Graduate Receives Degree In Hospital

A local graduate couldn't walk across the stage to get his diploma earlier this month because a recent accident kept him confined to a hospital bed. So, representatives from Shaw University decided to bring the diploma to him.

Edgar Huff Junior from Onslow County received his bachelor of arts degree in political science in his hospital room at Pitt County Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

Huff couldn't make it to his May 9th graduation in Raleigh, after his accident on May 5th, so the executive vice president of Shaw University, along with others, presented Huff his degree.

Huff says he's overwhelmed by their support. "I have a lot of friends and family members that care about me. That's probably the biggest thing, there's been a lot of support out there for me, alot of phone calls, cards and letters and stuff."

Huff also received the honor of Magna Cum Laude at graduation. He also was a standout pitcher for the Shaw baseball team during his college career.


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  • by zoban1 Location: Ar on May 23, 2009 at 09:31 PM
    Wow, it's nice to see such a story! Give us more.
  • by GVegas24 Location: Greenville on May 23, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    It really is nice to hear a positive story for a change! Congratulations on your accomplishment Edgar! I hope you have a full and speedy recovery. Best of luck to you!
  • by Fed Up Location: Winterville on May 22, 2009 at 10:25 PM
    Well on, well said!!! The positive stories never get the comments that the negative stories get. I think we know the answer to that. Congrats to you young man, and I hope you have a full recovery.
  • by Well on May 22, 2009 at 07:16 PM
    This is so awesome. Congratulations Edgar on your honorable achievement. Sad that the usual bunch that post here has had nothing positive to say. Had the headline read "Graduate Gets Arrested in Hospital While Receiving Degree" they would have plenty to say such as he is a thug and whatever else racially derogatory they can say. Go figure!
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