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Full text of "Stetson University Commencement Program. December 12, 2009."

STETSON UNIVERSITY 

Commencement Ceremony 



Saturday, December 12, 2009 

Ten O'Clock 

Edmunds Center 

DeLand, Florida 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2011 with funding from 

Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation 



http://www.archive.org/details/stetsoncommence2009unse 



Stetson University 
Commencement 




Stetson 
University 




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PROGRAM 



President Wendy B. Libby, Presiding 

University Mace Bearer ~ Senior Professor Dwaine Cochran 

Gonfaloniers ~ Samantha Lange, B.A., Dayvin Sterling, B.M., and Joseph Campbell, B.B.A. 

University Marshals ~ Professors Mike Bitter and Lynn Musco, Associate Dean Toni Blum, and 

Senior Vice President James R. Beasley 
Announcer ~ William Phillips, Web/Digital Communications Coordinator 



PROCESSIONAL 



The Heavens are Telling 

Stetson University Trombone Choir 
David Schmidt, Conductor 



Ludwig von Beethoven 



INVOCATION 



WELCOME 



Michael R. Fronk '74 
University Chaplain 



Wendy B. Libby 
President 



LITANY FOR THE STETSON UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY Leonard L. Nance 

University Adviser on Diversity Issues and Dean of First Year Studies 

Leader: Stetson University students, faculty, staff, families, and friends, 

We come together to celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to each other and to Stetson 
University, and to proclaim ourselves as active members of a loving and inclusive community. 

Together: We strive to transform life for the welfare of all. 

Leader: We celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to excellence in education as learners and teachers, and 
to our religious heritage, which inspires us to center our lives on the quest for meaning and truth. 

Together: We strive to transform life for the welfare of all. 

Leader: We celebrate and reaffirm our commitment to integrate education and action, scholarship and 
social responsibility, for the purpose of promoting justice on our campus, in our nation, and 
throughout the world. 

Together: We affirm our quest for knowledge and our commitment to transform life for the welfare of all. 



SENIOR ADDRESSES 



COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS 



Allyson McKenna '09 
Sam Rabin '09 



Noel Painter 



Associate Professor of Music and Associate Dean of the School of Music 
2009 Recipient of the McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching 



RECOGNITION OF HONOR GRADUATES 



Elizabeth L. Paul 
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 



CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES 



Graduate degree candidates presented by: 



Wendy B. Libby 



Elizabeth L. Paul, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 
Grady W. Ballenger, Dean, College of Arts 6k Sciences 
Stuart Michelson, Dean, School of Business Administration 

Department Chairs Assisting in Hooding: 

B. Glen Epley, Professor and Chair of Teacher Education 

Brigid Noonan-Klima, Associate Professor and Chair of Counselor Education 

Frank A. DeZoort, Senior Professor of Management 

and Director of Graduate Business Programs 
Judson P. Stryker, Eugene M. Lynn Chair and Professor of Accounting, Associate 

Dean of the School of Business Administration 



CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES 



Undergraduate degree candidates presented by: 



Wendy B. Libby 



Elizabeth L. Paul, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Grady W. Ballenger, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 

Jean O. West, Dean, School of Music 

Stuart Michelson, Dean, School of Business Administration 



INSTALLATION OF NEW ALUMNI 



Susan P. Anderson 
Associate Vice President for University Relations 



ALMA MATER 



Flemming/Hulley 



BENEDICTION 



RECESSIONAL 



Led by Noel Painter 

Dear Alma Mater, smile upon thy children! 

Gladly we greet thee, altogether lovely; 

Peace be within thy classic halls and temples, 

Hail, Alma Mater dear. 

Dear Alma Mater, tenderly thy children 

Gather, and bring to thee gracious salutations; 

Comrades, your voices lift once again in chorus, 

Hail, Alma Mater dear. 



O beata trinitasi 'Gloria in excelsis Deo 



Michael R. Fronk 



Jacobus Gallus 



The audience is asked to stand during the Processional and the Recessional. 

During the Recessional, please remain at your seat until all graduates have reached the exit. 

Graduates may be greeted on Rinker Field, across the street from the Edmunds Center. 

A quiet room is available for families with small children. Please ask an usher for directions. 

Please turn off the sound for pagers and cell phones and refrain from using them during the ceremony. 

Members of the Trombone Choir are: 
Brandon Barrios, Tom Combs, Brianna Curley, Alvin De Torres, Xavier Gonzalez, Peter Haynicz, Corey Jones, Rodney 

Maingrette , Andrew Rainwater, and Carl Shafer. 

