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The Champlain College 136th Commencement took place outdoors under a tent on Edmunds Field in Burlington, Vermont on Saturday, May 3.

In all, 476 undergraduates earned their degrees. These local students received their degrees from Champlain College:

Aliza Kravatz, of Stillwater. Kravatz received a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Digital Media.

Kristen Mcloughlin, of Newton. Mcloughlin received a bachelor's degree in Computer Forensics & Digital Investigations.

Nicholas Aspinwall, of Newton. Aspinwall received a bachelor's degree in Computer and Digital Forensics.

Elizabeth Wronko, daughter of Lisa Wronko and Gene Wronko of Stanhope, has enrolled for 2014-2015 admission at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Wronko is in the Sustainability - Ph.D. program in RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability and is a 2010 graduate of Lenape Valley Regional High School. She has a bachelor's degree in integrated science and technology from James Madison University and has been awarded an RIT Graduate Assistantship.

Katie Pachnos, of Andover, presented an original research project entitled "G'day Gothic! On the Influence of the Gothic Tradition in Australian Literature" during Hofstra University's annual Undergraduate Research Day.

Pachnos is majoring in English and Global Studies and graduates in May 2014.

Undergraduate Research Day is a culmination of months of advanced study, preparation, and revision by the University's brightest minds, who present senior projects in subjects ranging from biology and drama to geology, film studies, and business.

Deniz Uzel, of Byram, was recognized at Widener Law student awards ceremony.

The Widener Law campus in Wilmington, Delaware, held its annual student awards ceremony Wednesday, April 23 in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom of the Main Law Building. The annual event honors students for academic and leadership achievements.

Lebanon Valley College's 145th Commencement Exercises May 10 graduated 523 students, who received their degrees in the LVC Gymnasium. The 416 graduating seniors were joined by 29 doctor of physical therapy candidates, 78 master's degree candidates, and 31 students who graduated in December 2013 and have now formally received their degrees.

Meghan Muccilli, of Newton, completed a bachelor of science in early childhood education. Muccilli graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors.

Charles Spinella, of Stanhope, completed a bachelor of science in business administration.

Erica Kozlowski, of Newton, completed a bachelor of science in business administration. Kozlowski graduated with Cum Laude honors.

Manuel Isherwood, of Andover, is one of 24 Wilkes University 2014 Doctor of Pharmacy graduates who will pursue post-graduate training.

Nationwide, approximately 18 percent of pharmacy graduates pursue residency training. At Wilkes, 24 percent of the graduating class matched with residency programs, exceeding the national average. Including fellowships, 35 percent of the graduating class will pursue post-graduate training, setting a University record.

Isherwood will pursue post-graduate year-one training in pharmacy practice at Atlantic Health System in Morristown, N.J.

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:

Caley Mikesell, of Newton, initiated at Elon University.

Peter Klimek, of Newton, initiated at The Citadel.

Julie C Heninger, of Stanhope, received academic honors from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University by making the University's Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester.

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