The Lakeland Mirror

Congratulations to all Graduates

Karalee Manis, Managing Editor

Lakeland’s 154th Commencement Ceremony took place on Sunday, May 1, with the Graduate and Undergraduate ceremonies each held separately.

During each ceremony, the declaration and welcome was given by Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Meg Albrinck, followed by the invocation by College Chaplain Lex Cade-White and the introduction of the speaker by President of the College Dan Eck.

The Graduate Commencement Ceremony Address was given by Dale Vos, M.B.A ’12, district sales manager at Great Lakes Hybrids.

As he spoke to those receiving their master’s degrees, he emphasized “It is more important to leave a legacy than an inheritance.”

At the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, the Commencement Address was given by President and CEO of ACUITY Insurance Benjamin M. Salzmann.

He spoke of his company’s history of hiring Lakeland graduates and, after reminding the audience of the lesson all are taught in kindergarten of not running with scissors, said, “Lakeland grads run with scissors at ACUITY.”

He went on to speak of the eccentricity of himself and his company and he continued his speech, “Instead of competing, you have to innovate,” then said, “ACUITY runs a culture of innovation.”

Salzmann gave the graduates four pieces of advice: “Be intentional about where you’re going, but also respond to life’s surprises;” “Fail by your own action, not by passive fear;” “Be persistent;” and “Have fun.” He added, “It drives creativity, it drives innovation.”

Salzmann concluded his speech with advice to the new graduates: “Run with scissors.”

In both ceremonies, the presentation of degrees was done by Albrinck, and the presentation of the diplomas was done by Eck and Board of Trustees Executive Committee Member & Immediate Past Chair Robert T. Melzer.

At the Undergraduate Ceremony, the Class of 2016 Representative and winner of Clarence H. Koehler Campus Senior Award Callie Olson next spoke to the graduates.

She emphasized how the past four years at Lakeland have brought “Opportunity,” not just to her, but to other student athletes, those in sororities, fraternities, those who have raised families while attending classes and for many others on this campus.

Olson continued her speech and then took a selfie with the entire graduating class from her position at the podium, stating that she could easily post that picture to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for friends and strangers to see in a few second’s time.

She spoke of unity and closeness despite our advancing technologies and vast social networks that can seem to distance us more than bring us together.

In closing, she said, “I wish even more for you to invest in … meaningful relationships” with each other and others you meet.

Please congratulate the 2016 graduates:

