President Krueger, honored guests, distinguished faculty, staff, and administrative colleagues, friends and family members, and most of all to you, the Concordia University Irvine graduating class of December 2017:
I stand here acutely aware of two things:
- I am the last thing standing between you graduates and your diplomas; and
- Because of item 1, it is extremely unlikely that you will remember anything I say here today.
I’ve been a member of Concordia’s faculty for more than 25 years. I’ve attended every commencement ceremony organized by the university during that time except one, and to be honest, I only really remember two graduation speeches: Continue reading Today You’re at Bree