Local residents graduate from University of Dayton

DAYTON — A record 1,510 students received undergraduate degrees from the University of Dayton during the spring commencement ceremony Sunday, May 6, in University of Dayton Arena.

Included in the graduation ceremony were locals Seth Bensman, of Sidney, Christian Boehnlein, of Minster, Taylor Borchers, of Russia, Claire Fischer, of Minster, Wesley Hegemann, of Minster, Mackenzie Howell, of New Bremen, Andrew Kramer, of Versailles, Elizabeth Pleiman, of Fort Loramie, Lauren Vanderhorst, of Sidney, and Zachary Wilker, of New Bremen.

The University of Dayton is a top-tier, national, Catholic, research institution. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (the Marianists), UD focuses on educating the whole person, connecting learning with leadership and service.

Through student clubs, campus recreation, education abroad, research, service-learning and career preparation, students are encouraged to engage the world, developing a critical mind and compassionate heart.