STOCKTON (CBS / AP) — A recent graduate of a Central Valley university who was shot multiple times when a gunman opened fire in a Colorado movie theater is among the survivors of the rampage.

Petra Anderson, who graduated from the University of the Pacific in May, was shot four times during a midnight showing of the Batman movie. One pellet entered her nose and traveled through her brain.

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A Colorado native, Anderson graduated with a major in music composition. In 2010, she composed and directed a musical tribute to veterans at the university concert hall. The 22 year-old was headed to the University of Maryland to pursue a graduate degree.

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Her boyfriend, Austin Hogan, spoke to the Associated Press by phone from a hospital. Hogan said that Anderson was responding to doctors.

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