The following local students were among about 900 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees from the University of Northern Colorado during fall 2013 commencement ceremonies Dec. 13-14:
From Frederick: Penny Dutka graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
From Fort Lupton: Mandi Fitzjohn graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in nursing. John Rocha earned a Master of Arts degree in higher education/student affairs leadership.
From Hudson: Nicole DiPaolo graduated summa cum laude with a bachlor of arts degree in elementary teaching.