Students Graduate in Summer Commencement Ceremonies

Kate Martin | August 13, 2012

Nearly 50 students graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University on August 11.

In commencement ceremonies on August 11, 48 students graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University. In an afternoon ceremony, the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine presented diplomas to 29 students, followed by an evening ceremony where 19 students graduated from the School of Massage Therapy.

Thirteen students received a Master’s degree in Acupuncture, and 16 received a Master’s degree in Oriental medicine. Of the 19 graduates from the School of Massage Therapy, nine earned an Associate’s of Applied Sciences degree in massage therapy.

Huan Ma, Ph.D., L.Ac., associate professor, was the speaker at the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine commencement, with graduating studenst Adam Lipschultz and Matthew Peterson addressing the students. The speaker for the School of Massage Therapy ceremony was Dawn Schmidt, and graduating students Rebecca Horak, Tracy Hyde and Theresa Viland gave the student address.

The graduates include:

College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Master of Acupuncture

  • Alexandra Allard
  • Jill Ellen Berg
  • Meghan Forrest
  • Ashley Marie Fossum
  • Shana Diane Johnson
  • Trish E. Kanous
  • Lucy June Kervin
  • Michelle Lynn McGlade
  • Jennifer Lee Myers-Jones
  • Heidi Jayne Poser
  • Andrew Arthur Raak
  • Bethany Dawn Ranney

Master of Oriental Medicine

  • Meghan E. Berg
  • Patricia Michele Casello-Maddox
  • Valerie Dawn Fisher
  • Ashley Nicole Hartle
  • Adam R. Hein
  • Adam R. Lipschultz
  • Cami Tess Malinski
  • Carolyn Marie Galoff Nelson
  • Anne Marie Newcombe
  • Matthew Daniel Peterson
  • Nada Lyn Robertson Hogan
  • Melissa L. Scott
  • Staci Ramone Steele
  • Larissa Marie Vados
  • Monica Ann Wagener
  • Darcy Lynn Ward

School of Massage Therapy

*denotes students who earned an Associate’s degree in massage therapy.

  • Sarah Elizabeth Fifer
  • Jean Marie Garding *
  • Rachel Leigh Garrison
  • Kelsey Monson Hokenson *
  • Rebecca Joy Horak
  • Cassidy Emma Knutson
  • Jacqueline Markelle Means *
  • Kristen L. Newberg *
  • Jamie C.  Pearson
  • Emily Jane Percuoco *
  • Andrea Gerrard Dow
  • Alexandra Hennekens
  • Mary Holz
  • Tracy Jo Hyde
  • Crystal Lynn Jaimes
  • Anne Marie Newcombe *
  • Jessica Louise Sogge *
  • RondaKae K. Vainikka *
  • Theresa N. Viland *
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