The following area students received bachelor’s degrees, or degrees as noted, following the 2016 spring semester at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater: from Waukesha — Hannah Shilts, sociology, KullenCook, communication, Corey Kotz , magna cum laude, business administration in accounting, BreannaFrankenberg, chemistry, Emily Gallo, magna cum laude, communication, Matthew Palzkill, master’s in business administration, Marie Wilke, magna cum laude, finance, Colleen Naegele, master’s in counseling, William Schultz, cum laude, education in mathematics, Kyle Rust, integrated science business, Cassandra Horn, media arts and game development, Daniel Pease, liberal studies, Andrew Firkus, magna cum laude, computer science, Ryan Allen, marketing, Nicole Wysocki, social work, Katelyn Gonyo, cum laude, communication, Jacob Lancaster, sociology, Brandon Radmer, finance, Colin Peterson, summa cum laude, finance, Eric Koch, magna cum laude, information technology, Derrick Wood, associate in associate of arts, Hansen Hillmer, communication, Charles Smart, communication, Emilie Grunfelder, elementary education, Nicole Neidinger, communication sciences and disorders, Emily Suchecki, summa cum laude, special education, Wyeth Paine, chemistry, Taylor Niemczyk, psychology, Kevin Weber, physical education, Brandon Hanke, sociology, Valerie Schmidt, communication sciences and disorders, Zachary Jarecki, master’s in business administration, Amy Krumenacher, master’s in counseling, Kelsey Mattek, master’s in accounting, David Otto, chemistry, Erica Smith, summa cum laude, physical education, Elizabeth Strutz, psychology, Elizabeth Dieringer, finance, Keli Gastrow, marketing, Mark Mcaloon, magna cum laude, marketing, Eric Zilisch, magna cum laude, general business, Alyssa Hammes, summa cum laude, media arts and game development, Meghan Murray, master’s in counseling, Cory Dunkovich, marketing, Nicholas Domach, master’s in business administration, Brittany Houk, communication, Michael Richter, associate in associate of arts, Robert Hoeft, magna cum laude, marketing, Lindsy Heider, magna cum laude, general management, Ryan Gerhartz, criminology, Chloe Rettinger, magna cum laude, history, Lukas Gessay, cum laude, biology.


The following area students received bachelor’s degrees, or degrees as noted, following the 2016 spring semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: from Waukesha — Amanda Applequist, marketing, Anna Ballweg, master’s in social work, Michael Blankenship, political science, Zachary Bloomdahl, sociology, Connor Braun, finance, investment and banking, management and human resources, Nicholas Brazzoni, journalism, Nina Comiskey, horticulture, graduated with highest distinction, Joseph Dennert, master’s in engineering, Danielle Dutelle, journalism, Thomas Erdmann, civil engineering, Olivia Fahey, pharmaceutical sciences, graduated with distinction, John Fang, master’s in general management, Trevor Franda, finance, investment and banking, graduated with distinction, Katherine Garnier, master’s in communication sciences and disorders, David Golz, psychology, Megan Hoehnke, master’s in accounting,  Joseph Janz, biology, graduated with distinction, Cassandra Jones, economics, Shannon Jones, art, graduated with distinction, Kristine Kammers, master’s in accounting, Andrew Keal, kinesiology, Mercedes Kile, economics, history, Lacey Kimpel, master’s in social work, Kevin Koenigs, economics, Matthew Kovars, computer engineering, graduated with highest distinction, Ian Kraus, biochemistry, Thomas Kuhn, computer engineering, Tyler Kupsky, biology, Julia Lindberg, dance, Michael Lohr, biomedical engineering, Amber Mccarthy, nuclear engineering, Megan Mcdonnell, elementary education, special education, graduated with distinction, Molly Mentzer, materials science and engineering, Elizabeth Meyrose, personal finance, Emily Nelson, Spanish, Krista Nelson, doctorate in physical therapy, Richard Nelson, computer sciences, David Nestingen-Palm, astronomy, physics, Patrick O'Grady, science with comprehensive honors, biology, graduated with distinction, Joel Pollen, nursing, graduated with distinction, Molly Pugh, journalism, graduated with distinction, Jeremy Rake, economics, Steven Ripley, philosophy, theatre and drama, Taylor Rozman, psychology, Spanish, graduated with distinction, Rahul Saini, master’s in general management, Ian Scott, mechanical engineering, Thomas Shafer, computer sciences, Rebecca Smith, biological systems engineering, Savanna Spaulding, nursing, Deisha Stanke, master’s in marketing, Tyler Tannis, communication arts, political science, Courtney Thom, master’s in social work, Michelle Tollakson, doctorate in physical therapy, Carly Trapp, microbiology, Anthony Vaichinger, life sciences communication, Alyssa Vanchena, accounting, graduated with distinction, Tyler Vermey, industrial engineering, Ashley Weiss, nursing, Amy Wielgus, retailing and consumer behavior,  Kyle Williams, mechanical engineering, Kathryn Wollenweber, industrial engineering, Rachel Wood, English, graduated with distinction, Brittany Wright, nursing, Kristin Wypiszynski, history.

Fort Hays State

Katrina Rose Leonard of Waukesha graduated with a master’s degree in social entrepreneurship from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas in the spring 2016 semester.


Bridget McCaffery of Waukesha was named to the spring 2016 dean’s list at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

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