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Branch graduates from Bridgewater

Terrell S. Branch of Cumberland, was one of 368 graduating seniors at Bridgewater College on Saturday, May 20.

Retired four-star Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, who commanded all U.S. forces in Europe as the head of U.S. European Command and all NATO forces as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, served as the keynote speaker.

According to a press release, of the graduates, 102 earned bachelor of arts degrees and 240 earned bachelor of science degrees.

“Eighteen members of the class graduated summa cum laude — the top academic honor which requires at least a 3.9 grade point average on a 4.0 scale,” officials said in the release.

Branch graduated with a major in biology.