Three Calhoun women celebrated their college graduations over the weekend at the home of Loretta Smith of Grantsville.

Judy Metz (pictured left), wife of Doug Metz of Chloe, graduated from Charleston Technical College with a two year degree from the Medical Assistant Program. She is the mother of Eric and Cory Metz, and daughter of Fred and Eloise Norman Church.

Loretta Smith (pictured right) of Grantsville, graduated from Glenville State College Saturday. She has a double major, a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Loretta also has obtained her certification in Forensic Death Investigation and will be attending Cincinnati Children's Hospital this month to obtain her certification in Forensic Interviewer Training. She has also completed a certification in Substitute Teaching.

April McCroskey (pictured left), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCroskey of Grantsville, graduated from Glenville State College this past weekend. She has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. April has also completed her certification in Substitute Teaching.

"It has been an exciting day for us and our families," said Loretta, who organized the celebration for a number of family and friends who spent the afternoon.

There was plenty of barbecued items and special foods to satisfy the hungriest person.

Four generations (left to right) Dustin Carpenter,
Loretta Smith, Iris Lemon and Mabel Marks

Left to Right - Loretta Smith. Mae Lemon and Frances Maeson

Master "barbecuer" Keith Smith helps with the meal