Now that graduation weekend has come and gone, I have spent a great deal of time reflecting on the past four years. What a ride! However, I would be naive to think that I could have done any of the things I did without the love and support of those who matter the most: my family.
While every student who walked across the stage with me on Sunday had loved ones who supported them along the way, my family did so much more. They made social, emotional, and (of course) financial sacrifices to ensure that I was successful. They pushed me to take risks and encouraged me to live outside of my comfort zone. Everything I was able to accomplish in my four years at Coe College was a direct result of them. Needless to say, I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them. Thank you for all you have done. And for all you will continue to do for me.