Butler Community College celebrates 2020 graduates, awards honors during virtual ceremony


Hubbard Award recipient, Order of the Gold, Order of the Purple announced


Butler Community College celebrated its 93rd commencement in a new way under the circumstances of the pandemic.


Watch the online-streamed commencement here: https://bit.ly/butler2020commencement.


Jim Howell, Butler Board of Trustees Chairman, said it best, "who would have thought that ‘Zoom’ meant something other than driving fast in your car?"


Graduating nearly 550 students and more than 80 Early College Academy students, Butler persevered through the sudden changes that arose in the 2020 spring semester.


Butler’s President, Dr. Kim Krull, stated that "it is a privilege to be on this unplanned journey with such an outstanding group of students."


For the 35th year, the Butler Foundation gave away The Hubbard Award of Excellence. This award is a $15,000 scholarship to a transfer school of choice granted to an honorable and deserving graduate. President-elect of Butler’s Foundation, Rod Young, presented the Hubbard Award of Excellence to Alanis Balza of Maize. While at Butler, Balza was involved in the Butler Headliners, Butler Noteables, Grizzly Ambassadors, Catholic Grizzlies, and was the president of Collegiate National Association of Music Educators. Balza was on the President’s Honor Roll and plans to transfer to Emporia State University to continue her music education degree.


The remaining four finalists will receive a $500 scholarship to the transfer school of their choice. Those finalists include Bailey Baker of Marion, Hannah Becker of Wichita, Kylie Litavniks of Andover, and Summer Scharenberg of Wichita.


Area students honored are listed below.


The three lists, in order, are Order of the Gold, Order of the Purple, and the remaining 2020 Graduates. Order of the Gold represents graduates who maintained a 4.0 GPA and Order of the Purple represents graduates who maintained a 3.5-3.9 GPA.


Order of the Gold


Andover


Litavniks, Kylie


Augusta


Childers, Makenzie


Johnston, Sophie


El Dorado


Chanvannasee, Southatta


Rose Hill


Korte, Caitlyn


Order of the Purple


Andover


Cook, Deborah


Hodgens, Mikala


Wenant, Elisabeth


Augusta


Bright, Brianna


Foy, Madison


Hoyt, Nathan


Locke, Kyle


McGaha, Kaitlynn


Rinkenbaugh, Samuel


Wright, Hanna


Douglass


Wasson, Isaiah


El Dorado


Bonomini, Dante


Hanks, Ethan


Kabutu, Yasmine


Koontz, Emily


Liggett, Kayla


Martinez, Gloria


McGee, Amanda


Scanlon, Sydney


Shum, Gretchen


Sullivan, Sidney


Rose Hill


Barlett, Taylor


Towanda


Winningham, Evan


Virgil


Garcia, Gonzalo


Whitewater


Brazell, Daniel


All Other Graduates


Andover


Ali, Ruaa


Barr, Jadyn


Bender, Daniele


Conard, Easton


Cooper, MiKayla


Crafton, Crystal


Edwards, Alexis


Hamilton, Andre


Hopkins, Shanna


Huber, Zachary


Hunter, Jaden


Johnson, Kattie


Knoblauch, Alex


Lessard, Sherri


Linn, Timothy


Manon, Connie


Martinez, Emilie


McKenzie, Julia


Rathod, Vanita


Showalter, Nicholas


Stover, Lauren


Augusta


Allen, Grace


Baker, Mariah


Burnham, Trenton


Cunningham, Hunter


Gorton, Nichole


Hillis, Emily


Howell, Jace


Huff, Mikayla


Jansen, Matthew


Johnson, Cole


Jones, Ashley


Moore, Josh


Moore, Tatum


Mosier, Kolbe


Palmer, Colton


Peacock, Haley


Prentice, Ashley


Roberts, James


Stark, Marissa


Todd, Austin


Trumpower Garner, Brittany


Weir, Kayla


Winzer, Faith


Benton


Hoover, McKayla


Hoyt, Emma


Leis, Christian


Moore, Landon


Morgan, Chad


Perry, Zac


Vargas, Jessica


Burns


Scott, Thomas


Douglass


Alexander, Jenna


Carr, Johna


Dunham, Kaden


Peck, Josef


Puckett, Nicole


Swigart, Gratya


El Dorado


Arnold, Nathaniel


Bassford, Adriene


Bell, Jordan


Chabot, Makayla


Detlefsen, Connor


Duryea, Peyton


Griffith, Chelsea


Hayes, Makenna


Hoyt, Natalie


Jorrick Jr, Michael


Kellogg, Charles


Kermode, Taylor


Kissel, Ian


Lawrence, Delaney


May, Michaela


McAdoo, Jaden


McGee, Abigail


Melugin, Kolton


Middleton, Drake


Mitchell, MaKalee


Sollers, Spencer


Stephens, Skylur


Taylor, Schyler


Tillman, Natoshia


Trier, Ellie


VanKleeck, Jonnie


Wise, Wesley


Potwin


Duncan, Cole


Rose Hill


Beason, Ethan


Bischler, Braden


Chickadonz, Jayden


Futhey, Annie


Jordan, Sarah


Lee, Haley


Neises, Rose


Neuhaus, Jason


Parks, Heather


Riisoe, Clayton


Rose, Mekenzie


Sommerhauser, Joseph


Tipton, Calli


Towanda


Hepburn, Silvia


Johnson, James


Sartin, Brian


Schmitt, Codi