2017 PCC Commencement Ceremony (Highlight)

2017 PCC Commencement Ceremony (Highlight)


[MUSIC] This morning, I want to invite everybody, to sit and think about this moment. Think about all the points, all the sacrifices that you had
to make to make it to today. [MUSIC] It’s a lot to take in. It’s a lot to think about. It’s a lot to be thankful for
you guys because when you think about your education and you think about your
journey here at Pitt Community College, everyone had to sacrifice and
give something up. Whether it was time with your family,
hours at work, you all gave up something in
order to make it to today. [MUSIC] Guys, I’m here to be the first one to
tell you, you made it, you did it.>>[APPLAUSE] [MUSIC]>>You all, you all are so much stronger
for having gone through all of that. All those struggles have prepared you
to be a great Pitt college graduate. Now that’s not something to fall short of. You guys really have to uphold what
it means to be a PCC graduate. [MUSIC]>>Today, is a big day. All of these sitting in front of me
are only moments away from having a degree in your hands. And that is a huge accomplishment. Getting to this point was not
an easy task, but you’re here. You’re proving that you do not give up
when a hard task is in front of you. Now I came out of high school and
decided to become PCC because I’m certain you all know by now
this is a great starting point. As a college student I know you all had
to work really hard to get where you are today. I can relate to the fact that you spent
night after night doing homework, studying and
just worrying about all your school work. During this long journey, not only
did you probably have setbacks and bad days, but
you also learned a whole lot. Remember that it’s not about where
you start,but where you finish. And today, you finish as PCC graduates. Congratulations Class of 2017. [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC] I hereby confirm upon each of you,
the degree or diploma for the program from which you have graduated. You may now turn your tassels.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>I present to you the graduating class of 2017. [MUSIC]>>Also, if I didn’t have the support of the faculty and
the staff that pushed me and told me that I can do it, wouldn’t let me give up, There is no way that I I would have graduated. [MUSIC]>>We all have a story to tell. We all have a journey and I plan on continuing this journey wherever that may lead.

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