York College held its spring commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 8, in the Campbell Student Activity Center. Friends and family gathered to see the class of 2014 complete their "York Experience" as they crossed the stage to collect their diplomas, along with a handshake and a hug from YC President Steve Eckman.
One hundred and two York College students received their bachelor’s degrees and 10 students received their associate’s degrees this spring.
Senator Greg Adams gave the commencement address. Adams, formerly the mayor of York and currently the speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, spoke about the importance of respect. Adams told students that the human need to be respected is “almost as important as your need to breathe or take nourishment.”
“When your life comes to an end, how do you want to be known?” Adams challenged. “Today you are respected. You have earned it,” he said, encouraging students to continue to lead lives worthy of respect.
Dr. Shane Mountjoy, York College provost, presented the Dean’s Award this year to Amber Clark, a business administration major from Appleton, Wisconsin, who graduated summa cum laude. The award is the highest academic honor given by the faculty to a graduate whose involvement and leadership are matched by their high academic success. Clark has been involved in a number of areas on campus during her years at YC, including: Beta Beta Sigma social club, Songfest, residence hall staff, student government, and Alpha Chi Academic Honor Society.
Rebecca Agler***, Jeremiah Ahart, Lucas Anderson, Timothy Aragon, Nicole Ashton*, Karissa Austin, Bryce Ballard, Aaron Beadle, Alyssa Becker***, Tristian Birch, Matthew Blaemire, Ashley Bolm**, Chasta Bonifas**, Jaynie Brautman, Dylan Brewer*, Michael Buffalo, Shaylee Carlock*, Isidro Carrizoza, Jr., Daniella Carroll, Phillip Sean Carroll**, Joanna Carver**, Sandy Chang*, Matthew Cimmino, Amber Clark***, Caleb Clark, Tiffany Cole***, Darreon Collins, Garrett Cote, Chase Craddock*, Tabatha Cramer, Daniel Cunningham, Jordan Cunningham*, Samantha Dixon, Kayla Durham, Megan Eberle***, Bethany Fields*, Mitchell Fletcher, Dylan Ford*, Joeseph Garcia, Jessie Griffith, Peter Hansen, Jennifer Hardesty*, Eric Howard***, Christina Hubl, Andrew Johnson, Brenna Johnson***, Marcus Johnson, Jordan Kinney**, Justine Kodesh*, Thomas Korn, Jordan Leis, Sara Lincoln***, Jaquar Lovett, Adiana Loya, Emily Lutz**, Maicey Madden, John Machisic, Joe Madison, Daniel Magner, Bryan Magno, David Maple, Kayla Martin, Callie McCoy, Jacob McCoy, Macy Mountjoy***, Ana Moyers**, Jared Munoz, Alaia Navratil**, Ryan Nelson, Joshua Nuyten**, Kristopher Olson**, Amenaghawon Osayande, Amber Parker, Roberto Perez, Sarah Pope, Lauren Post, Trevor Ramos, Kevin Ricketts, Linda Risinger, Sydney Roseke**, Andrew Rush***, Mallory Sansom***, Parker Seilstad, Abdul-Aziz Sesay*, Tiffany Shimp, Ryne Smith***, Evan Stanger, Breanna Stewart***, Kameryn Towell***, Carson Tuttle, Mayra Urrutia Uribe***, Briana Van Deusen, Susan Van Deusen*, Andre Vaughn, Kyle Wichman, Kenzie Witt
Description of Honors:*Cum Laude – Grade Point Average of 3.40 or higher**Magna Cum Laude – Grade Point Average of 3.60 or higher***Summa Cum Laude – Grade Point Average of 3.85 or higher
Associate DegreesKrysta Rose Applegate, Martin Callen, Santiago Castano, Hammitt, Peter Holmes, Eryn Jacobson, Varlencia Winters, Faith Underwood, Morgan Derengowski, Talea Struck
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