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Message from the President


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Dear members of the Class of 2017:

First and foremost, congratulations! Commencement is just around the corner, which means the next phase of your life is about to begin.

Your graduation elicits mixed feelings in those of us at the College. While we will be sad to see you go, we are excited to welcome you to the community of Albright alumni who are making a difference in their professions, their disciplines, and their communities. The world needs more men and women with your skills and values, and I have no doubt that you will hit the ground running.

Of course, that will come in due time. First, you have a semester to complete, followed by a weekend full of ceremonies to enjoy. The Baccalaureate ceremony offers us a chance to gather as a community and reflect on your time here at Albright. It is a moving and poignant event, and I encourage you to attend.

Commencement itself is steeped in symbolism, beauty, legacy, and optimism. It is both a celebration of your academic achievements and a reminder of your newfound responsibilities – to yourself and our society – as you leave Albright. I encourage you to savor the entire ceremony and use it as an opportunity to take pride in what you have accomplished and to challenge yourself to reach even higher going forward.

The faculty, staff, and trustees are all looking forward to joining you for all of the Commencement weekend activities on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21. I join them in their anticipation and am delighted to have the privilege and honor of presiding at your Commencement ceremony. It will be a pleasure to shake your hand, congratulate you, and wish you well. With all good wishes, I am

Sincerely yours,


Lex O. McMillan III