HENRY COUNTY, Va. - Patrick Henry Community College students won't be the only graduates receiving degrees at the college's graduation Saturday.
Artemis the service dog will also be receiving a degree.
Artemis belongs to student Jonathan Shauberger
Shauberger is graduating with a general studies degree with an emphasis in information technology.
He suffers from brain damage as a result of a car crash and says Artemis helps lower his anxiety level and be more social.
He says he wouldn't be graduating without her.
"From what I understand, she's the first dog to graduate from (Patrick Henry Community College), so it's exciting for both, to know that, 'Hey, she has a degree, too,'" Shauberger said.
He now plans to go to Longwood University and he says Artemis will stay with him.
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