Vaughn College Commencement

Message from the President to the
Class of 2013 - 2014

fitzpatrick2.jpgOn behalf of the faculty, staff and board of trustees of Vaughn College, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your academic achievement. You have reached a milestone in your life, and we are proud to count you among the growing number of engineering, technology, management and aviation professionals who call Vaughn College their alma mater.

As you celebrate your achievements today, take a moment to thank all who have supported you in your efforts to get here. Most of all, I encourage you to reflect on the qualities and strengths you have developed that helped you achieve this important goal. You will need to draw on these attributes as you grow professionally and personally. I urge you to contemplate the friendships you have developed, the gifts of knowledge and support you have received from faculty and the values you have learned. These are treasures that will serve you well in the future. Remember this momentous journey — enjoy it, savor it and revel in it!

Finally, remember your alma mater. Your future success and the prosperity of Vaughn are now inextricably linked. We will need your support to thrive and continually enhance the value of the degree you are awarded today. I encourage you to stay connected to Vaughn as you move forward in your careers and reflect on what you can contribute as a member of this community. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest developments at your alma mater.

Today marks the commencement of a new chapter in your life, but the journey never ends. Wherever this journey takes you, you will always be a member of the Vaughn College community.

Our best wishes are with you today and into the future. Congratulations!

Best regards,

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John C. Fitzpatrick, Ed.D.
President