USF announces spring graduates

The University of St. Francis (USF) celebrated spring commencement ceremonies on May 3 at its Joliet campus. Some 200 master’s degree graduates from 24 states plus Canada and Chile, along with two doctor of nursing practice (DNP) students from New York and Arizona, received their diplomas.

The following students earned degrees:

ALABAMA
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees:
Chelsea – Lashunda Chapman

Master of Science in Health Administration degrees:
Alabaster – Paula Pool
Birmingham – Leigh Andress
Gardendale – Christy Nation

ARIZONA
Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees:
Peoria – Angel Johnson

Master of Science in Health Administration degrees:
Phoenix – Amanda Klun Thomas
Scottsdale – Ruth-Anne Barrett

Master of Science in Nursing degrees:
Mesa – Nancy Mucha

Master of Science in Training & Development degrees:
Phoenix – Wendy Tsaninos

COLORADO
Master of Science in Health Administration degrees:
Littleton – Rebecca Manning

FLORIDA
Master of Science in Health Administration degrees:
Howey in the Hills – Patricia Bray
Orlando – Tiffany Kalnas

Master of Science in Nursing degrees:
Punta Gorda – Jennifer Vega

Master of Science in Nursing Administration degrees:
Miami – Maria Diego and Kathleen Fanjul
Palmetto Bay – Michele Ryder
Pembroke Pines – Deborah Shelnut

ILLINOIS
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees:
Bolingbrook – Shirley Ford
Chicago – Lesly Whitlow
Country Club Hills – Erica Dilworth
LaGrange – Gerry Halligan
Morris – KyleCarli
New Lenox – Nicklas Smith
Palos Heights – Lukas Zebrauskas
Plainfield – Mario Pistilli
Rockford – Robin Scalise
Shorewood – Kati Clemens

Master of Science in Educational Leadership degrees:
Frankfort – John Salomone
Naperville – Amanda Adducci
Plainfield – Michael Philipps

Master of Science in Health Administration degrees:
Aurora – Ruthanne Hayes
Barrington – Karen Hopkinson
Bloomington – Lisa Stevens
Chicago – Francine Cossyleon, Liz Redinger and Susan Schall
Crystal Lake – Teresa Siler
Galesburg – Dawn Miller
Hometown – Pamala Obeytek
Oak Lawn – Susan Dineen
Mendota – Ann Sindel
Mount Prospect – Donna Allen
New Lenox – Jamee O’Brien
Palatine – Deborah Presto
Park Forest – Eunice Hodge
Plainfield – Laura Grochowski
Princeton – Mary Carter
Rockford – Mary Hallock
Schaumburg – Catherine Witt

Master of Science in Management degrees:
Deerfield – Wendi Yore
Mokena – Dawn Seputis

Master of Science in Nursing degrees:
Braidwood – Nichole Steffes
Carol Stream – Jenny Koshy
Decatur – Tammie Buzan and Angela Cunningham
Downers Grove – Lynn Sheppard
East Peoria – Lisa Friebohle
Farmersville – Briana Waldeck
Frankfort - Lauren McLean
Joliet – Katerina Bell and Kathleen Linehan
Lemont – Angela Brown
New Lenox – Bethany Wolf
Olympia Fields – Kristi Hughes
Orland Park – Caitlin Barrera
Ottawa – Justine Fitzmaurice
Plainfield – Kimberly Otto
Sherman – Kimberly Koontz
Shorewood – Laurel Alexander
Springfield – Shelly Flagg
Wauconda – Eva Grimaldo

Master of Science in Nursing Administration degrees:
Champaign – Lakita Travis
Hinsdale – Kathryn Petrovic

Master of Science in Nursing Education degrees:
Round Lake Beach – Lynne Kuhl
Wauconda - Kathryn Levine

Master of Science in Nursing – RN BS to MSN degrees:
Savoy – Autumn Ward

Master of Science in Social Work (MSW) degrees:
Beardstown – Sara Barrientos
Bolingbrook – Liliana Silva and Lisa Valiente
Calumet City – Shauna Austin
Channahon – Kristine Smith
Chicago – Laurita Torres
Elwood – Felechia Bayless-Mickles
Harvey – Telanee Smith
Lockport – Brittany Sawin
New Lenox – Tiffani Bass and Rebecca Stern
Orland Park – Kayleigh Conrad
Plainfield – Margaret Nelson
Shorewood – Mayra Rubio
Tinley Park – Valerie Gier

