The following local residents were among 369 students receiving degrees from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls following commencement in December. Bachelor's degrees were awarded to 330 undergraduates, while 39 students received master's degrees.

Founded in 1874, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is located in a scenic community just 30 miles from downtown St. Paul. UW-River Falls students are empowered, beginning in their first semester, to participate in groundbreaking research, global travel and collaborative learning with award-winning and caring faculty. This commitment to academic excellence has led to UW-River Falls consistently being named a Best College in the Midwest.

HOMETOWN, STATE; ZIP CODE, NAME, DEGREE, MAJOR, HONORS (if listed)

Baldwin, WI

54002, Laura Fern-Weber, Bachelor of Science, English, Cum Laude

Hammond, WI

54015, Ksenia Carpenter, Master of Science - Education, Elementary Education

54015, Tiffany Lissick, Bachelor of Science, Biology

54015, Samantha Mackenburg, Bachelor of Science, Dairy Science

54015, Cassandra Schuette, Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts

Woodville, WI

54028, Gabrielle Chapin, Associate of Science, Associate of Science

54028, Aaron Larson, Bachelor of Science, Health & Human Performance

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