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Westmont College, Class of 2008

Faculty, parents and friends welcome 310 graduates into the alumni ranks.

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Westmont College’s Class of 2008 stretched across Russell Carr Athletic Field for last month’s commencement ceremony. (Brad Elliott photo / Westmont College)

Westmont College awarded undergraduate degrees to 310 students on a spectacular day May 3 at Russell Carr Athletic Field. Westmont’s mission is to provide a high-quality undergraduate liberal arts program in a residential campus community that assists college men and women toward a balance of rigorous intellectual competence, healthy personal development, and strong Christian commitments.

Double majors are marked with an asterisk and are listed twice.

ANTHROPOLOGY
James Matthew Blickendorf*
Jennifer Jordan Chin*
Stephanie Jean Hansen

ART
Alan Christopher Budiman*
Dylan O. Carr
Joshua Michael Cave
Katherine Joanne Chouinard
Carissa Elizabeth Dale
Joshua Allan Davis
Rusti Namie Moani Fujisaki
Hayley Nelle Fulton
Elisabeth Tiffany Gorman
Ann Katherine Lowe
Laurel Ann Lozzi
Rebecca Joy Mackenzie
Annemarie Claire Moody
Julie Elizabeth Pointer
Lauren Masi Salaun*
Adrienne Renae Samaniego
Cory Jan Schoolland
Allison A. Sebek
Cassidy Leigh Skidmore
Nathan Baxter Soliday*
Bryan Bertram Taylor
Allison L. Trabucco
Tiffany M. Unander
Ashley Lorine Werner

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Matt Blickendorf, with Geriece Jenkins, won the Kenneth Monroe Awards for their leadership and impact on other students’ lives. (Brad Elliott photo / Westmont College)

BIOLOGY
Iris A. Adipue
Kevin Andrew Bechler
Drew D. Benac
James Matthew Blickendorf*
Michael Craig Bootz*
Sophie Marie Busch
Jennifer Jordan Chin*
Lindsey Louise Connolly
Nathan William Downend
Stacy Gladys Garcia
Elisa Rae Grieco
Julia Jie Guan
Emmet Matthew Haggard
Kellyn L. Hansen
Tyler Donald Haven
Tiffany Breanna Hernandez
Kyle Paul Hoesterey
Callan Stephanie Kaut
Justin Charles Kohl*
Benjamin Daniel Lindquist*
Paul Jordan Rabanal
David Daniel Rettig
Kara Lynn Reynolds
Jennifer Sueyun Roh
Andrew James Smyth
Aaron Christian Sparks
Kimberly Anne Sparks
Anna Louise Storvick*
Anna Joy Stumbo
Cory Mitchell Suard
Roberto Daniel Valladares*
Cody Patrick Watters
Jonathan Ryan Winthers

CHEMISTRY
Michael Craig Bootz*
Michael William Joseph Brown
Robert Jason Danduran
Kyle Jamison Godfrey
Alethea M. Hicks
Justin Charles Kohl*
Roberto Daniel Valladares*
Nathan Edward Welty*

COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Courtney Tamiyeelizabeth Annand
Brittney A. Brown
Heather Lynn Brown
Jessica Lynn Caswell
Courtney Michelle Connors
Rachel Marie Fasig
Janelle Laura Houston
Daniel Ian Hunt*
Madeline Jacks
Peter Jules Kazarian
Sarah Lisa Keller
Liane Sher Lyn Koh*
Brittany Rachelle Kubisch
Jessica J. Mangione
Dominic Adam Mercaldo
Lindsay Carlene Milone
Monique Aida Mitchell
Brendan Harney Moore
Katie Anne Pace
Lauren Masi Salaun*
William Louis Schwing
Jeffrey Steven Shipley
Karalea Catherine Shudde
Larissa Anne Staie
Teri M. Tan
Allison Marie Trowbridge
Casey Joseph Walsh
Joshua Corey Ware
Amanda Kristine Wigno

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Daniel Kevin Rufener*
Joel L. Stewart

ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
Nicholas Paul Ackerman
Alec Levon Avedissian
Alexis Ann Baker
Ryan Daniel Lloyd Bennett
Joseph Kelly Benscoter
Alan Christopher Budiman*
Ryan Matthew Caddell
John Gregory Charlton
Joshua Sengwo Chung
Eric Donovan Conwell
R.W. Lawson Cosseboom
Jordan David Cripps*
Aaron Joseph Dean
John Clayton Evans
Krista Marie Gary
Erik Emerson Gaustad
Jared Mark Glatter
Lindsey Elizabeth Hartnett
Sergio Antonio Hernandez
Ryan Wallace Judy*
Zelek Kebede
Lauren Elizabeth Keener
Kevin Andrew Kewley
Kaylyn Amber Kleinhans
Ryan Elliott Kraft
Carly Anne Mecklenburg
Ryan William Newton
Veronica Anne Neyland
Scottee-Brianne Reid
Richard Adam Schneider
Shane Lee Sexton*
Sarah C. Sheets
Jennifer Ann Sinclair
Nathan Baxter Soliday*
Kathryn Leanne Swilley
Christine Linnea Tillman
Brandon Thomas Vowinkle
Derek Jeromy Wilkins
Noah Ryan Winkles
Gregory Webster Wright

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Geriece Jenkins and Matt Blickendor earned the Kenneth Monroe Awards for leadership. (Brad Elliott photo / Westmont College)

ENGINEERING PHYSICS
Evan Michael Pollard
Alexandra Kaye Reed
Malinda Sheridan Reese
Richard William Taylor
Marlene Lissette Valderrama
Matthew David Williams

ENGLISH
Joel H. Ahlquist*
Ashton Jae Barrett
Janelle Marie Black
Ruth Elizabeth Cheadle
Heather Marisa Cochran
Jennifer Ashley Dunn
Sonja Kristina Egeland*
Jennifer Stephany Estrada
Luke Faith
Jayne Elizabeth Gee
Taylor Gray
Sarah Elizabeth Groeneveld
Kellie Nicole Hicks
Katherine Anne Klopman
Liane Sher Lyn Koh*
Lynne Marie Martens*
Nicholas Peter Martin
Andrew James Massena*
Lorin N. Milotta
Ashley Carol Myers
Elisabeth Christine Nersesian
Ashley Marie O’Keefe
Ryan Edward Peabody
Kathryn Esther Rea
Christen Rosecarol Shaw
Karis Elizabeth Van Noord
Jenelle Diane Waitman
John Walton
Nathan Edward Welty*
Corinna Michelle White
Eric Michael Winter
Elizabeth Cecilia Woodruff

ENGLISH-MODERN LANGUAGE
Hannah Leigh Parsons

FRENCH
Anna Louise Storvick*

HISTORY
Jessica Nicole Bender*
Aubrey Joyce-Dodd Bettencourt
Jordan Elizabeth Cunnings*
Christopher Charles Escher
Johnathan William Hayward
Timothy M. Knittel
Benjamin Daniel Lindquist*
Meghan Elizabeth Long*
Kathleen Marie McCormick*
Audra E. Pearce
Benjamin Phillip Roby*
Erin Marie Rozelle
Ryan Stephen Zoradi

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Anna Stumbo, a cross-country All-American, and basketball guard Josh Ware earned the Dean’s Awards, given to the outstanding male and female graduates who have demonstrated excellence in the classroom
and contributed to an athletic team. (Brad Elliott photo / Westmont College)

KINESIOLOGY
Callie Elizabeth Anderson
Stephanie Jean Anderson
Elizabeth Jane Baker
Andria Lorin Carlson
Lindsey Marguerite Cooper
Kayla Nichole Crandall
Brandon Michael Downs
Alexander John Frieg
Kimberly Dawn Gulley
Beverly Ellen Jenkins
Brittany Darnell Jensen
Laura Rochelle Kiralla
Leo Simon Kiralla
Kelly Marie Kisling
Jenna Lynne Lowry
Danielle R. Mathews
Aaron Henry Megazzi
Andrea C. Miranda
Bryant Allen Nachtigall
Roger Stig Olson
Laura Lynn Shaver
Abigail Jean Shipitalo
Tara Joann Wieger

