Dean Bob Stine: Commencement is a time to reflect on the path that got you here and to dream about possibilities for the future. It's also a time to thank those who helped you arrive at this moment, and that list may be long. It includes your family, your friends, your peers, and many here on campus. I join you in thanking and honoring your many supporters.

I also want you to know that CCAPS faculty and staff are extremely proud of what you've accomplished. Completing your degree is a significant achievement. All your hard work has led to this moment, and we hope you savor it!

Graduation signifies both an ending and a beginning, and we're naturally compelled to seek togetherness to celebrate such a major milestone.

The all-campus commencement ceremonies will be a new experience for all of us, and I look forward to the joy and celebration that will fill the stadium! I'm inspired by the spirit of this graduating class, the determination to work hard, to remain positive, to imagine bold solutions, and to look forward.

You now join the more than 12,000 CCAPS alumni living and working around the world, and we're excited to see the impact you will make.

Thank you for spending time with us, for enriching us, and for allowing us to learn along with you. Be bold as you take your next step.

Graduates, hats off to thee!