The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 18, 2012

Ashford University celebrates fall graduation


Special to the Herald

CLINTON — Ashford University celebrated the graduation of 43 of its Clinton campus students with a reception and recognition event on 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, of Clinton, and Philippe Vincent, of Princeton, the Business Department’s Scholars Award, given to the highest ranking graduates in business;

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

• Peter W. Tanzillo, of Kewanee, Ill., 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, of Maquoketa, the Alex Esquivel Promising Teacher Award, given to a teacher education graduate who shows exceptional potential as an educator;

• Abigail Dalen, of Eldridge, 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, Wash., 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