A gift for the graduates of ‘98
by Kathleen van Schaijik
Heading down the hill after many happy years at FUS is usually a melancholy and at the same time exhilarating experience. You’re leaving the nest, but you’re also finally testing your wings. If you’re feeling part thrilled, part alarmed, part relieved, part sad, part psyched—you’re normal. In any case, the Concourse can help smooth the transition. Right now your brain is probably aching from the strain of finals, and nothing sounds more appealing than a good, long summer of no thinking; but you’d be surprised to hear how much you’ll miss the studies next year. You can’t take your professors and fellow-students with you, but you can make sure the Concourse meets you wherever you’re going, and so ensure that a little bit of the lively atmosphere of FUS goes on lifting your spirit and fortifying your mind—making it a little easier to do whatever you’re doing with joy and with grace.
Warm congratulations to each and every one of you. Go in peace, and under the Mercy. (Can’t wait to see what you do with your lives!)