Kent State Univ. announces graduates

KENT -- Kent State University recently conferred degrees to fall graduates during commencement exercises Dec. 16 in the E. Turner Stump Theatre and on Dec. 18 in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center, both on the Kent Campus.

Locally, the students who received degrees include, Kathryn Long and Barbara Stephen, both Newcomerstown; and Danielle Wright, West Lafayette.

The university awarded 248 associate degrees, 1106 bachelor's degrees and 408 graduate degrees to students.

Hillwig named to dean's list

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Geneva College announces that Jordan Hillwig of Newcomerstown, a senior majoring in business, has been named to the dean's list for the 2010-2011 fall term. Dean's list status is awarded to students who earn a 3.6 grade point average or better.

Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College's philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Collegesand Universities (CCCU).

Landis receives degree from Kaplan Univ.

MIAMI, Fla. -- Kaplan University celebrated the graduation of its winter 2011 class during a live graduation ceremony on Feb. 5 in Miami. Bill Richardson, former two-term governor of New Mexico, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. Energy Secretary and multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominee, served as the commencement speaker.

Locally, Jessica Landis of Newcomerstown, Ohio, was awarded a Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences, during the commencement ceremony.