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Published: 5/10/2014 - Updated: 6 months ago


48th spring commencement at Owens

Several thousand people packed into the Student Health and Activities Center to see 768 graduates cross the platform on May 9 at Owens Community College. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French delivered the keynote address. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

International Studies graduate Brooke Forester, center, smiled as she and other graduates clapped for their class representative Lisa Marie Long after Long addressed fellow graduates. Enlarge | Buy This Photo International Studies graduate Brooke Forester, center, smiled as she and other graduates clapped for their class representative Lisa Marie Long ...
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Registered Nursing graduate Jessica Puchta sported a red cap as she and her fellow graduates filed in. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Registered Nursing graduate Jessica Puchta sported a red cap as she and her fellow graduates filed in.
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Arms linked, husband and wife Rebecca and Joe Nollendorfs raise their dual degrees up after receiving them. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Arms linked, husband and wife Rebecca and Joe Nollendorfs raise their dual degrees up after receiving them.
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Commercial Art graduate Sarah Ann Eickhoff, center, reaches up to hit one of the floating balloons circulating around the graduates during the ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Commercial Art graduate Sarah Ann Eickhoff, center, reaches up to hit one of the floating balloons circulating around the graduates ...
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Liberal Arts graduate Cynthia Arias, center, wiped a tear away after listening to an impassioned address delivered by class representative Lisa Marie Long. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Liberal Arts graduate Cynthia Arias, center, wiped a tear away after listening to an impassioned address delivered by class representative ...
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Owens Community College president Mike Bower delivered the opening remarks and welcome address. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Owens Community College president Mike Bower delivered the opening remarks and welcome address.
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Linda Powell, 61, of West Toledo, helps her granddaughter Davae Powell, 19, adjust her cap. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Linda Powell, 61, of West Toledo, helps her granddaughter Davae Powell, 19, adjust her cap.
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Accounting technology graduate Tarik Foreman, left, took a seat as he and his fellow graduates assembled before the ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Accounting technology graduate Tarik Foreman, left, took a seat as he and his fellow graduates assembled before the ceremony.
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Business management graduate Dionna Rose, center, put off donning her gown as she and her fellow graduates assembled before the ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Business management graduate Dionna Rose, center, put off donning her gown as she and her fellow graduates assembled before the ...
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Commercial art graduate Marissa Elliott sported bright pink heels. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Commercial art graduate Marissa Elliott sported bright pink heels.
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Criminal justice graduate Arianna Hudson cheers after receiving her diploma. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Criminal justice graduate Arianna Hudson cheers after receiving her diploma.
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Jared Motz, center, joked with his fellow John Deere Technology graduates as they assembled before the ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jared Motz, center, joked with his fellow John Deere Technology graduates as they assembled before the ceremony.
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Commercial photography graduate Melanie Keller, center, smiles as she talks with other graduates before the ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Commercial photography graduate Melanie Keller, center, smiles as she talks with other graduates before the ceremony.
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Social work graduate Leticia Parish waves as she crosses the stage to receive her degree. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Social work graduate Leticia Parish waves as she crosses the stage to receive her degree.
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Class representative Lisa Marie Long, left, crosses the stage to accept her degree in early childhood education technology. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Class representative Lisa Marie Long, left, crosses the stage to accept her degree in early childhood education technology.
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Seniors, including fire science graduate Tyler Crossley, center, line up to receive their degrees. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Seniors, including fire science graduate Tyler Crossley, center, line up to receive their degrees.
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Business management graduate Sharee Robinson raises her arms up as she crosses the platform to accept her degree. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Business management graduate Sharee Robinson raises her arms up as she crosses the platform to accept her degree.
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Rochelle Russell, left, holds up a liberal arts degree posthumously awarded to her daughter, Breanna Banner, as Breanna's father Robert Sawyer, right, holds Breanna's five-month-old daughter Aubrey Banner. Breanna died two weeks after giving birth to Aubrey. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rochelle Russell, left, holds up a liberal arts degree posthumously awarded to her daughter, Breanna Banner, as Breanna's father Robert ...
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Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French, right, delivers the keynote address. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French, right, delivers the keynote address.
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Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French delivers the keynote address. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French delivers the keynote address.
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Class representative Lisa Marie Long, who earned a degree in early childhood education technology, addressed the crowd. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Class representative Lisa Marie Long, who earned a degree in early childhood education technology, addressed the crowd.
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