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Montana State University celebrates 2018 Commencement

Posted at 3:50 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:04:46-04

BOZEMAN – Three alumni classes were honored today at Montana State University’s 2018 Commencement.

The class of 1968 were congratulated for their 50th golden anniversary, the class of 1958 celebrated 60 years and four students from the class of 1948 were honored for an incredible 70 years since they walked across the stage.

91-year-old Nina Murfitt Krakenberg graduated from MSU with a degree in health and physical education. She now lives in Hayden, ID. She drove to Bozeman by herself for this year’s commencement ceremony. Her family wasn’t so sure about her making the trip alone.

“They didn’t really want me to come, they thought I was too old, you know I couldn’t make it, but I did,” said Krakenberg.

She says it feels amazing to be back in Montana, the place she truly calls home.

“We all love to live in the past but we have had such good memories and good times here. And being a Montanan you really feel young again or you feel full. You feel fulfilled, I guess you would say that,” said Krakenberg.

Lauren Anderson decided to work for MSU’s Alumni Office because of the school spirit of people like Krakenberg.

“These people are just such loyal Bobcats and they are just so proud of their university and it’s an amazing group of people,” she said.

There were around 1,500 2018 MSU Graduates.

Reporting by Mederios Babb for MTN News