Solana Beach resident Inger Johanne Mercer Barklis graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts in English: creative writing from Colorado College.
Inger Johanne Mercer Barklis is the daughter of Victoria and Steven Barklis of Solana Beach.
The college awarded 476 undergraduate degrees and seven master of arts in teaching degrees at its 129th commencement ceremony, held on May 23.
Mark Fiore, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for political cartooning and widely regarded as one of the best online journalists at work in the United States, addressed the Colorado College Class of 2011. In addition to Fiore, Richard F. Celeste, the 12th president of Colorado College, and Anne Carson, the Canadian poet, philosopher and critic, also received honorary degrees.