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Regional 2009 Commencements

Join Indiana University Communications photographers Chris Meyer, Heather Brogden and Aaron Bernstein on a tour of commencements at IU campuses around the state where 16,901 students were eligible to receive IU degrees. Commencement week began on May 9, 2009, at IU Bloomington and concluded on May 15 at IU East in Richmond.

IU School of Nursing Dean Marion Broome (right) hands out scrolls to graduates during the ceremony at IUPUI.

Grads line up for the commencement ceremony at IUPUI.

Ushers stand by tables lined with stacks of commencement programs.

Ushers stand by tables lined with stacks of commencement programs.

Platform party robes carry on the ancient tradition of ceremonial academic attire.

Tamara Pearce fixes her mortarboard and tassel before the IU Southeast ceremony.

IU Southeast nursing school graduates celebrate the ending of the ceremony with aerosol string.

James Thompkins gets his picture taken with family members.

IU Kokomo graduates walk single file during the commencement procession.

A graduate descends the library stairs to line up for the IU Kokomo ceremony.

Following the IU Kokomo commencement ceremony, Nick Weed takes a walk down to the picturesque campus well house.

President Michael A. McRobbie applauds the graduates attending the IU South Bend commencement.

Crystal Smith of Elkhart waves to her family during the IU South Bend ceremony.

An emotional Milika Nkosi expresses happiness for all to see during her graduation ceremony.

The Indiana University mace is a symbol of authority. It is carried in the procession of graduates and the platform party by the grand marshal at each commencement ceremony.

IPFW graduates file into their commencement ceremony at Memorial Coliseum.

Graduates are framed between the edges of two ceremonial banners.

Scrolls await the 2009 graduates of IU Northwest.

University Grand Marshal Edwin Marshall leads the platform party from the floor following commencement.

IU Northwest Chancellor Bruce W. Bergland speaks to the graduating class.

Amber Spurgin makes a face as her cap is pushed into place.

Jennifer Wetherell gets a hug from an IU East staff member.

The IU East 2009 graduating class listens to President McRobbie's commencement address.