Congratulations to all graduates. You are marvelous and you will make our future better by what you do, but more so by being who you are. Best wishes!!

Alice Christian

You are graduating into an unprecedented time for the world. A world that you will help to shape, a world that you will change with your ideas and actions. Keep being learners and teachers. Reach for that which is just beyond your grasp. You will continue to surprise yourself with what you are capable of! Wishing you the greatest things in life! Congratulations Class of 2020!!

Amanda Mogridge

Congratulations to all from a graduate of Cornell’s School of Human Ecology. You are supremely prepared to go out and made a difference. Enjoy your day and go get ‘em!

Amy Christian

I appreciate so much the work you have all put into your time at COA, especially during cold winters, long travel times, and the contemplation you’ve all put into your studies, now go out and act in the ways you do best, by being yourself and trusting you’ll find your path in the world. Even if that means staying home over the summer, as I’m sure none were expecting, the work you do for your families and communities will be valued highly. Thank you for reminding us that we are all connected, and continuing to spread the message of human ecology to the world, which is so desperately needed at this time. One Love!

Anders Rodin

Whether I’ve gotten to know you this past year or not, thank you all for being a part of this community! I am so honored to have been able to see such an inspiring class in only my first year at COA, not only have you made my time here memorable, but you’ve also shown me just what incredible things a COA student can do. Although it’s been said, I wanted to reiterate that I know you can take this ever more chaotic world head-on. Many of you have been friends and mentors, and all of you are strong, intelligent, incredible human ecologists! The mountain may be getting steeper, but you are all more than equipped to climb it! I’m so grateful for getting to see you in action! Thank you all, and good luck!

Andrew Price

Congratulations on one of your greatest achievements! You have earned yourself one of the worlds greatest education. Now, it is time to fledge your COA nest and fly into a world that so desperately needs you. Wherever your COA Education takes you, put your education into action. Do not turn against your principles, standards, your moral, ethical, human ecological code to ride the status quo tide, or dollar driven capital decisions. Remember, there are going to be rough patches, there are going to be times where you are tested right down to every moral fiber of your bone, Dont Give Up! Stand on your principle, your constitution, your Education. Love what you do and do it to the best of your human ecological ability. Turn around now and walk your a gosh darn Human Ecologist armed with the greatest tool, a COA Education.

Andrew Schultz

Although we may not be able to celebrate your graduation right now, many of us have seen you learn and grow these past four years (some less), from your OOPs trips to your Senior Projects. So proud to know so many of you and call you my friends. Congratulations on graduating, I know you will continue to do wonderful things in the future.

Anita van Dam

Congratulations to the class of 2020 and thank you not only for your wonderful accomplishments as evidence by your senior projects but also for spending time at COA and helping us all survive and flourish. Anne

Anne Kozak
Congratulations!! As you transition into your next adventure, remember who you are, stay strong and dare to be great! I wish you all the very best.
Barbara Conry


You have done a wonderful job, you can change the world, congratulations and I wish you other success …..

Bedri Bushi
To the survivors, dreamers, teachers, farmers, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and seekers in the Class of 2020, you have passed the ultimate test of your college experience: Persisting, creating, convening, reflecting, and learning through a pandemic, government-sponsored racial violence, and personal losses. May this day commence to unveil to you the seeds of harmony, equity, justice, and health that you may plant on this awe-inspiring planet we share. To all of you and your families, Felicidades, 恭喜, congratulations, and appreciation that you chose to be a part of the COA community these past years.
Bonnie Tai

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ~President Barack Obama

Caitlin Meredith

Halle, WOW! As I look back on baby pics of you, I am beyond amazed at how quickly we’ve come to this day. Now, you’re all grown up and coming into your own. Finishing college, getting your degree and reaching this crossroads of choices for your adult life is something to be incredibly proud of. Be encouraged, Hun, and say it loud: “I GOT THIS!” You’re a beautiful, bright young lady with great potential, and I believe that our Creator has great things in store for you. Stay strong, and continue to be YOU! My prayer is that the road ahead leads you to a wonderful life of fulfillment, soul-nourishing relationships, continued progress, great prosperity and, most of all, inner peace. I love you beyond words, Dear. I am/we are here for you if ever there’s a way we can help you on your journey. I am SUPER, SUPER proud of you in this achievement, and I hope that you guys won’t allow this environment and social/cultural climate that COVID has subjected us to to steal your joy or dampen your drive. How amazing that we all might look to YOU guys, our Human Ecologists, to help us navigate challenges such as these. Take a bow, Honey, you did it! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Love Always, Auntie Carol

Carol Folsom-Scott

Congratulations to all of you on reaching this milestone! As you celebrate and meet new challenges in your lives may you always keep COA and MDI in your hearts as a source of wisdom and grounding. Thank you for your dedication to continue the work of making the world a place where all life can thrive.

