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Wake Forest grads
The following area students graduated May 21 from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem:
Albemarle: Sarah Catherine Knight, magna cum laude, bachelor of science in biology; Gregory Charles Seltzer, bachelor of arts in history.
Kannapolis: Jennifer Lauren Lubbeck, bachelor of science in chemistry.
Landis: Ronald Lee Turbyfill, magna cum laude, bachelor of arts in history.
Lexington: Amber Louise Byerly, master of arts in English; Cassie Lea Cox, bachelor of arts in religion; Dwayne David Kinney, bachelor of arts in political science and Spanish; Sotia Lim Seng, cum laude, bachelor of arts in studio art;
Mocksville: Heather Renee Patton, cum laude, bachelor of arts in Spanish; Emily Drew Taylor, bachelor of arts in studio art.
Mooresville: Jennifer Lauren Hester, bachelor of arts in political science and Spanish; Adrian Jason Singerman, cum laude, bachelor of arts in Spanish; Kathryn M. Wallace, bachelor of arts in communication and French.
Salisbury: David Ross McCanless, cum laude, bachelor of arts in religion and classical studies.
High Point graduate
April Shannon Kesler of Linwood is a May 5 graduate of High Point University. She received a bachelor of science degree in interior design.
Kesler was also named to High Point’s spring semester dean’s list for earning a 3.5 or higher grade-point average.
Elon graduates
The following area students are May 19 graduates of Elon University:
Lexington: Robert Alston Team III, son of Robert and Katherine Team , bachelor of science in business administration.
Mocksville: Gwendolyn Elizabeth Turner, daughter of Kirk and Jennifer Turner, bachelor of science in biology and environmental studies.
Rockwell: Scott Miller Croner, son of Earl and Linda Croner, bachelor of science in accounting.
Salisbury: Kristina Nicole Brown, daughter of Paul and Melissa Brown, bachelor of science in biology; Andrew Justin Davis, son of Gary and Paula Davis, bachelor of science in business administration.
Wingate graduates
Two Rowan County students are May 12 graduates of Wingate University.
Joshua Steve Benton of Gold Hill received a bachelor of science degree. He is the son of Brice and Rose Benton.
Mark Alan Rollins of Salisbury received a bachelor of science degree. He is the son of Russel Rollins and Patrice Wilhite.
Catawba graduate
James Andrew Howe is a May 12 magna cum laude graduate of Catawba College. He received a bachelor of arts degree in music education.
At Catawba, Howe was the recipient of a First Family Scholarship. He was a member of Alpha Chi academic honor society, Kappa Delta Phi honor society in teacher education, Order of Blue & White, Catawba Student Court and Catawba Community Band.
The 2003 honor graduate of North Rowan High School plans to teach band/music. He is the son of Wyna and Keith Howe of Salisbury.

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