Class of 2008: More Than 800 Graduate From PSU

May 17th, 2008 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-More than 800 Plymouth State University undergraduate degrees were conferred to the class of 2008 as faculty, staff, administration, friends and family celebrated their achievements and successes, Saturday, May 17.
Accompanied by a bagpiper, the graduating seniors and faculty marched the traditional route from campus over Route 175-A and gathered on Currier Memorial Field for the University’s 137th Commencement Exercise, which drew nearly 4,000 people.
PSU President Sara Jayne Steen welcomed the guests and congratulated the graduates, telling them they are all success stories.
“You have shown that you can complete something difficult, that you can achieve something that matters,” said Steen. “You’re going to have a chance now to do something you love every day for a living. You have also been given the great gift of a higher education. Please use it well.”
Highlights of the Commencement Exercise included:
T. Holmes “Bud” Moore, retired Headmaster of New Hampton School, received a Granite State Award.
“I’m especially pleased to be accepting this award from PSU because of its commitment to serving the higher education needs of students and enhancing the quality of life in New Hampshire.”
Moore delivered the commencement address, noting PSU’s legacy of education in the Granite State. He also provided graduates with a brief list of suggestions for finding happiness.
• Share your talents with others. Be active.
• Consider teaching either as a career, or volunteer.
• Be optimistic.
• Respect every human being as a worthwhile individual.
• Be a steward.
To read more about T. Holmes ‘Bud” Moore,

http://www.plymouth.edu/commencement/undergraduate/moore.html

Elizabeth Cox, Associate Professor of Theatre, received the Distinguished Teaching Award, telling graduates that you never stop the learning process.
“This award is very humbling. I have learned probably more from you than you from me,” Cox said. For more about Elizabeth Cox

http://www.plymouth.edu/commencement/undergraduate/cox.html

Jay Moskowitz, Adjunct Faculty in Art, received the Distinguished Teaching Award – Adjunct Faculty, he thanked the students and wished them luck in their future endeavors.
“I love you all,” Moskowitz said.

http://www.plymouth.edu/commencement/undergraduate/moskowitz.html

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For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or Bruce Lyndes

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