Well here we are. When I was in kindergarten I made a time capsule to be opened once I graduated from high school. I remember thinking to myself how vastly distant that moment was. I just couldn’t believe that could ever happen. The funny thing is, I still can’t believe it. I have been living in increments, one day after another, so that when I finally realized I was graduating, I barely knew what I had been doing. I had to ask myself who am I, what have I done, where have I gone, and where am I going?
Good morning and welcome faculty, staff, administration, friends, family, distant relatives and minor acquaintances alike to the graduation ceremonies of the Class of 2016. Thank you all for coming, though if you are hoping for a comedy show you will be severely disappointed to know that the Joke of the Day performance will be taking place after the ceremony concludes.