•Grove City College announced Alyssa Ward of North Tonawanda was awarded a bachelor of arts in communication studies and Spanish at its May commencement. Ward was also named to the college’s dean’s list with high distinction for the spring 2021 semester. Students eligible for the dean's list with high distinction carry a grade-point average of 3.85 to 4.0.
Ward is a 2017 graduate of Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School and is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Arthur Ward (Kathleen) from North Tonawanda.
•Clarkson University awarded nearly 750 bachelor, master and doctoral degrees to students from 26 states, 19 countries and 52 New York state counties at its commencement in May. This ceremony also recognized the 280 graduates from August and December 2020.
These include Julianna Lynn Major of Grand Island, who earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering; Isabelle Madeline Steiner of Youngstown, a bachelor of science with distinction in chemical engineering, mathematics minor; and Stephen Michael Dillon of Youngstown, a bachelor of science in computer engineering, and electrical engineering minor.
•The University of Scranton announced two North Tonawanda residents were among those awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees at its May 23 commencement.
Joseph M. Fose earned a Master of Science degree in chemistry. Abigail C. Skakal received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.