Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,708 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2013 semester.
The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 11. The keynote speakers that day were U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, former University of Kentucky President Dr. Charles Wethington and author/educator Silas House.
Local EKU graduates include:
• Brannon Joseph Lillard, Sparta, magna cum laude BS in horticulture
• Daniel Bradley Banks, Owenton, BA in communication studies