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48th spring commencement at Owens

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Commercial art graduate Marissa Elliott sported bright pink heels.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Class representative Lisa Marie Long, who earned a degree in early childhood education technology, addressed the crowd.

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