SEARCY — The following local residents are among the more than 800 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University’s commencement exercises May 11.

Nicholas Griffin of Alma received a Master of Business Administration in management and business ethics.

Jeff Westfall of Van Buren received a Master of Business Administration in management and business ethics.

Tammy Malone of Alma received a Master of Arts in Teaching in middle level education with a teaching license.

Cannon Lord of Alma received a Master of Business Administration in management and business ethics.

Bradley Graham of Van Buren received a Master of Business Administration in management and business ethics.

Chelsea Wilkes of Van Buren received a Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary education with a teaching license.

Graduates include students from the College of Allied Health, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Bible and Ministry, Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration, Cannon-Clary College of Education, Carr College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Sciences, and the Honors College.

University President Bruce D. McLarty presented the diplomas to the graduates.

Harding University is a private Christian university located in Searcy, Arkansas.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state.

Harding’s student body is made up of students representing 50 states and 50 nations and territories.

The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors, graduate and professional degrees at the master’s, specialist and doctoral level as well as numerous international study offerings.

For more information about Harding University, visit harding.edu.