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2009 Graduate Commencement Address: Don Randel

Author: Shari Hill

Degree recipients and your family members and friends; members of the faculty and all who form part of the university community; Father Jenkins and distinguished guests and honorees: To all of you I say, “Congratulations.” Although the pursuit of an advanced degree can often seem painfully lonely, it is in the end a collective effort requiring not only the talent and perseverance of the degree candidate but also some combination of patient support, affection, and nudging by a range of others. All are entitled to take pride in this moment. The question is, “What next?”…

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Don Michael Randel Addresses Graduating Class

Author: Mary Hendriksen

p(image-right). !/assets/12027/randel_home.jpg(randel_home.jpg)! Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President Don Michael Randel told 2009 University of Notre Dame master’s and doctoral degree recipients during his commencement address on Saturday, May 16th, that they are part of the deep intellectual infrastructure of the nation and that they must also be its guardians.

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