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India DeeAnn Farr of Lake Dallas earned a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education from Oklahoma Christian University in December.

Oklahoma Christian honored 166 graduates at its winter commencement ceremonies Dec. 14 and 15.

Oklahoma Christian presented degrees to 90 undergraduate candidates from 35 majors and to 76 master’s degree candidates from 14 areas of study.

The university offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 60 undergraduate majors, plus master’s degrees in business administration, engineering, divinity and ministry.

Austin College sophomore Christopher Burke of Denton will travel to Washington, D.C., in March to participate in a nationwide conference and final essay competition hosted by the German Embassy. He is completing a degree in political science with a minor in German.

The conference and essay competitions are the culmination of the 2012-13 interdisciplinary campaign “Think Transatlantic: United States and Germany in the 21st Century,” sponsored by the embassy and involving partnerships with 30 colleges and universities around the U.S.

Austin College activities included an essay competition, which Burke won with his essay, “Immigration and Integration: A Comparative Study of American and German Immigration Policy.”

Olivia Chapman, a pre-nursing sophomore from Shady Shores, was selected to the Texas Tech University president’s list in fall 2012.

The president’s list is an honor given to students who maintain a 4.0 GPA with 12 or more hours in a semester.

Arturo Guerrero III of Sanger earned an associate in arts from Iowa Lakes Community College in the fall.

Several local students were named to president’s honor roll at Sam Houston State University for fall 2012.

Local students include Kaylee Lynne Brazeel of Argyle, Katelyn Frances Pearson of Denton, Olivia Danielle Boyna of Little Elm and Haleigh Michelle Ceballos of Sanger.

The honor rollis composed of full-time undergraduate students who achieve a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the semester.

Several local students were named to the dean’s list at Sam Houston State University for fall 2012.

Local students include Saige Archer of Argyle, Kaylee Brazeel of Argyle, Ruth Becerra of Denton, Valerie Coronado of Denton, Dominic Kelley of Denton, Katelyn Pearson of Denton, Olivia Boyna of Little Elm and Haleigh Ceballos of Sanger.

The dean’s list at Sam Houston State University, in Huntsville, is composed of full-time undergraduate students who achieve a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for the semester.