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    Johnson C. Smith University graduate Spencer Whittington,of Laurinburg NC,who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Visual and Performance Arts-Studio arts (on left,pointing) while the processional marches into Johnson C. Smith University Irwin Belk Athletic Complex for graduation ceremonies , Thomas received his bachelor degree in Psychology on May 04,2014.
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    Johnson C. Smith University graduate Spencer Whittington,of Laurinburg NC,who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Visual and Performance Arts-Studio arts (on left,pointing) while the processional marches into Johnson C. Smith University Irwin Belk Athletic Complex for graduation ceremonies , Thomas received his bachelor degree in Psychology on May 04,2014.
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    Johnson C. Smith University graduates (L-R) Felicia Misenheimer, Melony Ramos-Garcia, Devon Asberry ,Crystal Baker, Donna Todd, pose for a selfie while they gather in Brayboy Gymnasium before marching to the Irwin Belk Athletic Complex for graduation ceremonies.
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    Johnson C. Smith University graduate Anneka Kennedy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree crafted her graduation cap with "I Made It" , gathered in Brayboy Gymnasium before marching to the Irwin Belk Athletic Complex for graduation ceremonies.
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    Chinita Craighead (left), takes a picture of her daughter Vickie Davis a graduate, Donna Johnson (right), takes a picture of her daughter Vicke Davis a Magna Cum Laude graduate, while the processional marches into Johnson C. Smith University Irwin Belk Athletic Complex for graduation ceremonies on May 04,2014.
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    Drummers and stilt walkers lead the processional into Johnson C. Smith University Irwin Belk Athletic Complex for graduation ceremonies on May 04,2014.
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    Johnson C. Smith University student Thomas Martin rings the bell for the historic call to order during commencement for Johnson C. Smith University held at Irwin Belk Athletic Complex on May 04,2014.
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    Parents Vincent and Michelle Howard of Summerville,SC wave to their daughter Briana Howard a Johnson C. Smith University graduate,she graduated with a degree in Mathematics Education and a 4.0 GPA during commencement for Johnson C. Smith University held at Irwin Belk Athletic Complex on May 04,2014.
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    Johnson C. Smith University graduate Melony Ramos-Garcia (third from right) waves to family and friends while the processional marches into Johnson C. Smith University Irwin Belk Athletic Complex for graduation ceremonies on May 04,2014.
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    Drummers lead the processional into Johnson C. Smith University Irwin Belk Athletic Complex for graduation ceremonies on May 04,2014.
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    Johnson C. Smith University president of the university Ronald Carter acknowledges past alumni of the university during commencement for Johnson C. Smith University held at Irwin Belk Athletic Complex on May 04,2014.
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