Thank you so very much. It’s an honor, what an honor it is. Thank you to the entire community for your friendship, for your support, not only during my time here as a student, but during past decades as well.
The theme of today’s ceremony, “Ithaca Forever”, it’s one that I think has particular significance in this moment of time.
Our world has never changed faster, and that pace of change is only increasing in speed. While our culture and our institutions change around us, the values instilled in me on this campus, by this community, truly remain the same.
The values of service, selflessness and the desire to impact the world for good have been the touchstones for my public and private life.