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Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.
Charles Schultz

We can live in pursuit of the world of our imagination and make it a reality…

C.L. Max Nikias

President, University of Southern California

Commencement 2011


Fight On, now and always

To begin this past Friday’s graduation commencement at the University of Southern California, President C.L. Max Nikias offered some opening remarks to the crowd of graduates, their families, professors, administrators, Board of Trustees, and honorary diploma recipients. In his address, he acknowledged the precarious job market the Class of 2011 is about to enter, but brought it back to how being a part of the Trojan Family will help steer us all through the future unknown. A few sound clips that stood out to me…

"Uncertainty is the beginning of adventure"

"As Virgil notes, to be a Trojan is to be an adventurer"

"You do not go forward alone, you go forward as a lifelong member of the Trojan Family"

"to be a Trojan is to be a Trojan for life"

"Fight on, now and always"

"We can live in pursuit of the world of our imagination and make it a reality"

I kind of LOVE this last bit, and think I’ll take as my motto for the summer. Why not take your dreams and make them happen? Might be easier said than done, but isn’t any challenge something like 90% mental? Either way, it’s a nice thought to consider… 


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Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those believe.
Gail Devers

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