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Nebraska to Confer More Than 300 Business Degrees

Fall Commencement Ceremonies Commend Huskers on Achievements
Nebraska to Confer More Than 300 Business Degrees
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business is set to confer more than 300 degrees to students this weekend at commencement ceremonies held at Pinnacle Bank Arena, December 16-17. Delivering the undergraduate commencement addresses is U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer and for graduate commencement, Katrina Jagodinsky, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of History at Nebraska.

New traditions begin while others continue, as more than 300 business students earn their diplomas this fall from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business at commencement exercises held December 16-17 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. For Kyle Hansen, who earns his J.D. and MBA, graduating from Nebraska means carrying on a family legacy.

“I will be the third generation in my family to graduate from Nebraska and the fourth member of my family, as my brother is graduating this year as well. I am happy to continue the family tradition and join the family of Husker alums,” said Hansen, a Scottsbluff, Nebraska, native.

Graduate and professional degree commencement takes place on Friday, December 16, at 3 p.m. with Katrina Jagodinsky, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of history, delivering the commencement address. The undergraduate ceremony follows the next day at 9 a.m. with U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer addressing the students.

For management major Sara Segal of Omaha, Nebraska, graduating with her major and a human resources focus, being involved on campus helped her grow as a person and as a professional.

"Graduating from Nebraska means I’m closing a long chapter of my life with a great accomplishment. I have grown so much during my time at Nebraska and now I can finally celebrate that! I took a class with Kevin Wesley, associate professor of practice in management, and it was the hardest and best class ever. Because of the conversations we had about law, I am hoping to get my Master's in Legal Studies to help me in the field of human resources," she said.

After graduation, she will work remotely in human resources for UT Health East Texas. She will live in Lincoln.

Finance major Mya Bunker of Brandon, South Dakota, found that a single course taken in Hawks Hall made all the difference in feeling prepared for life after college.

“In my junior year, I took the Investors with Purpose course with Richard DeFusco. This class led me to an internship at the Nebraska Investment Council and have a fascination for investments. It also allowed me to explore possible financial careers and ultimately led me to a career in investments after college,” said Bunker.

Students benefit from a number of one-on-one support from peers and staff throughout their college experience. Ateev Bhandari, accounting and business administration major from Amritsar, India, shared that this spirit to collaborate and help others enabled him succeed. He looks forward to joining the ranks of nearly 40,000 business alumni and give back to the Nebraska Business community.

“The best thing about being a Husker is the way people celebrate their peers' accomplishments. Every time a Husker wins, Nebraska wins," Bhandari said. "Graduating from Nebraska means I'll forever be a part of this incredible community that takes the most genuine pride in calling themselves the Cornhuskers and will strive to uplift anyone who also shares this pride.”

Both ceremonies will be available to watch online at the commencement website:

2022 December Business Graduates

Master of Business Administration
Victor De Biasi Andrade, Sorocaba, Brazil
Armand Damavandi Anselmo, Safety Harbor, FL
Beau Jeffers Ballard, Raymond
Jeremiah Barbre, FPO, AP
Caleb Daniel Benson, Eagle, ID
MaryAlice Louise Braun, Ceresco
Joshua C. Burchell, Gilbert, AZ
Wei Kenn Chong, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Jonathan D. Craig, Decatur, GA
Trevor J. Cyboron, Wisner
Caitlyn DelMonico, Brandon, FL
Aaron Diaz, Walnut Creek, CA
Eric Thomas Dreessen, Elkhorn
Dillan Dwyer, Urbandale, IA
Sarah A. Eapen, Irving, TX
Seth William Ellsworth, Rogers, AR
Anthony Errigo, Orlando, FL
Matthew John Fecke, Las Vegas, NV
Keegan Thomas Hansen, Phoenix, AZ
Kyle Jeffrey Hansen, Lincoln
James Landon Heath, Midlothian, VA
Erik Matthew Henkel, Cumming, GA
Gregg Michael Hill, Saint Louis, MO
Paul Edward Holland, Fort Collins, CO
Bradley Preston Horyczun, Traverse City, MI
Ryan James Infante, Brunswick, OH
John Michael Jensen, Seward
Ryan Keuler, Chaska, MN
Ramazan Kilinc, Omaha
Matthew Lewis King, Mt Juliet, TN
Jennesa Kinscher, Rochester, MN
Christopher John Kolarevic, Traverse City, MI
Gregory Paul Krafka, Houston, TX
Madelynn Kranz, Highlands Ranch, CO
Christina Marie Kwan, Las Vegas, NV
Dan Leise, Omaha
Jonathan Allen Liddy, Sarasota, FL
Matthew Lopez, Chandler, AZ
Matthew W. Luby, Tucson, AZ
Matthew Giovanni Martinez, Scituate, RI
Jason Paul Morales, Bonney Lake, WA
Kayla Elaine Nelson, Colorado Springs, CO
William Brent Redwood, Surprise, AZ
Jacob Rzewnicki, Overland Park, KS
Adrian Alexandra Sellhorn, West Vancouver, Canada
Jacob Dale Sharp, Brownsburg, IN
Lori Lynn Sorto, Lincoln
Stuart John Sutter, San Antonio, TX
William Russell Taylor, Lincoln
Laura Renee Tresslar, Brooklyn, WI
Taylor Sickels Trudell, Cedar Rapids, IA
Tyler Steven Vann, Borger, TX
Edson David Vargas, Wilmington, MA
Maegen Wallace, Omaha
Arjun Yadav, Worcester, MA
Joseph Tristan Yakum, West Orange, NJ
Ian Ross Zabel, San Francisco, CA
Noor Zannat, Richmond, TX

