University of Vermont

Ceremonial Events - Commencement

Staff Council Greeting

Greeting: Eileen J. Hanerfeld
President of the Staff Council

On behalf of the University of Vermont Staff Community, I congratulate you on your graduation.

This is a day to cherish, a day that memories are made of; for you as well as for your family and friends. Today marks a new beginning, a time of change, anticipation and adventure. Some of you are already certain of the next step in your plans and some of you may have only begun to consider your options.

Whether you will be working, pursuing graduate studies or still exploring the available options, be confident in your abilities to accomplish what you set out to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "whenever nature has work to do, she creates genius to accomplish it". As you take your degree from the nation’s premier small public research university, do so with the knowledge that you have within you the genius Emerson spoke about – The genius to do great things.

Last modified May 24 2007 01:03 PM

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