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RMU Seniors Graduate Saturday

The Moon-based university hosts its annual commencement ceremony.

More than 500 undergrads will receive their bachelor's degrees Saturday during the university's 87th annual commencement ceremony. 

The ceremony is slated to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Sewall Center Arena. Saleem Ghubril, executive director of the Pittsburgh Promise, will be as the event's keynote speaker. 

Also speaking at the undergraduate ceremony will be class of 2012 president Besart Stavileci, who also will receive the university's Presidential Transformational Award.

RMU will host its graduate student commencement ceremony at 4 p.m. on Friday, also in the Sewall Center Arena. More than 200 master's and doctoral students will receive diploma's, including Polly Dell'Omo, wife of RMU president Gregory Dell'Omo. 

Barbara McNees, president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, will be featured as a speaker at the graduate commencement. 

Check back with Patch for coverage. 

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