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The 113th UMW Commencement

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On Saturday, May 8, the University of Montana Western held its 113th Commencement. The 2010 class was the third class to graduate after fully studying under Montana Western's Experience One block scheduling system.

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The University of Montana Western held its 113th commencement on Saturday, May 8 on the UMW campus. [slidepress thickbox='university-of-montana-western-113th-commencement' title="Click here for a photo gallery from Montana Western's 113th Commencement."] The 2010 graduates were the third class to graduate after studying fully under Montana Western’s unique block scheduling system, Experience One, in which students take a single class at a time. Two-hundred and nine students graduated from Montana Western this year. Here is a breakdown of their degrees: 30 Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; 31 Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education; 13 Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education; 39 Bachelor of Science in Business; 8 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; 17 Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship; 39 Bachelor of Arts; 1 Associate of Arts; 10 Associate of Science; 2 Associate of Applied Science in Business; 9 Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education; 6 Associate of Applied Science in Equine Studies; 2 Associate of Applied Science in Natural Horsemanship; 2 Early Childhood Certificate. Option areas for students receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees are as follows: 3 Biology; 4 Biological and Biomedical Sciences; 7 Environmental Interpretation; 11 Environmental Sciences; 4 Literature and Writing; 1 Pre-professional Health Sciences; 8 Social Sciences; 1 Visual Arts. United States Sen. Jon Tester gave the commencement address. In his address, Tester said Montana Western is "bucking the norm" in higher education with Experience One, and he encouraged the students to continue to challenge themselves. "You have the skills," Tester said during his address. "You have the knowledge. The rest is up to you. Use everything you've learned until today to start giving back."

The University of Montana Western class of 2010

Graduates name followed by one asterisk (*) graduated cum laude (3.33-3.64 GPA); graduates’ name followed by two asterisks (**) graduated magna cum laude (3.65-3.84 GPA) and graduates name followed by three asterisks (***) graduated summa cum laude (3.85-4.0 GPA).

^ Completed Honors Program. MONTANA Alberton Bachelor of Science in Business Nicolle Marie Adams Alder Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Megan Doornbos* Anaconda Bachelor of Science in Business Nicholas Max Zacher* Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Katie Hart Magnus* Bainville Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Calie R. Graham Belt Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Aliece Brianne Wichman*** Billings Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Allison Barth,** Nicole Schultz Boulder Bachelor of Science of Arts Ashley Nicole Makowski*** Bachelor of Science in Business Brian T. Dawson** Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Brian T. Dawson**, Jeffrey J. Ford Bozeman Bachelor of Science of Arts Joshua Buckmaster*** Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Brenna J. Randall** Early Childhood Certificate Kari Michel-Conner Browning Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education Terra Dawn Bremner Butte Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education Jennifer Mary Kay Carlson, Misty Habich-Warner, Sharon L. Lofftus, Jodi M. Mulcahy-Salcido, Diana L. Taylor Associate of Science Creighton Larson Bachelor of Arts Joel Hartmann, Kristen K. Luedtke,*** Tyler J. Mullaney, Helen L. Sladek** Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Jenna L. Ebner,** Misty Habich-Warner** Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Christopher J. Heiland,** Laura Ann Herlson,*** Amber Jordyn Hickman,** Lisa Krug,** Austin R. Peaslee,** Malissa Kay Rosales,* Maria Oritiz St. John Cascade Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Christa Rozann Sprout** Choteau Associate of Applied Science in Equine Studies Misti Jo Crawford Bachelor of Arts Jarrod Charles Nichter Conrad Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Tammy Sawyer** Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Jeremiah Pearson* Corvallis Bachelor of Science in Business Melissa Louise Byrne,* Nicholas Adam Jahnke Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Maria L. Peterson** Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Sean McKinney Darby Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Joey Heather Tenzer** Deer Lodge Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education Melissa A. Whitten Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Melissa A. Whitten*** Dell Bachelor of Arts Ben Collier Yarbrough, III Dillon Associate of Applied Science in Business Michael C. Berry, Shannon Lynn Devers

