Baker graduates more than 700
More than 700 undergraduate, graduate and nursing students at Baker University received diplomas during three separate ceremonies Saturday and Sunday at the Collins Center.
"No one, of course, can assure you what the future will hold, but it is our hope for you that life will be satisfying and productive, that your days will be punctuated by joy and marked by charity, and that you and your loved ones may one day be blessed by a world at peace," said Baker President Daniel Lambert to more than 200 undergraduates before Sunday's graduation ceremony.
Speakers at the three ceremonies were Michael Davis, interim law dean at the University of Kansas; Cynthia Smith, president and CEO of Sunflower House, a child abuse prevention center in Shawnee; and Kay Schallenkamp, president of Emporia State University.
Davis spoke at the Saturday ceremony that honored 246 Master of Business Administration graduates.
Smith spoke at the Saturday ceremony that recognized 226 graduates who received degrees in Master of Science in Management, Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Arts in Education and Master of Arts in School Leadership.
Schallenkamp spoke at the undergraduate ceremony on Sunday for the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Nursing and School of Professional and Graduate Studies. There were 52 graduates in the College of Arts and Sciences, 28 in the School of Nursing and 167 in the School of Professional and Graduate Studies.
College of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Arts
Caleb Clipsham, art education; John Patrick Cross, political science and philosophy; Kimberly Edwards, chemistry and art history; Alicia Rae Ehlers, religion; Karl P. Halamicek, studio art; Anthony J. Henderlong, international studies and German; Alyssa Ann Hudson, art history; Claire Susanne Kueffer, elementary education; Cara Lynn Langston, political science; Carolyn Lynn Langston, political science; Carolyn Marie Lynch, biology; Patrick Mahoney, sociology; Clinton L. McClure, sociology; Nicholas Paul McQuiston, mass communication; Donald J. Pridmore; Sociology; Andrew Merrill Richardson, history; Katie Tipton, political science and philosophy; Sarah Jane Vangermeren, English; Gerren Vincent, religion; Joseph R. Vinduska, mass communication; Chris Ryan Young, religion.
Bachelor of Music Education
Jennifer Hedrick, music education; Jennifer Christine Miller, music education.
Bachelor of Science
Erik Joseph Abels, computer information systems; Kristin Bock, mass communication and physical education; Michael Brennan, physical education; Dana Lynn Corson, business; Erin Elizabeth Cox, business; Hannah Rae Dillon, elementary education; Emily Kristine Finger, elementary education; Kerry Fitzgerald, elementary education; Amy B. Freedman, elementary education; Jeffrey Scott Frenya, physical education; Megan Merrill Gormley, business; Jessica Rose Hirsch, elementary education; Heather Marie Hunninghake, elementary education; Carolyn Masoner Jones, business; Libby Marie Lewis, accounting; Marcie Jean Madsen, elementary education; Jason Martinez, accounting; Kaci Renee McMahon, business; Shannon N. Moore, molecular bioscience; Jennifer Alicean Nance, business; Joseph Michael Paterson, business; Katherine Nicole Patton, elementary education; Raymond C. Pruitt, sociology; Jamie Renee Pulse, elementary education; Jonathan Shipley, exercise science; Jennifer Kristine Sogas, elementary education; Christina Lynn Sriram, elementary education; Jason Andrew Swarts, computer information systems and accounting; Dana Anne Tarantino, elementary education; Aaron Wright, mass communication.