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Finlandia University Class of 2013

HANCOCK, MI - Finlandia University is pleased to congratulate the Class of 2013!

Bachelor's degrees earned by the Finlandia University Class of 2013 are: 2 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Elementary Education, 8 B.A.s in Liberal Studies, 1 B.A.s in Liberal Studies-Communication, 5 B.A.s in Liberal Studies-Criminal Justice, 3 B.A.s in Liberal Studies-English, 4 B.A.s in Liberal Studies-Psychology; 8 Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degrees; 13 Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degrees; and 20 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degrees.

Associate degrees earned by the Finlandia University Class of 2013 are: 3 Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in Criminal Justice; 3 A.A.S. degree in Human Services; 10 A.A.S. degrees in Certified Medical Assistant; 18 A.A.S. degrees in Physical Therapist Assistant; and 3 Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.) degrees.

The Finlandia University Class of 2013 graduating students, the degree each earned (with minors and/or concentrations), their academic honors, and their hometowns, are listed below.

UPPER PENINSULA COUNTIES

Alger County, Michigan

Hillary Michele Guynn; A.A.S., Certified Medical Assistant; Munising, MI

Baraga County, Michigan

Michelle Lee Maki; B.S.N., Nursing; summa cum laude; Baraga, MI

Dana Marie Hansen; B.S.N., Nursing; L'Anse, MI

Sascha M. Hirzel; B.F.A., Art & Design (Studio Arts/Drawing/Painting); L'Anse, MI

Delta County, Michigan

Kelsey Lee Millette; B.S.N., Nursing; magna cum laude; Escanaba, MI

Kristin Amy DeJong; B.A., Liberal Studies: English (Communication); Garden, MI

Dickinson County, Michigan

Debra Lynn Johnson; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Iron Mountain, MI

Jonathan Michael Sericati; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Iron Mountain, MI

Audrey Louise Small; B.F.A., Art & Design (Graphic Design); magna cum laude; Iron Mountain, MI

Caitlin Anne Spera; B.F.A., Art & Design (Graphic Design); summa cum laude; Iron Mountain, MI

Jessica LuAnn Hurkmans; B.F.A., Art & Design (Graphic Design); Kingsford, MI

Courtney Ann Swanson; B.S.N., Nursing; cum laude; Kingsford, MI

Erika Ann Gerstner; B.F.A., Art & Design (Integrated Design); magna cum laude; Sagola, MI

Amy Luella Simondsen; B.A., Liberal Studies: Communication (Marketing, Communication); magna cum laude; Sagola, MI

Houghton County, Michigan

Ariel Samira Miron; A.A.S., Criminal Justice; Atlantic Mine, MI

Ariel Samira Miron; B.A., Liberal Studies: Psychology (Alcohol and Drug Abuse); Atlantic Mine, MI

Kyle Christopher-Justin Smith; B.B.A., Business Administration (Marketing); Atlantic Mine, MI

Michael Anthony Tommaro; B.S.N., Nursing; cum laude; Atlantic Mine, MI

Sandra K. Boggio; B.A., Liberal Studies: Psychology (Alcohol and Drug Abuse); cum laude; Calumet, MI

Sandra K. Boggio; B.A., Liberal Studies: Criminal Justice; cum laude; Calumet, MI

Marie Annette Bonenfant; B.A., Liberal Studies: Psychology (Criminal Justice); Calumet, MI

Amy Elizabeth Crick; B.S.N., Nursing; magna cum laude; Calumet, MI

Kelly Jo Heikkinen; A.A.S., Human Services; Calumet, MI

Ileana Marina Larson; A.A.S., Certified Medical Assistant; summa cum laude; Calumet, MI

Karen Lynn Loukus; B.S.N., Nursing; summa cum laude; Calumet, MI

Brenda Kay Niemela; B.S.N., Nursing; magna cum laude; Calumet, MI

Amy Diana Oja; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Calumet, MI

Lars Timothy Pennala; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Calumet, MI

