With finals over, I'd like to share my gratitude with you for another great year. Across the University, you've made us proud.
Really, we are a happy bunch. And that sentiment is portrayed in this video of with you, and our faculty and staff members: http://youtu.be/6mt3EMiDM_k
You have been racking up awards and accomplishments. There are far too many to mention all of them. I will share a few: our geology students became the first to win the Imperial Barrel Award more than once; our students also launched a second working satellite into space; and our student-athletes, in addition to being champions in several sports, ranked with the highest graduation rate among Louisiana and Sun Belt Conference universities. And, just as significant, so many of you gave your time through many community service endeavors.
For those of you graduating this Saturday, congratulations! I offer you best wishes on behalf of the University community. You are forever a part of the Ragin' Cajun family. Stay in touch and visit us often.
For our returning students, please have a safe and productive summer. We look forward to seeing you in the fall and wish you all the best.
E. Joseph Savoie