Celebrating Our Graduates!

Posted on: April 30, 2013

Grad GirlIt’s that time of year when a month’s worth of activities get squeezed into one week and we all wonder how graduation could possibly be just a few days away. The big day could not come soon enough for our graduates (and their parents) as they prepare to wrap up a critical chapter of their lives.

It’s time to celebrate: 11 of the 24 MSU Outstanding Senior Awards (campuswide) were presented to our CAS Class of 2013!

These soon-to-be graduates have persevered to earn their diplomas despite the unexpected hurdles they championed along the way. Their families have watched them emerge into stronger-minded, creative problem solvers ready to take on the next big challenge. And the faculty hope that the world will be a better place under the stewardship of their most recent protégés.

The College of Communication Arts & Sciences alone will graduate more than 800 students at the end of this week. Each will embark on a new journey that could take them anywhere in the world.  As Spartans, they are prepared with the knowledge, experience, friendships and international alumni network ­– a half million strong – that will lay the foundation for their success as lifelong learners and communication leaders.

From the career advisor who helped line up their dream internship and the faculty member who accompanied them on their study abroad, to the alumni who helped fund their scholarships and the parent or associate dean who advised them, we all watch our graduates cross this threshold with a great sense of accomplishment and anticipation.

For many of us, this is our life’s work. To share our knowledge, research and best practices in hopes that each graduating class will better master the creative universe, enrich lives through communication, and advance science and technological innovation.

Congratulations and thanks to all our graduates for being a part of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences — now go forth as Spartans Will!


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