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College of Arts and Sciences Scholar
John Daniel Johnson (Macomb, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in political science and history (double major) with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude. He is also the Political Science Departmental Scholar, History Departmental Scholar and an Honors Scholar.


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College of Business and Technology Scholar
Caleb Markey (Macomb, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in finance and accountancy (double major) with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude. He is also the Finance Departmental Scholar and an Honors Scholar.


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College of Education and Human Services Scholar
Alexandria Hamm (Macomb, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in special education, with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude. She is also the Special Education Departmental Scholar.


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College of Fine Arts and Communication Scholar
Christopher Ryan Lovingood (Peoria, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in broadcasting with academic distinction, Cum Laude. He is also the Broadcasting Departmental Scholar.


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Centennial Honors College Scholar
Shiloh Lueschow (Elmwood, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in biology and psychology (double major) with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude. She is also an Honors Scholar.


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School of Distance Learning, International Studies, and Outreach Scholar
Jennifer Marie Anderson (Galesburg, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in general studies.

WIU Spring 2014 College, Departmental, Honors Scholars

April 30, 2014


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MACOMB, IL — Six students participating in Western Illinois University's 2014 Spring Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies May 9-10 in Macomb have received the highest recognition from their colleges for their overall academic excellence by being named a College Scholar. Another top honoree was named the speaker for the Academic Honors Convocation.

The 2 p.m. Friday, May 9 Academic Honors Convocation in Western Hall will honor College, Departmental and Honors scholars and graduates who have earned academic distinction throughout their Western Illinois University career. Students receive a medallion for each honor, which they wear at Commencement ceremonies.

Faculty in each of Western Illinois University's four academic colleges; the School of Distance Learning, International Studies, and Outreach; and the Centennial Honors College select a graduating senior as the college's outstanding student. Students graduating as College Scholars have satisfied the criteria of excellence established by their individual academic college's faculty members. A Departmental Scholar is an outstanding degree candidate in an academic major as determined by the faculty in the major department. An Honors Scholar is a student in the Centennial Honors College who has completed a set of honors requirements and has achieved a grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Approximately 10 percent of graduating seniors achieve academic distinction, which is designed as Summa Cum Laude, highest academic distinction, with a minimum grade point average of 3.90; Magna Cum Laude, high academic distinction, with a GPA of 3.75-3.89; and Cum Laude, academic distinction, with a GPA between 3.60-3.74.

Convocation Speaker
Samantha Elizabeth Morrow
(Rushville, IL), history major, will deliver her speech, "Lollipop Moments." During her time at Western, Morrow served as the chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council; secretary of the student organization Western Against Slavery; treasurer of the Golden Key International Honor Society; as a peer mentor; and as the Mu Phi Epsilon historian. She is the trumpet section leader (2011-present) for the Marching Leathernecks. Morrow served as a volunteer for the Rushville-Industry High School Marching Band Camp (2010, 2011, 2012), has played trumpet for the Rushville Community Band since 2006 and volunteered as an assistant coach for YMCA Youth Soccer (2005-2012).

College of Arts and Sciences Scholar
John Daniel Johnson
(Macomb, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in political science and history (double major), with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude. He is also the Political Science Departmental Scholar, History Departmental Scholar and an Honors Scholar. He is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society (service chair, Spring 2013); participated in the Associated Students of History student group; served as the treasurer of the WIU Disc Golf Club; and was a founding member and the 2012-13 vice president of the WIU Rotaract Service Club. He also volunteers as a member of Student Judicial Services. In 2013, Johnson won third place, podium presentation, in the Centennial Honors College's annual Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Day event. He plans to pursue his master's degree in political science with an emphasis in comparative politics.

College of Business and Technology Scholar
Caleb Markey
(Macomb, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in finance and accountancy (double major) with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude. He is also the Finance Departmental Scholar and an Honors Scholar. Markey is the Student Government Association president (second term) and was formerly a voting member of the Council of Student Activity Funds. He is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Alpha Psi and Campus Students for Christ. He has served as a small-group leader for Youth for Christ, and in the summer of 2013, he completed an internship, focusing on international finance, with Deere and Company. Markey plans to pursue a career in public service.

