More colleges and universities across the state and country have recognized their academic best in the past week, releasing the names of students on honor rolls and Dean's Lists from the fall semester.

A number of local students were recently named to the Dean's List at their respective schools.

Missouri Southern State University -- Jaycee Lee, Kalli Bolger, Kelsey Martin, Melanie Crider and Paige Carr (Aurora), Rachel Mitts (Marionville), Griffen Heller, Noel French and Tera McGehee (Verona) Milliken University -- Logan Bader (Aurora) Wichita State University -- Kallie J. Provost (Aurora)

Students have also recently graduated from various universities and colleges following the fall semester, including:

Grantham University -- Willden Masuch (Shell Knob)