The following students with ties to Maui County have earned degrees at colleges and universities:
Robert Kalei Miller, of Makawao, graduated from Portland State University on June 16 with a Bachelors of Science degree in geography and minors in geographic information systems and geology. He is the son of Carol and Mark Ross.
Evone Kapiolani Wong of Paia has earned her doctorate degree in optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University on May 26.
Wong is the daughter of Emily and Tan Wong of Paia. She was a 2005 graduate of Maui High School and 2009 graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
Elizabeth Matthews graduated from Brown University in Providence, R.I. on May 26 with honors in religious studies.
She is the daughter of Pamela Gordon and Richard Matthews of Makawao, and a 2009 graduate of Seabury Hall. A former Hawaii High Schools swimming standout, she was a member of the Brown women's swimming and diving team and was selected all four years to be a member of the Ivy Championships team.
She has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and will spend this year teaching in Taiwan.