Paul Vandevender was graduated on May 19 from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS.
Vandevender received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology with a minor in physics.
He is the son of Donnie and Debbie Vandevender of Trenton. He is married to Amanda Simpson, daughter of Fred and Glenda Simpson. His grandparents are Gilbert and Pauline Vandeven-der and Ralph and Wilberta Ferguson of Independence.