Drake University; Upper Iowa University
DES MOINES — Local residents Lauren Oliver and Ashley Thompson graduated from Drake University at the conclusion of the spring 2014 semester:
Oliver of Batavia earned a Bachelor of Arts from the college of arts and sciences.
Thompson of Libertyville earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the school of journalism and mass communication.
UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY
FAYETTE — Carissa Nelson from Bonaparte graduated with a Bachelor of Science in exercise/sport studies in May from Upper Iowa University.