The following Virginia Tech students hailing from Springfield were among those honored at the university's spring commencement ceremony held May 14 in Lane Stadium: Brian Cassidy, Ben Gatlin, Daniel Gillen, Carl Junco, Jennifer Manetti, Crystal Morgan, Kevin Quaderer, Taryn Shannon, Delband Taha, Natalie Vidnovic, David Nylen, Dawn Thompson, Christopher DeMulder, Daniel Fletcher, Anthony Hanrahan, Jennifer Hollowell, Joanna Knoll, Heather Smith, Patrick Sobecke, Meredith Stearns, Ricardo Agudelo, Michelle Carlisle, Nicole Curcio, Diana Hong, Clifford Hyra, Thomas Spinelli, Gagan Tandon, Katharine Lynch, Hallie Barr, Steven Adamchak, Todd Andresen, Brian Arnett, Jeremy Borchers, Christina DeLisle, Elaine Giuliani, Stephen Halla, Sean Harris, Spencer Hill, Heather Hopkins, Christian James, Jennifer Jordan, Michael Miller, Audra O'Neil, Christine Opiela, Melanie Roberts, Christopher Saldana, Joanna Swift, Gregory Touchton, Karen Wallace and Patrick Weyant.
Karoline R. Sciarretta of Springfield was among 5,358 students who participated in commencement exercises at Boston University. Sciarretta graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.
Elizabeth J. Stefan of Springfield was among 5,358 students who participated in commencement exercises at Boston University. Stefan obtained her bachelor of science degree in journalism.