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Black Hills State University announces December graduates

Nearly 167 candidates for graduation participated in the recent 154th commencement ceremony at Black Hills State University.

Graduates are listed by hometown or current residence.Degrees are indicated by the following – MS, master of science; BA, bachelor of arts; BS, bachelor of science; BSED, bachelor of science in education; AA, associate of arts; AS, associate of science.

Bachelor degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: cum laude (cum), grade point average of 3.5 to 3.699; magna cum laude (magna), gpa of 3.7 to 3.899; and summa cum laude (summa), gpa of 3.9 or higher. Associate degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: with honor, grade point average 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.

  • Scott, Jaclyn - BS Sociology - Ashton
  • Suiter, Brett - BSED Elementary Education - Banner, Wyo.
  • Dietrich, Manuela, Cum Laude - BS Sociology, Political Science - Barstow, Calif.
  • Jares, Nicole - BSED Elementary Education - Basin, Wyo.
  • Query, Dale - BSED Elementary Education, Special Education - Basin, Wyo.
  • Blair, Joel - BS Business Adm.-Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt - Belle Fourche
  • Cupp, Brenda - BSED Elementary Education - Belle Fourche
  • Holmes, Shayna - BS Biology - Belle Fourche
  • Paul, Misti - BS Psychology - Belle Fourche
  • Terveen, Aaron - AS Drafting Technology - Belle Fourche
  • Kampman, Debra, Cum Laude - BSED Comp Early Child/Spec Ed - Billings, Mont.
  • Dower, Richard - BS English - Black Hawk 
  • Greenwaldt, Matthew - BS Business Administration-Management - Black Hawk
  • Hoffmann, Jesse - BA Art - Black Hawk 
  • Lehmann, Charles - BS Communication Arts, Art - Black Hawk 
  • Lore, Samantha, Cum Laude - BS Composite Wellness Management - Black Hawk
  • Smith, Bonnie - AA General Studies - Box Elder
  • Quam, Kari - BS Art - Brooten, Minn.
  • Brengle, Stephanie - BS Business Adm.-Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt - Buffalo
  • Giannonatti, Lana - BS Human Services, Sociology - Buffalo
  • Sanders, Garland - BS Composite Wellness Management -Buffalo, Wyo.
  • Vance, Jonathen - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Casper, Wyo.
  • Tompkins, Trevor - BS Chemistry - Chamberlain
  • Zahrt, Chancy - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Chevak, AK
  • Jenniges, Kara, Cum Laude - BSED Elementary Education - Custer
  • Burleson, Jarred - BS Composite Outdoor Education - Deadwood
  • Bulat, Shelbi - BSED Elementary Education, Special Education - Douglas, Wyo.
  • Ramseier, Cortney, Cum Laude - BSED Elementary Education, Special Education - Douglas, Wyo.
  • Goehring, Anita - BS Composite Outdoor Education - Eagan, Minn.
  • Bachman, Crystal - BSED Elementary Education, Special Education - Eagle Butte 
  • Grueb, Travis - BSED Physical Education - Faith
  • McTighe, Teri, Magna - BA Art - Faith 
  • Calkins, Andrea - BSED Elementary Education - Fort Pierre
  • Cheskey, Nikole - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Fort Pierre 
  • Hall, Jared - BS Speech Communications - Gettysburg 
  • Schmitz, Samantha - BS Mass Communications - Gettysburg 
  • Shear, Megan - BSED Composite Vocal Music - Gillette, Wyo.
  • Casner, Acacia - BSED Elementary Education - Hot Springs 
  • Schuh, Bethany - BSED Elementary Education, Special Education - Hot Springs 
  • Hins, Lindsey - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Huron
  • Moon, Demetria - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Huron 
  • Stanton, Arthur - BATS General Supervision - Kearney, Neb.
  • Bushilla, Kjaersti - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Klamath Falls, Ore.
  • Brossart, Catrina - BS Business Administration-Accounting - Lead
  • Larson, Randy - AA General Studies - Lead 
  • Seamands, Jessica - BS Human Services, Sociology - Lemmon
  • Regynski, Wendy, Magna - BS Business Adm.-Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt - Mesa, Ariz.
