WIU awards degrees to 281 students after summer semester

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — A total of 281 students earned academic degrees or post-baccalaureate certificates after the Summer 2022 semester at Western Illinois University. Of these, 31 graduates’ primary attendance site was the WIU-Quad Cities campus.

Bachelor’s degrees were awarded to 183 graduates, and master’s degrees were earned by 98 graduates.

Academic distinction was awarded to baccalaureate graduates who achieved high grade point averages. This includes: Summa Cum Laude, 3.90 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale; Magna Cum Laude, 3.75-3.89 GPA; and Cum Laude, 3.6-3.74 GPA.

Area students earning degrees include:

Adams County

  • Paul T. Freeman of Mendon, Bachelor of Science, Construction and Facilities Management
  • Darin Marcus McDonald of Quincy, Bachelor of Arts, General Studies
  • Maille G. Francis of Quincy, Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science, Health Services Management

Brown County

  • Sequoia Walker Cornell-Conner of Mount Sterling, Master of Science, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration
  • Alex Ebbing of Mount Sterling, Master of Science in Education, Educational Leadership

Hancock County

  • Madison M. Rampley of Augusta, Master of Business Administration, Business Administration
  • Kenna Wetzel of Dallas City, Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
  • Jonny Spencer Swanson of Warsaw, Master of Science, Sport Management

McDonough County

  • Tiffany Lea Slater of Bushnell, Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
  • Dalton J. Connor of Good Hope, Bachelor of Arts, General Studies
  • Lexington L. Patton of Good Hope, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies
  • Adegbemi O. Adetayo of Macomb, Master of Science, Computer Science
  • Saad Salman Al Oksh of Macomb, Bachelor of Science, Engineering Technology
  • Glenn Balmer of Macomb, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Biology
  • Josh B. Baughman of Macomb, Master of Science, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration
  • Joseph Patrick Burke of Macomb, Master of Science, Sport Management
  • Nicole Marie Flaherty of Macomb, Master of Science, Kinesiology
  • Kelsey M. Flynn of Macomb, Bachelor of Arts, General Studies
  • Kyle R. Goldsmith of Macomb, Bachelor of Music, Music Business
  • Emily E. Hance of Macomb, Bachelor of Arts, Foreign Languages and Cultures – Spanish
  • Jennifer Ezinne Joseph of Macomb, Master of Science, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration
  • Ian Robert Koch of Macomb, Bachelor of Science, Botany
  • Alexandra A. Leezer of Macomb, Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies
  • Jason Locksley of Macomb, Master of Science, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration
  • Carolina Lopez of Macomb, Master of Arts, Sociology
  • Joseph Robert Marcott of Macomb, Bachelor of Science, Engineering Technology
  • Marelyn Martineznateras of Macomb, Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science
  • Tyler B Mason of Macomb, Bachelor of Science, Health Services Management
  • Sahra Amanda McRaven of Macomb, Master of Arts, Community and Economic Development
  • Chioma Susan Nwaimo of Macomb, Master of Science, Applied Statistics and Decision Analytics
  • Bradley Scott Parker of Macomb, Master of Business Administration, Business Administration
  • Venkata Krishna Reddy Peram of Macomb, Master of Science, Computer Science
  • Andrew John Pontifex of Macomb, Master of Science, Sport Management
  • Cale R. Reeves of Macomb, Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
  • Anasazi Suade Rodriguez of Macomb, Bachelor of Arts, General Studies
  • James M. Rowland of Macomb, Bachelor of Arts, General Studies
  • Gerald A. Trusley of Macomb, Master of Fine Arts, Theatre
  • Ries Taylor Wynn-Foster of Macomb, Master of Science, Sport Management

Pike County

  • Jacob Paul Walch of Barry, Bachelor of Arts, General Studies
  • Noah Mendenhall of Pittsfield, Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

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