Special thanks to Stetson Athletics for providing, free of charge, live streaming video and audio 

of the Commencement to those wishing to view the ceremony via the Internet. 

For more information, please visit www.gohatters.com 



There will be a reception in the Rinker Field House immediately following the ceremony. 



Stetson 
University 




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Stetson 
University 




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Dr. Noel Painter 



COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER 

Dr. Noel Painter is associate dean of the Stetson University School of Music, associate professor 
of Music, and director of the university's Music Theory program. He is the 2009 recipient of 
Stetson's McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching, the most prestigious honor for a faculty 
member at the DeLand campus. 

A faculty member at Stetson since 1999, Painter received his Ph.D. in Music Theory from the 
Eastman School of Music, one of the nation's premier music schools. At Eastman, he studied 
with some of the most renowned names in music, including percussion studies with John Beck 
and music theory with Elizabeth Marvin, Robert Morris, David Beach, and Bob Gauldin. His 
research interests include Contour Analysis, Transformation Theory, and 20th Century Tonal 
Music Systems. 

At Stetson, Painter directs the Music Theory curriculum, including courses in the Theory of 
Common Practice and Contemporary Music, Aural Training, and Functional Keyboard. He has 
developed several classes that are particularly unique for undergraduate music instruction, 
including Music Culture and Advanced Analytic Techniques. Painter has compiled supplemental 
listening material for all aural training courses with recordings from a wide variety of vocal, 
chamber, and ensemble literature excerpts. He and other faculty members have created and 
edited a series of textbooks for the creatively redesigned Functional Keyboard curriculum. 

In addition to his work at Stetson, he is in his sixth year as director of Traditional Music at the 
First Baptist Church of DeLand. 



Graduation Pledge 

Initiated by the Class of 2002 and the 

Student Government Association 

Stetson University 

This voluntary commitment is part of a national movement in which college graduates sign a pledge to "lead 
responsible lives." Seniors who have signed the Stetson University pledge wear green and gold ribbons at 
Commencement to indicate their intention to live thoughtfully and responsibly, drawing on values they have 
developed here as they move forward in life and work: 

I acknowledge the impact of my decisions on others, on society, and on the environment. 
As I graduate from Stetson University and begin advanced study or my life's work, I pledge to consider the 
social, spiritual, and environmental consequences of my actions. As I make daily choices, I will do my best to 
enhance the lives of others, to deepen my understanding of the spiritual dimension of human life, and to 
demonstrate respect for the natural world. 

Mission 

Our mission at Stetson University is to provide an excellent education in a creative community where learning 
and values meet, and to foster in students the qualities of mind and heart that will prepare them to reach their full 
potential as informed citizens of local communities and the world. 

At Stetson, the art of teaching is practiced through programs solidly grounded in a tradition of liberal learning 
that stimulates critical thinking, imaginative inquiry, creative expression, and lively intellectual debate. The art of 
learning is enhanced through small interactive classes, close student-faculty alliances, and collaborative approaches 
that provide the foundation for rewarding careers and advanced study in selective graduate and professional programs. 
We embrace diverse methodologies to foster effective communication, information and technological literacy, and 
aesthetic appreciation. We encourage the development of informed convictions, independent judgment, and lifelong 
commitments to learning that are characteristic features of the enlightened citizen. In bringing together learning and 
values, the University encourages all of its members to demonstrate personal integrity; to develop an appreciation for 
the spiritual dimension of life; to embrace leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and technological 
world; and to commit to active forms of social responsibility. 

Heritage 

Stetson University, Florida's first private university, was founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand, a New York 
philanthropist, as DeLand Academy. In 1887, the Legislature of the State of Florida enacted the Charter of DeLand 
University as an independent and autonomous institution of higher learning. The university name was changed in 
1889 to honor John B. Stetson, the nationally known hat manufacturer who gave generously of his time and means to 
advance the quality and reputation of the institution, and who served, with Mr. DeLand and others, as a founding 
trustee of the university. 

Stetson's first president, Dr. John F. Forbes, clearly described the commitment to teaching, which has been a 
hallmark of the university throughout its history: 

"Buildings, libraries and apparatus are good and give added power, but the vital contact of students with a vigorous 
and stimulating mind and heart - this is the sine qua non of a successful education... The most important thing is to 
find men and women of large heart and mind, apt to teach and full of enthusiasm and stimulating power... to develop 
in the student the habit of independent judgment - of investigating statements and principles for oneself, and thus for 
oneself to discover their truth or falsity." 

