Illinois Wesleyan Announces Class of 2021 Candidates for Graduation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –– Illinois Wesleyan University honored more than 360 Class of 2021 candidates for graduation during Commencement on May 2, 2021. Geisha Jimenez Williams, a business leader with more than three decades of experience in the energy industry who became the first and, so far, only Latina CEO of a Fortune 200 company, delivered the Commencement address. The candidates include:

Arizona

Glendale - Mulvihill, Rory, majored in Accounting

Scottsdale - Parry, Braylee, majored in English - Writing / Instrumental Performance

Arkansas

Sheridan - Sustaita, Raul, majored in Biology

California

Santa Rosa - Soto, Breanna, Cum Laude, majored in Nursing

San Diego - Garcia, Jacqueline, majored in Business Administration

San Diego - McCarthy, Kelli, majored in Nursing

Sunnyvale - Smith, Bonnie, majored in Nursing

Colorado

Littleton - Zebrowski, Megan, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Accounting

Morrison - Scott, Nicholas, majored in Business Administration

Parker - Grajales, Mateo, majored in Business Administration / Psychology

Lakewood - Milosevic, Jovana, majored in English - Writing

Centennial - Jump, Andrew, majored in Music Theatre

Florida

Ocala - Chen, Julia, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Biology / Psychology

Georgia

Dallas - Moldovanska, Liliya, Cum Laude, majored in Acting

Alpharetta - Heraty, Hannah, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Interdisciplinary Educational Studies

Clarkesville - Martin, Sommer, majored in Anthropology

Illinois

Glenview - Cavender, Katherine, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, majored in English - Literature / Secondary Education

McHenry - Schoen, Kira, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, majored in Elementary Education

Rolling Meadows - Plantan, Taylor, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, majored in English - Literature

Chicago Ridge - Baker, Megan, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, majored in English - Literature / Political Science

Peoria - Guingrich, Richard, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, majored in Biochemistry

Saint Charles - Bieniak, Leah, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, majored in Environmental Studies

Inverness - McGrath, Maureen, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, majored in Biology

Deerfield - Xu, Julie, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, majored in Biology

Normal - Burnison, Erin, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, majored in English - Writing

Saint Charles - Ghaderi, Gabrielle, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, majored in English - Writing

Tinley Park - Rochacz, Rebecca, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, majored in Nursing

Carlock - Gourley, Amy, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, majored in Psychology

Romeoville - Irelan, Marissa, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, majored in Psychology

Elwood - Aeschliman, Haylie, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, majored in Theatre Design/Technology

Des Plaines - Cutro, Stephen, Cum Laude, majored in Accounting

Glenview - Giannakopoulos, Matthew, Cum Laude, majored in Accounting

Bloomington - Hughes, Raven, Cum Laude, majored in Accounting

Pontiac - Mehrkens, Andrea, Cum Laude, majored in Accounting

Arcola - Miller, Clayton, Cum Laude, majored in Accounting

Oak Park - Nieslawski, Evan, Cum Laude, majored in Accounting

Vernon Hills - Park, Justin, Cum Laude, majored in Accounting

Evergreen Park - O'Connor, Kieran, Cum Laude, majored in Acting

Schaumburg - Lawson, Alexander, Cum Laude, majored in Biochemistry

Normal - Wynn, Caroline, Cum Laude, majored in Biochemistry

Addison - Garcia, Lilia, Cum Laude, majored in Biology

Elmwood Park - Josenkoski, Rosemary, Cum Laude, majored in Biology

Bloomington - Manuel, Alexis, Cum Laude, majored in Biology

Springfield - Patel, Ria, Cum Laude, majored in Biology

Skokie - Chau, Viana, Cum Laude, majored in Biology / International Studies

Chicago - Morro, Joseph, Cum Laude, majored in Business

Verona - Simon, Hunter, Cum Laude, majored in Business

Oak Forest - Anderson, Morgan, Cum Laude, majored in Business / Hispanic Studies

Peoria - Bousky, Jonathan, Cum Laude, majored in Business Administration

Peoria - Meier, Andrea, Cum Laude, majored in Business Administration

River Forest - Panton, Jonathan, Cum Laude, majored in Business Administration

Arenzville - Pirkle, Morgan, Cum Laude, majored in Business Administration

Decatur - Robertson, Kelsey, Cum Laude, majored in Business Administration

Orland Park - O'Neil, David, Cum Laude, majored in Economics / Business

Manteno - Meyer, Caitlin, Cum Laude, majored in Elementary Education

Saint Charles - Munroe, Samantha, Cum Laude, majored in Elementary Education

Mokena - Lagone, Danielle, Cum Laude, majored in English - Literature / Secondary Education

