Denver Commencement Snapshot: Grads reminded to remember ‘who packs their chute’

| August 1, 2013

Lt. Gen. Michael Gould delivered the commencement address to graduates of Webster’s Denver campus location on June 1, 2013. Pictured with Gould are Connie Wood, Margaret Reed, Lauren Sullivan, Bill Houth and Lisa Krug Avery.

Webster University alumnus Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould, current superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, delivered the commencement address for Denver campus location graduates on June 1 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Greenwood Village, Colo.

Lt. Gen. Gould was the University’s 2011 Alumnus of the Year.

Gould challenged each new graduate to remember “who  packs their parachute,” or in other words, to never forget those who stood behind them to make sure they have all they need in order to succeed.

Bill Houth, assistant director at Peterson Air Force Base, was on hand to conduct the induction of two outstanding graduates into Delta Mu Delta, Webster University’s business honor society.

Webster Commencement Ceremonies around the World

The event was part of commencement ceremonies that happen year-round at Webster campuses around the world. Though May and June are the “busy season” for Webster commencement ceremonies each year, the date and traditions vary by campus location. Worldwide, there are more than 7,2o0 graduating in this year’s graduating class celebrated at individual campus ceremonies.

Worldwide, the Class of 2013 is diverse in background, in demographics, and in interests. They hail from 106 countries and 49 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Sixty-four are active military stationed overseas.

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