Doug  Abraham
Brooke  Aiazzi
Ahmad  Akkad
Ann  Alberts
Melanie  Allen
Jeanna  Allen
Nicole  Anderson
Brian  Anderson
Karissa  Anderson
Austin  Anderson
Mary  Anderson
Demetrius  Anderson
Sarah  Andreini
Colleen  Angel
Erica  Appel
Nidia  Aranda Camino
David  Arrowood
Alejandro  Arteaga
Peggy  Artz
Steven  Austin
Claudia  Avila
Angela  Ayala
Chantal  Aytchan
Luke  Bacci
Stephanie  Baciak
Erin  Ball
Chad  Baribeau
Timothy  Barman
Trista  Barron
Levi  Barske
Jesse  Basten
Marcella  Batten
Matthew  Bauer
Melissa  Baumann
Renee  Beck
David  Benson
Stephanie  Berg
Tammy  Beringer
Cody  Berndt
Kyle  Beyer
Wayne  Biddenstadt
Brett  Bilzing
Melissa  Bira
Rachel  Birschbach
Kyle  Bissen
Jonathan  Blaha
Justin  Blauert
Abbie  Blecher
Erin  Blozinski
Dana  Boerner-Mai
Ashley  Boknevitz
Gregory  Boknevitz
Jane  Boldt
Shannon  Bolzenthal
William  Bomm
Ashley  Bonavia
Doua  Bonow
Ross  Bons
Melissa  Born
Jordan  Brennan
Zachary  Bresler
Sarah  Brinkley
Scott  Brinkman
Catherine  Brock
Erica  Brockway
Cindy  Bromberg
Michael  Brookins
Michael  Brown
Davin  Brown
Christine  Brown
Cassandra  Brown
Jeffrey  Bruntjens
Amy  Buchman
Tara  Buchner
Michelle  Bula
Dionne  Bulin
Stephanie  Burgardt
Debra  Burger
Kevin  Burke
Kendrick  Burks
Daniel  Burton
Dylan  Busch
Brady  Callahan
Amy  Capelle
Gabrielle  Cappaert
D’Angelo  Capriglione
Jeffrey  Captain
Maureen  Carey
Russell  Carle
Erin  Carlson
Shaina  Carlson
Charles  Carroll
Jessica  Carter
Diana  Carter
Kelly  Cartwright
Samantha  Casey
Celene  Cendejas Cachu
Zang  Chang
Nick  Chariton
Jeffrey  Charneski
Jaime  Cherney
Alemekezeke  Chitanje
Mavuto  Chiwale
Anthony  Christel
Judy  Christiansen
Alexander  Christman
Cassandra  Christnot
Alyssa  Ciepley
Cherie  Cisewski
Jon  Cisewski
Conor  Clancy
Breann  Clark
Jennifer  Clausen
Melissa  Clough
Austin  Coenen
Steven  Colbert
Dorin  Colcer
Joshua  Cole
Brittani  Collins
Samantha  Colón
Cameron  Colson
Wesley  Colton
Tina  Connors
Kaz  Conrad
Donna  Cook
Heide  Cooper
Angela  Cotto
Amy  Cournoyer
Jason  Covaleski
Nicole  Cox
Dan  Cramer
Andrew  Crivellone
Garrett  Cummings
Theresa  Dahl
Joy  Darrow
Randi  Davis
Aubrey  Day
Matthew  DeBroux
Libby  DeClark
Julie  Degner
Nancy  DeGrave
Kyle  Delahaut
Maria  Dentici
Landon  Derginer
Matthew  Derse
Kaitlin  Deschane
Emmie  Dessart
Chad  Dickenshied
Kelly  Dirkman
Mary  Dittmar
Rene  Domask
Jeffrey  Dotterer
Tanya  Doyle
John  Doyle
Jennifer  Dresen
Emily  DuBois
Jeffrey  Duch
Michael  DuCharme
Annie  Duchek
Michelle  Duckart
Lucas  Dulmes
Jessica  Dunning
Carey  Dwyer
Edson  Dzimwe
Karen  Eclavea
Scott  Eldredge
Paul  Elzinga
Clay  Erb
Hollie  Erdmann
Carlos  Escobar
Michael  Esiobu
Paula  Fahrendorf
Anna  Faust
Noel  Feider
Marco  Feivor
Stacy  Feldbruegge
Brad  Fellin
Samantha  Fictum
Kelly  Field
Frederick  Fielding
Catherine  Fihn
Stephanie  Finke
Justin  Fischer
Ryan  Fisher
Rebecca  Flagstad
Ryan  Forbey
Megan  Foster
Jennifer  France
Jason  Fredrick
Catelyn  Frost
Sho Sean  Fujino
Miyuki  Fukumura