  • Heeb, Makaela - BS Psychology - Midland
  • Werdel, Darcy - BS Sociology, Human Services - Miller 
  • Jones, Hayley - BS Business Admin.-Mgmt & Entre. Studies - Mitchell
  • Oldenkamp, Ashley - BS Business Admin.-Mgmt & Entre. Studies - Mitchell 
  • Holberg, Lindsay - BSED Elementary Education - Moorcroft, Wyo.
  • Gallagher, Christopher - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Morrison, Ill.
  • Driscoll, Kristine - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Mundelein, Ill
  • Mallett, Troy - AA General Studies - New Braunfels,TX
  • Chizek, Jennifer - BS Human Services - Pavillion, Wyo.
  • White, Jerrone - BS Psychology - Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Biers, Jamie - BS Business Admin.-Mgmt & Entre. Studies - Piedmont 
  • Behm, Kari - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Pierre 
  • Hurney, Dawn - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Pierre 
  • Bolke, Blake - BS History - Plentywood, Mo.
  • Haislett, Robin, Cum Laude - BS Mass Communications - Portales, N.M.
  • Abernathie, Alisha - BS History - Rapid City 
  • Beshara, Adam - BS Business Administration-Marketing - Rapid City 
  • Brown-Nelson, Jesse - BS Mass Communications - Rapid City 
  • Bullis, Michael - BS Composite Music - Rapid City 
  • Bury, Stephanie - BS Human Services, Sociology - Rapid City 
  • Call, Jessica - AA General Studies - Rapid City 
  • Carling, Marisa - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Rapid City
  • Christopher, Jonathan - BS Business Adm.-Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt. - Rapid City 
  • Clark, Abbie - BS Business Admin.-Human Resource Mgmt. - Rapid City 
  • Collins, Jeannine, Magna - BSED Elementary Education - Rapid City 
  • Curry, Andrew - BS Industrial Technology - Rapid City 
  • Dickson, Stephanie - BSED Composite Social Science - Rapid City 
  • Dvorak, Jason - BS Business Administration-Management - Rapid City 
  • Dyck, Stephanie - BSED Elementary Education, Special Education - Rapid City 
  • Edinger, Debra - BSED Elementary Education - Rapid City 
  • Ellis, David - BS Business Administration-Accounting - Rapid City 
  • Fauss, Kathryn - BS Human Services, Sociology - Rapid City 
  • Foster, Laurel - BSED Physical Education - Rapid City 
  • Gadomski, Leslie - BS Human Services - Rapid City 
  • Giggee, Melissa, Magna - BSED Elementary Education - Rapid City 
  • Hagan, Joel - BS History, American Indian Studies - Rapid City 
  • Halter, Kelly - BSED Elementary Education - Rapid City 
  • Heid, Brittany - BS Mass Communications - Rapid City 
  • Hood, Leah - BS Business Administration-Management - Rapid City 
  • Hoyer, Matthew, Magna - BS Human Services, Sociology - Rapid City
  • Jetson, Joshua, Cum Laude - BS Communication Arts - Rapid City 
  • Johnson, William, Cum Laude - BSED Composite Social Science - Rapid City 
  • Kavanaugh, Joseph - BS History - Rapid City 
  • Lecy, Natalie, Magna - BS Psychology - Rapid City 
  • Lehmann, Melissa - BS Psychology - Rapid City 
  • Lien, Joshua - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Rapid City 
  • Moeller, Jennifer - BS Business Adm.-Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt. - Rapid City 
  • Mosteller, Kagney, Cum Laude - BS Human Services - Rapid City 
  • Nelson, Rachel - BS Biology - Rapid City 
  • Night Pipe, Coya - BS Business Administration-Management - Rapid City 
  • Olafson, Jennifer - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Rapid City
  • Oliver, Matthew, Cum Laude - BSED Physical Education - Rapid City 
  • Ouellette, Cody - BS English - Rapid City 
  • Peterson, Stephanie - BS Communication Arts - Rapid City 
  • Plummer, Angelena - AS Paraprofessional Education, AA General Studies - Rapid City 
  • Postigo, Alicia - BA Spanish - Rapid City 
  • Renville, Aaron - BS Business Administration-Marketing - Rapid City 
  • Renville, Brandy, Magna - BS Business Administration-Management - Rapid City 
  • Roddis, Michael - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Rapid City 
  • Sharkey, Carl - BS American Indian Studies, History - Rapid City 
  • Sprenger, Jesse - BS English - Rapid City 
  • Staton, Kathleen - BS Human Services - Rapid City 
  • Tomac, Roberta - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Rapid City 
  • Van Loan, Stacy - BA Spanish - Rapid City 
  • Watkins, Luke - BS Composite Wellness Management - Rapid City 
  • Wick, Bryce - BS Business Administration-Management - Rapid City 
  • Christiansen, Carena - BS Business Administration-Management - Rexburg, ID
  • Knodel, Brad - AA General Studies - Scottsbluff, Neb.
