Kallyn Buschkamp of Cherokee was named the 2011 valedictorian at Briar Cliff University. The University's spring commencement ceremony will be 10 a.m. Saturday May 21 at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City. Buschkamp will be honored during the baccalaureate Mass will be at 6 p.m. Friday May 20, at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City.
Buschkamp is a chemistry and mathematics major and has been offered a Presidential Graduate Fellowship to pursue a doctorate degree in chemistry next fall at the University of Iowa. He was also named the "Outstanding Student" by the Department of Chemistry at Briar Cliff. While at Briar Cliff, he has been involved in the Briar Cliff Jazz Ensemble and the BCU chapter of the Knights of Columbus. Kallyn is the son of Mark and Carolyn Buschkamp of Cheorkee.