Community News and Notes for June 4

News and Notes

Besse earns from University of Northern Colorado

Kyla Besse of Soldotna has received a degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, during spring 2017 commencement ceremonies May 5-6. Besse earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services.

Lansing completes dental degree

Joshua Lansing of Soldotna has earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Midwestern University of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. A 2005 graduate of Skyview High School in Soldotna, Lansing is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lansing Sr. of Soldotna.

Dr. Lansing plans to join a dental practice in Spokane, Washington this summer.

Westerman graduates from Wesleyan University

On May 28, Heidi Westerman of Kenai graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, with a BA degree in Biology and Neuroscience &Behavior.

Mucha a UW-Green Bay graduate

Bree Mucha of Soldotna has earned her degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Commencement ceremonies were May 13. Mucha’s major was Democracy &Justice Studies.

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