Early Morning Preparations
THE HOODING CEREMONY
Dr Wayne Lord, Associate Dean in the College of Education, graces the proceedings with beautiful music.
The Graduate School honored 157 students who completed the requirements for their degree this Fall 2018 in which 18 Doctoral degrees, 127 Master’s degrees, and 12 Specialist certificates were given.
Words of Wisdom
"Where are you on the life-cycle happiness curve?"
"The curve suggests that the happiest times in our lives are the earlier and later years, and the lowest point is around the middle. That might sound unsettling, like you are on a downward spiral. NO. Instead, ask yourself: How can I better understand happiness ups and downs and prepare for challenges ahead?"
"Regardless, happiness is your responsibility, and you can embrace, protect, and create happiness wherever you are on that curve!"
Dr. Lucy Marion, Dean of the College of Nursing, gives the Fall 2018 Keynote Hooding address.
The Presentation of Hoods
"Being a student at AU has meant being educated by some of the finest experts in my field and the opportunity to collaborate with scientists and researchers both in and outside of the university. As a long-time employee of the university, now being able to count myself as an alumni is exciting." - Marlo Vernon Fall Graduate (PhD in Allied Health)
"... The time I have spent here has been some of the most productive, and most rewarding, of my entire career." - Nick Garrett, Fall Graduate ( MPA)
"My time at AU has been a continuation of the feeling of belonging and first hand experiences that I always experienced in my undergraduate years ( BSN '12). Going back to school to get my MBA has opened doors in my career that allow me to advance in my career and build connections for my continued my success." - Maritess Bell, Fall Graduate (MBA)
Gabrielle Myers Helfgott leads graduates in The Graduate School Oath
"As I embark on my career, now an alumnus of The Graduate School at Augusta University, I pledge that I will represent my discipline honorably by conducting myself and my professional endeavors in a manner that is always above reproach." - The Graduate School Oath