Local college students graduate

Oregon State University held its 142nd annual commencement on Saturday, June 11, with the largest graduating class in its history, more than 4,600 students, at Reser Stadium.

OSU graduates are from every county in Oregon, and from almost every state in the country, as well as from 48 different nations.

University officials said 4,619 students received 4,815 degrees. Graduate degrees awarded included 735 masters, 172 Ph.D.s, and 141 professional degrees (92 doctors of pharmacy, 49 doctors of veterinary medicine).

Commencement speaker was Jon DeVaan, an OSU graduate whose 25-year career at Microsoft includes managing the engineering team responsible for the architecture of Microsoft Windows.

2011 OSU graduates listing Sweet Home-area addresses include: Ole D. Bond, bachelor of science, mechanical engineering; Malcolm O. Brown, master of science, industrial engineering; Emily Y. Chudek, doctor of pharmacy, pharmacy, doctor of pharmacy (four-year); Colton H. Cooley, bachelor of science, forest operations management; Myles S. Crain, master of science, mathematics; Sarah N. Easterly, bachelor of science, biology; Cielo A. Ibarra, bachelor of science, merchandising management; Kelsey M. Jensen, bachelor of science, animal sciences; Caleb S. Leonard, bachelor of science, political science; Jason L. Long, bachelor of arts, liberal studies; Mark M. MacNeil, bachelor of science, Summa Cum Laude, liberal studies; Logan J. Micklewright, bachelor of science, computer science; ShaGone D. Moore, bachelor of science, business administration; Melissa L. Reynolds, bachelor of science, psychology; Natalie D. Reynolds, bachelor of science, liberal studies; Cynthia L. Rice, bachelor of science, Summa Cum Laude, liberal studies.

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Western Oregon University’s Commencement was held Saturday, June 11.

Franklin Coulter, the only student listing a Sweet Home address, graduated with a master of science degree in education.