The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay held its 2021 Fall/Winter Commencement on Saturday, December 18, 2021 in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. We share part of the speech of selected student speaker Kimberly Davis for this look at a special day in the lives of 500-plus graduates and their families.
– Video by Sue Pischke, Marketing and University Communication.
Transcript 2021 Commencement Fall/Winter
What an honor it is to be here today speaking on behalf of the Fall and Winter 2021 graduating class. It really does feel like both a second and a lifetime since we were all in middle school having those early conversations about college and careers, although we all came to a place, the UW-Green Bay campus, it is through these years that we have found our place. All of us have experienced some sort of conflict on our way to success, multiple even. We have and are still facing the unforeseen with hopes of coming out on the other side. And even if it seems that the challenges are relentless, just know that it will always get better as a conflict always has its eventual solution. As the single chapter of ours does come to a close, I implore you all to remember this, the future has yet to be written and we all hold a pen. So, let’s get writing. Thank you and congratulations class of 2021.
Graduates according to University tradition, I now invite you to move your tassels to the left side of your cap. I urge you to move forward from this day with the understanding that you have a responsibility that comes with your degree. You represent yourself and all those that have graduated before you. I know you will continue to inspire us. Go Phoenix!