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Area students earn degrees
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Lander University conferred degrees upon 182 graduates including several from Kershaw County at the university’s spring commencement ceremonies in December. Brig. Gen. Darlene M. Goff, a Lander University graduate and the first woman promoted to general in the history of the S.C. Army National Guard, delivered the keynote address to a full house at Lander’s Horne Arena.

Local students, their degrees and majors are the following: Latanya Lynn Brown of Lugoff, Bachelor of Science, Visual Arts; Kelsey Elizabeth Coutsos of Lugoff, Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science; and Amy McGaha West of Camden, Bachelor of Science, Nursing.

Coutsos was also the recipient of Lander’s Golden L award, which is given to students who have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 in the last 60 hours of instruction through the university.