College of Education and Human Services Scholar
Alexandria Hamm
(Macomb, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in special education, with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude. She is also the Special Education Departmental Scholar. Hamm has been active in Western's Student Education Association for four years, serving as the president in 2012-13. She currently serves on the Illinois Education Association Student Program (IEA-SP) in the executive board position "political activist." In 2011, at the College of Education and Human Services' annual Tech Fest event, Hamm presented a behavior-management program designed specifically for a student with autism, for which she won an Educational Technology Award. She also served as a First Year Experience (FYE) peer mentor, volunteered as a telecounselor for the WIU Admissions Office and served as a conversation partner volunteer for WIU's Center of International Studies. Upon her graduation, she hopes to obtain a special education teaching position and has future plans to pursue her master's degree in education.

College of Fine Arts and Communication Scholar
Christopher Ryan Lovingood
(Peoria, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in broadcasting with academic distinction, Cum Laude. He is also the Broadcasting Departmental Scholar. During his time at Western, Lovingood served as a reporter and anchor for the student-produced news broadcast, News3, and he worked as a reporter for Tri States Public Radio (Macomb, IL). In March 2014, he garnered two grand prize awards from the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) in its 51st annual National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition (for the audio feature segment, "Balloon Rally in Macomb," and for his part of the video newscast covering the aftermath of the November 17, 2013, Washington, IL, tornado, "NEWS3 November 19, 2013"). In April 2014, he won first place in the radio use of sound category in the Students in Illinois News Broadcasters Association annual competition. He plans to pursue a career in marketing/communications and media.

Centennial Honors College Scholar
Shiloh Lueschow
(Elmwood, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in biology and psychology (double major) with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude. She is also an Honors Scholar. During her time at Western, she co-authored an article that appeared in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, and she has presented her research twice at the national Mycological Society of America. She also presented at Western's biology and undergraduate research symposia and won second place for her undergraduate poster presentations (two years) at the Biology Research Symposium. She serves as a Centennial Honors College peer mentor, volunteered for various service projects through Phi Eta Sigma and volunteered at a local retirement facility. Lueschow is also the assistant leader for the Elmwood All-Stars 4-H group, worked as the assistant sheep superintendent for the Heart of Illinois Fair and serves as a teacher's assistant for the virology class in WIU's biological sciences department.

School of Distance Learning, International Studies, and Outreach Scholar
Jennifer Marie Anderson
(Galesburg, IL) graduates with a bachelor's degree in general studies. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society for adult students in higher education. Currently, she is employed as a personal assistant for individuals who need assistance in their homes. She has also worked part-time for Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, as well as at the Galesburg Learning Center. She served in an internship at an independent insurance agency, and she is now licensed in Illinois to sell property and casualty insurance. Recently, she also served as volunteer laborer for Habitat for Humanity.

Departmental and Honors Scholars, Academic Distinction

By Illinois counties, out of state and other nations:

Adams County

Camp Point (62320)Michael Quigley, pre-law, Honors Scholar; Spencer Rhea, supply chain management, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Coatsburg (62325)Emily Grotte, recreation, park and tourism administration, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Payson (62360)Courtney Loos, Management Departmental Scholar, will graduate with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Quincy (62301)Zachary Anderson, management, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Rebecca Askew, elementary education, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Quincy (62305) – James Holtschlag, agriculture, will graduate with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude

Boone County

Poplar Grove (61065)Kelly Mulvihill, social work, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Brown County

Mount Sterling (62353)Brock Ebbing, liberal arts and sciences, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Timewell (62375)Morgan Fry, biology, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Cass County

Ashland (62612)Haley Pfaffe, agriculture, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Beardstown (62618)Isamar Chavez, double major in bilingual/bicultural education and Spanish, Bilingual/Bicultural Education Departmental Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; David Pate, biology, will graduate with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude

Champaign County

Champaign (61820)Eli Lichtblau, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar

Christian County

Taylorville (62568)Dylan Bilyeu, psychology, Honors Scholar

Cook County

Barrington (60010)Brett Furmanski, double major in law enforcement and justice administration and philosophy, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Christina Prahler, psychology, Honors Scholar
Brookfield (60513)Flint Chiovari, Economics Departmental Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Buffalo Grove (60089)Matthew Epstein, accountancy, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Calumet City (60409)Destiny Hall, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Chicago
(60618)Brenna Palfi, Musical Theatre Departmental Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
(60623)Miguel Trejo, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
(60634)Dennis Kelly, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
(60637)Anginette Parsons, Mathematics Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
(60638)Melanie Duffy, special education, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
(60640)Olivia Brooks, double major in psychology and African American studies, African American Studies Departmental Scholar
(60641)Ronnie Robertson, English, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
(60643)Susan Eberhardt, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
(60649)Victoria Alao, chemistry, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
(60652)Kyle Corbett, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
(60655)William Short, social work, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
(60656)Kyle Doherty, communication, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Frank Fazio III, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Glenview (60025)Andrew Crowley, Construction Management Departmental Scholar
Harwood Heights (60706)Amy Fogarty, journalism, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Hazel Crest (60429)Ste'Phan Nolla, engineering technology, Honors Scholar
Lansing (60438)Amy Broadbent, Music Departmental Scholar, will graduate with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Midlothian (60445)Kara Chicoine, Biology Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude; Ryan Hanlon, double major in law enforcement and justice administration and political science, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Oak Forest (60542)Mark Pries, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Oak Lawn (60453)Colleen Krasich, double major in communication sciences and disorders and Spanish, Communication Sciences and Disorders Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Orland Park (60462)Michael Mihalov, communication sciences and disorders, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Park Ridge (60068)Joshua Swoboda, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Streamwood (60107)Nicole Van Horn, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Posen (60469)Brian Stadter, emergency management, Honors Scholar
Riverdale (60827)Juliana Goodman, English Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar
Schaumburg (60193)Rebecca Wisniewski, Elementary Education Departmental Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Tinley Park (60477)Kimberly Matejka, nursing, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Westchester (60154) – Alexander Martino, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

DeKalb County

Sycamore (60178)Matthew Loellke, Emergency Management Departmental Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Waterman (60556)Tamara Wessels, agriculture, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

DuPage County

Addison (60101)Trevor Paulsen, Exercise Science Departmental Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Aurora (60504)Dominic Cartina, double major in meteorology and mathematics, Meteorology Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Bartlett (60103)Anthony DeCicco, double major in law enforcement and justice administration and Spanish, Honors Scholar; Brett Kielbasa, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Carol Stream (60188)Karl Rodriguez, Engineering Technology Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar
Downers Grove (60515)Katherine Kaminskas, psychology, Honors Scholar
Downers Grove (60516)Kathleen Talbot, communication sciences and disorders, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Elmhurst (60126)Colleen Burke, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Caitlin Wagner, recreation, park and tourism administration, Honors Scholar
Hanover Park (60133)Kathleen Holte, Social Work Departmental Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Lisle (60532)Sam Rowe, geology, Honors Scholar
Lombard (60148)Shelby Britton, double major in supply chain management and French, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Ashley Clinton, double major in liberal arts and sciences and anthropology, Honors Scholar; Ashley DiCosola, nursing, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Tyler Fowler, marketing, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Lauren Koenig, nursing, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Alexander Mumenthal, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Naperville (60563)Angeline Sullivan, music, Honors Scholar
Warrenville (60555)Sean Hoschett, pre-law, Honors Scholar
Wheaton (60189)Lisa Bombard, family and consumer sciences, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Winfield (60190)Alyssa Pierce, nursing, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Fulton County

Avon (61415)Corin Bodenhamer, English, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Lewistown (61542)Raquel Romero, elementary education, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Samantha Smith, agriculture, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Table Grove (61482)Josh Twidwell, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Hancock County

