Honoring The Summer 2016 Grads of Nebraska Methodist College

  • Date: August 12, 2016
  • Author: NMC Public Relations

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Omaha, Nebraska-  Nebraska Methodist College welcomed its latest line of nursing and healthcare graduates in a ceremony held on August 5.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church once again hosted the official event, wherein students at the undergraduate and graduate levels walked on stage to receive their certificates and diplomas.

"As we continue the celebration of our 125th Anniversary, the most special moment of all is seeing our graduates excel in their personal and professional lives," said Dr. Dennis Joslin, president and CEO of Nebraska Methodist College. "Their achievements are the ultimate vindication of an education centered on holism and compassion. I'm honored to welcome these incredible students into the noble profession of healthcare."

The list of graduates, along with their degrees and any special honors acquired, is as follows:

Master of Science, Healthcare Operations Management


Christina Marie Alkire, Omaha, NE

Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator


Monika Elaine Venteicher, Council Bluffs, IA

Angela Kay Kastner, Kiron, IA

Dawn Michelle Fichter, Missouri Valley, IA


Adriane Elisabeth Ogden, Grand Island, NE

Sabrina Ann Glesmann, La Vista, NE

Megan Gunnell, Omaha, NE

Mary Johanna Lopez, Omaha, NE

Kimberly Lynn Madsen, Omaha, NE

Kimberly Lynn Robison, Omaha, NE

Julie Ann Schlick, Omaha, NE

Annette Therese Kasselman, Papillion, NE

Jacqueline Ann Koza, Waverly, NE


Julie Marie Faulkner, North Las Vegas, NV   

Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Executive


Libby Mary Elizabeth Nutzman, Crete, NE

Megan Elizabeth Marble, Hastings, NE

April Lynne Holeton, Papillion, NE   

Bachelor of Science, Health Studies


Claire Elizabeth Hulett,* Fremont, NE   

Bachelor of Science, Healthcare Administration


Erica Christine Klabunde, Bennington, NE

Jamie Lynne Gilliland,*** Elkhorn, NE

Kellie Irene Carruthers,*** Omaha, NE

Julia L McCann,*** Omaha, NE

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Michelle Lynn Malick, Council Bluffs, IA


Charles McBride, Bellevue, NE

Michelle E. Peacock,*** Bellevue, NE

Cortney Laine Shipp-Pasek,** Bellevue, NE

Melinda A Rawlings,*** Bennington, NE

Melanie Ann Royal,*** Bennington, NE

Stacy Jo Paitz,*** Cairo, NE

Jennifer Ann Hansen,*** Elkhorn, NE

Wendy Patricia Healion** Elkhorn, NE

Taylor Jordan Martin,** Elkhorn, NE

Tiffany Janay Graves,** Gering, NE

Kaylee Jo Shickell,** Greenwood, NE

Kelly Joy Maslowsky,*** Kennard, NE

Rachel Megan Anderson,* Omaha, NE

Jamie Lynn Bishop,*** Omaha, NE

Kristy Jo Christensen,* Omaha, NE

Shanda Renea Hensley,*** Omaha, NE

Christine Ann Jonderko,** Omaha, NE

Jordyn Malia Latimer,** Omaha, NE

Rose Grace Lenzo,* Omaha, NE

Madison Joy Sytsma,* Omaha, NE

Allison Marie Blair,* Waterloo, NE   

Associate of Science, Radiologic Technology


Shafer C. Fox,♦♦E Axtell, NE

Dane Joy Ames,♦♦♦ Bellevue, NE

Breanne Lee Kimberling,♦♦ Fort Calhoun, NE

Caleb McGowan, Fremont, NE

Lauren Marie Rieker,♦♦ Fremont, NE

Michael Brian Wieseler,♦♦ La Vista, NE

Jamie Jacqueline Buchmann,♦♦ Lincoln, NE

Elizabeth Renae Goedert,♦♦ Omaha, NE

Erin Kim Libal,♦♦ Omaha, NE

Stacy Ann Thiel,♦♦ Omaha, NE

Bethany Micaiah Allen,♦♦♦ Papillion, NE

Cole Jacob Stoltenberg,♦♦♦ Stuart, NE


Taryn Sue Day,♦♦ San Antonio, TX   

Certificate, Medical Assistant


Amy L Long,♦♦♦ Underwood, IA


Pricila Robledo, Columbus, NE

Abigail Lynn Bova,♦♦♦ Elkhorn, NE

Julie Beutel,♦♦♦ Omaha, NE

Gianna Marie Caniglia,♦♦♦ Omaha, NE

Shari Michelle Fisher, Omaha, NE

Alexandra L Green,♦♦♦ Omaha, NE

Tina Marie Olvera, Omaha, NE

Anna Sophia Riekenberg Omaha, NE

Anitra M Williams,♦♦♦ Omaha, NE        

Graduation Honors  

To graduate with honors, undergraduate students must have maintained specified levels of academic achievement. These honors are identified by a gold cord.   

Baccalaureate Honors Designation

*** Summa Cum Laude - cumulative GPA of 3.87 to 4.00

**   Magna Cum Laude - cumulative GPA of 3.64 to 3.86

*      Cum Laude - cumulative GPA of 3.50 to 3.63   

Associate or Certificate Honors Designation

♦♦♦ Highest Distinction - cumulative GPA of 3.87 to 4.00

♦♦   Distinction - cumulative GPA of 3.64 to 3.86

♦     Honorable Mention - cumulative GPA of 3.50 to 3.63

Red, white and blue cords represent students who have military service, past or present.   

E - Educated Citizen Honor Society Nebraska Methodist College initiated an undergraduate portfolio process in 1998. All NMC Portfolios are submitted to a committee of individuals from student affairs and academic affairs. This committee assesses the portfolios on such criteria as curiosity, independence of thought and the transfer of learning to new situations. Students who submit exceptional portfolios receive a certificate and the honor of Portfolio of Distinction. Students who also receive an "A" grade on the portfolio presentation receive a cord to be worn at graduation (blue for associate-level students and silver for bachelor-level students) and become members of the Educated Citizen Honor Society.  

Honor Societies

Sigma Theta Tau, international society of nursing, is signified by an orchid and white cord. Student members must have a 3.0 GPA, rank in the upper 35 percent of their class and meet the expectation of academic integrity.  

Lambda Beta, national honor society for respiratory care, is signified by a green ribbon. Student members must rank in the top 25 percent of their class.  

Lambda Nu, national honor society for radiography and sonography, is signified by a green and maroon cord. Student members must have a 3.0 GPA and evidence of professional commitment.

About Nebraska Methodist College

The Omaha, Nebraska-based Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health has been teaching the meaning of care for 125 years and counting. An affiliate of Methodist Health System, NMC offers certificate, undergraduate and graduate degrees both on campus and online. Nebraska Methodist College is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.