Francisca  Gabriel
Nicole  Galarno
Karyssa  Gallenberger
Alexis  Gallop
Caleigh  Galvan
Volodymyr  Gannik
Melissa  Garza
Jack  Gates
Aaron  Gates
Dayle  Gerber
David  Germain
Jane  Gervais
Shariety  Gibbs
Rochelle  Gietman
Daniel  Gindt
Jonathan  Gischia
Lawrence  Gladney
Heather  Glass
Jesse  Glenz
JoAnne  Goebel
Gillian  Goetsch
Aiesha  Golden
Megan  Gomez
Emily  Gonyo
Andrew  Gove
Amy  Graf
Julie  Grafmeier
Nicholas  Graham
Amanda  Grant
Daniel  Gray
Mary  Greco
Grace  Green
Alexandra  Greenheck
Elizabeth  Gregg
Zachary  Griesbach
Kim  Gropp
Paul  Grosskopf
Rachel  Gruett
Barry  Gruetzmacher
Hilary  Grybush
Joshua  Guy
Mildred  Gwanfogbe
Tanner  Hackl
Matthew  Hafermann
Charles  Hagen
Brandon  Hagenow
Brandy  Hahn
Deric  Hahn
Danielle  Hall
Demonta  Hall
Ryan  Hallberg
Holly  Hamel
Keith  Hampton
Brianna  Hansen
Danial  Hanson
Joshua  Hanson
Joshua  Hardy
Julia  Harris Robinson
Megan  Hartke
Angelika  Hartmann
Heather  Hartmann
Eric  Hasenohrl
Jessica  Hawkey
Tara  Hawley
Laura  Haynes
Diane  Hays
Ashley  Heath
Jeffrey  Hecker
Ryan  Heidenreiter
Thomas  Heiman
Jacob  Heinemeyer
Marvin  Helfman
Andrew  Heling
Lynn  Helmer
John  Henry
Delight  Hensler
Alisha  Herbst
Sheila  Herman
Francisco  Herrera Sanchez
Thea  Hicks
Aleah  Hill
Jami  Hintz
Scott  Hoeft
Shelley  Hoepfner
Heather  Hoeppner
Sarah  Hofkens
Lana  Hoks
Kellen  Holden
Steven  Holmes
Daniel  Holmstadt
Ashton  Holzman
Lori  Hornes
Leila  Hosseini
Emily  Huberty
Dwight  Hughes
Ashley  Huibregtse
Kyle  Hulsebus
Regina  Hunter
Andrew  Hyer
Shunya  Iida
Lauren  Iocca
Andrew  Iwanowski
Megan  Jackson
Rebecca  Jacob
Matthew  Jacobson
Ashley  Jennings
HeatherAnne  Jensen-Wright
Tamera  Jepson
Laurel  Jernt
Kathleen  Jeske
Kevin  Jicha
Justine  Jilla
Hanako  Jin
Valencia  Jines
Patrick  Johnson
Romain  Johnson
Hannah  Johnson
Josclyn  Johnson
Renee  Johnson
Sally  Johnson
Le’Shay  Jones
Michael  Jorgensen
Joseph  Julkowski
Sara  Junion
Rebecca  Kaat
Sara  Kaiser
Tammany  Kakuk
Elizer  Kalilombe
Sarah  Kanzenbach
Logan  Karse
Daniel  Keil
David  Kelley
Jaclyn  Kelley
Luther  Kelly
Trish  Kelm
Megan  Kerscher
Shana  Kettunen
Yeng  Khang
Jamsheed  Khodavandi
Karyn  Kiedrowski
Taehyung  Kim
Jared  Kimball
Ashley  King
Ashley  King
Hikaru  Kinoshita
Kari  Kirkham
Kendra  Kirsch
Matthew  Kittell
Jennifer  Kleschold
Stacey  Klingaman
Melissa  Klump
Lynn  Knutson-Seboe
Denise  Kober
Ryan  Koeberl
Amanda  Kohl
Marissa  Kohlbeck
Katie  Kortz
Daniel  Koski
Stacie  Koskinen
Deborah  Kraemer
Brandon  Krauska
Candice  Kreis
Mallory  Kreutz
John  Krostag
Jessica  Kruger
Ashly  Krumplitsch
Jon  Kuecken
Tracey  Kuhn
Tyler  Kulow
Mickie  Kumwamba
Jennifer  Kwapil
Jacob  La Fleur
Sandra  Laganowski
James  Lammers
Betsy  Lane
Kandy  Lang
Angela  Lawrence
Jessica  Lawson
Jeremy  Lee
Cindy  Lee
Brandon  Lee
Linda  Lee
Jimmy  Lee
Alexis  Lehman
Joseph  Lehto
Hanna  Leisgang
Amber  Leisgang
Kandace  Leitzen
Scott  Lemke
Bruce  LeNoble
Amber  Levanetz
Beth  Lillge
Ben  Lillge
Shelby  Livingston
Lakyn  Lloyd
