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Westmont College hosts Class of 2020 graduation ceremony

Westmont College welcomes back 2020 grads for in-person cerermony
Dana Hjelm
Jan Hjelm

MONTECITO, Calif. - Westmont College hosted a belated commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 Saturday morning.

More than 180 members of the class walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.

The graduates included biology major Dana Hjelm of Lompoc.

Her family said they worried the Alisal Fire detours would make it difficult to pick up her cap and gown and get to the ceremony.

The original ceremony was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These 2020 grads persevered to finish their studies during the pandemic and through the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides which led to multiple school-wide evacuations.

Congratulations Westmont grads!

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Tracy Lehr

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