The following Aurora residents received degrees from Kent State University recently:

Hessah Alqahtani, master of arts; Kristy Palmeri and Lynne Sojda, master of education; Richard Schultz, master of business administration; Maetinee Loparo, master of sceience in nursing; Bryan Kelly, master of arts in teaching; Richard Funk, master of public health.

Peter Boehm, Melissa Hanus (summa cum laude), Tuesday Slomovitz, Sarah Smith, Matthew Weaver and Kevin Whalen, bachelor of science; Kent Green, Lindsay Kaplan (magna cum laude), Ryan Lind (cum laude), Nicolle Kovacs (cum laude), Donald Mirolli (cum laude) and Evguenia Panasyuk (cum laude), bachelor of arts.

Abigail Bruder, bachelor of science in nursing; Stephen Habbyshaw, bachelor of science in education; Antoninette Halaka, Navraj Sandhu (magna cum laude) and Michael Luecht (cum laude), bachelor of business administration; Mark Korosec, associate of arts; Myrlin Persaud-Polk, associate of applied science.

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Three students from Aurora were among 585 who received degrees during commencement exercises May 17 at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Delivering this year's address was former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

Nicholas Finelli graduated with a bachelor of science degree in marketing management. He is a 2010 graduate of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy and is the son of Angelo and Laureann Finelli.

Kevin Twarek graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business management. He is a 2007 graduate of Aurora High School.

Ben Jubell graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. He is a 2010 graduate of Aurora High School and is the son of William and Elizabeth Jubell.

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Halle K. Donoho, who is enrolled in health studies at Utica College in Utica, N.Y. was named to the spring 2014 dean's list with a grade-point average of at least 3.4.

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Claire Ober of Aurora was named to the dean's list for the spring 2014 semester at

Wittenberg University in Spring-field. She maintained at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

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The following Aurora students are among recent graduates of Baldwin Wallace University: Caitlin Houlahan, bachelor of music; Brooke Hradisky (summa cum laude), bachelor of arts; Erin Scharler, master of business administration; and Melanie Walkush, master of arts in education.