The following students received their degree at Ohio Dominican University’s Spring Commencement May 13.


Kelly Mayle, Master of Business Administration.

John Zoll, Master of Arts.

Pagie Dukowitz, Bachelor of Arts.


Joseph Fourqurean, Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude).

Michael Sivert, Master of Education.


Francisco Felix Soto, Bachelor of Science.

Wesley Kemme, Master of Business Administration.


Andrew Dattilo, Bachelor of Arts.

Shane Facemyer, Bachelor of Science.

Heather Pileski, Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude).

Darby Slavin, Master of Business Administration.


Kelly Blaine, Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude).

Belmont Dean’s List

NASHVILLE — The following students achieved the Dean’s List at Belmont University for the Spring 2017 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Miranda Blaesing of Lewis Center.

Audrey Fenstermaker of Powell.

Katherine Feusse of Powell.

Pamela Gabriel of Westerville.

Brooke Pulkrabek of Westerville.

David Sturges of Sunbury.

Alexandria VanHouwe of Westerville.

Olivia Wolf of Westerville.

Toth studies in Italy

Jade Toth of Delaware departs May 22 for Harding University’s Summer Undergraduate Research in Florence program. Toth, biochemistry major, will spend four weeks in Italy studying under Dr. Dennis Matlock, associate professor of biochemistry at Harding, and internationally known lecturer and researcher Dr. Chiara Azzari.

During the program, students will conduct lab work in the University of Florence hospital and lab, earning six biochemistry credits.

Harding University is a private Christian university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state.

Siders graduates

BLUFFTON, Ohio — Clayton Siders, of Delaware, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in economics during Bluffton University’s 117th annual commencement ceremony on May 7.

Bluffton University is a liberal arts, residential campus with more than 80 undergraduate majors, minors and programs; and adult degree-completion programs in accounting, organizational management and RN to BSN.

Project Dragonfly graduates

In May and June 2017, graduate students from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly will travel to Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas to engage in action projects on vital human and ecological issues.

Justus Nethero of Powell, a new master’s student in the Global Field Program (GFP) offered through Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to Belize in June 2017 to study coral reefs, manatees, howler monkeys, jaguars and other wildlife while learning the methods communities are using to sustain them.Nethero works as a state wildlife investigator for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife.

Sarah Morycz of Powell, a current master’s student in the Global Field Program (GFP) offered through Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to the Galapagos Islands in June 2017 to study the forces of evolutionary, geologic and social change through work with Ecology Project International (EPI), a longtime champion of inquiry-driven field science and sustainability.

Morycz works as a biology and anatomy/physiology teacher at Olentangy High School.

Since the program began 13 years ago, Project Dragonfly’s Earth Expeditions graduate courses have engaged more than 2,000 people in firsthand educational and scientific research at critical conservation field sites in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas.

Kansas graduates

LAWRENCE — The names of nearly 5,000 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are officially conferred in June.

Many candidates chose to participate in KU’s annual Commencement ceremony, which took place Sunday, May 14.

Madison Irelan, Delaware, Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Religious Studies minor.

Jill Hicks, Lewis Center, Master of Science in Education.

Thiel College Dean’s List

Honorees for spring 2017:

Lenora Boyer, Delaware.

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