The Resilient Class Of 2020 Will Learn And Grow From The Coronavirus Crisis
Congratulations to the Class of 2020.
They haven’t had the easiest path lately. Higher education has changed remarkably in the last two months. But in some fundamental ways, we’ve kept doing what we always do. We take eager and ambitious young people, introduce them to friends and mentors, help them to learn how to think and how to live, teach them about the fields they want to explore and about themselves as people, and prepare them to be successful members of society, with fulfilling careers and fulfilling lives. The Class of 2020 accomplished all of that—and more. In truth, the unusual circumstances of their final semester do not diminish their accomplishment so much as emphasizes it. They made it to graduation despite an extraordinary situation that made their task even more challenging.
Originally published: May 21, 2020
Author: Marvin Krislov
Institution: Pace University
Published by: Forbes