Hoffman Estates - Moreno, Refugio, Cum Laude, majored in Environmental Studies

Aurora - Mondal, Devesh, Cum Laude, majored in Finance

Frankfort - Prestamer, Joseph, Cum Laude, majored in Finance

Dieterich - Wolfe, Grant, Cum Laude, majored in Finance

Petersburg - Muller, Max, Cum Laude, majored in Health Promotion and Fitness Management

Willow Springs - Garcia, Emma, Cum Laude, majored in History / Philosophy

Bloomington - Schuller, Ethan, Cum Laude, majored in Instrumental Performance

Dolton - Alexandre, Brianna, Cum Laude, majored in International Studies

Northbrook - Kuca, Natalie, Cum Laude, majored in International Studies

Batavia - Cheaney, Colin, Cum Laude, majored in Mathematics

Beach Park - Enriquez, Ivette, Cum Laude, majored in Music Education

Bloomington - Ring, Lindsay, Cum Laude, majored in Music Education

Arlington Heights - Fecko, Matthew, Cum Laude, majored in Music Theatre

Washington - Geier, Kaitlyn, Cum Laude, majored in Nursing

Batavia - Hindel, Cameron, Cum Laude, majored in Nursing

Peoria - Lehmann, Meghan, Cum Laude, majored in Nursing

Hinckley - Mueller, Hannah, Cum Laude, majored in Nursing

Elk Grove Village - Schrager, Stephanie, Cum Laude, majored in Nursing

Mundelein - Silva Vivas, Tania, Cum Laude, majored in Nursing

Aurora - North, Katherine, Cum Laude, majored in Physics

Schaumburg - Crowder, Madysen, Cum Laude, majored in Political Science

Mahomet - Kassem, Samira, Cum Laude, majored in Political Science

Wheaton - Zienty, Andrew, Cum Laude, majored in Political Science

Evanston - Manzanares Jule, Gabriela, Cum Laude, majored in Political Science / Business

Palatine - McHugh, Kate, Cum Laude, majored in Psychology

Virginia - Werner, Grant, Cum Laude, majored in Psychology

Palatine - Bennes, Eric, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Accounting

Bloomington - Wuethrich, Robert, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Accounting

Park Ridge - Zima, Emmett, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Accounting

Des Plaines - Patino, Margarita, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Anthropology / Hispanic Studies

Wheeling - Blair, Ayana, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Biochemistry

Warrenville - Phillip, John, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Biochemistry

West Chicago - Berry, Emily, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Biology

Normal - Demay, Jenna, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Biology

Peoria - Trammell, Lexy, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Biology

McHenry - Wheat, Lucas, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Biology

Naperville - Frederick, Megan, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Biology / Hispanic Studies

Decatur - Wynne, Emily, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Business

Palatine - Piotrowski, Justin, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Business Administration

Chicago - Torres, Margaret, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Business Administration

Normal - Haas, Ryan, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Business Administration / Religion

Plainfield - Mahaffey, Jacob, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Computer Science

Naperville - Sweeney, Matthew, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Computer Science / Music

Elk Grove Village - Foley, Hannah, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Elementary Education

Champaign - Cottrell, Emma, Magna Cum Laude, majored in English - Literature

Elgin - Joyce, Giustina, Magna Cum Laude, majored in English - Literature / Business

Geneseo - McAvoy, Grace, Magna Cum Laude, majored in English - Literature / Secondary Education

Arlington Heights - Ponsot, Danielle, Magna Cum Laude, majored in English - Literature / Secondary Education

Saint Charles - Rooney, Riley, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Environmental Studies

Geneva - Abel, Andrew, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Finance

Addison - Abraham, Shannan, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Finance

Glen Ellyn - Bair, Charles, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Finance

Stanford - Cross, Lauryn, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Finance

Western Springs - Wasz, Griffin, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Finance

Wauconda - Sefcik, Trevor, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Marketing

Palatine - Cornwell, Angela, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Music Theatre

Monmouth - Wyman, Kelsey, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Neuroscience

Clinton - Andrango, Philip, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Physics

Northlake - Romero, Oscar, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Political Science

Frankfort - Werner, David, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Political Science / Economics

Normal - Hutson, Madison, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Psychology

Arlington Heights - Cherry, Alicia, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Sociology

Lockport - Rollins, Sarah, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Sociology

Elk Grove Village - Michniak, Isabel, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Sociology / Business

