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Graduation celebrates achievement

May 6, 2014

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
- William Butler Yeats

This is the time of the year we celebrate student achievement at the IUPUI commencement ceremonies. The two largest ceremonies will be held on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11, while the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Law will be on Saturday, May 10, all at the Indiana Convention Center.

It is impressive reflecting on the commitment of our students whose accomplishments entail years of work -- whether for an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or a doctorate.

As we celebrate the IUPUI Class of 2014 and their future, let us also thank our colleagues -- IUPUI faculty and staff -- who have devoted their careers to student achievement. To each graduate: I hope your partnership with the faculty created a profound and lasting learning experience that you will call upon for the rest of your lives.

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