For many students and parents, today was one of the proudest days of their lives.
Western Kentucky University held their fall commencement at E.A Diddle Arena.
Thousands of families and students filled the arena for the graduation ceremony.
One of the proud on lookers was Pat Grimes .
She says watching her 39-year-old son graduate is unforgettable.
"I'm very proud of him because hes in a wheelchair and he's worked very hard to get where he is today," says parent, Pat Grimes.
This marks WKU 170th commencement.