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First graduating class of Arkansas State University return to campus

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50 years ago, Arkansas State College became Arkansas State University.

Friday, the first students to graduate from ASU were back on campus for their 50-year reunion.

Those alumni got to see pictures and memorabilia from 1967, as well as take a campus tour and eat lunch together.

Ron Durham earned a degree in choral music education from A-State and said there had been many changes to the school since it became a university.

“I’m proud of the place, it taught me what I needed to know,” Durham said. “It set my life straight, and I went out and lived a good life, and Jonesboro High School and Arkansas State College was a good part of  that.”

Durham now lives in Long Beach, Mississippi but said he tries to come back to campus whenever possible.

He said it always brings back good memories.

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