Local students graduate from Alma College

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ALMA — Alma College has announced the following students have completed the requirements for their respective degrees, which were conferred in April 2018. Several students also earned graduation honors, awarded in three levels, recognizing outstanding academic achievement.

The highest honor, summa cum laude, is given to students who have achieved a 3.8 grade point average (GPA); magna cum laude honors are awarded to students who have achieved a 3.6 GPA, and cum laude honors require an achievement of 3.4 GPA. In addition to graduate honors, Alma graduates may earn Department Honors by demonstrating superior performance in a particular academic discipline. To receive this award, graduates presented a thesis of honors caliber and achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their major field.

Local students include:

• Tiffany Sindel of Stanwood, received a bachelor of science degree in biology.

• Opal Tafe of Howard City, received a bachelor of science degree in athletic training.

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