Cate Lorenz, left, stands outside the ballroom at Centennial Hall with her daughter, Jessica, on Sunday before their graduation ceremony. Cate, 45, is graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in language arts and social science. Daughter Jessica is graduating with a bachelor of arts in English. Cate will return to her home in Arlington, Wash., to pursue work while her daughter earns a graduate degree in literature from American University.
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