Jocelyn Renee Barney; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Chassell, MI

Elizabeth Marie Corrigan; B.S.N., Nursing; cum laude; Chassell, MI

Myra Lea Juntunen; B.A., Elementary Education (Science, Mathematics); cum laude; Chassell, MI

Sarah Marie Verville; B.S.N., Nursing; magna cum laude; Chassell, MI

Amie Lynn Ott; A.A.S., Certified Medical Assistant; Dodgeville, MI

Tricia Karen Daavettila; B.S.N., Nursing; cum laude; Dollar Bay, MI

Margo Sandra Anderson; B.F.A., Art & Design (Illustration); Hancock, MI

Reece Robert Anderson; B.B.A., Business Administration (Sports Management); magna cum laude; Hancock, MI

Drew Edwards Covington; B.A., Liberal Studies: Psychology; Hancock, MI

Duncan Trent Cunard; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Hancock, MI

Seth David Halkola; A.A.S., Certified Medical Assistant; Hancock, MI

Robert Louis Harry; B.A., Liberal Studies: Criminal Justice (History); Hancock, MI

Mitchell Glenn Peterson; B.B.A., Business Administration (International Business); cum laude; Hancock, MI

Deseray Lynn Pohjola; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Hancock, MI

Michael Christopher Simila; B.F.A., Art & Design (Graphic Design); Hancock, MI

Anna Marie Walls; B.B.A., Business Administration (Marketing); cum laude; Hancock, MI

Jesse Michael Cleaver; B.S.N., Nursing; summa cum laude; Houghton, MI

Patricia Ryan Martens; B.A., Liberal Studies (Environmental Studies, History/Political Science); Houghton, MI

David William Sarazin; B.F.A., Art & Design (Sustainable Design); Houghton, MI

Jason Paul Laplander; A.G.S., General Studies; Hubbell, MI

Kaitlin Elizabeth Codere-Lanouette; B.S.N., Nursing; summa cum laude; Lake Linden, MI

Holly Ann Crouch; A.A.S., Human Services; Lake Linden, MI

Katie M. Frederick; B.S.N., Nursing; cum laude; Lake Linden, MI

Ryan Patrick Gerbig; B.A., Liberal Studies: Criminal Justice; magna cum laude; Lake Linden, MI

Stacy Jo Gray; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Lake Linden, MI

Timothy Victor Lucero; A.A.S., Criminal Justice; Lake Linden, MI

Gini Moreau; B.F.A., Art & Design (Fiber/Fashion Design); Lake Linden, MI

Jestina Rose Poissant; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Lake Linden, MI

Elizabeth Ann St. John; A.A.S., Certified Medical Assistant; Lake Linden, MI

Lindsey Marie Usitalo; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Lake Linden, MI

Lindy Marie Elizabeth Vencato; B.S.N., Nursing; cum laude; Lake Linden, MI

Angela C. Grisolono; B.A., Liberal Studies (Language Arts, Social Studies); Laurium, MI

Ryan James Hiltunen; A.A.S., Criminal Justice; Laurium, MI

Jennifer Doran Phillips; B.S.N., Nursing; Laurium, MI

Sethany Alicia Bowden; B.A., Liberal Studies (Religion/Philosophy, Management, Marketing); cum laude; South Range, MI

Iron County, Michigan

Jonica R. Rucinski; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Crystal Falls, MI

Charly Marie Sartori; B.A., Elementary Education (Science, Mathematics); Crystal Falls, MI

Johnathon Francis Kolbas; A.A.S., Certified Medical Assistant; Gaastra, MI

Emily Bryton Ragan; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Iron River, MI

Lori Beth Stachowicz; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Iron River, MI

Keweenaw County, Michigan

Sara Louise Beckley; B.F.A., Art & Design (Fiber/Fashion Design); Mohawk, MI

Marquette County, Michigan

Jennifer Marie Britt; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Gwinn, MI

