From the Manchester College Archives

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The Class of 2010

Sen. Lugar to Manchester grads:

You’ve got what it takes to succeed

U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar felt right at home May 23 as he addressed the Class of 2010 of Manchester College and received an honorary degree.

He’d spoken on the northern Indiana campus before, as a high school participant in a debate contest, and to the Class of 1970, when he was mayor of Indianapolis. But he also identified strongly with the graduates because he, too, is a product of a small, independent school – Denison University in central Ohio.

Manchester College awarded 143 bachelor of science degrees, 46 bachelor of arts degrees, two associate of arts degrees, and the honorary doctor of humane letters. It was Manchester’s 121st commencement.

“Like each of you, I had the benefit of attending a small college that expanded my horizons and facilitated lasting friendships,” he told Manchester graduates. “At their best, small colleges are devoted to the lofty goal of developing whole people who can navigate the intersections among financial futures, private lives, public duties and spiritual cores.

“Through art, business, science, the humanities, management or other talents developed here, you will be a productive individual who will be willing and able to take action in the service of moral values and human welfare.”

Lugar also had encouraging words in a difficult job market. “… we should understand that the current climate of international economic dynamism rewards education above all other commodities. It rewards those with multiple skills who dedicate themselves to a lifetime of learning.”

President Jo Young Switzer shone the light on the very full arena audience: “Our graduates here today know that their successes came about not just from their own efforts. They relied on their parents and families for financial help, encouragement, care packages, attendance at concerts, recitals and athletic competitions, and warm welcomes at home over breaks.” Loud applause erupted from the robed graduates and faculty.

Before their march out into the hot May afternoon and the arms of their loved ones, the Class of 2010 heard final words from their College president: “Deal directly with your problems. Your Manchester experience has taught you alternatives to violence – both physical and verbal. … Treat the earth kindly. … Pass on the gifts you have been given.”

