Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Celebrates Commencement

May 24, 2019

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College celebrated their Commencement Ceremony, honoring 41 graduates, on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

 

Congratulatory remarks were offered by Jason Schlender, Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board Educational Liaison and Daryl Coons, Jr., Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Board of Regents member.

 

American Indian College Fund Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Student of the Year, Gabrielle Kiggins, a Red Cliff Tribal Member, spoke about her personal struggle with IV drugs and journey to attain four years of sobriety and an Associate Degree in Science.

 

Shauna Coons, Managing Attorney at Kwe Law Firm shared the Keynote Address. Coons highlighted choosing a career path aligns with your passions and values. 

 

The Lac Courte Oreilles Veterans presented the Colors, Lac Courte Oreilles Badger Singers offered a Welcome Wong, Honor Song, and Traveling Song. Flute solos were also offered by Serena Quagon and Dennis White. 

 

Congratulations to this year’s graduates.

 

 

Associate Degree

 

Associate of Arts | Early Childhood Education

Melissa Armagost, Bad River Outreach

Rosanne DePerry, Bad River Outreach

Kathleen Miller, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Tara Wooten, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Associate of Arts | Human Services

Shane Wilmer, Cum Laude, Bad River Outreach

 

Associate of Arts | Liberal Arts

Nakina Hart, Lac du Flambeau Outreach

Cali Quaderer-Cuddy, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Serena Quagon, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Associate of Arts | Native American Studies

Misty Jackson, Summa Cum Laude, US Army Veteran, Lac du Flambeau Outreach

 

Associate of Arts | Native American Studies – Ojibwe Language

Lester Merrill, St. Croix Outreach

 

Associate of Applied Science | Casino Operations Management

Keshia Chino, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Jaymie Hammer, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Associate of Applied Science | Agriculture & Natural Resource Management

Lolita Barth, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Julia Buck, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Amanda Easland, Cum Laude, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Bowen Fear, US Navy Veteran, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Melissa Lewis, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

 

Associate of Science | Business Administration – Accounting

Jaymie Hammer, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

 

Associate of Science | Science

Stephanie Gouge, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Gabrielle Kiggins, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Tiffany Melton, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

 

Associate of Degree of Nursing

Michelle Dutcher, Cum Laude, St. Croix Outreach

Michelle Lowe, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Ashkiro Omar, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Felicia Paulzine, Cum Laude, St. Croix Outreach

Sadie Schaaf, Cum Laude, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Shaye Stone, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Elizabeth Waskow, Summa Cum Laude, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

 

Certificate

 

AODA

Pauline Biscobing, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Kimberly Emery, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Donna Lohman, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Deanna Maulson-Greske, Lac du Flambeau Outreach

Nicole Olsen, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Dawn Quaderer, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Jennifer Rady, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Lisa Waggoner-Roberts, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

 

Hospitality & Customer Service

Jaymie Hammer, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

 

Culinary Arts

Shane Corbine, Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

 

Native American Language

Zayden Anderson, St. Croix Outreach

Nona Crowe, Bad River Outreach

Justice Moore, Bad River Outreach

Luanne Wiggins, Bad River Outreach

 

Graduation Honors

 

Summa Cum Laude 3.90 to 4.0 GPA

Magna Cum Laude 3.70 to 3.89 GPA

Cum Laude  3.50 to 3.69 GPA

All Honors as of May 22, 2019.

 

Photos of the event are available here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LCOOCC/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157683338937526 

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