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FRESNO — As Fresno State University students attended their department’s respective commencement ceremonies Friday, Christie Willet got her diploma hours before daughter Kendra received hers.

Willet, who began school in 1977 at Fresno City College before stopping in 1979 because she got married and had kids, graduated cum laude with a degree in business administration with an accounting emphasis.

Meanwhile, daughter Kendra, who graduated from Madera High School in 2007, earned her degree in ag education Friday, though her schooling isn’t over because she will enter the teaching credential program.

“She is staying with what she grew up with,” Christie said. “I tell her do what you do best.”...


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