Emily Broughton, daughter of Jim and Tammy Broughton of Lewisburg, is participating in a cross-cultural experience in Iceland, May 6-21.
She and other Bluffton students will explore the political history of Iceland, an island nation that has no standing army and does not take sides in international disputes. They will also learn about emerging energy technologies such as geothermal and hydropower. Participants will also visit Höfoi House, where a summit meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev was held in 1986.
Broughton is a junior at Bluffton, where she is double majoring in social work and psychology. She is a 2011 graduate of Tri-County North High School.
This experience will fulfill Bluffton’s undergraduate cross-cultural requirement that must be completed before graduation. Students can either complete a cross-cultural experience or take six credit hours in one foreign language.
Nearly 2,000 students received degrees at the University of Dayton’s spring commencement, including more than 1,400 undergraduates.
A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 4, at the University of Dayton Arena.
The following local students received degrees:
Andrew Bambeck of West Alexandria graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering.
Brannon Dunn of Brookville graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry.
Paige Singleton of Eaton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Rights Studies.
Andrew Thompson of West Alexandria graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering.
Kenneth Toth graduated from Ohio Christian University with an Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry.