One hundred and forty-eight graduates received diplomas during Defiance College’s 2019 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4, with a host of local students graduating:

Bachelor of Arts

• Daniel Ainsworth III, Sherwood, summa cum laude

• Jordan Brown, Bryan

• Tanner Clingaman, Stryker, summa cum laude

• Conrad Lausch, West Unity

• Brett Hook, Hicksville

• Clayton Stark, Edgerton

Bachelor of Science

• Daniel Ainsworth, III, Sherwood

• Gina Baird, Bryan, cum laude

• Michaela Bauer, Hicksville, summa cum laude

• Sherri Schenkel, Bryan

• Aimee Wulff, Hicksville, cum laude

Master of Arts in


• Kathleen Rice-Vitek, Bryan

Master of Business


• Joshua DeGroff, Stryker

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