Young among University of Tampa graduates


Andrew Young, of Independence, graduated from the University of Tampa on May 9. He received a bachelor of science degree in marine science-biology. The commencement ceremony was completed virtually due to the current COVID-19 emergency.


Hamik graduates from University of Nebraska


Elizabeth Hamik of Lee’s Summit graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln on May 9. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences. The graduation ceremony was held virtually.


Kavanaugh cited for musical abilities


Hannah Kavanaugh, of Independence, is a student at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. At the Honors Convocation, she was awarded the Outstanding Flutist Award.


Two students given Chick-fil-A scholarships


Two local women have been awarded Chick-fil-A scholarships this year:


• Kaylee Adams, a graduate of Truman High School who attends Blue River Community College, plans to complete a B.A. in communications at the University of Central Missouri.


• Madison Clark, who attends Longview Community College, plans to complete a B.A. in creative writing at Oklahoma Baptist University.


Local students graduate from Avila University


Nearly 400 students graduated from Avila University on May 9. Local graduates include:


Blue Springs:


• Autumn Bankes, bachelor of science in nursing.


• Sabrina Fulton, bachelor of science in kinesiology, summa cum laude.


• Michisha Goodrich, bachelor of art in psychology.


• Breeanna Greer, bachelor of science in nursing.


• Ysabella Hartnett, bachelor of science in radiologic science.


• Hana Holder, bachelor of science in health-care management.


• Ambrea Johnson, bachelor of art in human resources.


• Laura Kitchie, bachelor of science in nursing.


• Fa’animo Samana, bachelor of science in criminology and justice studies.


• Lindsey Tremblay, bachelor of art in business administration.


• Andrea Word, master of science in organizational development psychology.


Independence:


• Scott Bower, bachelor of science in business administration, magna cum laude.


• Paige Bunn, bachelor of science in social work.


• Kari Cutler, bachelor of science in biology.


• Angela Driskell, bachelor of science in nursing, cum laude.


* Cassi Dye, master of science in counseling psychology.


• Juan Estepa, master of business administration.


• Elizabeth Eyde, master of arts in education.


• Morgan Griffin, bachelor of science in nursing.


• Heather Jenson, master of science in counseling psychology.


• Roxana Ruiz, master of arts in education.


• Kaitlyn Sampson, master of science in counseling psychology.


• Abbey Simon, bachelor of science in nursing, cum laude.


• Elizabeth Smith, bachelor of science in psychology, magna cum laude.


Lee’s Summit:


• Deborah Mann, master of science in counseling psychology.


• Shonda Soto, bachelor of science in nursing.


– Compiled by Nancy Melton