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Wilson College Graduates 104 in 141st Commencement Ceremony

Posted: May 27, 2011

5/27/2011 At its 141st commencement ceremony held Sunday, May 22, Wilson College conferred degrees on 104 undergraduate and graduate students, and granted 78 certificates to those completing the teacher intern program.
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DATE: May 27, 2011
CONTACT: Cathy Mentzer, Manager of Media Relations
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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – At its 141st commencement ceremony held Sunday, May 22, Wilson College conferred degrees on 104 undergraduate and graduate students, and granted 78 certificates to those completing the teacher intern program.

Approximately 900 people attended the ceremony, which was held on the college green. Wilson President Lorna Duphiney Edmundson presided over the ceremony. Speaker Hazel Henderson - an evolutionary economist, futurist and leading advocate for sustainable and ethical development - addressed the graduating class.

The college conferred honorary doctorates on Henderson and the Rev. James D. Brown, pastor of Harrisburg’s Market Square Presbyterian Church and a former Wilson trustee. The college conferred trustee emerita status on former trustee Carol Schaaf Heppner, Wilson Class of 1964.

Wilson College President Lorna D. Edmundson, who is retiring in June after 10 years, was honored with the conferring of president emerita status. In addition, new Wilson Board of Trustees Chair John W. Gibb announced that the atrium in the Harry R. Brooks science complex is being named the Lorna Duphiney Edmundson Atrium “in recognition of her tireless efforts on behalf of Wilson College.” He said the naming was underwritten by Linda Kaley Erkelens, a 1964 Wilson graduate.

Also during the ceremony, Wilson Class of 2011 President Alaina Hofer and class secretary Elizabeth Bush presented the college with a gift from their class – a $1,010 check for the Wilson Fund.

Seventeen students graduated from Wilson’s Master of Education program: Meagan Irene Brockway, Tisha Dawn Burkholder, Jean Ann Chilcote, Ginger Michele Gates, Denylu A. Knox, Deborah Lynne Koch, Amy Miller, Michelle Lee Niebauer, Michele M. Painter, Amber Javette Pereschuk.

Katie Leann Rubeck, Catherine Garling Shenk, Constance Faith Speck, Adrienne Renee Mertz Stoner (summer), Megan Sue Tracey, Samantha Rae Vance and Nina May Wolfe.

Students graduating from Wilson College with bachelor’s degrees were: Michael J. Albert (cum laude), Kiah Marie Berman (summer), Elise Christine Bricker (cum laude), Jessaca F. Campbell (cum laude), Megan Katherine Clark (cum laude), Ute F. Cline (summer), Monica Ellen Davis Cornett (cum laude), Janessa Lynne Demeule, Fayth Y. Glotzer, Lori Harris-Brocious.

Alaina Gwen Hofer, Alynn M. Kessinger, Nina Catherine Leon (summer), Xiaomeng Li (magna cum laude, honors in the discipline), Heather D. Madden (cum laude), Donald Strayer Mohler, Tara LeAnn Mouk, Melissa C. Murphy, Rochelle Diana Plummer, Amanda Lynn Provo.

Amina Saidou Assane, John Paul Schaffer (summa cum laude), Judith K. Scriptunas (magna cum laude), Deon L. Seeman, Christina Nicole Shick, Andrew Palmer Slaybaugh (cum laude), Sheryl R. Snider (cum laude), Ryan D. Stouffer, Teslote Eyob Tadesse (cum laude), Nicole Jean Twigg.

Katharine LeFevre Voldstad (cum laude), Stephanie J. Yeager (summer), Leah Lomvula Adam (summer), Jill A. Albrecht (summer), Katelyn Joy Alleman, Shawn Lynn Baker, Marsha Sue Baylor, Shannon Leih Brownson, Elizabeth Ann Bush (summa cum laude), Christal A. Champion.

Falon Leigh Clark, Kristen Karen Cooper, Natasha Lynn Cressler, Megan Kenny Dennis, Jessica M. Domanico (magna cum laude, honors in the discipline), Sarah Rose Evers, Lindsay Anne Fiedler, Adrianne Janel Gregory (magna cum laude), Alison Christine Halter (summer), Naomi Lynne Hedrick.

