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A diploma and a ring for this NIU grad

January 13, 2021

Angel Hannah and Wade Harnesk.

Angel Hannah got more than a diploma during Northern Illinois University’s virtual commencement ceremony last month.

The 23-year-old received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences along with a marriage proposal from Wade Harnesk, 23, of Kennesaw, Georgia.

“I was honestly so shocked and surprised,” Hannah, of Country Club Hills, said. “When I got in (to the virtual ceremony), I turned around and he was down on one knee with the ring.”

Hannah said she immediately screamed “yes,” and Harnesk wrote it in the interactive chat that the couple was engaged.

“He’s my best friend and I wouldn’t want to spend graduation -or the rest of my life – with anyone else,” the bride-to-be said.

Congratulations to the happy couple.