Congratulations on your graduation and the achievement of this milestone in your academic career. It is important to pause for a moment and celebrate your success with the many people who have been a part of your journey: your family, friends, faculty and mentors.
Your commencement ceremony also serves as a symbol of all the new beginnings that are now possible to create a brighter future, both for yourself and those around you. With each graduate that we send out into the community newly credentialed, our entire region is raised up as our newest alumni work to improve the quality of life in South Texas and beyond.
No matter where your career path leads you, know that you always have a home here. You are the newest graduates of The University of Texas at Brownsville, and you are our future.
William R. Fannin, Ph.D.