• Hope College freshman Travis Rooke of Alexandria this year took part in the Pull, a tug-of-war that has been a Hope College tradition since 1898.

Hope College freshman Travis Rooke of Alexandria this year took part in the Pull, a tug-of-war that has been a Hope College tradition since 1898.

He pulled for the Class of 2014 team.

Rooke, the son of Bruce and Julia Rooke, is a graduate of Columbus Academy.

Iowa State University recently conducted fall commencement ceremonies.

Included among the graduates was Daniel Cook of Newark, who is studying civil, construction and environmental engineering.

Jeffrey Willis of Summit Station earned a grade-point average of at least 3.5 and was named to Gannon University's fall semester dean's list.

Furman University has released the names of students who earned a grade-point average of 3.4 and were named to the fall semester dean's list. Included on the list is Anne Kalinoski of Granville.