LAWRENCE — The names of more than 5,000 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 90 Kansas counties, 46 other states, territories and Washington, D.C., and 48 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are officially conferred in June.

Many candidates will choose to participate in KU’s annual Commencement ceremony, which will take place Sunday, May 13. That information is available at

Cherokee County Graduates

Lauren K Cassidy, Columbus, Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies & Bachelor of Arts in German Studies

Kaylah Dyann Williamson, Galena, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Blake Austin Martin, Scammon, Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Studies