Local students graduate from Western Illinois University

MACOMB/MOLINE, Ill. — A total of 620 students earned academic degrees or post-baccalaureate certificates after the Fall 2022 semester at Western Illinois University.

Bachelor’s degrees were awarded to 342 graduates, including 38 Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degrees.

Academic distinction was awarded to baccalaureate graduates who achieved high grade point averages. This includes: Summa Cum Laude, 3.90 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale; Magna Cum Laude, 3.75-3.89 GPA; and Cum Laude, 3.6-3.74 GPA.

Master’s degrees were earned by 272 graduates and doctoral degrees were awarded to six students.

The following local students received degrees:


• Michael Wayne Walker, Bachelor of Arts, General Studies

• Richard Williams, Master of Science, Instructional Design & Technology


• Hannah F Morris, Bachelor of Social Work, Social Work

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