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Olean's Walker fraduates from Eastern Connecticut State University


WILLIMANTIC, CT -- Eastern Connecticut State University's annual graduation ceremony was held at the XL Center in Hartford on May 16, with more than 12,000 family members and friends cheering on their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, as 1,180 undergraduates and 58 graduate students received their diplomas.

Donald Walker of Olean graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication.

Former Washington Post Publisher Donald Graham told the graduates at Eastern's 127th Commencement exercises to "treasure this college. Eastern has given you a wonderful education...once you are making a living, give something back so that you can help Eastern continue to be great in the future." The commencement speaker received an honorary degree from Eastern in a special hooding ceremony during the graduation exercises.