Master of Professional Accountancy
Ahmed Mustafa Ahmed, Lincoln
Terry Lee Arvie II, Omaha
Michael Jerald Buehre Stackpole, Murdock
Emma Mae Cornell, Lincoln
Morgan Ray Erwin, Seward
Hailey Sue Hula, Raymond
Yoobin Kim, Lincoln
Ann Lauren Sullivan, Gretna
Justin Lee Tietjen, Chester
Torey James Whittlinger, Aberdeen, SD

Master of Science in Business Analytics
Meredith Inabinet Boyd, Charleston, SC
Travis James Heller, Lincoln
Phillip S. Malzer, Lincoln
Nathan Edward Meier, Lincoln
Dennis Lynn Pick, Lincoln
Brea Danielle Spann, Thornton, CO
Austin Roland Verkamp, Lincoln

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
Andrew Gaines Stanley, Athens, GA

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Colton Michael Abramo, Omaha
Omar Salim Al Amri, Ruwi, Oman, with distinction
Almoatasim Husain Ali Al Hasani, Ruwi, Oman
Nujood Ali Ahmed Al Kaabi, Shinas, Oman
Said Salim Said Al-Qassabi, Ruwi, Oman
Malik Ali Mohammed Al-Waail, Lincoln
Peter Nickolias Alfini, Elmhurst, IL
Cooper Davis Allen, Elkhorn
Thomas Vincent Aman, Menahga, MN, with highest distinction
Nikola Cosby Andrejevic, Hinsdale, IL
Zachary Angst, Rochester, MN
Sarah Elizabeth Baker, Colorado Springs, CO, with distinction
Muaze Omer Barento, Lino Lakes, MN
Jackson Thomas Bartak, Omaha, with high distinction, University Honors Program
Lucia Rose Bazis, Omaha, University Honors Program
Brayden Becker, Columbus
Thomas Mark Benes, Valparaiso
Ateev Bhandari, Amritsar, India, with distinction
Wyatt Joseph Blum, Beatrice
Zachary Bodfield, Lincoln
Caden Ty Boesiger, Lincoln
Grant Michael Bohling, Lincoln, with distinction
Marissa Bollinger, Omaha
Cohan Edward Bonow, Windsor, CO
Paige Violet Brandenburg, Wausau, WI, with highest distinction
Tyler Christian Brazel, South Elgin, IL
Benjamin Rex Briggs, Seward
Lauren Brockmeier, Omaha, with highest distinction
William James Broderick, La Vista
Alyssa Rose Bromm, Tekamah
Alec Andrew Bunger, McCook
Mya Lynn Bunker, Brandon, SD, with highest distinction
Christopher Mason Burgess, Overland Park, KS, with distinction, University Honors Program, Nebraska Business Honors Academy
Wade Donovan Burkert, McCook
Noah Daniel Carlow Byers, Lincoln
Armando Cabrales, Tecumseh
Colby John Camelin, Blair, with distinction, University Honors Program
Joseph Robert Carey, Hastings
Benjamin James Chaloupka, Valley
Savannah Ann Kennedy Cheloha, Columbus
Hau Cheng Chien, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China, with distinction
Goi Chuol, Lincoln
Justin M. Converse, Lincoln
Alissa Cottrell, Curtis
Cade Jeffrey Covington, Omaha
Carson James Crain, Rye, CO, with distinction
Sarah Kay Damlo, Lakeville, MN, with high distinction
Tatum Devish, Yutan
Jillian Faith Dicke, Waverly
Sherwin John Distor, Sioux Falls, SD, with high distinction
Andrew Joseph Dixon, Auburn
Ryan A. Doble, Gretna
Pedro Italo dos Santos Galvao, Natal, Brazil
Luke William Downs, Omaha
Chase James Duckett, Pleasant Dale
Spencer Duntz, Lincoln
Brian James DuVal, Golden Valley, MN, with high distinction, University Honors Program
Claire Naomi Eltze, Crete
Cameron Chad Filbrandt, Lincoln
