Tyler’s Class of 2013 participated in Commencement exercises at McGonigle Hall on May 16, 2013. Dean Robert Stroker handed out diplomas to over 300 newly-minted graduates, and thanked the students’ families, friends and loved ones for helping them make it to this joyous occasion. There were cheers all around as the last (former) student recieved her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Studies.
Student speaker Katie Yuen, BFA Photography, summed it up the Tyler experience and gave all the graduates a task to undertake:
And with that, graduating class of 2013, while I truly wish you the best of luck in your futures, I would like to leave you with this charge: have the courage to face the challenges of the modern world with your fiery passion, have the courage to be so far out of the box that you can’t even see it anymore and have the courage to strive for greatness in every thing you create. It’s not about making a living, it’s about making a life doing what you love. Thank you.
You can see a slide show of the festivities here: https://vimeo.com/66417461. Special thanks to Tyler staff member Suzanne Earnest for taking most of the photos. Music here provided by Oliphant under a Creative Commons license.