A number of local students were recently named to their respective universities' Dean's Lists after completing the most recent semester.

On the Dean's List at Missouri Southern State University, with a GPA of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale were:

Ashlyn Hilton, Aurora Griffen Heller, Verona Ryan P. Jennings, Verona

Students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher to be named to the Dean's List at Drury University evening school were:

Alexandra Zinn, Aurora Rachel Baker, Marionville Amanda Biers, Marionville Oscar Avila, Verona Reyna Avila, Verona Brenda Lopez, Verona Bryan Wilson, Verona

Receiving Dean's List honors for achieving a GPA of 3.5-3.99 at the University of Central Missouri was:

Alexandrea Bodenhamer, Aurora

Graduation

Leanne Nicole Cope of Aurora recently participated in graduation ceremonies at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Cope received a Master of Science degree in biological sciences.