Area student receives degree from Duke University

Duke University awarded more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees during its annual commencement ceremony May 12.

Duke President Richard H. Brodhead presided over the ceremony in the university’s Wallace Wade football stadium, and philanthropist Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, delivered the commencement address.

The following local student was among those to receive degrees:

Ms. Nicole Sofia Alvarez
Miami, FL USA 33156-5714
Bachelor of Arts
Graduation W High Distinction In English

Her parents Emilio and Martha Alvarez have lived in Pinecrest for many years. She graduated from Westminster Christian High School in ’09.

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