Karen Brigitte Herman, Chelsi Ottilie Hornbaker, Heather Nichole Ishman (cum laude), Sara Campbell Isner, Megan Elizabeth Keys, Mariam Khalifeh (summa cum laude, honors in the discipline), Susan Elaine Little-Davies (summer), Tasha Luckenbaugh, Margo A. Luke (cum laude), Janice L. Lykens.

Sarah Ashley Martin, Tara Danielle Mayhew (summer), Amy Jo McCoy, Kimberly Ann McNamee, Adrienne Chelsea Mitchell, Elizabeth Anne Musgreave, Alia D. Oberst, Monique Merilyn Paré (summa cum laude, honors in the discipline), Megan Lian Pauley, Christina M. Raskay (cum laude), Caitlin Elizabeth Reich (summer).

Melissa L. Ruby (cum laude), Kelly Russell (summer), Christina J. Sauter Vosburgh (cum laude), Erica Dawn Seese (cum laude), Brittany Marie Shadrach (summer), Kira Jonelle Stone, Ashley Nicole Stump, Alexandra Elizabeth Thorpe (magna cum laude), Jennifer Tucker (summa cum laude, honors in the discipline), Jessica Erin Tucker, Natalya V. Yashina and Olivia Rochelle Yusz.

Students graduating with associate degrees were: Michael Robin Kirkpatrick (distinction), Carri J. Weimer, Donna R. Johnston (distinction) and Adria A. Spikes (distinction).

Teacher intern certificates were granted to the following students:

Elementary – Tonya Ake, Angela Bond, Jessaca Campbell, Megan Clark, Monica Cornett, Karen Cracium, Elizabeth Cramer, Megan Crumbacker, Keirsten Davidson, Shannon Dile.

Petra Elsen, Dorothy Fawks, Michaela Farrell, Keith Garrigan, Michelle Grove, Jeffrey Howe, Max Jamelli, Sharon Kaercher, Kathryn Kane. Lorrie Beth Kawich.

Rose Mary Kays, Emily Lemay, Emily Larimore, Heather Madden, Paula Marshall, Jennifer McClay, Heidi McMath, Lorraine Mitchell, Tara Mouk, Stephanie Nunemaker.

Erin O’Leary, Jane Schaeffer, Kristen Showalter, Andrew Slaybaugh, Cory Spence. Kathleen Stimpson-Willuhn, Melissa Thompson, Geralyn Umstead-Singer, Melissa Wagner, Beth Weaver.

Thomas Whitmyer, Stephanie Wiley-McCleary and Michelle Williams.

Secondary – Lee Ambrose, Kimberly Binkley, Michael Breslin, Carole Renae Brown, Lacie Buxton, David Chlebowski, Ashley Coleman, Laura Cutshall, Karen Davis, Kimberly Edwards.

Rosario Eppley, Matthew Fargen, Kathryn Fotheringham, Timothy Groth, Jamie Halko, Robert Harvey, Brad Horgos, Sandra Jaquette, Heather Jarmer, Matthew June.

Lorriene Kelly, Melinda Kierzkowski, Frank Komykoski, Danielle Kreiger, Jennifer Langen, Shawn Lilley, Lindsey Lyons, Christine Maxwell, William Maxwell, Billie Jean Miller.

Anthony Natale, Lisa Newman, Jessica Newman-Doubell, Karen O’Dowd, Amanda Provo, Craig Reber, Joshua Roth, Joanna Ruderman, Deon Seeman, Chad Shipp.

Joe Tesoriero, Jennifer Vogelsong, Kenneth Welsh and Toni Whelan.

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Wilson is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission also includes women and men enrolled in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by its Honor Principle and distinguished by a commitment to

transformative student growth, Wilson College prepares all of its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership and humane stewardship of our communities and our world.

Wilson, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 fields, teacher certification for college graduates and a master’s degree in education. This year, Wilson enrolled nearly 800 students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries.

Last Updated: June 30, 2011