by Michael Donner, PhD
It is one of the great privileges of being the SFCP President to be allowed to say a few words at the graduation of our candidates and PPTP students. I have recently had the pleasure of attending two other graduations as I celebrated the commencement of my daughter and her friends and classmates from the University of Arizona. The first was held at the football stadium, where there were over 40,000 guests and several thousand graduates; the second at her college, where 1,300 students from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences received the Bachelors, Masters or PhD’s. There were notable speakers, all of whom spoke of the important journey to come, and the value of lifelong learning. Honorary doctorates were given to academic luminaries, including one to the main speaker Vivek Murthey, the Surgeon General of the United States. Each was awarded the degree with all the rights and responsibilities that go along with it.