KU-Port St. Lucie Campus Announces Spring Graduation - Keiser University
Keiser University Seal

KU-Port St. Lucie Campus Announces Spring Graduation

More than 100 students will accept their degrees at Keiser University’s Port St. Lucie campus during commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center.

 

“Seeing our students walk across the stage realizing they are now a graduate and have achieved their educational goal is so special. This truly is the most exciting time of year for our campus community,” Campus President Leslie Kristof said.

 

The valedictorian for this graduating class is Kees Kiswah, who earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Kiswah is a Martin County Sheriff’s Deputy and is also continuing his education in paralegal studies.

 

“Kees demonstrates a high degree of integrity, responsibility, ambition and drive. He also exhibits exceptional scholastic accomplishments and outstanding leadership qualities,” Helen Henderson Criminal Justice Professor/ Program Chair.

 

Also among this year’s graduating class is David Merrill, who will cross the stage to receive his diploma with his service dog, Recon. Merrill, who suffers from PTSD, credits Keiser University professors and mentors Derek Brieske, a Crime Scene Technology Instructor and Babu Thomas, a Forensic Science Instructor for their ongoing support, both inside and outside of the classroom, while earning his Forensic Science degree.

 

This year’s commencement speaker is Representative Erin Grall whose life is defined by service and leadership roles on the local, state, and national levels.

 

“Successful completion of an academic goal should never become so commonplace, so as not to be celebrated. The joyful acknowledgment of the magnitude of such an accomplishment serves as motivation for those in the midst of their studies and as an objective for others who are considering their path. I’m honored to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2018 and look forward to the positive contributions each graduate will make to our communities and to Florida,” said Grall.

 

For more than 40 years, Keiser University has been a talent development leader providing over 100 doctoral through associate degrees in workforce shortage areas in Florida’s targeted industries. Keiser’s “students first” philosophy combines foundational skills, leadership preparation, financial literacy, student support services – including tutoring, writing and math labs. Campuses throughout the state provide convenient scheduling options for students, many of whom are working adults.

 

 MASTER’S DEGREES

 

Master of Science in Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner

Sandra Dardy

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS

 

Accounting

Claudia Carlo

 

Business Administration – Finance

Angela McArthur

 

Business Administration – Marketing

Carlos Sotomayor

 

Criminal Justice

Kees Kiswah

Brian McMaster

Anibal Tomas Antonio

 

Health Services Administration

Andrea Gayle

Kia Moseley

 

Legal Studies

Katrina Burgess

Brittany Johnson

Psychology

Ashley Bennett

Yonahil Bonalde

Karolyn Castro-Medina

Alicia Herrero

Regina Marc

Deanna Wilds

 

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

 

Biomedical Sciences

Stephanie Alvarez

Eva Chirinos

Chelsea Foy

Jasmin Gil

Yary Nieves Reyes

Carly Wilder

 

Dietetics and Nutrition

Kelly Barrett

Tierra Carter

Kerri Charles

Lee Cotton

Clinton Cullins

Lonielle Freeman

Liza Squitieri

Catherine Thomas

 

Exercise Science

Roland Jones

 

Forensic Investigations

Amanda Mayer

David Merrill

Tabitha Nagelschmidt

Heather Tate

 

Health Sciences

Joselyn Barrientos

Sabina Francis

April Hanson

Lisa Stivers

 

Information Technology Management

Elisha Walker

 

Interdisciplinary Studies

Amy Garay

Dolores Korf

 

Network Systems and Data Communications

Ernesto Diez

Matthew Gauroniak

Kenneth Schulz

Christopher Williams

 

Nursing

Danica Cano

 

Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology

Michael Bonilla

Chase Cantor

Gabriela Hernandez

Victor Rivera

John Vicker

 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

 

Accounting

Sheri Benedict

Tara Goheen

Michael Hamilton

Victor Loyola

Amanda Rivera

Sherane Thompson

Jonathan Vargas

 

Criminal Justice

Brandy Cathcart

Johnny Harris

Lauren Mangiapanella

Danielle Petty

Angelica Rambali

Mark Stewart

Kyle Wallace

Trevor Williams

Destiny Zieglowsky

 

General Studies

Jennifer Cadet

Kayla Cullen

Donna Fogel

Emily Hughes

Breanna Jordan

Michael Keller

Anamaria Lopez

Lana Shields

Melody Ulm

 

