Elisabeth Wise, of Eldersburg, graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire, during the commencement ceremony held May 20. Wise earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science, medical and veterinary science.
Casie Miranda Prodoehl graduated from Towson University with a 4.0 GPA. She received the Frances T. Bond Service Award for service in the community, for her work with the Baltimore Refugee Youth Program, an after school English and homework support club for child refugees. She is a graduate of Westminster High School and will be teaching school next year.
Local residents graduated from Clemson University at the May 2017 commencement ceremonies: William C. Tharpe, of Keymar, graduated cum laude with Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering; Jessica L. Batista, of Sykesville, graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor of Science in bioengineering; Victoria Anne Haberman, of Sykesville, graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor of Science in chemistry; Kaila N. Burns-Heffner, of Woodbine, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in sports communication; and Lainey C. Olson, of Woodbine, graduated with Bachelor of Science in management.
The following students received degrees from Juniata College, in Pennsylvania: Eric Michael Olden, of Eldersburg, Bachelor of Science in environmental science, 2012 graduate of Century High School; and Bethany Lee Slaughter, of Mount Airy, Bachelor of Science in environmental science, 2013 graduate of South Carroll High School.
Steven Schmitz, of Mount Airy, graduated from John Carroll University, in Ohio, on May 21 with a Master of Business Administration degree in business.
Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, celebrated its 169th commencement on May 13 with more than 250 students receiving their degrees, including Kyle Armstrong, of Manchester, Bachelor of Arts in history and philosophy; and Mariah Durrant, of Manchester, Bachelor of Science in chemistry.