Online student Lauren Kelly-Hill may have taken a nontraditional route
toward earning her bachelor’s degree in applied studies, but when it came time to graduate, she wanted to be walk in
commencement just like everyone else. Her dream almost didn’t come true when she learned graduation day was also the
day she was to be on a plane headed for Hawaii, where her military husband was being transferred. When Toby Bushee,
ceremony and events manager, was made aware of Kelly-Hill’s dilemma he decided to do something about it. During Thursday
rehearsals for that Friday’s commencement, he arranged for a special ceremony for Kelly-Hill and her family.