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Locals Graduate From Oregon State University

CORVALLIS — Oregon State University held its 147th commencement on Saturday in Reser Stadium.

OSU is one of the few large universities in the nation to hand out students’ actual diplomas during the commencement ceremony.

The commencement speaker was Juan Felipe Herrera, a social activist and the first Mexican American to hold the position of United States Poet Laureate. The son of migrant farmers in California, Herrera is the author of 30 books, including collections of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and children’s books.

The following local students received their degrees:

Dallas: Tyler D. Aldrich, Bachelor of Science, athletic training; Callie A. Anderson, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, graphic design; Robert B. Boquist, Bachelor of Science, kinesiology; Niccolle L. Breeden, Bachelor of Science, botany; Madeline F. Brost-Turner, Bachelor of Science, microbiology.

Jourdan R. Cortez, Bachelor of Arts, digital communication arts; Corey J. Crook, Bachelor of Science, psychology; Matthew T. Dimick, Bachelor of Science, forest management; Natalie N. Eriksen, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, psychology; Josefa Gonzales, Bachelor of Science, apparel design.

David W. Gorden, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, management; Kayla E. Grzybowski, Doctor of Pharmacy, pharmacy, doctor of pharmacy (four-year); Thomas W. Guffey, Bachelor of Science, civil engineering; Elaine M. Lozier, Bachelor of Science, public health; Malena G. Mitchell, Bachelor of Arts, music.

Samuel J. Monroe, Bachelor of Science, mechanical engineering; Sage C. Reed, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, psychology; Alyson N. Steckley, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, human development and family sciences; Logan G. Stewart, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, electrical and computer engineering; Anthony M. Tallon, Bachelor of Science, exercise and sport science.

Zacheriah A. Tucker, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, psychology; Joshua D. Villwock, Bachelor of Science, computer science; Mychal P. Westendorf, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, forest engineering; April L. Whitney, Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies, speech communication; Louisa G. Woodworth, Bachelor of Science, speech communication.

Grand Ronde: Amy D. Hyatt, Bachelor of Science, human development and family sciences.

Independence: Mayela Y. Bocanegra-Guerrero, Bachelor of Science, management; Steven T. Hill, Master of Science, computer science; Kitty A. Hjelmberg, Bachelor of Science, animal sciences; Emma J. Miller, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, agricultural sciences; Angela B. Mosieur, Bachelor of Science, forest engineering.

Jose A. Oliveros, master’s of public health; Luis A. Oronia, Bachelor of Science, renewable materials; Raechel I. Shaffer, Bachelor of Science, sociology; Jeffrey T. Sprenger, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, mechanical engineering; Andrew M. Tanner, master’s of public policy.

Jose S. Trujillo, Bachelor of Science, psychology; Aleah R. Wright, Bachelor of Science, public health.

Monmouth: Erica B. Brown, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, biohealth sciences; Jessica N. Chance, Bachelor of Science, food science and technology; James M. Dolciamore, Master of Natural Resources, natural resources; Paul A. Falling, Bachelor of Science, computer science; Julia M. Gabriels, Bachelor of Science, chemistry.

Natalie J. Gordon, Bachelor of Arts, sociology; Jamie C. Hansberry, Bachelor of Science, finance, Bachelor of Science, business information systems; Monique L. LaFond, Bachelor of Science, business administration, Bachelor of Science, management; Collin J. McCandless, Bachelor of Science, fisheries and wildlife sciences; Joshua P. Morris, Bachelor of Science, chemical engineering.

Benjamin E. Petersen, Honors Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, history; Kristty Polanco Castillo, Master of Public Health, public health; Emily G. Rogers, Bachelor of Science, animal sciences; Jack D. Rout, Bachelor of Science, psychology; Amy B. Tzou, Doctor of Pharmacy, pharmacy, (four-year); John D. Welch, Master of Science, kinesiology.

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