College briefs


Roetter volunteers over break

BEREA, Ohio — Matthew Roetter of Troy was among 35 compassionate Baldwin Wallace University students who gave up spring break week to make a difference through BW’s Alternative Break service program.

Roetter, a graduate of Troy High School majoring in finance and sport management, volunteered to take part in the alternative break experience in Clarkston, Ga. The outreach focused on human rights and refugee resettlement. Students partnered with Something New, an organization with the goal of providing a week of alternative living that catapults participants into a lifetime of purpose and motivates them to reach their own potential and dreams. The BW sophomore also visited the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. Roetter also served as the trip leader with support from staff adviser Julie Payner.

Swank performs at Findlay

FINDLAY, Ohio — The University of Findlay’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble recently performed “Myths and Legends” for their annual spring concert. The concert featured pieces based on myths and legends of the Greek and Roman empire. Katie Swank of Troy was one of the performers.

UF announces graduates

FINDLAY, Ohio — More than 1100 graduates were recognized for earning degrees from the University of Findlay for the academic year 2016-2017.

Students earning doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s or associate degrees were invited to walk in the University’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 6.

Local students include:

Sarah Blackmore, of Troy, received the following: Master of Occupational Therapy.

Branden Eikenberry, of Union, received the following: Doctor of Pharmacy.

Madison Gioiello, of Tipp City, received the following: Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Biology. Gioiello graduated from the University with the academic designation of magna cum laude.

Connor Harmer, of Tipp City, received the following: Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.

Cody Hogston, of Piqua, received the following: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Kendell Limburg, of Union, received the following: Master of Occupational Therapy.

Brittany Lofton, of Troy, received the following: Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Emily Mikolajewski, of Piqua, received the following: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood. Mikolajewski graduated from the University with the academic designation of summa cum laude.

Sarah Pyers, of Troy, received the following: Bachelor of Science in Health Science.

Marina Snipes, of Laura, received the following: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Cassandra Zerkle, of Tipp City, 45371, received the following: Master of Occupational Therapy.