During Commencement Weekend, Multicultural Student Programs and Services bid farewell to the graduates, who participated in the Africana, Asian Pacific Island, Latino and Native American Recognition Ceremonies. One hundred and ninety-two graduate and undergraduates were recognized for their academic achievements. Honorary Doctorate Sr. Antona Ebo, F.S.M. offered words of wisdom to the audience at the Africana Recognition Ceremony as did Katie Washington `10 Valedictorian. The other ceremony speakers were: Kristine Yuen `10 (Asian Pacific Island), Professor José Limón (Latino) and Tobias Blake M.Th. `09 (Native American). At each of the ceremonies, the recipients of Latin Honors were given accolades for their outstanding academic performance.
Thank you to the undergraduates, who stayed to assist with these celebrations. Voices of Faith, Mariachi and Coro Primivera Nuestra Senora, your contributions were deeply appreciated. We also want to acknowledge the faculty and administrators, who participated in the faculty processions. It was an honor for the parents and family members to see the Village that nurtured their sons and daughters throughout their matriculation.
MSPS charges undergraduates to strive for academic excellence while creating your legacy at Our Lady’s University. If you begin with a proper life and academic balance, your Notre Dame experience will be fulfilling. Our prayer for the summer is that God be with our graduates as they venture into the next phase of their lives. We also ask that He keep the undergraduates safe.
Lastly, MSPS will have some new faces in the fall. Alexandria Moore and Meg Brandl were part of the Class of 2013 and Ally Kwun will be abroad. So stop by and welcome the new members of the MSPS Team.
If you are on campus, please welcome Ke `Ana A. Bradley, MSPS Assistant Director for Programming.
Have a safe summer.
Iris L. Outlaw