Each year around this time thousands of college students achieve an important life goal. In recognition of this accomplishment, ceremonies are conducted on college campuses throughout the nation where students take the final few symbolic steps necessary to reach their goal by walking across a stage before a host of witnesses to receive the prize for their years of hard work – a college diploma that says, “Yes, you graduated, job well done!” What seemed like a never ending quest has successfully concluded, a milestone along life’s journey has been reached. It’s now time to stop for a moment, take a deep breath, enjoy the victory and celebrate with those who encouraged and supported you through the good and not so good times. Then look toward the future and all the milestones still to be reached and boldly take the next forward step. There are other victories ahead and what you’ve achieved by obtaining a college education has better prepared you for the challenges that await.
At this special time of celebration, keep in mind that others have just graduated from high school and are preparing to follow in your footsteps as they eagerly anticipate their own college adventures. Encourage their efforts by sharing a photograph of you on the happy occasion of your graduation day. Your triumphant smiles will tell a great story and help instill a confident outlook among those who will follow.
If you would like to be included in the College Graduates photo gallery on a UNITY Website, send a digital picture to firstname.lastname@example.org and the Web team may include it in a future update. If you graduated at some time in the distant or not so distant past, send a digital picture to the same address for possible inclusion in a UNITY Alumni Gallery.