Mercedes Lippert of Oak Ridge and a student at Ithaca College performed at Ithaca College.

Titled "The Exquisite Hour: MusIC of Love and Rapture," the April 29 performance featured the Ithaca College Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Calvin Wiersma, assistant professor of performance studies, and Janet Galvan, professor of performance studies.

Karl Pappacena of Oak Ridge graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in physical education during commencement exercises held May 5 and 6,, at Coastal Carolina University.

More than 1,145 students were candidates for graduation in the ceremonies held at the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center on campus.

Julia Oshea of Oak Ridge was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Oshea was initiated at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.