UNL awards diplomas to 1,500-plus at 3 events - Omaha.com
Published Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 7:55 pm
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UNL awards diplomas to 1,500-plus at 3 events

More than 1,500 student received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in ceremonies Friday and Saturday.

UNL awarded postgraduate degrees Friday and baccalaureate degrees Saturday in ceremonies at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. The College of Law conducted a separate ceremony Friday at Ross McCollum Hall.

Here is a list of students who received bachelor’s degrees with honors. A list of all graduates can be found at go.unl.edu/28j4.

With highest distinction

Nebraska: Whitney Michael of Albion; Taylor Santos of Blair; Kelly Jefferson of Geneva; Sydney Paige of Grand Island; Joshua Willnerd of Hastings; Brittney Ernesti, Hannah Hostetler, Anne Martin, Matthew Merrill, Jacob Placzek, Justin Stootsberry, Eric Vollbrecht and Hilary Werner, all of Lincoln; Stephanie Smolek of Meadow Grove; Christine Ochsner of Nelson; Justin Hiemer and Katherine Latham, both of Omaha; Mark Grimes of Raymond; Sadid Carrillo of Schuyler; and Ian Parsley of Scottsbluff.

Elsewhere: Andrew Houchin of West Des Moines, Iowa; Kaci Biederstedt of Armour, S.D.; Juexuan Lu of Kunming, China; Angel Koh and Yang Jing Poh, both of Batu Caves, Malaysia; Yuen Sue Chin of Bayan Baru, Malaysia; and Pei Jun Tan of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

With high distinction

Nebraska: Brooke Fullner of Beemer; Morgan Wilken of Bloomfield; Anthony Duren and Mitchell Kwapnioski, both of Columbus; Trevor Schuessler of Dalton; Audrey Lutz of Grand Island; Marco Perches and Jamie Petersen, both of Hastings; Justin Firestone, Emma Gordon, Lyndsay Hartmann, Ryan Hendrickson, Derek Hupp, Laura McClintock, Christine Scalora and Amy Thomassen, all of Lincoln; Jordan Moline of Mead; Eric Thalken of Milford; Jonathan Metcalf of Norfolk; Jessica Cannon and Madison Carson, both of Omaha; Derek Niewohner of Scribner; Clint Aegerter of Seward; and Jessica Jensen of Springfield.

Elsewhere: Johnathon Prather, Woodland Park, Colo.; Chaoyu Liu, Xi’an, China; Martina Barinova, Prerov, Czech Republic; Soon Hwa Teoh, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia; Atheer Alruwaili, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Patricia Veresova, Piestany, Slovakia.

With distinction

Nebraska: Amber Engler of Beatrice; Gina Mancuso of Bellevue; Ashley Van Waes of Blair; Lacey Schardt of Carleton; Brandon Chapek of Colon; Lori Fehr and Jared Ostdiek, both of Columbus; Katie Frenzen of Fullerton; Katelyn Domeier of Geneva; Jordan Reinertson of Gibbon; Taylor Bartu and Kathryn Harris, both of Grand Island; Tyson Quinn of Hastings; Jordan Hoelting of La Vista; Kyle Cartwright, Cassidy Cook, Ashley Crowder, Katherine Davis, Lyndi Essink, Jared Froehlich, Courtney Lewis, Cheney Neesen, Max Nimic, Jeffrey Rosno, Cassandra Shemek, Markus Svoboda and Dottie Urbanek, all of Lincoln; Michael Sorensen of Neligh; Melissa Ritter of Norfolk; Allison Drain, Daniel Dugan, Blake Fredrickson, Paul Graff, AmandaRose Husein, Kali Lane, Jason Long, Ryan Maloley, Rebecca Sorensen and Alexandra Warren, all of Omaha; Olivia Bagnell and Jenny Wattenbarger, both of Papillion; Landis Spaulding of Plattsmouth; Taylor Schlautman of Saronville; Jenna Langemeier of Stromsburg; Thomas Volkmer of Syracuse; Andrew Ruskamp of West Point; and Chad Bergstrom of Wilcox.

Elsewhere: Kelly Hoehn of Aurora, Colo.; Walker Cannon of Denver; Daniel Eschliman of Catonsville, Md.; Valerie Brinkley of Blue Springs, Mo.; Chelsea Finnegan of Henderson, Nev.; James Dumire of Aberdeen, S.D.; Eric Farris of Mitchell, S.D.; Rachel Beranek of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Jose Melero of Laredo, Texas; Riley Johnson of Ellsworth, Wis.; Yibo Ma of Baoji, China; Hanji Li of Kunming, China; Taeeun Yim of Busan, South Korea; and Hyun Ji Do of Daegu, South Korea.

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