Numerous area residents are among the nearly 4,450 candidates for degrees this spring from the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Pittsburg candidates on the list are as follows: Kelsea Bedford, master of social work; Neil Bryan, doctor of medicine; Katherine Hayes, bachelor of science in journalism; Claire Howard, bachelor of fine arts in design with a minor in French; Shannon Lynch, doctor of physical therapy; Stuart Mitchelson, bachelor of science in business in accounting; Kelsey Parks, bachelor of science in education; Daniel Phalen, bachelor of science in biology; Wesley Slavens, bachelor of science in education; Charles Sloan, bachelor of science in education; Jonathan Sperry, master of science in nurse anesthesia; and Nichole Woods, juris doctor.

Other area degree candidates include: Katelyn Merando, doctor of medicine, and Emmalia White, bachelor of general studies in speech-language-hearing with a minor in psychology, both of Frontenac; Tonya Choate, master of social work, and Zachary Snow, doctor of physical therapy, both of Arma; Kelci McFarland, doctor of physical therapy, Girard; Cyndi Antoni, master of social work, Weir; Charity Needham, master of social work, McCune; Breanne Burnick, doctor of pharmacy, Mulberry; and Afton Hyer, master of arts in speech-language pathology, and Lindsey Lewis, juris doctor, both of Fort Scott.