Jack Henry Fletcher, Glen Ellyn, IL
Corbin Boyce Frederick, Mansfield, TX
Jordan Allen Frerk, LaGrange, IL
Jayla Maxine Froman, Lynch
Abbey Lynn Fuerhoff, Pierce
Jacob Garlock, Omaha, with distinction
Samantha Marie Gates, Lincoln, with high distinction, University Honors Program
Dillon Scott Geiser, Cozad
Kassandra Gibbons, Elkhorn
Brendon James Gibson, Blair
Cole Thomas Goduto, Bellevue
Katie Machell Goodwater, Albion, with high distinction
Noah Michael Graziano, Plattsmouth
Sara Greaves, Oak Harbor, WA, with high distinction
Betiel Ashebir Habtemariam, Lincoln
Alissa Hall, Sioux Falls, SD
Jiarui Han, Lincoln
Payton Rose Hanson, West Fargo, ND, with high distinction, University Honors Program
Conner James Harley, Lincoln
Tyson Brian Harney, Oakland
Haley Rose Hatcher-Storm, Omaha
Weimin He, Lincoln, with distinction
Zhiliang He, Dongguan, China
Samuel Padraig Heffron, Omaha
Camdyn Leigh Hehnke, Grand Island
Colin Jacoby Hendrickson, Elmwood, with distinction
Alexander John Herren, Omaha
Creighton Philip Hinrichs, Holdrege
Kellen Dale Hinton, Lincoln
Benjamin Hohensee, Lincoln
Hailey Marie Hopper-Graf, Overland Park, KS
Zhijie Hu, Lincoln
Xiang Hua, Shenzhen, China
Ying Huang, Shenzhen, China
Karlie Jo Hubbard, Lincoln
Hailey Grace Hutfless, Omaha
Blake Ingamells, Lincoln, with highest distinction
Kevin Jacqmein, Woodbury, MN
Jordan Katherine Jansen Van Vuren, Barrington, IL
Jacob A. Jesske, Lincoln, with highest distinction
JianYu Jia, Lincoln
Jack Paul Johnson, Omaha
Jennifer Christina Johnson, Elkhorn
Peneal Gosaye Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD
Riley Johnson, Bertrand
William Thomas Jones, Lincoln
Trenton C. Jurgens, Beatrice
Grace Kathryn Kanel, Dawson
Nathan James Kasper, Corcoran, MN
Dylan Jacob Kohler, Omaha
Hayden Victor Kuetemeyer, Lincoln
Drake Henry Kunze, Palmer
Kelsey Denise Kristine Kusek, Hastings
Hayden Leonard Lassek, Yutan
Timothy Law, Sugar Land, TX
David Leaders, Omaha
Matthew Quang Lee, Sacramento, CA
Cierra Lieb, Lincoln
Daniel Liebsack, Omaha
Travis John Lien, Lincoln
Xingyu Liu, Xiangyang, China
Hayden Benet Lloyd, Monument, CO, with distinction
Isabella Grace Lo Presti, Waconia, MN
Clint Matthew Lozano, Parker, TX, with distinction
Quang Duc Luong, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Kennedy Ryan Luther, Chandler, AZ
Alexander Lykins, Phoenix, AZ
Kasey Yiran Ma, Lincoln
Kathryn Madsen, Omaha
Matthew Tran Mai, Lincoln
Janan P. Manivannan, Papillion
Joel Kyle Martin, Hickman
Rockwell A. Martin, Omaha
Alexander Jacob Mastel, Lincoln
Zoe Ann Matheson, Sioux Falls, SD
Logan John McPhail, Lincoln
Logan Phillip Miller, La Vista
Joseph M. Mills, Eagan, MN
Marcus William Molumby, South St Paul, MN
Zachary Fredrich Molzer, Leawood, KS
Lauryn Marie Monteforte, Geneva, with distinction
Jada Moore, Sioux Falls, SD
Cody Michael Moorhead, Eagle
Khaled Mourad, Lincoln
Andrew Robert Moylan, Waverly
Claude Alan Mueller, Northbrook, IL
Cale Theodore Murphy, Sioux Falls, SD
Alexander Joseph Murray, Waverly
Dohyun Nam, Hwaseong-si, Republic of Korea, with highest distinction, University Honors Program, Nebraska Business Honors Academy
