2016 December Commencement

December 2016 CommencementOn Saturday, Dec. 10, Trinity celebrated the graduation of 112 baccalaureate, Adult Studies, and graduate students.

Pres. Kurt D. Dykstra greeted the graduates, family, friends, faculty, and staff who gathered in Ozinga Auditorium for the ceremony. Director of Adult Studies Education Dr. Sharon Price offered the invocation. Dr. Lou Sytsma, professor of chemistry emeritus, gave the address, “A Tassel to Remember.”

Dr. Craig Mattson, professor communication arts, and Christian Perry ’16 provided the commencement litany. Trinity’s Provost Dr. Aaron Kuecker provided honors recognition and presented the graduates. Master of Arts candidates in counseling psychology and special education LBS 1 participated in the hooding ceremony.

Following closing remarks by Pres. Dykstra, those in attendance sang “Joy to the World.” Rev. Willis Van Groningen, Ph.D., chaplain and dean of spiritual formation, gave the benediction.

The video of the 2016 December Commencement is available for viewing.

 

Candidates for Degrees:

MASTER OF ARTS

William Rudy Brinati
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
Norridge, Illinois

Kimberly Catherine Curry
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
Chicago, Illinois

Ezekiel Armah Odonkor
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
Accra, Ghana

Bolaji Adesewa Oke-Samuel
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
Dolton, Illinois

Sandra J. Radja
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
Oak Lawn, Illinois

Veda Wiley
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
Calumet Park, Illinois

Jennifer Elizabeth Worley
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
Oak Forest, Illinois

Melissa Rae Ballard
SPECIAL EDUCATION LBS I
Manhattan, Illinois

Rebecca Lee Bauer
SPECIAL EDUCATION LBS I
Burbank, Illinois

Elizabeth Teora Brent
SPECIAL EDUCATION LBS I
Chicago, Illinois

Kerrigan Theresa Byrne
SPECIAL EDUCATION LBS I
Wheaton, Illinois

Francine Castillo
SPECIAL EDUCATION LBS I
Flossmoor, Illinois

William John Connelly
SPECIAL EDUCATION LBS I
Oak Forest, Illinois

Mallory Deborah Grieger
SPECIAL EDUCATION LBS I
Chicago, Illinois

Susan Beth Hoekstra
SPECIAL EDUCATION LBS I
Westmont, Illinois

Julie-Kate Regan
SPECIAL EDUCATION LBS I
Palos, Park, Illinois

Laura Anne Tucker
SPECIAL EDUCATION LBS I
Homewood, Illinois

Marita Alicia Urban
SPECIAL EDUCATION LBS I
Westchester, Illinois

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS
(MAJOR, Minor)

Jennifer Emelia Blomgren
ART EDUCATION, Education
Rockford, Illinois

Mark Boccia
HISTORY EDUCATION, Education
Mokena, Illinois

Robert Joseph Brida
HISTORY EDUCATION, Education
Berwyn, Illinois

Jasmine Elizabeth Brown
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, Special Education
Bolingbrook, Illinois

Joanne Denise Bynum
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION STUDIES, Science, Psychology
Schaumburg, Illinois

McKenzie Marie Catey
EXERCISE SCIENCE, Psychology
Monee, Illinois

Amira Daoud
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, Mathematics
Bridgeview, Illinois

Mai Eid
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION STUDIES, Science
Chicago, Illinois

Caley Elliott
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION STUDIES, Science
Burbank, Illinois

Sharon Lynn Grasso
SPECIAL EDUCATION, ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Orland Park, Illinois

Jessica Lane Gunderson
PHYSICAL EDUCATION, Education, Special Education
Chicago Ridge, Illinois

Carly Christine Hagen
SPECIAL EDUCATION, ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Plainfield, Illinois

Michelle Shelby Hensley
MATHEMATICS EDUCATION, Education, English
Steger, Illinois

Alexander Guy Huffhines
THEOLOGY, Philosophy
Berwyn, Illinois

Audrey Chemese Heather James
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, Science
Park Forest, Illinois

Martin Gabriel Johnson
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, Special Education
Homewood, Illinois

Corrine Kalebich
ENGLISH EDUCATION, Education
Oak Forest, Illinois

Anna Kallemeyn
HISTORY, Art History, Philosophy
Tinley Park, Illinois

Scott Michael Kingdom
PHYSICAL EDUCATION, Education
Chicago Heights, Illinois

Michael Charles Kochendorfer
CHURCH AND MINISTRY LEADERSHIP, THEOLOGY
Plainfield, Illinois

Sarah Katherine Krause
ENGLISH, Theology
Tinley Park, Illinois

Kolleen Marie Krygsheld
PSYCHOLOGY, Special Education
Lansing, Illinois

Heather Lafond
ENGLISH EDUCATION, Education
Steger, Illinois

Margaret LaFond
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, Science
Steger, Illinois

Jeromy Thomas Lindemulder
PSYCHOLOGY, Philosophy
Monee, Illinois

Elizabeth Lopez
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION STUDIES, Psychology
Blue Island, Illinois

Thomas Aaron Martin
EXERCISE SCIENCE, Psychology
Evergreen Park, Illinois

Dominique Michelle McCullough
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, Science
Chicago, Illinois

Brandon Lee McLelland
THEOLOGY, CHURCH AND MINISTRY LEADERSHIP
Chicago Ridge, Illinois

