On Saturday, May 11, on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) campus quadrangle, 1,019 bachelor's degrees were awarded during the university's 151st commencement ceremony. Kelly Borden of Livermore, was awarded a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering.

Nearly 1,500 undergraduate students were awarded degrees in disciplines ranging from the sciences and engineering to the humanities and fine arts during Tufts University's annual commencement.

The graduates from the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering included:

Nikita Raina of Pleasanton with a degree in Biology (BS),

Karan Rai of Pleasanton with a degree in Computer Science (BSCS),

Sobhon Khairy of Dublin with a degree in International Relations (BA).

Tufts University recently announced the dean's list for the Spring 2019 semester.

Among students earning dean's list honors are: Sofia Molina (Sophomore), of Pleasanton and Nikita Raina (Senior), of Pleasanton. Dean's list honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.

Rachel Son of Dublin, CA graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics degree with a major in Accounting and Business Information Systems with Honors from Lehigh University in Spring 2019.

Oklahoma City University announced that Michelle Koth of Pleasanton, CA has been named to the Spring 2019 Dean's Honor Roll. Dean's Honor Roll status is awarded to students who successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Joshua Allen of Livermore earned a master's degree from Georgia State University during the Spring 2019 semester. The university conferred degrees during its 104th commencement ceremonies in May.

Bryce Fan, of Pleasanton, has been named to the Dean's List at Hamilton College for the 2019 spring semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must have carried throughout the semester a course load of four or more graded credits with an average of 3.5 or above. Fan, a rising senior majoring in Chinese and government, is a graduate of Foothill High School.

A total of 11,406 students enrolled during the 2019 spring term at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean's List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President's List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A's).

Among the students are: Daniella Sacca of Dublin, Dean's List. Deema Afana of Livermore, Dean's List. Margaret McIntyre of Livermore, Dean's List. Jarrett Powell of Livermore, Dean's List. Andrew Turner of Livermore, Dean's List. April Turner of Livermore, Dean's List. Michael Northcraft of Pleasanton, Dean's List.

The following students graduated from Azusa Pacific University on Sat., May 4, 2019, among approximately 1,778 graduates at the Spring commencement ceremonies.

Pleasanton resident Allison Nickel graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts.

Livermore resident Sabrina Downey graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Livermore resident Jenna Thompson graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Pleasanton resident Angelique Low graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts.

Livermore resident Matthew Proetel graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts.

The University of Alabama awarded some 5,716 degrees during its spring commencement May 3-5.

Among the recipients are:

Alain Armand DeSaix of Dublin, Bachelor of Arts.

Catherine Disston Fay of Dublin, Bachelor of Science.

Athrreyaa Ganesh Kumar Ram of Dublin, Bachelor of Science in Microbiology.

The following local students recently graduated from Bellevue University:

Celeste Joplin of Livermore received a Master of Science in Security Management.

Justin Battle of Dublin rreceived a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity.

Shannon Leung of Dublin received a Bachelor of Science in Professional Psychology.

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 257th Commencement exercises on May 3-4, 2019, at the McCamish Pavilion.

Anthony Bielecki of Livermore (94550) - Master of Science in Computer Science

Mohanraj Krishnaraj of Pleasanton - Master of Science in Computer Science

Matthew Larocca of Dublin - Master of Science in Computer Science

Fermin Ordaz of Pleasanton - Master of Science in Computer Science

Akshay Salpekar of Pleasanton - Master of Science in Computer Science

Prasad Sharanabasawa of Pleasanton - Master of Science in Computer Science

Ramya Swaminathan of Dublin - Master of Science in Computer Science

Wenwei Xu of Dublin - Master of Science in Computer Science

More than 5,700 students at the University of Iowa were named to the UI's Dean's List for the spring 2019 semester.

Wesley Estrada of Dublin, (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Samantha Schwartz of Livermore, (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

More than 4,800 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at the University of Iowa recently participated in graduation ceremonies including Wesley Estrada of Dublin and Samantha Schwartz of Livermore.

Local students have been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the spring 2019 semester. They are:

Madison P. Duval of Pleasanton, whose major is Language and International Health

Morgan A. Fiske of Pleasanton, whose major is Accounting

Amanda Lynn McKenzie of Pleasanton, whose major is Marketing

To be named to the President's List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

Kelly Brown, a Business Administration major from Pleasanton, was named to the Dean's List at Saint Francis University. Brown was among the more than 750 students who earned a spot on the Honors Lists for the spring 2019 semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must earn a minimum quality point average of 3.500 on 12 or more credits during a single semester, with no continuing or incomplete grades.

Molly Lindsey of Livermore graduated from the University of San Diego on May 26. Lindsey earned a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities. Lindsey participated in the university's Honors Program.

Kaidyn McClure of Pleasanton graduated from the University of San Diego on May 26. McClure earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing and graduated magna cum laude.

James Moore of Pleasanton graduated from the University of San Diego on May 26. Moore earned a bachelor's degree in Finance.

Alexis Venema of Pleasanton graduated from the University of San Diego on May 26. Venema earned a bachelor's degree in Economics.

Sidney Williams of Livermore graduated from the University of San Diego on May 26. Williams earned a bachelor's degree in Environmental & Ocean Sciences and graduated cum laude.

More than 4,800 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at the University of Iowa recently participated in graduation ceremonies.

Wesley Estrada of Dublin: BA-Biology

Samantha Schwartz of Livermore: BA-English and Creative Writing

Christina Allen of Livermore, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Allen was initiated at San Jose State University.

Three Livermore residents have recently been named to the Dean's List at Boston University for the Spring semester. Students recognized for this honor include: Samuel R. DeCosta, Valerie Garcia, Victoria L. Tam.

Each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the Dean's List, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as well as a full course load as a full time student.

Rachel Becker of Pleasanton has been named to the Deans' List/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year. Becker, a senior advertising and public relations major, was named to the Dean's List for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Hofstra University announced students named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List for their outstanding academic achievement. Students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 during the semester to make the Dean's List. On the list is Catherine DeGuzman of Dublin. 

The University of Hartford announced that Eve Schiano of Pleasanton has been named to its Dean's List for Spring 2019. 

Lauren Stover of Pleasanton, was named to the Dean's List at Muhlenberg College for the Spring 2019 semester. Students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for this academic achievement.

Anh Nguyen from Pleasanton was among the students named to Augustana College's 2019 spring term Dean's List.

Cindy Wang was named to the Miami University spring 2019 president's list. Wang, from Pleasanton, is majoring in Music Performance, Psychology. Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2018-19 have been named to the president's list recognizing academic excellence.