Today, Stetson University is a non-sectarian, comprehensive, private university composed of individually strong 
undergraduate programs in various colleges and schools, and a selected group of academically distinctive graduate, 
professional, and continuing education programs. We seek academically talented individuals with leadership potential 
and records of personal growth and community service. We promote and support scholarly and creative activity among 
students, faculty, and staff as a means to enhance learning, teaching, and professional development, and as a 
contribution to the broader base of knowledge. 

Medallion 

The President's Medallion, worn at all official academic occasions, was first used for the inauguration of President 
John E. Johns in 1969. The medallion, cast in silver, is the university seal embraced by a wreath of laurel. 

The Stetson Colors 

The Stetson colors, green and white, were adopted about the same time as the seal. At the first Commencement 
in 1893, the stage was decorated in green and white. It is believed that the colors were chosen from the rich green ol 
the orange trees and the pure white of the orange blossoms, a magnificent sight in the spring throughout Florida's great 
citrus belt. The color white represents purity, and green signifies growth. 



Stetson 
University 



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Academic Attire 

The traditional pageantry of an academic procession, such as the one that opens today's Commencement 
exercises, is one of the impressive spectacles of our time. The array of handsome gowns and vividly colored hoods worn 
by the faculty and other officers of the university are the symbols of scholarly attainment. 

The earliest illustrations of gowns worn at Oxford University in England somewhat resemble cassocks worn by 
English teachers who found good use for the hood, or cowl, as protection against weather. The American system of 
academic heraldry indicates the level of the degree, the field of study in which it was earned, and the institution by 
which it was granted. 

The American mortarboard, derived from the soft Oxford cap, is black. Its tassel, for holders of the bachelor's and 
master's degrees, is usually black, although gold tassels may be worn by holders of doctoral degrees and heads of 
institutions. The tassel is worn on the right side of the cap by undergraduates, on the left by holders of bachelor's and 
higher degrees. 

It is the hood that provides academic regalia its color and offers the most information about its wearer. The silk 
lining of the hood bears the color, or colors, of the degree-granting college or university; its velvet facing reveals the 
color assigned to each area of study. The doctor's gown may bear velvet trimming on the front and sleeves - such as dark 
blue for Doctors of Philosophy. A few institutions, mostly overseas but some in this country, authorize the wearing of 
colored robes, departing from the traditional black and brightly displaying the official colors of the university. 

Faculty Colors 



Arts, Letters, Humanities White 

Business, Accountancy Drab 

Economics Copper 

Education Light Blue 

Fine Arts Brown 

Journalism Crimson 

Law Purple 

Library Science Lemon 

Music Pink 



Oratory (Speech) Silver Gray 

Philosophy Dark Blue 

Physical Education Sage Green 

Public Administration Peacock Blue 

Science Golden Yellow 

Social Science Cream 

Social Work Citron 

Theology Scarlet 



The University Seal 

The circular seal of Stetson University was first adopted between 1889 and 1891, about the time the name of the 
institution was changed from DeLand College to John B. Stetson University. It first appeared on a university catalog in 
1891. The drawing was by an artist-in-residence and approved by President Forbes, Henry DeLand and John B. Stetson, 
as well as by the Board of Trustees. The Latin Motto, "Pro Deo et Veritate," is translated "For God and Truth." The 
Lamp, signifying the Light of Truth, rests on the Book of Wisdom. 

Mace 

Maces were originally war instruments used for organizing mayhem but, from the 13th century, have been carried 
by the sergeant-at-arms of educational and corporate entities. In the European and in the older American universities, the 
mace symbolizes the dignity and authority of the president and the Board of Trustees. 

Stetson's mace, designed by Episcopalian Canon Edward Nason West of the Cathedral Church of St. John the 
Divine, New York, was presented to President J. OUie Edmunds in 1956. 

The mace is described here by the artist, Daniel Spencer, master gold and silversmith of William Comyns &. Sons of 
London. 

"Stetson's mace is designed so that anyone could easily place the university's geographic location and chartering 
power. The palm buds from Florida's state seal form a base for the head of the mace. The legend around the bowl makes 
the particular institution's motive clear. The crenulations constitute what is known as a 'canting device' since they are a 
play on the Latin word 'stet' meaning 'may it stand.' The anchor, heart and cross - repeated twice in ornamenting them - 
are taken from the seal of the City of DeLand. From the top of the mace rises the shield of the university. The mace takes 
its basic shape from the mace of the Baptist Long Parliament, thus signifying the Baptist roots of the university." 

William Comyns & Sons was established in 1645, and examples of its craftwork can be found in St. Paul's Cathedral 
and Westminster Abbey. 

