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Butler Community College Recognizes its Order of the Gold Graduates

Order of the gold 2017
Published: Monday, May 15th, 2017

Butler’s Order of the Gold, 4.0’s, honored at graduation ceremonies.

Butler Community College recognized its Order of the Gold graduates during graduation for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average. This honor was established by the college to celebrate outstanding academic achievement by its students. Of the 2017 graduates, 31 were inducted into the Order of the Gold.

The Order of the Gold award was created in 1985 by the Board of Trustees for students who maintain a 4.0 total grade point average. Students who have completed 30 hours at Butler and achieved a 4.0 GPA are honored as Order of the Gold. These students are inducted into Order of the Purple at a ceremony the evening before Commencement and receive a medallion before the ceremony and recognition during the Commencement ceremony.

Order of Gold Graduates by Hometowns

In-State Hometowns


Abigail A. Wenninger*⁺ - Liberal Arts


Shelby Lynn Martin – Liberal Arts

Brent Allen Patty – Liberal Arts

Gavin Drake Rose – Cyber Security

Bel Aire:

Courtney Lynn Vaughters - Psychology


Kyla Kay Beasley*⁺ - Liberal Arts

El Dorado:

Aubrey Sharon Koontz* - Liberal Arts

Madalyn May* - Farm and Ranch Management


Hannah Dora Mabel Strickler* - Hotel Management


Catherine Griffin* - Liberal Arts


Miranda Maree Kimble* - Theatre

Park City:

Olivier Kwizera Ndikumana* - Liberal Arts


Taylor Bradley* - Music

Rose Hill:

Brooke Anne Alderson*⁺ - Liberal Arts

Maci Carlson*⁺ - Liberal Arts


Anita Kathleen Hinnen* - Elementary Education

Valley Center:

Adam Kenworthy Trimble* - Pre-Law


Dane Matthew Rausch* - Liberal Arts


Dana I. Aaby – Digital Media

Nathan Delane Cunningham III* - Nursing

Allison Joy Detrick – Culinary Arts

Rachelle Herrman* -Liberal Arts

David Doesken* - Liberal Arts

Renee G. LeJeune – Liberal Arts

Sarah Marie Nebergall* - Liberal Arts

Linda Chanel Neises* - Liberal Arts

Ashly Novak* – Digital Media


Out-of-State Hometowns

Arroyo Grande, Calif.:

Alyson MacLean* - Agriculture

Huffman, Texas:

Chanson Wayne McDaniel – Accounting

Torrington, Wyo.:

Paul David Miller III – Agriculture


New South Wales, Australia:

Lauren Allan – Exercise Science

*denotes Phi Theta Kappa membership

+ denotes Early College Academy graduate