Senior rings were awarded recently, and it was especially fun to see some of my current students receive theirs. I'm so thankful for the diversity that this campus brings to our university, and I'm honored when I get to meet a family member (I got to meet several this day). I'm only beginning to understand the pressures and expectations these particular students face, and I'm proud of them. I'll attend my first commencement in a week, and some very special students are graduating. It will be a joyful and sad night. They'll go on to great things, but I'm so sad to see them go. Being part of such a small campus means that these relationships are much closer than they are with 50,000 undergrads.