Victoria Rae Bartels of Norcross graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on May 23. She received a bachelor's degree in history.

Alexis Branaman of Snellville was named to the 2009 TCU scholar's list for obtaining a 4.0 GPA at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Yuchien Chao of Snellville graduated in May from Boston University. He received a bachelor's degree in hospitality administration.

Christopher William Utley of Lawrenceville was named to the dean's list at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., for the spring 2009 semester.

Yuji Huang of Lawrenceville graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., on June 4. She received a bachelor's degree in politics and east Asian languages and literature.

The following local students were named to the dean's list at Mississippi State University for the spring 2009 semester.

Bridgette C. Krueger of Dacula.

Emily R. Bechtold of Sugar Hill.

Phillip K. Bourquin of Suwanee.

Dominique N. Cue of Lawrenceville was named to the president's list at Mississippi State University for the spring 2009 semester.

The following local students graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.

Emily Caitlin Sheppard, Jonathan J. Fowler and Nancy Elizabeth Rhea all of Duluth.

Melinda Rachel Berganske and Kelly Stillwagon Brooksher, both of Dacula.

Larry Young Jr. of Buford.

Lucas Wayne Griffin of Lawrenceville.

Andrew Peter Bocchino of Norcross.

Katie Michelle Almand and Carole Leigh Miller, both of Snellville.

Morgan Kate Osbaldeston of Norcross graduated from Drew University in Madison, N.J. She received a bachelor's degree.

Nathan Lanning of Lawrenceville graduated from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa.

Alex Brady of Duluth has been named to the dean's list at the University of Vermont. He is a junior business administration major.