■ Elizabeth Bowen of Montrose was named to the spring 2019 semester dean's list at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina.

■ McKenna Raimer of Grand Junction was named to the spring 2019 semester dean's list at University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

■ Area students graduated last month from University of Northern Colorado in Greeley: Yaneli Morales of Delta earned a bachelor's degree in psychology; Kasi Ritter of Fruita earned a master's degree in special education; Joshua Parsons of Hotchkiss, a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in communication studies; Laura Harju of New Castle, a bachelor's degree in dietetics, summa cum laude; Taylor Plymale of Paonia, a bachelor's degree in sport and exercise science; Jessica Chavez of Rifle, a bachelor's degree in psychology and Kaitlyn Detlefsen of Silt, a bachelor's degree in sport and exercise science, magna cum laude.

Students from Grand Junction who earned degrees are Taylor Kochevar, bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies; Allen Adair, bachelor's degree in music; Erika Caton, master's degree in dietetics; Nayeli Contreras-Rocha, bachelor's degree in political science, upper division honors; Zoe Martsolf, bachelor's degree in criminal justice; Samantha Melchor, bachelor's degree in audiology and speech-language sciences; and Dessa Melia, master's degree in educational leadership.

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