The University of Nebraska-Lincoln granted degrees to about 775 students at commencement exercises Friday and today. Graduate and professional degrees were conferred Friday and bachelor's degrees today.
The ceremonies were the first events conducted in Lincoln's new 15,000-seat Pinnacle Bank Arena. The graduates are from 34 states and 24 countries.
Following is a list of students receiving bachelor's degrees with distinction. They are listed by state and hometown.
WITH HIGHEST DISTINCTION
• Nebraska: North Loup, Kayla Abel.
• Elsewhere: Shengzhou, China, Yuji Shao.
WITH HIGH DISTINCTION
• Nebraska: Bellevue, Lance Johnson, Roger Carlson, Nathan Hoeckelman, Jeffrey Sheets; Omaha, Joseph Laughlin; Scottsbluff, Joseph Kozal.
• Elsewhere: Lawson, Mo., Caitlin Lyon; Malvern, Pa., Sean O'Brien; Ichihara-Shi, Japan, Takuya Wakamatsu.
• Nebraska: Bellevue, Audrey Swanson; Bennington, Lindsay Grove; Columbus, Anastasia Czarnick; Lincoln, Joshua Christolear, Stephen Luebker, Megan Ramey; McCook, Shane Wallen.
• Elsewhere: Arlington, Texas, Jordan Oddo; Suzhou, China, Xing Pan.