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Congratulations to the Class of 2020

This isn't exactly what any of you had planned, or what those that supported you had planned for you. We wish we could be together to honor your hard work and achievements but we look forward to the day when we can come together in person to celebrate!

Enjoy a Message of Congratulations from Dr. Leary and Dr. Morriss-Olson!

Enjoy Good Wishes from Your Faculty and Staff

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A Message from Dr. Carol A. Leary

May 16, 2019

We could have never imagined that our last few months together would be online, social distancing, and concerned for the safety of our families and friends. Sunday would have marked Commencement and the successful achievement of so many milestones for our graduating students. Tomorrow we will celebrate in our own special way by watching the Commencement Video at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 17th. Let us gather as the Bay Path community to salute our graduating students from our baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs.

The end of an academic year is marked by the pomp and circumstance of Commencement. I have enjoyed every single one. Now as I prepare to retire from Bay Path in just a few short weeks, I wanted to thank you for the joy you have brought to Noel's and my life for 25 years. I am so blessed that Bay Path selected me as president. I have never looked back, only forward to a journey that will forever be a part of our hearts. I leave with a sense of tremendous satisfaction, no regrets, and much pride.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, the Board of Trustees, and friends of the university, current, and past, contributed to a beautiful mosaic that we call the Bay Path community. We have been bold, creative, entrepreneurial, risk-takers, kind, courageous, ethical, and committed to quality in every aspect of our educational and co-curricular programs. We have reached beyond our campus borders to contribute to the vitality and support of our regional communities and the communities in which we live and work. We offer our education on-ground and online. We are complex and we are not perfect but there is one thing we have in common - our focus on the success of our students and the welfare of Bay Path long into the future.

So as you watch the Commencement Video at 4:00 Sunday, May 17th, think only of the positive energy of a whole new graduating class of Bay Path women and men entering our world ready and equipped to leave their mark. If you are one of those who will graduate, know how proud we all are of your achievements and I am grateful for your resilience during the pandemic we have faced together. For those returning to complete their programs of study with us, good luck and enjoy your new president, Attorney Sandra Doran and the faculty and staff with whom you will study and share your dreams.

I will not say good-bye but only thank you for letting Noel and me part of your lives for 25 years. I leave you with a quote by Barbara Jenkins in the book, The Wit and Wisdom of Women, that captures this special season of promise and anticipation as we walk together toward new adventures and opportunities.

"As the path of your life unfolds, may wisdom guide your steps and be your companion".

Carpe Diem! Congratulations to the Class of 2020 and, to all, good health and much happiness in the days and years ahead!

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