Avila Now

June 14, 2023

Avila University Celebrates its 106th Graduating Class

Avila graduation outside in the quad on campus
Avila University Graduation.

On May 13, commencement returned to campus at Avila University for the first time in 19 years. “President Burkee wanted to bring graduation back to campus to build tradition and foster community,” said Margaret Herron, registrar. The sun was shining, and the campus was buzzing with excitement from 344 graduates and over 2,000 guests in attendance. 

In addition to the 233 undergraduate and 111 master’s degrees conferred to Avila’s 105th graduating class, Kim Beatty, Ed.D., chancellor of metropolitan community college, was awarded an honorary degree. Beatty is a thought leader in the equity and leadership space.


School of Allied Health Sciences 

Kyle M. Callahan MS Kinesiology

Crystal Castillo MS Kinesiology

Hannah Elizabeth Coates MS Kinesiology

Shelby Lauren Harvey MS Kinesiology

Izaak Ashe Kimsey MS Kinesiology

Ana Maria Suarez MS Kinesiology

D’Ovion Shon-Nae Williams MS Kinesiology

School of Business

Kaitlin Taylor Alcox MBA Business Administration

Jake Bade MBA Business Administration

Alissa Janine Blackwell MBA Business Administration

Alec Lane Boren MBA Business Administration

Jarret Dotson MBA Business Administration

Jessica Juanita Dunn MBA Business Administration

Jonathan Andrew Hanson MBA Business Administration

Bayley Holland MBA Business Administration

Tatiana Meshel McCree MBA Business Administration

Jadon Pyle MBA Business Administration

Zach Paul Revier MBA Business Administration

Kristin M. Vaughn-Petersen MBA Business Administration

Andrew Graham Williams MBA Business Administration

Dorian Williams MBA Business Administration

Crystal May Bratton MBA Business Administration

Dakota Edward Witham MBA Business Administration

Alyssa Therese Yap MBA Business Administration 

School of Education

Elizabeth Arroyo MA Education

Cody Marten Banks MA Education

Andrea Marie Boswell-Burns MA Education

Madison Rose Brown MA Education

Gabrielle Ervie MA Education

Shanan Colette Finley MA Education

Ashley Nicole Harkleroad MA Education

Payton Bliss Kinnison MA Education

Sara Jane Klinkenborg MA Education

Heather Ann Mayfield MA Education

Athena Maria McCray MA Education

Jennifer Meade MA Education

Brian Patrick Meyer MA Education

Jacob Ross Nienhueser MA Education

Vickery Susannah Ottaway MA Education

Nicole Elizabeth Prindle MA Education

Katie Eileen Schork MA Education

Morgan Lynn Sterrett MA Education

Clint Eugene Walters MA Education

Lesli Jo Watkins MA Education

Ashley Lynn White MA Education 

School of Innovative Professional & Graduate Studies

Andre Horatio Brooks MS Organizational Development

Sibongile Chidah Chinodakufa MS Organizational Development

Taylor Cole MS Organizational Development

Karla Samantha Dentler MS Organizational Development

Ambrea Canary Johnson MS Organizational Development 

Emilie Beth Keeton MS Organizational Development

Lauren Michelle Maley MS Organizational Development

Robert Kristopher Miller MS Organizational Development

