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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy photo High school seniors from the Rogers Early College Program who completed associate degrees were recognized May 12 and then were able to participate in a noon commencement ceremony for Northwest Arkansas Community College. NWACC Early College Experience, in partnership with Rogers Public Schools, provides students the opportunity to earn associate of arts or associate of liberal arts and sciences degrees while attending high school. Students included Judith Garduno (front row, from left), Aubrey Chesser, Alyssa Caldwell, Taylor Sanders, Parker Combs, Holly Ward, Jenna Aguilar, Ashton Burton, Nicole Vasquez, Katherine Rodriguez and Carla Perez; and (back row) Hailey Bridges, Thomas Castelo, Thomas Brixey, Dominic Moulin, Justus Houchins, Alicia Hudson, Garrett Glynn, Julian Kim, Diego Salas, Alejandro Perez and Gavin Henline.

On website

The following information is now available on the website of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, nwaonline.com.

• Graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

• Henderson State University honor roll.

• Southern Arkansas University graduates and president's list.

• Arkansas Tech University-Ozark honor rolls.

Ashland University

Sara Grider of Rogers was named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Ashland (Ohio) University, with a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.

Graceland University

Several local students are 2018 graduates of Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, including Brittany Dixon of Fort Smith, master of education in differentiated instruction; Lonnie Campbell of Van Buren, bachelor of arts in business administration; and Regenia Hilton of Fort Smith, bachelor of science in nursing.

University of Central Missouri

Several local students were named to the spring 2018 dean's list at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, with grade-point averages of 3.5 to 3.9. They include Raiff A. Beever of Siloam Springs, Sydney E. Crockett of Fayetteville and Emilie T. Jobst of Rogers.

Missouri Southern State University

A number of local students have been named to the 2018 spring dean's list Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, with grade-point averages of 3.75 or better. They include Rachel E. Ray of Alma; Michelle N. Borr, Samantha R. Bradshaw, Alex R. Cawood, Kevin S. Ely, Bambi N. Hall, Rachel V. Murphy and Josh C. Nunn, all of Bella Vista; Jennifer Alaniz, Laura Bibiano, Pressly E. Burckart, Lacey M. Schofield, Jason C. Stubbs, Amber D. Waltz and Nicholette L. Wilson, all of Bentonville; Araceli Gomez of Berryville; Ariana M. Meza of Cave Springs; Katy J. Ramos of Centerton; David R. Brinkley and Avery D. Cozens, both of Gentry; Alison N. Denver, Melinda D. Griffis, Lacey M. Newell andMendy L. Roth, all of Gravette; Thelma H. Ponce Gonzalez of Green Forest; Benjamin D. Adams of Harrison; Hunter R. Jamieson of Hindsville; Chyanne P. Skaggs of Huntsville; Doranely Perea and Kassandra K. Scoggins, both of Lowell; Wyatt G. Varner of Pea Ridge; Elizabeth I. Carpenter, Flor T. Garcia and Katelyn R. Williams, all of Rogers; Mikkiela D. Rodriguez of Siloam Springs; Bianca N. De La Torre, Miriam J. De La Torre, Rene Garcia, Keylee D. Hill, Dominic C. Neil and Peyton D. Powell, all of Springdale; Logan R. Brown of Van Buren; and Joshua D. White of Witter.

Missouri Valley College

Katarina Krstonosic and Maja Krstonosic, both of Fort Smith, are 2018 graduates of Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo., both earning bachelor's degrees in management.

Katarina Krstonosic also was named to the spring 2018 dean's list, with a grade-point average of 3.3 or better.

Carson-Newman University

Katherine Canfield of Bentonville is a 2018 graduate of Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn. She earned a master of education degree in curriculum and instruction.

Benedictine College

Matthew Phillips of Booneville is a 2018 graduate of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., with a bachelor's degree in foreign languages and history.

Clemson University

Tracie Lee Gelinas of Siloam Springs is a 2018 graduate of Clemson (S.C.) University, with a master of science degree in biological sciences.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Joseph Broadway of Farmington was awarded a stipend by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer. Broadway, a mechanical engineering major, will participate in the project "Optimizing Magnetic Abrasive Finishing as a Means of Polishing Complex Metal Additively Manufactured Parts."

University of Vermont

Payton Henson of Siloam Springs is a 2018 graduate of the University of Vermont in Burlington, with bachelor of science degree in business administration.

Oklahoma City University

Emily Wollenberg of Clarksville, Virginia Mertz of Prairie Grove and Layne Rogers of Rogers were named to the spring 2018 president's honor roll at Oklahoma City University, with grade-point averages of 3.9 or better.

