FULTON, MO -- Two Mammoth Spring, residents graduated in May from William Woods University. Rose McGowan and Diana Sue Walsh both received master of education degrees.
McGowan is the daughter of Dennis and Diane Walsh of Mammoth Spring.
Walsh is the daughter of Wanda Davis, the wife of Dennis Walsh and the mother of Rose McGowan, Dennis Walsh Jr. and Cara Wade.
WWU held two ceremonies. Darin Michael Powell, principal of Hannibal High School and president of the Northeast District of the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, spoke to the graduate students May 6, and Gregory G. Fitch, Missouri's commissioner of higher education, addressed the undergraduates May 7.
A total of 481 students received diplomas, the largest number ever at William Woods. With ceremonies in August and December, the combined number of WWU graduates in the past year is a record-breaking 1,271.
William Woods' 170-acre campus is located in the mid-Missouri community of Fulton. Since its founding in 1870, the mission of William Woods has been to provide a quality education while ensuring the development of the individual.
William Woods has an enrollment of about 3,000 students. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines in both campus and outreach settings.