Associate of Science

Keith Nelson Curtis Bachelor of Arts Dustin Anderson,** William Alexander Bauerle,* Deborah R. Burwell, Malena I. Frandsen, Clint Hultberg,* Deborah Seymour,** Derik Seymour Bachelor of Science in Business Cody Anderson,* Lee Ann Harrison,** Kayle G. Nichols,** Chad Schira, Jason Michael Schumacher,* Cory Joseph Streett, Jamie L. Williamson Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Connie Rae DuBois, Elizabeth Thornton** Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Cara LaPierre* Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Katie Lynne Hansen,*** Mitchell Jessen,** Daniel Williams* Divide Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Anna Caddy** East Helena Bachelor of Arts Dillon Johnson Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Kelli E. Johnson** Ennis Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Christopher O. Orr* Eureka Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Cathleen Flanagan*** Fairfield Bachelor of Science in Business Ashley D. Huffman** Florence Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Andrea Nicole Marler*** Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Ryan Anthony Hansen,* Mark William Ward** Forsyth Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Stephanie S. Dana*** Bachelor of Science in Business Chase Elwood Wanner*** Frenchtown Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Suzanne Marty* Gardiner Bachelor of Science in Business Emily A. Cunningham Great Falls Bachelor of Science in Business Casey Jo Gallagher Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Randy Rust Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Jennifer Lynn McWilliams*** Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Megan Bannon*** Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education David Bruce Lietz*** Hamilton Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Kirsten Morasko*** Havre Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Lora Hanson*** Helena Associate of Arts Rebecca Kirkland Associate of Science Rebecca Kirkland Bachelor of Arts Andrew Christopher Christian Bachelor of Science in Business Administration James Paul Bisom, Jessica R. Worsech Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Melody Adamson,* Heather Rae Aldrich,* Taylor Rae Mahoney,* Heidi Jo Westerbuhr*** Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Alyx Andrea Demers* Early Childhood Certificate Heidi Jo Westerbuhr Kalispell Associate of Science Amanda Irene Lidstrom Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Stephanie Nicole Hawe,*** Valissa R. Pitts*** Laurel Bachelor of Arts Steven Miles Fox Lewistown Bachelor of Science in Business James Irish Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Patricia Butler*** Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Krystal Ruth Ferguson*** Lima Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Jenna Leigh Schnitzler Lincoln Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Dillon E. Krier* Livingston Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Stevi Jackson,** Cathy Jonell* Miles City Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Jody Burman*** Missoula Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education Elizabeth Schneiter Associate of Science Cody A. Frey Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Trista L. Bigart,* Mary Patricia Hertz*** Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Alicia A. Kupilik* Pony Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Stephanie A. Ehlers** Ronan Bachelor of Arts Jamie Lynn Lake* Roy Bachelor of Arts Joshua Allen VanWoert Seeley Lake Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Kimberly Anne Brekke** Sheridan Bachelor of Arts Krystal Ann Schwartz Associate of Applied Science in Equine Studies Samantha Lueck Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Samantha Lueck* Sidney Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Carol Kunnerup** Simms Bachelor of Science in Business Derek M. Gustafson Stanford Bachelor of Arts Andrew Ridgeway Stevensville Bachelor of Science in Business Daniel Creech* Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Kelsey J. Pollman** Superior Bachelor of Science in Business Willow J. Kelly* Terry Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Greg Thomas Mendenhall* Three Forks Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Jacob C. Rose Troy Bachelor of Arts Chad Myers Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Stephanie Renee-Lee Wallace* Twin Bridges Bachelor of Arts Lindsey Marie Nicholls* White Sulphur Springs Bachelor of Science in Business Kevin Edward Zimmerman Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Emily Mae Shinabarger* Whitefish Associate of Science Wesley Kyle Steenhoven Bachelor of Arts Ashley I. Sudan** Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Walker Harold Quiram** Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Cooper Itsumi Muraoka Worden Bachelor of Arts Michael R. Morales

