The highlight of the year is a Graduation Celebration for doctoral candidates who will be hooded at the spring commencement ceremony.
During the celebration on May 11, after introductory remarks by the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, nine of the graduating students offered insights about their transformational doctoral journey.
Sally Monical: Keep your eyes open and look at the path
Malika Hollinside: I needed a program that would allow me to maintain my integrity and my desire for change, my edge to be radical and to impact the system in dramatic ways
Roderick Hayes: Gratitude is the word I would use to reflect on my experience
Daniel DeVere: Having other cohort members to bond with, socialize with, and sometimes commiserate with certainly helped to lighten the load
Robert Johnson: Anything can be achieved with hard work
Bouchaib Benmira: I’m looking forward to making change in people’s life
Steve Roberson: Helping young men and women change their lives
Katrina Pimentel: Always room for improvement, even with a doctoral degree
Nazia Mostafa: My work in the field of education is most certainly not over