Carol Strandoo Rodin

Indiana, You amaze me in every way! I am so proud of your achievements inside and out of the classroom. I love the choices that you make, the way you are not afraid of seeking hope in this complicated world. Congratulations on graduating in one of the strangest years ever. Even more important, congratulations on sticking to your ideas and your dreams and continuing to learn, explore, and build a future your own way. I’m so impressed with your upcoming Watson scholarship. I love you dearly, and I will always be there for you, wherever your plans take you.

Carole Byrd

Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being. – Rumi

Wishing you all insight and inspiration as you continue to wander and wonder.

Catherine Preston-Schreck

Good on ya, you made it to the finish line. Unlike Sisyphus, you got the boulder all over the hill. Proud of yous.

Chanti

Lily, We are so proud of you. Today we celebrate you and your accomplishments, of which there are many. The world is a better place because you are part of it. Although we can’t be with you in person, we are with you, always. Love, Mom & Norman

Claudia Besen & Norman Klenicki

Think like a philosopher,
Sense like an anthropologist,
Act like an entrepreneur,
Be humble like the Buddha,

Love like a mother,
Care like a father,
Move like a dancer,
Live like an artist

See no borders

Much love to all of you!

Clément Moliner-Roy

OMG! Seems like yesterday when my daughter left Metro Atlanta for college in Maine. The College of Atlantic seems to have provided my daughter with close friendships, a place that feels like home, opportunities to study abroad, and a place of serenity amongst the ocean and mountains. I hope all of you graduates are feeling proud of your accomplishments, your progress, and proud of who have become. Congratulations on your graduation. You have done the work. You have earned your degree. You make all of us proud to be a part of your journey and a part of your purpose. May you continue to walk in all the greatness that you exude. Congratulations Class of 2020 

Constance Folsom

Congratulations to you all, and well done! All of my lasting memories from COA - and they are many - come from my time in classes, my time in between classes, my field experiences, and my relationships with classmates, faculty, and staff. In the pretty long arc of time since my graduation in 1976, I treasure those contributions to my life far and away over the graduation ceremony itself. Go well, be well.

Craig Kesselheim

These are interesting times but you are armed with the expansive minds and deep compassion to bring more good to the world. Go forth!

Cynthia Baker

“Here’s your shovel, there’s the ground.” - Frightened Rabbit

DA

With great Hope and admiration I congratulate you all on your achievement of graduation and welcome you to our growing community of Alums. May the ‘Light’ you have found here guide and grow your aspirations, and foster a better interacting whole.

Dan DenDanto
Class of 2020, this world needs your clear vision, your energy, your passion, idealism, and forthrightness more than ever. Congratulations on completing all of the investigations and explorations you’ve undertaken at COA! And Helena, this has been the perfect place for you to wrap up your undergraduate work and live your life thee pat two years. You are stunning, and necessary. Go forth, all of you, and be bold!
David Bader & Chellie Berrong

Class of 2020 - You have the great opportunity of carrying service in human ecology into a world which has been called to task by Mother Nature as “progress” has slowed. This gives us all an opportunity for renewal - in body, spirit, and soul - a renewal which we all need. Graduation is a time of change, and you have changes galore offered to you. Don’t despair, simply compare. Compare what has been before and what is now. The world will not return to a previous “normal” and there will become a “newer normal.” Embrace it. The employment opportunities for you may not yet be available; they will likely be yours to create. You have a very good foundation with your years at COA. Consider that you have nurtured some very good seeds. Seek out good soil, plant your seeds, nurture the place(s) you settle, and grow the lives you deserve. Take care, and if you are ever in the southern Appalachians, look me up in Abingdon, Virginia.