Class of 2010

    ***summa cum laude  **magna cum laude  *cum laude


Graduate Deg. Major Hometown
Emily Abraham* BS Biology-Chemistry Jackson, Mich.
Malika Adam BS Accounting North Manchester, Ind.
Jasmyne Ahmad BS Political Science Dayton, Ohio
Tiffany Alva BS Environ. Studies/Biology Medaryville, Ind.
Lindsay Anderson BS Educational Studies Hammond, Ind.
Nicole Anderson BS Music/K-12 Instrumental Frewsburg, N.Y.
Emily Ashbrook BA Political Science Peru, Ind.
Joshua Atkinson BA History Portland, Ind.
Jared Baker BS Political Science New Haven, Ind.
Alison Baker** BA Early-Mid Education/Mild Int. Bristol, Ind.
Janel Barsich* BA Management Crown Point, Ind.
Scott Bartley BS Computer Science South Bend, Ind.
Emily Bauman BS Early/Mid Education South Whitley, Ind.
Ronald Berish*** BS Biology-Chemistry Columbia City, Ind.
Tiffany Berkebile* BA Communication/Spanish Walkerton, Ind.
Paul Billingsley BA Philosophy/Religion Batesville, Ind.
Benjamin Bingham BS Athletic Training Wilder, Ky.
Zachary Blatz BS Chemistry Wabash, Ind.
Austin Blomeke BA Art Kendallville, Ind.
Kara Bolinger BS Early-Mid Education Columbia City, Ind.
Rosemary Bond BS Management Saint Charles, Mo.
Kelsey Box BA Sociology Mooresville, Ind.
Beau Bradtmiller BS Accounting Markle, Ind.
Kristi Brown BS Early-Mid Education Veedersburg, Ind.
Korey Bucher BS Early-Mid Education Plymouth, Ind.
Joshua Buell BS Computer Science Angola, Ind.
Kalie Carlisle BS K-12 Adapted Phys Educ Evansville, Ind.
Thomas Carlson BS Marketing Westfield, Ind.
Timothy Carver BS Communication Studies Amboy, Ind.
Samantha Carwile BA Peace Studies Anderson, Ind.
Chris Cecil BS Management/Marketing Indianapolis
Colin Clemens BS Marketing Warsaw, Ind.
Jordan Cork BS Fitness & Sport Management Speedway, Ind.
Travis Crosby BS Marketing Fort Wayne, Ind.
Sarah Curry** BS Biology/Environ. Studies Fishers, Ind.
Tihitina Dagnew*** BS Political Science/Economics Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Lane Davis BS Accounting Bourbon, Ind.
Catherine Davis* BA Art Argos, Ind.
Michael DePoy BS Sociology South Bend, Ind.
Mary Dickey BS Early-Mid Education/Mild Int. Goshen, Ind.
Jacqueline Dobbert BS Biology Greentown, Ind.
Hannah Doenges* BA French/Political Science Fort Wayne, Ind.
Amanda Donelson BS Athletic Training Kokomo, Ind.
Joseph Dwars BS Fitness & Sport Management Munster, Ind.
Alyson Edwards BS Sociology Fort Wayne, Ind.
Joe Egner BS Fitness & Sport Management Silver Lake, Ind.
Andrew Evans BS Management North Manchester, Ind.
Lisa Ewing*** BA Spanish Auburn, Ind.
Jonathan Fagan BA Religion Indianapolis
Stephen Fakoyejo* BS Biology-Chemistry Abuja, Nigeria
Brandon Fancher BS Exercise Science Indianapolis
Joshua Faudree BS Music Fishers, Ind.
Melissa Faudree BS Communication Studies Fishers, Ind.
Nikki Ferguson BA 5-12 Social Studies Fort Wayne, Ind.
Carol Fike BS Early-Mid Education/Mild Int. Pearl City, Ill.
Michelle Fishburn BS Accounting Denver, Ind.
Cassandra Franks BA Accounting/Finance Warsaw, Ind.
Jordan Frye BS Sociology Wabash, Ind.
Josalyn Frye* BA Psychology Alexandria, Ind.
Beau Fulk BS Biology-Chemistry Fort Wayne, Ind.
Spencer Fulk BA Art Fort Wayne, Ind.
Kathryn Garrett* BA Political Science Wolcott, Ind.
Jaclyn Gore BS Early-Mid Education Valparaiso, Ind.
Nyssa Gore BA 5-12 Mathematics Monticello, Ind.
Caleb Grimes BA English South Haven, Mich.
Shaun Guthrie BS Sociology Bedford, Ind.
Daniel Haffner BS 5-12 Mathematics Ridgeville, Ind.
Erica Hahn BS Finance/Economics Walkerton, Ind.
Adam Hall BS 5-12 Social Studies Wabash, Ind.
Nicole Hammond BA Biology-Chemistry/Spanish Mishawaka, Ind.
Laura Hand BS Finance/Economics North Manchester, Ind.
Robin Harmon BS Early-Mid Education/Mild Int. Warsaw, Ind.
Anna Harvey BA Art Indianapolis
Benjamin Harvey*** BA Religion Ann Arbor, Mich.
Ashlee Haviland BS Biology/Environ. Studies North Manchester, Ind.
Benjamin Haviland BS Accounting North Manchester, Ind.
Erica Hedges BS Ath. Training/Exercise Science Holland, Mich.
Katie Hileman BS Social Work Akron, Ind.
Nathan Hodges BS Communication Studies Crawfordsville, Ind.
Terry Honeycutt BS History Wabash, Ind.
Lauren Houser*** BS Early-Mid Education/Mild Int. Middlebury, Ind.
Wasim Jabari BS Marketing/Management East Jerusalem, Israel
Andrew Jackson BS Accounting Jackson, Mich.
Braden Jones BS K-12 Health & Phys. Ed. Walton, Ind.
Jermiah Jones BS Marketing East Chicago, Ind.
Lauren Kalis BS Exercise Science Hebron, Ind.
Joshua Kapla BS Exercise Science Hudsonville, Mich.
Katrina Kardys BA English Hoagland, Ind.
Kessie Karg BS Psychology North Manchester, Ind.
Chris Kayondo BS Accounting/Finance Kampala, Uganda
Carmen Keller BS Accounting Urbana, Ind.
Tanalee Kelley AA Early Childhood Education Columbia City, Ind.
Jaron Kellie BS Management Roachdale, Ind.
Adam King* BS English Bluffton, Ind.
Stephani King BS Management Liberty Mills, Ind.
