WKU presents degree to parents of Owensboro student who died in December

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WKU President Timothy C. Caboni presents a diploma to Tresa and Douglas Wells in honor of their son Elliott. (Bryan Lemon, WKU)

OWENSBORO, Ky (WEHT) – A Western Kentucky University student from Owensboro who died last year received his diploma posthumously this past weekend.

Elliott Wells passed away in December and was a broadcasting and public relations major. His parents attended the commencement ceremony and got the diploma in memory of their son.

School officials say Wells represented the spirit of WKU.

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