Melissa Darlene Bowles of Elizabethtown graduated in August from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care, Respiratory Care, cum laude.

Honor requirements are a GPA of 3.9-4.0 for summa cum laude, 3.7-3.89 for magna cum laude and 3.5-3.69 for cum laude.