University bids farewell to 228 graduates

Saint Augustine’s University awarded bachelor’s degrees to 228 seniors during its 2013 Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 5. The class of 2013 makes history as the first graduating class of Saint Augustine’s University. The school transitioned from Saint Augustine’s College to Saint Augustine’s University on Aug. 1, 2012.

President Dianne Boardley Suber encouraged students to pay themselves first by investing; to be decision-makers; to have integrity; and to give back.

Cynthia Marshall, senior vice president of human resources for AT&T, delivered the commencement address. Marshall gave graduates advice based on the five things she learned on her journey. She told them: always remember where you came from; do the right thing; never give up; embrace each other; and find your passion and purpose, and get busy making a difference.

“You are bright, you are talented and you are resilient, and you’re already making a difference.”

The University also recognized members of the class of 1963, who commemorated their 50th reunion this weekend.