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Local students graduate from Kent State

Kent State University awards nearly 4,800 degrees, with more than 1300 accompanying institutional honors, and including 2885 bachelor’s degrees, 908 master’s degrees, 49 doctoral degrees, 896 associate degrees and 5 educational specialist degrees.

The following local students are graduates:

Meghan Curran of North Bloomfield, OH (44450). Meghan Curran graduates from Kent State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Nursing.

Alaina Durtschi of Galion, OH (44833). Alaina Durtschi graduates from Kent State University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the College of Business Administration.

Kaitlyn Gearhart of Crestline, OH (44827). Kaitlyn Gearhart an Honors College Scholar graduates from Kent State University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Jacob Kirkbride of North Bloomfield, OH (44450). Jacob Kirkbride graduates from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies.

Jessica Mankey of Bucyrus, OH (44820). Jessica Mankey graduates from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Nursing.

Taylor Mankey of Bucyrus, OH (44820). Taylor Mankey graduates from Kent State University with Distinction with an Associate of Science.

Kyle McClain of Bucyrus, OH (44820). Kyle McClain graduates from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Kylie Narance of Galion, OH (44833). Kylie Narance an Honors College Scholar graduates from Kent State University with Distinction Magna Cum Laude with an Associate of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Science from the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology.

Trey Quaintance of Galion, OH (44833). Trey Quaintance graduates from Kent State University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the College of Business Administration.

Kaitlyn Robinson of New Washington, OH (44854). Kaitlyn Robinson graduates from Kent State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education from the College of Education, Health and Human Services.

Dawn Wells of North bloomfield, OH (44450). Dawn Wells graduates from Kent State University with an Associate of Science.

Local students at UA make Dean’s List

More than 3,400 students made the spring 2016 Dean’s List at the University of Akron. Recipients had to maintain a GPA of 3.500 – 3.999 and were enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.

Madison Graham of Bucyrus (44820) majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Matthew Metcalf of Bucyrus (44820) majoring in Biomedical Engr-Biomaterials &.

Reegan Scott of Bucyrus (44820) majoring in Criminal Just Tech – Pub Sfty.

Amanda Taylor of Bucyrus (44820) majoring in Exer Sci-PrePhysical Therapy.

Laura Metzger of Crestline (44827) majoring in Nursing – Pre-admission.

Anna Salvati of Crestline (44827) majoring in Interior Design.

Bryton Carpenter of Galion (44833) majoring in Athletic Training – Pre-admiss.

Makaila Grimes of Galion (44833) majoring in Nursing – Pre-admission.

Xena Humphrey of Galion (44833) majoring in Criminal Just Tech – Pub Sfty.

Jeremy Mason of Galion (44833) majoring in Mechanical Engineering Tech.

Makayla Tyree of Galion (44833) majoring in Mathematics.

Kaitlyn Wiggins of Galion (44833) majoring in Social Work.

Local students graduate from Baldwin Wallace University

BEREA, OH — The following local college students graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio in May:

Joshua Coleman of Bucyrus has graduated with a Master of Arts in Education: Mild/Moderate Educational Needs.

Christin Light of Bucyrus, a graduate of Wynford High School, has graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education: Music Education.

Baldwin Wallace University recognized the achievements of more than 640 graduates at BW’s 166th Commencement ceremony in May. Before taking a triumphant walk across the stage to receive congratulations, members of the BW Class of 2016 were inspired by the words of Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger ‘77, the former Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, who was tapped by President Obama last year to head up the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Neffenger credited BW professors for helping him to “lose the me and join the we.” He challenged the assembled graduates to think beyond career path and to consider the “hard challenges” and “messy business” facing society. “The world needs people who ask and tackle hard questions, who think creatively, and who solve problems that resist formulaic or easy approaches,” he said. “You are not now, nor will you ever be, your job description-that is simply a gate pass.”

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 4,000 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in 75 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.

Local students named to Bluffton’s dean’s list

BLUFFTON, Ohio—Bluffton University has announced its dean’s list for the spring term. Students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher are eligible for the dean’s list.

Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 based on 20 semester hours received dean’s list with distinction for continued high achievement.

Austin Prosser and Kelsey Reeder, both of Galion, made the Dean’s List.

Bluffton University is a liberal arts, residential campus with more than 80 undergraduate majors, minors and programs; a bachelor’s degree evening program in social work for working adults; and an adult degree-completion program in organizational management. Bluffton also offers master’s degree programs in organizational management and business administration, as well as MBA programs with concentrations in leadership, health care management, accounting and financial management, leading nonprofits, conflict transformation, sustainability, production and operations management, sport management and intercultural leadership, plus a self-designed concentration.

Founded in 1899 and affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, the university is located in northwest Ohio. It has an enrollment of more than 1,100 students and 14 NCAA Division III athletic teams. Bluffton’s 100-year legacy is expressed today in its enduring values of discovery, community, respect and service that are woven into the academic program and campus life. Bluffton students go into the world prepared for life as well as for their chosen vocations.

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