The following local students earned undergraduate degrees from California Lutheran University in May:

» Carlos Ugarte of Santa Barbra graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in marketing communication.

» Veronica Manzo of Santa Barbara graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in communication.

» Rene Silverman of Santa Barbara graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in religion.

Commencement was held in William Rolland Stadium on May 17.

CLU is a selective university based in Thousand Oaks, with additional centers in Oxnard, Woodland Hills, Santa Maria and Berkeley. With an enrollment of 4,300 students, CLU offers undergraduate and graduate programs within the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Psychology and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Members of the CLU student body come from across the nation and around the world and represent a diversity of faiths and cultures.

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— Karin Grennan represents California Lutheran University.