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2010 Undergraduate Commencement: Celebrating the Success of NSU’s Graduating Class

Members of NSU’s undergraduate class of 2010 enter the BankAtlantic Center on May 16 for commencement.

More than 600 NSU students crossed the stage at the 2010 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 16 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. About 6,000 friends and family members, as well as 150 NSU faculty members, joined in celebrating the achievements of the graduating students from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, and Fischler School of Education and Human Services.

This year’s commencement speaker was Lieutenant-General (ret.) Roméo A. Dallaire, who had a distinguished career in the Canadian Armed Forces and served as commander of a United Nations peace-keeping force in Rwanda.

At the ceremony, Dallaire said students have “the ability to influence the whole world,” and that they are now “well-equipped to be leaders,” having acquired “the skills to shape the future” from their studies at the university. Dallaire, who came face-to-face with the genocide in Rwanda, also encouraged the graduates to treat all humans as equals.

“You are now becoming leaders … in this world that wants to advance not only technology, but human rights … and recognizes that all humans are human; not one of us counts more than the other. We have a responsibility to protect,” Dallaire said, underscoring the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences’ mission to promote responsible citizenship amongst its students.

Carlos Garcia, psychology major from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, also addressed the audience as the 2010 Student Commencement Speaker. Garcia, one of 10 undergraduates named NSU’s 2010 Outstanding Graduating Students, was selected in April to speak at the ceremony. He returned to college to pursue his bachelor’s degree after serving six years in the United States Marine Corps.

During his talk, Garcia told NSU’s graduates that, although they are in a time of uncertainty, “we are in a prime position to lead a brave new endeavor.” He urged students not to rest, but to press forward and strive toward a successful future. “Remember that there are no limits to greatness,” Garcia said.

“How will you change the world when it is in its greatest need for change?” he asked. “May your outstanding accomplishments blaze a trail for others to follow.”

Two nights prior to commencement, NSU hosted the annual Baccalaureate Reception, a social event that recognizes and celebrates the achievements of the university’s graduating students. More than 1,200 people, including about 225 graduating seniors, attended the event held in the Don Taft University Center at NSU.