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Mom’s dying wish opens new chapter for NCU graduate

When Waid-Ann Wedderburn burst into tears before being awarded her degree on Sunday, many assumed the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) graduate was simply overjoyed at having mastered a tough academic challenge.

Overcome with emotion, Wedderburn was ushered off the stage and consoled, then returned, still in tears, but mustered enough strength to accept her Bachelor of Science degree in management studies from university president, Dr Lincoln Edwards.

Sighs echoed throughout the audience when it was disclosed that the 22-year-old had lost her mother four months ago.

Wedderburn told The Gleaner that her graduation from the Manchester-based institution was her mother’s greatest wish.

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