Students graduate from Widener University

Students who received degrees from Widener University during commencement ceremonies May 18 included:

Nancy Powell, of Mays Landing, doctor of philosophy degree in nursing.

Jeffrey Smith, of Mays Landing, bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement, and has campuses in Chester, Exton and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del. See

Palermo on dean’s list

Devon Palermo, of Mays Landing, was named to the 2013 spring semester dean’s list at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. To qualify, students must achieve at least a 3.6 semester grade-point average out of a possible 4.0.