A Message From: Christian Chauret, Dean of the School of Sciences
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Hello, School of Sciences graduates, Class of 2020.
My name is Christian Chauret and I'm Dean of the School of Sciences at IU Kokomo.
I am so pleased to be able to congratulate you today.
Congratulations on being an IU graduate.
And for graduating with a degree from the School of Sciences.
Speaking on behalf of all of your faculty, I can tell you we are very proud of your achievements.
Good luck with what comes next.
Some of you are moving on to professional schools like medicine, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
Some of you will begin graduate studies.
Some of you will be looking for jobs and begin new careers in the real world.
And I know that some of you will continue with your current employment.
I do hope that this degree will help you get a promotion or move forward with your career.
The last month or two have been very unusual, to say the least.
I would rather be with you in person to congratulate you and to shake your hand.
Commencement is always such a pleasure for me.
But we have to adapt and make adjustments.
Please realize that I am with each of you in thought and obviously here virtually for a few minutes.
Graduates, your world in May 2020 is now very different from your world in January when we began the Spring Semester.
This crisis is unusual in scope and intensity.
We are facing a combination of public health issues, financial and economic hardship.
And social and mental health challenges.
Some of you have learned how to program software, design algorithms and work on Websites.
Some of you have learned about the natural sciences, about organic chemistry, microbiology, physiology and biochemistry.
All of you have written essays, taken exams, learned statistics, discussed ethics and solved advanced mathematical problems.
You are critical thinkers, problem solvers, team players.
You have demonstrated that you can work really hard.
We need you more than ever in 2020.
We don't get to choose our crisis.
But we get to choose how we respond to a crisis.
And we get to choose how we can help to find solutions, one small step at a time.
Graduates, we need your leadership.
We need your ability to solve problems.
We need you to reach out and work with others.
Leadership begins in your family and your community, your next university or your next job.
The coming months, possibly the next year or so, might be challenging for all of us.
I have confidence that each of you will rise up to the challenge.
And will help us overcome this crisis and forge a better tomorrow.
Once again, congratulations, School of Sciences graduates.
And keep in touch.
School of Sciences Graduate Recognition
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School of Sciences Graduates.