A very special milestone became an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience for more than 2,000 University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown graduates, faculty, staff, alumni, their families and friends when Dr. William H. ("Bill") Cosby, educator, entertainer and comedic genius served as commencement speaker for the celebration of UPJ's 75th anniversary.
Excitement filled the air as families, friends and other loved ones entered the college's Sports Center for the ceremony. The UPJ Concert Band played popular tunes such as "New York, New York" and "America the Beautiful" as the crowd filed in.
Meanwhile, at the John P. Murtha Cambria County Municipal Airport, Mr. Cosby's private jet, Camille (named after his wife), landed.
Cosby processed into the Sports Center with the faculty and administration, wearing the typical graduation gown, but quickly removed it for his traditional attire of a sweatshirt, pants, a UPJ ball cap with a tassel, sunglasses and sneakers - bringing cheers from the crowd.
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