Graduates reflect and celebrate at Commencement

Graduates reflect and celebrate at Commencement

October 11, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


[MUSIC PLAYING] CHRISTOPHER L. EISGRUBER: Your
education at this university, in its classrooms
and beyond them, has given you the resources
to defend the civil virtues and to provide the service,
citizenship and leadership that our world so needs. I urge you to take up
that challenge, along with others that await you on
the path beyond FitzRandolph Gate. As you begin that journey,
all of us on this platform wish you well. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] JORDAN SALAMA: What I’m going
to miss most about Princeton is that this is a place
where magic happens. It’s a place where you can
run into prime ministers, ambassadors, just on campus. It’s a place where you can learn
from these amazing professors who are so invested
in your success. [CHEERING] OLIVIA PARKER: I’m
the first in my family to graduate from
college, so just to see me move on to
something bigger in life, I feel like I’m representing my
family in this whole process. ZOE BUONAIUTO: During
the past five years, I’ve been able to
befriend professors, undergraduate students, my
fellow graduate students, and staff members. There really is this
camaraderie because it’s such an intimate,
small environment, and I really don’t think
I’ll be able to find that anyplace else. DEBOPRIYO BISWAS:
I am definitely going to miss all my friends
and all the people I have met. I’ll miss my teachers
and professors who have always been there
to mentor me and guide me. CHRISTOPHER L.
EISGRUBER: We hope that you will return
often to Old Nassau and consider this campus
one of your homes. We will welcome you then
as we cheer you today, wishing you every success
as Princeton University’s great Class of 2019! Congratulations and best wishes! [APPLAUSE]