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Universities graduate students today


More than 75 people from the Springfield area will be among those graduating from Wright State University today.

A total 1,735 students — who range in age from 20 to 67 — will receive their degrees or certificates during the fall commencement at the Wright State Nutter Center.

Graduates from Urbana University, Clark State Community College and the University of Dayton also will celebrate their accomplishments in the coming days.

Grace Curell will be among those crossing the stage today to collect her MBA at age 20. The Wright State student began taking college classes her junior year of high school through Sinclair, earned a GED and then enrolled at Wright State.

“I’ve had to grow up faster, but I’m glad for that,” she told the university.

Wright State will award 1,052 bachelor’s degrees, 570 master’s degrees and 113 other degrees and certificates during the ceremony.

Nearly 100 students will take part in Urbana’s commencement ceremony today at the Warren G. Grimes Center gymnasium.

Chancellor Emeritus of the Ohio Board of Regents, Roderick G. W. Chu, will be the keynote speaker and will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters. Thirteen graduates and 84 undergraduates will receive diplomas during the ceremony.

The University of Dayton will award diplomas for 266 undergraduates, 277 graduate students and 10 who earned Ph.D.s at their ceremony on Saturday at the University of Dayton Arena.

Clark State will host a reception for its 124 graduates and their families on Wednesday.


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