Gonfalons 

Gonfalons are thought to have originated in Western Europe during the Middle Ages, when such banners 
displayed the personal coat of arms or ensign of a nobleman and were used as war flags hung from a horizontal bar and 
carried on a staff or suspended from a knight's lance. As early as the 12th century, they were commonly used at state 
and religious ceremonies, and such pageantry finds a place today in the academic ceremonies of many colleges and 
universities. 

Prominently featuring the University Seal and the name of the respective college or school, the gonfalons are 
richly hued in Stetson's colors of green and white, and accented by a luminous gold. The stately Elizabeth Hall cupola 
graces each gonfalon as a symbol of our heritage. The student bearers are outstanding members of the graduating class, 
who have been selected by their Deans for this honor. 



Education 

Specialist, 

Masters 

of 

Education 

& 

Arts 



December 12, 2009 
Candidates for Degrees 

Education Specialist 

*Daniel Joseph Rodriguez 
DeBary, Florida 



Master of Education 



* Maria Cristina Allen 

Longwood, Florida 

Darcy Renee Barr 

Celebration, Florida 

* Brittany Patrice Beem 

Jensen Beach, Florida 

Andrea Marie Boyum 
Orlando, Florida 

Thomas Michael Bracco 
Orlando, Florida 

Keatrun Keshawn Brown 
Orlando, Florida 

Victoria Jane Castor 
Kissimmee, Florida 

* Nicole Elenzweig 

Orlando, Florida 

Kristen Irene Eno 

West Babylon, New York 

* Terri Lee Ganey 

Lake Mary, Florida 



Jason Allan Hendrix 
Lakeland, Florida 

* Clark-Ann Connie Kretz 

Orlando, Florida 

Jenifer Lee Kuras 
Apopka, Florida 

Jennifer Rae Ludwig 
Davenport, Florida 

* Michelle Marie Miles 

DeLand, Florida 

* Lori Susanne Myers 

Sorrento, Florida 

Sugeily Rosemary Penaranda-Mena 
Kissimmee, Florida 

* Brian Scott Resnick 

Lake Mary, Florida 

Rae Moonwind Reynolds 
Leesburg, Florida 

Sherwin Shannon Salomon 
Orlando, Florida 



Erica Sharee Sanders 
Kissimmee, Florida 

Shannon Denise Snyder 
Apopka, Florida 

Lauren Jennifer Spatola 
Orlando, Florida 

* Carson Gregory Stone 

Sanford, Florida 

* Nicole Santina Strocchia 

Orange City, Florida 

* Vanessa Nichole Tabb 

Eustis, Florida 

Sarah Marie Thomas 
Winter Garden, Florida 

Melinda Beth Vole 
Melbourne, Florida 

Narine Marie Whyte 
St. Cloud, Florida 

* Maryann Woodson 

DeLand, Florida 



Master of Arts 

* Gregory Allen Wald 
Lake Helen, Florida 



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* denotes July 25 , 2009 graduate 



