“You have a story to tell about how this experience prepared you to be resilient, flexible, equipped to solve problems and ready to communicate effectively across a range of modalities and perspectives,” Frank said in a recorded speech.
“You have a story to tell about how you have left your mark in history and how you will leave your mark on the future. We believe in all of you, and you have given us much to look forward to,” Frank said.
Along with Frank’s speech, the ceremony included student speaker Jon Rzeznik, of Watertown, the awarding of a posthumous degree and a reading of graduates’ names by the deans of the school’s colleges.
Rzeznik received a Bachelor of Science degree in information and communication technologies.
“Today marks a reason to be both proud and humbled. We can be proud as new scholars and now Stout alumni. We are humbled because the spirit of scholarship has been entrusted to each of us and the faith of the world upon us to use our newfound powers for good,” he said.