Need a little inspiration for next semester?

By Anne Dudley

Sometimes, we all need a little inspiration to make it through another semester of exams, papers, extracurriculars, and the daily frustrations of balancing our role as a student with everything else in our lives. It’s important to remember what we, as students, are working towards.  Week-to-week we need an ‘A’ on an assignment, a passing grade on a test, or a good recommendation for that first internship to get our foot in the door. Some of us do all of this on top of twenty-hours at a job just to eat Ramen Noodles and $5 Hot ‘N Ready pizzas. Tasty.

It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day or week-to-week survival aspects of college. But do remember, one semester completed is one more step closer towards that light at the end of the tunnel: graduation.

Last weekend, Kent State University’s December 2010 graduates were recognized at the commencement ceremony. The keynote speaker for the 2 p.m. ceremony, which included students from the College of Communication and Information, was Terry A. Scott. Scott graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1973 with a degree in Journalism. Currently, he is Senior Vice President and Global  Head of Creative Brand Services and Cake Mix Studios for Hasbro, Inc. In his keynote speech he reminded students to remember the consequences of their actions, strive to go far, and make a difference every day.

Watch the commencement video for a little inspiration of what we’re all shooting for: degrees!

Anne Dudley is a graduate assistant and master of public relations student in the College of Communication and Information.


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