"It's kind of embarrassing, kind of degrading". Fuchs did not identify the usher, but students were distributing the contact information of a UF lecturer on social media.
As students were called to receive their diplomas, some of them attempted to dance while walking across the stage as they were projected on the big screen. The actions were met with boos from the crowd. Soon, the word of the college employee's incivility spread on social media, sparking outrage amongst alumni, parents and current students. "That's not at all what commencement is about - it's about celebration".
Two students spoke to Good Morning America this morning.
"During one of this weekend's commencement ceremonies, we were inappropriately aggressive in rushing students across the stage".
The school has since issued an apology in response to the very apparent mistreatment of its graduating students. "I want to personally apologize for us doing that on behalf of myself and the University of Florida". Busted my ass to graduate with highest honors and they couldn't even make time to say my middle name, which carries family legacy.
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"I was actually too afraid because I saw him shove other people", he added.
"I hope those of you who are graduating take with you the vision that created Florida Polytechnic University and now contribute to creating the workforce of the future". Both of his friends who strolled across the stage were pushed, he said, while one "got an entire bear hug".
Wilde, though, clearly offended, was not really surprised by the usher's behavior.
However, he may have been getting impatient near the end as he aggressively grabs and shoves several of male and female students when they stop to do a victory dance.
Oliver Telusma was one of the graduates who has since opened up about his experience being mistreated.