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Take a closer look at Graduate Commencement [PHOTOS]


Ohio University said goodbye to about 1,000 graduate students on Friday, May 2, at the 2014 Graduate Commencement ceremony in the Convocation Center.

During the ceremony, last year's Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award winner Aimee Edmondson delivered the keynote address and the University awarded honorary doctoral degrees to alumnus Raymon B. Fogg Sr. and Ambassador to the United States for Botswana Tebelelo Mazile Seretse.

It also was announced that Christopher France, professor of psychology, is the 2014 Distinguished Professor Award winner and Thomas Vander Ven, professor of sociology and anthropology and director of criminology, is the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award.

Take a look at some of the memorable photos.

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2013 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award Winner Aimee Edmondson delivers the Commencement Address at the Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 2, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Adams.

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Ambassador to the United States for Botswana Tebelelo Mazile Seretse speaks to graduates after receiving an honorary degree during the Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 2, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Adams.

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Alumnus Raymon Fogg Sr. is presented with an honorary degree during Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 2, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Adams.

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Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis (left) and chair of the Ohio University Board of Trustees Sandra Anderson (center) applaud during the Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 2, 2014. Keynote speaker Aimee Edmondson (far right) watches the action. Photo by Jonathan Adams.

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Students use their phones to locate family and friends attending the Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 2, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Adams.

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Students line up before receiving their degree during the Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 2, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Adams.

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The Ohio University Wind Symphony conducted by Andrew Trachsel perform the prelude to the Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 2, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Adams.

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Ohio University students cheer on their fellow classmates as they are awarded their degrees during the Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 2, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Adams.

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The Ohio University Army and Air Force ROTC Cadet Color Guard present the colors at the start of the Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday May 2, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Adams.

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Faculty and students pose for a photograph before the start of the Graduate Commencement ceremony at Ohio University on Friday, May 2, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Adams.