* Gahanna and Blacklick residents Robert Bowers, Kelly Edwards, Joseph Mast, James Peters and Michaela Williams were among more than 1,600 students who received degrees during Kent State University's summer 2016 commencement ceremony.

* Gahanna and Blacklick residents Robert Bowers, Kelly Edwards, Joseph Mast, James Peters and Michaela Williams were among more than 1,600 students who received degrees during Kent State University's summer 2016 commencement ceremony.

* Local residents who received degrees during Ashland University's fall commencement ceremonies include Morgan Wiles, bachelor of science; Matthew Doran, master of arts; and Riyeasa Pickett, master of education.

* Morgan Wiles of Gahanna recently was named to Who's Who Among Students at Ashland University. The award goes to students who have a positive image, both individually and through diverse service to the community and school. Wiles, daughter of Steve and Kim Wiles of Gahanna, is a middle grades education major and 2013 graduate of Lincoln High School.