They worked hard for their degrees, so cold weather and a bit of rain was no obstacle to the more than 1,300 Old Dominion graduates who received bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the university's 119th commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 14.
When Vanessa Hodges decided to go back to college after several years working as an LPN, the most excited person in her family was her father. "He was a truck driver. He never had the chance to go to school, because he had a family to support," Hodges said. "He was always so excited to hear about how I was doing."
With winter's arrival on the seasonal stage just days away, fall is taking its final bows (boughs?) on campus, leaving behind scattered pockets of color around the grounds and memories of a resplendent run during the month of November.
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Interdisciplinary studies/special education majors Jessica Young, left, from Pittsburgh, and Michele Young, from Indianapolis, toast each other during the Senior Brunch Friday at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Sponsored by the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement, the ODU Alumni Association and GEICO, the event was held to celebrate the accomplishments of the members of the class of December 2013.