Dear College Community,
The pinnacle of one's college experience is often commencement day. Held on May 14, 2015, Saint Paul College's Commencement Ceremony was an extraordinary evening. Graduating more than 1300 students, 450 attended the ceremony with friends, family, faculty and staff, all there to proudly witness this fine event. The profound economic impact these graduates will have in our community and beyond is simply immeasurable.
This year's commencement was a wonderful celebration. It is was the culmination of so many of our students' hard work and determination in earning their certificates, diplomas and associates degrees. Our graduates are well on their way in their life's journey, eager to start their new jobs and join the workforce in new careers; many are transferring to four-year institutions. I like to think of it as delivering on the idea, that when our students start at Saint Paul College, they can go anywhere.
In my commencement remarks, I shared a quote that really resonates with me about "The Value of Service" from Bengali poet, Rabindranath Tagore:
"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."
I believe that we are a college that lives the value of service. I see evidence of it every day in our hallways, classrooms, labs, offices and the grounds of Saint Paul College. I am truly thankful to be here, where our faculty and staff provide valuable service to each other and to our students daily.
Please take a moment to watch this short video encompassing the joy we shared as a community on Commencement Day.
Rassoul Dastmozd, President and CEO
Saint Paul College