To WesternU's Class of 2015,
"When you leave here, don’t forget why you came." - Adlai Stevenson
Much time, effort, focus and sacrifice have brought you to this day. Celebrate. Share the joy of your accomplishment with your family, friends, and the fellow graduates who will be your professional colleagues from this day forward. Pause for a moment, take a deep breath, and say "well done" to yourself, quietly.
Then be prepared for what comes next: More time, effort, focus, and sacrifice, as you do your utmost to serve the patients whose well-being has been your goal. They’ve been out there all along, anticipating the arrival of a caring, compassionate, expert healer. They’ve been waiting for you.
I am proud of each and every one of you, and thrilled by your success. You make every member of the Western University of Health Sciences proud.