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Graduation seniors celebrate as their department is recognized during East Carolina UniversityХs 104th commencement at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Friday morning. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)
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Graduation seniors celebrate as their department is recognized during East Carolina UniversityХs 104th commencement at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Friday morning. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

Graduates urged to show respect

By Katherine Ayers

The Daily Reflector

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Use your social media accounts for good.

That is the message Valeria Lovelace gave graduates during East Carolina University’s 104th commencement on Friday.


“Show respect for women, men and diversity of culture through language messages,” Lovelace said. “Use your network to show (high school students) how people like you can graduate.”

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Lack of Dignity at Department Cermonies

I sat in attendance yesturday at the Commencement ceremony and enjoyed the guest speaker and the solomness of the cermoney. Then I went to my son's department ceremony and just like a high school graduation, the hooting and hollaring destroyed the importance of the ceremony. This was not a graduation from kindergarten or middle school. The lack of respect and dignity that certain people show for these ceremonies is out of hand. When are these people going to realize that there is an expected standard of behavior in public. It's not the same behavior that you have when you are "on the block". Save it for home and remember that many of us still believe that certain ceremonies command dignity and proper behavior. Sorry if your feelings are hurt but my day was ruined by your behavior.

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