Pima graduation

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Thursday night the Pima Community College class of 2011 walked across the stage.

Almost 3500 students received their diplomas Thursday evening at the TCC arena. The graduates were as old as 76 and as young as 17.

PCC awarded over 5,000 degrees and certificates to these students.

"We're proud of everyone that's graduating, they finally did it in college.  They're moving on to bigger and better things.  We're just proud of everyone that's graduating and doing the right thing and moving forward in life," said the husband of graduate Michael Verrett.

Sixty three graduates, just 2% of the class graduated with honors.