President Lee Higdon said the Class of 2013 has met the challenges he outlined for them when they arrived during a torrential downpour in the late summer of 2009.
"You have become leaders on this campus – relied upon by students, faculty and staff for your opinions, your expertise and your involvement,” he told the graduates.
President Higdon added that the Class of 2013 had the honor of attending Connecticut College during an important time in its history. The Class celebrated the College’s Centennial; witnessed the ribbon cuttings for the new fitness center and the new science center; was the first to benefit from the Residential Education Fellows program, in which professors and students work together to enhance intellectual programming in the residence halls; and is the first to include Posse Foundation scholars, a group of student leaders who have helped the College become a more welcoming community for people from all backgrounds.
“You have your entire future ahead of you. I hope you continue to embrace learning in all forms; continue to cross boundaries and to make connections others don’t see; and continue to live the values of the Honor Code and to respect and value equity and inclusiveness as part of your life-long learning. Above all, please stay connected to Connecticut College,” he said.
Higdon, Jr., Leo I., "President Higdon's 95th Commencement Address" (2013). Commencement Addresses. Paper 32.
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