Nicole Mercier and her brother Justin Mercier graduated this month magna cum laude and summa cum laude from Salem State University and Johnson and Wales University respectively. Nicole attended her graduation ceremony on May 17 and Justin attended his on May 24.

Nicole, who graduated with a degree in journalism, is employed by the Vineyard Gazette and Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. Justin, with a degree in hospitality, is assistant general manager for the West Chop Club. Their proud parents are Patrick and Christine Mercier of Edgartown.