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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – Cheyenne Bond of Maypearl was among the 166 graduates that Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law conferred Juris Doctor degrees upon May 7 at Red Hat Amphitheater during its 43rd hooding and graduation ceremony. Dean J. Rich Leonard also bestowed 11 Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees on behalf of the Nottingham Law School, United Kingdom.

“Today is the culmination of a seemingly endless amount of hard work, preparation and sacrifice,” Leonard said. “We celebrate your accomplishments to date, and we look forward to watching as you launch your new careers.”

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) was the commencement speaker and addressed the struggles students faced throughout the pandemic.

“I know you’ve had other challenges, for some of you it’s been sickness, for some caring for parents, for some caring for children, for some it is experiencing a death close to you, but now you are here and have made it,” he said. “You have plowed through the hardship.”


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law has been recognized by the American Bar Association as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,300 alumni who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2021, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 12 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s capital city.

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