Boonville Area Students Graduate from UCM, Part of 150-year Class

Boonville Daily News

Area residents were among nearly 2,000 individuals who met graduate requirements and were eligible to participate in the University of Central Missouri’s 2021 spring commencement exercises May 7-9 in the Multipurpose Building. Students who completed their degree requirements by the end of the spring or summer 2021 semester were eligible to participate in ceremonies that marked the 150th year since the founding of UCM. Below is a list of local students who met degree requirements at UCM. (Please note, the list of graduates is followed by the names of students who graduated with honors, cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude. 

Jeffrey Christopher Jackson, BS, Boonville, MO

Jillian Herigon, BS, Boonville, MO

Tessia Lanae Balke, BSE , Boonville MO 

Brennen Matthew Hudson, BS, Fayette MO 

Chrisna Elizabeth Lawson, BSBA, Fayette MO 

 Brendan Andrew Hundley, BS, Franklin MO 

Layne Austin Wessing, BS, Pilot Grove MO 

Graduates with Honors 

To be eligible for graduation with honors a student must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and must have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit at the University of Central Missouri with a GPA of 3.50. Those with a cumulative grade average of 3.50 to 3.74 graduated Cum Laude; 3.75 to 3.84, Magna Cum Laude; and 3.85 and above Summa Cum Laude, based on whichever is lower, their cumulative GPA or their grade point average at Central Missouri. 

Tessia Lanae Balke, Boonville MO., Cum Laude 

Jillian Herigon, Boonville MO., Cum Laude 

Brennen Matthew Hudson Fayette MO., Cum Laude 


1YC-One-Year Certificate 

BA-Bachelor of Arts 

BFA-Bachelor of Fine Arts 

BM-Bachelor of Music 

BME-Bachelor of Music Education 

BS-Bachelor of Science 

BSBA-Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 

BSE-Bachelor of Science in Education 

BSW-Bachelor of Social Work 

GC-Graduate Certificate 

MS-Master of Science 

MBA-Master of Business Administration 

MSE-Master of Science in Education 

MA-Master of Arts 

MAT-Master of Arts in Teaching 

SPE-Education Specialist