Recently, around four o’clock on a Thursday afternoon, there was a beehive of activity inside the third floor gymnasium as students gathered and mill around outside the locked doors. Although everyone knew about the scheduled event—had received email from Student Services earlier in the week, saw the notices in the elevator and the updates on Facebook—most students were surprised that they couldn’t go inside.
Chairman Kim, President Endicott, Dean Jun, Professors, parents, friends, and fellow graduates, good morning.
I am elated at the opportunity given to me to present the valedictory speech of the fall 2012 MBA graduating class. I am humbled and I count myself privileged by this honorary role and I say thank you to SolBridge and to you fellow graduating students, without whom there would have been no class and cause to stand here today.
“Dear Chairman Kim, President Endicott, Dean Jun, faculty, friends, families, and fellow graduates. It’s my honor to stand here as the BBA valedictorian for the Fall 2012 graduating class.
My fellow graduates, I know how you feel now. Please be patient; my speech will be short.
Congratulations! Today is our greatest day during our 4 years in SolBridge. Today is the day of gratitude, to all the people that supported us until this time so that we could sit here with our own gowns and caps.