Joliet - Schultz-Breef, Anna, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Theatre Arts

Elmhurst - Asher, Winona, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Accounting

Morton - Heim, Emily, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Accounting

Palatine - Jefferson, Kathryn, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Anthropology / Psychology

Urbana - Gray, Emma, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Biochemistry

Glenview - Makhani, Raheel, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Biology

Bloomington - Sosa, Kendall, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Business Administration

Glenview - Lach, Maya, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Chemistry

Ottawa - Ochsner, Chase, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Economics

Riverside - McCarthy, Rachel, Summa Cum Laude, majored in English - Literature / Psychology

Lake in the Hills - Schirmacher, Emily, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Environmental Studies

Evergreen Park - Bugayong, Jessica, Summa Cum Laude, majored in History

Glenview - Plunkett, Maeve, Summa Cum Laude, majored in International Studies / German

Verona - Wilkinson, Cora, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Marketing

Goodfield - Fogo, Brianna, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Psychology

Brookfield - Hanrahan, Madeline, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Vocal Performance

Springfield - Goldasich, Bradley, majored in Accounting

Bloomington - Harroun, Steven, majored in Accounting

Naperville - Herard, Carney, majored in Accounting

Park Ridge - Hinkamp, Luke, majored in Accounting

Tinley Park - LaPapa, Michael, majored in Accounting

Saint Charles - Mitchell, Zachary, majored in Accounting

Deerfield - Polisner, Sloane, majored in Acting

Skokie - Ali, Junaid, majored in Biology

Park Ridge - Bowler, Meghan, majored in Biology

Palatine - Dib, Jehan, majored in Biology

Forsyth - Hambrecht, Ashlynne, majored in Biology

Rockford - Hess, Amara, majored in Biology

Joliet - Marino, Christian, majored in Biology

Yorkville - Reichert, Robert, majored in Biology

Peoria - Runkle, Andrew, majored in Biology

Mokena - Trudeau, Daniel, majored in Biology

Hoffman Estates - Yoo, Julianne, majored in Biology

Tinley Park - Blaney, Matthew, majored in Business

Addison - Garces Rivera, Sarah, majored in Business

Arlington Heights - Gudaitis, Quinn, majored in Business

Bloomington - Hundman, Cole, majored in Business

Danvers - Miller, Collin, majored in Business

Chicago Heights - Stith, Joseph, majored in Business

Grayslake - Witkowski, Jude, majored in Business

McHenry - Young, Shannon, majored in Business

Belleville - Betz, Logan, majored in Business Administration

Park Ridge - Cerniglia, Daniel, majored in Business Administration

Grayslake - Corridon, John, majored in Business Administration

Bloomington - Harvey, Marqus, majored in Business Administration

Burr Ridge - Kotowske, Madeline, majored in Business Administration

Orland Park - Murphy, Michael, majored in Business Administration

Bensenville - Plizga, Paul, majored in Business Administration

Palos Heights - Wagner, Matthew, majored in Business Administration

Bloomington - Saxena, Siddhant, majored in Chemistry

Niles - Odicho, Sargon, majored in Computer Science

McHenry - Walter, Max, majored in Computer Science

McHenry - Wheat, Kyle, majored in Computer Science

Peoria - Hanold, Emmett, majored in Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Rockford - Nicolosi, Sophia, majored in Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

North Barrington - Kozlowski, Eric, majored in Economics

St. Joseph - Quednau, Joseph, majored in Economics

Chicago - Cervantes, Gisela, majored in Elementary Education

Normal - Wagner, Rebecca, majored in Elementary Education

Niles - Zhaleh, Rosa, majored in Elementary Education

Roscoe - Manzonelli, Maya, majored in English - Literature / History

Bloomington - Jacobs, Olivia, majored in English - Writing

Hanna City - Stephens, Hailey, majored in English - Writing

Glen Ellyn - Carter, Leah, majored in Environmental Studies

Jerseyville - Nairn, John, majored in Environmental Studies

Normal - Anderson, Wade, majored in Finance

Tinley Park - Arthur, Jake, majored in Finance

Springfield - Dondanville, Roger, majored in Finance

Chicago - Gaines, Moriah, majored in Finance

Bartlett - Grabarek, Brett, majored in Finance

Godfrey - Holtz, Michael, majored in Finance

Des Plaines - Lowery, William, majored in Finance

Chicago - Varilla, Adam, majored in Finance

Bloomington - Goodwin, Catherine, majored in Health Promotion and Fitness Management

Bolingbrook - Norwood, Michael, majored in Health Promotion and Fitness Management

