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Lincoln graduates nearly 250

Lincoln graduates nearly 250

Students told to "be in control of your destiny'

May 13th, 2012 in News

Graduates of Lincoln University take in the crowd and the excitement Saturday morning as they walk in to the commencement ceremony at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City.

Photo by Deborah Cote

Joy and optimism could be seen among all the 247 graduates who got their degrees Saturday at Lincoln University's spring commencement.

A shaky job market did not seem dim the spirit of the graduates. During the ceremony, those graduates who had a job lined up were asked to stand up and many of them did.

For some of the graduates, Saturday's ceremony was a stepping stone to another level of education.