Local students graduate from college

HANCOCK COUNTY — Universities around the country celebrated commencement, and several local residents were among those graduating. 

Joshua George of Greenfield earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville, majoring in business administration in finance. 

Aaron Pfeifer of New Palestine earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. 

Five students recently graduated from Trine University in Angola. They were: Patrick Butler of Pendleton, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in design engineering technology; Luke Fimreite of McCordsville, who graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business administration; Brandon Lockart of Greenfield, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science; Christopher Short of McCordsville, who graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, and; Steffan Slick of Pendleton, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in design engineering technology.

Three county students graduated from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. They were: Michelle Baker of Fortville, with a bachelor’s degree in education and health sciences; Riley Weber of McCordsville, with a bachelor’s degree in education and health sciences; and Sonya Napariu of New Palestine, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. 

Eleven county students graduated from Anderson University. They are, from Greenfield: Kathryn Brock, Alyssa Cummings, Samantha Frazier, Amanda Glaze, Michaela Hurd, Courtney Miller and Whitney Smith; and, from Fortville, Ashley Forsythe, Katelyn Kelty, Jaron Sidwell and Kayla Wagner. 

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Rorye Hatcher is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at ​317-477-3211 or rhatcher@greenfieldreporter.com.