ATCHINSON -- Benedictine College announces the dean's list for the fall 2013 semester.

Any full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 hours and a grade-point average of 3.5 to 3.9 is named to the list.

Of the 1,742 full-time undergraduate students at the college, 469 made the list this semester.

Area students include:

* Andrew Allen, Hays.

* Kendra Engelbert, Norton.

* Luke Friess, Hoxie.

* Shaelyn Klaus, Hays.

* Naomi Reeh, McDonald.

* Cody Sherlock, St. Francis.

* Mary Ellen Wagoner, Hays.

* Joni Weber, Oakley.

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BALDWIN CITY -- Nearly 600 undergraduate, graduate and nursing students at Baker University received their degrees during commencement ceremonies Dec. 14 and 15 at the Collins Center.

Local graduates include Gayle Donaldson, formerly of Hays, who earned a master of business administration degree.

Baker, the first university in Kansas, has been listed among the top schools in the Midwest in the annual college rankings by U.S. News & World Report, and selected as a top Midwest school by the Princeton Review.