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December Graduates Recognized at Ashford University
Students receive awards during Ashford University's December graduation event

Ashford University celebrated its students who graduated at the end of the fall semester with a recognition event on Saturday, December 7.

Student awards given out at the event included:

Alex Esquivel Promising Teacher Award: Andrew Carbajal, Clinton, Iowa

Sister Marilyn Shea Outstanding Dispositions Award: Allison K. Kibler, Clinton, Iowa

Academic Excellence in Psychology Award: Amber R. Truckenmiller, LeClaire, Iowa

Business Scholar’s Award: Alexis Jean Kibler, Camanche, Iowa

Accounting Student Award: Samantha R. Harr, Marquette Heights, Ill.

James L. Mooney Award: Megan Marie Nesbitt, Coal Valley, Ill.

Joan Walsh Richeson Award: Veronica Michelle White, Clinton, Iowa


Graduating with bachelor’s degrees from Ashford University were the following students:



Nunez, Eric, Sports and Recreation Management



Wanda, Steven M., Business Administration


Kibler, Alexis, Business Administration

Adedoyin, Felix, Accounting

Anderson, Megan K., Elementary Education

Carbajal, Andrew, Natural Science

Ekesi, Nnamdi S., Biology

Hodges, James N., Social and Criminal Justice

Kibler, Allison, Elementary Education

McGruder, Michael D., Physical Education

Smith, Tony,   Sports and Recreation Management

Specht, Trenton, Computer Science and Mathematics

Spittler, Eric M., Natural Science

Wenzel, Sarah A., Physical Education

White, Veronica, English & Communication

De Witt          

King, Phylicia M., Social Science


Higby, Jacy L., Biology

Le Claire

Truckenmiller, Amber, Psychology



Balensiefen, Jordan, Public Relations and Marketing


Baez, Stephanie, Elementary Education

Villafuerte, Eric J., Social and Criminal Justice

Coal Valley   

Nesbitt, Megan, Social Science, History and Education

Franklin Park

Rivera, Raymond, Social & Criminal Justice


Kampe, Kayla A., Elementary Education

Snyder, Joseph, Sports and Recreation Management


Priewe, Cameron, Computer Science and Mathematics

Marquette Heights

Harr, Samantha R., Accounting


Anderson, Colin, Natural Science      

Long, David A., Social Science


Harris, Alanna, Natural Science

Peoria Heights          

Williams, Taylor M., Social and Criminal Justice


Strandell, Leroy, Social and Criminal Justice


Okwumabua, Nkemdilim, Psychology

West Brooklyn

Leffelman, Katherine, English & Communication



McClain, Patrick S., Social and Criminal Justice


Caffery, Dawn, Social and Criminal Justice




Stumpf, Theresa, Sports and Recreation Management


About Ashford University

Where heritage meets innovation – that’s Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor’s, and master’s online degree programs, while the Clinton, Iowa campus offers bachelor’s programs. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.