Two locals graduate from Wofford College

SPARTANBURG, SC — Wofford College conferred 364 degrees on 350 graduates during the 2021 Commencement exercises on May 16, according to a report from the school, and two of them have local ties.

Lydia Elise Patience Mead, of Waxhaw, NC, received a bachelor of science degree majoring in biology, magna cum laude; and Jeffrey Scott Wallace Jr., of Matthews, NC, received a bachelor of science degree majoring in biology, cum laude.

Five locals graduate from U. of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, AL — The University of Alabama awarded 5,860 degrees during its spring commencement ceremonies April 30-May 2, according to a report from the school, and five of them have local ties.

Among the graduates were: Jacob Butler of Matthews, NC, earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; Alyssa Gutierrez of Matthews, NC, earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology; Lauren Helmers of Waxhaw, NC, earned a Master of Science; Alexandra Morrissey of Matthews, NC, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Information Sciences; Callie Smith of Waxhaw, NC, earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences.

Collins graduates from UNG

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — For the spring 2021 semester, the University of North Georgia awarded more than 1,600 degrees and certificates to graduates. More than 1,100 participated in the spring 2021 commencement ceremonies May 8-9 at the Convocation Center on UNG’s Dahlonega Campus.

Among the graduates was Michael Collins of Waxhaw, NC, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, according to a report from the school.

Jenkins graduates from Cedarville University

CEDARVILLE, Ohio — Rebekah Jenkins from Waxhaw, NC, graduated from Cedarville University on the weekend of April 30 — May 1 with a Bachelor of Arts Visual Communication Design, according to a report from the school.

Horne graduates from Jacksonville State University

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — Charles Horne, of Monroe, NC, graduated from Jacksonville State University in May with a degree in Emergency Management, according to a report from the school.