Maura  Lopez
Mee  Lor
Andrea  Lorenz
Paulo  Lubag
Sheena  Lube
Peter  Ludolph
Tammy  Lueck
Peri  Luedke
David  Maddox
Lynnette  Madison
Natalie  Madison
Eric  Maggio
Justin  Magli
Tyler  Magtanong
Margret  Mandala
Tori  Mandeville
Barry  Marquardt
Michele  Marquardt
Felesia  Martin
Kiley  Martin
Linda  Martin
Amanda  Martinson
Tyler  Mashak
Kristine  Mason
Logan  Massey
Santipap  May
Rose  Mazzara
Frank  Mbwana
Brenda  McCutchin
Stanley  McKenzie
Kayla  McLeod
Gary  Medina
Jamie  Meixensperger
Daniel  Mendoza
Sadie  Menn
Amy  Merow
Stephanie  Metoxen
Cindy  Metras
Debbie  Mews
Justin  Meyer
Travis  Meyer
Simone  Michalski
Abby  Milbrath
Brian  Milinski
Ryan  Miller
Heather  Miller
Christopher  Miller
DeAnn  Miller-Heyer
Alan  Minks
Aika  Miya
Gabriel  Moctezuma
George  Monroe
Ashleigh  Monticello
Willie  Moore
Jeffrey  Morack
Ian  Morton
David  Mosier
Lukas  Mounce
Skylar  Mounce
Chad  Mrotek
Jeanna  Mrozek
Kurt  Mueller
Michael  Mueller
Cassandra  Mueller
Laura  Mueller
Bryan  Murphy
Jonathan  Murphy
Heather  Mushrush
Mary  Mzama
Raya  Nachreiner
Cara  Nagy
Yuka  Nakamura
Kyoji  Nakamura
Brett  Navis
Gabriele  Neese
James  Nemec
Michael  Nett
Alexander  Newman
Henderson  Ngwira
Audrey  Nichols
Riho  Nishimura
Yowasi  Nkhambala
Kathryn  Nondahl
Angela  Nordskog
Devin  Norgaard
Nancy  Nyirenda Mjumira
Kevin  O’Brien
Jenna  Oberthaler
Aaron  Oechsner
Jeffrey  Olsen
Sherri  Olson
Callie  Olson
Angela  Olson
Jeani  Oppeneer
April  Opper
Kathleen  Orminski
Terri  Otto
Florance  Padgett
Thomas  Panzer
Yolanda  Parker
Matthew  Pastorek
Calvin  Pautz
Janet  Paynter
Madeline  Pearson
Amy  Pearson
Hugues  Pehi
Wanda  Pelto
Xiaoyi  Peng
Sarah  Perl
Adam  Petasek
Sarah  Peters
Amber  Peterson
Kristin  Peterson
Bonnie  Philipps
Sarah  Phillips
Cory  Phillips
Dennis  Pierce
Katie  Pierce
Kelly  Pike-Nelson
Edgar  Pino Beltran
Lynn  Pipke
Christine  Plamann
Kristopher  Pluskat
Patricia  Pontow
Vanessa  Popp
Andrejs  Presnakovs
Jarred  Pribek
Kenneth  Prieur
Hongtao  Qu
Melisa  Quaintance
Jose  Quintana
Kelsey  Raasch
Jessica  Rademaker
Javan  Radtke
Zachariah  Radue
Siera  Ramirez
Donna  Raml
Christina  Rank
Michael  Ratto
Daniel  Rauens
Shannon  Reagan
Jared  Rear
Joe  Reinerio
Robyn  Reinhard
Kim  Rennich
Ashley  Revels
Susan  Riley
Anna  Risch
Julie  Ritzman
William  Roberts
Sarah  Robinson
Natasha  Robinson
Tramaine  Robinson
Jenna  Robitaille
Joy  Rockstroh
Carlos  Rodriguez
Jacqueline  Roerdink
Nicholas  Rogge
Richard  Romel
Tyler  Romenesko
Jennifer  Romero
Heather  Ross
Lonni  Rottier
Robert  Rugowski
Debra  Rumpff
Courtney  Russell
Christine  Rustad
Arthur  Sakalowski
Rachael  Salata
Eric  Sallmann
Heather  Salzer
Scott  Santarlasci
Karie  Satorius
Erina  Sawada
Katelin  Sawosko
Kelsey  Schaefer
Kristine  Schaefer
Michele  Schaetz
Kari  Schairer
Stacy  Scheibl
Devan  Scherer
Norine  Scheuers
Mary  Schlagenhaft
Shannon  Schlecht
Jason  Schleker
Christian  Schloss
Jamie  Schmidt
Adam  Schmitt
Brandon  Schmitz
Alexa  Schmitz
