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PENDLETON — Blue Mountain Community College graduated 234 students Wednesday, June 14, with 135 participating in a commencement ceremony at the Pendleton Convention Center. The place was packed, with no empty seats in the house.

“Our graduates come from many different backgrounds, locations, families, all walks of life,” BMCC President Mark Browning said as he began the commencement. “Our students graduating tonight range in age from 17 to 62. We have 25 students who will be the first in their families to graduate, and 23 of our student-athletes will also graduate tonight representing each of our athletic teams.”

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