GREENVILLE — Students at east carolina university put on their caps and gowns for graduation Friday.
Dave McRae the CEO of Vidant Health and ECU graduate delivered the commencement speech in front of about 3,800 students in Dowdy Ficklen stadium. Recent graduates said they are overwhelmed with joy to be embarking on this new chapter in their lives.
"I'm overwhelmed, cant believe I finally did it," said graduate Michelle Menns.
“[I am] completely stoked, completely happy. This has been a long time coming, there were moments, 'phew,' moments," said nursing graduate Heidi Nothdurst.
Approximately 2,800 bachelor degrees and about 1,000 graduate degrees and certificates were awarded.