Kevin  Schmitz
Lorie  Schmitz
Andrew  Schmitz
Brooke  Schneider
Abigail  Schneider
Joshua  Schneider
Becky  Schofield
Jordan  Schreiber
Daniel  Schrickel
Paul  Schroeder-Haag
Brittany  Schuh
Kayla  Schultz
Brett  Schultz
Jacob  Schultz
Bradley  Schwartz
Christian  Schweitzer
Craig  Scott
Michelle  Seefeldt
Dana  Seflow
Andrew  Selph
Michelle  Servais
Brenda  Servais
Kimberly  Shackleton
Raina  Shah
Hesham  Shehata
Jena  Shew
Hannah  Sholten
Denise  Shower
Rhonda  Shufelt
Sarah  Siebert
Lavonne  Simon
Scott  Simon
John  Simons
Matthew  Skarda
Bryce  Skelton
Jason  Skrepenski
Margie  Sleger
Alexandrya  Smaglik
Kristy  Smart
Amanda  Smith
Jacqueline  Smith
Dorothy  Smith
Robert  Smith
Cynthia  Soffner
Andrew  Solomon
Kevin  Sonnemann
Britteny  Soukhaphaly
Stephanie  Spade
Tracy  Spredemann
Michelle  Springer
Monique  Stacker Williams
Brian  Stammer
Mark  Staniak
Stephanie  Staples
Mark  Stein
Deylin  Steinbruecker
Rebecca  Stemwell
Vincent  Stepney-Willis
Brooke  Stern
Sara  Stewart
Kyle  Stowers
Emily  Stranberg
Diana  Strand
Thomas  Strauch
Mandy  Straw
Kara  Strong
Carrie  Sturn
Jasmine  Suarez
Amy  Sullivan
Yunlin  Sun
Erika  Swansen
Matthew  Taff
Toru  Takeshita
Masato  Tanabe
Shevonn  Tate
Greg  Tatu
Morgan  Tauschek
Kathryn  Taylor
Lois  Taylor
Shahira  Taylor
Tamara  Techmeier
Abdugafur  Temirov
Rhonda  Templeman
Christopher  Teresinski
Edward  Terres
Crystel  Tershner
Jodi  Tetting
Renee  Tews
Kelly  Thebo
Emily  Thomas
Nico  Thompson
Devin  Thorson
Yun  Tian
Kathryn  Tighe
Eigo  Tokuyama
Javon  Toland
Dina  Tolentino
Joseph  Toman
Tanya  Tomlinson
Elizabeth  Torbenson
Steven  Toyne
Collin  Tracy
Wyatt  Tramburg
MD Ala  Uddin
Leah  Ulatowski
Rachel  Vach
Ryan  Van De Loo
Cory  Van Eperen
Nicole  Van Handel
Jodi  Van Hout
Joseph  Van Oss
Hunter  Van Straten
Eric  Vandivier
Zachary  VanEngen
Panh  Vang
Margaret  Veilleux
Dawn  Vertz
Epiphania  Vincent
Amy  Voigt
Marissa  Volling
Tracy  VonMoos
Grace  Vos
Devon  Voss
AnnaBelle  Voss
Kevin  Vosters
Brandon  Vyse
Amber  Wachowski
Andrew  Wagner
Jeffrey  Waise
DeAnn  Wakeley
Marie  Wamsley
Lindsey  Ward
Jenna  Ward
Marvin  Warfield
Justine  Watson
Barbara  Webb
Elizabeth  Weinhold
Matthew  Weller
Michael  Wendt
Adam  Wenzler
Danielle  Werner
Jody  Werth
Jason  Wesolowski
Annelies  White
Michael  White
Jennifer  Wiater
Darcie  Wieck
Justin  Wied
Brittany  Wiedmeyer
Jeanine  Wiegel
Cindy  Wilcox
Becky  Wilke-Herbst
Darlene  Wilken
Benjamin  Wilks
Tyler  Williams
Regina  Williams
Daniel  Williamson
Daniel  Winkler
Brett  Witkowski
Steven  Wodrich
Daniel  Wojtanowski
Heidi  Wolf
Joseph  Wolf
Amy  Wolfe
William  Wright
Heather  Wroblewski
Meng  Xiong
Payeng  Yang
Ha  Yang
Wenying  Yang
Houa  Yang
Rachel  Yang
Moe  Yano
Shusei  Yasuda
Daphne  York
Annette  Young
Christopher  Young
Chunxia  Yu
Ryan  Zadrazil
Alisha  Zamora
Jeffrey  Zerbst
Katherine  Zielsdorf
Terry  Zillmer
Timothy  Zoromski
Jamie  Zoromski
Heiko  Zuerker
Mark  Zwick

 

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