Alex C. Medina
SPORT AND EXERCISE STUDIES, Spanish
Merrionette Park, Illinois

Pamela Muhammad
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION STUDIES, English
Chicago, Illinois

Jeavonna Rose Munoz
SPECIAL EDUCATION, ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Burbank, Illinois

Kristen Lynn Oquendo
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, Science
Chicago, Illinois

Emily Paluch
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, Special Education
Orland Park, Illinois

Christian Dwane Perry
POLITICAL SCIENCE, History, Education Studies
Chicago, Illinois

Sarah Adair Preyss
SPECIAL EDUCATION, ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Burbank, Illinois

Samantha Maria Rodriguez
SPECIAL EDUCATION, ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Chicago, Illinois

Rana Najeh Samara
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION STUDIES, Science
Worth, Illinois

Ashley Christine Schubert
SPECIAL EDUCATION, ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Hickory Hills, Illinois

Lea Stankus
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, Science
Palos Heights, Illinois

Danielle Alexandra Stark
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, Marketing
Palos Hills, Illinois

Talia Strnad
COMPUTING, Spanish
Western Springs, Illinois

LaToya Marie Turner
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION STUDIES, Science
Merrionette Park, Illinois

John Philip Meneses Zahlmann
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, Special Education
Oak Lawn, Illinois

Edgar Zavala
PHYSICAL EDUCATION, Education, Health Education
Chicago, Illinois

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Antonio Abraham Andere Jr.
PSYCHOLOGY
Alsip, Illinois

Jason A. Banks
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Naperville, Illinois

Oscar Lee Barrera
PSYCHOLOGY
Oak Lawn, Illinois

Lilly Chapman
BUSINESS
Chicago, Illinois

Meilani Yamil Cruz
PSYCHOLOGY
Chicago Ridge, Illinois

Kaleb Joel DeJager
ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT
Alsip, Illinois

Joshua Andrew DeYoung
ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT
Lansing, Illinois

Brandon Wayne Douglas
PSYCHOLOGY
Bloomington, Illinois

Brenda R. Evers
BUSINESS
Chicago Heights, Illinois

Jan Santos Ferreria
MARKETING
Orland Park, Illinois

Jedediah Amos Gaffron
PSYCHOLOGY
Chicago, Illinois

Kathleen Gutchewsky
PSYCHOLOGY
Hometown, Illinois

Candice Marie Harris
BIOLOGY, Chemistry
Dolton, Illinois

Alexa Rae Kacerovskis
PSYCHOLOGY
Orland Park, Illinois

Jacqueline Sue Krestel
PSYCHOLOGY
Hickory Hills, Illinois

Christopher Scott Kuyvenhoven
MARKETING
Orland Park, Illinois

Mary M. LeCompte
PSYCHOLOGY
Westchester, Illinois

Shymaa Amin Maali
PSYCHOLOGY
Palos Hills, Illinois

Mary Loretta McMahon
PSYCHOLOGY
Chicago, Illinois

Kathleen Grace Murphy
PSYCHOLOGY
Oak Lawn, Illinois

Tina Marie Musolino
PSYCHOLOGY
Chicago, Illinois

Lynn Ann Nicholson
CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Psychology
Mazon, Illinois

Kolade I. Oloba
BUSINESS
Mount Prospect, Illinois

Eduardo A. Pérez
BUSINESS
Chicago, Illinois

Michael Angelo Rodriguez
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Chicago, Illinois

Jenna Marie Scinto
PSYCHOLOGY
Chicago Ridge, Illinois

Tina M. Snyder
BUSINESS
Chicago, Illinois

Jessica Sosa
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Chicago, Illinois

Lisa Surdyk
BUSINESS
Alsip, Illinois

Mary Frances Tesher
PSYCHOLOGY
Tinley Park, Illinois

Sandra Marie Walker
PSYCHOLOGY
Oak Lawn, Illinois

Zakia Nabuti Waziri
PSYCHOLOGY
Chicago, Illinois

Scott M. Zablotny
PSYCHOLOGY
Alsip, Illinois

Christopher Zoeterman
ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT
Tinley Park, Illinois

 

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK

Kayla Nicole Boldt
SOCIAL WORK
Lakeland, Florida

Veronica Margaret Cullinan
SOCIAL WORK
Orland Park, Illinois

Miranda Nell Deuter
SOCIAL WORK
Oak Forest, Illinois

Abigail Elaine Gibson
SOCIAL WORK
Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Rita S. Johnson
SOCIAL WORK
Chicago, Illinois

Natalie Lavaretto
SOCIAL WORK
Orland Park, Illinois

 

LICENSURE

Waleed Atawneh
BUSINESS EDUCATION
Oak Lawn, Illinois

Katrina Danielle Beatty
MUSIC EDUCATION
Chicago, Illinois

Amanda Renee Borchert
ART EDUCATION
New Lenox, Illinois

Jason Briski
CHEMISTRY EDUCATION
Schaumburg, Illinois

Catherine Cavoto
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Naperville, Illinois

Nicholas Hastings
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Shorewood, Illinois

Cha Ok Peralta Martinez
ART EDUCATION
Mokena, Illinois

Joseph Masterson
SPANISH EDUCATION
Oak Lawn, Illinois

Phillip John Messina
MUSIC EDUCATION
Evergreen Park, Illinois