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Persevering through pandemic hardships, two members of the class of 2022 earn their diplomas

Los Angeles Times, June 25, 2022

June 25, 2022

Persevering through pandemic hardships, two members of the class of 2022 earn their diplomas

For years, graduating from high school, let alone university, felt like a far-off goal for Andrew Norman. On June 11, the 29-year-old walked in a commencement ceremony for the first time, after two battles with cancer and a winding path to graduation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychological science from UC Irvine. “If you were to tell me four years ago that I would go to UCI and have graduated, I wouldn’t have believed you. There’s just no way,” Norman said.