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‘Grad Finale’ Heralds Mid-May Celebration


The Bush Campus Center was a marketplace of merriment during Tuesday’s Grad Finale for students who will process with their classmates in three commencement ceremonies on May 11-12. Thanks to the five-hour Penn’s Inn event facilitated by The College Store, the near-alumni could conveniently tend to all manner of graduation-related errands.

– Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

Members of the Class of 2018 line the entire hallway of the CC's second floor en route to completing their list of pre-commencement tasks.
Members of the Class of 2018 line the entire hallway of the CC’s second floor en route to completing their list of pre-commencement tasks.

The sister-brother team of Mandy M. and Joseph M. Myers, of Duke Center, name-drop some of the help they've had along the way to their degrees. She's an applied human services student; he's majoring in information technology sciences-gaming and simulation.
The sister-brother team of Mandy M. and Joseph M. Myers, of Duke Center, name-drop some of the help they’ve had along the way to their degrees. She’s an applied human services student; he’s majoring in information technology sciences-gaming and simulation.

Laura E. Cholko, of Port Carbon, who will graduate with an associate degree in landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis, excitedly tries on and shows off her new cap and gown. She plans to adorn her mortarboard with an unassailable boast: "I went to college!"
Laura E. Cholko, of Port Carbon, who will graduate with an associate degree in landscape/horticulture technology: plant production emphasis, excitedly tries on and shows off her new cap and gown. She plans to adorn her mortarboard with an unassailable boast: “I went to college!”

A selection of class rings awaits Grad Finale shoppers ...
A selection of class rings awaits Grad Finale shoppers …

... including manufacturing engineering technology students Christopher J. Tulanowski (center), of McAdoo, and Adam R. Fuhrman, of Zion Grove.
… including manufacturing engineering technology students Christopher J. Tulanowski (center), of McAdoo, and Adam R. Fuhrman, of Zion Grove.

Soon-to-be-grads pass by the regalia they'll be sporting in little more than a month.
Soon-to-be-grads pass by the regalia they’ll be sporting in little more than a month.

Po-Ju Sung, of Taiwan, and Jonathon M. Conway, of Durham, Conn., are one step closer to walking across the Community Arts Center stage. Sung, graduating in heavy construction equipment technology: Caterpillar emphasis, and Conway, enrolled in diesel technology, were among those buying their caps and gowns Tuesday morning.
Po-Ju Sung, of Taiwan, and Jonathon M. Conway, of Durham, Conn., are one step closer to walking across the Community Arts Center stage. Sung, graduating in heavy construction equipment technology: Caterpillar emphasis, and Conway, enrolled in diesel technology, were among those buying their caps and gowns Tuesday morning.

 

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Jennifer Bowles,

Congrats to the class of 2018! Congrats to my babies Mandy and Joe Myers! We love you both and could not be prouder!

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