Charge to the Graduates
May 22, 2011
President Jo Young Switzer
Thank you for choosing Manchester. Your being here has shaped who we are. As you sit here, straining to close this chapter in your lives, I charge you to meet four simple challenges every day:
Express thanks. Gratitude changes our perspectives and frees us to live and love more fully.
Keep learning. Lifelong learning helps us grow and opens doors you cannot even imagine right now.
Respect difference. Our Creator made people and cultures and languages and viewpoints and geography different for a reason.
Remember Manchester College. This College welcomed you when you first arrived.
Faculty and staff supported you while you studied here. Now you are a graduate. Be generous with your time and your gifts to keep our doors open to others.
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