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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College celebrates graduates

The Cloquet college held virtual and modified in-person events this year due to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Associate degree nursing program graduates gather at the amphitheater at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College for a pinning ceremony Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College)

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet honored 157 graduates this week with three commencement-related events.

The celebration of 2021 graduates kicked off at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, with a modified in-person pinning ceremony for associate degree nursing program graduates, followed by a graduate parade and virtual commencement ceremony Thursday, May 13, according to a news release from FDLTCC.

Attendance at the pinning ceremony was limited, with livestreaming available.

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Pins were given to 2021 nursing program graduates at a ceremony held Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. (Photo courtesy of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College)

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Thursday's virtual ceremony for graduates was also available for viewing at vimeo.com/548730462/d591aca719 . The ceremony included a slideshow with each graduate’s name, photo, future plans and special messages, along with addresses from college administrators, employees and students.

A graduate parade followed shortly after Thursday's commencement, beginning at the college at 5 p.m. It featured performances from the Cedar Creek drum group as FDLTCC faculty and staff cheered for students.

After the parade, graduates had the opportunity to take pictures on campus while following social distancing protocols.

This story was updated at 4:57 p.m. May 13 to include additional event photos and details. It was originally posted at 1:15 p.m. May 12.

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