On a gloriously sunny day, 405 students from the Class of 2010 completed their journey through Wheaton and headed out into the world, as family, friends and the college community wished them well.
NBC “Today” show anchor Ann Curry had plenty of words of encouragement to offer them during her Commencement address. She stressed that the tough economy is no reason to back away from dreams and that now is the time for graduates to realize their power as a force for good in the world.
“I know many of you are fearful about graduating in this very tough economy. You may be worrying about finding jobs in your chosen fields....You are here for a reason. Listen to your heart to find out what that reason is. And once you find it, stay true to it. We all know this economic downturn will end. The key is to be ready,” Curry said.