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Orman Morton III in a bright green work vest. He is looking up at the top of a long white measuring stick, and in his other hand he holds a small yellow notebook.

Proving his mettle

Two hours before he walked across a stage to accept his Oregon State University diploma, Orman Morton III was asked to reflect on what the feat meant to him. The question caught him off guard. His eyes welled up. His booming voice quivered. In that moment, the events of the years leading to his graduation raced through his mind, and the accomplishment overwhelmed him.