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Written by Keri Rursch   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 08:25

ROCK ISLAND, IL (06/05/2013)(readMedia)-- Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., held commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 19. lllinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride delivered the commencement speech, and 522 students graduated.

Among the graduates:

Kyle Amati, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in music education instrumental.

Amber Anderson, from Port Byron, Ill., graduated with a major in accounting.

Courtney Anderson, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in English.

Anthony Ash, from Davenport, Iowa, graduated with a major in accounting and business administration-finance.

Jennifer Baker, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in psychology.

Hannah Barney, from Bettendorf, Iowa, graduated with a major in business administration-marketing and communication studies.

Samantha Bazely, from Coal Valley, Ill., graduated with a major in communication studies.

Allie Bierhaus, from Bettendorf, Iowa, graduated with a major in elementary education and Spanish.

Brandy Blakeney, from East Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in applied mathematics and Scandinavian.

Christopher Boley, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in political science.

Austin Boyle, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in business administration-finance, political science, and accounting.

Joe Bright, from Erie, Ill., graduated with a major in political science and international business.

Jasmine Brooks, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in political science.

Ryan Brummet, from Port Byron, Ill., graduated with a major in mathematics, applied mathematics, and computer science.

Arielle Campos, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in art.

Ceara Campos, from Rock Falls, Ill., graduated with a major in business administration-management.

Richard Coppula, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in environmental studies.

Angela Cummins, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in communication sciences and disorders.

Nicholas Cummins, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in biology.

George Dexter, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in communication studies.

Grace Drenth, from Davenport, Iowa, graduated with a major in psychology.

Zachary Dryoel, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in economics.

Alannah Golden, from Davenport, Iowa, graduated with a major in elementary education.

Aurora Graze, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in sociology-social welfare.

Jonathan Grchan, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in business administration - management information system.

Asta Gustafson, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in psychology.

Thomas Harris, from Davenport, Iowa, graduated with a major in biology.

Sallie Hohenboken, from Prophetstown, Ill., graduated with a major in multimedia journalism and mass communicationunication.

Paul Hurd, from Wilton, Iowa, graduated with a major in business administration-management.

Kjerstin Hurty, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in business administration-marketing.

Mary Kandis, from East Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in biology.

Michael Kautz, from East Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in accounting.

Rachael Kellums, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in sociology-social welfare.

Clare Kilbride, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in communication sciences and disorders.

Ryan Kopatich, from Davenport, Iowa, graduated with a major in psychology.

Zachary Kozelichki, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in biology.

Manisha Kumar, from Davenport, Iowa, graduated with a major in pre-medicine.

Mary Lambrecht, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in sociology.

Kate Lang, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in business administration-finance.

Anna Letendre, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in business administration-marketing.

Courtney Linn, from Bettendorf, Iowa, graduated with a major in biology.

Ryan Lundeen, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in biology.

Hannah Maloney, from Davenport, Iowa, graduated with a major in psychology.

Jared McIntosh, from Davenport, Iowa, graduated with a major in business administration-marketing.

Lauren Mentado, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in business administration-international business.

Kelsey Miller, from Milan, Ill., graduated with a major in psychology and women and gender studies.

Leart Neziroski, from East Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in pre-medicine and biology.

Jacob O'Rourke, from Davenport, Iowa, graduated with a major in accounting and business administration-finance.

Andrew Palm, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in physics.

Eric Pease, from Sterling, Ill., graduated with a major in neuroscience and pre-medicine.

Douglas Peters, from Port Byron, Ill., graduated with a major in neuroscience and biology.

Nicholas Petre, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in philosophy, pre-medicine, and biochemistry.

Lauren Ploen, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in biology.

Richard Rector, from Davenport, Iowa, graduated with a major in communication sciences and disorders.

Jessica Roche, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in biology.

Amie Rogers, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in art.

Jessica Scheckel, from Taylor Ridge, Ill., graduated with a major in biology and psychology.

Jennifer Schroder, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in communication studies.

Katelyn Sedig, from Morrison, Ill., graduated with a major in communication sciences and disorders.

Moselle Singh, from Le Claire, Iowa, graduated with a major in anthropology.

Jonathan Smith, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in biology.

Astrid Tello-Rodriguez, from Milan, Ill., graduated with a major in psychology.

Will Tolmie, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in accounting.

Michael Tovar, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in sociology and business administration-management.

Megan Vandersee, from Sterling, Ill., graduated with a major in chemistry education and chemistry.

Chelsea Vickerman, from Silvis, Ill., graduated with a major in business administration-finance.

Calvin Vo, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in theatre arts and English.

Kaleigh Wall, from Eldridge, Iowa, graduated with a major in art.

Drew Wiersema, from Prophetstown, Ill., graduated with a major in accounting.

Peter Wiese, from Davenport, Iowa, graduated with a major in neuroscience and mathematics.

Stormy Almanza, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in sociology.

Rebecca Anderson, from Taylor Ridge, Ill., graduated with a major in biology.

Saleta Anderson, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in business administration-management.

Kayle Boggs, from Reynolds, Ill., graduated with a major in biology and women & gender studies.

Stacey Bollinger, from Silvis, Ill., graduated with a major in business administration - management information system.

Kayla Descamps, from Coal Valley, Ill., graduated with a major in biology.

Erin Gehn, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in applied mathematics.

Elaine Guthrie, from Coal Valley, Ill., graduated with a major in biology.

Jessica Larrison, from Hampton, Ill., graduated with a major in English.

Kelsey Lovaas, from Davenport, Iowa, graduated with a major in business administration-management and accounting.

Floyd Mays, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in multimedia journalism and mass communication and psychology.

Stephanie Morris, from Bettendorf, Iowa, graduated with a major in business administration-management.

John Peters, from Milan, Ill., graduated with a major in history.

Abdur Razzaque, from Moline, Ill., graduated with a major in accounting.

David Richard, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in psychology.

Jeffery Siirila, from Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a major in psychology.

Abbigale Staples, from Sterling, Ill., graduated with a major in elementary education.

Anna Tunnicliff, from Bettendorf, Iowa, graduated with a major in honors history major.

Alex Wilson, from Bettendorf, Iowa, graduated with a major in biology and pre-medicine.

Those graduating were given advice by Justice Kilbride, who said, "In doubt, do right. You will gratify some and probably stun others."

It was President of Augustana College, Steven Bahls, who quoted scripture, saying, "Pursue justice, love mercy and walk humbly."

Representing the class, Moselle Singh, noted the happiest of times come when happiness is being shared.

During the ceremonies, honorary degrees were presented to three individuals: Justice Kilbride; Don Wooten, the founder and former general manager of Augustana Public Radio; and Kim Brunner, chairman of Augustana's Board of Trustees.

About Augustana: Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. Augustana is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Current students and alumni include 142 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 13 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world's most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.


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