Congratulations Class of 2011!

School of Business

Congratulations to our School of Business graduates! 

 All graduates are encouraged to be a part of our well-connected alumni social networks:

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View 2011 graduate profiles below:

Alexis Holte - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Alexis would like to thank her family for their encouragement and support this past year. Alexis graduated with a Bachelor's degree as a Business Management Specialist.

Amal Arafa - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Amanda Kloepfer - Accounting - Bachelor's

Amanda would like to thank her family and friends for their support these past four years during her recovery from an automobile accident on 2/13/07. Amanda graduated with a Bachelor's in Accounting. After graduation, Amanda is still unsure of what she would like to do next.

Amanda Zastrow - Business Management - Human Resources - Bachelor's

Amelia Rinas - Business Management - Child Development - Associate's

Amelia would like to thank her parents, fiance and friends for their encouragement and support throughout her time at Rasmussen. She graduated with an Associate's Degree in Business and Child Development and is looking forward to advancing within her field with her degree.

Andrea Fuentes - Healthcare Management - Bachelor's

First, I want to thank God for being with me and for showing me the path everyday. I want to thank my mother, my brother, my two kids, and my boyfriend. They supported me and kept me going on, cheering me up every step of the way. Thanks to all my teachers and friends for their support. My next step is getting my Masters degree in Public Administration and hopefully a job at the Federal level.

Anita Snodgrass - Accounting - Associate's

Anita is graduating with an Associate's Degree in Accounting.

Ashli Schmidt - Business Management - Human Resources - Associate's

Ashli is graduating with an Associate's Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources. She currently already works in her field of study and is greatful for that. Her career goals are to one day be managing a human resources office at a large retail business where she can interact with employees and customers on a regular basis. She would like to give a special thanks to her boyfriend Jessie who has been supportive and encouraging for the past year.

Betsy Thorson - Business Management - Human Resources - Associate's

Beverly Pomering - Business Management - Call Center Management - Associate's

Beverly obtained her Associate in Business Management degree with concentration in Call Center Management online while working full-time and caring for her family. She says that going to college after dropping out of high school over 25 years prior was a scary decision but gives all the credit to God. He gave her guidance, strength and grace through the most emotionally and physically challenging year of her life. After losing her mother suddenly in a tragic accident, she found herself considering taking a leave of absence. Beverly thanks her husband, sons, friends and family for encouraging her to keep going strong and success would be right around the corner.

Bobbi Lemmer - Accounting - Banking - Associate's

Bobbi is graduating with an Associate's degree in Accounting with an emphasis in Finance. Upon graduation, Bobbi hopes to find a full-time job in this career field. Within the next year, Bobbi wants to enroll in school part-time to receive her Master's degree in Accounting.

Brandy Penuel - Business Management - Entrepreneurship - Associate's

Breanna Hentges - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Breanna would like to thank her family for supporting all of her education decisions and pushing her to go far. She would also like to thank her husband for keeping her sane during this hectic time. Breanna is graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and is starting toward her MBA in early January 2012.

Brendan Miller - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

Brittany Thompson - Office Management - Medical - Associate's

Brittany is graduating with Associates Degree in Office Management with an emphasis in Medical. Brittany would like to thank her husband Alex, her children, her parents and all of her family and friends for pushing her to pursue her degree and supporting her all of the way. Brittany hopes to continue her education for her Bachelor's Degree in Office Management once she has found a steady job within her field of study.

Carla Stephenson - Accounting - Financial Accounting - Associate's

Carlos Ortiz Jr. - Accounting - Bachelor's

Christina Nardi - Office Management - Legal/Criminal Justice - Associate's

Cindy Lohr - Accounting - Bachelor's

Cindy would like to thank her husband for his encouragement and support over the last few years. Cindy graduates with a Bachelor's in Accounting and plans to pursue her Master's in Accountancy and a MBA. Her goals after graduation are to work as a CPA for a couple years to gain experience then sit for the CPA exam. Once that is completed open her open CPA firm.

Claudia Ward - Accounting - Associate's

A Special thank you to Claudia's boys and Brian for being patient and supportive of her while she returned to college to earn her Associates degree in Accounting. Her goals are to find a small to midsized accounting firm to plant her feet firmly in and focus her career in the field of Accounting.

