JONESBORO - 校长凯利Damphousse 2019年秋季毕业典礼上周六早上在第一国家银行体育场在A国的校园中授予1500个多名文凭阿肯色州立大学的毕业生。
“虽然当你离开一个国家的安乐窝，你可能会担心，你会做什么，我希望你知道你的教授，我了解你。 A-State has changed you since you first arrived on campus. You are now ready to find your way when you leave our campus today,” Damphousse told the group.
“虽然你肯定学到的事实和理论对我们周围的世界是如何工作的，你也吸取的经验教训，我希望会激发你去你的日子结束。 You learned how to critically think, how to think about the world and understand the rapidly changing nature of our world. You developed a love for learning beyond just memorizing for a test and, finally, you developed a passion for others who are less fortunate than you.”
博士Cherisse琼斯科，詹姆斯和历史的万达李教授沃恩，解决代表一个国家教师的聚会。 She is the winner of the Faculty Achievement Award for Professional Service for 2019.
“我为你鼓掌，因为你经历了很长，有时艰难跋涉的最后成功了，”琼斯说科。 “You have compromised and sacrificed much and today you can revel in your accomplishments. You have emerged victorious.”
代表毕业学生是来自葡萄塞拉利昂科特雷尔。 Cottrell graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. She is a four-time member of the Chancellor’s List.
“你在毛巾不扔表现出了极大的勇气，”她说。 “Your entire collegiate experience has been a testimony of endurance. You have earned this degree. You had to sacrifice your time, sleep, finances, even relationships to earn this degree. You have not earned this degree because it was easy. You earned this degree because of endurance.”