Mr. Anthony Downs, of Waynesville, N.C., graduated Dec. 14 from Western Carolina University with bachelors’ degrees in biology and chemistry. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude. Downs plans to continue his schooling by pursuing a career in the medical field. He is married to Dr. Celeste J. Downs and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Downs, of Denver.
Ashley Baker, of Lincolnton, graduated with over 100 other students Dec. 14 from Montreat College. She is the daughter of Doug and Mary Lynn Berry and the mother of Christopher Price, Hannah Price and Jeffery Dalton Baker. She maintains an Associate’s Degree from the college’s School of Professional and Adult Studies. Baker was also named to the Dean’s List and was highlighted as a Distinguished Student during her time at Montreat.