Creighton University honored the lives of three students who were killed in a car crash last October during Saturday’s graduation at the CenturyLink Center.
Yoselin Deleon, Jennifer Guzman, Akuel Majouk, and former Creighton student Mariana Ramirez died when they were on their way to Kansas City for Majouk’s 22nd birthday.
During graduation the three families came up on stage to accept posthumous degrees.
“It’s emotional for us, we knew those students, it's a great day to celebrate the graduation of all these other students, but it is hard on that family because they are reminded what this day could have been for them,” said Dean of the Heider College of Business, Anthony Hendrickson.
The families were given their daughters business degrees as well as a sash representing the sorority, Sigma Lamda Gamma, they were a part of.
“We want to be able to recognize the achievements to help bring further closer for those families,” said Hendrickson.
He said the school wanted to show the families how much these girls meant to the university.
“They are gone but certainly not forgotten,” he said.