Wright State awards degrees


DAYTON — A total of 2,058 students earned degrees at Wright State University’s 2015 spring commencement. The list of graduates includes students who completed degree requirements during the 2015 spring semester.

The class of 2015 includes 1,913 students from Ohio.

Local students receiving bachelor degrees were Jill Klopfenstein and Brooke Schmerge, both of of Botkins; Kristopher Hyde, Jessica Wendel, Alexis Schwartz, Sharon Chaney and Steven Homan, all of New Bremen; Zachary Allen and Brian Bambauer, both of New Knoxville; Jaci Barga, Stephanie McMaken, Joshua Langston, Daniel Francis, Zachary Barlage, Rachael Francis, Alyssa Bensman and Kelly Schwieterman, all of Versailles; Shawn Eilerman, of Yorkshire; Bradley Prenger and Kari Koesters, both of Maria Stein; Joseph Pudlewski, Heather Russell and Ryan Berning, all of Anna; Jessica Zumberger, of Houston; Kirsten Schreima, of Jackson Center; Matthew Busse, Justin Oen and Samantha Daniel, all of Russia; Heather Bell, Jack Van Horn, Chelsae Wise, Betsy Spence, Erik Schlagetter and Abagail Abbott, all of Sidney; Erica Gaier and Heather Holthaus, both of Fort Loramie; and Ashley Robinson, of Minster.

Local students receiving master degrees were Kathan Nagel Koeller, Andy Timmerman and Brianna Bertke, all of New Bremen; Hanna Bambauer, of New Knoxville; Tyler Bey, Caron Groff and Mindy Heitkamp, all of Veresailles; Leslie Erickson, of Quincy; Austin Berning, Vaughn Ray, Jared Prenger and Ariel Puthoff, all of Maria Stein; Pamela Meyer, of Anna; Chadwick Boberg, of Maplewood; and Michelle Wroda and Julie Barhorst, both of Sidney.

Local students receiving associate degrees were Tyler Fleck and Austin Smith, both of Minster; Danielle Bornholt, of Maria Stein; KevinHoman and Kendra Speckman, both of New Bremen; Mara McClurg, of Versailles; Christina Poling, of Sidney; Kristen Chaney, of Fort Loramie.

Located near Dayton, Ohio, Wright State University is a nationally accredited state university with nearly 18,000 students. Its eight colleges and three schools, including schools of medicine and professional psychology, offer more than 90 undergraduate degrees and 76 Ph.D., master’s and professional degrees.

Named after aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright, Wright State is ranked among the nation’s research universities with high research activity by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Visit www.wright.edu to learn more about Wright State University.