Dana Bunge - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

Dana is graduating with an Associate's Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Business Administration. Dana would like to thank her family and friends for all their support. Dana plans on re-enrolling in Rasmussen College Online for a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Dana plans to use her degree to help further her career and support her family.

Daphne Shorts - Accounting - Financial Accounting - Associate's

I will be graduating from the School of Business with an Associate's degree in Accounting this quarter. This accomplishment would be not have been possible without my big guy, my husband Kurt. For the past two years he has helped with dinners, chores, and shopping while I hovered over this laptop and plugged away, sometimes falling asleep right at my desk. Next quarter I will transfer to the School of Justice Studies and start work on an Associate's degree, and I hope to do well without Kurt, who has had to move to take a job to support our family. My present goal is to work through the next year and somehow manage to fill in the gap that he's left. My future goal is to attain a Bachelor's in Computer Forensics at Utica, one of Rasmussen's sister colleges. And it would be nice not to fall asleep at my desk anymore.

David Peterson - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

David is graduating with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Reaching this milestone has been an amazing experience. David would like to thank his wonderful wife and children for their complete support. David will continue in his desire to advance his career in business with an increased passion in striving for excellence in all that he does.

Debra Edwards - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Debra wishes to thank her family and friends for their encouragement and patience through her years of study. She is graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, specializing in Business Management. Her goals are career advancement as well as continuing her education.

Dominique Sierra - Accounting - Associate's

Dominique "Nicky" Sierra is graduating with an Associate's degree in Accounting with an emphasis in Business Management. Once completed, she will be re-enrolling in Rasmussen College Online within six months for a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. After graduation, she will continue to work her career goals at Lee County Electric Cooperative working towards management in the Substation Department within 10 years or less hopefully. "The most unfortunate thing that happens to people is that they limit themselves by becoming afraid to try anything new. Give yourself a chance!"

Donald Hathaway - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Donny is finishing an 11 year journey to receive his bachelors degree. He fully intends to continue both in his new career but also in education. The most important thing he learned in business school is that he doesn't belong in business, and he is excited about attending graduate school for social work.

Eric Kieselhorst - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

Eric is graduating with an Associate's degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Business Administration. Eric would like to thank his wife for her support and encouragement these past 3 years.

Erin Hammell - Healthcare Management - Bachelor's

Francky Chatelier - Business Management - Internet Marketing - Associate's

Hang Bui - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Hang is so grateful and appreciative of having such great friends and family who have been so supportive with her education. Hang is graduating with her Bachelor's degree in Business Management and plans to pursue her Master's to further her education.

Ivy Grimes - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

Ivy is graduating with an Associate's Degree in Business Management. Once completed, she will be returning to Rasmussen College for a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. After graduation with her Bachelor's, Ivy's career goal is to find a job in her field of study.

Jaclyn Troxell - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Jacob Erickson - Business Management - Internet Marketing - Bachelor's

James King - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

I would like to first thank God, my lovely wife Tonja and my family for supporting me and my long endeaver to get the education that I so desired. All of the sacrifices are now worth the trouble to get to this glory. I will have a Bachelor's in Business Management with emphasis on Management. To my mother who gave up her life and dreams to frst raise her siblings the nhewr kids I want to say I Love you , I thank you and this Diploma is not just mine but is is yours as well, we both worked tirelessly ad now we made it. I am the youngest of 8 and 1 of 3 to graduate from highschool and now the only college graduate in the family. It took my until I am 41 but the reward is worth the journey.

Jane Tummonds - Healthcare Management - Bachelor's

Jane would like to thank her family and friends for their support while she's completed her degree over the last three years. Jane is graduating with a Business Management Bachelor's in Healthcare Management. Jane is currently employed as a supervisor in the medical records field and is looking to further her education by obtaining a Master's degree in Health Informatics.

Janeen Abdo - Accounting - Financial Accounting - Associate's

Janeen is graduating with an Associate's degree in Financial Accounting. After graduation she is going to continue her education with a certification in taxes and then back to Rasmussen to complete her Bachelor's degree. Janeen is thankful for her family and friends and all the support they have given her over the past few years. She is also thankful for all the support and guidance she received from Rasmussen college. She hopes everyone can take the time and pursue their dreams and make them happen.