Helen Arbit 

Palm Coast, Florida 

Ellen Pamela Bahanin 
DeLand, Florida 

* Cristina Marie Carducci 

Longwood, Florida 

* Amanda J. Carmean 

Port Orange, Florida 

Nicole Alexandra George 
Ormond Beach, Florida 

Allison Marie Gessler 
DeLand, Florida 



Master of Science 

Siobhan Meara Griffin-Lloyd 
Port Orange, Florida 

Deidre Nicole Harris 
Orlando, Florida 

Barbara Jean Hoopper 
Ormond Beach, Florida 

Jessica Faye Ingoglia 
Orlando, Florida 

Desiree Evelyn Martin 
Lake Mary, Florida 

* Robin Anne McCormick 
Orlando, Florida 



* Arnaldo Luis Olivera II 
Orlando, Florida 

Candace Elizabeth Roos 
Port Orange, Florida 

*Adriana Angela Rueda-Barrera 
Sanford, Florida 

Kiera Ann Sturridge 
St. Cloud, Florida 

Ashley Elizabeth Wiles 
Port Orange, Florida 

Victoria Ann Wright 
Kissimmee, Florida 



Masters 

of 
Science 

& 

Business 

Administration 



Master of Business Administration 



Heath Angelo Altier 
DeLand, Florida 

*John Christian Barker 

St. Petersburg Beach, Florida 

Carlos Ignacio Betancourt 
Oranjestad, Aruba 

Rami Ameen Bissat 
Punta Gorda, Florida 

Sean Collin Bleecker 
Orlando, Florida 

* Gustavo Jo Bom Conselho 

Orlando, Florida 

Rachel Elizabeth Carlson 
Orlando, Florida 

Casey Elizabeth Clark 
Longwood, Florida 

Jacquel Kay Clark 
Longwood, Florida 

*Melissa Anne Conyer 
Orlando, Florida 

* Elizabeth Ann Counts 

DeLand, Florida 

Melissa Faye Curran 

Franklin, Massachusetts 

Thomas Andrew Dehn 
Vero Beach, Florida 

* Eric Nelson Diaz 

Miami, Florida 

* Mariyana Petrova Dicheva 

Deltona, Florida 



s Robert Joseph Friedlander 
Southbury, Connecticut 

'' Michael Fredrick Garcia 
Apopka, Florida 

' f Wayne Russell Gribble 
Orlando, Florida 

Swen Harke 

Osnabrueck, Germany 

* Amy Marie Heath 

Orlando, Florida 

Jennifer Cleova Henkemans 
Gulfport, Florida 

'" Thomas Robert James 
Westland, Michigan 

f Shailee Jobalia 

Daytona Beach Shores, Florida 

Aaron Charles King 
Jensen Beach, Florida 

Brandon Michael Leis 
Winter Garden, Florida 

Michael Francis Lentine 
Winter Park, Florida 

'' Brian David Makoff 
Orlando, Florida 

* Pamela Jean McCall 

Orlando, Florida 

Jouzephi Rupert Negron 
Orlando, Florida 

Erica Halley Nicholas 
St. Augustine, Florida 



Aleksandar Nicin 
Sanford, Florida 

* Christopher George Olson 

Orlando, Florida 

Lauren Nicole Pellegrino 
Orlando, Florida 

* Richard McKeever Prescott 

Orange City, Florida 

* Pascal Maria Schoneburg 

Lake Mary, Florida 

*John Ryan Schooler 
Orlando, Florida 

Juliana A. Scolari 
Orlando, Florida 

* Danielle Nicole Tilton 

DeLand, Florida 

Michael Jacob Townsend 
Port Orange, Florida 

Landon Jameson Weeks 
St. Augustine, Florida 

Rebecca Lynn Weiss 
Miami, Florida 

Sarah Ann Wilder 

Flagler Beach, Florida 

* Theresa Ann Wilson 

DeLand, Florida 

Andrew James Wright 
Deltona, Florida 



* denotes July 25 , 2009 graduate 



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Masters 

of 

Accountancy 

& 

Business 

Administration 

Juris 

Doctorate 



Master of Accountancy 



■■ Ellen Elizabeth Baldwin 

New Smyrna Beach, Florida 

Brittany Ann Hole 
Edgewater, Florida 

Michelle Lee Knight 
DeLand, Florida 

' Anastasia Dorothea MacNeil 
Holyoke, Massachusetts 

' Kimherly Lauren McClain 
Orlando, Florida 



*Justyna Marta Mueller 
Zgorzelec, Poland 

Ted Joseph Nowicki 

Winter Springs, Florida 

* Pratiksha Bhasker Patel 
DeBary, Florida 

Steven William Scheiner 
DeLand, Florida 

Jacob Samuel Stafford 
Edgewater, Florida 



* Robert Madison Stevens 

Middleburg, Florida 

Zachary David Surmiak 
Port Orange, Florida 

* Jessica Sonia Swirski 

Wawarsing, New York 

Jeffrey Allan Taylor 
Harrison, Arkansas 



Master of Business Administration 
Juris Doctorate 



Onyema Michelle Anene 
Morrow, Georgia 

Lauren Jean Bacalis 

St. Petersburg, Florida 

Kristina Marie Brennick 
Bradenton, Florida 

Zachary Bentz Buffington 
Lykens, Pennsylvania 

Darren Monic Caputo 
St. Petersburg, Florida 

Derrick Rayford Connell 
St. Petersburg, Florida 



* Crystal Leigh Broadway 

Melbourne, Florida 

Summer Chloe Hodges 
Tampa, Florida 

* David Neel Holland 

Hanover, Pennsylvania 

Taira Dawn Hopkins 
Ocoee, Florida 

* Alison Kay Morriss 

Wesley Chapel, Florida 

David Oren Norsoph 
Gulfport, Florida 



Wendy Karina Ramirez Mendoza 
Staten Island, New York 

Christie Ann Ruehl 
Gulfport, Florida 

Michael Anthony Semanie 
Bradenton, Florida 

s Christopher William Sisson 
Sarasota, Florida 

'' Taylor Alexandria Stevens 
Annapolis, Maryland 

Lindsay Ann Wickham 
St. Petersburg, Florida 



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* denotes July 25 , 2009 graduate 



