About 520 students were eligible to graduate at UND’s Summer Commencement Aug. 2 (includes graduate names and hometowns)

The University of North Dakota held its annual Summer Commencement Friday, Aug. 2, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks.  About 520 students were eligible to receive degrees or certificates at this year’s event. UND, each year, graduates about 2,700 students in ceremonies in May, August, and December.

U.S. Astronaut and UND alumna Karen Nyberg delivered a brief message to graduates from the International Space Station as part of the ceremony. Also, Norm Skalicky, another UND grad and legend in the banking industry, received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from UND for his long and distinguished career and lifelong philanthropy efforts. Finally, UND’s Michael Witgraff was given the school’s highest academic honor as the newest to be named a Chester Frtiz Distinguished Professor. Witgraff currently heads the music department.

The following is a list of North Dakota students who were eligible to graduate, with their hometowns in alphabetical order ( a full list of graduates and degree abbreviations is attached):

NORTH DAKOTA: Adams — Cole Larson (BBA); Arthur — Ashley Nelson (BBA); Arvilla — Daniel Johnston (BA); Belcourt — Collette Adamsen (MPA), Kelle DeCoteau (BBA); Bismarck — Allison Albers (BSCN), Nickolas Baker (BS), Jocelyn Dunnigan (PhD), Brittany Fode (BSSW), Amanda Gefroh (MS), Jessica Gilbertson (MPA), Haley Haugen (MEd), Heather Hintz (MEd), Krystal Holzer (MS), Luke Hushagen (BS), Rosann Jacobs-Fode (MEd), Brittany Johnson (BBA), Taylor Klundt (BBA), Staci Korkowski (MS), Christopher Patch (BACC), Alexandar Paulson (BS, Cum Laude), Isaac Schwab (BBA), Adam Sedlacek (BBA), Preston Wahl (BSGE & BSGEOL, Magna Cum Laude); Bottineau — Kelly Roemmich (MEd); Bowman — Brennan Dyk (MSAE), David Folske (BA); Cando — John Mickelson (BA); Devils Lake — Amanda Haugland (BA), Sarah Thomas (BBA); Dickinson — Patrick Beckman (MEd), Brooke Biederstedt (BSSW, Magna Cum Laude), Kayla Jahraus (BA); Drayton — Nicola Telbis (PhD); Edmore — David Smith (BSG); Emerado — Tondrea Freeman (BGS); Enderlin — Kayla Chesley (BSN, Cum Laude); Fargo — Gennifer Baker (MA), Kaley Buysse (MS), Casey Callaghan (BACC), Matthew Fowler (BBA), Kate Gallagher (MS), Janae Helvik (MEd), Nils-Erik Juanto Laver (PhD), Beth Kane (MS), Samantha Kearns (BSED, Cum Laude), Justin Lervik (MSW), Dylan Magrum (BSA), Ian McGurran (BBA), Katie Nechiporenko (MA), Daniel Ross (BSME), Andria Short (MSW), Jerri Westphal (BSN), Tiffany Williams-Rice (BA), Hope Wosick (MEd), Matthew Wrolstad (BACC), Ashley Zabka (MA); Finley — Linn Dockter (MEd), Flasher — Katie Crofutt (MEd); Fordville — Tina Colacicco (MSW); Grafton — Daniel Kaffar (MEd), Ashley Mathiason (MOT);

Grand Forks — Ladan Bahrainirad (MS), Matthew Bakke (MS), Lindsay Barta (BBA), Abbey Bohlman (BSSW), Katie Bosman (BSED), Kevin Buettner (PhD), Colleen Concannon (BS), Miranda Confer (MSW), Misty Dahlkoetter (BSCYTO, Cum Laude), Matthew Dearth (BA, Magna Cum Laude), Lindsay Escobar (BA), Daniel Freund (MEd), Clark Gebhard (BSA), Julia Geigle (MSW), Joshua Gilbertson (MOT), Adam Gorecki (BBA), Nialani Green (MS), Hasibul Hasan (MS), Jun He (MS), Laura Hennes (MOT), Nekaiya Herring (BSSW), Benjamin Hoefs (BSCJS), Jacqueline Hoffarth (MSW), Michael Holman (MS), Jonathan Hugg (BACC), Shane Hylton (BSPXW), Nicole Ingalls-Caley (BA), Amber Kennedy (MS), Courtney Kniert (BGS), Brandon Lommen (BSPXW), JoEllen Magnus (MA), Jason McCoy (BSCN & BSPXW), Kelly Miller (BBA), Michelle Montgomery (BSSW, Cum Laude), Nichole Nelson (BSSW, Summa Cum Laude), Kenneth Ndumbe Ngale (PhD), Linda Olson (MA), Allison Pikul (MSW), Shane Reed (BA & BSSW), Austin Salyer (BA), Sarah Schmitt (MS), Bryan Scholler (BACC), Kyle Severson (BBA), Shawna Siewert (MSW), Julie Solberg (BGS), Abigail Sorum (BBA, Magna Cum Laude), Kayla Steffen (MS), Darrin Stork (BSSW), Molly Syvertson (MEd), Alice Taylor (BSSW, Cum Laude), Nikola Todorovic (BACC), Kaylee Trottier (PhD), Kristen Votava (PhD), Jane Williams (MPA), Mary Zander (MA);

Hatton — Joseph Mehus (PhD); Hillsboro — Mihail Livitchi (BGS); Jamestown — Logan Barnett (BS), Samantha Giesler (BBA); Kenmare — Deidre Pugh (MA); LaMoure — Jill Haberman (BSCN); Langdon — Danna Nelson (BSRTS, Cum Laude),  April Waters (MOT); Lansford — Donovan Dean (BA); Lisbon — Veronica Munkeby (BSPXW, Summa Cum Laude); Mandan – Matthew Bingert (BS), Christopher Biwer (BGS, Magna Cum Laude), Denise Carlson (MS), Angela Heil (MA); Mayville — Katrina Kozojed (BBA), Natalie Larson (MS); McVille – Michael McGrath (PhD), Seth Nichols (BSRTS); Minot — Amy Knudson (MS), Kayla Morgan (BS); Mohall — Vincent Genareo (PhD); Oakes — Sage Doehler (BBA); Portland — Samantha Hanson (BS), Sarah Hovde (MS); Reynolds — Brittany Broderson (BSSW), Melissa Linneman (BSCJS, Cum Laude); Rhame — Cassandra Johnson (MEd); Rolette — Chelsey Richard (BSSW); Rolla — Danielle Sloan (MS); Rugby — Aaron Anderson (MEd); St. Thomas — Jessica Bietz (BSRTS); Streeter — Emily Wieland (BSSW); Wahpeton — Madison Yaggie (BA); Warwick – Christina Shockley (BSN), Glenda Spencer (MSW); West Fargo — Alex Roeder (MSW), Lisa Sonneman Englund (MSW), Kimberly Stulken (BSED); Williston — Aaron Dye (BSATSC), Catlin Enno (BSGEOL), Abigail Fettig (BSCN), Lanny Gabbert (MEd), Seth Knudsen (BSGE, Cum Laude); Wilton — Denise Leapaldt-Johnson (MS);

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