Creativity, work, thought, and perseverance,
Opening your heart, mind, and soul,
Now bear fruit --
Graduate, dear and beloved, we are proud of you.
Reap the joy of your accomplishments
As you prepare to enter a new phase of life.
This is an end and a beginning --
Undulations of the changing tide of your time may
Leave you breathless, prayerful, grateful – even bewildered.
All the same, this is a good time:
Transition. This is a springtime for you
In many ways. The trees of your life lightly greening
Only to show forth depth of color as summer sets in.
Now as you flow and grow into full bloom, may you
Spring forth with hope and joy into your fullness of purpose in Christ.
Dr. Elaine Lux, Professor of English
Christine Warrington, Lecturer in English