• LOWELL, Mass. — Melissa Frase of South Tamworth was among a record number of graduates presented with diplomas at commencement exercises for University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Frase received a bachelor of science in degree in Business Administration degree.
UMass Lowell held two commencement ceremonies to accommodate this year's 3,720 graduates, a record number for the ninth consecutive year. UMass Lowell has seen a 50 percent increase in enrollment since 2008.
UMass Lowell is a national research university that offers its 17,500 students bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences.
• HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Kristina DeWitt of Freedom graduated from Centenary University with a bachelor of science degree in equine studies.
The graduating class included 525 undergraduate and graduate students from the main campus in Hackettstown, N.J., and the Centenary College School of Professional Studies learning centers in Parsippany, N.J., and Edison, N.J.
• NORTON, Mass. — Two local students were part of the 2016 graduating class at Wheaton College.
Erin Cotton of Conway graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts in anthropology and creative writing and literature. She is the daughter of Daniel Cotton and Margaret Cotton.
Sean Perley of Jackson graduated with a bachelor of arts in environmental science. He is the son of Daniel Perley and Kimberly Perley.
Wheaton is liberal arts college with a 1,600-member student body drawn from 39 states and 72 countries.
• MILTON, Mass. — Lynn Kearney of Tamworth received a bachelor of arts degree from Curry College at the commencement ceremony in May.
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution with an enrollment of 3,700 students.
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