students received their diplomas. Graduates are listed below in alphabetical order, along with their hometowns and degrees earned.

Trevor Alger, Bachelor of Music Education (Music Education, K-12 Education), magna cum laude, Grass Lake, MI

Nichole Leigh Baldwin, Bachelor of Arts (Biology), Ludington, MI

Aaron Jay Baum, Bachelor of Arts (Social Studies, Secondary Education), cum laude, Rives Junction, MI

Jenna Faye Borck, Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing), Clayton, MI

Michele Lee Cheser, Bachelor of Arts (Exercise Science / Business Administration), magna cum laude, Adrian, MI

Olivia Lauren DeCiantis, Bachelor of Arts (Exercise Science, Pre-physical Therapy), cum laude, Clawson, MI

Alysha M. Drouin, Bachelor of Arts (Physical Education), Carunna, Ontario, Canada

Thomas Dean Fauver, Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration), Onsted, MI

Kalon Robert Foss, Bachelor of Arts (Exercise Science), Okemos, MI

William Timothy Franz II, Bachelor of Arts (Biology), Memphis, MI

Dana Ann Funkenhauser, Bachelor of Arts (Physical Education), Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Lauren Michelle Hebda, Bachelor of Science (Interior Design), summa cum laude, Brighton, MI

Alison Katherine Hedgcock, Bachelor of Arts (Exercise Science), Union City, MI

Nicholas Walter Hiser, Bachelor of Arts (Media Arts), Dexter, MI

Rachel Mary Holbrook, Bachelor of Arts (Biology), Adrian, MI

Rachel Lee Husen, Bachelor of Arts (Exercise Science/Psychology), Sterling Heights, MI

Rebecca Helen Jobin, Bachelor of Arts (Social Studies/English, Secondary Education), cum laude, New Port, MI

Jenna Lynn Kegler, Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice), Armada, MI

Tessa Abraham Kellar, Bachelor of Arts (English, Secondary Education), Novi, MI

Bernadette L. Killion, Bachelor of Arts (Exercise Science), cum laude, Waldron, MI

Kimberley J. Kruger, Bachelor of Music Education (Music Education, K-12 Education), summa cum laude, Monroe, MI

Lukas Sungsoo Kusisto, Bachelor of Arts (History), Adrian, MI

Eric G. Lindstrom, Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), Lansing, MI

Sherry Loraine Linton, Bachelor of Arts (Biology), Warren, MI

Christopher Paul Ludwig II, Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Marketing), Warren, MI

Rebecca Carol Machovec, Bachelor of Arts (English Literature), magna cum laude, Sandusky, OH

Steven M. Mauk, Bachelor of Arts (Exercis Science), summa cum laude, China, MI

Logan Nicholas Mitseff, Bachelor of Business Administration (Management), Shelby Township, MI

Lindsey Jeanne Ohmer, Bachelor of Social Work (Social Work), Albion, MI

Joseph Francis Partyka, Bachelor of Arts (Communication Media Arts), Detroit, MI

Brittney Nicholette Saull, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Studio Art), Oregon, OH

Laura Ann Scherer, Bachelor of Arts (Social Studies, Elementary Education), Monroe, MI

Jessica Lynn Shovan, Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics), Warren, MI

Rebecca A. Spicer, Bachelor of Arts (English Writing), Midland, MI

George Joseph Stauch, Bachelor of Arts (International Business / Political Science), Lapeer, MI

Joshua S. Teeter, Bachelor of Arts (Biology), Niles, MI

Peter Joseph Tomasek, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology / Journalism), summa cum laude, Roscommon, MI

Barbara Emily Trotter, Bachelor of Arts (English, Elementary Education), summa cum laude, Grand Rapids, MI

Samara Smidt Tumonong, Bachelor of Science (Interior Design), Rockford, MI

Matthew Tuttle, Bachelor of Business Administration (Management), Livonia, MI

Kylie Noelle Von Arx, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), cum laude, Brighton, MI

Bruce Patrick Walker, Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Management), Tecumseh, MI

Brittany L. Ward, Bachelor of Music Education (Music Education, K-12 Education), Royal Oak, MI

Brandy L. Waynick, Bachelor of Arts (Elementary Education), magna cum laude, Adrian, MI

Amy Katherine Winberg, Bachelor of Music Education (Music Education, K-12 Education), summa cum laude, Hessel, MI

Samantha Tess Wylie, Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Berkley, MI

Jeffrey Daniel Terrence Young, Bachelor of Science (Geology), magna cum laude, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Traditionally, “summa cum laude,” “magna cum laude,” and “cum laude” are used on diplomas to grant three special honors for grades above the average.  Summa cum laude means “with highest praise” and represents a graduate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 and above. Magna cum laude means “with great praise” and represents a graduate with a cumulative grade point average between 3.65-3.79. Cum laude means “with honor” and represents a graduate with a cumulative grade point average between 3.5-3.64.