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May 6, 2009

Danielle Lail is graduate No. 10,000

Florida Gulf Coast University added another milestone to its growing list of achievements Sunday when the 13-year-old school awarded its 10,000th diploma.

Danielle Lail, a college of arts & sciences student, was acknowledged as the 10,000th graduate toward the end of Sunday's three-hour ceremony at Germain Arena. The Syracuse, N.Y. native was one of 1,128 spring FGCU graduates, the largest graduating class in university history.

"When they first told me, I was a little bit set off. I couldn't believe it," Lail said. "I'm so thrilled and honored to be a part of history. This is just the beginning of exciting things to come for this university."
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