WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The big day finally arrived for some Purdue graduates Friday.
Purdue's 2013 Spring commencement ceremony for the Colleges of Science and Technology took place inside Elliott Hall of Music.
Students threw on the old cap and gown and proudly walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.
Graduate Rebecca Kangas, who plans to be a teacher, says she's excited to graduate and experience the real world.
"It's amazing. I honestly, I can't even imagine that today is this day. It's been four years here and it just flew by. I'm just really excited that it's finally done with. I can stop paying to be here and actually get to do something real," says Kangas.
Friday's commencement was Mitch Daniels' first as Purdue president.
Daniels told graduates while they may not remember his 13-minute commencement speech, he will always remember it for being his first.
Catholics in Tippecanoe County prayed to combat hunger around the world.
As Purdue classes end for the semester, campus bar representatives and local law enforcement met to discuss what they noticed during the semester.
Authorities make two arrests Monday night in connection with a counterfeiting case.