Local students graduate from Fort Lewis College

The following local students graduated from Fort Lewis College on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012:

Shea Sena of Cortez, received a Summa Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts with a major in Exercise Science - Exercise Specialist Option.

Kristina Umberger of Dolores received a Summa Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts with a major in Accounting.

Jedidiah Hanson of Mancos received a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology - Environmental & Organismic Biology Option.

Ciara Miesler of Cortez received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology.

Matthew Sturdevant of Cortez received a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology - Environmental & Organismic Biology Option.

Jylissa Tahy of Cortez received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Athletic Training.

Kayla Watkins of Cortez received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English - Writing Option.

Nearly 200 students participated in the December commencement ceremony. The commencement speaker, associate professor of history Jennifer Stollman, encouraged the new graduates that positive change is possible. For more details on the graduation ceremony and the Class of 2012, visit www.fortlewis.edu/senior.