Augusta (62311)Shelby Lanning, elementary education, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Carthage (62321)Crystal Cho Jones, double major in religious studies and sociology, Honors Scholar, Religious Studies Departmental Scholar; Hannah Dorothy, communication sciences and disorders, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Dallas City (62330)Linus Clampitt, general studies, Honors Scholar
La Harpe (61450)Amanda Bratz, art, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Kelly Johnson, agriculture, Honors Scholar; Sarah Le'Jeune, Agriculture Departmental Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Plymouth (62367)Bethanie Shelley, finance, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude

Henderson County

Stronghurst (61480)Michelle McCormick, elementary education, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Shelby Crawford, forensic chemistry, Honors Scholar

Henry County

Atkinson (61235)Kelly Wyffels, supply chain management, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Galva (61434)Miriah Anderson, biology, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Kewanee (61443)Kyria Eastman, elementary education, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Lynn Center (61262)Janel Cross, music, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Orion (61273)Matthew Thor, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Iroquois County

Martinton (60951)Andrea Owens, music, Honors Scholar

Jersey County

Grafton (62037)Kourtney Pace, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar
Jo Daviess (61025)Katie Hoppman, double major in bilingual/bicultural education and Spanish, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude

Kane County

Algonquin (60102)Scott Baumbich, Information Systems Departmental Scholar; Andrew Kirker, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Geneva (60134)Jillian Nigh, musical theatre, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Sugar Grove (60554)Cody Stults, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar, Philosophy Departmental Scholar; will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude

Kankakee County

Kankakee (60901) – Angela Cooper, nursing, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Audrey Snyder, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar

Knox County

Dahinda (61428)Lindsey Campbell, Spanish Departmental Scholar; Brad Cody, management, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Brock Cody, supply chain management, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Galesburg (61401)Bradley King, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Molly Rupert, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Departmental Scholar
Knoxville (61448)Kylie Wilson, communication, Honors Scholar

Lake County

Antioch (60002)Alex Bock, history, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Tiffany Diaz, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar
Mundelein (60060)Stephanie Getzinger, psychology, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Round Lake Beach (60073)Michael Fuller, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Wadsworth (60083)Ryleigh Sears, communication sciences and disorders, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Waukegan (60087)Daniel Ramirez, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude

LaSalle County


LaSalle (61301)Heather Smith, Marketing Departmental Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Oglesby (61348)Alyssa Rose, special education, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Livingston County

Pontiac (61764)John Trainor, athletic training, Honors Scholar

Macoupin County

Bunker Hill (62014)Anthony Williams, exercise science, Honors Scholar
Carlinville (62626)Luke Hammann, nursing, Honors Scholar

Madison County

Collinsville (62234)Kevin Bauer, double major in law enforcement and justice administration and Spanish, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Glen Carbon (62034)Thomas Velez, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Highland (62249)Jessica Callahan, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar
Saint Jacob (62281)Kristen Thomas, family and consumer sciences, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude

McDonough County

Blandinsville (61420)Nicholas Boyer, political science, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Zachary Shoemaker, accountancy, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Bushnell (61422)Trevor Glisan, accountancy, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude; Nathaniel Marshall, biology, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Aaron Snyder, Computer Science Departmental Scholar
Colchester (62326)Haley Humes, psychology, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Chloe Li, nursing, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Daniel Mitchell, agriculture, will graduate with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Good Hope (61438)Jessica Burke, Family and Consumer Sciences Departmental Scholar, will graduate with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude; Michael Burke, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar
Macomb (61455)David Alton, Economics Departmental Scholar; Angela Bahr, biology, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Abby Beck, Sociology Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude; Laura Caldwell, liberal arts and sciences, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Sean Cicogna, political science, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Ian Courter, Graphic Communication Departmental Scholar; Alex De Young, biology, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Abigail Eckman, double major biology and Spanish, Honors Scholar; Brittany Edwards, elementary education, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude; Dean Featheringill, general studies, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Dwayne Hagenow, Athletic Training Departmental Scholar; Alexandria Hamm, College Education and Human Services Scholar, Special Education Departmental Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude; Travis Hohenbery, biology, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; John Daniel Johnson, College of Arts and Sciences Scholar, Political Science Departmental Scholar, History Departmental highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude; Aaron Jones, nursing, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Joshua Keck, Spanish, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Jessica Longshore, French Departmental Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Terry Mandrell, engineering technology, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Caleb Markey, College of Business and Technology Scholar, double major in finance and accountancy, Finance Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude; Matthew Morrison, agriculture, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; David Mueller, mathematics, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Michael Quigley, political science, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Jennifer Rabchuk, nursing, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude; Paul Scott, biology, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

