SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Parents, friends, faculty, staff and fellow graduates.
They never thought this day would come.
But as they sat stacked floor to ceiling sitting on hard bleachers and folding chairs to watch their loved ones step across the threshold of tomorrow, the feeling was mutual.
"We love you honey! You did it! Whooo!"
Heiges Field House echoed Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with screams, calls and tears of family and friends for the 2008 spring graduates of Shippensburg University.
They did it. Twice.
Heavy rain prompted the university to hold two indoor ceremonies in place of one outdoor ceremony, and despite the last-minute change, the field house was packed for each ceremony.