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More than 1,700 students celebrate commencement at KFC Yum! Center

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- More than 1,700 newly minted graduates took part in celebrations Saturday at the University of Louisville's commencement ceremonies at the KFC Yum! Center.

There were two ceremonies today at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. U of L President James Ramsey presided at both ceremonies and recalled recent university highlights such as higher graduation rates, an increase in doctoral degrees, the surpassing of a major fundraising milestone and campus improvements.

“We know, let me repeat, we know that the great things that have happened at the University of Louisville have happened because of you,” Ramsey told the graduates.

Dentistry graduate Michael Rolf was the student speaker at the morning ceremony, while Carrie Mattingly, who majored in economics and political science, was the student speaker for the afternoon event. In addition to the 1,700 who took part in commencement, another 1,200 completed requirements and earned a degree during the spring 2014 semester.

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