To WesternU's Class of 2016,
The class work, the crazy schedule, the ridiculous hours and the sleep deprivation have come to an end – at least for this day. It’s time to celebrate, to hug your family, friends and classmates, and to congratulate yourselves on a job well done. Today, you are graduates of Western University of Health Sciences.
I remind you, though, that this ceremony is called “commencement” for a reason. As this phase of your life ends, another begins. The skills learned over the previous years at WesternU will help you forge your path to the next phase, and to all your life to come.
As a graduate of WesternU, you are specially equipped to be of service to others, and to make the world a better place. So, pat yourself on the back today. Have fun! Take a breather! Then dive into the work you’re expertly educated to do.
Congratulations and godspeed.
Gary Gugelchuk, PhD