David Winship
Congratulations, Class of 2020! Thank you for a wonderful, thoughtful, florescent, and fun four (or so) years. Good luck going out into a world that is as new as ever. Life is the greatest of games; play it with dignity, courage, passion, humor, and love.
Davis Taylor
Congratulations on your graduation and know that we are so very proud of you all. We are sending loving energy and wish you all the best on your next endeavor. The Mercier Family
Diane Marceau

Wherever you make your path, may you find sparks of light, learning, and love. Please hold yourselves gently as you take the next steps. Best wishes!

Dianne Clendaniel
Lovely graduation! Great to see everyone’s smiling faces. You graduate with strength, hope, talent and resolve, which the world urgently needs. Go forth and give!
Dorie Stolley
My best to you all, and of course Sadie, and am grateful for what beautiful contributions you have already given to the world and am looking forward to seeing you help us build a better society for all.
Doug Nelson

I am wiping my eyes clear of tears after watching and listening to all of you, from the student speakers to the introduction of each other in the conferring of degrees. Oh my what you have shown us through your work here … you have shown us who you are, and how you have embraced the notion of continually “becoming.” You have shown us what is possible, what love is, and what hope is. You have given us a glimpse of a bright world that is to come. I know so much more for learning with each of you.

Dru Colbert

The world is waiting for you, COA Class of 2020 and I believe you can’t wait, to come out and spread your wings, accompanied by the incredible knowledge and experiences as your time at the COA has given you! Today the world and the wider humanity needs your special skills, which are so much wider than just knowledge in a subject. With your collaborations, connections, and friendships, you will help to build a better future for us all! Congratulations to you all on your Commencement Day!

Eva Bolander
Congratulations to all the graduates. Excited to watch you change this world. So proud of my great niece, Lilly! xoxo
Fran Lee Gazin
Congratulations to Emma and to the rest of the Class of 2020. So sorry we couldn’t be there in person to give you hugs and kisses and admire your beautiful college! Good luck to you all, you WILL make this a better world!!!!
Fritz and Kit Ober

Allie
We wish to be with you in spirit even though Covid- 19 says no. You have accomplishEd a great deal and proudly completed the next phase of your time on this precious planet. We wish you the utmost success in the next phase of your life. We love you very much.
Grandpa Jerry and grandma Mary

Gerard & Mary Ceurvorst

Thank you. Every one of you. Some of you I had the privilege and enduring delight to work with personally. But through them and the efforts that every one of you made to challenge and nurture each other, I received gift after gift for my own growth – for the expansion of my world and the securing of it in a future which has been enhanced by integrity, resiliency, music, food, shared learning, achievements, support networks, memories of the brave but fallen like Melissa Scott and … perhaps most of all … a sense of beloved community. So thank you. Every one of you. And please stay in touch!

Gray Cox

Congratulations! Your achievement today is remarkable. May all your dreams and wishes come true. Keep learning, keep trying, and keep accomplishing!

Ingrid Hill

We love you and are so happy for and proud of you, Lilly!

Jackie, Richard, Ewan, and Bootsie

CONGRATULATIONS to the entire COA graduating class! We are incredibly proud of you all, and we wish you all the best that life has to offer. Go forth, rise above, and meet the challenges of 21st-century life head on! You did it! CONGRATS and CONGRATS again!!! :-) 

James & Carol Scott
Congratulations to you all!
Jane Hultberg

While at COA you have become grounded in what it means for you to be human ecologists. Now it’s time to fly – take off!

Janet Heikkila

“Do your little bits of good wherever you are; it’s these little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Hold onto this encouraging wisdom shared by Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa. New experiences in different places will amplify your “bits of good” and, together, become even more overwhelming. You have achieved much already, more awaits. Congratulations!

John Muffler and Carolyn Fluckinger
Congratulations, Helena! “We are all just walking each other home.” –Ram Das– Society needs someone with the intelligence and integrity and grit to lead us and make a difference in the world. You got it all, Kiddo! Lead the way! We all Love you, and everyone is very proud of your tenacity to follow and achieve your dreams.
JohnMichael Berrong

Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors! Congratulations on all your hard work and great achievements!

