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Miles Community College Graduates 96 Students

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MILES CITY, MONTANA: Miles Community held its 82nd annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, at the MCC Centra in Miles City.

Degrees awarded were Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Science in Registered Nursing, Associate of Applied Science, Certificate of Applied Science, and/or a Certificate.

Of the 96 graduating students, 27 have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 of higher, and were recognized as honor graduates. Students with 4.0 GPAs have been named valedictorians and are Hazel R. Eaton of Belgrade, Abigail Johnson of Hamilton, Rose Marie Rychner of Miles City, Darcy K. Dahle of Busby, and Kelbee N. Dehnham of Malta, all of Montana.

MCC also announced the recipients of their annual Outstanding Graduate Student awards.

Each spring at the college, the Outstanding Graduating Student awards are given to students in the current year’s graduating class, based on the individual's time as a student, and include their academic and co-curricular involvement. Nominations are submitted in the spring by MCC faculty and staff. These awards are presented at graduation ceremonies and given in three divisions: General-Arts & Sciences, Career & Technical, and Nursing. Awards are also given to first-year students following the same criteria.

This year, the award honorees were Sydney Johnstone of Miles City (General-Arts & Sciences), Blayne Hubing of Circle (Career & Technical), and Samantha Bonenberger of Billings (Nursing).

The following students were awarded completed degrees:

Associate of Arts Degree

Elizabeth A. Baker (Miles City, MT)
Zack K. Baker (Greenough, MT)
Samantha Rose Burke (Cut Bank, MT)
Molly Cockburn (Kaiapoi, Christchurch, New Zealand)
Benjamin Datro-Labran (St-laurent, Quebec, Canada)
Angella K. Dickinson (Forsyth, MT)
Hazel R. Eaton (Belgrade, MT)
Gabrielle Z. Flute Player (Brookings, SD)
Jasmine Faye Mandy Grossman (Manhattan, MT)
Elijah Habighorst (Henderson, NV)
Abigail Johnson (Hamilton, MT)
Emma R. Jones (Miles City, MT)
Kaitlyn Savannah Kanuch (Manhattan, MT)
Alexandra JaeLynn McAuliffe (Miles City, MT)
Kaleb S. Naylor (Zion, IL)
Lilinoe Nihi (Honolulu, HI)
Rose Marie Rychner (Miles City, MT)
Megan Jacqueline Toplovich (Great Falls, MT)

Associate of Science Degree

Cassidy Acor (Havre, MT)
Nathan Wade Christopherson (Miles City, MT)
Jack Maurice Corriveau (Kalispell, MT)
Darcy K. Dahle (Busby, MT)
Kelbee N. Denham (Malta, MT)
Angella K. Dickinson (Forsyth, MT)
Morgan Riatta Hubbard (Forsyth, MT)
Krystan Jasin (Sidney, MT)
Sydney Joy Johnstone (Miles City, MT)
Takumi Kimoto (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
Maddie Larum (Miles City, MT)
Elissa McNeff (Miles City, MT)
Cy Miller (Helena, MT)
Clay Casey Prell (Miles City, MT)
Dakota Rose Reis (Jordan, MT)
Jacey M. Rowland (Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Cheyenne Rychner (Miles City, MT)
Isabel Rae Saltenberger (Anaconda, MT)
Mandi Rose Tvedt (Evansville, MT)
Rylee J. Watt (Livingston, MT)

Associate of Science in Registered Nursing Degree

Zane Robert Anderson (Billings, MT)
Samantha Marie Bonenberger (Billings, MT)
Cristen Amanda Brink (Miles City, MT)
Uluwehi M.L. Brooks (Columbus, MT)
Josie Lee Chapweske (Miles City, MT)
Lauren D. Coffin (Miles City, MT)
Shannon Alise Frazier (Billings, MT)
Kylie L. Haslet (Huntley, MT)
Elizabeth A. Hecker (Wibaux, MT)
Jarrett W. Hively (Billings, MT)
Scott William Kilsdonk (Baker, MT)
Gloria Ann Meyers (Billings, MT)
Shyanna Lynn Rask (Billings, TM)
Melanie Nicole Reddick (Miles City, MT)
Brooke M. Regan (Miles City, MT)
Kassidy Jean Richards (Miles City, MT)
Maurinda Stocker (Ashland, MT)
Kirsti Lee Walker (Forsyth, MT)
Danielle Ann Marie Willson (Miles City, MT)
Liza Wyrick (Baker, MT)
Amy Lee Zimdars (Glasgow, MT)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Agriculture Production

Blayne Hubing (Circle, MT)

Equine Studies

Cody Acord (Weston, WY)
Clancy Sarah Olson (Helena, MT)

Graphic & Web Design

Dalton Randall Myhre (Glendive, MT)

Small Business Management

Ashton Nicole Blubaugh (Deer Lodge, MT)
Autumn Renee Polesky (Miles City, MT)

Certificates of Applied Science

Automotive Technology

Blake Herzog (Miles City, MT) Clarence Stewart (Billings, MT) Jordan Thomas Stichman (Miles City, MT)


Kaitlyn A. Cardwell (Forsyth, MT)

General Studies

Ashton C. Anderson (Miles City, MT)



Jazmen Mashell Brown (Jordan, MT)
Kaitlyn A. Cardwell (Forsyth, MT)
Alissah G. Hickey (Baker, MT)
Ian Krump (Rapid City, SD)
Ryota Kusumoto (Cairns, Queensland, Australia)
Autumn R. Morton (Stevensville, MT)
Autumn Renee Polesky (Miles City, MT)
Chase William Reimer (Gillette, WY)
Kaigen Ann Roskelley (Sumatra, MT)

Ag & Equine Studies

Daylon Danks (Mandaree, ND)

Commercial Driver's License

Micah Frasier (Ashland, MT)
Troy Haugen (Lame Deer, MT)
Owen Higgins (Miles City, MT)
Nickolas McCurter (Miles City, MT)
Micah Olson (Miles City, MT)
Lander Potts (Forsyth, MT)
Jacob Sparks (Miles City, MT)

Graphic Design Assistant

Wesley T. Leischner (Miles City, MT)

Meat Processing Garth Edward Fowler (Philipsburg, MT)
Jordyn JoLee Hutchens (Lewistown, MT)
Jullian Quentin Jade Link (Colstrip, MT)
Jackie Reuben John Sievers (Arlee, MT)


Emily Noel Belmontez (Sheperd, MT)
Ruby Kuester (Miles City, MT)
Jolyn Mae Rost (Willard, MT)

Founded in 1939, Miles Community College (MCC) was established as the first community college in the state of Montana. Nestled in the heart of Miles City, the two-year college offers a bustling campus with on-site housing, a full athletic program, and a state-of-the-art Ag Advancement Center and offers quality programs including nursing/healthcare, agriculture & equine studies, business, information technology, education, and more.

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