The following area students were among 1,200 students who graduated from Mesa State College in Grand Junction on Sunday, May 15, according to a written statement from Mesa State.
The following students from Cortez graduated with the following degrees: Amy Desserich, graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration; Kelsi Hicks graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Page Merrifield graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts; Whitney Tibbits graduated With High Distinction with an Associate of Applied Science; Whitney Tibbits graduated with a Certificate; Darren Wayman graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts.
Both from Dolores, Brady Blackmer graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science; and Kimberly Unsworth graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.
Hanah Noland of Mancos graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Students who received associate degrees with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 to 3.74 graduated with distinction. Those with a GPA of 3.75 to 4.00 graduated with high distinction.
Students who received a bachelor degree with a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 graduated cum laude. Those with a GPA of 3.75 to 3.89 graduated magna cum laude. Those with a GPA of 3.90 to 4.00 graduated summa cum laude.
Founded in 1925, Mesa State College is a comprehensive regional public higher education institution offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the masters, bachelors, associate, and certificate levels. Mesa State has an enrollment of more than 8,000 students. The colleges focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to workforce demands. Mesa State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.