* Local students who recently graduated from Ohio State University include: Ashley Atchison, Jarrod Barnes, Mackenzie Beachler, Oprah Darkwah, Jillian Faulhaber, Jaclyn Fraley, Anita Gearhart, Justin Gregorio, Eric Gulley, Sara Hessler, Elizabeth Higbie, Nichole Hodges, Chase Hoffman, Blake Holder, John Johnson, Manjula Koppera, Alexa Liston, Ryan Ludwig, Paul Maline, Kirk Nolte, Allison Paquette, James Petit, Austin Richardson, Alexis Rodgers, Jonathan Simpson, Abigail Sutliff, Derek Traini, Peter Tran, Anthony Williams and Kyle Zander.

* Local students who recently graduated from Ohio State University include: Ashley Atchison, Jarrod Barnes, Mackenzie Beachler, Oprah Darkwah, Jillian Faulhaber, Jaclyn Fraley, Anita Gearhart, Justin Gregorio, Eric Gulley, Sara Hessler, Elizabeth Higbie, Nichole Hodges, Chase Hoffman, Blake Holder, John Johnson, Manjula Koppera, Alexa Liston, Ryan Ludwig, Paul Maline, Kirk Nolte, Allison Paquette, James Petit, Austin Richardson, Alexis Rodgers, Jonathan Simpson, Abigail Sutliff, Derek Traini, Peter Tran, Anthony Williams and Kyle Zander.

* Local students named to the Ohio State University dean's list for the summer 2016 semester include: Salma Abdel-Latif, Clement Adu Boahen, Robert Beitman, John Bove, Allison Bugenstein, William Edwards, Joel Pepper, Carly Sherman and Justin Stover.

* Adonis Johnson of Westerville has been named as a winner of a University of Michigan 1931 Engineering Scholarship for the 2016-17 school year.

Only five students were chosen to receive these awards, which provide $17,000 per year to the student.

* Michelle Hill of Westerville, a student at Denison University, was chosen as a 2016 summer research scholar, conducting in-depth projects at Denison or off-campus.

Hill worked with professor Joseph Reczek on the project "Characterization & Synthesis of Donor-Acceptor Columnar Liquid Crystals."

* Westerville residents Michael Hubbard and William Summers were named to Phi Kappa Psi at Ashland University.

Hubbard is majoring in nursing. Summers is majoring in religion.

* Westerville students Solomon Aldridge and Alexis Larkin were named to the dean's list at Austin Peay State University for the spring 2016 semester.

* Kelly Fullin of Westerville was named a member of the Honors Society at Ashland University, in addition to being a member of Ashland's Newman Catholic Campus Ministry organization. Fullin is majoring in mathematics.

* Local students Morgan Wiles and Emma Dumford are members of the Collegiate Middle Level Association at Ashland University. The CMLA is a professional organization for students who plan on pursuing a career in middle level education.

* Kiara Richardson of Westerville has been named a member of Delta Mu Delta at Ashland University. Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society established to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement of students in business administration.

Richardson is majoring in executive management.

* Local students among more than 400 first-year students at Baldwin Wallace University to receive scholarships this fall include: Crystal Delpin, Brandon Goldsmith and Nicholas Surbaugh, Deans Scholarship; and Jessica Villacres, Trustees Scholarship.

* Local residents who recently were initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, at Ohio State University include Ashley Thompson, James Tickel and Eric Hegedus.

* Local students who were named to the 2016 summer semester dean's list at Columbus State Community College include: Brett Balogh, Angel Breznai, Nicholas Bundy, William Campfield IV, Lisa Denison, Aaron Fisher, Trent Foor, Addison Freeman, Kaitlyn Garner, Alyssa Gentry, Kendall Gordon, Jordan Hicks, Patrick Hoffman, Mary Hogue, Nicholas Horton, Patricia Meier, Zackery Rodriguez, Rose Sanok, Cameron Smith, Amber Stathopoulos, Shiloh Stephens, Simran Taneja, Sarah Walter and Jacob Williams.

* Local students among the graduates at Columbus State Community College's 2016 summer commencement include: William Allen, Adam Amici, James Bradshaw, Madison Charnes, Anna Ciora, Murana Conteh, Natalia Hoffman-Shaw, Bernice Johnson, Robin Kayser, Steven Klinge, Summer McCann, Joe Oliver, Andrew Posani, Anthony Prculovski, Saidi Senkondo and Nathan Stover.