8/5 Academic Honors


A number of Polk County residents were among those earning degrees this past spring at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

The school's annual commencement ceremony was held June 13 at McArthur Court.

University of Oregon graduates from Polk County, as provided by the university, include:

* From Dallas -- Jordan Lindsey Bemrose, Bachelor of Music, music education; Michael Patrick Ryan, Bachelor of Arts, English, certificate, film studies; Katelyn Ann Corbett Thompson, Bachelor of Arts, journalism/advertising; Gregory Gerald White, Bachelor of Science, economics.

* From Independence -- Nathaniel Scott Sparks, Bachelor of Arts, digital arts, certificate, film studies; Jason Leroy Owens, Bachelor of Science, environmental science.

* From Monmouth -- Ashley Renee Kennel, Bachelor of Arts, accounting and French; Micaela A. Oliveros, Bachelor of Arts, political science; Dannielle Rose Ritacco, Bachelor of Science, educational studies; Mason Elias Tichinin, Bachelor of Arts, history; Alexander William Brown Bersani, Bachelor of Arts, philosophy.

* From West Salem -- Alyssa L. Black, Bachelor of Science, psychology; Ariana Rose Brown, Bachelor of Science, general science; Katelynn Jeannine Clapper, Bachelor of Arts, business administration; Ryan Steven Dangaran, Bachelor of Science, accounting; Kora Grace Esther, Bachelor of Arts, English; Shannon Thomas Ritter, Master of Arts, English; Richard Wayne Schultz, Bachelor of Arts, business administration; Katherine M. Stone, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, certificate, second lang. acquis. and teaching; Kyle James Weraky, Bachelor of Science, political science.


Adam Michael Welander of Monmouth has graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering. Graduates were honored during commencement exercises May 15-17.


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