Here’s to the Class of 2020
College of Health and Human Services
“My advice to you is to take what you’ve learned here and go out and do good things in the community. You are exiting the higher education system right now at probably the most unique time that we’ve ever seen. As Health and Human Services graduates, you have skill sets that are going to make a difference in this post-COVID-19 world. Whatever it is you do, you are going to make a difference. Good luck and congratulations!”
-Dr. Roger Bounds, professor and Interim Dean for the College of Health and Human Services
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
“Congratulations SBS graduates, we are so proud of you! Go out in the world and do great things. My advice is to take a moment and take in this achievement. You have a degree from NAU; most people in the world don’t get this kind of opportunity, privilege or access that you just got from all of the years of hard work you put in.
-John Masserini, Interim Dean and School of Music Professor
College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences
“I want to offer my sincere congratulations to all of the graduates this winter. This is a highlight of our team here at NAU — so congratulations to all. I want you to know that our support as NAU faculty and staff doesn’t end today. We are here to support you as you enter your career and we look forward to your accomplishments in the days to come.”
-Jason Wilder, Dean of the College of Environment, Forestry and Natural Sciences
The W.A. Franke College of Business
“Congratulations, graduates! You have achieved a major milestone. This has been a very difficult year — all of our lives have been disrupted, but you kept your focus, you persevered, and you were determined to achieve this milestone. You have our utmost respect and admiration for that.
Just remember, as you head out into the real world: look back on this experience, and derive some confidence that whatever life can throw at you, you can handle it. Congratulations, and I wish you all the success in the world."
-Ashok Subramanian, Dean, W.A. Franke College of Business
College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences
“Congratulations to the Class of 2020 on your graduation on behalf of the College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences. I wish you well and continuous success in your future careers and professions. We are so proud of you all for your achievements.
And remember, once a Lumberjack, always a Lumberjack. The College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences will always be your home. Please keep in touch and come home often. Congratulations, again. And best wishes for your next stage of life. Go Lumberjacks!”
-Andy Wang, Dean of the College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences
College of Education
“Congratulations COE graduates! I wish you all the best as you go ahead in your journey to earning your degree at NAU. We are with you and we support you. We are so proud of your achievements. I am confident that you will do well as you face new challenges in your new jobs and new experiences. Go forth and be a great Lumberjack!”
-Dr. Ramona Mellot, Dean of the College of Education
College of Arts and Letters
“I want to offer my sincere congratulations to the Class of Fall 2020. I know you wish, like I do, that we could be together, but that doesn’t diminish the incredible work and accomplishments that you all have carried out over the last years of your college career.
It goes without saying that these are unprecedented times; none of us could have expected what life was going to throw in our way. If you can make it through this, you can make it through everything. I have great confidence in your ability to move forward, to realize your dreams, and to have the sort of successful careers and lives full of meaning and joy that you so richly deserve.”
-Christopher Boyer, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters
Online and Innovative Educational Initiatives
“I am so honored to congratulate you today. I thought it would be important to point out that you have completed your educational degree during one of the most challenging times ever. I’d also like to recognize that you — our online and statewide students — already had so many challenges that you were pushing through in order to complete your path.
Please be sure to pause and recognize the fact that you have endeared and persevered, and that you are ready for life’s next challenge. And my final word — never stop learning.”
-Gayla Stoner, Dean of Online and Educational Initiatives
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