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Hundreds From Polk County Earn Degrees

CORVALLIS -- A number of Polk County residents were among those receiving degrees from Oregon State University during the school's 139th commencement ceremony Sunday, June 15, at Reser Stadium.

CORVALLIS -- A number of Polk County residents were among those receiving degrees from Oregon State University during the school's 139th commencement ceremony Sunday, June 15, at Reser Stadium.

OSU's Class of 2008 includes a total of 4,586 degrees -- 3,608 are bachelor's degrees, 684 master's degree and 294 Ph.D.s and professional degrees, according to OSU Registrar Kent Kuo.

Locals receiving degrees included:

From Dallas: Nicole A. Adams, bachelor of arts, psychology; Shaun M. Bromagem, bachelor of science, accountancy; Ruben Casas, master of fine arts, creative writing; Marco Clark, bachelor of arts, political science and bachelor of arts, international studies; Michelle J. Cox, doctor of philosophy, human development and family studies; Kristi A. Culley, bachelor of science, psychology; Michael T. Fisher, bachelor of science, psychology; J.D. Freeburg, bachelor of science, biology; Shane V. Grimm, bachelor of science, exercise and sport science; Hannah M. Moorman, master of arts in interdisciplinary studie; Courtani L. Pineau, bachelor of science, animal sciences; Rachel D. Reber, bachelor of arts, liberal studies; Melissa M. Rivers, bachelor of science, geography; Nicholas J. Rowell, bachelor of science, fisheries and wildlife; Patricia Sheffield, bachelor of science, health promotion and health behavior; and Jason W. Taylor, bachelor of science, music.

From Grand Ronde: Rebecca P. Bennett, bachelor of science, cum laude, animal sciences.

From Independence: Rachel M. Addison, bachelor of science, nutrition and food management; Joy C. Aldrich, bachelor of science, education, and bachelor of science, natural resources; Megan M. Chappell, bachelor of science, merchandising management; Juana Estrada, bachelor of arts, ethnic studies; Joshua Z. Harlukowicz, bachelor of science, liberal studies; Lindsay M. Knapp, bachelor of science, nutrition and food management; Erin R. Renee, bachelor of science, merchandising management; M'Chelene M. Richards, bachelor of arts, Spanish; Bonnie J. Trefren, bachelor of science, forest management.

From Monmouth: Georgeanna M. Alemany-Lugo, bachelor of science, mechanical engineering; Amy A. Anderson, bachelor of science, fisheries and wildlife; Paul J. Briskey, bachelor of science, electrical and electronics engineering; Denise L. Burkholder, bachelor of science, merchandising management; Kimberly A. Conley, bachelor of science, fisheries science; Paul R. Dorres, master of education, college student services administration; Amy N. Eastman, bachelor of science, merchandising management; Raeme A. Ellis, bachelor of science, microbiology; Kimberly R. Gatherum, bachelor of science, health promotion and health behavior; Jeremy S. Gragg, bachelor of science, summa cum laude, business administration; Natalie M. Graham, bachelor of science, biology; Sarah N. Hamilton, bachelor of science, cum laude, human development and family sciences; Caroline J. Jerand, bachelor of science, nutrition and food management; Abigail J. Kaylor, bachelor of science, liberal studies; Elizabeth A. Kenna, bachelor of science, speech communication; Patrick R. Killoran, bachelor of science, anthropology; Christopher J. Kramer, bachelor of science, speech communication; Viral D. Patel, doctor of pharmacy, pharmacy, doctor of pharmacy (4-year); John I. Peters, bachelor of science, crop and soil science; David C. Rand, bachelor of science, crop and Soil science. Janine M. Rice, doctor of philosophy, geography; Edgar G. Rio, bachelor of science, civil engineering; Lisa A. Riordan, bachelor of science, nutrition and food management; Amanda L. Rodino, master of education, college student services administration; Brian A. Schalock, bachelor of science, business administration; Candace M. Shoecraft, bachelor of arts, English; Bret M. Shroyer, master of business administration, business administration; Kealy F. Thorson, master of arts teaching, teaching: elementary education; James R. Warren, bachelor of science, psychology; Julia E. Westbrook, bachelor of science, education. Heather J. White, bachelor of science, merchandising management; Amy Wood, master of arts, English.

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