It is truly an honor to celebrate this incredible day with you. It signifies your commitment, your perseverance and your success in earning an advanced degree. I feel privileged to recognize each and every one of you as graduates of the School of Information.
With your new teacher credential, master’s degree, certificate, or doctorate, you are ready to pave the career path of your dreams. Your newfound skills and knowledge, together with the undoubtable hard work and dedication you put forth to get to this day, will serve you well in your new role as 21st century information professionals.
Several of you have already received awards and accolades for your projects, research and impact on our global communities. I look forward to seeing your names among your iSchool alumni peers who’ve been named Emerging Leaders, Movers & Shakers, I Love My Librarian award winners, and a host of other prestigious titles.
I am grateful that you chose to enroll in our school’s programs. It’s with great pride that I now get to call you iSchool alumni! I wish you many, many more successes.
Sandra Hirsh, PhD
Professor and Director, School of Information
San José State University