Minh-Tam Hoang Nguyen, Lincoln
Thi Xuan Dieu Nguyen, Lincoln
Thuyen Nguyen, Lincoln
Tucker Scott Nichols, Wayne
Alexander Scott Nielsen, Omaha
Ray Harley Nierman, Harvard, with highest distinction, University Honors Program
Michael Patrick Noonan, Jr., Wildwood, MO
Tony Nõu, Viljandi, Estonia
Joleaha O’Doherty-George, La Vista
Anthony Oceguera, Columbus, University Honors Program
Kate Marie Olsson, Lincoln Paige Victoria Palmer, Oxford, MI, Chancellor’s Scholar, with highest distinction
Michaela Karen Paskach, Delano, MN, with high distinction
Christian Thomas Patrick, Loveland, CO
Max Reed Peery, Seward
Sawyer Petersen, Papillion
Chase Michael Peterson, Lincoln
Joseph Matthew Pfeiffer, Lincoln
Caitlin Elizabeth Piening, Holdrege, with highest distinction
Rose Kathleen Pilakowski, Lawrence, KS, with high distinction, University Honors Program
Ameilia Faith Pinkman, Lincoln
Jacob Darren Placke, Hastings
Timothy Scott Pothier, Plano, TX
Brian Lee Potts, Laurel, with highest distinction
Daniel Olson Pruski, Dallas, TX, with high distinction
Nghi Bao Quach, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Ryan Allan Rayburn, Brady
Jonathon Christopher Redmann, Chicago, IL
Hunter Gates Reestman, Elgin, with high distinction
Ty Regier, Lincoln
Adam Marc Reubens, Republican City
Lucas Mason Rief, Lincoln
Sheldon Zane Riggs, Lincoln
Bella Amarylis Rodriguez, Chicago, IL
Gage Rose, Grand Island
Zachary Michael Roth, Lincoln
Alec James Sackschewsky, Seward
Trey Thomas Schafer, Albion
Britton Thomas Schiavone, Woodbury, MN
Nathan Schmunk, Bridgeport
Madison Taylor Schultz, Gretna
Sara Hee Jin Segal, Omaha
Camryn Elizabeth Self, Lincoln
Cameron Lee Sharpless, Dallas, TX
Tsukasa Shiraishi, Yokohama, Japan
Christian Tyler Simmons, Olympia Fields, IL
Jacob Dennis Skomer, Batavia, IL
Melany Frances Smith, Omaha
Coleman Ryan Stauffer, Milford
Joseph Michael Stegman, Lincoln
Hunter Sterba, Lincoln
Kaden Joseph Strubel, Beatrice
Thaddeus Anthony Surdyk, Woodridge, IL
Callie Renea Svoboda, Lincoln
Clayton Matthew Swoboda, Omaha, with high distinction
Chance Loil Tankersley, Valentine
Margaret M. Targy, Bellevue
Shayna Thalken, Lincoln
Grant Douglas Toline, Lincoln
Giang Pham Huong Tran, Lincoln
Han Nguyen Gia Tran, Danang, Viet Nam
Luis Felipe Trujillo, Lincoln
Jillian Tucker, Omaha, with distinction
Kam James Veney, Lincoln, with distinction
Devin James Vetter, La Vista, with distinction
Erik Thomas Vinopal, Arlington Heights, IL
Zachary Tyler Walker, Missouri City, TX
Nicholas Gerald Wallenburg, Lenexa, KS, with high distinction
Halle Elise Wefald, Manhattan, KS, with distinction
Tucker West, Sioux Falls, SD
Kayla Ray Weyers, Gothenburg, with distinction, University Honors Program
Thomas Christopher Whitaker, Omaha
Mason Eugene Williams, Lincoln
Brett Michael Winkelmann, Omaha
Maxwell Henry Winkler, Juniata
Isaac Raynold Woita, Wahoo
Shannon Patrice Woodward, Omaha
Mitchell Wurm, Lincoln
Fangbin Xiong, HuangChuan, China
Jinpeng Zhang, Chengdu, China
Rundong Zhou, Xian Shaanxi, China

Published: December 16, 2022