College grads urged to 'pass the cap' as part of 55,000 Degrees - WDRB 41 Louisville News

College grads urged to 'pass the cap' as part of 55,000 Degrees Program

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's graduation week -- and the cap is being passed to the next generation.

It's an initiative being encouraged by the 55,000 Degrees Program.

More than 5,000 Louisville students will be earning an Associate degree or Bachelor's degrees this year -- and most of them will receive their degree this week. They're being encourage to "pass the cap" -- to get friends and family to earn a college degree.

"I would like to pass my cap to my five-year-old son who has been my motivation, my inspiration, and I hope that by passing this cap to him, he will also be inspired and motivated to pursue a college degree," said Angela Wimsatt, Spalding University graduate.

Jefferson Community and Technical College, University of Louisville, Bellarmine and Indiana University Southeast all hold commencement ceremonies this week.

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