School of Natural Sciences

Dean Elaine Haub along with the faculty and staff of Indiana University Southeast’s School of Natural Sciences are honored to present their 2020 graduates.

A Message From: Elaine Haub, Dean of the IU Southeast School of Natural Sciences

Description of the video:

Hello. I’m Elaine Haub, the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences at Indiana University Southeast. On behalf of the School of Natural Sciences, I want to congratulate each of our graduates on earning their degree. We are all so very proud of you.  

Please keep checking your IUS email account because we are making plans for a grand virtual celebration. Also, please like our Natural Science Facebook page so you can keep up on new developments within our school. You have graduated during a scary time during IU’s 200-yeahistory. I will let you in on a little secret: Not only have the faculty taught you the content of your major but have taught you many additional marketable skills. Chief among them is how to think logically, work in groups and analyze data.  

In Star Wars Episode Five: The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda said to Luke Skywalker Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.  

Please stay in touch with us and know if you need us we'll still be here at IU Southeast. May the Force be with you. 

IU Southeast School of Natural Sciences Graduate Recognition

Description of the video:

Hello I'm Elaine Haub the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences. I would like to greet all our Natural Science students, faculty, staff, friends and families today. We are so proud of you during this unprecedented time. You have persevered and done your best to achieve your goal of an IU degree. This is something to be amazingly proud of.

 We know this video does not make up for the absence of the physical commencement ceremony but we need you to be recognized for your individual contribution to the excellence of IU Southeast. We do ask that you hold all applause until the end of the ceremony. I'm just kidding, pull out the foghorn, silly string and confetti! Let's celebrate!

 And now the coordinator of each discipline will read your names in alphabetical order. First the Coordinator of Allied Health Dr. Michelle Zimmerman.

Thank You Dean. Now Allied Health has several students that are graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science.

The first student is Linza Rae Busick who is graduating with high distinction. The next student is Courtney Elaine Welp. Linza and Courtney, congratulations, we are so proud of you. 

Next, I would like to introduce Holly Hoffman who is the program director of our Health

Information Administration program. 

Thank You Michelle. It is my privilege to read the names of our HIA graduates.

First we have Justin Daniel Berning and he graduates with distinction. We have Elizabeth A. Beury, she also graduates with distinction. 

We have Allyson Morgan Coomer, Macy L. Harber, Alexis Haleigh Logsdon, Sierra N. Poole with high distinction and Eden Leandra Tuttle. Congratulations HIA graduates, I’m very proud of you.

Greetings I'm Dana Hope, Administrative Assistant to the Dean and I will act as your host for the remainder of the ceremony.  Thank you Dr. Zimmerman and Ms. Hoffman.

Next we have the Coordinator of Biology, Dr. Pamela Connerly.

Thank you on behalf of the entire IUS biology faculty, I offer exuberant congratulations to each of our biology graduates. Our best moments as faculty come when we see you shine in our classrooms and our laboratories. Thank you for all your hard work. We celebrate your achievements and are so excited to see how you will change the world with the knowledge and skills you've gained as you've earned your degree. Please keep in touch. We'd love to hear from you and please forgive me for any pronunciation errors. 

Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biology we have:

Hannah Paige Enlow

Adam Keith Haas

Emily Lenix Kaitlyn Koontz

Nelson Wade LaHue  with Distinction

Hunter Alan Potts  with High Distinction

Corey Jane Schamore

Audrey F. Schlegel with Distinction   

Leslie Elizabeth Singleton

And earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology we have:

Nicholas James Anderson

Jessica Lynne Ayres

Jeannine A. Barr

Katyn Elizabeth Bierman

Joseph Nelson Bortka

Sandra Michelle Boston

Savonna Lynn Carrie

Katelyn Jane Desch

Drew Christopher DeWitt with High Distinction

Robert Bernard Edwards

Samantha Jade Gardner

Lluvia Gibson

Jacob Levi Lewis

Richard J. Longest with Distinction

Cassandra Dianne Magann

Rebecca Camp McMillin

Sydney Louise Meunier

Jesse Lucas Moberly

Karen Reynel Moran

Jendys Ortega

Landon Ashton Patel

Zachary Scott Pietrasiewicz

Caleb Michael Pinney with High Distinction

Lauren Nicole Pressley

Addie Beth Ramsey

Madison Syleste Reff

Mohamed Said

Tyler Austin Santos

Julia Sheldon

Loren Kristine Sieg with High Distinction

John Stephen Steen

Sevyn Mark Tripton

Katelyn Taylor Vance with Highest Distinction         

Hunter James Weaver with High Distinction

Felicia Nicole White

Taylor Jean Williams with Distinction

Thank you so much Dr. Connerly. Now we have the Coordinator of Chemistry Dr. Aaron Setterdahl.

On behalf of the chemistry faculty at IU Southeast I congratulate each of you in your achievements. 

Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry:

Stuti Bhatt

Brandon Nathaniel Goines

Rosemary Nichole Rasmussen

Vahap Ulkera

Also earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Jamie-Lynn Renee Leek with High Distinction

John Kenneth Waggoner II

Jessica M. Wood

Natalie Paige Woosley

Congratulations!

