Edward P. Kinsey, IILourdes CollegeCommencement Address
May 16, 2009, SeaGate Center, Toledo, Ohio
President Hellmer, Members of the Board of Trustees, Members of the Faculty, proudparents, grandparents, spouses, friends and, above all, graduates. I thank you for thehonor of being invited to be a part of the 51st commencement of Lourdes College.Graduates, as I’ve been briefed by President Hellmer and Sister La Point about thecollective accomplishments of the Class of 2009, and particularly the hurdles that someof you have overcome, I’m humbled to be here with you on a day that marks your greataccomplishments. You have all demonstrated great leadership in your paths tograduation.Over the years, as I’ve come to know various people in the Lourdes community, I’vebeen particularly impressed with the programs that Lourdes offers for people affected bylearning disabilities. This is an area that is very near and dear to my heart for a number of reasons, as you’ll understand from my comments. I’ve had the opportunity to seemany learning disability programs in various high schools and a few universities inCalifornia. In comparison, Lourdes is one of the best programs that I’ve observed.Those of you who have used this resource know how much it’s helped you.Today, I want to talk about simple elements that are at the base of success in life;
FaithThese are things that I’ve found from my life experiences and observations to beimportant.Just three simple things; that’s it.
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS - MAY 16, 2009
BY; EDWARD P. KINSEY
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