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Victims Remembered at Virginia Tech Graduation

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Victims Remembered at Virginia Tech Graduation

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Victims Remembered at Virginia Tech Graduation

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Commencement ceremonies were bittersweet this weekend on the campus of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

The campus was the scene of last month's shooting rampage that left 32 victims dead.

Virginia Tech graduates remembered their classmates, and looked to the future, at Friday's graduation.

Remembering Virginia Tech's Shooting Victims

When a gunman opened fire in a classroom building on the Virginia Tech campus Monday, he took the lives of at least 30 people, including students and faculty members. Two more students died in an earlier shooting at a dorm. Here, a brief look at those victims whose names have been confirmed by NPR:

Ross Alameddine

Ross Alameddine

Alameddine, 20, was a sophomore English major from Saugus, Mass. A memorial page on Facebook.com describes him as "an intelligent, funny, easygoing guy." Alameddine was killed in the classroom building, Norris Hall, Robert Palumbo, a family friend, told the Associated Press. Photo from Facebook.com.