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SAN ANGELO –Two institutions, a college and a university, both held graduation ceremonies over Mother’s Day weekend as graduates of Howard College and Angelo State University’s family and friends turned out in large numbers to support them. HC’s May 12th graduation took place at the Foster Communications Coliseum.

At Howard College’s 45th spring commencement graduation, Colonel Kari M. Stone, guest speaker, spoke on HC’s motto “For Learning, for Earning, for Life.”

It was her second point, for Earning that she stated there was more to life than just about making a living. “Besides money, focus on earning trust and respect.” As for Life, Colonel Stone concluded, “Be kind, be grateful, utilize team work because we’re all in this together.”

A total of 348 graduated from H.C. As for degrees/certificates conferred there were 388; the breakdown on Associate degrees: 283 and certificates: 105.

Meanwhile across town, Angelo State University’s two graduation ceremonies one at 10 a.m. and the other at 2 p.m. were ASU invited as their guest speaker, alumna and award-winning author Norma Yvonne Jennings.

Angelo State University graduate, Mike Alvarez, from New Braunfels, received his Master's Homeland Security degree.

Alvarez was conferred with a degree from ASU during their 2018 spring commencement ceremonies.

Alvarez was on the National Honor Society.

Kara Martinez received her degree from ASU on Saturday, May 12th.

Jennings addressed the graduates in the area of never giving up on their dreams.“Financial prosperity is wonderful, but fulfillment will sometimes evade you.” Norma stated that graduates could fulfill both as she briefly outlined three D’s she lives by, “Discipline, Diligence and Determination.” 

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