Graduation Reception Speeches
"Don't Place too Much Trust in Experts"
Professor Terence E. McDonnell, May 18, 2018
"Before we send you out into the world, I want to take a few minutes and clarify what it means to 'think like a sociologist,' and explain why it is both important and useful to do so."
Professor William Carbonaro, May 19, 2017
"The world outside your social circle need to hear this perspective as it carries a unique vision in which humanity's collective fate is inextricably linked to our social concerns.".pdf
Professor Kraig Beyerlein, May 13, 2016
"My main hope and advice for all of you, though, is that you not forget or become too busy to employ all the talents and skills for the service of others that you have developed.".pdf
Professor Richard Williams, May, 16, 2014
"Your graduation ceremony is the culmination of countless hours of hard work and the beginning of a grand adventure - an adventure that will be enriched by your background in sociology.".pdf
Professor Jessica Collett, May 17, 2013