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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College president E. LaVerne Epp conferred baccalaureate degrees upon 106 graduates during the college’s commencement ceremonies May 22 in Memorial Hall. All degrees were granted on that date unless another is listed. * Cum Laude: 3.500-3.649 G.P.A. ** Magna Cum Laude: 3.650-3.799 G.P.A. ***Summa Cum Laude: 3.800-4.0 G.P.A.

Graduate -- Hometown -- Major(s)

BACHELOR OF ARTS Russell Paul Adrian** -- Butterfield, Minn. -- Mathematical Sciences, Music Bethany Joy Amstutz -- Hillsboro -- Theater Montrell Lavon Butcher -- Dallas, Texas -- Psychology Amber Dawn Celestin*** -- Maize -- Elementary Education (12/04) Nancy Jo Crabtree -- Newton -- Psychology, Restorative Community Justice Miranda Jane Crile* -- Mt. Pleasant, Iowa -- Bible and Religion, Music Henry James Dick -- Bloomington, Ill. -- English, Theater Crystal Lynn Doerksen** -- North Newton -- Music (2/05) Zachary B. Eddy -- Dodge City -- Biology (7/05) Travis John Friesen*** -- Aurora, Neb. -- Biology Giovanni J. Garofalo -- Newton -- Psychology Andrew Goering Gingerich -- Albuquerque, N.M. -- History David Kurtz Goering -- Hesston -- Art (7/05) Shelley Renée Gruenbacher*** -- Colwich -- English Benjamin Kyle Gundy** -- Bluffton, Ohio -- English Shelby Renée Hancock -- Wichita -- Natural Sciences Christopher Dominick Hardin -- Dallas, Texas -- Art David Scott Hasegawa -- Sanger, Calif. -- Bible and Religion Jared Colin Hawkley -- Homewood, Ill. -- English Ian Kevin Huebert -- Henderson, Neb. -- Art Leah Diane Larson -- Clay Center -- Art (7/05) Michael Alex McKitrick -- Albuquerque, N.M. -- German, Music (7/05) Julie Lynn Miller* -- Inman -- Art (7/05) Jesse Zerger Nathan*** -- McPherson -- Bible and Religion, History Gina Ann Neill -- Hesston -- Communication Arts Kenton Lee Nickel -- Goessel -- Natural Sciences Kelley Maureen O’Reilly*** -- Mountain Lake, Minn. -- Psychology Jesse Levi Overright* -- Normal, Ill. -- Computer Science, Natural Sciences Joseph Paul Schroeter Penner** -- Reedley, Calif. -- Global Peace and Justice, Spanish Amanda Helen Regier*** -- Haven -- Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics Daniel Paul Regier*** -- Newton -- Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics Elizabeth Joy Rempel* -- Newton -- Psychology Bryce Alan Roth -- Milford, Neb. -- History Alyssa Marie Rumple -- Valley Center -- Spanish Jill Raylene Schmidt** -- Whitewater -- Social Work Kara Jenae Schmidt -- Newton -- Elementary Education, English Christopher Michael Shaw -- Peabody -- Music (2/05) Bryan Kent Stucky*** -- Garden City -- Biology (2/05) Eric Ryan Stucky** -- Galva -- History Lauren Electa Symmonds** -- Emporia -- Psychology Anastassia N. Tikhonova*** -- Moscow, Russia -- Natural Sciences Anna Elizabeth Weaverdyck -- Ann Arbor, Mich. -- Spanish Elizabeth Ann Zerger*** -- McPherson -- English

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Jayson Wade Artaz -- Wichita -- Elementary Education Jason S. Baker -- Dallas, Texas -- Business Administration (7/05) John M. Bjerum -- Mountain Lake, Minn. -- Social Work Rachel Marie Combs -- Inman -- Social Work Joanna Christine Dreier -- Hesston -- Social Work (2/05) Michelle Jan Dyck*** -- North Newton -- Elementary Education Rafael Feijo -- Lima, Peru -- Computer Science Ryan M. Gerber -- Beatrice, Neb. -- Chemistry (7/05) Edward Aaron Goering -- Great Bend -- Computer Systems Administration (2/05) Kristeen Joy Goering*** -- Moundridge -- Elementary Education Mark Andrew Goering -- Pratt -- Social Work Lacey Jane Graber -- Marion, S.D. -- Business Administration Kristopher Robert Hiebner* -- Hampton, Neb. -- Chemistry Tony Allen Hoops* -- Byron, Neb. -- Health Management Reginal C'André Johnson -- Oakcliff, Dallas, Texas -- Business Administration Sherie Ann Klassen -- Goessel -- Human Services Mary Kathryn Liechty*** -- Mount Pleasant, Iowa -- Athletic Training (7/05) Ryan M. Lohfink** -- Holcomb -- Business Administration Robert Joe Lopez -- North Newton -- Elementary Education (7/05) Jonathan Matthew Mullinix -- Wichita -- Restorative Community Justice (12/04) Dennis Nguyen** -- Wichita -- Chemistry (2/05) Sally Jean Nietfeld*** -- Home -- Health Management Chris P. Noyes -- Newton -- Health Management Jason Lee Ramey -- Newton -- Computer Systems Administration (2/05) Jill Esther Rundquist -- Randolph -- Business Administration Aeneva Marie Sadiq -- Halstead -- Chemistry Jabulani Mwaafrika Sentwali -- Wichita -- Social Work Emily A. Smith -- North Newton -- Social Work Angela Christine Springer -- Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Business Administration Kevin Kewone Starr -- Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Elementary Education (7/05) Greta Jane Steingard -- Henderson, Neb. -- Social Work David James Stucky*** -- Moundridge -- Business Administration, Restorative Community Justice Lance Michael Tally* -- Madison -- Accounting, Business Administration Megan Elaine Weaver -- Newton -- Elementary Education Kristen Marie Yarrow -- Clay Center -- Business Administration

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING Tara Michelle Baldwin* -- Salina Erin Ruth Bartel -- Hillsboro Kara Elise Bartell -- Halstead Koretta M. Butler -- Wichita Cristen Michelle Cleland -- Erie, Colo. Katie Adele Cooprider -- Mount Hope Charlee Marie Cyrus -- Goddard Erin Rae Dinkel -- Kansas City, Kan. {} Libbey M. Dugan** -- Wichita Erin Lynn Fasnacht -- Hutchinson Tiffany Layne Garofalo -- Newton Melanie Ann Graber* -- Newton Marci Marie Gray -- Wichita Michelle Erin Hall*** -- Newton Charisse Christina Hutton -- Wichita {} Stephanie Denise Jackson* -- Thomas, Okla. (12/04) Amber Michelle Jost -- Hillsboro (7/05) Becky Cherié Jantz Klein -- Hillsboro Vanessa Christine Konrade -- Rozel Rebecca Michelle Krase -- Hutchinson Amanda Dyan Lea -- Wichita Rachel M. Medlam -- Andale Leslie S. R. Miller -- Newton Nathan Allen Moyer -- Deer Creek, Okla. Vanessa Anne Porter -- Beaver City, Neb. Laura Ann Ratzlaff** -- Newton Renea Olivia Rinker -- Wichita Stephanie Alice Sadiq -- Wichita (7/05) Djoanna Paula Sanchez -- Wichita Velvet Ann Taylor -- Andover

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Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and in 2004 was named a Top Tier college by U.S. News & World Report for the 7th straight year. For more information, see the Bethel web site at www.bethelks.edu.

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