Jeannette Carroll - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

Jeannette would like to thank her partner, Kevin, and her family, friends, and co-workers for their encouragement and support. The past three years has at times been a test of her endurance, and a test of her will but she is overwhelmed with joy as she goes forward in life with a re-newed sense of fullfullment and purpose that comes from expanding one's horizon. She wishes to thank Rasmussen for offering the entire program online. She would not have been able to attain this goal without it.

Jennifer Pudas - Business Management - Information Technology - Bachelor's

I would like to thank my wonderful husband for all the support and love he has shown me in the last four years of going through school.I send my love out to my family with many thanks for all the encouragement they have shown, and for all the hope of what my future has in store.

Jennifer Barloon - Accounting - Associate's

Jennifer would like to thank her family and friends for their support during her time Rasmussen. She would especially like to thank her father for answering ALL the accounting questions Jennifer had! The next step for Jennifer is moving back to Iowa to be closer to friends and family and hopefully finding a job in the business/accounting field.

Jesse Kerzman - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Jesse Kerzman is a graduating with a Bachelor's in Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting. Jesse is currently attending the University of Mary working towards his M.B.A. (Masters in Business Administration) with a graduation date of May, 2013. Jesse is currently working with (for) National Information Solutions Cooperative and plans to continue the career that has begun with NISC. Jesse would like to thank JC first and foremost, his largest motivation and savior. Jesse would also like to thank his wife, Brittany Marie, as she has always been supportive and encourage him through everything and all the homework and hours of studying. Thank You!

Jessy Ross - Office Management - Corporate Management - Associate's

Jessy would like to thank her family, friends, boyfriend and God for their support. Jessy graduated with an Associate's degree in Office Management Corp. After graduation, she plans to move up in her office as a supervisor or even higher.

Jonathan Montes De Oca - Accounting - Bachelor's

Jonathan would like to thank YhaWhe, Joshua, and Raj ah Codesh as well as her parents Glenda and Nissi Rodriguez for the encouragement and support for all these past years. Jonathan graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and will pursue his M.B.A Degree starting January with Benedictine University.

Jorge Brenes - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

I would like to thank my wife Sandra and my two children for all their support and patience through the last two years. This is all because of you guys! Next step for me is to finally dedicate more of my time to my family and my job and find ways to grow within the organization where I am working at.

Kamie Betterley - Accounting - Accounting - Associate's

Kamie is graduating with a Associates Degree in Accounting. Kamie would like to thank her husband, James, and her twins, Evelyn and James for their support, understanding and encouragement through the last 8 months. Not only were we dealing with taking on full-time coursework but also moving countries and being apart. She'd also like to thank her Aunt Carlyn, who was there to talk with her as she did most her coursework keeping me focused and sending loving encouraging words of encouragement. After graduation, Kamie plans to work toward an Accounting position within the company she is currently employed with, Goodlife Fitness in London, Ontario. Eventually she would like to open a business in collaboration with her husband.

Karen Rizzo - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

Karen would like to thank her family for their encouragement and support these last two years. Karen graduated with an Associate's degree in Business Management. A lucrative and rewarding career in Business Management is in the future for Karen.

Kari Schultz - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Kari would like to thank her family for their encouragement and support. She would also like to thank Sandra Leyland and Amy Hepper at Fraser, Ltd. for their support as well. Kari's plan is to continue employment at Fraser, Ltd.

Kendra Majerus - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

Kendra would like to thank her family, friends and Rasmussen staff and faculty for their support during her educational journey here at Rasmussen College. Kendra graduated with her Associates Degree in Business Management. She hopes with her degree she will obtain a career where she can use her knowledge abilities to become an indispensible asset to the company.

Kimberlie Hymes - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Kimberly Potter - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

Kimberly is graduating with an Assoicate's Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Business Administration. After graduation her career goals are to continue working with her current organization with the possibility of returning to school for her Bachelor's Degree in the health field.

Lindsay Thelen - Business Management - Internet Marketing - Associate's

Lindsey Fraase - Accounting - Bachelor's

Marie Schmidt - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Mark Burger - Business Management - Internet Marketing - Associate's

Mary Davis - Accounting - Financial Accounting - Associate's

Mary is graduating with an Accounting AAS degree with a Financial Accounting Specialization. She would like to thank her family for their encouragement and support while she attended school. After graduation she plans on working at Cargill in a rewarding finance position.

