Wartburg, Kirkwood Community, Central colleges
WAVERLY — Wartburg College awarded diplomas to 323 students during spring commencement May 25.
Meredith Flattery of Fairfield graduated cum laude with a degree in communication arts.
Libbey Schubert of Fairfield graduated cum laude with a degree in fitness management.
KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CEDAR RAPIDS — Kirkwood Community College held commencement ceremonies May 17 for the graduating class of 2013-14. From Batavia, Cory Campbell, spring 2014, agriculture business - AAS.
From Bonaparte, Levi Troutman, fall 2013, liberal arts - AA.
From Eldon, Nicole Bedford, spring 2014, basic equine studies - certificate, and equine health - certificate; Drew Ostrander, spring 2014, agriculture production management - AAS.
From Fairfield, Maryanne Eagleson, fall 2013, liberal arts - AA; Dylan Gilpin, fall 2013, liberal arts - AA; Dallas Grijalva, fall 2013, culinary arts - AAS; Jeff Guttry, spring 2014, liberal arts - AA; Max Johnson, spring 2014, liberal arts - AA; Amber Wise, summer 2013, surgical technology - diploma.
From Farmington, Kaitlyn Bentler, spring 2014, liberal arts - AA.
From Hedrick, Alexis Shull, spring 2014, management - AAS.
From Milton, Thadd Gray, spring 2014, fire science management - ASCO.
PELLA — Area students presented during Undergraduate Scholarship Celebration Day held May 8 at Central College.
The event provided more than 130 students with the opportunity to showcase their research and projects in a variety of disciplines.
Mycaela Crouse of Hedrick, a biology student, gave a presentation titled “Medicine in the Inca Empire.”
Heath Jackson of Fairfield, a biochemistry and biology student, gave a presentation titled “Consequences of human population expansion into wildlife habitat and the threat of zoonotic diseases on humans.”
Kristofor Johnson of Fairfield, a environmental studies and environmental science student, gave a presentation titled “Free Use of Fiji Land Rights.”