Julianne Taylor

Dear graduates, You are an amazing group. Not that all COA graduates don’t blow us away, but your year has been special. Under circumstances the college has not faced before, you have moved from strength to strength, inspiring us all with your courage, good humor, adaptability, dedication, and tremendous talent and scholarship. The world needs human ecologists now more than it ever has, and the wisdom you are gleaning through the struggles of a pandemic will only deepen your understandings and capabilities. From poems to performances in the zoomverse, research to visual art, stories of chickens to human libraries, you’ve impressed us all. Maybe more importantly, you’ve warmed our hearts. This one heart is very warm with love, respect, and pride. All that talent, hoping, and caring will nourish this poor planet. May your lives keep being rich and rewarding, infused with the spirits you’ve cultivated together, loving what and whoever you love. May you keep on being exactly who you are with pride and passion. Be in touch sometimes, for we will miss you more than you can ever know.

Karen Waldron

Keep pushing your voice to every corner of the room and every corner of the globe. I can’t wait to hear it.

Kendra Rand

Dear Class of 2020:
You got this.

Kerri Sands
Congratulations to all the 2020 graduates, especially Rebekah Heikkila!
Kevin Heikkila
COA Class of 2020–You made it! Congratulations to you all! And a special shout out to Halle Smith. I’m so proud of you!
Kristen Folsom

Your domains, kingdoms, and phyla await! Go forth and show the wide and wild world everything that you’ve learned, everything that you are, and everything that you’ll become.

Kyle Shank

Congratulations to my beautiful and wonderful Granddaughter Indi, and all her classmates!!!! May you all have a happy and successful life, with the wisdom you have gained at College of the Atlantic! Always remember the 10 Commandments are a short list of good rules to live by, regardless of your religious belief!!! Honesty, hard work, caring for others, and listening are goods traits to have, and love is all conquering!!!! Hate is the curse of the Earth!!!! Start every day with a positive outlook, and be ever mindful money does not make a person, a person makes the money. Never let money be your God!!!! It is better to give than receive!


Larry Sharer Sr

Congratulations on all of your accomplishments! Be bold!

Laura McGiffert Slover
My heart is full of hope - and of gratitude for all you teach me - as I watch you graduate in the Class of 2020!
May the words of Braiding Sweetgrass echo in your hearts always.
Laura Stone

I am in awe of you all. Congratulations! I wish you all the best!

Linda Black

Congratulations class of 2020! You are bringing so much love and hope along with your clear thinking about world improvement. Be patient and persistent and stay well!

Linda Fuller
Congratulations class of 2020! Your presence at COA will be greatly missed and the next cohort of students has big shoes to fill! This great achievement should be celebrated. Your spirit, passion, compassion, and caring for the planet and one another is truly inspiring. We’re excited to see the great things that you will do!
Lindsey Jones

Yay for you!

Lynn Boulger

Congratulations! What you have done is so impressive and so important. I’m sure there has been sweat and tears and maybe even blood. You’ve succeeded in an era that is completely unprecedented. We are so proud of you. I wanted to remind you that your life will probably take some unexpected turns moving forward. And that maybe you might not even be using your degree in the way you expected. But keep your mind and your heart open and you’ll find that human ecology is applicable in so many areas and so many ways. Don’t compare yourself to what other graduates are doing or even what your classmates are doing. As long as you are working to put some good into the world and to find a place for yourself that you truly enjoy and find fulfillment in, you’re doing great. Might take a while. Might be frustrating. You might have no idea what you’re doing (I certainly don’t 7 years later). But you’ll get there and it’ll be so worth it. I expected to go into environmental policy, (what up, [earth]?) And instead I’m a career Bookseller managing an indie bookstore. And I am incredibly happy and finding so much upward movement and and career opportunities, from leading industry education to joining a jury for a well-known book award, to just being able to hand a kiddo the perfect book to make them feel seen. Keep yourself open to all the possibilities. Congrats again!

Mariana Calderon

COA Class of 2020, this world needs you now more than ever. The climate is changing in more ways than we could ever have predicted when you started your time at COA. Consequently, the tools and experiences you’ve been given far exceed what COA planned to offer you. Yet what you’ve learned, what you’ve experienced, what you’ve found to be true, all help to create a tool box filled with what you need to move forward. I know you’ll use those tools to the best of your abilities. CONGRATULATIONS COA CLASS OF 2020!! YOU’LL DO WELL!

Marily Crews

Extremely proud of this class who lost their internship time, and then their graduate exercises! They accomplished graduation if only to be recognized by themselves and faculty friends and family❤️

Mary Lou Strandoo

With four years at COA, we suspected you to grow and change… but WOW! We are in awe; you are undeniably remarkable! And although it may not feel like it now, you are READY to open whichever doors you choose to knock on! Just remember mistakes are an intricate part of learning. So, be sure to make glorious and fantastic mistakes… make them count and do not dismay! Always know how proud we are of you! LIVE with INTENTION, find your JOY and do more of that! “Behind you, all your memories Before you, all your dreams Around you, all who you love WITHIN you, ALL YOU NEED.”

