Congratulations, Blaine Campus Summer 2012 Graduates!

Blaine Campus Graduates
Blaine Campus Graduates


Congratulations to our 2011-2012 Rasmussen College graduates! Learn more about our graduation ceremony to honor this exciting milestone that marks a major accomplishment for our graduates on the path to a successful future!

View 2012 graduate profiles below:

School of Health Sciences

Terence Bailey - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Kayla Banick - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Kayla would like to give a special thank you to her instructors, Mrs. Carver and Mrs. Sanders. They went above and beyond to assure success in her journey. She would also like to give a huge thank you to her family for the continued support throughout the years.

Emily Berg - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Meghan Beveridge - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Lori Blomquist - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Kelsey Blum - Medical Assisting - Diploma

Kelsey would like to thankher wonderful family and friends for being so supportive and encouraging throughout her college career. She wouldn't be here today if it was not for them pushing her to suceed.

Denise Borglund - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Denise would like to thank her family, Doug, Jake, and Kayla, for the support throughout her nursing school journey.

Breanna Castillo - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Breanna would like to thank her family for supporting her decision on her career path. A special thank you to her boyfriend for helping her study and for being patient, and her mother for always being there when she needs her. She thanks her family for always believing in her and encouraging her.

Dustin Chelberg - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Dustin would like to thank his family members and friends for their support and encouragement.

Kelley Corkins - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Stephanie Dittberner - Medical Administration - Diploma

Devon Early - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Janel Eckart - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Brandie Fairbanks - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Brandie would like to thank everyone who made it possible to be here today. She would like to thank the staff at Rasmussen College for making this possible.

Melissa Garcia - Pharmacy Technician - Certificate

Melissa would like to thank her family. It was good to have a lot of support. She is glad she can say she has graduated, and hopes she made her family proud.

Justin Garnett - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Justin would like to thank his family, his daughter, Tavanya, and his partner, Tiira. Justin would also like to thank his instructors, Renee Sanders and Vicki Carver, and the staff of the Blaine campus. Lastly, he would like to give a special thanks to Mom, Dad, Ken, Don, and Trena.

Nicole Gephart - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Nicole would like to thank her family members and friends for their support and encouragement while completing her degree.

Laura Gillette - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Laura would like to thank all of those who constantly helped and supported her throughout her educational experience, especially her family. Thanks Mom, Dad, and Connor! She would also like to thank Terra Walker, who continuously guided her through the medical assisting program. Laura is looking forward to starting a career that she loves!

Denijal Gluhic - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Rachael Grayden - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Rachael would like to thank her family, friends, and nursing instructors. Also, a special thanks to Mom, Dad, and Ryan for all your love and support!

Andrea Grostyan - Pharmacy Technician - Certificate

Angela Hedtke - Medical Assisting - Diploma

Kimberly Hekele - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Rayna Hofeld - Medical Assisting - Diploma

Tamera Holdsworth - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Tamera would like to thank her parents for always being, her son for believing in her, and her sisters for supporting her decision to go back to school. She would like to thank Erica for giving her the opportunity to care for and showing her a new career path. Thanks to the Rasmussen College faculty for accepting her and putting up with her "weirdness." Tamera is hoping to work at the VA Center so she can give back to those who have fought for our freedom.

Tiffany House - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Tiffany would like to thank her husband, Jim, and her dog, Lucy, for putting up with her for the last 18 months. Also, thank you to the rest of her family and friends for their support. Thank you to Heartland Home Care for working with her on her schedule. Most of all, she would like to thank God for opening the pathway and leading her here to graduation.

Sheri Hudella - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Sheri would like to thank her fiance, Troy, for his love and encouragement.  She would also like to thank her parents, Debbie and Larry, for their support over the years.

Amy Kempel - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Amy would like to thank Mrs. Carver and Mrs. Sanders, who believed in them and showed them how to be the best nurses they could be. She also wants to give a special thanks to her awesome family. She couldn't have done this without their support and help. She loves you all very much.

Melanie Kluck - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Melanie would like thank her family and friends for their love and support during her time in the nursing program. She would also like to thank the new friends she made in the nursing program for making this challenging time fun. Melanie cannot wait to begin her career as a licensed practical nurse.

Heather Knie - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Jennifer Kromrey - Medical Administration - Associate's

Jenny would like to thank her husband, Vince, daughters, Sarah and Megan, son-in-law, Curt, and son, Derek, for their support and understanding while "mom" was taking classes. Jenny is now employed at the Rasmussen College Blaine campus as the administrative professional. Stop by and say "Hi" when you are on campus. Jenny has already started working on her Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management. Hang on family-here we go again!

