Austin McNair of Aurora earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He was among about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech's 252nd commencement exercises Dec. 16-17, 2016.

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The following Aurora residents were named to Otterbein University's fall 2016 semester dean's list: Teagan Margaret Amey and Zoe Ann Nietert. A grade-point average of at least 3.6 is needed for the dean's list.

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Cleveland State University's Wash-kewicz College of Engineering has announced that Louise L. Beckstrom of Aurora was named to the dean's list for the fall 2016 semester.

She is a sophomore in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel honors program and is majoring in chemical engineering. She is a 2015 graduate of Aurora High. To be named, students must have a grade-point average of at least 3.5.