The day was dedicated to the young men and women who after four years of classes, presentations, internships, hard work, and even a little fun, arrived at one of the most important events in their lives. Given that fewer than 50% of all high school students enroll in college, and fewer than 60% actually graduate, it is a significant accomplishment for them to make it this far.
On Saturday, May 11, we heard heartfelt remarks from our valedictorian and senior class president, and welcomed Connecticut Governor, Dannel Malloy, as our commencement speaker who shared his congratulations, words of wisdom, and encouragement as our graduates begin their professional journeys.
On the Friday evening before Commencement, it was also my pleasure to recognize our Who’s Who recipients—students who have demonstrated their leadership skills and potential while here at Nichols. These students clearly distinguished themselves in and out of the classroom, on the field and ice, and in leadership positions across campus.
For those of us who have taught, counseled, and mentored these students, it is rewarding to see them develop into confident young men and women with the potential to become leaders who represent Nichols College in our community, country, and around the world.
We wish all of these students the very best in their professional careers and are now proud to call them alumni!