Matos Sepulveda
I am so proud of you all. You are courageous, smart, creative people. I send you all my wishes for a wonderful day of celebration. I wish you the best as you continue to build your lives, together. The current constant reminders of death are conversely a gift, reminders to live well and fully.
Love to you all,
Nancy
Nancy E Andrews
Class of 2020, With this year behind you, you can accomplish anything. No dream is too big to chase after when your heart is fully engaged. Make those dreams a reality with your wide, human ecological perspective which is able to hold many complex and contrasting ideas at once. With nimble minds and expansive hearts, you will be momentous forces in this transformation that’s unraveling before our eyes. Don’t be a stranger: lean on alumni and support networks as you move forward. Be your best self to yourself and others always. Congratulations.
Natasha Krell

“The time is out of joint.”

Hamlet

“Contretemps. The time is out of joint. Theatrical speech, Hamlet’s speech before the theater of the world, of history, and of politics. The age is off its hinges. Everything, beginning with time, seems out of kilter, unjust, disadjusted. The world is going very badly, it wears as it grows …

Without this non-contemporaneity with itself of the living present, without that which secretly unhinges it, without this responsibility and this respect for justice concerning those who are not there, of those who are no longer or who are not yet present and living, what sense would there be to ask the question ‘where?’ ‘where tomorrow?’ ‘whither?’ …

A traditional scholar does not believe in ghosts – nor in all that could be called the virtual space of spectrality. There has never been a scholar who, as such, does not believe in the sharp distinction between the real and the unreal, the actual and the inactual, the living and the non-living, being and non-being (“to be or not to be,” in the conventional reading), …

… Marcellus was perhaps anticipating the coming, one day, one night, several centuries later, of another ‘scholar.’ The latter would finally be capable, beyond the opposition between presence and non-presence, actuality and inactuality, life and non-life, of thinking the possibility of the specter, the specter as possibility… . In any case, here is someone mad enough to hope to unlock the possibility of such an address.”

Jacques Derrida, Specters of Marx

Congratulations graduates, and thank you, for demonstrating many ways of unlocking the possibilities of addressing ghosts and specters, questioning them, living with them, and allowing for the future!

Netta van Vliet

All of you began your journey with college knowing this day would come. You most likely had a vision of how this right of passage would look. I have heard the details of past graduations at COA from my daughter as she was processing all these many changes.
Here is what I know, you are all amazing dedicated humans. This is your moment to mark/honor your hard work and dedication, and it falls in the middle of a world wide pandemic. This alone makes your graduation one of the most memorable. My wish for you is to know we are all humbled to witness you graduate. That you are destined to achieve amazing things post college life, and that each one is uniquely yours to do. Many Blessings to you all. Pam AveryWitham

Pam AveryWitham

Our wishes and congratulations to the most special COA class of 2020! In so many ways you exemplify what our world needs now more than ever; your unique talents, skills, educational experiences will be put to the test of paving the many ways forward for all of us. Go forth with confidence to help solve both the remaining and new challenges. We will help you in any way possible. COA’s good luck will be with you.

Phil and Meredith Moriarty

Congratulations on graduating class of 2020, we cant be there in body but certainly in soul. I remember graduating and know the wonderful opportunities that lie ahead in the future. Have seen some great things you have achieved during the lockdown. Enjoy the graduation day regardless of the barriers we have right now this will be a long lasting legacy..So Proud my daughter loved the experience and met some every lasting friends. Well done and well deserved!!

