CFCC holds graduation ceremony (with photo slideshow)

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More than 900 students cross the Schwartz Center stage during CFCC's graduation ceremonies Wednesday. Photo by Hilary Snow.
More than 900 students cross the Schwartz Center stage during CFCC’s graduation ceremonies Wednesday. Photo by Hilary Snow.

A sea of mortar boards–some brilliantly adorned–and blue gowns filled Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz Center Wednesday, as nearly 1,000 students received their diplomas.

This year’s commencement exercises saw 950 cross the stage–one of the largest graduating classes in the college’s history, according to interim president Dr. Amanda Lee.

The Class of 2015 included those who plan to transfer to four-year universities and those who have found or furthered their career paths in areas, such as healthcare, business, computer technology, marine technology, mechanical engineering and a wide variety of trades.

The ceremonies also included students from both Pender and Wilmington Early College high schools, who will be earning their college degrees before they officially graduate from high school.

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