 Thank you so much Dr. Setterdahl.

Next we have the Coordinator of Computer Science, Dr. John Doyle.

Thank You Dana.  It is my pleasure to read the names of the students earning a Bachelor of

Science in Computer Science. On behalf of myself and the rest of the computer science faculty we congratulate you and thank you very much for your hard work. 

Martin Nicholas Bacala

Brandon Michael Baugh

Damir Beganovic

Chase Nicholas Benston

Zachery Alan Bouvier

Haseeb A. Chaudhry

Yanet Fonseca-Lopez

Anthony Eugene Freitas

Jason Wayne Gallavin with Distinction         

Amanda Morgan Goodridge with High Distinction

John David Heinz

John Edward Linder III with High Distinction

Nicolai Manolov

Cody Martin

Barel Musenga Lumbala Sr.

Hung X. Nguyen

William Kabeya Ntumba

Mohammad Rayees

Thomas Morgan Sager

Scott P. Shrout with High Distinction

Nathaniel Blake Sigafoos with Highest Distinction

Samuel Robert Stoner

Matthew Tyler Swarens

Mamadou Thiello

Nicholas Andrew Veith with Distinction

Samuel John Venter 

Thank you all very much for your hard work and congratulations.

Thank you Dr. Doyle. Now we have the Coordinator of Geosciences Mr. Clint Franklin.

On behalf of all of us in Geosciences congratulations. We wish you the very best in your future

Endeavors.

Bachelor of Arts:  

Eric Alexander Crane

Randall Lee Drury III

Sidney Nicole Farmer

Maurissa Ann Marie Frazier Thomas with Distinction

Aron Stephens Hamilton

Falisha Gabrielle Hougland

Randall Levi Nash

Emiliyan Krasimirov Nedelchev

Kendyl Marie Overbey

Bradley Wayne Snyder

Jim Patrick Vernia

Ashley Catherine Wynn

Thank you so much Mr. Franklin. Now we have the Coordinator of Informatics Dr. Sridhar Ramachandran.

I'm so proud of you informatics graduates. Here's a list of students who have graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Informatics. Congratulations to all of you. 

Here are the names:

Bolanle Ayodeji Adeyemi

Jonathan Barrett with Distinction

Vouch Kim Chan

Eric S. Colwell with High Distinction

Austin Doyle Dyer with Distinction

Christopher Ellis

Lucas C. Gettelfinger

Reilly Christopher Gray

Jonah Taylor Lemonds

Cody Morgan Riley Main with High Distinction

Kyle M. Medlock with High Distinction

Jeren Ott

I'm very proud of you guys. Go ahead and have a wonderful future and please be in touch with us. Thank you. 

Thank You Dr. Ramachandran. Next we have the Coordinator of Mathematics Dr. Christopher Lang.

Thank You Dana. On behalf of the faculty in mathematics, congratulations to all of our graduates

and I'd like to first honor graduates with Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics:

Melanie Niyonkuru

Courtney Nicole Payton

 Now I’d like to recognize graduates with Bachelor of Science in Mathematics: 

Kristen Lynn Evans

Dustin Patrick Howard

Cody Martin

Courtney Nicole Payton

Samantha Jayne Robinson

Muhammad Aamir Seyal

Nicholas Andrew Veith with Distinction

Samantha B. Waymire

 I wish I were able to see everyone in person but I’m grateful to be able to congratulate you here.

Thank you Dr. Lang. Next we have the Coordinator of Physics Dr. Anton Konychev.

On behalf of the Physics Department, congratulations to all our new Bachelor of Arts in Physics graduates:

Courtney Nicole Payton

Matthew Austin Pendleton

Congratulations Courtney and Matthew.

Now we have the Coordinator of Sustainability Dr. Hunt although I don't think he could be here today so in his stead Dr. Elaine Haub, our Dean, is going to read our first Sustainability graduate if I am incorrect about it being the first please correct me dr. Huab.

I'm not sure if it's the first or not but if it's not first it's the second but we would like on behalf of sustainability for the Bachelors of Science in Sustainability and Regeneration, the BS we have Brandi Danielle Roads. Congratulations Brandi.

Thank you Dr. Haub. Your advisors would also like to say a few words of congratulations at this time. First Sarah Barger.

Thank You Dana. Graduates we are so proud of you on this accomplishment although this semester and this video probably wasn't the way that you dreamt her graduation and semester would go, just know that we are not going to let this pandemic stop us from celebrating you. You did it and we will continue to celebrate you whatever your next step is after this. Just know that you have the entire School of Natural Sciences cheering you on. So I end with this stay strong IU Southeast Class of 2020.  The world may seem crazy right now but when you look up that diploma in your future office or wherever you end up just know that you'll be reminded of the greatness that you accomplished and everything you overcame. Congratulations again, now here Sheila.

Congrats Class of 2020 Natural Science. You have persisted you have sacrificed and you have achieved your goal of a accomplishing a college degree.  We're proud of you. We've enjoyed working with you and we hope that when we're back on campus you will come by our office and see us and let us know what your future in holds. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your life. Congrats.

