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First-generation college student Hector Arroyo De La Paz just graduated from UC Santa Cruz next week with a bachelor’s degree in legal studies and Latin American and Latino studies. He credits his parents for making it happen.

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UC Santa Cruz commencement weekend was a time for graduates to honor those who helped them along the way—the mentors, friends, colleagues, extended family, parents, and children who cheered them on and guided their path.

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