Eadie told the graduates to reach for the best in themselves, each other and humanity.
“Wouldn’t it be great if human beings were great at being human,” he said. “And if all mankind were made up of kind women and kind men. It would be wonderful.”
In the College of Arts and Sciences, 16 students earned Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology degrees. In the School of Nursing, 114 students earned Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees.
In the School of Health Sciences, 332 students earned Master of Health Science, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Social Work, Occupational Therapy Doctorate and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees.
“Health sciences, arts and sciences, and the science of nursing is a way of thinking — much more than just a body of knowledge,” Eadie said. “Even in the failed clutch of circumstance, graduates can think their way through any difficulties, any barriers.”