Raymond Gibson
Dear Class of 2020 - Congratulations and best wishes as you take up the next stage of your life’s journey. We look forward to all of the good that you will do in our country and the world - we need your energy & inspiration!
Robin Ritterhoff
I just watched your virtual graduation. As usual, it broke me apart, absorbing the joy of community and accomplishment, the bittersweet of parting, the celebration of your gifts. And it knit in me new hope, where “beginnings and endings meet on the circle of time”. Congratulations and come back and visit your campus in another time.
Ron Beard

Dear Class of 2020 - 14 years ago I was in your shoes preparing to graduate from COA. I remember feeling both excitement and a great deal of anxiety at what was to come. Looking back now, I feel incredibly fortunate at the turns my life took since. Despite the uncertainties the world is experiencing now, I hope you bask in your great accomplishment, celebrate with your loved ones, and feel excited about your next steps. Believe me, you will have a heck of a ride. Congrats! :-)

Sal Hussein
Love will be the way to move forward in this world. Compassion is rarely met with resistance. Love our planet, love our fellow human beings, and love yourselves. Each one of you has so much to offer. I’m sending you love as we celebrate all the graduates who have reached this milestone. We so wanted to be there with you on Saturday! Virtual hugs to Emma and Jenny. Ginger the dog sends a happy howl too!
Sally Ober

This term should not degrade from a wonderous and dynamic time here at COA. This might be a hard transition and a hard time, but bulk difficulty is real. So when this is all over, go do your favorite non-virus risky activity, and enjoy that. Find something you can access that you love to do and enjoy yourself. Whether this is gossiping with your friend (talk to them online!), or playing that one good video game, or even going for a run in the woods, make it memorable and use it as the transition into being a real-world adult. You’ve got this, go take on your life, it’s coming just around the corner, no matter if you are going to go into your career or take some time off to backpack across the US. Even if you plan to get an easy job and stick around bar harbor, this is now your time. You are not tied to this 4-year undergrad program after this. Even if you jump into grad school, this is another step in expanding your freedom. So seize the future and embrace the possibilities. Just remember you are prepared. That’s what COA has done, and you are ready even if it doesn’t feel like it. You’re ready to be you.

Samuel Evans

Best wishes to the COA Class of 2020 and especially Allie. We are proudly with you in spirit this day. May your future be filled with successes, health and happiness.

Shirley & Al Wilson

My heart reaches out to you as you move beyond your undergraduate years and into an uncertain future. If anyone can make lemonade out of these lemons, it is you, our fellow human ecologists. Your experience here and your creative flexibility. combined with your curiosity, open hearts, and compassion will serve you well. Keep your sense of humor, expect nothing, and share joy. Come back to Bar Harbor and remember how much you are loved and respected. Yours may have been the hardest senior year COA has seen. Keep your eyes open. You will find fellow alumni in surprising places. You will always be welcome at my supper table.

Shlomit Auciello ’17
Congratulations and well wishes... Be recognized on this special day for all the challenges faced, the patience, perseverance, and long suffering, and most importantly the goals and achievements that exemplify the brilliance and character of you all.
Stewart Guay
Congratulations on completing your degree at COA! I graduated in 1979 and can tell you from experience that the education and grounding you’ve gotten at COA will serve you well for many years. Everyone who has been a part of COA–and that includes you–has contributed to making it the world changing place that it is today. Thank you class of 2020 for doing what you do, and making us all proud!
Sue Inches

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” -J.R.R. Tolkein, The Fellowship of the Ring
Dearest class of 2020, I know you will make the best of the time that is given you. I have been humbled by your insight, generosity, spirit, and compassion. As you go forth into this uncertain world, I know that you will continue to shine.

Susan Letcher
Congratulations to the Class of 2020, and especially to our daughter Analise. You enter the world during uncertain times. Your time at COA has taught you not to fear the unknown but to embrace it for all its wonderful possibilities. Step out and BE BOLD! Remember… “Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It’s a part of your life force. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that are you supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself.” Oprah Winfrey
Susan Wittenberg
Dear Halle, Hats off to you and the class of 2020 for a job well done. I wish you happiness and success as you follow your dreams. I wish you peace and good health as you find your way in these challenging times. I wish you all the best as you begin the next chapter of your life. I am so very proud of you and I count it a blessing to have you as a granddaughter. I love you. Congratulations!
Thomasenor Folsom
Thomasenor Folsom
I am humbled and honored to have been part of your time at COA and your accomplishments during this extraordinary year. The world needs you so badly, and I am heartened to know you will be out there working on making it better for all people. Congratulations on a job well done and my best wishes for your future endeavors!
Trisha Cantwell

The best of wishes to all of you have worked so hard for this moment. Go out, friends, and change the world!

Truth Muller

Leave your own note for the Class of 2020!

Celebrate with the Class of 2020! Share a message of congratulations, solidarity, advice, encouragement, and/or well wishes.

required text field
text field
required text field
required textarea field