Ariyana Gore '21
The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. There are no words to describe the feeling I had when I arrived on the horseshoe and saw my family and everyone else's loved ones cheering and congratulating us for this achievement. The pride I saw on my mother and grandmother's face as they stood there watching me walk to my seat made all the long nights studying and sacrifices worthwhile.
For me, it was the first time I was able to see many of my classmates since abruptly leaving school in March of 2020. This ceremony allowed us to formally close out this chapter and recognize all of the growth and change that occurred in the past three years. The weather was perfect, the words spoken by Dean Hubbard left me feeling proud of this accomplishment and motivated for what's next.
I am so appreciative of everyone at the law school and the University for working tirelessly to ensure we could have a safe and meaningful graduation ceremony.