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“Once again, we express a sincere welcome to the class of 2002 - all 156 of you.”

“You have a serious commitment to public service. You gave thousands of hours to Women's Shelters, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, working with the elderly in soup kitchens, shelters, and crisis hot lines. You've worked countless hours in hospices, with sexual assault victims, recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, tutoring, in a state mental hospital for children, battered women's shelters, as well as for many other worthy causes you've demonstrated the art of "giving back." One student helped raise more than 2 million dollars for kids with cancer with a huge dance marathon and tutor and volunteer many hours working with children. Those of you who have given so much of yourselves are surely our hope for the future.”