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ITT Tech graduates hold graduation ceremony at Sunset Park

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ITT Technical School graduates pose for a picture on Sept. 17, 2016. (Kurt Rempe/FOX5) ITT Technical School graduates pose for a picture on Sept. 17, 2016. (Kurt Rempe/FOX5)
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More than a week after ITT Technical Institute shut down all 130 of its U.S. campuses, thousands of students are looking for a new place to learn, but some students said they have a reason to celebrate.

A group of students completed graduation requirements one week before the school closed.

“I think we deserve it. We worked hard. I had to tolerate these same eight people for the last two years,” said graduate Teresa Rogers.

Rogers was part of the school’s final graduating class.

“Because the school closed we were not allowed to have our own graduation, so we wanted to do something for ourselves,” said Mathew Leroy, the class valedictorian.  

The students held a ceremony at Sunset Park Saturday to mark their accomplishment. Family and friends were invited to attend.  

“He’s got a two-year-old that he had to go home and take care of after working all day and going to school all night, but he did it,” said Bobbi Eldredge, a parent of a graduate.

The graduates told FOX5 they’re getting their diplomas in the coming months.

After the school closed, ITT Technical Institute sent a list of schools that will accept transfer credits. The College of Southern Nevada was included on the list.

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