• Lauren Verity of Menlo Park was one of 627 members of the Class of 2012 who took part in Skidmore College's 101st commencement May 19 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Lauren is a graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School.
•Elizabeth Osborn of Menlo Park received a bachelor of arts degree from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, during commencement exercises May 14. A biology major, Elizabeth is a graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School.
•Michelle Reynolds of Menlo Park recently graduated from the University of Portland with a bachelor's degree in nursing.
• Nicholas Willard of Menlo Park graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, in ceremonies held May 13. He has a bachelor of business administration degree.
• Jeffrey Hester and Emma Sharer, both of Menlo Park, are among the 525 recent graduates of Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jeffrey is the son of Diane and Jerry Hester. Emma is the daughter of Kay O'Neill and Peter Sharer. The college's 130th commencement ceremony was held May 21.