PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville awarded diplomas to approximately 550 graduates after the fall 2017 semester.

Local students earning their diplomas are:

Albany, Illinois: Billie Conner, Environmental Engineering.

Bryant: Emily Buech, Agricultural Education.

Clinton: Brett Costello, Biology.

Lanark, Illinois: Devin Steen, Business Administration and Industrial Technology Management.

Mount Carroll, Illinois: Allen Piper, Industrial Engineering.

Savanna, Illinois: Karley Metz, Agricultural Business and Soil and Crop Science; and Charlotte Thomas, Elementary Education.

Sterling, Illinois: Gavin Jensen, Media Studies.

Local students earn 4.0 GPA at Drake

DES MOINES — The following local students have been named to the President’s List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the Fall 2017 semester at Drake.

Local students on the list include:

Bellevue: Robert Schroeder.

Clinton: Megan Goetzl.

DeWitt: Michelle Gereau.

Sterling, Illinois: Ellen Reter and Jacob Reynolds.