Commencement: Our Featured Grads

Karen Sullivan ’19

Name: Karen Sullivan | Class of 2019 | Major: B.S. Early Childhood & Elementary Education/Sociology and MS Professional Leadership | Post Graduation Job: Interim Director of the WSU Children’s Center

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Juan Manuel Rojas Cabrera ’19

Name: Juan Manuel Rojas Cabrera | Class of 2019 | Major: Nursing | Post Graduation Plans: Graduate Research Program in Neural Engineering Laboratory at Mayo Clinic | Selected as Outstanding Student for Nursing

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Hallie Riedel ’19

Name: Hallie Riedel | Class of 2019 | Major: Community Health | Post Graduation Job: Programs and Communication for Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation

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Christine Salentiny ’19

Name: Christine Salentiny | Class of 2019 | Major: Elementary Early Childhood Education | Post Graduation Job: Kindergarten Teacher at Round Lake

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Gilbert Obiero ’19

Name: Gilbert Obiero | Class of 2019 | Major: Public Health – Epidemiology | Post Graduation Job: Community Health Worker at Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association…

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David Moonen ’19

Name: David Moonen | Class of 2019 | Major: Commercial Recreation, Army ROTC | Post Graduation Job: CEO of Merrimack Canoe Company Escaping into the backwaters and bluffs every chance I got. I also have several professors that have proved to be…

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Kimberly Lee ’19

Name: Kimberly Lee | Class of 2019 | Major: Mathematics Secondary Teaching | Post Graduation Job: Aspiring Math Teacher Being highly involved with the Inclusion & Diversity Office under the direction of Alexander Hines. It helped shaped my…

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Brett Thomas Strub ’19

Name: Brett Thomas Strub | Class of 2019 | Major: Nursing | Post Graduation Plans: Aspiring Registered Nurse College is difficult but so is life. Be sure to take a moment to breathe and appreciate the things and people you have around you. The…

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Rashini Punchihewa ’19

Name: Rashini Punchihewa | Class of 2019 | Major: Business Administration | Post Graduation Job: Entry Level Manager at DMC Marketing, Inc. in Chicago, IL Get involved and commit to the organizations. You’ll get out of it what you put into it….

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Alexander Holm ’19

Name: Alexander Holm | Class of 2019 | Major: ACS Biochemistry | Post Graduation Plans: Apply to Dental School Here at Winona State, you get out what you put into it. If you work hard and put in the effort you will accomplish great things…

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Julia Jones ’19

Name: Julia Jones | Class of 2019 | Major: Special Education: Developmental Disabilities and Academic and Behavioral Strategist | Post Graduation Job: Middle School Special Education Teacher I learned that my parents were 99.9% right about…

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Lexie Adamsky ’19

Name: Lexie Adamsky | Class of 2019 | Major: Nursing | Post Graduation Job: Psychiatric Nurse at Mayo Clinic Get involved and commit to the organizations. You’ll get out of it what you put into it. Reach out when you need help. People are here…

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Erin Kloepping ’19

Name: Erin Kloepping | Class of 2019 | Major: Communication Studies | Post Graduation Job: Project Manager at Thirty Story Be faithful in the small things. I recently heard someone say, “It’s what you do every day that eventually shows.”…

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Jordan Langness ’19

Name: Jordan Langness | Class of 2019 | Major: Composite Materials Engineering | Post Graduation Job: Associate Manufacturing Engineer at Northrop Grumman Have fun, but put in the work to succeed. Never be afraid to reach out, whether it’s to…

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Caleb Gernes ’19

Name: Caleb Gernes | Class of 2019 | Major: Marketing | Post Graduation Job: Sales in Savannah Georgia Get to know your professors. They are there to help you and are always welcoming to have a conversation with. They treat you much more like an…

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