Heather Michelle Rickey MS Organizational Development

Ericka Yvonne Ridgell MS Organizational Development

Janice Roy MS Organizational Development

Lanae Shelly MA Management

Kimberly S. Sixkiller MA Management

Ciara Nicole Slater MA Management

School of Psychology

Ryan Francis Albiani MS Psychology

Gary Williams Atito MS Psychology

Quinn Marie Austin MS Psychology

Kenny Andrew Baker MS Psychology

Timothy Allen Baker MS Counseling Psychology

Maleah Deanna Banker MS Counseling Psychology 

Cody Ann Carmack MS Psychology

Kyle Alexander Clark MS Counseling Psychology

Brooke Coppingervogelgesang MS Counseling Psychology

Michael Alphonse Denk MS Counseling Psychology

Eleanor Maureen Dick MS Psychology

Melody Duarte MS Counseling Psychology

Anaya Naquel Echols-Sprawling MS Psychology

Kegan Davis England MS Counseling Psychology

Cassandra Farris MS Counseling Psychology

Holly Elizabeth France MS Psychology

Ciara Olden MS Psychology

Nninah Elaine Freelon MS Psychology

Alexandria Madison Bax MS Counseling Psychology

Emily Kaye Gallup MS Counseling Psychology

Isabelle Maria Gatapia MS Counseling Psychology

Daisha Goines MS Counseling Psychology

Mariah Nichole Hintz MS Counseling Psychology

Katlin Mae Huskey MS Counseling Psychology

Michaela Avery Jacobson MS Counseling Psychology

Katherine Paige Kaplan MS Counseling Psychology

Lauren Abigayle Gentry MS Counseling Psychology

Shamita Mahjan MS Psychology

Nichole McClellan MS Counseling Psychology

Michelle Marie McMahon MS Counseling Psychology

Jordan Meyer MS Counseling Psychology

Dante Morello MS Psychology

Gina Pace MS Psychology

Jason Neal Phelps MS Counseling Psychology

Sunday Sue Platt MS Counseling Psychology

Olivia Rademacher MS Counseling Psychology

Hank Nelson Richey MS Counseling Psychology

Katie Lyn Riley MS Counseling Psychology

Elizabeth Ann Ritter MS Counseling Psychology

Zachary Daniel Sherwood MS Counseling Psychology

Dawn Stark MS Counseling Psychology

Savanna Patricia Stevens MS Counseling Psychology

Jazmine Perkins MS Counseling Psychology

Kristina Elese Taylor MS Counseling Psychology

Brittany Alyse Hampton MS Counseling Psychology

Iriannys Torres-Morillo MS Psychology

Demetria Wallace MS Psychology

Reyes James Willis MS Psychology

Lindsay Betts Wing MS Psychology

Valeria Winter MS Counseling Psychology

Abby Woods MS Counseling Psychology

Samuel Reagan Ziglinski MS Counseling Psychology 


Bachelor of Arts

Perla Judith Aguirre BA Business Administration

Erikka Nichole Allen BA Human Resources

Keaton Dexter Ashby BA Communication

Malik Alexander Ashford BA Liberal Arts

Hannah Bouquet BA Psychology; Human Resources

Brianna Leigh Bradley BA Psychology

Cassidy Marie Brown BA Communication

Carson Cavitt-Wells BA Communication

Jopxilin Chavez Pascual BA Liberal Arts

Lauren Cotton BA Liberal Arts Studies

Gabriel Cuellar BA Psychology; Criminology & Justice Studies

Da’Lene Lynnette DePriest BA Art

Brandy J. Dillingham BA Psychology

Bridget Erin Dulle BA Liberal Arts

Michael Nolan Durkin BA Liberal Arts

Guillermo Alberto Espinoza BA Psychology

