Northwestern graduates 87 students in April commencement ceremonies

Susan Ricketts | May 04, 2015

Students received degrees in chiropractic, acupuncture, Oriental medicine, human biology and massage therapy.

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College of Chiropractic Commencement

Congratulations to 67 students who received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University at a graduation ceremony on April 10, 2015. In addition, 14 of the graduating students also received a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology.

The commencement address was delivered by Richard Branson, DC, BS, staff chiropractor with the Minneapolis Veterans Health Care System. Graduating student, Jeffrey Zimmer, gave the student address. Jeffrey Zimmer and Lucas Wolf were the class valedictorians, graduating with summa cum laude honors; and 10 other students graduated with honors.

The graduating class included:

Andrew Mohamed Armeli
Michael John Babcock
Kayla Christine Baldwin
Mitchell William Banke, magna cum laude
Nicholas Adam Barney*
Danielle Rae Berger*
Cheryl M. Bietz
Danielle Christine Boyle
Paul Douglas Broman
Joshua Robert Carlile*
Kenneth Andrew Carwile, cum laude
Robyn Amonda Cassutt
Joshua James Castillo
Joshua Michael Chappa, cum laude
Lyndsay Simone Cloarec
Aaron Myles Cooksley
James Bradley Dietz
Dustin Robert Dukart*
Aaron Ray Esquibel
Matthew William Feriancek
Shahlaye Kristine Geer
Susan Mary Gyorfi
Ty J. Hall
Ashley Nicole Hamamoto, magna cum laude
Chandra Kay Hankins
David Russell Helgeson
Jacqueline Annette Hermann
Samantha Carol Lee Hill
Zgia Melissa Hoffpauir
Jason Dillon Hunt*
Andrew M. Jahner, cum laude
Andrew L. Johnson
Nicole R. Klersy*
Stacy Ann Knutson
Kelly Jo Kohler*
Kathryn Beth Kram, cum laude
Jackson Lee
Xieng Tou Lee*
Colby  Leong
Aubrey Lorentz*
Derek Ryan Magnus
Jason Herbert Davis McCraw*
Erin Margaret McFerson, summa cum laude
Maya Meinhold, cum laude
Hiwot Assefa Melka
Bethany Alissa Marie Meyer, cum laude
Evan Craig Natvig
Samuel L. Nelson
Lance  William Neubauer*
Adam Wilfred Oehrlein
Paige Nicohle Paulson
Tyler Van Michael Peternell*
Taylor Benjamin Roby*
Timothy Michael Renk Rowh
Sara Ann Schany
Nicholas Manuel Simoes
Stefan Robert Stoebe
Jordan Richard Tanko*
Rebecca Taven Tijerina
Carolyn Rose Urbanski
Mark Allen Vogel
Jason J.  Weyenberg
Michael Jason Winans
Lucas Joseph Wolf, summa cum laude
Emily Kathryn Yenter, magna cum laude
Olivia Zebro
Jeffrey Gerald Zimmer, summa cum laude

* Denotes students also receiving a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree

College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, College of Undergraduate Health Sciences and School of Massage Therapy Commencement

On April 18, 2015, Northwestern presented two students with a Master of Acupuncture, two students with a Master of Oriental Medicine, eight students with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, four students with an Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy and four students with a Certificate of Professional Massage Therapist.

The commencement address was delivered by Jeffery A. Dusek, PhD, research director at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Allina Health. Graduating students, Mary Smith and Jean Twomey, gave the student address.

The graduating classes included:

Master of Acupuncture

Bonnie Lee Christensen
Dawn Ann Lodermeier

Master of Oriental Medicine

Kaitlen I. Brennan
Jean Twomey

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology

Kirstin Jewel Carlson
Sheryl Lynn Cota
Randall Scott Gordon
Christian Matthew Hanson
John Hemingson
Adam Gregory Pisk
Makenzie Lynn Steenerson
Rahkia Rae Walerius

Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy

Kristin M. Kilian
Jessie Rae Klanchnik
Mary M. Smith
Elizabeth S. White

Certificate of Professional Massage Therapist

James Bradley Kerrigan
Jeanne Marie Knutson
Cheryl G. Kuenzel
Rebecca Ruth Wilbur

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