Almost 700 students recently graduated during Gardner- Webb University's 2012 spring commencement exercises. Graduates from the local region included the following:
— Evan Moffitt of Franklin, who graduated with a BS degree in Chemistry. She also made the Dean's List for the Spring 2012 semester. The Dean's List honors those outstanding students who maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 or above. This recognition is the semester's highest academic honor.
— Jessica Dryman of Scaly Mountain, N.C., who graduated with a BSN degree in Nursing.
Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner- Webb University seeks a higher ground in higher education – one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, balances conviction with compassion, and inspires in students a love of learning, service and leadership.