Goch receives nursing degree

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Pamela R. Goch, a resident of Newcomerstown, has earned an associate in science in nursing from Excelsior College.

Excelsior College (www.excelsior.edu) is an accredited, private, nonprofit institution that focuses on the needs of working adults. Its primary mission is to increase access to a college degree for adult learners by removing obstacles to their educational goals. Excelsior's unique strengths lie in its acknowledged leadership in the assessment of student knowledge. It does so by providing working adults multiple avenues to degree completion that include its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance of credit in transfer from other colleges and universities.

Bradford graduates from Univ. of Akron

AKRON -- Zephaniah Bradford of Newcomerstown received an associate of applied science in surveying engineering technology degree from the University of Akron for the 2009 fall semester.

Commencement ceremonies were Dec. 12 in the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on campus.