These local students were among those who received degrees during fall commencement exercises at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg on Dec. 12:

Kenner : Kevin Michael Bohte, bachelor of science; Lindsay E. Hernandez, bachelor of science; Olivia Nicolette Normand, bachelor of science; Abigail Melanie Lambert, doctor of philosophy.

Marrero : Molly Troy Maegan Mayo, bachelor of science.

Metairie: Jordan Christopher Greene, bachelor of arts; Lane Alexander Buonagura, bachelor of science; Hunter Edward Dawson, bachelor of science; Jessica Lynn Moran, bachelor of science in nursing; Natasha Lisa Laurent, master of arts.

New Orleans : Hauser George Reboul III, bachelor of arts; Urell Johnson, bachelor of interdisciplinary studies; Grace Jeanette DiGeorge, bachelor of science; Lauren Ashley Huner, bachelor of science; Victoria Jane Tomassetti-Long, doctor of philosophy; Adam Blake Muhsin, bachelor of science.