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Graduates prepare for Saturday morning's commencement ceremony.
Saturday morning's commencement recognized graduates of the S.C. Honors College and College of Arts and Sciences. The afternoon session was devoted to graduates of eight other colleges and programs.

Commencement

Coker will pursue graduate education at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University. Con is headed to Harvard University for a master’s degree in arts in education, a degree that will enable her to combine her love for literature and music with a desire to help children.

Until he begins his studies at the Peabody Conservatory, Coker said he will work in temporary jobs and attend music auditions.

“My education at Carolina has prepared me well,” said Coker, who comes from a family of talented musicians.

Con’s creative flair showed in the red, high-top tennis shoes she purchased especially for commencement. Although she’s looking forward to her studies at Harvard, she said she’ll miss the University.

“I’ll miss the people. I’ll miss the Horseshoe,” she said. “I have so many memories here.”

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