Locals earn degrees from Kishwaukee College


MALTA — Kishwaukee College has announced graduates for Fall 2018.
Graduation Honors are divided into three categories based on final cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale: summa cum laude-GPA between 3.75-4.0; magna cum laude-GPA between 3.5-3.749; cum laude-GPA between 3.25-3.499.  Students who fulfill requirements for a certificate and have a final cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher are awarded a certificate with distinction.
The college held a commencement ceremony for the Fall 2018 graduates on Dec. 15 on campus. There were 244 students who completed the requirements for degrees, certificates and credentials in their programs in Fall 2018.
Local students
The following local students completed the requirements for graduation from Kishwaukee College:
Mykayla Page, of Chana, Associate in Science; Josie M. Grzywa, of Esmond, Associate in Arts; Colton Alan Beaird, AAS, Criminal Justice-General, Cum Laude, and Taniya Ritenour, AAS, Criminal Justice-Forensic Tech, Summa Cum Laude, both of Lindenwood; Veronica Jane Avolio, Associate in Arts, PTK, Magna Cum Laude, Matthew Delbert Buck, Associate in Arts, Marili Cervantes, CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, With Distinction, Erin L. Decker, CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, McKenzie S. Doerr, CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, Terre Danaye Eckhardt, AAS, Criminal Justice-General, PTK, Magna Cum Laude, CERT, Traffic Investigations, PTK, With Distinction, CERT, Criminal Justice Management, PTK, With Distinction, CERT, Social Role of Law Enforcement, PTK, With Distinction, Morelia Escutia, CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, Alexander Gaytan, Associate in Arts, Kristen R. Glavac, Associate in Science, Joshua M. Goff, AAS, Registered Nursing, Cum Laude, Rachel M. Guerrero, Associate in Science, Brian J. Heinrich, Associate in Arts, Monica Hernandez  Jr., CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, Nancy J Hernandez, CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, Heather Marie Johnson, Associate in Science, Cum Laude, Ahllam Khattab, Associate in Science, Mya J. Latta, CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, Laura A. Lopez, CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, With Distinction, Arista L. McCollum, CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, Israel Nava, Associate in Science, Christina L. Neale, Associate in Science, Kaytlin L. Neale, CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, Christine Newman-Askins, Associate in Arts, Cum Laude, Tiffany Newman-Askins, Associate in Arts, Cum Laude, Kaitlynn M. Ost, CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, Ellaine M. Pontes Correia, Associate in Science, Summa Cum Laude, Honors, Skyler Matthew Quinn, Associate in Science, Olivia P. Ramos, CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, Yvonne Rodriguez, Associate in Arts, Cynthia A. Roushia, Associate in Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Early Childhood Education, Magna Cum Laude, Rigel A. Salas  Jr., CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, Pablo Sanchez, CERT, Industrial Electronics, Marisa L. Tague, AAS.NUR.366, Registered Nursing, AAS, Cheyene L. Watson, CERT, Basic Nurse Assisting, Briana Christine Williams, Associate in Arts, Cum Laude, Ryan Matthew Winterton, AAS.CRJ.228, Criminal Justice-General, AAS, Magna Cum Laude, all of Rochelle; Amber Tarryn Lawrence, Associate in Science, Zackary K. Lawrence, CERT, EMT, and Kourtney Elizabeth Ranken, AAS, Diesel Power Technology, all of Steward.
Note that PTK denotes Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member.

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