The following local and area students graduated from Bethel College in North Newton. All degrees were granted Sunday, unless listed with another date.


The following local and area students graduated from Bethel College in North Newton. All degrees were granted Sunday, unless listed with another date.

Bachelor of arts Amy Balzer** of Hesston, communication studies, social work (February 2009); Matthew Beth of Newton, computer science; Cory Buchta of Newton, communication arts; Rebecca Buchta of Newton, psychology (July 2009); Brett Jackson of North Newton; music; Rene Kaufman of Moundridge, business administration; Joel Linscheid*** of North Newton, music; Jonathan Nathan of Moundridge, history, social work (February 2009); Darnell Neff***of North Newton; Bible and religion, English; Jordan Regehr*** of Halstead, mathematical sciences; Jennifer Regier*** of Newton, biology; Paul Regier*** of Newton, mathematical sciences, physics (July 2009); Andrew Toews*** of North Newton, music; Michael Unruh*** of Peabody, biology; Ryan Unruh of Moundridge, art; and Aaron Voth of Hesston, communication studies, history.

Bachelor of science Michelle Baldwin* of Marion, nursing; Steven Bitikofer of Hesston, computer science; Peni Ens*** of Hillsboro, nursing; Omar Hasan of Halstead, chemistry; Katie Hougham of Burrton, nursing; Amy Hulse* of Peabody, nursing; Paige McKinney*** of Newton, business administration; Brandi Peterie-Shipman of Florence, nursing; Sunita Pudasaini** of Newton, nursing; Todd Rambo of Newton, business administration; Matthew Stucky of Hesston, business administration; Jeremy Voth of Goessel, business administration (July 2009).

* Cum laude: 3.5 to 3.649 grade point average

** Magna cum laude: 3.65 to 3.799 GPA

*** Summa cum laude: 3.8 to 4.0 GPA