Words of Wisdom from the Class of 2014

Posted on: June 16, 2014

As our 2014 Online Commencement Ceremony draws near, we are pleased to congratulate and celebrate all of the members of the Class of 2014 for their amazing accomplishments and for earning their degrees.  In celebration of our upcoming 2014 Online Commencement Ceremony, we’d like to share a few words and sentiments from a few of our 2014 graduates. These graduates share their thoughts on how JIU has impacted their lives and also share their own inspirational messages for the future.  As we cannot say it any better, read on for words of wisdom from the Class of 2014!

 

A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor. 

-Troy Bell, Doctorate of Education in K-12 Education Leadership

 

Never, Ever, Ever give up!

-Stacey Bocks, BBA - Accounting

 

Learning can open the door of opportunity when you least expect it. 

-Sheryl Carlson,  MABC - Project Management

 

Success is a door waiting to be open and only we have the keys to venture into this challenging new world!! 

-Alicia Celestine,  MBA - Health Care Management

 

Treasure this day for all it is worth.

-Charlene Ellington, BBA - Generalist

 

Perseverance is the key to success.

-Mary Ford, Doctorate of Education in K-12 Education Leadership

 

Always give your best and the best will come to you. 

-Diana Gautam,  MEd in Elementary Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment: Teacher Licensure

 

NEVER LET OTHERS PUT A BLANKET OVER THE FIRE THAT BURNS IN YOUR HEART AND SOUL. 

-Dawn Henry, MBA - Accounting

 

Chasing a dream requires your efforts and passion.

-Rebekah Jones, MEd in Elementary Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment: Teacher Licensure

 

Always remain open to new and different roads.

-Rita Malone, Associate of Arts in Business Administration

 

Always remember, learning never stops.

-Wendy Norton, BBA Accounting 

 

Be Well. Be Determined. Be Driven. Be Focused. Be Prepared. Be Honest With Yourself. Be Humble. Be Confident. Be an Example. 

-Carla Norwood – Jeter, BBA Project Management 

 

Go out into the world and let your light shine!

-Rachel Pannel,  BABC - Communication Management

 

May your future be bright, full of joy, and successful 

-Iman Redwani, BABC - Sales and Marketing

 

Welcome to the whole world of opportunities!

-Claudia Ritarossi, MBA – Entrepreneurship

 

Commit to your commitment. 

-Deirdre Roberts, Associate of Arts in Business Administration

 

To read more, view the graduates’ profiles featured on the Yearbook located on the JIU Graduation Website. Congratulations to the JIU Graduating Class of 2014!  We look forward to celebrating with the Class of 2014 and their friends and family during our online graduation ceremony on June 29.  Visit http://graduation.jiu.edu/ for more information!