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May 12, 2013

FSU grads encouraged to take chances: PHOTOS

University marks record year during commencement

FAIRMONT — Fairmont State University celebrated another successful graduation Saturday afternoon, a record year according to President Dr. Maria Rose.

“It’s always exciting to see students who have been successful, have completed their degrees and are ready to go out into the workforce and become productive citizens,” Rose said. “Our mission statement is to help individuals realize their personal and professional goals, so every commencement ceremony proves to us that we’re doing what our mission statement says.”

The theme for the afternoon, according to Rose, was to encourage students to be brave and not be afraid to take chances.

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