Emma Hendren of Bella Vista, Shay Box of Bentonville, Madison Carey of Fayetteville, Cameron Law of Fort Smith, Abby Underwood of Fort Smith, Olivia White of Fort Smith, Adrienne Pierce of Garfield, Brandon Elder of Rogers, Prarthana Bhat of Rogers, Emily Carpenter of Springdale and Kaitlyn Glenn of West Fork were named to the 2018 dean's honor roll, with grade-point averages of 3.5 or better.

College of

William & Mary

Brendan Thomas of Fayetteville is a 2018 graduate the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., with a bachelor of arts degree. He also was named to the spring 2018 dean's list, with a grade-point average of 3.6 or better.

University of Saint Mary

Beverly Brown Jones of Rogers is a 2018 graduate of the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kan., with a master of business administration degree.

Rhodes College

Olivia M. Doty of Fayetteville was named to the spring 2018 honor roll at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., with a grade-point average of 3.85 or higher.

Wheaton College

Charles Nystrom of Rogers recently received department honors from the biology department at Wheaton (Ill.) College, with an overall grade-point average of 3.5, a biology grade-point average of 3.7 and a combined grade-point average of 3.5.

Samford University

Robert E. Lee of Fayetteville and Emily K. Davis of Springdale have been named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., with grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher.

Champlain College

Matthew Sharp of Holiday Island has been named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., with a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.

Crowder College

A number of local students were named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Crowder College in Neosho, Mo., with grade-point averages of 3.5 or better.

They include Mary Carreira, John Helguero of Bella Vista; Kathryn Storlie, Shelby Woodard of Bentonville; Victoria Chandler, Anthony Jones, Diana Massey of Centerton; Rachael Blomberg, Justin Harris, Emily Higdon, Jennifer Stahman, Casandra Swinson of Fayetteville; Cory McCarty of Gentry; Jessica Gregrich, Lisa Harris, Destiny Laymon, Jordan Walkup, Joshua Walkup of Gravette; Paula Moore of Green Forest; Laura Teague of Hackett; Mark Barrios, Santiago Herrera, Denise Perez of Lowell; Joshua Estes, Rachel Wood, Cole Wright of Pea Ridge; Susan Chambers of Prairie Grove; Crystal Edwards, Kaitlyn Freed, Andrew Howard, Madison Michael, Catherine Rhodes of Rogers; Brittany Ritchie of Siloam Springs; Lourdes Castro, Luis Linares, Jake Mckee of Springdale.

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts

Several local students are 2018 graduates of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts in Hot Springs.

They include Benjamin Allen of Bella Vista; Reed McCollum of Van Buren; Tylo Gardner, Hollie Hagler, Josiah Humphrey and Lauren Kessler of Ozark; Isabella Bolling-Weaver and Joseph Schuster of Clarksville; Dwight Littleton of Magazine; Sarah Vue of Scranton; Austin Brigham and Laken Deal of Huntington; Sabah Ismail of Fort Smith; Raven Edens of Winslow; and Akarsh Kumar of Fayetteville.

University of Central Arkansas

Noah Laury of Fayetteville and Emily Newberry of Springdale have been selected as part of the inaugural class of the University Scholars program at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Selection was based on the students' academic performance, service and leadership potential.

The University Scholars program is a pilot initiative aimed at expanding honors programming to a greater number of students. The students will take a common course in the fall of the freshman year, titled "On Expertise: The Necessity of Scholarship and Leadership." Each remaining semester in the freshman and sophomore years, students will have the opportunity to take honors-sections of university core courses that will have smaller enrollments, be discussion-based and will focus on developing a specialized skill set. In the junior and senior years, students will complete honors capstone projects rooted in undergraduate research or creative work. The program comes with an academic stipend, access to a living-learning community residence hall, service learning and research.

College of the Ozarks

Several local students received awards based on outstanding accomplishments in the areas of academics, work and character at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo.

Jonas Stewart of Bentonville received the flash photo photography award; Mitchell Sanders of Bentonville, the Backus history award; Anna Sharon of Gravette, the Langley-Hiebsch communication arts award; and Joshua Smith of Bella Vista, the engineering patrons scholarship.

McPherson College

Samuel Harris of Bentonville received a spring 2018 honorable mention at McPherson (Kan.) College, with a grade-point average of 3.25 to 3.54.

University of Alabama

Matthew Shultz of Fort Smith, a student at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, will participate in the school's cooperative education program this summer. Shultz will be working at New Flyer of America in Anniston, Ala.

Students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. This program offers work related to the academic major or career interests of each student and experience that enhances the students' employment prospects after graduation.

Troy University

David Guarno of Bentonville is a 2018 graduate of Troy (Ala.) University, with a master of science degree in criminal justice.

NAN Our Town on 06/07/2018

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