Promises Kept

Julius Erving

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Julius Erving, UMass Amherst 1986, who left UMass after his junior year to play professional basketball but made a commitment to his mother that he would still earn his undergraduate degree. Erving recalls the moment his degree was awarded: "We all celebrated. That's how the promise was made and the promise was kept."

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