Two Edgerton residents earned bachelor’s degrees from Baker University in May. Emily Chmidling and Ryan Highfill both earned Bachelor of Science degrees from Baker’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Founded in 1858, Baker was the first four-year university in the state. The school serves 4,000 students through the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education in Baldwin City; the School of Nursing in Topeka; the School of Professional and Graduate Studies in Overland Park, Kan.; Topeka, Kan.; Wichita, Kan.; and North Kansas City, Mo.; and Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and the School of Education in Overland Park.
Bryan Emmerich, Spring Hill, graduated from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo., on May 8 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
More than 1,000 students met their graduation requirements and were eligible to participate in the ceremonies.

Founded in 1871, University of Central Missouri is a comprehensive regional university which offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate programs for more than 10,000 students.