| VailDaily.com

Sonya Reeder Atkinson, of Edwards, was among more than 1,500 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln at commencement exercises Dec. 20 and 21. Atkinson received a master of arts degree. The commencement speakers were Karen Kunc, Willa Cather Professor and professor of art at UNL (postgraduate ceremony); former Nebraska Gov. and U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson (baccalaureate); and Judge William B. Cassel of the Nebraska Supreme Court (law). The graduates are from 39 states and 38 countries.

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