Nearly 400 students graduate from Pace University

Nearly 400 students at Pace University became college graduates today after four years of studying, tests and papers.

Many students said they feel a sense of accomplishment and relief as they listened to speeches congratulating them. For some, they're entering a tough job market, but others said they already have work lined up.

The commencement was tinged with some sadness, as many students remembered their classmate DJ Henry, 20, who was killed in a police-involved shooting outside a Thornwood bar last fall.

Students said losing their friend was difficult, but that they came closer together as a university and as a community because of it.

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