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2019 Brandman University Lacey Commencement

May 07, 2019 by Victoria Lim

Twenty-three of the more than 200 graduates of the Brandman University Lacey campus crossed the stage at the commencement on May 2.

An empty chair adorned with a robe and mortarboard for graduates who are deployed.                   

While the campus is not located on a military base, many of the students and graduates are active duty and veterans. A front row seat was adorned with a robe and mortarboard to represent those who were not able to attend because of deployment.

As with all of the Washington ceremonies, Glenn Worthington, Ed.D., dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies and professor of organizational leadership delivered the address. A veteran himself, Worthington served 37 years active duty and reserves with the Army, and was awarded a bronze star.

His remarks included three key messages for graduates to take with them as they start the next chapter of their lives.

Glenn Worthington addressCherish Brandman connections

While their journey as students may be over – for now – Worthington encouraged them to continue to be part of the Brandman community through the alumni association. In addition to sharing in the achievements of fellow graduates, it’s also a way to provide feedback to keep programs current for future generations.

“Personal success multiplier”

Brandman’s Career Center provides support to students and graduates while in program and for the rest of their lives. From support, to coaching to webinars, the resource is available throughout your professional journey. And because it’s virtual, it’s available from anywhere in the world.

Never limit your potential

Worthington made a point to mingle with graduates and their families before each ceremony to ask about their future plans. Responses included promotions, continuing their higher education and charity work overseas.

“These people have plans,” Worthington said. “Never put limits on your potential for where you can go with your degree.”

To watch the 2019 Lacey commencement, click here.

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