Graduating from high school is one thing, but to take it a step further and get a college degree is quite the accomplishment. Several local student received a bachelors degree or masters degree in the 2016-2017 school year.

The following students from Dodge City graduated from Newman University:

Herrera Edith, bachelor of science criminal justice; Samuelson Sarah, master of science in education English speakers other lang./C&I; Michelle Voran, master of science in education English speakers other lang./C&I.

The following students from Dodge City graduated from Kansas State University:

Alonso Acevedo, bachelor of science; Joshua Austin, bachelor of science; Cheryl Buckner, master of arts in Teaching; Adrian Cruz, bachelor of science in agriculture; Jennifer Delzeit, bachelor of science; Talia Falcon, bachelor of music education; Kari Keahey, bachelor of fine arts; Janell Klenke, master of arts in teaching; Eleazar Lopez, bachelor of science in electrical engineering; Alejandra Martinez, bachelor of science in construction science and management; Brayden Whitaker, bachelor of music education

Additionally, Jacob Dreiling of Minneola and Taylor Fischer of Wright both graduated from KSU with a bachelor of science in agriculture.

Over at Southeast Missouri State Universitym Sara Doll of Spearville graduated with a master of arts with a major in public history: historic preservation option.

The following students of Dodge City recently graduated from Fort Hayes State University.

Kimberly R. Alarcon, a bachelor of science in psychology; Donna Jean Crockett, master of science in education/library specialist; Chasity June Farr, master of business administration in accounting; Ashley Ann Harris, a bachelor of science in elementary education; Jim Nelson Hernandez, a bachelor of arts in information networking and telecommunications; Brandy Christine Huff, bachelor of science in elementary education; Kathryn Grace Jones, a master of science in education; Andrea Nicole Martinez, a master of science in psychology; Hannah Elizabeth Mazza, bachelor of arts in psychology and a bachelor of arts in justice studies; Luis David Montelongo, master of business administration; Janelyn Raye Nichols, bachelor of science in agricultural business; Angelica R. Perez, a bachelor of arts in psychology; Eva Rodriguez, a bachelor of science in elementary education; Perla Sugey Salazar, a master of science in education; Megan Alexandra Stein, a bachelor of science in nursing; Jacob Charles Thomas, a bachelor of science in biology.

The following students of Ford graduated from FHSU:

Madison Lane Klusman, a bachelor of general studies; Taylor Ann Stout, a bachelor of science in athletic training.

The following students of Spearville graduated from FHSU:

Melissa Dawn Barnett, a bachelor of science in elementary education; Katherine Mary Rabe, a bachelor of science in nursing; Elle Nicole Stein, a bachelor of science in mathematics and a bachelor of science in secondary education.

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