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Local students honored — July 22

Local cadets graduate from the Citadel

CHARLESTON — More than 560 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets accepted diplomas during The Citadel’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8, in McAlister Field House. In addition to graduating, about 27% of the class accepted commissions as U.S. military officers in all branches of service.

Local graduates include:

• Jonathan Jarrett of Mocksville with a bachelor’s degree in intelligence and security studies

• John Sprinkle of Winston-Salem with a bachelor’s degree in history

• Grant Daniel of Clemmons with a bachelor’s degree in business administration — accounting

• John O’Brien of Winston-Salem with a bachelor’s degree in business administration

• Charles Marsh of Lewisville with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering

Graduates accepted their diploma from President of The Citadel Gen. Glenn W. Walters, USMC (Ret.), Class of 1979.

Smith graduates from RIT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Richard Smith of Clemmons graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with an master’s degree in business administration-online executive.

Some 4,000 degrees were conferred in the 2020-2021 academic year at all of RIT’s campuses. Due to New York state COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, commencement was celebrated May 14-15 in smaller ceremonies by college and were live-streamed for graduates’ family and friends.