The following students with ties to Maui County have earned degrees at colleges and universities:
Margaret Madelaine Mahina Hartley of Haiku graduated from the University of San Diego on May 26. Hartley earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies.
Cori M. Friedman of Kihei was among the record number of recipients who earned degrees from the University of Scranton at its post-baccalaureate commencement on May 25. The Jesuit university conferred 65 doctoral degrees in physical therapy and 748 master's degrees at the ceremony held on campus.
Friedman earned a Master of Science degree with a major in educational administration from the Pennsylvania university.
Hailey Rosa Gill, daughter of Margo and Damon and sister of Mariah and Koral Gill, graduated May 17 cum laude from the University of Southern California with a degree in human biology.
Hailey will be pursuing a career in the health sciences. She is a Lahainaluna High School graduate.
Michelle Ashley Wenger of Kihei graduated with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas on May 19. Wenger is a 2006 graduate of Maui High School and the daughter of Karl and Jeannie Wenger of Kihei. She is employed as a personal trainer at the Las Vegas Athletic Club and resides in Henderson, Nev.
Alexandra N. Lee of Lahaina received a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood preschool from the College of Education & Social Services during commencement ceremonies May 19 at the University of Vermont.
Aileen Shiela J. Ferrer graduated from the University of Southern California on May with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences and a minor in psychology. The 2009 Maui High School graduate is the daughter of Orlando and Elvira Ferrer of Kahului. Her siblings are Aes, Orlando Jr., and Allyssa.
The following students graduated from the University of San Diego on May 26.
Michael Thanh Binh Chau of Kahului graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Claire Rose Erin Parrish of Kaunakakai graduated with a bachelor's degree in finance.
The following Maui residents recently graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.
Kody Ganiko of Makawao graduated with a bachelor's degree in art.
Chastity Savella of Makawao graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemistry.
Christopher Fernandez of Pukalani graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology.
Kaily Tamaye of Wailuku graduated with a bachelor's degree in art.
Bailey Massenburg, a King Kekaulike High School alumus, graduated on May 4 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise science from Point Loma Nazarene University in California. She will pursue an entry-level master's degree in nursing from Azusa Pacific University next summer.