By Dr. Lynn Reaser
May 4, Graduation Day at PLNU, of 2013 will forever be burnished in my mind as a glorious day but also as one of some regret. I am so proud of Cathy Gallagher on completing her BA, of Dieter Mauerman with his MBA, the 60 MBAS, James Garcia, and the others earning their degrees.
I had anxiously anticipated being part of the academic procession and hugging all of my students and friends on that wonderful day. But, alas, God had other plans and I remained in the hospital until late that day. Please know, however, that my heart and spirit were with all of the students that day and I pictured them vividly in my mind.
It has been only a short while that I have been teaching an MBA class at PLNU but it has been such a joy to see students embrace the power of economics and how it provides a prism to help view the world. I treasure my students and my colleagues as dear friends and hope those friendships will continue throughout our lives.
And so, although May 4, 2013, was a bittersweet day for me, much more importantly, it was a landmark for our students as they begin new chapters in their lives. I am so very proud of all of them and only offer whatever I can do to support them and their followers in the future.
Image Credit: 2013 PLNU Commencement by Marcus Emerson