Class of 2013 Graduates

This year, the College of Pharmacy graduated 170 Doctor of Pharmacy students—53 from the Duluth campus and 117 from the Twin Cities campus. Class speakers Brittany Karns (Duluth campus) and Allison Johnson (Twin Cities campus) spoke at the May 12 ceremony. The commencement speaker was Susan Winckler, J.D., a senior advisor at Leavitt Partners, and president and CEO of the Food & Drug Law Institute.

Winckler told graduates, “I sometimes hear fellow pharmacists say that they are ‘just a’ fill-in-the-blank pharmacist…’just a’ hospital pharmacist. Or ‘just an’ academic. Or ‘just a’ community pharmacist. Or in interprofessional discussions, being ‘just a’ pharmacist. I challenge you today to internalize that the title you are earning, that of a pharmacist, doesn’t include a ‘just a’ qualifier. I checked out your diplomas—there is no ‘just a’ label. It won’t be on your uniform, it won’t be in your professional title, it won’t be on your CV. So it shouldn’t be in your vocabulary. You are a pharmacist. And that’s a great title to earn.”

Congratulations to this year’s graduates:

Nada Mohamed Abou-Karam
Steven Abramson
Maria O. Agunsoye
George Uchechi Aguwa
Sarah Shore Anderson
Aretha A. Baidoo
Madelyn Bajer Holschuh Baker
Rana A. Balsheh
Leah Jean Bartelson
Samantha Emma Bartusek
Brenton Lynn Bastian
Lindsey Jo Belisle Hall
Brittany Marie Bergstedt
Todd Bettelyoun
Aklilu Ainalem Beyene
Neil James Bland
Christopher Robert Boreen
Jerron Jon Boser
Ann Marie Brigl
Jason Charles Brunko
Micah John Byers
Amber L. Callahan
Quang-Thinh Phan Cao
Delina Marjorie Mary Carpenter
Christopher Thomas Caven
Chieh Chang
Madeline Jean Charles
Miri Choi
Holly Mae Christianson
William Joseph Clapp
Kristen Renee Claywell
Andrea Marie Clemmings
Brittni Grace Crane
Batool Dawood
Emily Jane Degnan
Jodi Renae DeGrote
Heather Nicole Dekan
Danny Nang Diep
Cassandra Lynn Dillon
Kristina Ann Dittrich
Michael Angelo Eannelli

Laura Ann Engman
Lindsay Nichole Enlund
Sarah Jean Ertl
Imaan A. Ezzat
Andrew Aleksander Feld
Katie Alexis Felhofer
Ying Feng
Alyssa Marie Ferrie
Nicholas John Fetter
Mark Jacob Frost
Lauren Elizabeth Fuhs
Ryan Juan Galloway
Stefanos Jenkins Georgantis
Anthony Hong An Giang
Kristen Angela Green
Jesse Allen Greenlee
Nicole Marie Grimmer
John Thomas Grygelko
Soyang Ha
Stephanie Ann Hacker
Awale Haji
Natalie K. Hanson
Andrew Ryan Harrington
Moustafa M. Hassan
Richard A. Hauver
Tiffany Sylvia Hawkridge
Katie Lynn Hedlund
Tara Ann Helleloid
Taylor Jensen Hill
Brittany Ann Hogan
Meegan P. L. Holubar
Amber Lee Hubbling
Jaime Jo Jensen
Allison Justine Johnson
Heidi Jane Johnson
Brittany Rose Karns
Melissa Erin Katzenberger
Marjan Sarah Khazaeli
Mengistu Shekur Kifle
Sun Mi Kim
Britney Lynn Klocke
Laura Christine Kloeckl
Adam Robert Kolander
Claire M. Kolar
Jill Justina Kort
Emily Kay Kranz
Lisa Mae Krohn
Catherine Joy Kucharyski
Hyeon Cheol Kweon
Rebecca Lynne Lange
Jared A. Larson
Lindsey Ann Larson
Steven Tom Larson
Shik-Ki Li
Ally Pei-Chun Liou
Andrew Joseph Liu
Christopher James Lombardo
Aryel R. Londer
Adrienne J. Lunde
Geeta Maharaj
Jon Michael Malepsy
Robert L. Marcaccini
Charalette M. Mathwig
Julie Ann McDevitt
Karen M. McEiver
Getachew Negash Mekonnen
Zachariah James Merk
Rebecca A. Millard
Nasteha Moalin
Messiah Kpana Moore
Nesreen Y. Mughrabi-Jenad
Bryan Murray
Farhia M. Mursal
Sarah Catherine Nagl
Prasanna Preetha Narayanan
Michelle Marie Nemec
Dzung The Nguyen
Megan Mallory Nimke
Shelleaha L. Nippoldt
Beth Lee Nomeland
Nelson P. Nudd
Charles J. O’Hagan
Jacob Jeffrey Olson
Ekundayo Samuel Osho
Eric Emmanuel Palm
Dolly Panchal
Brittany Nicole Payeur
Deborah L. Pestka
Tim Joseph Peterson
Tiffany M. Potratz
Chantra Prom
Brock H. Reed
Thao Thi Rhinehart
Emily Ann Rodman
Andrea Nicole Rosenberg
Natasha R. Rydelius
Katie Salsbery
Amy Kathleen Sams
Lisa Alyce Scherkenbach
Kandace Mae Schuft
Allison Mae Scott
Scott Gregory Seaburg
Karen Marie Sellin
John Michael Sellner
Adam Robert Shiell
Sara Marie Shuster
Becky K. Sievers
Brandon Lee Smith
Kathryn Jean Smith
Heather J. Standorf
Amy L. Stanford
Erik Robert Stromberg
Jamie Marie Swanson
Meghan Neilsen Tauber
Assel Alishpan Thoresen
Dana Pauline Tonjum
Valerie Ann Valero
Calloway Steven VanEpern
Seng Vang
Katie Lyn Walden
Laura Beth Waldt
Ashley M. Walton
Kristine N. Widboom
Corey Lamar Wills
Heather Joy Wingen
Jennifer Roseanne Wong
Amanda Kay Wutschke
Jun Xiao
Jillian Rita Zezulka


2013 Graduates: What’s Next?

Out of 121 graduates who completed a college survey, 43% found employment, 52% matched for a residency, and 5% will go on to a fellowship or graduate education. Of students who found employment, 58% are in the Twin Cities metro area, 6% in Duluth, 19% in other parts of Minnesota, and 17% out of state.

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