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N.C. State Students Pick Up Diplomas; UNC Students to Graduate Sunday

Posted May 19, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— All the years of hard work and studying finally paid off for someN.C. Statestudents.

Students picked up their diplomas at graduation ceremonies Saturday. The Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena was filled with proud mothers and fathers.

The Reverend Billy Graham and Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala both received honorary degrees.

UNC-Chapel Hillholds its graduation ceremonies Sunday morning.

The ceremonies are scheduled to be held outside in Kenan Stadium. forecastcalls for rain which could move everything inside to the Dean Smith Center. If that happens, there may not be enough seats for everyone. -->

More than 31,000 people are expected to attend the ceremonies.