Ashford University Recognizes Fall 2012 Campus Graduates

Students receive awards during commencement ceremony

Ashford University celebrated the graduation of 43 of its Clinton campus students with a reception and recognition event on Saturday, Dec. 8. Always a small gathering, the December commencement provides an opportunity for those campus students whose schedule results in a mid-year completion of requirements.

During the recognition ceremony, special student awards were presented to:          

Ashley Streed, Clinton, IA and Philippe Vincent, Princeton, IA, the Business Department’s Scholars Award, given to the highest ranking graduates in business;

Heath Adam Westerkamp, Bettendorf, IA, the Accounting Student Award, sponsored by the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants to recognize the top accounting graduate;

Peter W. Tanzillo, Kewanee, IL, the Sister Marilyn Shea Outstanding Disposition Award, which recognizes teacher candidates with outstanding dispositions for teaching, including reflection, professional conduct, respect for diversity, high expectations, respect for others, compassion, advocacy, curiosity, dedication, honesty and fairness;

Nikki Patterson, Maquoketa, IA, the Alex Esquivel Promising Teacher Award, given to a teacher education graduate who shows exceptional potential as an educator;

Abigail Dalen, Eldridge, IA, the James L. Mooney Social Science Award, which recognizes the Social Science graduates with the highest grade point average; and

Ashley Erin Hayes, Nine Mile Falls, WA, the Joan Walsh Richeson Award, given to the liberal arts major who best personifies the values of a liberal arts education.

Graduating from Ashford University at the end of the fall 2012 semester: 

ILLINOIS

Albany

Rebecca T. Chapman

Bartlett           

Robert Phillips

Chicago

Latayzia Boatman

Effingham

Hannah N. Vail

Elizabeth

Celia Priegel

Erie

Nicole Palmer

Gilberts

Jason Fletcher

Kewanee

Peter Tanzillo

Lanark

Kelsey J. Pierce

Morrison

Brandy M. McCrary, Jamie A. Rodriguez and Emalie Sterenberg

Mount Carroll

Erica Marken

Naperville

Jessica A. Tompkins

Savanna

April Miller

Thomson

Travis P. Hartman and Tyler Vandendooren 

IOWA

Bettendorf     

Kelsey Jones and Heath A. Westerkamp

Calamus

Allison Dwyer

Camanche

Derek Milder

Clinton

Nathan Grier, Jennifer E. Hopkins, Jeremy R. Jayaweera, Jennet F. Jewell, Willy Kappie, Janel Laufter, Drew M. Minnick, Jessica M. Pell, Nicole Schroeder, Ashley Streed and Nick Teachout

Davenport      

Kelsey Mussman

DeWitt           

Kathleen M. Krogmann

Eldridge

Abigail Dalen

Low Moor

Shelby Kramer

Maquoketa

Nikki Patterson

Princeton

Philippe Vincent 

INDIANA

Mishawaka

James Joachim 

NEBRASKA

North Platte

Kori Phillips 

WASHINGTON

Nine Mile Falls

Ashley E. Hayes 

WISCONSIN

Madison

Lucas H. Beese 

ONTARIO, CANADA

Thornhill

Peter Bechtel  

About Ashford University

Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. Ashford University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor’s degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.