More than 200 BHSU students earn degrees during 2017 fall commencement ceremony

Author: BHSU Communications/Friday, December 15, 2017/Categories: 2017

Black Hills State University candidates for graduation were awarded master, bachelor, associate degrees during the University's 174th commencement ceremony this December. More than 200 students received their degrees.

Black Hills State University candidates for graduation were awarded master, bachelor, associate degrees during the University's 174th commencement ceremony this December. More than 200 students received their degrees.

All graduates are listed below by hometown or current residence. Degrees are indicated by the following: MBA, master of business administration MED, master of education MS, master of science BA, bachelor of arts BGS, bachelor of general studies BS, bachelor of science BSED, bachelor of science in education AA, associate of arts and AS, associate of science.

Bachelor degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: Cum Laude, grade point average (GPA) 3.5 to 3.699 Magna Cum Laude, GPA of 3.7 to 3.899 and Summa Cum Laude, GPA of 3.9 or higher. Associate degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: With Honor, GPA of 3.5 to 3.699 With High Honor, GPA of 3.7 to 3.899 and With Highest Honor, GPA of 3.9 or higher.

Candidates graduating from the University Honors Program are noted by the following designations: Research Scholar, focusing on undergraduate research and creative scholarship University Scholar, a four-year comprehensive Honors Program with an emphasis on undergraduate research and creative scholarship and International University Scholar, which requires a significant international experience in addition to the full Honors curriculum.

California
Folsom: Yana Merunko, BS, Psychology Granada Hills: Hrair Palyan, BGS, General Studies San Jacinto: Rico Stubbs, BS, Human Services Wildomar: Antonio Flores, BS, Human Services, Sociology

Colorado
Centennial: Mitchel Smith, BS, Business Administration-Management Denver: Aaron Montoya, BS, Exercise Science Meeker: Zachary Meyer, BSED, Mathematics Northglenn: Courtney Wilson, BS, Psychology, Cum Laude Thornton: Phydell Paris, BS, Psychology Wiggins: Thayer Sauter, BS, Engineering Technology-Construction Technology

Iowa
Centerville: Ryan Conrad, MS, Curriculum and Instruction-Educational Technology

Japan
Tokyo: Yoko Nishida, BS, Business Administration-Accounting, Cum Laude

Kansas
Overland Park: Minayo Kawamura, BS, Corporate Communication Courtney Lee, BS, American Indian Studies, History

Madagascar  
Antananarivo: Mialisoa Andriamanantena, BS, Biology

Minnesota
Minneapolis: Robert Dooley, MBA, Applied Management Saint Michael: Christine Thorn, BSED      Elementary Education Spring Valley: Shelby Larson, BS, Communication Studies & Theatre

Montana
Kalispell: Taylor Bingham, AA, General Studies

North Dakota
Bowman:  Abby Braaten, BSED, Special Education Devils Lake: Eunice Davidson, BGS, General Studies Dickinson: Gretchen Weir, BSED, English, Cum Laude Hettinger: Mariah Jahner, BS, Human Services, Sociology Minot: Cydney Peterson, AS, Applied Health Sciences Cydney Peterson, BS, Exercise Science Watford City: Samantha Jorgenson, BS, Business Administration-Management
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