Georgia Tech’s Fall 2018 Undergraduate Commencement included 121 graduating Scheller College of Business undergraduate students and a keynote address by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
“We encourage our students to serve as leaders prepared to address some of society’s greatest challenges," said Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson. "I can think of no greater role model to speak to our new graduates than Condoleezza Rice. Secretary Rice is an accomplished diplomat, public servant, educator, and thought leader who will inspire and challenge the next generation of leaders.”
Rice’s speech centered on themes of finding one’s passions in life and kindness towards others.
“President Peterson was able to make the connection that Secretary Rice is the Denning Professor in Global Business and Economy at Stanford University, and I completed a minor in the Steven A. Denning Technology and Management (T&M) Program here at Tech,” said Medinger. "It was very cool to make that connection and to see the ties of Denning’s philanthropy at both Tech and Stanford and an honor to meet with such a distinguished leader of our country and hear her inspirational speech.”
Though both Medinger and Todd said Commencement was bittersweet, they each had thanks and praise for the College they’ve called home for the past few years.
“These past four-and-a-half years on campus have been filled with such joy, and I will greatly miss this place,” added Todd. “However, I am excited for the opportunities to come and I know Scheller has well prepared me to take on the world.”
Dean Maryam Alavi and Scheller College of Business congratulate all Fall 2018 graduates.