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UNCW graduates more than 2,000 students

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Spring welcomes more than just wild azaleas throughout North Carolina. It also greets college students with diplomas and the beginning of a new season in their lives.

“It is a big step,” said graduate Nicholas Alfano. “I am ready to make the transition and start new.”

UNCW graduated over 2,000 students this weekend and handed out thousands of hard-earned degrees. But students said what they learned at UNCW was more than could be put on a piece of paper.

“UNCW has taught me a lot about how to humble myself and how to become more responsible,” said graduate Ashley Gaddy. “It gave me a diverse background from things that I might know back home.”

While some students seem so anxious to begin their careers…

“I have been in school for 6 years at this point,” said graduate Lacey Inman. “So it is time to do something else.”

Parents struggle with the idea of letting them go.

“I can’t believe four years has gone by so fast!” said Alfanso’s mother. “ It is very sad…and happy.”

Within only 5 months of commencement, 65% of the graduates had jobs while 27% decided to continue their education.

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ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT PUTS

ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT PUTS DOWN STUDENTS AND OTHERS FOR WORKING IN FAST FOODS, RESTURANTS AND ETC, WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WENT OUT TO EAT ONE NIGHT AND THERE WAS NO ONE TO WAIT ON YOU,COOK, BRING YOUR FOOD, CLEAR YOUR TABLE, WASH THE DISHES? YOU COULD STAY HOME AND DO IT YOUR SELF, BUT THEN, YOU COULDN'T COMPLAIN, COULD YOU?

That's grate

2000 more bartenders and wait staff to compete with. Congratulations have fun with those student loans now ya here!

I have a feeling that your

I have a feeling that your error was not in spelling, but in proofreading. I guess you're just not as perfect as the other people who post here.

That's a "grate" comment...

...and a brilliant observation of the new graduating class, but you know what? You really wouldn't have to worry so much about the overwhelming bartender competition if you spent a few years in a middle school atmosphere learning how to write and spell! Good luck with your "bartennen' cuhrear", ya here?

"Grate"????

LMAO!!!

Well doesn't sound like you will be in any competition for those jobs....

shows what you know...

You obviously missed the earlier stories about our local college; more than 70% of UNCW's 2000 graduates already have jobs in their majors - that's up almost 10% from last year. And that includes 93% of the nursing students and 97% of the operations management students. They may have served food and drinks while helping to put themselves through school, but you'll be working for them before you know it...ain't that some "grate" news?

You spelt grate wrong. It's

You spelt grate wrong. It's Grayte ;-)

Perfect example

"That's grate"

Grate? Really? I take it you ask if folks want fries at your job.