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Wayne State College Winter 2007 Commencement

Published Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Wayne State College held winter commencement Dec. 14, 2007, in Rice Auditorium. A total of 193 degrees were conferred by Wayne State President Richard J. Collings.

Wayne State College held winter commencement Dec. 14, 2007, in Rice Auditorium. A total of 193 degrees were conferred by Wayne State President Richard J. Collings.

The Wayne State College Alumni Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Jerry V. Krause of Spokane, Wash., a 1959 graduate of Wayne State College. Krause serves as the director of men's basketball operations at Gonzaga University. Among his duties at Gonzaga are overseeing the day-to-day operations of the men's basketball office, scheduling, player evaluations and video operations.

This is his second stint with the perennial March Madness favorite. His first stint with the Bulldogs was an eight-season run from 1985-92, when he served as a part-time assistant coach. He returned in the summer of 2001 from a five-year civilian term at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was a professor of sport philosophy and director of instruction for the department of physical education.

Krause had a 17-year career as head coach at Eastern Washington University, posting a 262-196 record for a .572 winning percentage. He was inducted into the EWU Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 1, 2005.

Tiffany Faye Mullenhoff, a summa cum laude graduate, gave the commencement address. She is the daughter of Richard and Tricia Mullenhoff of Leigh, Neb. She graduated as valedictorian from Leigh High School. Mullenhoff majored in business administration with concentrations in management and human resource management.

Derek Daniel Kinnison, an English writing major with a minor in biology, gave the invocation. Derek, of Wayne, is the son of  Dr. Deborah Whitt and Daniel Kinnison.