Matthew Tibble - Accounting - Financial Accounting - Associate's

Matthew Mehmen - Accounting - Bachelor's

Megan Taylor - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Megan graduated from Rasmussen in 2009 with an AS in Paralegal, and now a BS in Business Administration with a focus in Management in 2011! She hopes to obtained her Master's and return to Rasmussen to teach online classes in her near future. She wants to thank her children for giving her the drive to complete her education, and her husband, Joe for being her biggest support. Without this support system she knows that obtaining her goals would have been nearly impossible.

Melanie Uecker - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Melanie would like to thank her family and friends for all of their encouragement and support in these last couple years. Melanie graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. She is looking forward to the opportunities that she will receive now as a graduate and hoping to have a rewarding career in management.

Michael Porter - Business Management - Marketing and Sales - Associate's

Michael is graduating with an Associate's degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing and Sales. Michael is hoping to start a shop that sells Disc Golf equipment within the next five years. Hopefully this business will have online sales also. Michael would like to thank the very few people who have helped him achieve his goals. There have been countless people against him and dragging him down. But the very very few people who helped him he would like to thank. His grandparents really helped.

Michaela Munger - Business Management - General Business - Bachelor's

Michaela would like to thank her parents and close friends for their support and motivation throughout her college experience these past four years. Michaela graduated with an Bachelor Degree in Business Management. It is the hopes of Michaela to move into a marketing role within her current organization, MEP Associate's, LLC now that she has completed her degree.

Michel Crawford - Business Management - Human Resources - Associate's

Michel would like to thank Brandy for all her support and also his family and friends for all their words of encouragement. Michel plans to be settle down with a successful career as a HR manager for a respectable business. Michel is graduating with an Associate's degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. He plans to move to Minneapolis and start a career within the next year.

Michelle Brynjulfson - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

Michelle completed an Associate's Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Business Administration and will continue for an Associate's degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. She would like to thank all of her family, friends and Rasmussen staff for all of the support during her time at Rasmussen in Brooklyn Park! Thank you!

Michelle Rasmussen - Accounting - Bachelor's

Michelle would like to thank her family for their ongoing support during her pursuit of her Bachelor's degree. She would especially like to thank her fiance, Mark, for all of his support and help during this journey. Michelle will continue her education after graduation in order to pursue professional certification in her field.

Nancy Synychak - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Nancy is graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and would like to thank her husband David for his encouragement and support throughout the journey to obtaining her degree. After graduation, she plans to open her own inspection business.

Natalie Mustard - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

Natalie is graduating with an Associate's degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Business Administration. Once completed, she will be re-enrolling in Rasmussen College Online for a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology. After graduation with her Bachelor's, her career goals are to be employeed with a well known business/organization and retire with that company and enjoy life with her family.

Nichole Jones - Business Management - Entrepreneurship - Associate's

Nichole would first like to thank God, Pastors A & B, parents, family, and friends for their encouragement and support. Nichole is graduating with an Associate's degree in Business Management with the emphasis in Entrepreneurship. Once completed, she will be re-enrolling in Rasmussen College Online for a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. After graduation with her Bachelor's her goals are to continue her education.

Nikki Nieman - Business Management - Marketing and Sales - Associate's

Nikki is graduating with an Associate's Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Sales and Marketing. Once completed, she will be re-enrolling in Rasmussen College Online for a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. After Nikki completes her Bachelor's Degree with Rasmussen, she plans to continue her growth within Securian Financial. Nikki would like to thank everyone at Rasmussen for their encouragement. Working full time and attending school is anything but easy. Many of Rasmussen's students are in the same situation plus they have families to care for. The Rasmussen staff is very understanding of this and makes it easy for students to juggle their personal needs along with their continued education.

Omotolianio Tella - Accounting - Associate's

Palmira Ruiz - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

Palmira wants to first thank God, who has given her strength and wisdom throughout these two years. He also wants to thank her mother, sister and church friends for their faithful support, spiritual help and encouragement. Les amo con todo mi corazon!! (I love you with all my heart). Palmira Ruiz is a Puerto Rican born in the United States, living now in Puerto Rico. She is graduating with an Associate's degree in Business Administration. She will continue to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, at Rasmussen College Online.