Emily Jean Hendry; A.A.S., Certified Medical Assistant; Gwinn, MI

Alyssa J. Erspamer; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Marquette, MI

Lauren Mae Jarvinen; B.F.A., Art & Design (Fiber/Fashion Design, Corporate Commication); Marquette, MI

Scott Charles-Lee-Clair Thomas; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Marquette, MI

Ashley Darlene Saari; A.A.S., Certified Medical Assistant; Republic, MI

Ontonagon County, Michigan

Brittany Nicole Cummings; B.A., Liberal Studies: English; Bergland, MI

Maxwell Robert Munoz; A.G.S., General Studies; Ewen, MI

Melissa Lynn Wascher; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Greenland, MI

Ashley Louise Baker; A.A.S., Certified Medical Assistant; Ontonagon, MI

LOWER PENINSULA COUNTIES

Alpena County, Michigan

Pamela Mae Merrill; B.S.N., Nursing; cum laude; Alpena, MI

Eaton County, Michigan

Sara Nicole Spangler; A.A.S., Certified Medical Assistant; cum laude; Grand Ledge, MI

Sara Nicole Spangler; B.A., Liberal Studies (Science, Psychology); cum laude; Grand Ledge, MI

Kent County, Michigan

Warren Joseph Webster; B.A., Liberal Studies: Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement); Grand Rapids, MI

Macomb County, Michigan

Kendra Lynne Benson; B.S.N., Nursing; Harrison Twp., MI

Saginaw County, Michigan

Justin M. LaDouce; B.A., Liberal Studies: Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement); Saginaw, MI

Washtenaw County, Michigan

Stephanie Lynn LaMore; B.S.N., Nursing; Whitmore Lake, MI

Wayne County, Michigan

Brandon Wayne VanAcker; B.A., Liberal Studies (Science, History, Political Science); cum laude; Lincoln Park, MI

Jessica Renee Ingold; B.F.A., Art & Design (Graphic Design); Redford, MI

 OUT OF STATE

California

Derek Cameron Rodgers; B.B.A., Business Administration (Sports Management); Alta Loma, CA

Niki Renee Hieda; B.A., Liberal Studies (Sociology, Psychology); cum laude; Corona, CA

Indiana

Eric M. Hinsch; B.F.A., Art & Design (Fiber/Fashion Design); summa cum laude; Ft. Wayne, IN

S. Abigail Sewell; A.A.S., Human Services; West Lafayette, IN

Minnesota

Nicholas John Polzin; B.A., Liberal Studies (Business, Sports Management); Bloomington, MN

Cameron Michael Goude; B.A., Liberal Studies (Chrisitan Vocation, Communication, Sociology); Brooklyn, MN

Kaitlyn Sara Hillstrom; A.A.S., Physical Therapist Assistant; Cokato, MN

Marie Christine DeMers; B.A., Liberal Studies: English (Psychology); Coon Rapids, MN

Megan K. Houghton; B.B.A., Business Administration (Marketing); New Prague, MN

Oregon

Shannon Renee Miller; B.S.N., Nursing; Banks, OR

INTERNATIONAL

Canada

Cedrik Lafrance; B.B.A., Business Administration (International Business); Quebec, Canada

Kelly Marie Poelstra; B.B.A., Second Degree BBA; Baltimore, Ontario, Canada

Japan

Tomoyuki Ishizuka; A.G.S., English as a Second Language; summa cum laude; Chigasake, Kanagawa, Japan

For additional information, please contact the Finlandia University Office of Academic and Student Affairs at 906-487-7512.

 

Finlandia University, established in 1896 as Suomi College, is the only private university in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and one of 26 colleges and universities affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Finlandia University is the only institution of higher learning in North America founded by Finnish immigrants. Located in Hancock, Michigan, Finlandia University is a learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service. Bachelor and associate degrees are earned by students in two schools and two colleges serving the disciplines of art and design, business, liberal studies, and health sciences. Visit our website at www.finlandia.edu.