Katherine Kruger - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Tiira Kuehn - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Tiira would like to thank all of her family for their support during this time. She would also like to grant a special thanks to Justin, Mom, Dad, Ann, Ken, and her instructors, Renee and Vicki.

Annette Kuusisto-smith - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Barbara Lamb - Medical Administration - Associate's

Barbara would like to thank her husband, David, for his constant support and encouragement through her time at Rasmussen College. She would also like to thank the Ferber, Lamb, Cunningham, and Best families for their support. Barbara is looking forward to using her Rasmussen College education to work in a medical records department in the near future.

Kimberly Lasch - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Kimberly would like to thank her husband, Karl, daughter, Rhiannon, and son, Shjon. Without the love and support she received from them, this wouldn't have been possible. In addition, Kimberly would also like to thank her mom, Terry, for telling her she could complete this journey. Every one of you means so much and she thanks you from the bottom of her heart.

Jolene Lee - Medical Administration - Associate's

Linda Lee - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Linda would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her. Her daughters have been an inspirational motivation to keep her going. And a special thanks to her fiance, for encouraging her when times got rough. She will be continuing her health information technician education after this, then going on to pursue management afterward. She couldn't have done it without her support and love from her family.

Tracy Lukins - Health Information Technician - Associate's

Tracy would like to thank her husband, Thomas, for all of his support and staying up too late to help tutor her in Algebra. Also, to her children for being extra help around the house.

Lam Nguyen - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Immaculate Oburu - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Immaculate would like to thank her family for always being so incredibly supportive. Immaculate would also like to thank her friends for studying with her and encouraging her. She would also like to say a great big "thank you" to the Rasmussen College staff and faculty for believing in her and always being there for that extra push. All the people mentioned are part of Immaculate's community of learners; thank you all!

Melissa Ouverson - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Melissa would like to thank her parents and grandparents; they have been there for every major event in her life so far, as well as the small ones that mean just as much. They have given her the support and encouragement that she needs to aim for her dreams! Also, to Larry and Cindy Ouverson; thank you for giving her that spark of confidence that is a rare gift in life, and for their giving spirit!

Alexandria Panek - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Brittany Peterson - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Sharyl Raida - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Sharyl would like to thank her children, Allissa, Brooke, and Cameron, for their support and encouragement, her mom, Georgia, for helping her with her children so she could concentrate on homework, and her fiance, Corey, for his love and support.

Michael Raymond - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Michael would like to say thank you to his family members and friends for their support.

Megan Sikkink - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Donna Sorenson - Pharmacy Technician - Certificate

Phiravy Sun - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Phiravy would like to thank her parents, Malika and Vanna, her sisters, Phira, Ashlea, Amanda, and her brother Dar, for the support, motivation, and faith they all had in her. Thank you, JaMar, for your support and helping with the kids. Phiravy would like to also thank her children, Dejia, Rechany, and Kyonne; "Mommy loves you!" She would also like to thank Bobby, Vong, Vince, and all her friends for your words of encouragement and support. She appreciates every one of you individually.

Parishia Thompson - Medical Assisting - Associate's

Parishia would like to thank her mother, Patricia Ross, for all the support and encouraging words that made it that much easier to continue school. She would also like to thank her family for just being there through the good and the bad-it meant a lot to her. She wouldn't be standing here if it wasn't for her supportive teachers and office staff for all their help! You all rock!

Elizabeth Weis - Pharmacy Technician - Associate's

Kelli Winans - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Kelli would like to thank her family for supporting her during her time at Rasmussen. She couldn't have done it without you!

Mai Xiong - Medical Assisting - Diploma

Melissa Ziolkowski - Practical Nursing - Associate's

Brittney Zutter - Practical Nursing - Associate's

School of Business

Kyle Blomquist - Business Management - Associate's

Stephanie Bragstad - Business Management - Associate's

Blake Carpenter - Business Management - Associate's

Cassandra Carpenter - Business Management - Bachelor's

Tracy Elstad - Accounting - Bachelor's

Tracy would like to thank her husband, Jim, and daughter, Kathryn, for being so supportive while obtaining her degree. She would also like to thank the staff at the Blaine Campus for their continued encouragement. Tracy plans to continue her education on her road to becoming a certified public accountant.

