My sincerest congratulations are with you! You have successfully reached yet another milestone in your life. The countless hours studying for exams have finally paid off, the years of wondering if you will ever again use the Pythagorean theorem are over, and the GPA you’ve stressed over since freshman year is now solidified. What a relief it must be! Now, you can take a step back, look at all that you have accomplished during your college career and begin to lean into the next chapter of your life. I am so thankful to have experienced exceptional leadership and abundant wisdom from your class during my time at ACU. I have been inspired, equipped and molded by so many of you. ACU has truly become my home, as I’m sure it has for so many of you. I pray that as you leave this place, you would not only retain the scholastic knowledge you acquired, but that you would also retain the spiritual growth, relationships and memories that molded your ACU experience.
I can’t wait to turn on the news in the future and hear about the great and mighty acts that you, the 2018 graduating class of Abilene Christian University, are doing to change the world. So my encouragement to you is to do just that; change the world! It sounds cliche, I know, but doesn’t it align so well to our call as Christians? Matthew 5:16 says “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
As finals come to a close and the semester wraps itself up, Student Government Association will begin strategically planning the upcoming semester and start evaluating ways in which we can better serve the student body.
To the graduates leaving, we will continue your efforts towards making ACU a better community for all who attend.
To current students, we have some exciting things planned for this upcoming semester and will work diligently to ensure that we are doing everything possible to engage, equip, and empower each of you to be leaders on this campus. We hope that you will join us next semester as we work towards executing our mission and serving students. Congratulations again Class of 2018, and go wildcats!