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Kent Euler customized his cap before joining his fellow graduates.

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Antionette Green, of North Toledo, center, laughed with her family while getting ready for commencement.

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Graduates proceed to their seats Friday evening at the beginning of the 32nd Fall Commencement at Owens Community College.

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Graduates line up before the processional.

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Michelle Weber, of West Toledo, left, shares a word with Owens dean of enrollment services Betsy Johnson.

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Christina Courtney, of Perrysburg, had a few of the children from the class where she student teaches put handprints on her gown. Courtney received an associates degree in early childhood education.

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Vice president of student government Marlissa Nordhaus, center, works with Nicole Buccalo, right, to sell flowers to the families of graduates.

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Careigh Hand, of Maumee, customized her cap to reflect the degree she earned as a registered nurse.

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Christina Courtney, of Perrysburg, right, waits with other graduates for the start of Friday evening's 32nd Fall Commencement.

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Assistant professor of nursing Karen Wehman hands out noise-makers to her program's graduates.

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WEBPerry owensgrad14p Careigh Hand, of Maumee, right, snaps a picture just before the start of the ceremony Friday evening during the 32d Fall Commencement at Owens Community College in Perrysburg Township. Several hundred students and their families packed the gym at the Student Health and Activities Center for commencement. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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Graduates read their programs.

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Sumer Abdulhadi, left, joined other graduates in wearing ornate shoes.

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Michelle Weber, of West Toledo, center, smiled at her fellow graduates as they took their places.

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