Hannah Fioravanti - Business Management - Associate's

Hannah would like to thank her mother and father for their unconditional love and support throughout her education. Also, thank you to her fiance for always believing in her.

Breanna Hentges - Business Management - Bachelor's

Staci Kroschel - Business Management - Bachelor's

Kazong Lo - Business Management - Bachelor's

Kazong would like to thank all the staff at Rasmussen College. Without all the help and support, she wouldn't be where she is today. Kazong is thankful for all the support she received, especially from her wonderful family and awesome husband, John Lo.

Ben Marleau - Business Management - Associate's

Samantha O'Brien - - Certificate

Samantha would like to thank her parents and fiance for supporting every decision she has made. She would also like to thank her son, Wyatt, for helping her strive to better herself, for not only her, but for her new family as well.

Shane Perkins - Accounting - Associate's

Joel Peterson - Accounting - Associate's

Joel would like to thank his three kids, Bailee, Joey, and Marina, for being so helpful. He would also like to give a special thanks to Shelley Herrman for her support through the last year. Thank you to the Rasmussen College staff and faculty for allowing this to be such a positive experience.

Anthony Sandberg - Accounting - Bachelor's

Christina Utecht - Business Management - Associate's

Tina would like to thank her family and friends for all their support during her time at Rasmussen. She would like to especially thank Keith, Shane, and Sammy for the extra helping hand when she needed it. It really helped with focusing on school, and she knows it was difficult at times. She would like to give an additional "thank you" to Sammy for helping her study for tests when she needed it-you were a great help. She loves you all!

Angelique Watters - Business Management - Associate's

Angel would like to thank her family and friends for all their support and encouragement, because at times, this is what pulled her through. To her mom, "Thank you for always being willing, to help me understand my assignments, and prepare for my exams." Angel would like to thank Joe, for accepting more "chores" around the house (whatever those may have been) so she could study. Most of all, Angel would like to thank her children, Joey and Katie, for understanding when she had to finish her homework before she could go out and play. This journey through college has been amazing and Angel is so glad that you all were here with her!

Stephanie White - Accounting - Bachelor's

School of Education

Christina Beimert - Early Childhood Education - Certificate

Marie Bunker - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Marie would to thank Mary Muhs at Rasmussen for her guidance, encouragement and her confidence. She would like to thank Carol at Jack and Jill for her faith in her to accomplish her goals and offering her the flexibility in her work schedule. And most of all she would like to thank her amazing family without your support she never would have been able to do this.  Marie loves you all.

Kristen Evanson - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Jennifer Grondin - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Jennifer Grondin would like to start by thanking her parents for their continuing support throughout this long journey; without them she would not be where or who she is today. Special thanks to her boyfriend for his encouragement and support. She would also like to thank the Rasmussen College staff for guiding her in the right direction.

Kari Lee Halverson - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Kari Lee would like to thank her parents for all their help and support and Heather Ward, for her help and for showing her the road to her career. Also, a big thanks to Mary Muhs and the rest of the Rasmussen College staff for all the help and good feedback.

Heidi Hansen - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Abigail Hoye - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Abigail would like to thank her parents, Terry and Sheryl, her brother, Jack, and the rest of her family for the great support that they have provided her while in school. To all her friends, thank you! Because of you she was able to accomplish her goals and move on to the next step. She would also like to thank everyone else that has been there while she in school.

Tiffany Kromrey - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Tiffany Kromrey would like to thank her parents, her mentor, all her friends at Bridgewood, Love to Grow On, Mary Muhs, and everyone at Rasmussen College. The support means to her more than she could ever express. And if she forgot anyone, thank you, too. She loves each one of you very much. Lastly, her Savior Jesus Christ, who is everything to her.

Brittni Montague - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Lejla Muratovic - Early Childhood Education - Certificate

Lydia Schultz - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Lydia would like to thank her family and friends for helping her through her life.

Alicia Tomlinson - Early Childhood Education - Certificate

Jordan Willette - Early Childhood Education - Associate's

Jordan would like to thank Michael, her mom and dad, and the rest of her family and friends for believing in her, pushing her to complete her degree, even when times are tough, helping her with her son, Mikie, so she could accomplish her degree, and for referring her to Rasmussen College. She plans to continue working for the daycare she works at now and plans to take it over in the next year.

School of Justice Studies

Jennifer Abress - Paralegal - Associate's

Jennifer would like to thank her family and friends for their support.

