McKendree University Congratulates Outstanding Students

(LEBANON, Ill., April 22, 2021) — Congratulations to the following McKendree University students who have maintained high grade point averages in their respective disciplines. In addition to academic excellence, many have also participated in clubs and organizations, athletics, music, and service projects.

College of Arts and Sciences

Division of Computing, Dr. Mostafa G. Mostafa, chairperson

Steven Nguyen, Godfrey, Ill., computer information systems

Timothy LeBlanc, O’Fallon, Ill., computer science

David McClurg, Lebanon, Ill., cybersecurity

Emily Williams, Rockford, Ill., management information systems

Online Program

Richard Moore, O’Fallon, Ill., computer information systems

Guy Church, Belleville, Ill., computer science

Division of Humanities, Dr. Kevin Zanelotti, chairperson

A’Ja Nauden, Park Forest, Ill., communication studies

Landon Charlebois, O’Fallon, Ill., professional and creative writing

Laurynn Davey, Owens Cross Road, Ala., public relations

Division of Science and Mathematics, Dr. Angela LaMora, chairperson

Payton Price, Eldorado, Ill., biology

Madelyn Tepe, Venedy, Ill., biopsychology (BS)

Arta Cavazos, O’Fallon, Ill., environmental studies

Shelby Summer, Washington, Ill., mathematics

Division of Social Sciences, Dr. Neil Quisenberry, chairperson

Oriana Johnson, Monticello, Minn., biopsychology (BA)

Mitchell Deleel, Trenton, Ill., political science

Elia Burbidge, Tottenham, Ontario, Canada, psychology

Kenneth Spisak, Dupo, Ill., history education

Online Program

Catarina Platt, Odin, Ill., psychology

Erika Peterson, Belleville, Ill., sociology-criminal justice emphasis

Division of Visual and Performing Arts, Dr. Nancy S. Ypma, chairperson

Summer Brooks, O’Fallon, Ill., art

Kelly Damann, Mascoutah, Ill., music education

School of Business, Dr. Jean M. Sampson, chairperson

Jessica Morey, Loveland, Ohio, School of Business Outstanding Student of the Year, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

Oliver Joensson, Belleville, Ill., accounting

Brian Ahle, Lebanon, Ill., business administration

Lucas Vallandingham, Millstadt, Ill., economics and finance

Michaela Engel, Kinmundy, Ill., entrepreneurship

Evan Spears, Eureka, Mo., human resource management

Wesley Werner, Belle River, Ontario, Canada, management

Kara Ratermann, Breese, Ill., marketing

Emily Westlove, Naperville, Ill., sport management

Andrew Yancik, Glen Carbon, Ill., music marketing

Online Program

Kimberly Kunkelmann, Freeburg, Ill., accounting

Kristen Abbott, Trenton, Ill., business administration

Susan Miles, Coxs Creek, Ky., business administration

Jennifer Pagan, Fairview Heights, Ill., cyber defense

Eric Freeman, O’Fallon, Ill., marketing

Scott Hurst, Swansea, Ill., supply chain logistics

Master of Business Administration

Joseph Jones, Belleville, Ill., business administration

School of Education, Dr. Allison J. Fahsl, chairperson

Hanna Barnes, O’Fallon, Ill., elementary education

Kayla Gerber, Fayetteville, Ill., middle school English/language arts

Jared Timmermann, New Baden, Ill., middle school science

Margaret Schnoeker, Coulterville, Ill., special/elementary education

Kenneth Spisak, Dupo, Ill., history education

Master of Arts in Education

Aaron Rujawitz, Swansea, Ill., educational administration and leadership

Master of Arts in Teaching

Nicole Stevenson, Elsah, Ill., secondary education

Jennifer Flanagan, Trenton, Ill., special education

Specialist in Education

Donna Wood, Lebanon, Ill., curriculum design and instruction

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Division of Health Professions, Dr. Katy R. Gayford, chairperson

Alexander Skinner, Windhoek, Namibia, exercise science and sport performance

Master of Arts

Sabrina Sherrin, Troy, Ill., clinical mental health counseling

Master of Science in Athletic Training

Tyler Manion, Granite City, Ill., athletic training

Division of Nursing, Dr. Richelle A. Rennegarbe, chairperson

Melissa Hornung, Coxs Creek, Ky., nursing

Lena Villa, Belleville, Ill., nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Stephanie Green, Carbondale, Ill., nursing education

Megumi Casey, Imperial, Mo., nursing management/administration

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Olabisi Denise Wilson, O’Fallon, Mo., ethical leadership

Active Collegians Engaged in Service (ACES) Award, Dr. Joni J. Bastian, vice president for student affairs and dean of students

Caylin Dean, Griggsville, Ill.; Zachary Elmore, Trenton, Ill.; Jessica Hoffmann, Belleville, Ill.; and Zachary Stenger, Collinsville, Ill.