McHenry County

Cary (60013)Jack Weltzer, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Alexandria Zoellner, Journalism Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Fox River Grove (60021)Kearston Barwegen, psychology, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Spring Grove (60081)Anthony Fosco, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar

Mercer County

Aledo (61231)Katherine Ball, general studies, Honors Scholar
North Henderson (61466)Teresa Jones, psychology, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Monroe County

Waterloo (62298)Devin Stumpf, social work, Honors Scholar

Morgan County

Jacksonville (62650)Cody Brant, exercise science, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Ogle County

Oregon (61061)Sarah Corcoran, special education, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Stillman Valley (61084)Amanda Mast, family and consumer sciences, Honors Scholar

Peoria County

Chillicothe (61523)Staci Buster, Interdisciplinary Studies Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Corey Gondeck, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Alli Reed, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Elmwood (61529)Shiloh Lueschow, Centennial Honors College Scholar, double major in biology and psychology, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Mapleton (61547)Tiffany Beckman, psychology, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude; Joseph Walters, Physical Education Departmental Scholar
Peoria (61604)Justin Armstrong, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Peoria (61614)Jacob Hansen, biology, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Breeia Little, double major in law enforcement and justice administration and African-American studies, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Carley Seed, biology, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Peoria (61615)Abigail Gibson, forensic chemistry, Honors Scholar; Christopher Ryan Lovingood, College of Fine Arts and Communication Scholar, Broadcasting Departmental Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Pike County

Rockport (62380)Evan Borrowman, agriculture, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Rock Island County

Coal Valley (61240)Rachel Baraks, Liberal Arts and Sciences Departmental Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
East Moline (61244)Megan Hodges, family and consumer sciences, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Dawn Stubbs, elementary education, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Milan (61264)Daniel Williams, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Moline (61265)Victoria Drews, English, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Alisan Reschke, accountancy, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude, Taylar Rosales, management, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Daniela Sosa, accountancy, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Silvis (61282)Saundra Anderson, Engineering Departmental Scholar; Jenna Walker, Art Departmental Scholar

Sangamon County

Pawnee (62558)Danielle Bolsen, agriculture, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Springfield (62702)Dilante Ibeh, political science, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Danielle Sausaman, family and consumer sciences, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Springfield (62703)David Forgas, biology, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Springfield (62712)Quinn Bonansinga, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar

Schuyler County

Rushville (62681)Samantha Morrow, history, Honors Scholar, Spring 2014 Convocation Speaker, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude

Scott County

Winchester (62694)Canaan Daniels, social work, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Emily Kilman, elementary education, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude

Shelby County

Moweaqua (62550)Kyle Wiseman, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Shelbyville (62565)Brittany Peifer, psychology, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude

St. Clair County

Lebanon (62254)Amanda Ellison, Forensic Chemistry Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
O'Fallon (62269)Claire Distler, music, Honors Scholar; Maria Nhu Truc Nguyen, sociology, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude

Stark County

Wyoming (61491)Evan Streitmatter, communication, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Stephenson County

Freeport (61032)Robyn Hauser, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Lena (61048)Danielle Balbach, Accountancy Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude

Tazewell County

Morton (61550)Heather Finley, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar
Pekin (61554)Holly Conlin, social work, Honors Scholar
Washington (61571)Stephanie Martin, exercise science, Honors Scholar