Quuena Martin - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

Queena would like to thank the faculty and staff members at Rasmussen College for helping her succeed in college and accomplish this life goal. She would like to especially thank her friends and family who have been there to help encourage and support her along the way. Queena is graduating with an Associate's Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Business Administration. She is looking forward to the new opportunities that will be available in her career of Business Management.

Rachel Dovenmuehler - Accounting - Bachelor's

Rachel is graduating with an Bachelor's degree in Accounting with an emphasis in Financial Accounting. Once completed, she will begin studying to take her CPA exam. Her career goal is to get into her field in 2 years after completing her CPA exam.

Rachel Neuberger - Accounting - Bachelor's

Rachel is graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Rachel would like to thank her friends, family, and mostly her boyfriend for their encouragement.

Rebecca Corn - Accounting - Financial Accounting - Associate's

Sharon Tanley - Business Management - Human Resources - Associate's

Sharon is fortunate to have her family, her three girls and husband, that have been her encouragement and shown patience to enable this graduation day to come. Sharon is graduating with an Associate's Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resource Specialization. Sharon is hoping to gain employment in this field so that she can continue her education and obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource.

Sonia Shelvin - Office Management - Legal/Criminal Justice - Associate's

Sonia would like to thank her husband, children, and parents for their encouragement and support this past year. Sonia graduated with an Associate's degree in Office Management with an emphasis in Legal/Criminal Justice. A lucrative and rewarding career is in the future for Sonia.

Stacy Quellhorst - Business Management - Internet Marketing - Associate's

Stephanie Pipe - Accounting - Bachelor's

Stephanie would like to thank her significant other, friends and family for all of their support to keep me going during these past four years. If not for all of them pushing me I do not think that I would have made it all the way. Stephanie is graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Financial Accounting. Stephanie hopes to find a rewarding career in the accounting world.

Tamika Steward Jones - Accounting - Financial Accounting - Associate's

Tamika is graduating with an Associate's Degree specializing in Financial Accounting. She has already re-enrolled in Rasmussen College for a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. After graduatng with her Bachelor's, she plans to continue her education pursuing her CPA and MBA. Her career goal is to one day become the CFO of a thriving company. She would like to thank God, her friends and family for all their love and support.

Tommy Yang - Business Management - Internet Marketing - Bachelor's

I like to thank my parents and siblings for being my daycare during my time in school. I also want to thank my two kids for being my motivation for going back to school. I am graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management with the emphasis of Internet Marketing. After graduation I am going enroll myself back in school to get my Master's degree in Business to finish it off.

Toni Lewis - Accounting - Bachelor's

Toniya Richardson - Business Management - Child Development - Associate's

Toniya is graduating with an Associate's degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Child Development. She will be re-enrolling in Rasmussen College to obtain Bachelor's degree in Business Management.

Treasure Bridgman - Business Management - Business Administration - Associate's

Treasure would like to thank her family and friends for being there for her over these past two years. Treasure graduated with an Associate's Degree in Buiness Management with an emphasis in Business Administration.

Tristy Hopp - Accounting - Bachelor's

Tristy would like to thank her husband and two children for the support and encouragement they have shown her as she worked torward her degree. Tristy is graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and plans to take her CPA exam in the next year.

William Whitehead - Business Management - Business Management - Bachelor's

Ying Lee - Business Management - Human Resources - Bachelor's

Zabel Charukian - Accounting - Financial Investigation - Associate's

Zandra Olson - Business Management - Internet Marketing - Bachelor's

Zandra would like to thank her Mom and Dad for the love, help and support they have given her while she has been in school. She would not have had the opportunity to be here graduating today without their help. Zandra would also like to give a special thanks to her son Brody, her 3 sisters and to Tyler for supporting her and encouraging her along the way. She would like to thank all of her teachers for everything they have done for her, especially Soma Jurgensen for pushing her to be the best she can be and providing her with opportunities to help better her future and career. Zandra is blessed to have so many wonderful family and friends and she cannot thank them enough for supporting her not only with school, but in every way possible!