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By Elisa Polanco

CCC Journalism Program

BLACKWOOD – Many Camden County College students will take the next step toward the future and their aspirations when they graduate on May 17.

Jacqueline Tenuto, assistant dean for student development and support, prepares for graduation. By Elisa Polanco, CCC Journalism Program

Jacqueline Tenuto, assistant dean for student development and support, prepares for graduation. By Elisa Polanco, CCC Journalism Program

After years of hard work and counting down the semesters, the students will finally have the chance to throw their caps in the air to celebrate their accomplishments.

“It’s like a wedding where the graduates are like the bride and groom getting ready to walk,” said Jacqueline Tenuto, the assistant dean for student development and support.

Some students will decide not to walk at graduation. Those students are missing out, said Tenuto, who noted she tries to get students excited about participating in graduation.

“I try to be the cheerleader pumping them up and trying to get them ready,” Tenuto said. When they decide to walk at graduation, “they are glad they did it.”

Student Emma Lindquist, 19, who will graduate in the next two semesters, said, “I will be excited for graduation but doubt I will walk and instead pick up my diploma.”

In preparation for graduation, a Spring Fling will take place April 30 on the Blackwood campus for graduates-to-be to eat, catch up with friends and pick up their caps and gowns, and a graduation dinner will take place May 15 at Tavistock Country Club for graduates, relatives and friends. Graduation will take place May 17 in the Truman Courtyard of the Blackwood campus at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road.

For more information about graduation, go to http://www.camdencc.edu/academics/upload/Commencement-News-Text-2014.pdf

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