Loagnn Noel Freeman BA Communication

Sarah Jane Aislinn Fuller BA Art Education

Kennedy Marie Galanakis BA Religious Studies & Philosophy

Tristan Garrett Garbutt BA Liberal Arts

De’Qwan Faizon Garron BA Human Resources

Melanie Alison Godfrey BA Art

Kimberly Hilton BA Business Administration

Courtney Marie Hinemeyer BA Psychology

Kylie Lorayne Hurd BA Psychology; Criminology & Justice Studies

Enoma Ighedosa BA Business Administration

Margaret Michelle Ingram BA English

Shay Karmazyn BA Criminology & Justice Studies

Jordan Danielle Kehring BA Criminology & Justice Studies

Natalia Elizabeth Kidder BA Communication

Seth Riley Kilborn BA Management

Christian Blake Knighton BA Communication

Jacob Vernon Kruckenberg BA Communication 

Hannah Jo Leimkuhler BA Art Education

Malik Warren Littrel BA Liberal Arts

Roberto Lopez-Gomez BA History

Angelica D. Martinez BA Art

Angela Joy Meissen BA Human Resources

Cory Kent Miller BA Business Administration

Aden Haimanot Mitiku BA Liberal Arts

Savannah Leaosha Morris BA Psychology

Brittany Ann Normand BA Psychology

Savannah Nicole Parris BA Communication

Tayler Dean Peters BA Liberal Arts

Brandon James Phillips BA Communication

Daniella Mariana Ramirez BA Criminology & Justice Studies

Marquis Bohannon Roby BA Liberal Arts

Jenale Antoinette Ross BA Psychology

Corey Scinto BA Communication

Erica Shelby BA Psychology

Donte’vious S’Von Simpson BA Communication

Janay Anne Smith BA Psychology; Criminology & Justice Studies

Skye Marie Smith BA Art

Tiana Lutheresa Arroyo Stacker BA Business Administration

Krista Dawn Eidson BA Business Administration

Lily Stockton BA Liberal Arts

Kenyon Josiah Strickland BA Liberal Arts

Cole Jacob Sullivan BA Business Administration

Araceli Thomas BA Psychology

Dessa Ann Aaron Thompson BA Business Administration

Shavon A. Tolliver BA Psychology

Monte L. Toney BA Liberal Arts

Trace Stephen Trame BA Business Administration

Tallon John Vanetti BA Criminology & Justice Studies

Konner Isaiah Wilson BA Business Administration

Brandon Wortman BA History

Angela Michelle Zyniewicz BA English 

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Emily Lynn Akright BFA Art

Richard Michael Bertoldie BFA Theatre

Isabella Anne Brauner BFA Theatre

Talia Mae Hinckley BFA Theatre

Rachel Sofia Howard BFA Theatre

Tyler Houston Lindquist BFA Theatre

Kinberli Yareli Picazo Reyes BFA Art

Kaitlyn Rose White BFA Theatre 

Bachelor of Music

Paul Jonathan Joseph BM Music

Ju-Young A. Morimoto BM Music; Art 

Bachelor of Science

Gabrielle Akins BS Biology

Melanie Renee’ Alcorn BS Educational Studies

Karla Naomy Alvarado-Velazquez BS Biology

Jesus Eriberto Anguiano BS Radiologic Science

Bailey LaRaen Armstrong BS Wellness Studies

Maycie Lynn Armstrong BS Elementary Education

Jonathan Everett Arnone BS Radiologic Science

Emily Christine Baldwin BS Kinesiology

Stephanie Basurto BS Elementary Education

Brooke Bouillon BS Radiologic Science

Erin Caitlin Bradfield BS Biology

Averee Anna Brattin BS Radiologic Science

Chloe Elizabeth Brundick BS Biology; Psychology