  • Johnson, Robin - BS Psychology - Sheridan, Wyo.
  • Nance, Kelly, Cum Laude - BS Human Services, Sociology - Sheridan, Wyo.
  • Macey, Bryan - BS Political Science - Sinclair, Wyo.
  • Brown, Emily - BS Mass Communications - Sioux Falls
  • Avent, Jamie - BS Mass Communications - Spearfish 
  • Bachand, Jenna - BS Composite Wellness Management - Spearfish 
  • Beckwith, Megan, Cum Laude - BS Biology - Spearfish 
  • Blake, Amanda, Magna - BS Art - Spearfish 
  • Blewett, Tami - BS Business Administration-Marketing - Spearfish 
  • Boese, Jennifer - BS Mass Communications - Spearfish 
  • Butcher, Bernadine, Cum Laude - BS Communication Arts - Spearfish 
  • Coin, Allison, Summa - BA English - Spearfish 
  • Comes, Kyle - MS Business Services Management - Spearfish 
  • Crago, Stephanie - BS Human Services, Sociology - Spearfish
  • Dieken, Karri - BSED Art - Spearfish 
  • Gordon, Timothy - BS Composite Outdoor Education, English - Spearfish 
  • Halverson, Fallon - BS Human Services - Spearfish 
  • Haugen, Pamela - BS Business Administration-Accounting - Spearfish 
  • Jasper, Kevin - BS Chemistry, Biology - Spearfish 
  • Ketchum, Terra - BA History - Spearfish 
  • MacMurchy, Gabriel - BS Composite Industrial Technology - Spearfish 
  • Peterson, Whitney - BS Communication Arts - Spearfish
  • Prillwitz, Nathan - AA General Studies - Spearfish 
  • Ramsdell, Alicia, Cum Laude - BS Human Services - Spearfish 
  • Roselles, Michael - BS History - Spearfish 
  • Sorcic, Samuel - BS Industrial Technology - Spearfish 
  • Stone, Julie - BSED Elementary Education - Spearfish 
  • Stull, Jessica - BS Composite Wellness Management - Spearfish 
  • Tschetter, Craig - BS Business Adm.-Tourism & Hospitality Mgmt. - Spearfish 
  • Turner, Tamara - BS Sociology - Spearfish 
  • West, Chris - MS Curriculum & Instruction - Spearfish 
  • White, Katie, Magna - BS Sociology - Spearfish 
  • Wolff, Alexander - BS Art - Spearfish 
  • Woodle, Annie - BS Mass Communications, Comm. Arts - Spearfish 
  • Wordeman, Ryan - BS Business Administration-Management - Spearfish 
  • O'Bryan, Katie - BS Human Services, Sociology - Sturgis 
  • Uttecht, Kelly - BS Human Services, Sociology - Sturgis
  • Voss, Daniel - BS History - Sturgis 
  • White, Jordan - BSED Elementary Education - Sturgis 
  • Williams, Alan - BS Business Administration-Management - Sturgis 
  • Williams, Melanie - BS Business Adm.-Human Resource Mgmt. - Sturgis 
  • Parrish, Sharon - BS Human Services - Summerset 
  • Rinks, Christina - BS English - Summerset 
  • Galloway, Lonnie - AS Drafting Technology - Sundance, Wyo. - BS Industrial Technology
  • Schelldorf, Stacy, Cum Laude - BS Business Administration-Management - Sundance, Wyo.
  • Finn, Jessica - BSED English, Special Education - Upton, Wyo.
  • Baghelai, Dordaneh - MS Business Services Management - Villa Park, Ill
  • Case, Alanna, Magna - BS Business Admin.-Mgmt. & Accounting - Watertown
  • England, Annette - BS Art - Whitewood 
  • Hill, Robert - BSED Elementary Education - Whitewood 
  • Rounds, John Magna - BSED Business Education - Whitewood 
  • Cripps, Samantha, Summa - BSED Business Education, Mathematics - Wright, Wyo.
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