Jonathan Maxwell Ballenger 
DeLand, Florida 
History 

Kenneth Justin Bass 
DeLand, Florida 

Sport Management 

Victoria Jean Bell 
Bradenton, Florida 
Political Science 

Nesfun Bhuiyan 

Pinellas Park, Florida 
English 
Political Science 

Ethan Leland Bickford 
Sarasota, Florida 
History 

Charles William Bowie 
Hunt Valley, Maryland 
Psychology 

* Jeffrey Alan Cameron II 
Naples, Florida 

Communication Studies 

Lisaheth Danielle Carter 
DeLand, Florida 
Political Science 

Thaliala Chavez 
DeLand, Florida 

Elementary Education 

Jeremy Rae Cruz 
Miami, Florida 

Sport Management 

W. Presley Dershimer IV 
Longwood, Florida 
Social Science- 
Secondary Education 

Amy Lynn Faulkner 
Fort Myers, Florida 
Psychology 

Jason James Garrett 
Sarasota, Florida 
Political Science 



Bachelor of Arts 



Trevor Michael Gordon 
West Palm Beach, Florida 
History 

Patricia Gibson Houser 
DeLand, Florida 
Social Science 

Rachael Ann Houtz 
Jupiter, Florida 
Psychology 

Caitlin Amanda Hughes 
Naples, Florida 
English 

Samantha Maria Jeske 
DeLand, Florida 
Political Science 

Meredith Fellows Kaiser 
Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Humanities 

Ashley Rose Kozlowski 
Alva, Florida 

Sport Management 

Kevin Christopher Krell 

Fort Myers, Florida 

Psychology 

Samantha Jean Lange 

Middle Island, New York 
Political Science 
Russian Studies 

Benjamin Todd Leone 

Durham, North Carolina 
Philosophy 

Kari Lynn Marquardt 
London, Ontario 
Sociology 

Israel Elijah Mathlin 
Orlando, Florida 

Digital Arts - Sound Track 

* Jacqueline Matias 
Deltona, Florida 
Humanities 
Psychology 



Isidro Raul Mejia 

West Palm Beach, Florida 
Political Science 

Jacqueline Marie Nading 
Port Charlotte, Florida 
Elementary Education 

Danielle Marie Prien 
Crestview, Florida 

Elementary Education 

Nicholas John Pugliese 
Deltona, Florida 

Sport Management 

William Ellis Roe 

Winter Park, Florida 
Political Science 

Stephen Michael Ross 

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 
Humanities 

Tracy A. Scott 
Deltona, Florida 
Sociology 

Alex Jonathan Thiele 
Winter Springs, Florida 
English 

Leslie Brattlof Thornhill 
Palm Coast, Florida 
English 

Ellen Pearson Upp 

St. Augustine, Florida 
Elementary Education 

Jennifer Lynn Yuska 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 
French 
Political Science 



Bachelor 

of 

Arts 



* denotes July 25 , 2009 graduate 



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Bachelor of Science 



Bachelors 

of 

Science, 

Music 

& 

Music 

Education 



: Camille Pamela Billy 
Palm Coast, Florida 
Psychology 

: Whitney Morgan Block 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Integrative Health Science 

