The following local residents have received their degree from WGU Nevada.

The university held its inaugural commencement ceremony at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort on May 21 and celebrated the graduation of more than 200 graduates, representing 11 Nevada counties.

Miranda Maupin of Fallon has received her Bachelor of Science in Business — Human Resource Management

Jake Coval of Fallon has received his MBA in Management and Strategy

Michel Lefort of Fallon has received his Post-baccalaureate Teacher Preparation in Social Science (5-12)

Alexander Logan of Fallon has received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Kenneth Donaldson of Fallon has received his Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance

Jessica Luedtke of Fallon has received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Rebecca Kamel of Fallon has received her Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies

At its commencement, the state-based university honored 218 graduates who have completed their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in oneof four disciplines: business, K–12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. Nevada’s Lieutenant

WGU Nevada is the state-endorsed affiliate of nationally-recognized Western Governors University (WGU). Designed to meet the needs of busy working adults, WGU Nevada’s competency-based model makes it possible for students to set their own study schedules and move quickly through material they already know so they can focus on what they still need to learn. While WGU’s online degree programs are rigorous and challenging, adult learners are still able to earn their degrees without sacrificing work, family, and financial obligations. As a result, many students are able to accelerate their studies.

These new graduates are the first to earn degrees at WGU Nevada.


Zachary Keener of Fallon was awarded Gold Stars by The Citadel for earning a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher during the 2016 spring semester. Students that achieve Gold Star recognition are also placed on The Citadel’s Dean’s List.

The Citadel, with its iconic campus located in Charleston, South Carolina, offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about 30 percent of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military.


Sandra Ann Seley of Fallon received a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation Studies/Restoration from Marist College the weekend.

Marist College is located in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its branch campus in Florence, Italy. It is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.


The President’s Honor Roll at Washington State University recognizes students who stand above the rest with excellent academic performance.

To be eligible for the honor roll, undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine graded hours in a single term at WSU and earn a grade point average of 3.75 or earn a 3.50 cumulative GPA based on 15 cumulative hours of graded work.

Fallon students include the following:

Garrett Robert Kalt

Jacob Alexander Kirsch


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