Cayla Jean Callahan BS Radiologic Science

Bailey Corinne Calvin BS Elementary Education

Katelyn J. Carcione BS Special Education

Franky Jovanni Castro BS Kinesiology

Demetria Renee Clay BS Wellness Studies

Talley Rae Cole BS Professional Health Sciences

Ciara Colleen Corteville BS Radiologic Science

Naheed Hossini Daroghe BS Radiologic Science

Karissa Davidson BS Kinesiology

Brooke Mckenna Day BS Radiologic Science

Jaylin Lee Dinkins BS Computer Science

Danielle L. Duensing BS Healthcare Management

Trisha Kathleen Duffy BS Kinesiology

LaVonde Diane Dunigan BS Software Engineering

Isaiah Oneal Eaglin BS Software Engineering 

Norelly Faudoa-Ramirez BS Biology

Aubrey Danielle Meiron BS Healthcare Management

Alexander Ryan Fracis BS Biology

Abdell Ali Nunez BS Biology

Sarah Elizabeth Gerber BS Healthcare Management

Catharine C. Gilmore BS Radiologic Science

June Goodloe BS Cognitive Science

Travis Lee Goodmon BS Professional Health Sciences

Dae’Rese Hafeez BS Computer Science

Fatimah Jonae Hamlett BS Kinesiology

Latisa Lynn Hicks BS Healthcare Management 

Sarah Louise Holman BS Kinesiology

Tarren Jaye Hudson BS Kinesiology

Tera Evette January BS Healthcare Management; Human Resources

Trinaty Marie Jeffers BS Chemistry Education

Reyven Meishai Lawrence-Joghee BS Kinesiology

Jameelah Kelly BS Healthcare Management 

Emma Grace Belle Kemper BS Biology

Maggie Mae Kilgore BS Radiologic Science

Kirryn Nikole Killingsworth BS Professional Health Sciences

Adelynn Grace Link BS Radiologic Science

Alexis Gabriela Lopez BS Elementary Education

Eric Emil McGlown Jr. BS Kinesiology

Jenae Moore BS Biology

Ryan Myers BS Computer Science

Kayla Marie Navy BS Computer Science

Malik L. Nesbitt BS Kinesiology

Madeline Belle Nunez BS Special Education

Elisa Marie Núñez Vásquez BS Biology

Karen Leslie Palomar BS Radiologic Science

Gabriela Aide Parada BS Kinesiology

Kevin Antonio Ramirez-Hernandez BS Radiologic Science

Ali Jean Ray BS Radiologic Science

Yawmessia Releford BS Healthcare Management

Laura Marie Robertson BS Radiologic Science

Alexandra Elizabeth Rojas-Meier BS Healthcare Management

Sherman Allen Root BS Biology

Tessa B. Watts BS Radiologic Science

Karina Michelle Sagastume Cruz BS Professional Health Sciences

Ryan Michael Schroeder BS Computer Science

Morgan Senevey BS Radiologic Science

Shelby A. Shatto BS Biology

Talynn Nicole Simer BS Elementary Education

Noah James Smith BS Elementary Education 

Samantha Marie Smith BS Kinesiology 

Bailey Marie Stephan BS Radiologic Science

Shameka Marie Swinton BS Healthcare Management

Clay Dewayne Talton BS Professional Health Sciences

Shayan Tarakemeh BS Computer Science

Savannah Marie Taylor BS Radiologic Science

Mahtab Tirandazian BS Radiologic Science

Kurt Michael Trotter BS Kinesiology

Heylee Marie Warren BS Elementary Education

Jahkese Cortez Watkins BS Kinesiology

Carletta White BS Healthcare Management

Alexus Brookelynn Latai Wily BS Professional Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Joanne Mari Curz Alibayan BSBA Finance Management

