Dear Morehouse Family:
Reunion and Commencement are upon us, and I am pleased to take this opportunity to congratulate the members of the Renaissance Class of 2010—and to welcome home the Renaissance men who represent 15 previous graduating classes.
New graduates, the goal you sought when you arrived four years ago is yours. Your education and co-curricular experiences have prepared you to assume a position of leadership in communities that badly require positive change. The time has arrived for you to rise to the challenge of restoring hope and resources to those places where despair and lack have resided too long. To those of you who will pursue additional education, do so deliberately and with full knowledge that the improvement of your talents and skills is a gift to yourself and the communities you will ultimately serve.
Fellow members of the Class of 1975, thank you for your presence as we celebrate our 35th anniversary as Morehouse men. I am proud to be a member of this esteemed class. And to the members of all of our alumni classes in reunion, especially our Golden Tigers—the Class of 1960—I offer gratitude for your commitment to the College. Your exemplary service continues to provide a model of excellence for all we do. In the years to come, I encourage you to remain on the path of excellence paved by Mother Morehouse. Further, I ask that you continue to invest in the future of the College—and the future of young men who wish to participate in the Renaissance.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your Morehouse experience. It is my honor to serve you as president of our beloved alma mater. And it is my privilege to call you brother.