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Locals graduate

Kingsburg residents who recently graduated from Fresno Pacific University include, from left: Adriana Quiroz, Vinnie Watkins and Julie Wright. Not pictured is Monica Garcia.

KINGSBURG – Four Kingsburg residents recently graduated from Fresno Pacific University, officials at the private Christian school announced.

Monica Garcia, Adriana Quiroz, Vinnie Watkins and Julie Wright were among 487 graduates at the Dec. 16 ceremony which took place at the Selland Arena in Fresno.

Garcia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice. Quiroz earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in business management. Watkins earned his Bachelor of Arts in business management and graduated magna cum laude, or with high honors. Wright earned her Bachelor of Arts in social work.

The ceremony honored 344 in the bachelor’s degree completion program, 73 master’s candidates and 70 graduates of the traditional bachelor’s degree program. The commencement address was given by FPU President Emeritus D. Merrill Ewert.

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