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Mesa State gives Grand Valley alumna posthumous diploma

Photo by Charles BroshousHeather Jay's parents, Nancy and Craig, accepted her diploma on her behalf from Mesa State President Tim Foster at a ceremony on May 16.
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” There was one student missing from Mesa State College’s commencement ceremony on May 16 in Grand Junction.

Heather Jay was a 2006 graduate of Grand Valley High School in Parachute and was attending Mesa State when she was killed in a traffic accident last November near DeBeque.

She was studying kinesiology and was on track to graduate in just three years.



Jay’s family attended the commencement ceremony at Stocker Stadium where Gov. Bill Ritter gave the commencement address.

Jay’s parents, Nancy and Craig, accepted her diploma on her behalf after exchanging hugs with the governor and Mesa State President Tim Foster.


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