Wheaton - O'Neal, Megan, majored in Health Promotion and Fitness Management

Frankfort - Simpson, Jacob, majored in Health Promotion and Fitness Management

Libertyville - Saucedo, Lucy, majored in History

Naperville - Purpura, Nicolina, majored in History / French and Francophone Studies

Millstadt - McGarrity, Micheal, majored in History / Secondary Education

Lake Zurich - Soto, Samuel, majored in History / Secondary Education

Palos Heights - Krammer, Liam, majored in International Business

Libertyville - Gibbs, Ryan, majored in International Business / Hispanic Studies

Bonfield - LaMore, Sophia, majored in International Business / Political Science

Rockford - Caruthers, Khayla, majored in International Studies

Glenview - Mujović, Adna, majored in International Studies / German

Oak Park - Claiborne, David, majored in Interndisciplinary Educational Studies

Barrington - Ceko, Nicholas, majored in Marketing

Chicago - Holliday, Calvin, majored in Marketing

Bloomington - Martin, Jack, majored in Marketing

Springfield - Marty, Orion, majored in Marketing

Chicago - Roa, Vanessa, majored in Marketing

Deerfield - Ruskin, Dylan, majored in Marketing

Homewood - Smith, Julius, majored in Marketing

Champaign - Wallen, Douglas, majored in Marketing

Normal - Watson, Nicholas, majored in Marketing

Morton - Kraft, Cooper, majored in Mathematics

Bensenville - Villanueva, Jorge, majored in Mathematics

Oak Lawn - Moran, Jake, majored in Mathematics / Secondary Education

Edwardsville - Burbach, Spencer, majored in Music

Naperville - Huebner, Alexander, majored in Music

Bloomington - Callahan, Christopher, majored in Music Composition

Joliet - Buechel, Abigael, majored in Music Education

Germantown Hills - Heerman, Jacob, majored in Music Education

Joliet - Klima, Jonah, majored in Music Education

Quincy - Ehrhart, Richard, majored in Music Theatre

Gurnee - Garner, Jared, majored in Music Theatre

Oak Park - Maguire, Elizabeth, majored in Music Theatre

Bloomington - Braun, Kaylee, majored in Neuroscience

North Aurora - Hinckley, Sarah, majored in Neuroscience

Lanark - Norton, Grace, majored in Neuroscience

Peoria - Pattekar, Shruti, majored in Neuroscience

Hoffman Estates - Amato, Megan, majored in Nursing

Chicago - Astudillo, Sarah, majored in Nursing

Virden - Blankenship, Mikayla, majored in Nursing

Oglesby - Brovelli, Riley, majored in Nursing

Glenwood - Correll, Justin, majored in Nursing

Chicago - Cortez, Elizabeth, majored in Nursing

Arlington Heights - Cunningham, Hannah, majored in Nursing

Elgin - Doyle, Erin, majored in Nursing

Bloomington - Eidsmoe, Sierra, majored in Nursing

Washington - Geier, Claire, majored in Nursing

Winthrop Harbor - Good, Michael, majored in Nursing

Yorkville - Gutzwiler, Emily, majored in Nursing

Bloomington - Johnson, Quinn, majored in Nursing

Romeoville - Koranda, Payton, majored in Nursing

Lockport - LaPapa, Nicole, majored in Nursing

Waukegan - Lingad, Lauryn, majored in Nursing

Springfield - Lowis, Anna, majored in Nursing

Chicago - Ly, Jenny, majored in Nursing

Toulon - Molln, McKinna, majored in Nursing

Plainfield - Morales, Stephanie, majored in Nursing

Bloomington - Nelson, Julia, majored in Nursing

Melrose Park - Nguyen, Mimi, majored in Nursing

Bloomington - Olomon, Tori, majored in Nursing

Arlington Heights - Pierozynski, Anna, majored in Nursing

Bloomington - Rogers, Amanda, majored in Nursing

Hanover Park - Sanchez, Lizbeth, majored in Nursing

Chicago - Sanchez, Jennipher, majored in Nursing

Homewood - Teeter, Brianna, majored in Nursing

Park Ridge - Tortorella, Toni, majored in Nursing

Plainfield - Tortorich, Ashley, majored in Nursing

Lexington - Winterland, Rylie, majored in Nursing

Chicago - Wortham, Chantiera, majored in Nursing

Geneva - Davine, John, majored in Physics

Mundelein - Schneider, Zachary, majored in Physics

Springfield - Hughes, Timothy, majored in Political Science

Wauconda - Machon, Alex, majored in Political Science

Evanston - Scott, Keenan, majored in Political Science

Chicago - Younger, Alyssa, majored in Political Science / Finance

Glenview - Abraham, Ryan, majored in Psychology

Frankfort - Cetera, Stefani, majored in Psychology

Canton - Dominski, Brooke, majored in Psychology

Des Plaines - Guneysu, Melesa, majored in Psychology

Schaumburg - Hathaway, Grace, majored in Psychology