Anthony Edward Crimarco 
Daytona Beach, Florida 

Integrative Health Science 

Lindsay Michelle Edwards 
St. Augustine, Florida 
Biology 

Marjorie Marion Foster 
Daytona Beach, Florida 
Biology 

Brian Lewis Heisler 
Jupiter, Florida 

Elementary Education 

Meghan Laura Hicks 
DeLand, Florida 
Psychology 



Brittney Lynn Lillian Hoag 
DeLand, Florida 
Biology 

Patricia Gibson Houser 

DeLand, Florida 

Psychology 

Jacqueline Nicolette Kamenszky 
Deltona, Florida 
Biology 

Paul Michael Klieber 
Seattle, Washington 
Computer Science 

Chelsea Nicole Klock 
Port St. Lucie, Florida 
Biology 

Allyson Nicole McKenna 
Lantana, Florida 
Psychology 

■' Patrick William Mondo 
Fort Pierce, Florida 
Biology 



: Amanda Elizabeth Morris 
Palm Harbor, Florida 
Psychology 

Dariya Marie Peretta 
Port Orange, Florida 
Biology 

Sam Sidwell Rabin 
Atlanta, Georgia 
Biology 
Environmental Science 

Marcus Robert Vollman 
Winter Park, Florida 
Biology 

Ross Carroll Williams 
DeLand, Florida 
Computer Science 



Bachelor of Music 



s Jose Antonio Aenlle 
Orlando, Florida 
Piano 



Hector Luis Gonzalez 
Jacksonville, Florida 
Voice 



Dayvin Ruth Sterling 
Mount Dora, Florida 
Piano 



Michael Tod Genslinger 
Lake Mary, Florida 

Orchestral Instrument 



Brandon Lee Loos 
DeLand, Florida 

Orchestral Instrument 



Meghan Ann Wellens 
Vista, California 

Orchestral Instrument 



Bachelor of Music Education 



Joseph Conrad Powell 
Vero Beach, Florida 

Instrumental/General 



Camille Brittany Tolley 
DeBary, Florida 

Instrumental/General 



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* denotes July 25 , 2009 graduate 



Bachelor of Business Administration 



* Heather Lynn Atkinson 

Fort Pierce, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Nicholas Allen Bilotta 
Daytona Beach, Florida 
Accounting Information 
Systems 

Kathryn Leigh Bland 
Ocala, Florida 

General Business 
Administration 

Kristen Nicole Brown 

Greensboro, North Carolina 
Accounting 

Joseph Dylan Campbell 
Ormond Beach, Florida 
Accounting 

Anthony Luis Cangelosi 
Celebration, Florida 
Family Business 
Marketing 

Laura Nichol Cook 

Satellite Beach, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

* Christopher Byron Crust 

Soddy Daisy, Tennessee 
Finance 

Ann Theresa Elmeier 
Deltona, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Andrea Marie Fick 
DeLand, Florida 

Management Information 
Systems 

Julie Louise Fleming 

Royal Palm Beach, Florida 
Marketing 

* Justin Edward Frimmel 

Bayonne, New Jersey 
Management 



Marc John Galizia 
Bradenton, Florida 
Management 

* Matthew Kim Heiman 

Jupiter, Florida 
Finance 

Robert Jake Hitchcock 
Alachua, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Alexander Edward Hopfenblatt 
St. Augustine, Florida 
International Business 

Christina Potter Humphrey 
South Daytona, Florida 
Accounting Information 
Systems 

Dominique Renee Joyner 
Crystal River, Florida 
Management 

Robert Franklin Keller II 
DeLand, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Kimberly Rubin Locher 

Celebration, Florida 

General Business 

Administration 

* Louis Vincent Cole Mazza 

DeLand, Florida 

Management Information 
Systems 

Brittney DaShawn McCloud 
DeLand, Florida 

International Business 

* Alan Gabriel Ochoa 

Caracas, Venezuela 
General Business 
Administration 

Victor Manuel Olivera 
Orlando, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 



Anthony Ortiz 

Kissimmee, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Lauren Ashley Parker 
Flagler Beach, Florida 

Management Information 
Systems 

Crystal Ann Marie Parodi-Light 
Deltona, Florida 

Accounting Information 
Systems 

J ami Lee Perry-Morrow 
Stuart, Florida 

General Business 
Administration 

John Carlos Pinto 
Orlando, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Robert C. Rains II 
Murrieta, California 
Marketing 

* Ellen Elizabeth Riggs 
Destin, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Kaylee Dawn Rodriguez 
DeLand, Florida 
Management 

Thomas Lawrence Rogers 
Sarasota, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

Elba Iris Roman 
DeLand, Florida 
Marketing 

Stephen Michael Ross 
Newtown Square, 
Pennsylvania 
Management 

Robert Theodore Roylance 
Old Orchard Beach, Maine 
General Business 
Administration 



Bachelor 

of 

Business 

Administration 



* denotes July 25 , 2009 graduate 



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Bachelor 

of 
Business 

Administration 



Bachelor of Business Administration 



John Andrew Shelley III 
Daytona Beach, Florida 
Finance 

'* James Marvin Sims 
Orlando, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

'* Brandon Neil Smith 
Fort Pierce, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 



Allison Ranae Steinmann 
Naples, Florida 
Finance 

Bashorat Usmanova 
Orlando, Florida 

Accounting Information 
Systems 



Miladys Velazquez 
Kissimmee, Florida 
General Business 
Administration 

MiZhu 

Tuzkov, China 

International Business 



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denotes July 25 , 2009 graduate 



Graduation Honors 

Summa Cum Laude 

Joseph Dylan Campbell 
Sam Sidwell Rabin 

Magna Cum Laude 



Samantha Jean Lange 
Danielle Marie Prien 



Dayvin Ruth Sterling 
Ellen Pearson Upp 



SUMMA 

Cum Laude, 

Magna 

Cum Laude, 

Cum Laude 

& 

Honors 

Recognitions 



Kristen Nicole Brown 

Michael Tod Genslinger 

Dominique Renee Joyner 

Brandon Lee Loos 



Cum Laude 

Allyson Nicole McKenna 

Jacqueline Marie Nading 

Lauren Ashley Parker 



Allison Ranae Steinmann 

Bashorat Usmanova 

Meghan Ann Wellens 



Honors Recognitions 

Stetson University applauds its Fall 2009 graduates who have achieved high honors in completing their degrees. 