LIBERAL STUDIES
Christina Elizabeth Alvis
Kimberley Michelle Bennett
Sonya Maria Coles
Rachel Claire Fabela
Jessica Brooke Harper
Brooke Ashley Holly
Lacey Brianna McCrigler
Leanne Noelle Riggin
Brianna Noelle Russo
Kendra Michelle Sakuda
Andrea Megan Setzler
Sarah Louise Tilton
Tricia Lynne Van Peursem
Kirsten Patrice Westdahl
Stacie Marie Zaragoza

MATHEMATICS
Chelsea Marie Bair
Robert Penn Cherry Jr.
Jacqueline Marie Diaz
Daniel Kevin Rufener*
Jessica S. Wilger

MUSIC
Michael Steven Barrett
Jessica Nicole Bender*
Nicholas Paul Calvin
Mary Anne Posluch
Kelsey Marie White

NEUROSCIENCE
Daniel Ian Hunt*
Alaina Ashley Phillips

PHILOSOPHY
Joel H. Ahlquist*
Jordan David Cripps*
Joshua Wayne Daneshforooz
Markus Benjamin Hopkins
Joshua Steven Nunziato*
Benjamin Phillip Roby*
Joshua Jonathan Schroeder
David Matthew Tetrick

PHYSICS
Cole David Chapman
Damian Alejandro Durruty
Jaimie Marie Gillette
Jonathan Charles White

POLITICAL SCIENCE
Nicholas A. Bian
Megan Marie Bryant
Gregory James Digiacomo
Sonja Kristina Egeland*
Rebecca Dawn Feehs
Annabelle Chandler Heady
Yuko Melody Hirayama
Geriece Danae Jenkins
Josephine Tzer Ying Koh
Lisa Ann Liberatore
Jeremy William Martin*
Kathleen Marie McCormick*
Tayler Nachelle McCrorie
Mark Jay Ofori
Christina Janelle Prejean*
Michael Tyler Searway
Ryan Lawrence Shultz
Sara Renee Truppo
Crystal Tsai
Diana Rocio Villanueva-Hoeckley

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Nathan Welty earned the Faculty Scholarship Award for graduating with a 4.0 GPA while double-majoring in chemistry and English. (Brad Elliott photo / Westmont College)

PSYCHOLOGY
Carissa Noemi Balderas
Amanda Kathryn Crowley
Lauren E. Di Salvo
Jamie Lenae Gates
Rachel Angela Kelly
Ashley Elizabeth Kraybill
Meghan Elizabeth Moulton
Colleen Noel Nilsen
Angelica Maria Peralta
Dean Edward Picone
Alison Rutherford Rust
Krista Leigh Wills

RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Helen Irene Frederick
Lisa Michelle Griego
Luke D. Heirendt
Andrew James Massena*
Joshua Steven Nunziato*
Flavia Onufrei
Jeremiah Allen Peterson
Barret Matthew Sale

SOCIAL SCIENCE
Sean Richard Kredel
Robyn Elise Kwartz
Meghan Elizabeth Long*

SOCIOLOGY
Kathryn Rose Apostle
Jean Ae Bae
Chelsea Lyn Baughman
Leah Michele Berry
Brittney Nicole Crawford
Charles Peter Cullen
Diane Marie Culver
Stephen James Eaton
Lindsay Ann Hardgrave
Noelle Marie Herzog
Jeffrey Richard Jones
Linnea Catherine Koopmans
Catherine Renee Lewis
Megan Lynn Lovingier
Amanda Elise Lyon
Barry Louis Mangels Jr.
Adam Christopher Marshall
Christina J. Matanick
Lauren R. McGraw
Jeannette Leigh Page
Arielle Katelin Pittluck
Ashley E. Schuster
Micah Kristin Sorum*
Michelle Mae te Velde
Zachary Michael Zarcone

SPANISH
Marisa Caitlin Conroy
Jordan Elizabeth Cunnings*
Heidi E. Dorman
Ryan Wallace Judy*
Elizabeth Joy Juliot
Jeremy William Martin*
Jessica Jeanne Murphrey
Christina Janelle Prejean*
Cora Lea Rose
Shane Lee Sexton*
Micah Kristin Sorum*
Emily Cornelia Stocking
Michael Phillip Wilson

THEATRE ARTS
James Carlton Caldwell III
Suzanne Marie Galletly
Zachary Reed Landrum
Lynne Marie Martens*
Bethany Faith Segura

Scott Craig is Westmont College‘s media relations manager.

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