WSU Graduates

Winona State University will recognize 61 members of the spring 2014 graduating class at the 33rd Evening of Distinction ceremony at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

These individuals were selected by the faculty in their respective majors as outstanding students.

For more information, email Thomas Bremer at

Hometown, Name, College, Field of Study

Algonquin, IL

Jillian Bodden-College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Nursing (Winona)

Altura, MN

Luke Greden-College of Business-Accounting

Avon, MN

Krista Sauerer-College of Business-Human Resources Management

Barron, WI

Sarah Trott-College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Health Promotion: School Health Teaching

Belle Plaine, MN

Jennifer Schmitz-College of Liberal Arts-Sociology: Criminal Justice

Blaine, MN

Conlan Carter-College of Liberal Arts-English/Theater

Brainerd, MN

Samantha Smith-College of Liberal Arts-Communication Arts and Literature (Teaching)

Burlington, WI

Jaron Arbet-College of Science and Engineering-Statistics

Butternut, WI

Katrina Quinn-College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Nursing (Rochester)

Caledonia, MN

Whitney Frank-College of Business-Management Information Systems

Chester, NH

LaNaya Shackelford-College of Liberal Arts-Psychology

Chippewa Falls, WI

Shaun Miller-College of Science and Engineering-Mathematics

Cokato, MN

Abby Thomson-College of Education-Learning Disabilities

Colgate, WI

Carly Buch-College of Education-Early Childhood with Elementary Education

Cottage Grove, MN

Ian Gibbs-College of Science and Engineering-Computer Science

Eagan, MN

Rebecca McCoy-College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Social Work (Winona)

Eyota, MN

Christine Austin-College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Nursing:RN Completion

Foley, MN

Susan Warzecha-College of Business-marketing

Fort Collins, CO

Joseph Faul-College of Liberal Arts-Political Science

Holmen, WI

Joshua Bilskemper-College of Science and Engineering-Earth Science (Teaching)

Lake Zurich, Il

Joel Jannetto-College of Liberal Arts-Art: Studio

Lakeville, MN

Elizabeth Ortiz-College of Liberal Arts-Communication Studies/Spanish

Little Canada, MN

Jouapag Lee-College of Liberal Arts-Mass Communication

Mantorville, MN

Brandon Richardson-College of Science and Engineering-ACS Cehmistry (Teaching)

Menomonie, WI

Kelsey Andrist-College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Exercise and Rehabilitative Science: Movement Science

Minneapolis, MN

Frances Julison-College of Education-Physcial Education (Teaching)

Tia Troy-College of Science and Engineering-Physics (Teaching)

Neillsville, WI

Caitlin Courtney-College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Recreation and Tourism

New Ulm, MN

Janelle Curry-College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Health Promotion: Community Health

North Freedom, WI

Joseph Labeots-College of Science and Engineering-ACS Chemistry

Northfield, MN

Sophie Kaplan-College of Liberal Arts-English/Global Studies

Oak Creek, WI

Tyler Zemla-College of Science and Engineering-Mathematics/Mathematics: Secondary Teaching

Plainview, MN

Tim Neau-College of Science and Engineering-Computer Science: Rochester Campus

Racine, MN

Nicole Vrieze-College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Social Work (Rochester)

Ramsey, MN

Abby Casey-College of Education-Developmental Disabilities

Raymond, MN

Leah Alsum-College of Liberal Arts-Art: Graphic Design

Richfield, MN

Carissa Miller-College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Exercise and Rehabilitative Science: Cardiopulmonary Rehab

Rochester, MN

Debra Bolte-College of Business-Business Administration

Zachary Zurn-College of Liberal Arts-Music

Patrick Manansala-College of Liberal Arts-Music (Teaching)

Casey Pahl-College of Liberal Arts-Sociology: Criminal Justice

Julia Zurn-College of Liberal Arts-Spanish/Sociology

Rushford, MN

Stephanie Wick-College of Education-Business Education

Saint Cloud, MN

Marcia Ratliff-College of Liberal Arts-English

Katherine Seehusen-College of Liberal Arts-spanish

Saint Paul, MN

Jenny Scoles-College of Liberal Arts-Paralegal

Shakopee, MN

Gabriel Velez-College of Science and Engineering-Biology

Nathan Clay-College of Science and Engineering-Computer Science

Spring Lake Park, MN

Jamie Ramirez-College of Liberal Arts-Social Science/History

Staples, MN

Theresa Pipek-College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Therapeutic Recreation

Sun Praire, WI

Christopher Ibach-College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Athletic Training

Two Harbors, MN

Amber Fletcher-College of Liberal Arts-History

Verona, WI

Briana Amundson-College of Science and Engineering-ACS Biochemistry

White Bear Lake, MN

Andrew Peterson-College of Business-Finance

Winona, MN

Jodi Misar-College of Education-Elementary Education

Kayla Anderson-College of Liberal Arts-Public Administration/Psychology

Krissa Foegen-College of Liberal Arts-Social Science/History/Spanish (Teaching)

Zimmerman, MN

Melissa Femrite-College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Exercise and Rehabilitative Science: Exercise Science