Dear friends of East Georgia State College,
Happy Mother’s Day! Many of you are Moms. I hope you take satisfaction today in that truly special role. I trust, also, that all of you are taking time today to tell your own mother how much you appreciate her.
This week’s letter is brief. (Ok, I do realize some of you are saying “thankfully!”). The reason for brevity today is that I want to focus on one very important event --- commencement.
Last week was a special one for East Georgia State College. Our spring 2020 commencement celebrated the accomplishments of our graduates. For many of you, that group included your own children or relatives or friends. Although virtual, the ceremony sent a clear message to our graduates:
We are deeply proud of your accomplishments. You are important to us. Congratulations graduates!
If you were unable to join us for the virtual ceremony on Friday evening, please take the time to enjoy the celebration --- and then send a text or email of congratulations to one or more of these special graduates.
Please join me in a shout out to the people who made this possible. This was a labor of love for each of them. They each wanted to assure that our graduates had the celebration they deserved.
Let’s all begin looking forward right now to our Fall 2020 Commencement. Colonel George Frederick, who was scheduled to speak at our Spring 2020 Commencement (and who appeared on the video) will be our speaker in fall. As Colonel Fred announced, all of the Spring 2020 graduates and their supporters are invited to join our Fall 2020 graduates in a face-to-face commencement. It promises to be a truly exciting day. All of these graduates will “walk” across the stage to accept our congratulations in person. It is going to be an amazing event.
Stay healthy. Stay safe.
East Georgia State College