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BFirst Cording ceremony

Randall Edouard, the dean of students who was hooded with his doctorate from Binghamton University in May, spoke at and immersed himself in the celebration during the University's first-ever, first-generation cording ceremony, spearheaded by the BFirst Network. Randall Edouard, the dean of students who was hooded with his doctorate from Binghamton University in May, spoke at and immersed himself in the celebration during the University's first-ever, first-generation cording ceremony, spearheaded by the BFirst Network.
Randall Edouard, the dean of students who was hooded with his doctorate from Binghamton University in May, spoke at and immersed himself in the celebration during the University's first-ever, first-generation cording ceremony, spearheaded by the BFirst Network. Image Credit: Jonathan Cohen.

This year, the BFirst Network (BFirst) held its first-ever, first-generation college student cording ceremony, when over 150 undergraduate students received cords to wear as they crossed the stage during Commencement.

Held May 12 in the Mandela Room in the The Union, the event honored graduating first-generation students at a luncheon that included celebratory cake. The ceremony also featured words of wisdom and advice from fellow graduating students and first-generation alumni, faculty and staff.

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