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Commencement

Graduating seniors recognized at Honors Convocation Seniors who achieved exemplary success in their academic work and co-curricular activities were recognized at Honors Convocation held May 13, 2011 in Morley Music Building. The faculty were garbed in academic regalia for this traditional ceremony, which also included the playing and singing of the traditional College hymn, “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past,” and the Alma Mater. Ray Leach, founder and chief executive officer of the Cleveland-based Jumpstart Inc., delivered the convocation address. JumpStart has gained national recognition for its innovative model

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and economic impact in Northeast Ohio. Leach spoke about his own journey as an entrepreneur in starting up four companies before JumpStart. He discussed the benefits and risks of entrepreneurship and encouraged the students to consider becoming entrepreneurs. “I want you to know that making your own way by being an entrepreneur is not easy,” Leach said. “Yet, those were also some of the most rewarding years of my career.” Leach concluded his address with these words: “I would like to encourage you to think creatively. Continued on page 46

Fall 2011 Magazine  

Lake Erie College Magazine, Fall 2011 issue

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