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Graduates To Receive Diplomas at Fall 2015 Commencement

Posted by Marc Costanzo Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Commencement Program for Nebraska Methodist College in 2015Today's the day! 

This afternoon, Nebraska Methodist College students from across the allied health spectrum will pick up their diplomas and, in doing, take the next step in their nursing and healthcare careers.

Commencement will be held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, and friends and family are all invited to take part in the ceremony, the latest incarnation of a Nebraska Methodist College event with roots dating back to the 1890s.

Dr. Dennis Joslin, president and CEO of NMC, discussed how proud he is of the students who have recently passed through the halls of our college, all with the goal of making a career out of helping others.

“These graduates represent the values and traditions that we hold dear at our institution,” said Dr. Joslin. “What better way to acknowledge our 125-year history than by looking to the future with these exceptional individuals. We can’t wait to see what incredible things these caring and compassionate men and women will accomplish in their healthcare careers.”

The list of graduates, along with their degrees and any special honors acquired, is as follows:

Master of Science, Academic Program Administration & Leadership


Jay A. Rakus, Bettendorf, Iowa

Dee Ann Kilby, Davenport, Iowa

Evalene Martin, Waverly, Iowa


Eboni Guidry Saurage, Plaquemine, La.


Megan Anne Schultz, Lincoln

Stacy Lynn Walter, Omaha


Kristina K. Darnell, Ironton, OH

Master of Science, Healthcare Operations Management


Michelle Kaufman, Council Bluffs, IA


Nichol Ann Nardozzi, Topeka, KS


Aimee Renae Hillyard, Elkhorn

Lauren Hiatt Robins, Elkhorn

Margaret Ann Albano, Omaha

Ashley Renae Colburn, Omaha

Lindsay Ellis Greunke, Omaha

Kristopher McVaney, Omaha

Margaret Olson, Omaha

Stephanie L. Siemsen, Papillion

Kelli Michelle Hansen, Plattsmouth

Master of Science, Health Promotion Management


Patty Purpur de Vries, Los Gatos, Calif.


Bailey Melissa Murphy, Thornton, Colo.


Kyle J. Murdock, St. Augustine, Fla.


Greta Renee Schramm, Norcross, Ga.


Laura Brault, Warrensburg, Mo.


Paula A. Latham, Omaha

Brooke Nicole Williams, Omaha


Deborah Ann Lehman, Manitowoc, Wis.

Tina Marie Jorgensen, Oneida, Wis.

Master of Science in Nursing


Kayla Smelker Meints, Colorado Springs, Colo.


Rachel Lynn Johnson, Avoca, Iowa

Amy Lynn Dimon, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Melinda A. Schneider, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Heather Lanee Rasmussen, Manilla, Iowa

Jennifer Marie Leffler, Manning, Iowa

Tiffany M. Elias, Sioux City, Iowa


Rebecca VanWinkle, Gretna

Paige Elizabeth VanWinkle, Kearney

Stephanie Jo Bricker, McCook

Julie L. Redwing, Norfolk

Brooke Danielle Hancock, Omaha

Brittany Nicole Hightower, Omaha

Barbara Elizabeth Johnson, Omaha

Jacqueline Marie Kussman, Omaha

Sarah Renee Malcom, Omaha

James L. Pullen, Omaha

Linda A. Spittler, Omaha

Caitlin Danielle Stom, Omaha

Nicole Ann Petersen, Omaha

Jennifer Renee Zuegner, Omaha

Cathleen Kay Handke, Pierce

South Dakota

Jeremy McClennen, Brandon, S.D.

Rachel Kristine Olinger, Brandon, S.D.

Post-Master’s Certificate, Healthcare Operations Management

Amir Mohammad- Orange, Conn.

Post-Master’s Certificate, Nurse Educator

Kristina Currier, Zionsville, Ind.

Bachelor of Science, Healthcare Administration

Ronald Andrew McKamy, La Vista

Jennifer Barnes-Pollock,** Omaha

Miranda Danielle Leaman,* Omaha

Bachelor of Science, Health Studies

Heidi Kristin Harper,** Bellevue

Lindsey Kay Fey, Omaha

Bachelor of Science, Imaging Sciences

Kayla Katherine Ledger,** Omaha

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Megan Marie Osborne, Carter Lake, IA

Lizabeth Jean Cooper,** Red Oak, IA


Kaylee Ann Nelson,** Maryville, MO


Alyssa G. Martinez, Bellevue

Melanie Rae Zeimet,E Blair

Taylor K. Hayes, Elkhorn

Amy Lynn Rapp,*** Elkhorn

Jamie L. Carnes, Gretna

Emily Jean Ribeiro,** Lincoln

Holly Anne Armentrout, Omaha

Logan Garth Barnes, Omaha

Kellee J. Christiansen,* Omaha

Dana Mae Griffin,*** Omaha

Kelsey Joann Hoelting, Omaha

Kathleen Marie Hurley,** Omaha

Megan Kay Kelley-Lodhia, Omaha

Kelsey Kay Kreifels, Omaha

Sara Lynn McDonald,** Omaha

Amy Kathryn Miller,*** Omaha

Shannon Marie Murphy,E  Omaha

Terome Nunes, Omaha

Kiley O’Connor,* Omaha

Matthew Allen Peavy, Omaha

Christine Wessel Rock,*** Omaha

Stephanie Sheridan,** Omaha

Neasha Alexis Stene,** Omaha

Alissa Leigh Tripp, Omaha

Vanessa Lee Volkens, Omaha

Amanda Sue Voyta, Omaha

Stacey B. Watne,*** Omaha

Jenna LeRae Welton, Omaha

Amanda Elizabeth Wyant, Omaha

Samantha Jo Bober,** Papillion

Rona Michelle Pape, Papillion

Maureen Leigh Shea, Papillion

Lindsay Clare Temme, Petersburg

Chanda Richele Anderson, Pierce

KaSandra Jean Bergland, Plattsmouth

Nicole Ann Marie Cox, Plattsmouth

Shannon Michelle Olson, Tekamah

Venessa Coleen Davis, Wahoo

Associate of Science, Health Studies

Tierney A. Plowman, Bennington

Certificate, Computed Tomography

Kayla Katherine Ledger,** Omaha

Certificate, Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Ashley Rose Burbridge,*** Council Bluffs, Iowa


Kathleen M. Franco, Omaha, NE

Baccalaureate Honors Designation

*** Summa Cum Laude – Cumulative GPA of 3.87 to 4.00

**   Magna Cum Laude – Cumulative GPA of 3.64 to 3.86

*     Cum Laude – Cumulative GPA of 3.50 to 3.63

E- Educated Citizen Honor Society

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