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New beginnings

By John Joyce
Published in News on May 4, 2014 1:50 AM

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Talita Rocha hugs Angel Dache during the school's 60th spring commencement -- the first since it gained university status -- inside Kornegay Arena. More than 300 students earned their degrees and were awarded them during the ceremony.

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Congressman G.K. Butterfield speaks during the University of Mount Olive graduation Saturday afternoon. Butterfield told the graduates that they could be anything they dream to be -- with the right work ethic and support.

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Bryan Darden, right, from Goldsboro and Wayne Taylor stand as part of the university's salute to service members. Darden is in the Army, and Taylor is a Marine.

The University of Mount Olive, formerly Mount Olive College, graduated its first class under its new name during the institute of higher learning's 60th Spring Commencement in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena Saturday. More than 300 degrees...

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