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Michelle Obama Touts Education, Appears in Selfie at Dillard Graduation

A senior class president took the picture right before the first lady gave the 2014 commencement ceremony at Dillard University in New Orleans.

A graduation ceremony Saturday left Dillard University's Class of 2014 — and first lady Michelle Obama — all smiles.

Senior class president Nicole Tison introduced Obama to the crowd and then snapped a selfie with her, which was later posted to Twitter.

Tison had made news after attempting to get President Barack Obama to deliver the 2014 commencement speech at the historically black college in New Orleans. Although the president kindly declined, he did encourage his wife to do the honor.

Classmates of Tison tweeted their reactions after witnessing her get a moment with the first lady.

In her speech, Michelle Obama told students to stay hungry for education, even after graduation. She received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the university.

— Mel Bailey