The tassel is worth the hassle
"The tassel is worth the hassle." "I can do this." "Quitters never win!" Similar thoughts likely crossed your mind once upon a time as you prepared for your final exams that last semester before graduation. None of us would be where we are, reading this e-newsletter as alumni, if we didn't have friends, family members and mentors to encourage us and give us that extra boost as we prepared for that very special day in our lives: commencement day.
Now, as UHCL's spring 2012 Commencement is only days away, the association has a new group of grads on the last leg of their journey at UHCL. What would you tell them if you could address them on commencement day? Do you have any words of advice for the newest members of our alumni association?
New grad Mallory Keeling, BS in Business Administration, says she prepares herself for graduation by remembering her mother's words of wisdom to "never give up and always finish what you started." Mallory is not your "typical" college student. Like many UHCL students, she worked a full-time job while attending classes to earn her degree. After five years in school to complete her bachelor's degree, Mallory advises fellow graduates to "always remember to put your best foot forward and never lose sight of your dreams." Mallory plans to continue working in the banking industry as she has for the past 8 years and views graduation not as the end, yet merely the beginning: "the beginning of a new life, new career and new perspective on life."
Alumni Association Executive Council Chair Bill Shock '03, '06, will perform the alumni induction ceremony for School of Business and School of Education this Saturday. He reminds graduates to "always remember where you started, it allows you to remain humble through your successes." What perspectives can you offer new grads? To encourage the newest members of the association, visit our Facebook page and leave an inspiring note or some words of wisdom. You never know who may be reading and how it may impact their life!
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