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GCC honors graduates at commencement


May 11, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

FRIDAH KIARIE posses for a picture with her friends and family while saying "ngwaci" (sweet potato). The Kenyan native graduated from Gogebic Community College Friday night with a Associate of Applied Science degree.


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IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Community College graduates of 2019 wore smiles as they took part in the college's 85th commencement ceremony on Friday.

"Tonight is your night," Erik Guenard, interim president at GCC said welcoming everyone who attended the event.

"This is the time when your family, friends, this community and the college take pride in your accomplishments," he said while congratulating the students.

With 213 students graduating, Karen Balyeat, nursing instructor, said seeing the students leave is a "bitter-sweet" moment.

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