Thanks to AUSU and advice for students..

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I would just like to take this opportunity to thank the AUSU for hosting both the breakfast and the luncheon at last month’s graduation ceremonies.

The efforts of all involved were very much appreciated. Also, thank you for the graduation gift. The portfolio was a nice surprise and I will be sure to put it to good use.

I wish all of you who continue to pursue your degrees my heartfelt encouragement; especially Sandra and Nicholas whom I had the pleasure of meeting at the graduation. To all other AU students, work hard, stay focused, be persistent, but also remember to take time for those who are important in your lives, especially yourselves. Too often, the task of juggling work, family and school leaves little time to simply enjoy life. There will be times when you will feel frustrated, alone and will question whether you will ever finish or if it is really worth all the hard work and sacrifice.

When these feelings arise, try to remember that “The race goes not always to the swift….but to those who keep on running” and the day you cross that stage, bursting with pride in front of your family and friends, will make all the effort truly worth while!

Sandra MacIsaac
Rochester, Minnesota