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Congratulations, Class of 2013!


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(Cap and Gown last September, remember that lovely day?)

I posted the blog below earlier today, and now Commencement is already a memory!  Congratulations to the Class of 2013!  THANK YOU to all of our hard-working Trinity staff and faculty — more on that tomorrow!

We are so grateful to our speaker Maria Gomez, and we’ll be posting her remarks next week.

My remarks, which I decided not to give due to the weather, are posted here.

More to come, but for now, it was a wonderful commencement despite the gray weather, and thanks to everyone for making it so memorable for our graduates!

Here’s the blog from earlier today:

From my office window, I can see our amazing Facilities crew hard at work setting up 3500 chairs on the front lawn — it must be Commencement Day!  Despite some clouds and forecasts of some moisture (well, ok, showers, but right this minute says only 20% chance of precip at 4 pm in this zip code!), we have every intention of having a beautiful, bright and joyful commencement…. outside!  Only lightening and thunder can change that, but I don’t see that on the weather service forecast for 4 pm….

Yesterday’s events were just delightful — a truly uplifting Baccalaureate Mass in our newly-reopened Notre Dame Chapel, such a beautiful sacred space.  Then on to a fun and festive senior luncheon in Alumnae Hall, with so many memories, a wonderful tribute by Senior Class Advisor Dr. Mary Lynn Rampolla, and other remembrances.

My remarks to the class during senior luncheon are posted here, and I’ll be posting more remarks and photos on this blog later this weekend after commencement.


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