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Dear Colleagues:

This past Saturday, we had the honor and privilege of celebrating the achievement of 1,169 new NKU graduates who will now embark on adventures ahead in pursuit of leading meaningful careers and fulfilling lives. Our commencement exercises each semester remind us that, every day, we touch lives and make a difference within our region.

To our faculty, staff and students who make this day a very special time and memory for our graduates, I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to each and every one of you for your contributions leading up to, during, and after the ceremonies.  There are countless individuals who contribute behind the scenes and on the stage to make this day a success and it would not be possible to celebrate our graduates without you, as well as those of you who help along the way in getting them to that day.

Now that we have wrapped up our fall 2018 semester, I can’t help but look forward to the new year and all that’s ahead for NKU.  The campus reopens on Monday, January 7 and the spring semester officially begins on January 14. I hope you will join us for a special spring convocation on January 18, where we will watch and discuss the documentary, Unlikely: In Pursuit of a Better U. Our Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Community Service is January 21. Then, in early February, we will celebrate Homecoming Week.

From my family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy holiday and best wishes for a great 2019. Thank you for your continued support of our students and your commitment to our university.

Sincerely yours,