Vermilion Community College held its spring commencement ceremonies May 12 in Ely, Minn. Local students included:

• Jacob Corty, of Chisago City, AAS, Natural Resource Technology - Forestry/Wildlife, Highest Honors Graduate.

• Jacob Corty, of Chisago City, CERT, Wildlife Ecology, Highest Honors Graduate.

 • Jesse Hagford, of Isanti, AAS, Wildland/Wildlife Law Enforcement, Honors Graduate.

• Jesse Hagford, of Isanti, CERT, Seasonal Park Law Enforcement Ranger, Honors Graduate.

Kassi Davidson of Center City performs in “Spoon River Anthology” at William Woods University. Written by Edgar Lee Masters, “Spoon River Anthology” is based on a collection of short free-form poems that collectively narrate the epitaphs of the residents of a fictional small, Midwestern town during the turn of the 20th century.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Morgan Scheiller of Cambridge to the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring 2015 semester.

Anne B. Friedrich of East Bethel was one of 483 seniors who graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, on May 24, receiving a bachelor of arts degree at the college’s 194th commencement. Friedrich, who majored in anthropology and religious studies, is the daughter of Michael and Cheri Friedrich of East Bethel and a graduate of Meadow Creek Christian School.

Rockhurst University awarded approximately 660 degrees at its 95th annual commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. Brenen Kay Zey of North Branch earned a Master of Science, Communication Sci & Disorders.

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