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Graduation Celebration Held
May 11, 2012
MANSFIELD, PA— Before they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, Mansfield University’s newest graduates were encouraged to cherish the bond they have with each other and their soon-to-be alma mater and explore the opportunities they’ve been prepared for.
Sheri Beam was the guest speaker for the annual Graduation Celebration held on Friday, May 11.
Beam, who earned her Bachelor’s degree in 1971, manages projects for Research Triangle International’s Office of Strategic Analysis, Communications and Business at the NASA Research Center in Hampton, VA.
“The years you spent here not only give you a degree, it’s going to give you a phenomenal foundation for where you go from here,” Beam told the graduates.
Using a kaleidoscope as a metaphor on how to see, deal with, and be ready for change, Beam said, “Opportunities are out there, take advantage of them and, when need be, use your kaleidoscope.”
The Graduation Celebration brings together graduates and university administration, faculty and staff on the day before Commencement. Special recognition is given to the candidates for outstanding senior.
Alumni Association President Amy Dupree Brooks ’80 welcomed the graduates to the ranks of MU alumni and urged them to stay connected with their soon to-be alma mater.
The event is made possible by the support of Professors Lee and Kathy Wright ’82, The MU Alumni Association, The Office of the Provost, The Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties (AFSCUF), and The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Workers (AFSCME).