A Celebration All Their Own

College Ceremonies Mark JMU Commencement

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Posted: May 6, 2013

James Madison University graduate Nandi Alexander, 22, a Media Arts and Design/Justice Studies double major, celebrates after degrees were conferred at the commencement ceremony for JMU’s College of Arts and Letters graduates. The ceremony was held on the campus Quadrangle. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
With the Duke Dog standing atop his mortarboard, history major Andrew Martin, 26, from Dayton, cheers on fellow graduates during the ceremony.
Mortarboards fly at the close of JMU’s College of Arts and etters graduation ceremony on Sturday on the university Quadrangle. The ceremony was one of eight held Friday and Saturday, a departure from the traditional casswide gathering in Bridgeforth Stadium.
Thousands of family and friends of graduates turned out at JMU over the weekend to see their loved ones graduate.
Marina Mezzetti, 23, from São Paulo, Brazil, a communications major, snaps a photo with her phone on Saturday during the College of Arts and Letters ceremony on the Quadrangle.
HARRISONBURG — For the past four years, James Madison University student Russell Zeltner buried his head in history books, studying state, national and world history. On Saturday, all that hard...

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