Congratulations to all of our SJSU Lurie College of Education undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students for completing a very full and uniquely challenging semester! Watch this video message from Dean Heather Lattimer or read the transcription of the message below.
Congratulations!! We have made it to the end of a very full and uniquely challenging semester.
You have persisted through multiple hurdles, thrived while taking on new experiences, and consistently demonstrated your leadership, tenacity, and commitment in your classes, field experiences, and relationships with peers and mentors.
You truly are the transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school, and community leaders that we aspire to prepare here at Lurie College. We are so very proud of you!
I look forward to celebrating with our soon-to-be graduates during SJSU’s virtual and on-campus commencement activities this week. I’ll be greeting graduates on the blue carpet on Thursday afternoon and celebrating virtually with our Lurie College family on Friday evening. I hope you’ll join us.
For those of you who are continuing, I can’t wait to welcome you back to campus in August for the Fall 2021 semester. After over a year of seeing you only through Zoom, I am so excited to be able to greet you in person in Sweeney Hall.
Over the summer we’ll be offering a range of programming for current students, recent alums, and community partners. Featured activities include our STEM+C Teacher Institute and our K12 Teaching Academy which, this year, will include webinars to support classroom teachers as they work to build community, relationships, and healing following the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check out our website to stay connected and learn more about these and other opportunities.
As we celebrate your success this year, I want to also take a moment to recognize the friends, family, faculty, and staff who have gone above and beyond to support our students throughout the pandemic. I have been inspired and humbled by the creativity, commitment, generosity, and love that has been shown by our Lurie College community. If you have someone who has been particularly inspirational or supportive during this time period, please take a moment to express your gratitude. As a former school teacher, I can tell you that nothing is better than receiving an unsolicited note of heartfelt appreciation from your students.
I wish you a fantastic summer ahead and hope that you are able to take time to unplug, celebrate your achievements, reflect on your learning, and recharge for the work ahead.
Take good care and congratulations!