BG Hood Graduation 5

Kori Payne, who graduated with a master’s degree, waves to the crowd after receiving a diploma during commencement Saturday morning at Hood College.

For Tashera Dean, 22, a good summary of her time at Hood College is: Que tus sueños sean más grandes que tus miedos.

Dean, a Spanish major, who minored in African American studies and psychology, translated that to: “May your dreams be bigger than your fears.”