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Student Wears Wedding Dress Under Gown, Gets Married Then Graduates

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File photo of graduates throwing their caps in the air.  (credit: Sam Edwards/Getty Images)

File photo of graduates throwing their caps in the air. (credit: Sam Edwards/Getty Images)

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PULLMAN, Wash. (CBS Seattle/AP) — With friends and family already gathered for her graduation from Washington State University, Cassie Dotts thought it would be a good time for another ceremony – her wedding.

She married University of Idaho fisheries science graduate Ben Ho in a ceremony on Friday in Moscow, Idaho. Then she received her doctorate in veterinary medicine in Saturday’s WSU graduation in Pullman, Wash.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that Dotts wore her cap and gown over her wedding dress for people who wanted to see her as both a graduate and newlywed.

The paper reported that Dotts and Ho met on Match.com while she was working toward her degree.

The couple was engaged for a year. Dotts told the Daily News that “the graduation seemed like a good time to get married because family and friends would already be in town.”

The couple plans to move to Dotts’ native Nevada where she plans to work as a veterinarian in Las Vegas.

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