Graduate hopes to head south after commencement

Emma Collins

Angela Dice was one of the many non-traditional students who graduated with the class of fall 2016.

“I’m nervous, anxious and relieved,” the 35-year-old Chicago native said as she stood inside the entrance to E.A. Diddle Arena.

Dice, who received a degree in interdisciplinary studies, said she wants to move down south once she receives her diploma. Her list of potential new homes included Georgia, Texas and Florida.

Before she packs up to leave, Dice will walk into Diddle Arena as her children, friends and grandmother cheer from the stands.

“It’s been a long time,” Dice said.