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It's a day they've been working towards for years. Thousands of ECU students put on their caps and gowns and graduated from the university Friday morning.

University of North Carolina President, Erskine Bowles, was the speaker at the commencement at Dowdy-Ficklin Stadium.

One of the 3,400 graduates is 48 year-old mom April Moore. She told WITN this was a personal goal of hers and she's got some advice for potential graduates. "I just want to encourage all the individuals out here, it's never to late, age doesn't matter, you can always continue your education, and especially for our youth of today, just don't stop at your high school diploma...continue on, and excel to your highest level."

Graduation festivities will continue through the weekend with departments holding individual ceremonies as well.


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  • by UNC on May 8, 2010 at 04:16 AM
    Tom.....I am NOOOOO ECU fan. So glad my children went to other schools, however, that comment was uncalled for. Their degree will be good enough. You can get a good education at ECU if you choose too. It's up to you. To the first post...Jobs are coming a little better this summer than last summer when my child graduated from college..........coming off of the BUSH years it was bad.
  • by Anti-Terrorist Location: Greenville on May 7, 2010 at 10:06 PM
    Tom.. You have no class which clearly comes from lack of education. Crawl back under your rock.
  • by Tom on May 7, 2010 at 06:11 PM
    I feel bad for those who try to get a job outside of NC because an ECU degree isn't good enough.
  • by Anonymous on May 7, 2010 at 05:55 PM
    Good for them!Now in the Obonganomics we live in they can go back home and live with their mom,or grandparents.
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