FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: June 5, 2012
CONTACT: Cathy Mentzer, Manager of Media Relations
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3178
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — At its 142nd commencement ceremony held Sunday, May 20, Wilson College conferred degrees on 121 undergraduate and graduate students, and granted 73 certificates to those completing the teacher intern program.
Approximately 900 people attended the ceremony, which was held on the college green. Wilson President Barbara K. Mistick presided over the ceremony. Speaker Linda L. Kelly, attorney general of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, addressed the graduating class and received an honorary doctorate.
The college conferred trustee emerita status on Dr. Barbara L. Tenney, former trustee and graduate of Wilson with the Class of 1967. In addition, three faculty members who are retiring received faculty emeriti status: Drs. Virginia Anderson-Stojanovic, Beverly Ayers-Nachamkin and Abdolreza Banan.
Also during the ceremony, Wilson Class of 2012 President Stephanie Bachman and class vice president Amanda Bruno presented the college with a gift from their class – a $1,740 check to furnish the campus with Adirondack chairs.
Sixteen students graduated from Wilson’s Master of Education program: Jennifer Lynn Arnold, Jobie D. Bolden, Ann L. Fague, Julie L. Franchi, Denton Lee Garman, Tiffanie April Garman, Elaine Dennis Kennedy, Sherry Marie Knox, Danielle Nicole Kostyrka, Heather Nichole Landis.
Nathan D. Myers (summer), Sara B. Myers, Lindsay J. Salmon (summer), Bethany Nicole Fleck Snyder, Laura Nicole Stotler (summer) and Jessica Renae Weibley.
Students graduating from Wilson College with bachelor’s degrees were: Brie-Anne Denise Asbury-Egolf (summer), Melissa E. Aaron, Leah Lomvula Adam, Angela Jeanne Anderson, Renee Christine Angely (summer), Stephanie Joy Bachman (summer), Laura May Beck, Emilee Anne Beidel (cum laude), Tonya Jean Bender (magna cum laude, honors in the discipline), Alyssa Jean Bernard.
Margaret Allison Barry, Heather Ann Bigler, Tina Kay Brown, Amanda Nicole Bruno, Elaina D. Buterbaugh, Jessica Lee Carpenter (summer), Emily Rae Carver, Jennifer Lynn Cepeda, Tammy Lavone Cheryl Clark, Lois L. Collingwood (cum laude).
Jennifer Elizabeth Cook, Marian Elizabeth Coughlin, Kimberly Hamilton Croft, Diane Marie Cruz, Amanda Kimberly Day (summer), Marsha A. Decker (cum laude), Jami Catherine DeVanie (summer), Michèle Katie Cozad Dix (cum laude), Helena Briana Doscher, Amelia Rae Doyle (magna cum laude).
Tessa Doyle (magna cum laude), Randy A. Ehrhart, Jennifer S. Fisher (cum laude), Cree Clark Ensley Fix, Kelly Marie Flavin (summer), Kristi Nicole Florentine, John Mark Fryzlewicz (distinction), Todd Eugene Funk (magna cum laude), C.J. (Christina Jo) Giacomini, Hayley Lynn Glass (magna cum laude).
Stephanie Greaney, Whitney Elizabeth Gress (cum laude), Alison Christine Halter, Daric Michelle Harkless (cum laude), Rebecca Lynne Harrison (summer), Whitney Jane Hawkins, Destinee Paige Hays, Melanie Elizabeth Bronson Hewes (summer), Alyssa Ann Hockenberry (honors in the discipline), Jennifer Lea Houser.
Ian Gonzales Irvin (magna cum laude), Kristan Eileen Johanson, Brooke Ashley Ketron, Michael Robin Kirkpatrick (magna cum laude), Lindsay M. Landis, Kristen Marie Leitzell (cum laude, Wilson Scholar), Brittany Elizabeth Lester (summer), Susan Elaine Little-Davies, Jing Luan (summa cum laude, honors in the discipline), Alyse B. Lynch.
