Here’s to you: Celebrities, noted alums honor Spring 2020 graduates

Commencement 2020 proves a time for not only solemnity, but also celebration and fun, videos show


Editor’s note: In the video above, 10 UND notables – an actor, senator, and more – give their congratulations and advice to the University of North Dakota class of 2020. With no in-person commencement allowed, the UND fan favorites recorded the messages from their homes. The list includes:

Josh Duhamel
Karen Nyberg
Heidi Heitkamp
Dave St. Peter
Andy Armacost
Bubba Schweigert
Mark J. Lindquist
Cassie Gerhardt
Hunter Pinke
Linda Pancratz

And as the video below suggests, the COVID-19 pandemic did not stop University of North Dakota graduates from celebrating their commencement. Even though the ceremony was virtual, graduates found ways to make their day special.

Thank you, Class of 2020, for your tenacity and resilience during this challenging time. You persevered, and you did it! Congratulations!