Whiteside County

Fulton (61252)Evan Regenwether, exercise science, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Prophetstown (61277)Stephanie Jacobs, Psychology Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Rock Falls (61071)Megan Salvatori, elementary education, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Sterling (61081)Leah Rodriguez, elementary education, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude

Will County

Beecher (60401)Daniel Biesterfeld, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Zachary Grutzius, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude; Robert Schmeckpeper, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Bolingbrook (60440)Jacob Soto, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Crete (60147)Jeffrey Borkowski, Fire Protection Services Departmental Scholar
Elwood (60421)Rachel Spreitzer, Nursing Departmental Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Frankfort (60423)Alex Gleason, double major in law enforcement and justice administration and political science, Honors Scholar
Homer Glen (60491)Julia Farnesi, general studies, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Joliet (60435)Justin Gierich, engineering technology, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Lockport (60441)Daniel McNally, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude; Sara Stanford, Geology Departmental Scholar
Mokena (60448)Steven Ill, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude; Elizabeth Runia, psychology, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
New Lenox (60451)Caitlyn Wright, Women's Studies Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Plainfield (60585)Kelli O'Malley, liberal arts and sciences, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Plainfield (60586)Caity Hitchins, Communication Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar
Plainfield (60544)Matthew Jeslis, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Winnebago County

Rockford (61107)Quinn Johnson, double major in law enforcement and justice administration and psychology, Honors Scholar
Rockford (61108)Jessie Lantz, double major in recreation, park and tourism administration and communication, Honors Scholar
Roscoe (61073)Kellie Raddatz, family and consumer sciences, Honors Scholar
Winnebago (61088)Rebecca Hickey, law enforcement and justice administration, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude

Woodford County

Eureka (61530)Larissa Mooberry, social work, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Germantown Hills (61458)Dane Severinsen, Instructional Design and Technology Departmental Scholar

Out of State
Indiana

Lakeville (46536)Abigail Davis, biology, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Crown Pointe (46307)Tyler Van Kuiken, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude

Iowa

Bettendorf (52722)Myra Eystad, elementary education, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Eli Kincaid, elementary education, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Bethany Nelson, communication sciences and disorders, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Blue Grass (52726)Mackenzie Gray, Chemistry Departmental Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Burlington (52601)Kristen Elting, social work, Honors Scholar
Clinton (52732)Isaac Jankowski, musical theatre, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Davenport (52803)Dustin Burnaugh, English, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Christina Gallagher-Quilty, psychology, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude; Matthew Leal, exercise science, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Davenport (52804)Di Ann Vulich, English, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Davenport (52806)Heather Carlberg, recreation, park and tourism administration, Honors Scholar
Farmington (52626)Spencer Rider, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Keokuk (52632)Jennifer Symmonds, accountancy, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
Walford (52351)Jessica Miller, law enforcement and justice administration, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Wapello (52653)Brooke Hammond, Supply Chain Management Departmental Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude; Josh Kramer, exercise science, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Michigan

Grand Rapids (49525)Dawn Kerr, general studies, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude

Minnesota

Bloomington (55420)Hannah Van Eendenburg, Anthropology Departmental Scholar, Honors Scholar, will graduate with high academic distinction, Magna Cum Laude
Virginia (55792)Daniel Bidle, finance, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude

Missouri

Canton (63435) – Anthony Ginn, political science, Honors Scholar

Wisconsin

Brookfield (53005)Kristin Becker, nursing, Honors Scholar, will graduate with academic distinction, Cum Laude
New London (54961)Jordan Spaciel, music, Honors Scholar, will graduate with highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude
Stevens Point (54481)Angela Todd, nursing, will graduate with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude

International
Saudi Arabia

Makkah – Ghaidaa Omrani, Health Services Management Departmental Scholar

Sweden

Lidingo – Anna Rebecca Henricson, general studies, will graduate with the highest academic distinction, Summa Cum Laude

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