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Virtual Graduation Celebration Message Transcript

Leadership is fueled by vision and passion.

Leadership is service with empathy, creativity, and integrity.

Leadership is seeking continuous improvement for yourself and your community.

Since 1873, the University of North Georgia has prepared generations of civic, professional, and military leaders.

Today, UNG is a leading regional university that serves students across five campuses and online with educational pathways ranging from associate degrees to doctoral programs.

And, as one of only six senior military colleges in the nation, UNG holds designations as a State Leadership Institution and as The Military College of Georgia.

UNG's National reputation and student profile are growing stronger each year, and we remain focused on student success and academic excellence at all levels.

Across UNG, our incredible faculty and staff are scholars and mentors who inspire service, inquiry, and creativity.

And resume-building experiences help each student fulfill their potential.

We know the value of determination and teamwork in and out of the classroom, and this spirit pushes our students to excel on the field, serve our communities, and explore the world.

When the day is done, the real measure of our success lies in who our graduates become - Outstanding leaders for a diverse and global society.

The University of North Georgia.

As President of the University of North Georgia, it is my pleasure and honor to recognize our 2020 graduates. Although we are not able to celebrate in the same space, our hopes and our dreams are with you and we want to honor your achievement. On behalf of the entire university community, congratulations to each of our graduates and to your families and your friends.

UNG has a strong reputation for producing civic, professional and military leaders.

And our graduates are known as individuals who are committed

To high personal integrity, civic engagement and community service, and academic excellence.

We know the foundation you have received through UNG will be a catalyst to your future success.

As a UNG graduate, you have the knowledge and the critical thinking skills to solve challenging problems.

You have learned the value of teamwork, perseverance and leadership.

You will add value and meaning to the lives of others around you.


On earning the title of graduate from this fine institution!

Graduates, we are confident that you will make us proud wherever your journey may lead you, and we look forward to hearing about all of your many achievements. I invite every member of the UNG community – past, present, and future – to join me in celebrating our graduates! And graduates, congratulations on your graduation!

[Music playing by Professor Joe Chapman]

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