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Hats off to a record number of A-State grads

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Many gathered on the Arkansas State University campus Saturday for spring commencement.

A record number of more than 2,200 degrees were given to hard-working graduates at the commencement ceremony.

Several Red Wolves said they were thrilled to finally have their degree in-hand.

"I just got excited today,” Nehemiah Wagner, an A-State graduate, said.

"It just hit me when I walked in the door,” Brandon Byner, a graduate said.

Family members filled First National Bank Arena to cheer on their loved ones.

Maria Etters said she graduated Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in science and business administration.

Etters had a large crowd at graduation to help her celebrate the milestone event.

"I have seven people coming,” Etters said. “Yeah, I'm first generation of my family to graduate."

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