Health Services Administration

Annafe Baumiller

Stephanie Buring

Tysheka Burnett

Laura Fiaccavento

Deanna Fox

Kassandra Greene

Annika JeanBaptiste

Connie Johnson

Amy Karras

Lisa Sportell

Ratrecia Thomas

 

Homeland Security

Luke Brown-Ellington«

 

Paralegal Studies

Duyen Bui

Idaliz Conde

Jasmine Holmes

Furman Jones

Ashley Milite

Kemorene Mills-Armstrong

Sarah Moore

Sharon Slade t

Lisa Sportell

Joni Vernaglia t

Taylor Westling

Bianca Young-Johnson

 

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE

 

Crime Scene Technology

Kathy Espejo

Destiny Kalinowski

Ashley Pociask

Sacthell Scully

 

Graphic Arts and Design

Asahel Diaz

William Guarnieri

 

Information Technology

Nicholas Bowman

Matthew Camden

Dominnick Evans

Paul Evatt

Brandon Garcia

Bradley Hellmann

Warren Little

Christopher Medina

Armando Ojeda

Amber Scanlan

Julie Sims

Travis Tassy

 

Massage Therapy

Galit Aminov

Rebecca Antoine

Fabian Hilley

Casandra Kimbrough

Nohelani McCoy

Rudick Napoleon

Danitza Nilson

Armando Reyes

Judith Soto-Gutierrez

Felicia Sweeting-Harris

 

Medical Assisting

Aldo Aguirre

Beatriz Ambrocio

Laurie Ashdown

Jude Berlus

Justin Berlus

Chastity Bodnar

Ashley Bradley

Karen Bustamante

Georgette Dennis

Nelida Diaz«

Kandace Edwards

Maria Garcia

Kaitlin Geis

Paulina Guzman

Erica Martinez

Stephanie Morgan

Jayme Poma

Germana Richard

Ashley Sinclair

Victoria Sobers

Jwasmide Ulysse

 

Nursing

Gould Angelo

Katherine Ayala

Ashley Baron

Jose Bejarano

Emily Bobst

Brian Bonar«

Emily Brennan

Abbey Brieske

Lowie Cano

Jennifer Cepeda

Victoria Collins

Joshua Cook

Tabitha Cornelius

Deanna Crownover

Justin Difrancesco

Rosederline Dorival

Sabrina Elmore

Alexis Garafola

Garentina Gogo

Etoile Goodridge

Jodie Hampton

Kaitlyn Herman

Nicholas Herndon

Amber Herring

Brittany Hinkle

John Hogan

Tracey Horutz

Brianna Howard

Tchirena Jeune

David Junco

Kirandeep Kaur

Dondre Manning

Sara Marquez

Alexis Marsh

Brenda Martinez

Glenn McBride

Kendra McCray

Shawna Nolan

Brianna Norman

Jennifer Parola

Tatiana Pernell

Tiffany Pintye

Hannah Rule

Caitlin Spangler

Mellissa Spinner

Lala Stollar

David Torres

Renoula Trotter

Rejunae Tyrell

Mike Vincent

Dustin Wells

Lauren Wells

Brandon Wilkin

Taliyah Wilson

 

Radiologic Technology

Rommy Alvarez

Fabrice Ambo«

Elinea Basan

Christopher Branscome

Rafael Bustos Bustos

Sydnee Dillard

Rebecca Doyle

Katie Farrell

Broc Flores

Jordan Gonzalez«

Kayla Holley

Elena Jackson

Amber Kravetz

Nekaya Lattibeaudiere

Timothy Shablom

Ovidia Velasquez

 

Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology

Chantel Campbell

Ronald Ferguson Jr.

Kirsten Goss

Emily Gravley

Jose Morales Jr

 

Video Game Design

Marcus Alviano

Jeremy Drushal

Jarrod Halstead

Payton Lee Jr.

Kelsey Theodore

Kenan Vickstrom

 

Click here to download the news as a PDF File. To view this file you need Adobe Acrobat Reader. https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Mrs. Percy and Mr. Williams believed in me. They were more than instructors, they tried to get to know you as a person and tried to understand your goals so they could push you towards them. And Mrs. Crawford from student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. She was dedicated to my overall success.

Jessica Kircher

Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.

Belinda Haney

The two instructors that have impacted my life are Mr. Williams and Mrs. Percy. Both of them believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. I appreciate their motivation to get me to where I am today.

Justin Pugh

Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.

Ryan Bushey

If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.

Anthony Sassano

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N.

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I had been going to another school before, I dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate