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.