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University of Arizona celebrates 2020 graduates with in-person ceremony

The University of Arizona held an in-person ceremony for its 2020 graduates last week after the actual ceremony was held virtually last year due to COVID-19.

University President Robert C. Robbins began his address by welcoming students back to campus.

"It is so good to have you all here with us today in person, in front of Old Main, to celebrate the University of Arizona’s 156th commencement, this time in person,” said Robbins.

All three state universities are planning in-person graduation events for this semester of graduates, and both Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University are planning to celebrate their 2020 and spring 2021 graduations in person in the near future.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.