WIU 2011 Spring Graduates

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

MACOMB, IL – More than 1,640 students earned academic degrees after the 2011 Spring  semester at Western Illinois University. Of these, nearly 200 graduates' primary attendance site was the WIU-Quad Cities campus.

Bachelor's degrees were awarded to approximately 1,340 students. More than 135 of these students were awarded Western's Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (formerly the Board of Trustees-Bachelor of Arts degree), which allows students to earn a regionally accredited undergraduate degree online in a way that fits their educational needs and lifestyles.

Academic distinction was awarded to baccalaureate graduates who achieved high grade point averages. This includes: Summa Cum Laude, 3.90 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale; Magna Cum Laude, 3.75 to 3.89 GPA; and Cum Laude, 3.6 to 3.74 GPA.

Master's degrees were earned by more than 380 graduates, including 91 in the Quad Cities; and seven individuals were bestowed the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in educational leadership. Twenty-one individuals earned post-baccalaureate certificates.


Aledo (61231)

Michelle Y Aldinger, Master of Science In Education, Elementary Education

John Alfred Boswell, (Magna Cum Laude), Bachelor of Science, Hotel/Restaurant Management

Bethany A Hessman, Bachelor of Science, Dietetics

Kelsey Jean Lee, Bachelor of Science, Graphic Communication

Jacob Brent Lower, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Kelsey R Pence, Bachelor of Science, Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration

New Windsor (61465)

Thomas S Ryan, Master of Science In Education, Educational Leadership

Sherrard (61281)

Gina Boehmer, (Summa Cum Laude), Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Laura Diane Hofer, (Magna Cum Laude), Bachelor of Science In Education, Special Education

Brenton Robert Schurr, Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Viola (61486)

Derek A Bloomfield, Bachelor of Science, Engineering