April showers have indeed brought May flowers to Cache Valley. It also brought the
128th USU Commencement. Graduation is filled with emotion, as those graduating reflect
on their time on our beautiful campus and look forward to the next chapter in their
lives. At the Huntsman School graduation ceremony, we have a tradition of ending our
program with a reading of the Teddy Roosevelt quote to dare mighty things. Those three
words have become a sort of motto for us, and as our outgoing Business Senator Scott
Laneri read the quote on May 2, I had no doubt that our graduates would indeed go
on to dare mighty things.
The very next day following our graduation ceremony, two groups of our students left
for career exploration trips to Seattle and New York City. Our NYC trip is in its
sixth year, and it started our career exploration program. This past academic year,
220 students visited 80 companies on 15 faculty-led trips, exploring career opportunities
across different industries and different disciplines. This exploration is having
a tremendous impact on what our students believe is possible, and we would love to
engage with you if you are interested in hosting our students.
And finally, we have some more great news about our students. Our student ethics club
was invited to compete in the National Ethics in Action Competition, and in our inaugural
year of participation, our students brought home both the Grand and First Place Prizes.
What a marvelous way to cap off another outstanding year!