Sylvanus Ariole - Human Services - Associate's

Theresa Barden - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Theresa would like to thank her daughters, individually and collectively, for keeping her college dream alive, and for understanding that what mommy was doing was for the best. Theresa would also like to thank her boyfriend, father, mother, and stepfather for being her mental and financial stability throughout her journey, and for their continuing support as she begins her next college adventure.

Richard Barth - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Tara Blaisdell - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Tara would like to thank her boyfriend, family, and friends for their continuous support and encouragement. She would also like to thank them for their help with the last minute and late night studying. Tara would like to thank Matthew Otremba for helping her step out of the box and conquer her fear of public speaking. Lastly, Tara would like to thank Deborah Hanson-Robinson for always encouraging her to pursue her goals.

Courtney Brown - Paralegal - Associate's

Courtney would like to thank Catherine Bridston for always being available to help her with any and every assignment, and all of her supporting family.

Joshua Brown - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Josh would like to thank his parents, Angie and Rick, for their continued support. Thank you to his wife, Keela, for her love and encouragement. He is looking forward to what the future holds for his career and future family.

Josie Evans - Human Services - Associate's

Josie would like to thank her family who supported her and helped her attain her education. But most of all, she would like to thank her son, Dominick. Dom, you are her driving force in everything she does. She did this for her but she could never give up because she knew she had to do it for you, too.

Chenoa Fields - Law Enforcement - Associate's

Sarah Hoffman - Human Services - Associate's

Sarah would like to thank her family and friends for encouraging her to complete her college education. Sarah would also like to thank Rasmussen College for her education.

Jillian Kealy - Paralegal - Associate's

Jill would like to thank her parents, Rita and Kevin Kealy, for all their help and encouragement while she continued her education. Jill would also like to thank her children, McKenna and Carter. She would also like to thank all of her friends for their encouragement and help. Jill wants all of you to know that she would never have been able to accomplish this journey in her life if she did not have all of you to help her out along the way. Lastly, she can finally wish her Dad Happy Father's Day; "A few years later, but you finally got what you asked for."

May Lee - Human Services - Associate's

Britany Mitteness - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Mark Ness - Paralegal - Associate's

Mark would like to thank his family for all their encouragement and keeping him on task. He would also like to thank Stephen Landry and Patty Sagert for their never-ending encouragement. Mark received unlimited guidance from the Blaine campus, as a whole. Without all of you, this walk across the stage wouldn't be possible. Thank you!

Caitlin Ohlrogge - Paralegal - Associate's

Caitlin would like to give thanks to her family for all of the support they have shown throughout this endeavor. To Grace; you share wisdom and strength whenever they are needed. To Jenna; the best shoulder to cry on. To Gary; you always keeps things in perspective and kept craziness to a minimum. Lastly, to Isabella; you are her reason and motivation for everything.

Ashley Ryder - Paralegal - Associate's

Jennifer Schires - Paralegal - Associate's

Jennifer would like to thank her family for their endless support and encouragement while she pursues her goal of finishing school.

Annie Slotsve - Criminal Justice - Associate's

Annie would like to thank her family for being so supportive (and patient!) during school time. Also, to the people she works with; you have been a source of encouragement, too! Annie is very lucky to have all of you as pillars of strength!

Jaime Thiele - Human Services - Associate's

Jaime would like to thank her family for being so supportive and understanding throughout her time at Rasmussen. Without them this would not have been possible. Also, she would like to thank the staff at Rasmussen. It was with the help of so many people that made this such a worthwhile journey.

School of Technology and Design

Jeremy Carlson - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Jeremy would like to thank Abdul Daud and Matt Otremba for taking the time to work with him. Jeremy would also like to thank his mom, dad, Allison, Tim O'Brien, and family for all their support. Lastly, he would like to thank Arif Altaf for introducing him to different cultures and outlooks on life.

Stephen Croy - Multimedia Technologies - Associate's

Stephen would like to thank Joshua Sappa, Stephen Landry, and countless others at Rasmussen College for being his "rock" during throughout college. "Thank you very much."

Dan Fink - Information Systems Management - Associate's

David Hale - Multimedia Technologies - Associate's

Mathew Larson - Information Systems Management - Associate's

Mathew would like to thank his wife, Christine, for all of her support. Mathew would also like to thank his family and friends that have allowed for him to find his path. Mathew has one last "special thanks" to his two daughters, Melana and Ashlynn, for giving him the strength to succeed every day.