* Columbus residents Mariam Ali, Nelson Anu and Nafiso Jamale were three of the more than 1,600 students who received degrees during Kent State University's summer 2016 commencement ceremony.

* Columbus residents Mariam Ali, Nelson Anu and Nafiso Jamale were three of the more than 1,600 students who received degrees during Kent State University's summer 2016 commencement ceremony.

Ali also was named to the 2016 summer dean's list at the university.

* Sarah Herron of Columbus received a master's degree in education during Ashland University's fall commencement ceremonies.

* Northland students who received degrees from Ohio Dominican University at its fall 2016 commencement ceremony include Michelle Bryant, Talesia Bailey and Brandi Curd-Watson.

* Fatou Touray recently graduated from Brenau University with a master of business administration in management.