First Lady speaks to graduating class at A&T University
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GREENSBORO — First lady Michelle Obama is in North Carolina today giving some words of wisdom to this spring's college graduates.
NC A&T State University invited her to give the commencement address to its graduating Class in Greensboro. After a graduation speech at Virginia Tech Friday, the much-anticipated arrival of the First Lady came.
The president and First Lady have praised the rich legacy of historically black colleges and universities and their important contributions across the country. While many of A&T University's students have certainly been excited for this day and Michelle Obama's visit, the celebration's been clouded by a ticket controversy earlier this week.
There are a limited number of seats for the commencement; graduates could reserve as many as a dozen seats for their families. It is illegal to scalp tickets in North Carolina, but some students were posting them for sale on sites such as Craigs List.
University officials urged anyone with extra seats to give them away. Tickets were not available to the public, but the school set up "Watch Parties" from three locations on-campus.