Davidson Levi Mayer, Mary Elizabeth Kathryn Marrero, Erin Michelle Nickell (summer), Kayla Nichole Nunemaker (magna cum laude), Kacie Ann Oberholzer (cum laude), Jennifer M. Opal, Colleen Louise O’Reilly (summa cum laude), Ashley E. Overdorff (cum laude), Jesse Lincoln Reichert, Ciera Lynne Rhodes (cum laude).
Brinita Ashly Ricks, Katherine Elizabeth Riep (summer), Debra S. Rife (magna cum laude), Alyssa Jane Sabot (cum laude), Stephanie Allene Sapp (summer), Sierra Amber Schnable (summa cum laude, honors in the discipline, Wilson Scholar), Jennifer Mae G. Shaffer, Leslie Smarsh, Cathy M. Smedley (summer), Selena Michelle Sunderland.
Emily Joye Taylor, Christine Elizabeth Thoel, Sarah Jessica Thor (summer), Debra Lynn Tibbits, Chelsea Diane Varner (cum laude), Rachel Erin Wachter, Melissa Ann Flaharty Weitkamp, Ashley Wetzel (summer), Courtney Dawn Wolfe (summer), Genna Lynn Woodruff and Jenna Rae Yeager (cum laude).
Students graduating with associate degrees were: Lyndsy R. Ayers, Beth S. Baldwin, Kimberly J. Cordell, Crystal Ellgass (distinction), Lisa M. Gamble, Paul S. Gilbert (summer), Jason P. Henschel,
Rebekah E. Koontz (summer), Anita A. Laman (distinction), Beth Anne Mellott, Holly A. Neal, Arthur William Neil, Robert Michael Washinko Jr. and Carol Zehosky (distinction).
Teacher intern certificates were granted to the following students:
Elementary – Kellie Anderson, Stephanie Barnes, Henry Dale Bishop, Aimee L. Bleacher (summer), Kitty Bollinger, Alicia M. Bonar, Heather Egan (summer), Karen L. Ellis, Dawn Nichole Embly, Lauren Fenicle.
Tonya M. Fox, Michael Furry, Tyler Dane Graham, Pamela D. Hall, Jennifer Hornberger, Cindy Jewart (summer), Lizabeth Kurtyka, Katie Laughlin, Rick Loy, Kerry McCleaf.
Keith A. McCray Jr., Lindsay McMullen, Cassandra Miller, Ronald Owen Miller Jr., Luke Nerone, Julie Niblett, Heather L. Otstot (summer), Stacy Overcash, Shawn Peterson, Michelle Stewart.
Kimberly Scanish, Katherine M. Schoppy, Girtha Lee Scouller (summer), Joy A. Schreffler, Ann Marie Simonetti (summer), Erin McNish Staley, Lynda J. Starceski, Mary K. Sundy, Sarah Tech, Patricia Thompson (summer), Erich Ronald Vogel and Lindsay A. Wherley.
Secondary – Kathleen B. Carlisle, Sarah L. Elder (summer), Nicole Estep, Ryan Euker, Sarah Taylor-Foltz, Kendra Forney (summer), Benjamin Gordon, Matthew Hanson, Matthew B. Hillwig, Hollie I. Hinderer (summer).
Peter Joyce, Francis J. Komykoski, Justin M. Lahaza, Heather Layman, Martin S. Lebow, John Adam Linetty (summer), Machele R. Lynch, Ruthmary Zupan McIlhenny, Vincie McMullen, Margaret Murdoch (summer).
Alan Neff, Sarah Norbeck, Sondra Picciotto, Brenda Potts, Scott E. Rosenau, Jennifer Sinner, Delmar W. Sutton, Elizabeth Trostle, Amy M. Trout, Lauressa Werst and Lynn V. Williams.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Program is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.
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