The College of St. Joseph in Rutland granted degrees to 74 graduates at its 59th commencement ceremony May 26.

Dr. Robert Walsh, associate professor of psychology and human services and clinical director of the CSJ Traumatology Institute, delivered the commencement address.

“Your graduation is a recognition that you have satisfactorily completed your degree requirements, and your commencement indicates how you will apply your degree toward your life path and career … in short celebrating what you’ve finished and at the same time celebrating what you will be starting,” he said.

“I don’t know a soul that doesn’t want success, and for each of us what constitutes success is usually very personal,” he continued. “To understand success, to measure success or declare our feelings of being successful, two central elements must always be part of the equation: relevance and reverence.”

He expressed his hope that the graduates would pursue their dreams because of their experience and training and said they have “awesome power” within.

CSJ President Lawrence Jensen conferred degrees upon the graduates who received associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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