Overcast Skies Can't Dampen FAMU Grads' Spirits

Just down the road at Bragg Stadium hundreds of Rattler's lined up to receive their diplomas and as their future is wide open, cloudy skies couldn't dampen the excitement at Bragg Stadium Saturday when thousands anxiously listened for their name to be called out.

With diplomas in hand this class of 2004 says it's armed and ready for what the future holds. That same excitement from both students and family abounded when the keynote speaker took center stage. It was none other than CNN's creator and media mogul, Ted Turner.

“We can't have a situation where five percent of people make 80 percent of the wealth,” Turner said.

“I think it was a good choice to see someone go from bottom and work way up to empire, has a great impact on me,” said FAMU graduate, Anthony Belvin.

With an entertainment heavyweight as a guest speaker, with an exhilarating crowd and with the reputation as the state's only public historically black university, FAMU graduates have much to be proud of as they say good-bye books and hello world.

FAMU's commencement ceremony Sunday was one of the shortest on record and fears of a rain out where put to rest with mother nature providing clear skies.