2016 Virtual Commencement

PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS

Michael J. Smith
President of Berkeley College

Dear Graduate,

On behalf of all of us at Berkeley College — our faculty, staff, and associates — congratulations!

You have reached a major milestone in your education. Though you may think you have reached the end of the journey, today marks the beginning of the next phase of your lives as graduates of Berkeley College. We want you to look at this remarkable achievement as a celebration of your success. There is more ahead of you, and I fully expect you to continue to invest in yourself and grow in every dimension of your lives as lifelong learners.

What does it mean to be a Berkeley College graduate?

It means you join a distinct group of more than 50,000 alumni who are excelling in their careers and making a difference in their communities.

It means you have an education that allows you to bring a diverse perspective and creative solutions to the workplace.

It means that you are expected to use your many talents to change the world. The educational achievement that we are gathering to recognize today lets everyone know that you have the tools in your possession to be the leaders who can make those changes happen.

As you look toward your future, believe in yourself. Be true to your dreams. And be confident in your education and the degree or certificate you have earned from Berkeley College.

All of us at Berkeley are proud to have grown with you along this journey. We are truly looking forward to hearing the stories of your continued success.

Michael Smith Signature

Michael J. Smith
President of Berkeley College