Baker honors nearly 600 graduates
Nearly 600 undergraduate, graduate and nursing students at Baker University received their degrees during commencement ceremonies Dec. 17 at the Collins Center.
Graduates from Baldwin City were: Alex Beam-Ward, studio art, bachelor of arts; Mark Gastelum, Jr., history/secondary education, bachelor of arts; Cora Martin, elementary education, bachelor of science; and Benjamin Rhoden, music, bachelor of arts.
Baker, the first university in Kansas and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2007-08, is one of the most respected four-year schools in the state. The university serves nearly 4,000 students through the College of Arts and Sciences in Baldwin City; the School of Nursing in Topeka; the School of Professional and Graduate Studies in Overland Park, Topeka, Wichita and Lee's Summit, Mo.; and the School of Education in Overland Park.