OUT-OF-STATE ALASKA Anchorage Associate of Applied Science in Natural Horsemanship Jamie Lee Paeth Big Lake Bachelor of Science in Business Courtney Maye Elder* Juneau Bachelor of Arts William Burton* Willow Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Colton R. Conner ARIZONA Buckeye Bachelor of Science in Business Taylor Nahrgang Phoenix Bachelor of Arts Amber Lynn Maniates** CALIFORNIA Fairfield Bachelor of Science in Business Kristen Gfroerer** Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Kristen Gfroerer** Norwalk Bachelor of Science in Business Reginald L. West Jr. Richmond Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Sharmayne Ann MacEwan*** Sacramento Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Melissa Smith* Santee Bachelor of Arts Kellie Lynne Smith Shasta Lake Bachelor of Arts Heather Erin Reiss* Springville Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education Rebecca Womack COLORADO Carbondale Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Ashley L. Jammaron* Fort Morgan Bachelor of Science in Business Fred Deffenbaugh* Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Fred Deffenbaugh* HAWAII Kapolei Bachelor of Science in Business Michael Peato Moefu* Wahiawa Associate of Science Joseph P. Ruane Waimanalo Bachelor of Science in Business Raylan Keahua Raaoao Bowman IDAHO Challis Bachelor of Science in Business Justin Keppner Glenns Ferry Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Omar Rodriguez Hailey Bachelor of Science in Business Joshua Jon Van Dyck** Paul Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Jeff Klamm Pocatello Bachelor of Science in Business Maxwell Black* Bachelor of Arts Alex George Head, Stetson Darys Wilson* Post Falls Bachelor of Science in Business Ryan T. Shuck*** Salmon Associate of Science William Luke Livingston Bachelor of Science in Business Rose Anne Bardin Tendoy Bachelor of Science in Business Brenna K. Nicks MICHIGAN Carleton Associate of Applied Science in Equine Studies Miranda Ploeger Associate of Applied Science in Natural Horsemanship Miranda Ploeger MINNESOTA Lake Elmo Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Stephanie N. Wood** MISSISSIPPI Tupelo Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Cooper Morgan NEVADA Las Vegas Associate of Science Kevin VanLandingham Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Amanda L. Carlson* Wells Bachelor of Arts Rachelle N. Pearson* Winnemucca Bachelor of Science in Business Daniel P. Ferraro** NEBRASKA Bassett Bachelor of Arts Anna Marie Graesser** Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Anna Marie Graesser** NEW YORK Chestertown Bachelor of Science in Business Amber E. Millington* OREGON Baker City Associate of Applied Science in Equine Studies Megan Miller Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Dorothea G. Coomer,** Megan Miller*** Burns Associate of Applied Science in Equine Studies Amy C. Dellera Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Amy C. Dellera** Prineville Associate of Science Rachael Conley PENNSYLVANIA Fairview Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Emelia H. Nagle* TEXAS Livingston Bachelor of Arts Katlyn D. Batt** WASHINGTON Bremerton Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Desiree Casey* Kennewick Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Kahli Danielle Gerken*** Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Amanda Jeanne Hickman Lynnwood Bachelor of Science in Business Samantha Marie Thorning** Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Samantha Marie Thorning** Seattle Bachelor of Arts Cailin Smith** Spokane Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Matthew H. Crater** Yakima Bachelor of Arts Tana Marie Nulph WISCONSIN Stoughton Bachelor of Arts Heather Anne Brooks INTERNATIONAL CANADA Cochrane, Alberta Bachelor of Science in Business Bryce John Hafso* Pincher Creek, Alberta Associate of Applied Science in Equine Studies Shaylee Rae French ENGLAND Essex Bachelor of Arts Eira Booth** Bachelor of Science in Natural Horsemanship Caroline Crowther** GERMANY Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Heather Lin Lum