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Commencement Ceremony Filled with Grads Who Had to Blaze Their Own Trails

Feke Lauti '07 and other Saint Mary's students who are the first in their families to graduate from college were the subject of an article in the Contra Costa Times about the May 26 undergraduate Commencement. "For Lauti, the bachelor's degree he received Saturday was a triumph over the tough streets of East Oakland where he grew up," the article said. About 40 percent of this year's freshman class at Saint Mary's were the first in their families to attend college, the story noted.

Contra Costa Times Article