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05/12/13 — Wayne Community College students turn their tassels at ceremony

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Wayne Community College students turn their tassels at ceremony

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on May 12, 2013 1:50 AM

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Viola Figueroa, left, of Goldsboro holds a fan that has a photo of her and her granddaughter, Zara Geser, right. Zara, 6, is graduating from kindergarten at School Street School. Ms. Figueroa was among students graduating at Wayne Community College's curriculum commencement exercises at Love Temple.

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Ashley Burkette of Goldsboro helps Kayla Cushing of Dudley adjust her mortarboard prior to the start of Wayne Community College's curriculum commencement exercises. Both received degrees in medical assisting.

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Michele Cherry-Newton drew on difficulties in her life as well as the support of family, friends, and staff at Wayne Community College to provide words of encouragement and inspiration to those attending the college's graduation.

Michale Cherry-Newton is living proof that perseverance pays off. More than 20 years ago, she took her first class at Wayne Community College. When she got married and had two children, they became her priority. Son Tyler is attending East...

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