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Thu May 25, 2023, 10:48 PM

This week, New Jersey's Seton Hall U. gave out baccalaureate diplomas to 1,386 humans - and one dog.

When graduating senior Grace Mariani rolled up in her wheelchair to receive her diploma, she was escorted by her service dog Justin, who had regularly accompanied her to her classes. Dr Joseph E. Nyre, the University's President, had a surprise for them: After handing Grace her leather bound diploma, he presented Justin with one of his own (the rolled-up version).

There was a moment of uncertainty when Justin, with Joseph Cardinal Tobin, Archbishop of Newark and University Board Chairman, looking on, cautiously sniffed the diploma. Satisfied, he then graciously accepted it, to the delight of all (especially Dr Nyre).

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Reply This week, New Jersey's Seton Hall U. gave out baccalaureate diplomas to 1,386 humans - and one dog. (Original post)
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Response to Princess Turandot (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 10:53 PM

1. Love this! With all the madness going on

Itís wonderful to see this. Ty

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Response to Princess Turandot (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 10:59 PM

2. Wonderful upbeat story

Justin deserved a diploma, too. He went through 4 years of college. Love it. What a good boy.

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Response to Princess Turandot (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 11:09 PM

3. Thanks for making me so happy cuz I saw this!

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Response to Princess Turandot (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 11:20 PM

4. love that!

so happy for Ms. Mariani and her pup, what an achievement!

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Response to Princess Turandot (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 12:08 AM

5. Awwww! What a good boy! And smart, too - well deserved!

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Response to Princess Turandot (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 12:30 AM

6. Awww Really sweet.

They are a team. They both deserve a diploma.

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Response to Princess Turandot (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 12:55 AM

7. As noted

Justin had to sniff his diploma before he accepted it.

Smart consumer dog!

p.s. I used to teach at this university.

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Response to Princess Turandot (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2023, 01:39 AM

8. Awwwwwwwwwww... Who's a good boy!

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