Commencement: a family affair

Posted on May 20, 2013 in Alumni News and News

Commencement weekend is kind of a big deal. After four (-plus?) years, maybe it was your turn to walk down the Hill. Perhaps your child donned a sparkly “Hi, Mom!” mortarboard and tearfully bid adieu to campus. Or maybe you just get a thrill being a part of the action. But we doubt anyone had more reason to be excited this year than the Cappo family: Overland Park alumni Bruce and Mary Ann Cappo had not one, not two, but three children graduate at KU’s 141st-annual Commencement on Sunday.


The Cappo family: Bruce, Emily, David, Mary Ann and Michael


Their oldest, Michael, who earned his undergraduate degree at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on Sunday took home a KU law degree. David, who turned 24 on Sunday, spent the last two years in Europe studying and interning in Germany and France and received a master’s of architecture degree. And Emily, 22, majored in unified early childhood education and graduated with an education degree.

Mom attended KU for a summer and Dad has walked the Hill twice, for his undergraduate and graduate degrees.

It’s safe to say these Jayhawks celebrated in true blue fashion–times three.

–Lydia Benda

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