Grads get advice, 3 May 2008, The Monroe Evening News, Monroe, Michigan
College graduates, take heed: don’t drop the ball.
And make it your goal to help the people around you feel loved, respected and secure.
These were nuggets of advice from two speakers – Jeffrey Kodysh and Judith Bert – who were among the 180 graduates at the 41st annual commencement exercise held at Monroe County Community College Friday night.
Mr. Kodysh recalled how scared he was the first day he enrolled at the Whitman Center in Temperance. Coming from a homeschooled background in Toledo, he feared he might not be able to keep up with his peers. But when he got there, he followed his motto – don’t drop the ball – to work hard, to enjoy learning for itself and to step out of his comfort zone.
Just Thursday, Mr. Kodysh learned that he had received a $8,000 scholarship to attend the University of Toledo to study geology, said Sandy Kosmyna, director of the Whitman Center who introduced him.