Kyle Murphy of Manchester Center received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in architecture from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Approximately 5,000 bachelor's degree, master's degree, and Ph.D. candidates along with their families and friends attended the on-campus ceremony presided by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger.
First lady Michelle Obama and U. S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, addressed Virginia Tech's Class of 2012 during University Commencement exercises.
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