Area residents are college graduates

Anna Clark

MARQUETTE — A number of area residents have graduated from college in recent months:

≤ Anna Clark, daughter of Melissa Luttrell and Clif Clark of Marquette, graduated with a bachelor’s in history from the University of Michigan. Clark is the winner of the Nancy Bylan Bratman Excellence in Writing Award for her paper “Enslaved Childhoods: Anything but Safe, Calm and Innocent.” Clark has been accepted into the Masters of Library and Information Science program at both the University of Michigan and the University of Washington. Clark is a 2016 graduate of Marquette Senior High School and aspires to be an archivist.

≤ A Marquette County resident was among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during spring commencement held May 2. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual commencement was held in lieu of the traditional in-person ceremony and was live-streamed via Facebook Live and YouTube. An in-person graduation ceremony is currently being planned for this month in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus. The student receiving an undergraduate degree was Alisa Marie Quayle of Ishpeming.

≤ Due to COVID-19, St. Norbert College of DePere, Wisconsin, postponed its 2020 commencement ceremony, originally scheduled for Sunday, May 17. St. Norbert is committed to recognizing the Class of 2020, and plans are in the works to hold a ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 29, if possible. There are 484 students in the 2020 graduating class,. Local students graduating are Libbie Doney of Ishpeming, bachelor of art, and Margaret McFadden of Marquette, bachelor of science.

≤ Spring Arbor University is a Christian liberal arts university located in Spring Arbor, Michigan. SAU offers more than 70 majors and programs to undergraduate and graduate students. As a leader in adult and professional studies, SAU continues to make a faith-based, liberal arts education accessible to working adults who wish to complete associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees.

With programs offered throughout locations in Michigan and online, SAU continues to meet the growing needs of its students. From Superiorland, Brianne Holloway of Marquette, earned a master of business administration.

≤ Bay de Noc Community College of Escanaba announces the names of the students who have completed all of the requirements for an associate degree or certificate during the Winter 2020 semester. Those from Superiorland include:

Associate in Arts Degree: Holly Way, Manistique; Sydney Chouinard, Marquette; Marissa Ackerman, Munising

Business Administration: Rebecca Smith, Gwinn; Justice Kinnunen, L’Anse;

Criminal Justice: William Seymour of Wetmore

Associate in Science Degree: Caliub Findley of Gwinn

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Business: Marissa Maino, Ishpeming; Ashley Kane, Manistique; and Jaelin Lockwood, Wetmore

Environmental Management: McKayla Saari of Palmer

Nursing: Nichole Maddox and Hannah Radcliffe, Manistique; Kayla Kivi, Marquette; Courtney Waara, Negaunee; and Rachael Chadwick, Palmer

Office Systems/Medical Office Specialist: Emily Sundling of Manistique


Emergency Medical Technician-Basic: Leslie Frohriep, Gwinn and Rhae Duquette, Marquette

Entrepreneurial Small Business: Jaelin Lockwood of Wetmore

≤ Erika LaFoille of Marquette has graduated with a bachelor degree in criminal justice with a generalist concentration and corrections minor from Lake Superior State University’s Escanaba/Iron Mountain Regional Center.

≤ Nearly 1,700 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students graduated in May, when the 146th spring commencement ceremony was conducted in a first-ever virtual format.

The new grads — including more than 1,200 with bachelor’s degrees, 220 master’s degree candidates, nearly 200 with associate degrees and 43 with doctoral degrees — join more than 90,000 others as UW Oshkosh alumni. The graduates included Ann Taylor of Gwinn, College of Letters and Science with a degree in anthropology.

≤ This past spring, Saige Matson of Ishpeming graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Matson earned a master of arts in public service. Matson was one of 2,236 students to graduate from Marquette in May. Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university that draws its more than 11,500 students from all 50 states and more than 84 different countries. Marquette is ranked in the top 10 nationally for job placement.


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