LAC COURTE OREILLES OJIBWE COLLEGE CELEBRATES COMMENCEMENT


Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College celebrated their Commencement Ceremony, honoring 58 graduates, on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The class of 2021 is the first class to include bachelor’s degree graduates.


Congratulatory remarks were offered by Lorraine Gouge, Vice Chair of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board and Monica Chase, J.D. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College Board of Regents Vice Chair. Keynote speaker Sarah Howes, an Anishinaabe artist, designer, teacher, and community organizer from the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota spoke of her experience as an Indigepreneur.


The student body was represented by two honors students; Lydia DeNasha, representing the bachelor’s in business graduates, and Tina Garner, representing the bachelor’s in human services graduates.


In her comments Garner shared “now is the moment to step into the possibility of you, you are not defined by the past – your story is created in the present, simultaneously pulling and being pulled by inspiration from the future. what story are you creating? You have the opportunity to create the story that you can be proud of – proud to tell your children.”


An invocation was offered by Dennis White, Cultural Coordinator, Faculty Math and Art for Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College. The Lac Courte Oreilles Veterans presented the Colors, Lac Courte Oreilles School Drum offered a Welcome Song, Flag Song, Veteran’s Song, Honor Song, and Traveling Song.


Congratulations to this year’s graduates.


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Business Administration

Lydia DeNasha * Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Christine L. Haling Lac du Flambeau Outreach

Lisa M. Schuman Lac du Flambeau Outreach

Felicia J. Taylor Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Karen M. Washington St. Croix Outreach

Migizi

Human Services

Dolores Kuykendall Belille Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Bidaabinookwe

Crystal M. Brady St. Croix Outreach

Gwendolyn Carley Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Nawegiizhigookwe

Tina E. Garner *** Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Donna J. Jacobson Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Gloria Mustache Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Dena Waquie Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Bidaabinookwe

Shane Wilmer Bad River Outreach

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

Early Childhood Education

Robin F. Powless *** Bad River Outreach

Human Services

Lydia Kessenich Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Leonard Ortiz Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Charlene M. Pearson *** Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Ashley R. Rice * Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Etta Teschner Red Cliff Outreach

Shawny Young Lac du Flambeau Outreach

Liberal Arts

Kiana-Mae E. Bearheart St. Croix Outreach

Zhaawaninoodinookwe

Sierra J. Christiansen Red Cliff Outreach

Brittany M. Gordon *** Red Cliff Outreach

Julianne M. Houle Bad River Outreach

Maelayna Martin ** Red Cliff Outreach

Bernice K. Mixsooke St. Croix Outreach

Mark F. Montano, Sr.*** Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Niigaanakwaad

Native American Studies Ojibwe Language

Paula K. Cooper St. Croix Outreach

Mashkosi’ikwe

Nicholas R. DePerry * Red Cliff Outreach

Zackarion K. LaRonge Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

Accounting

Tom Butler Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Erin E. Dearbin *** St. Croix Outreach

Jaymie L. Hammer Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Megan K. Maulson ** Lac du Flambeau Outreach

Stacy R. Nelson St. Croix Outreach

Agriculture & Natural Resource Management

Michael R.J. Carley, Jr. Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE

Nursing

Ayan N. Ahmed * Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Lawrence E. Anoke * Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Gladys S. Borbor * Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Faiza W. Farah ** Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Desiree R. Fleming Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Misty L. Ganser * Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Amal Gelle ** Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Patricia J. Johnson ** St. Croix Outreach

Jennifer L. Mike-Trujillo Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Haida Nassoma ** Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Asha M. Omer Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Sadia M. Osman *** Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Safia Osman *** Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

James Runi ** Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Tyneesha R. Swagger ** Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Eric A. Tah Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Small Business Administration

Marley H. Corbine Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Megan K. Maulson ** Lac du Flambeau Outreach

CERTIFICATE

AODA

Rachael L. Fleming Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Ashley R. Rice Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Etta Teschner Red Cliff Outreach

Eunice J. Zamora Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Early Childhood Education— CDA

Dolores Shawinimash Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Native American Tribal Management

Danita Brisk Lac du Flambeau Outreach

Ojibwe Language Specialized Certificate

Albany K. Jacobsen Eckert Bad River Outreach


GED/HSED

Chelsea Trepania Lac Courte Oreilles Campus

Graduation Honors

As of May 20, 2021

*** 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

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