Graduates at the afternoon ceremony, above, look to the crowd for friendly faces. At left, Chris Matthews delivers the afternoon commencement address. ODU awarded honorary doctorates to Matthews and Leonard Pitts, who spoke to graduates at the morning program. Also receiving honorary degrees were: Richard F. Barry III, vice chairman of Landmark Communications; Deborah DiCroce, president of Tidewater Community College; Ethel L. Grandy, a local activist; Frank Reidy, president of McClees Associates; and Charles A. Taylor, president of Thomas Nelson Community College.
PHOTOS BY CHUCK THOMAS