Crest Hill - Johnson, Kenneth, majored in Psychology

Romeoville - Lee, Nia, majored in Psychology

Northlake - Palma, Daisy, majored in Psychology

Mahomet - Longfellow, Sydney, majored in Psychology / Health Promotion and Fitness Management

Northlake - Alvarado, Carolay, majored in Sociology

Wheaton - Hernandez, Leticia, majored in Sociology

Chicago - Taylor, Brandon, majored in Sociology

Indiana

Carmel - Dickison, Page, Magna Cum Laude, majored in English - Literature / Secondary Education

Kokomo - James, Keagan, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Economics

Terre Haute - Monken, Abigail, majored in Marketing

Louisiana

Chalmette - Quintana, Michael, Cum Laude, majored in Biology

Gretna - Cruz Gonzalez, Shakira, Cum Laude, majored in Political Science

New Orleans - Leaf, Pearlie, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Acting

Marrero - Phillips, Shaela, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Philosophy

New Orleans - Toto, Lizette, majored in Art

Gretna - Ly, Sean, majored in Biology

New Orleans - Morris, Jarlai, majored in Computer Science

New Orleans - Jackson, Quentin, majored in International Studies

Harvey - Robinson, Taylor, majored in Nursing

New Orleans - Price, Destini', majored in Psychology

Massachusetts

Newton - Overaker, Hadeley, majored in Psychology

Michigan

New Buffalo - Connelly, Kathleen, majored in Elementary Education

Grand Rapids - Nelson, Tanner, majored in Marketing

Minnesota

Eagan - Danko, Jaeden, Cum Laude, majored in Health Promotion and Fitness Management / Hispanic Studies

Rosemount - Soderholm, Wyatt, Cum Laude, majored in Marketing

Minneapolis - Whittley, Cheron, Cum Laude, majored in Music Theatre

Big Lake - Ebert, Laurin, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Biology

Bloomington - Monssen, Jack, majored in Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Hastings - Hoffbeck, Amelia, majored in Mathematics

Hopkins - Ozbun, Anne, majored in Music

Bloomington - Harris, William, majored in Political Science

Missouri

Kansas City - Fuller, Annika, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Environmental Studies / Economics

St. Louis - Alonso, Anthony, majored in Business

North Carolina

Hickory - Mark, Nicholas, majored in Accounting

Ohio

Liberty Township - Pinder, Sydney, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Psychology

Mason - Godfrey, Janaye, Summa Cum Laude, majored in History

Oklahoma

Tulsa - Rashid, Matthew, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Biochemistry

Oregon

Lake Oswego - Peters, Anna, majored in Nursing

Oregon City - Reding Hoffart, Ruth, majored in Vocal Performance

Texas

Waco - Howe, Peyton, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, majored in Business

San Antonio - Partipilo, Nicholas, Cum Laude, majored in Finance

Austin - Ussery, Callen, Cum Laude, majored in Theatre Arts / Physics

New Braunfels - Borrowman, Seth, majored in Biology

Weslaco - Roy, Dareana, majored in Political Science

Washington

Seattle - Mirasol, Alexandra, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Interdisciplinary Educational Studies

Wisconsin

Evansville - Eager, Anna, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Economics / Political Science

Madison - Garcia, Moises, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Business / Music

Appleton - Van De Loo, Daria, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Music Education

Greendale - Vance, Jaren, majored in Anthropology

Greendale - Vance, Jory, majored in Biology

Hartland - Dettman, Zachary, majored in Business Administration

Wales - Filo, Benjamin, majored in Business Administration

Lakewood - Warrner, Margaret, majored in Marketing

Verona - Hansen, Caleb, majored in Physics / Secondary Education

China

Qingdao - Yuan, Xiaohan, Cum Laude, majored in Chemistry

Shenyang - Yu, Haoqian, Cum Laude, majored in History

Xian - Liu, Yushan, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Biology

Ecuador

Quito - Lopez, David, Magna Cum Laude, majored in Computer Science

Romania

Bucharest - Bantas, Gabriela, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, majored in Political Science / Philosophy

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh - Le, Thao, Summa Cum Laude, majored in Economics