Sahara Kipfer* BA Early-Mid Education Bluffton, Ind.
Corinna Klawon BS Management/Marketing Hamburg, Germany
Brianna Knight BS Psychology Peru, Ind.
Casey Lambert* BA English Chesterton, Ind.
Evan Lancaster BS Marketing/Management Warsaw, Ind.
Brenna Leach BS Biology-Chemistry Frankfort, Ind.
Ebony Lee BS General Business South Bend, Ind.
Jonathan Lehman BA History Silver Lake, Ind.
Alyca Lupkin BS Psychology Yoder, Ind.
Alyssa Machamer BS Biology-Chemistry Winamac, Ind.
Lindsey Machamer BS Biology-Chemistry Winamac, Ind.
Kamau Maina BS Computer Science Nairobi, Kenya
Sally Maxwell BA Early-Mid Education Delphi, Ind.
Jeffrey McDonald BS Fitness & Sport Management Rome City, Ind.
Richard McKee BS Fitness & Sport Management Elkhart, Ind.
Robert McKerr BS 5-12 Social Studies Fort Wayne, Ind.
Jessica Mertz* BA Athletic Training Kendallville, Ind.
Elizabeth Miller BS Athletic Training Richmond, Ind.
Michelle Miller* BS Sec. Ed. Math./Mathematics La Porte, Ind.
Corinna Miner BS Peace Studies Elgin, Ill.
Brandon Minglin BS Early-Mid Education Logansport, Ind.
Nicholas Miranda BS Psychology Kissimmee, Fla.
Elizabeth Mishler* BA Biology-Chemistry Phoenix, Ariz.
Allison Moore BS Early-Mid Education South Bend, Ind.
Tiffany Moore BS Accounting Ossian, Ind.
Kelsey Morris BS Early-Mid Education/Mild Int. Bellefontaine, Ohio
Joshua Mote BS Marketing/Management Russiaville, Ind.
Matthew Mullen BS Marketing Shelbyville, Ind.
Jessica Mullin** BA Biology-Chemistry Indianapolis
Whitney Nesbitt BS Psychology Rome City, Ind.
Mickele Nicolazzo BA Religion/Philosophy Warminster, Pa.
Erica Nisley BA Psychology Shipshewana, Ind.
Natalie Noblitt BS Exercise Science Roachdale, Ind.
Vienna Noel BS Accounting Galveston, Ind.
Christopher Null BS Management Goshen, Ind.
Adrienne Numbers BA Ath. Training/Exercise Science Woodburn, Ind.
Sara Olson BA Marketing Portage, Ind.
Rebecca Oren BS Psychology Vandalia, Ohio
Margaret Orzeske BS Psychology Indianapolis
Jeremy Patterson BS Management/Marketing Auburn, Ind.
Kristen Patz BS Social Work North Manchester, Ind.
Brandt Patz BA Finance North Manchester, Ind.
Bryan Pehlke BS Accounting Fort Wayne, Ind.
Jessica Phifer BS Social Work Atlanta, Ind.
Micah Phillipson BA Marketing/Management Columbia City, Ind.
Melissa Piazza BS Psychology Warsaw, Ind.
Sarah Purdy BS K-12 Health & Phys. Educ. North Manchester, Ind.
Jeremiah Rakoczy BS Elem. Educ., Non-Teaching South Whitley, Ind.
M. Ramirez Mendez BS Computer Science Akron, Ind.
James Reed BS K-12 Adapted Phys. Educ. Gas City, Ind.
Amy Reidhaar* BS Biology-Chemistry Fort Wayne, Ind.
Sheena Richard* BA Religion/Sociology Rochester, Ind.
Amber Richey BS Psychology Claypool, Ind.
Keegan Robinson BA Exercise Science Crawfordsville, Ind.
Christopher Rowe BS Biology-Chemistry Belleville, Mich.
John Sams BS Management Benton Harbor, Mich.
Matthew Sarber BS History Plymouth, Ind.
Kristi Sattison BS Political Science Waterloo, Ind.
Dustin Schutte BS History Walton, Ind.
Andrew Scolaro BS Exercise Science Zionsville, Ind.
Tyler Secor BS Music/Music Composition North Manchester, Ind.
Caleb Seidner BS Athletic Training Montpelier, Ind.
Liane Shaffer** BA Accounting/Finance Decatur, Ind.
Brett Smalley BS K-12 Health & Phys Educ Forest, Ohio
Bryan Smethers BA Finance Columbia City, Ind.
Nicholas Smith BS Elem. Educ. Non-Teach. South Whitley, Ind.
Tasia Smith BS Early-Mid Education Warsaw, Ind.
Tyler Smith BS K-12 Health, P.E./Ex. Science Lima, Ohio
Heather Snyder BS Sociology Warsaw, Ind.
Jordan Snyder BS Exercise Science New Haven, Ind.
Micah Sollenberger BS Philosophy North Manchester, Ind.
Corey Spangle BS Athletic Training Claypool, Ind.
Steven Stapleton BS Accounting Claypool, Ind.
James Steele BS Sociology Wabash, Ind.
Michael Steinhofer BS Communication Studies South Bend, Ind.
Robin Steinman BS Environmental Studies Bourbon, Ind.
Deana Strantz BA 5-12 Social Studies/History Monticello, Ind.
Mark Sudhoff BS Management/Marketing Warsaw, Ind.
Steven Tidwell BS Marketing LeClaire, Iowa
Emily Toole** BA Educational Studies/Psychology Osceola, Ind.
Sarah Turner BS Chemistry Granger, Ind.
Kyle Watson BA Chemistry Winona Lake, Ind.
Trenton Weisser* BS Political Science Milford, Ind.
Bryan Wellman BS Management Auburn, Ind.
Angelett Wells AA Gerontology South Bend, Ind.
Brandon Wells** BS Exercise Science Woodburn, Ind.
Jacob Wenger* BS Environ. Studies/Biology Petersburg, Pa.
Chad West BS History North Manchester, Ind.
Whitney Whitehair BS Early-Mid Education/Mild Int. Albany, Ind.
Rachel Wilkinson BS Marketing/Management North Manchester, Ind.
Andrew Williams BS Athletic Training Middlebury, Ind.
Margaret Winey* BS Accounting Mishawaka, Ind.
Samuel Wysong* BA 5-12 Math./Mathematics Fort Wayne, Ind.
Jordin Youst BS Accounting Plymouth, Ind.
Ellen Zemlin BA History/Sociology Carmel, Ind.
Alisha Zuber BS Biology Auburn, Ind.



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