Jesse Myron Auld IV BSBA Healthcare Administration

Kyleighn Lauren Block BSBA Management

Gunner Mcclain Brody BSBA Management; Marketing

Stamili N/A Buchunde BSBA Business Administration

Briley Elijah Burrow BSBA Marketing

Matheus Da SilvaSteinhaus BSBA Finance; Management

Rymington Leigh Driver BSBA Accounting

Juan Jose Escamilla BSBA Accounting; Marketing

Kaitlyn Noelle Frasher BSBA Management

Jaime Isaac Gomez BSBA Management; Marketing

McKenzie E. Green BSBA Business Administration

Dre’Kar Khalil Jackman BSBA Finance

Diyhana Nicole Jordan BSBA Management

Garrett Jonathan Kalm BSBA Management

Jared Matthew Larson BSBA Business Administration

Kyle Alexander Myers BSBA Marketing

Naguib Garrett Nassir BSBA Marketing

Wyatt James Oberly BSBA Finance; Management

Lauren Nicole Paccapaniccia BSBA Management

Chloe E. Schumaker BSBA Marketing

Landon James Vahle BSBA Management

Alexander James Walton BSBA Marketing

Bachelor of Science Nursing

Anneliese Marie Aumann BSN Nursing

Faizan Baig BSN Nursing

Victor Niyi Bamidele BSN Nursing

Morgan Shae Barbagallo BSN Nursing

Camille Elizabeth Begnaud BSN Nursing 

Blair Suzanne Beltz BSN Nursing

William Thomas Bowersock BSN Nursing

Moesha M.L. Boyd BSN Nursing

Mackenzie Brosnan BSN Nursing

Madison Kathleen Theresa Byard BSN Nursing

Tierney M. Carley BSN Nursing 

Cierra Marie Cornejo BSN Nursing

Oluyemisi Ganiyat Daodu BSN Nursing

Carmaleta Lenea Davis BSN Nursing

Molly Kathryn Delaney BSN Nursing

Miciel Abigail Dinh-Arias BSN Nursing

Jacqueline Frances Everly BSN Nursing

Samantha Elizabeth Franco BSN Nursing

Alexandra Marcela Funes Carranza BSN Nursing

Emily Ann George BSN Nursing

Gabriela Goerler BSN Nursing

Gaelle Hilaire BSN Nursing

Tiera Marie Jackson BSN Nursing

Lucero Jimenez BSN Nursing

Courtney Lyn Kastelan BSN Nursing

Anthony Lee LaRose Jr. BSN Nursing

Grace LeeAnn Lowther BSN Nursing

Hanna Quynh Ly BSN Nursing

Courtney Lee Martin BSN Nursing

Rosmery Montes BSN Nursing

Katelyn D. Payan BSN Nursing

Sadie Layne Rann BSN Nursing

Sophie Renee Ruoff BSN Nursing

Saima Sarwar BSN Nursing

Margaret Susan Clare Solberg BSN Nursing

Dakota Lynn Teel BSN Nursing

Chansouda Noke Tjiang BSN Nursing

Maria C. Valleroy BSN Nursing

Hannah Marie Wastler BSN Nursing

Courtneu Donn Williams BSN Nursing

Tanner Wayne Yeisley BSN Nursing 

Bachelor of Social Work

Asma F. Abdullah BSW Social Work

Yaneisy Annet Cruz-Gallegos BSW Social Work

Jack William Eames BSW Social Work

Mollee-Beth Flores BSW Social Work

Elizabeth Ann Greer BSW Social Work

Christian Dayrel Hernandez BSW Social Work

Kalyn Blythe McCune BSW Social Work

Sophia Marissa Trimboli BSW Social Work 


3.5 cumulative grade-point average

Alexander James Walton

Alexander Ryan Fracis

Alexis Gabriela Lopez

Anneliese Marie Aumann

Catharine C. Gilmore

Courtney Lyn Kastelan

Dae’Rese Hafeez

Grace LeeAnn Lowther

Hannah Marie Wastler

Jacqueline Frances Everly

Kaitlyn Noelle Frasher

Karen Leslie Palomar

Kinberli Yareli Picazo Reyes

Lucero Jimenez

Madison Kathleen Theresa Byard

Mollee-Beth Flores

Rymington Leigh Driver

Tallon John Vanetti

Tiera Marie Jackson

Tierney M. Carley

Yaneisy Annet Cruz-Gallegos

3.7 cumulative grade-point average

Adelynn Grace Link

Alexandra Marcela Funes Carranza

Angela Joy Meissen

Asma F. Abdullah

Bailey Corinne Calvin

Blair Suzanne Beltz

Brooke Mckenna Day

Chloe E. Schumaker

Cory Kent Miller

Emily Christine Baldwin

Erica Shelby

Erin Caitlin Bradfield

Heylee Marie Warren

Isabella Anne Brauner

Jopxilin Chavez Pascual

June Goodloe

Kennedy Marie Galanakis

Kyleighn Lauren Block

Landon James Vahle

Maria C. Valleroy

Rachel Sofia Howard

Sarah Louise Holman

Savannah Marie Taylor

Stephanie Basurto

Talley Rae Cole

Talynn Nicole Simer

Travis Lee Goodmon

Trinaty Marie Jeffers

Trisha Kathleen Duffy

Wyatt James Oberly

3.9 cumulative grade-point average

Angelica D. Martinez

Averee Anna Brattin

Brittany Ann Normand

Brooke Bouillon

Elisa Marie Núñez Vásquez

Elizabeth Ann Greer

Emily Lynn Akright

Hannah Jo Leimkuhler

Jared Matthew Larson

Ju-Young A. Morimoto

Kaitlyn Rose White

Lily Stockton

Madeline Belle Nunez

McKenzie E. Green

Naheed Hossini Daroghe

Ryan Myers

Samantha Marie Smith

Sarah Jane Aislinn Fuller

Tyler Houston Lindquist

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