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Inspirations: Words and Photos from Commencement 2003

Grit, determination and brains got student speakers to the podium on Commencement Day--a newly minted lawyer said she succeeded because of, rather than in spite of her family obligations to a husband and two sons; a recent refugee from religious persecution in Ukraine described how she achieved her dream in a new country; an honors student shared how the Pace University community helped him adjust to sudden blindness and ultimately succeed. At left are links to the complete remarks of these and other speakers for the class of 2003.