Thank you so much. We are so grateful for your hard work and dedication to our students. Without Sheila and Sarah I don't know what we would do and lastly on behalf of the entire faculty and staff in the School of Natural Sciences thank you for being part of us. We are only better because of each one of you. Natural Sciences is the place where you matter. Congratulations Class of 2020!

School of Natural Sciences Class of 2020

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

  • Hannah Paige Enlow
  • Adam Keith Haas
  • Emily Lenix Kaitlyn Koontz
  • Nelson Wade LaHue
  • Hunter Alan Potts
  • Corey Jane Schamore
  • Audrey F. Schlegel
  • Leslie Elizabeth Singleton

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

  • Stuti Bhatt
  • Brandon Nathaniel Goines
  • Rosemary Nichole Rasmussen
  • Vahap Ulker

Bachelor of Arts in Geosciences

  • Eric Alexander Crane
  • Randall Lee Drury III
  • Sidney Nicole Farmer
  • Maurissa Ann Marie Frazier Thomas
  • Aron Stephens Hamilton
  • Falisha Gabrielle Hougland
  • Randall Levi Nash
  • Emiliyan Krasimirov Nedelchev
  • Kendyl Marie Overbey
  • Bradley Wayne Snyder
  • Jim Patrick Vernia
  • Ashley Catherine Wynn

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

  • Melanie Niyonkuru
  • Courtney Nicole Payton

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

  • Matthew Austin Pendleton

Bachelor of Science in Biology

  • Nicholas James Anderson
  • Jessica Lynne Ayres
  • Jeannine A. Barr
  • Katyn Elizabeth Bierman
  • Joseph Nelson Bortka
  • Sandra Michelle Boston
  • Savonna Lynn Carrie
  • Katelyn Jane Desch
  • Drew Christopher DeWitt
  • Robert Bernard Edwards
  • Samantha Jade Gardner
  • Lluvia Gibson
  • Madelyn Marie Jacobi
  • Jacob Levi Lewis
  • Richard J. Longest
  • Cassandra Dianne Magann
  • Rebecca Camp McMillin
  • Sydney Louise Meunier
  • Jesse Lucas Moberly
  • Karen Reynel Moran
  • Jendys Ortega
  • Landon Ashton Patel
  • Zachary Scott Pietrasiewicz
  • Caleb Michael Pinney
  • Lauren Nicole Pressley
  • Addie Beth Ramsey
  • Madison Syleste Reff
  • Mohamed Said
  • Tyler Austin Santos
  • Julia Sheldon
  • Loren Kristine Sieg
  • John Stephen Steen
  • Sevyn Mark Tripton
  • Katelyn Taylor Vance
  • Hunter James Weaver
  • Felicia Nicole White
  • Taylor Jean Williams

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

  • Jamie-Lynn Renee Leek
  • John Kenneth Waggoner II
  • Jessica M. Wood
  • Natalie Paige Woosley

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science

  • Linza Rae Busick
  • Courtney Elaine Welp

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

  • Martin Nicholas Bacala
  • Brandon Michael Baugh
  • Damir Beganovic
  • Chase Nicholas Benston
  • Zachery Alan Bouvier
  • Haseeb A. Chaudhry
  • Yanet Fonseca-Lopez
  • Anthony Eugene Freitas
  • Jason Wayne Gallavin
  • Amanda Morgan Goodridge
  • John David Heinz
  • John Edward Linder III
  • Nicolai Manolov
  • Cody Martin
  • Barel Musenga Lumbala Sr.
  • Hung X. Nguyen
  • William Kabeya Ntumba
  • Mohammad Rayees
  • Thomas Morgan Sager
  • Scott P. Shrout
  • Nathaniel Blake Sigafoos
  • Samuel Robert Stoner
  • Matthew Tyler Swarens
  • Mamadou Thiello
  • Nicholas Andrew Veith
  • Samuel John Venter

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration

  • Justin Daniel Berning
  • Elizabeth A. Beury
  • Andrea Danielle Buttrum
  • Mikayla Reede Campbell
  • Sydney Marie Casabella
  • Olivia Gayle Cook
  • Allyson Morgan Coomer
  • Macy L. Harber
  • Alexis Haleigh Logsdon
  • Christina Marie Perez
  • Sierra N. Poole
  • Alexis Nicole Radcliffe
  • Mikayla Jean Rusie
  • Eden Leandra Tuttle

Bachelor of Science in Informatics

  • Bolanle Ayodeji Adeyemi
  • Jonathan Barrett
  • Vouch Kim Chan
  • Eric S. Colwell
  • Austin Doyle Dyer
  • Christopher Ellis
  • Lucas C. Gettelfinger
  • Reilly Christopher Gray
  • Jonah Taylor Lemonds
  • Cody Morgan Riley Main
  • Kyle M. Medlock
  • Jeren Ott

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

  • Kristen Lynn Evans
  • Dustin Patrick Howard
  • Cody Martin
  • Courtney Nicole Payton
  • Samantha Jayne Robinson
  • Muhammad Aamir Seyal
  • Nicholas Andrew Veith
  • Samantha B. Waymire

Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and Regeneration

  • Brandi Danielle Roads