College graduates, Dean’s List, honors

Staff report

The following area residents have been honored by their respective colleges and universities:

Northwest State Community College celebrated the 2017 graduating class at its 47th Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony recognized over 320 graduates who completed an Associate degree or certificate program with the College during fall, spring or summer term.

Area graduates include:

Allied Health and Public Service: Hailey L. Zimmerman, Delta.

Arts and Sciences: Dylan-Alexander B. Roman, Delta; Alyson K. Starr, Delta.

Business: Dan Johnson, Delta.

Engineering Technology: Michael D. Vershum, Delta.

Nursing: Atul A. Sadhwani, Swanton; Martha L. Simon, Delta.

NSCC also released its spring Dean’s List. An asterisk denotes a 4.0 GPA for both part-time and full-time students.

Delta: Amanda Baker*, Hannah Barnhart*, Katherine Clawson*, Matthew Dominique *, Elizabeth Finney*, Christine Fouty, Lane Heck*, Amy Huffman*, Dan Johnson*, Troy Lind*, Andrew Louy, Danield McNamara, Olivia Metzger*, Alexander Munger*, Bradley Tonjes*, Michael Vershum*, Shaunte Wolfinger*, Hailey Zimmerman*.

Swanton: Joshua Adcock*, Kaitlyn Anderson*, Chase Avalos*, Alison Burch*, Benjamin Burke*, Tanner Callicotte*, Garrett Chandler*, Cydney Christensen*, Christian Dawe*, Helena Driver*, Zachary Dziengelewski*, Jacob Eisel, Morgan Eitniear*, Hallie Garza*, Duyane Goings *, David Hartford*, Sabryn Height*, Deanna Herr*, Anthony Howard*, Noah Johnston*, Janelle Knisel*, Nicholas Koback*, Noah Kokensparger*, Cassandra Kosier*, Jarrett Macek*, Cailey McArthur*, Hayley McMahan*, Kaitlyn Merritt*, Weston Miller*, Allison Mishka*, Chase Moore*, Hunter Moore*, Carissa Mowry*, Haley Nelson*, Valerie Nofziger, Gunnar Oakes*, Lauren O’Riordon*, Tanner Prentice*, Trevor Schaller*, Samuel Shumaker, Madelyn Silveous*, Sara Smith*, Sidney Taylor*, Taylor Thorton*, Natalie Walbolt*, Maxwell Wegener Crow*, Makilah Witt, Sarah Yaney*.


Kelsey Ortiz, a chemical engineering major from Swanton, was among 28 seniors in Trine University’s Allen School of Engineering & Technology inducted into the Order of the Engineer during a recent ceremony.

The ring ceremony is the public induction of candidates into the Order of the Engineer, a fellowship of engineers who are trained in science and technology and dedicated to the practice, teaching or administration of their profession.

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