Phi Beta Kappa 

Stetson was the first private university in Florida to be honored with a chaptet of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest 
honorary society. Since 1776, Phi Beta Kappa has promoted "high scholarship, liberal culture, and good character" 
among undergraduates. Election to Phi Beta Kappa is Stetson's highest recognition of excellence in the study of the 
liberal arts and sciences. 



Patricia Houser 



Sam Rabin 



Beta Gamma Sigma 

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society providing the highest academic recognition available for an 
undergraduate or graduate business student. Beta Gamma Sigma recognizes outstanding academic achievements of 
students enrolled in collegiate business and management programs accredited by AACSB International. To be eligible 
for membership, an undergraduate student must rank in the upper 7 percent of the junior class, or the upper 10 percent 
of the senior class. Graduates must be in the upper 20 percent of their class. 

Bachelors of Business Administration 

Kristen Brown and Joseph Campbell 

Masters of Business Administration 

Rami Bissat, Sean Bleeket, Jacquel Clark, Swen Harke, Thomas James, Shailee Jobalia, 
Pamela McCall, and Lauren Pellegrino 

Masters of Accountancy 

Justyna Mueller, Pratishka Patel, Steven Scheiner, Zachary Surmiak, and Jessica Swirski 

Chi Sigma Iota 

Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators whose 
mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize 
high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling. 

Helen Arbit, Nicole George, Allison Gessler, Siobhan Meara Griffin-Lloyd, Barbara Hoopper, 
Jessica Ingoglia, Desiree Martin, Kieta Sturridge, Ashley Wiles, and Victoria Wright 



In Memoriam 

Austin R. Wuennenberg '10 
H. Douglas Lee, President, 1987 - 2009; Chancellor 2009 



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Congratulations and Best Wishes 

FROM THE 

Stetson University Alumni Association 

The Stetson University Alumni Association salutes the Class of 2009 and welcomes you 
to the group of more than 26,000 men and women who are valued as honored graduates. 
Membership in the Alumni Association is free and as a new Stetson alumnus/a, you are 
invited to get involved with the Alumni Association to ease your transition from Stetson 
student to Stetson graduate. You represent the most important asset of Stetson University, 
and the University is eager to stay connected with you and to strengthen the relationship 
created between you, your friends, and your alma mater. 

Stetson University's young alumni programs provide social and networking events for 
alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years. The Alumni Association also offers a 
variety of annual events, including regional receptions, across the country, Homecoming 
each spring in DeLand, and alumni travel programs to numerous locations. 

Additional alumni benefits also include an online community, Hatternet, that provides 
search capabilities for e-mail and career networking information; e-mail for life; access to a 
Stetson MasterCard; a travel discount card; an opportunity to purchase an official Alumni 
Association class ring; an array of University publications; and the opportunity to purchase 
an alumni I.D. card that allows for use of the Hollis Center and the duPont-Ball Library. 
You may also actively participate in the Alumni Association by getting involved as an 
alumni volunteer - assisting with alumni events, student recruitment, and career 
networking - and supporting the University with an annual gift. 

The most efficient way to get the latest news about Stetson University alumni events, 
services, and programs is to visit the Alumni Association's Web site often at 
www.stetson.edu/alumni or by visiting us on Facebook. To update your contact 
information, use the Alumni Update Form located on the Hatternet site. By keeping your 
e-mail address current, you will receive the latest news from the Alumni Association 
through our electronic alumni newsletter, H@tmail. 

Today, we celebrate with you as graduates of Stetson University. As you take your place in 
a global society as an engaged citizen, the extended Stetson family welcomes you into their 
world. But remember that your Stetson family here will always welcome you back home. 
You can stay in touch by visiting our Web site at www.stetson.edu/alumni, e-mailing us at 
alumni@stetson.edu, or calling (386) 822-7480 or toll free at (800) 688-4287. Again, 
congratulations on your achievements, and best wishes for a great life! 



STETSON 



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