Hundreds don cap and gown at St. Norbert commencement

DE PERE – Saint Norbert College in De Pere held its spring commencement Sunday.

Schuldes Sports Center was filled with friends and family as the graduates took the stage.

Around 500 students were eligible to take part in the ceremony.

SNC alumnus, Chris Ayers, took the stage as the commencement speaker.

Ayers graduated in 1997, and went on to become a popular Hollywood character designer, author and illustrator.

Some of his film credits include Men in Black 2 and The Incredible Hulk.

Taking a closer look at the class of 2014, of the roughly 500 eligible graduates, 8 received their master’s degree.

Six students graduated as part of the Saint Norbert and Bellin College nursing partnership.

Nearly 200 students graduated with honors.

The class of 2014 is made up of students from 16 states and 10 countries.

College officials also surveyed the graduates on what’s ahead.

Forty percent said they already had a job lined up.

Seventeen percent were planning to attend graduate school.

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