* Local residents LynTasia Harris and Tiffany Rhoades were two of more than 1,600 students who received degrees during Kent State University's summer 2016 commencement ceremony.

* Local residents LynTasia Harris and Tiffany Rhoades were two of more than 1,600 students who received degrees during Kent State University's summer 2016 commencement ceremony.

* Local resident Matthew Rodier, a senior studying integrated life sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was named to the summer 2016 dean's list.

* Diane Goodney of the Bexley area received a master of education degree from Ohio Dominican University at its December commencement.