Master of Science in Teaching and Learning degrees:
Aledo – William Osmun
Aurora – Yvette Almaraz and William Bausch
Batavia – Sarah Vlakancic
Bolingbrook – AnaMaria Holmes
Chicago – Renee Butala, Jessica Grunstad and Theo Pinson
Elmhurst – Jennifer Soverino
Galesburg – Nicole Bruns and Angela Noonan
Gilson – Angela Harshbarger
Joliet – Kevin Schoenherr
Knoxville – Lindsey Knight
Midlothian – Andrya Kubilius
Minooka – Kimberley Wilson
Palos Park – Breanne Snoreck
Romeoville – Jamie Fioravanti
Tinley Park – Nicole Mahoney

Master of Science in Training & Development degrees:
Frankfort - Beverly Lullo
Peoria – Amanda Birkett and Elaine Porter
Riverdale – Stephanie Henriques
Tinley Park – William Owens
Woodridge – Sondra Jones

The following students earned graduate-level certificates:
Lynwood – Mary Jones (Family Nurse Practitioner)
Plainfield – Donna Petko (Teaching in Nursing)

INDIANA
Master of Science in Nursing degrees:
Floyds Knobs – Julianne Braun

IOWA
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees:
Johnston – Randall Rubin

Master of Science in Health Administration degrees:
Clinton – Rebecca Gluesing
Dubuque – Jessie Metcalf

Master of Science in Nursing degrees:
Durant – Calene Woodhouse
Muscatine – Deborah Davidson

Master of Science in Training & Development degrees:
Ottumwa- Tamberlee Delker
Drakesville – Heidi Jones

MICHIGAN
Master of Science in Nursing Education degrees:
Hudsonville – Camela Westhuis

MINNESOTA
Master of Science in Health Administration degrees:
Inver Grove Heights – Roxann Eller

NEVADA
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees:
Sparks – Shelby Hunt

Master of Science in Nursing degrees:
Las Vegas – Lea Archuleta

NEW MEXICO
Master of Science in Nursing degrees:
Albuquerque – Paula Andrade, Catherine Garofali, Becky Gonzalez, Laura McDermott, Jayce Powell and Cesar Salazar Soto
Ranchos de Taos – Jessica Alcon-Romero

Master of Science in Nursing – RN BS to MSN degrees:
Albuquerque – Cody Blowers

The following students earned graduate-level certificates:
Albuquerque – Lena Chavez (Family Nurse Practitioner)
Santa Fe – Brenda Neikirk (Family Nurse Practitioner)

NEW YORK
Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees:
Nunda – Gary Mann

Master of Science in Nursing degrees:
Bronx – Shauntay Jones

NORTH CAROLINA
Master of Science in Nursing degrees:
Durham – Makayla Downs

Master of Science in Training & Development degrees:
Raleigh – Courtney-Bianca Mack

OHIO
Master of Science in Nursing Administration degrees:
Rocky River – Ellen Bertke

OREGON
Master of Science in Health Administration degrees:
Portland – Christine Tokonitz

PENNSYLVANIA
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees:
Newport – Susan Comp

Master of Science in Health Administration degrees:
Bernville – Ryan Pauley
Drexel Hill – Deborah White-Boone
Philadelphia – Daria Nasevich
Schwenksville – Rosemary Nace

RHODE ISLAND
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees:
Portsmouth – Sandra Moriarty

SOUTH CAROLINA
Master of Science in Nursing Administration degrees:
Murrells Inlet – Patricia Duncan

TENNESSEE
Master of Science in Health Administration degrees:
Lebanon – Donnie Hopkins

Master of Science in Nursing degrees:
Franklin – Julie Pickering

VIRGINIA
Master of Science in Training & Development degrees:
Danville – Petrina Carter

WASHINGTON D.C.
Master of Science in Management degrees:
Michelle Friedman

WISCONSIN
Master of Science in Health Administration degrees:
Menomonee Falls – Adam Smith
Milwaukee – Carolyn Mueller

CANADA/ BRITISH COLUMBIA
Master of Science in Teaching & Learning degrees:
Richmond – Yifei Liu

CHILE
Master of Science in Management degrees:
Santiago de Chile – Renee Penney

 

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