Ceremony of Lights 2005
Ceremony of LIghts 2005

Dean Laura Schlack's Remarks
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Laura Schlack
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
August 12, 2005

Would the Class of 2009 please rise!

President Eeastman, Dean of Students Annarelli, Dean of Faculty Chapin, it is an honor and a privilege to present to you a new class of Eckerd College students!

The Class of 2009 come from 38 states and 11 countries and bring with them strength of character, unique talens and many accomplishments.

There are individuals in this class who have overcome enormous obstacles to be here - from overcoming a severe disability - to the tragic and recent loss of a loved one.

And there are individuals in this class who have already achieved amazing academic and community service accolades - from earning recognition as a national merit finalist - to starting a conservation club which has led to a passion for environmental activism.

This is indeed a group of students who will contribute to the Eckerd community in a most positive way.

I look forward to watching each of them become a valued member of our community.

It is with great pride that I present the Class of 2009!

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