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2 I 2011 GRADUATES

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2011 GRADUATES I 3

Andrew Glenn King Andy, from your very first graduation to this wonderful achievement at Columbia, you have remained a person true to yourself. Be always so, and let the world see what we have always seen: a wonderful spirit ready to shine! We are so proud! Mom, Keith, Jamie

Steven A. Byczek We see the wonderful person you’ve grown to be—he confident, caring warmhearted son you have become, and you’re everything we ever hoped you would be. Congratulations, Mom and Dad

Paula Kristine Burgeson

Randy Russell Brown

At Columbia College you learned to edit. Your first bank card, you managed your credit. You have so many marketable skills. Let's hope you find work to pay for your bills.

Today is a special day. We are proud to see you achieve your goal. We’ll love you forever, and we’ll always be with you every step of the way. Love, family

Michael L. Gharidini

Andrew Michael Nowak

Jacob Van Vranken

Nicole Shihadeh

Congratulations, Michael! I am so proud of you. Follow your dreams.

Congratulations! We Love you!

Congratulations, Jake! We are proud of all you've accomplished in four years. We know God has great plans for you.

Best wishes for continued success, we are so proud of you. Congratulations!

All my love, Mom

Mom, Dad, Daniel, Sarah, Steve, Lucy and Elisabeth

Love, Mom, Dad & Emily

Love, Mom & Dad


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Tyler B. Prinz

Candace M. Mccollum

Andrew T. Bender

Thomas Back

Tyler, congratulations. We are all very proud of you. May your future bring much happiness & good luck.

Candace, we are proud of you. Remember success is achieved through hard work.

Congratulations, Drew! You did it! We are so proud of you.

We only have so much time on this Earth, and I rather spend it doing the things I enjoy than doing the things I'm supposed to do. Life does not fit a mold.

Love always, Mom, Corey, Kyle

Love, Mom & Dad

Love Mom and Dad

Lauren Shea Keefe

Daniel A. Russell

Grandpa Bernie always said you could do anything you set your mind to, and he was right. Congratulations, princess! I’m so proud of you.

I am so very proud of you son! You can carve your path to success with your pen now. All my love, Mom

Love, Mom

Jacob Gallucci Dear Jacob, We are all so very proud of you. Remember to always trust in God and keep moving forward. Reach for your dreams. Love Mom, Dad and your C. Gallucci Realty, Inc. Family

Alessandra Reid Congratulations, Alessandra, You did it! We are so very proud of you. This is only the beginning! May your life be full of many more great accomplishments and happiness. All our love, Mom and Sisters


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Matthew M. Avignone

Kristen Ann Jacobsen

Richard "Chuck" Wernecke

Anita Valentin

From the moment we saw you, we knew you were meant to be our son. You have been a blessing. We love you and are so proud of you. Follow your dreams.

Congratulations! You did it! May your love of the arts help to make your dreams come true. God bless you! With love and pride, Mom, Dad and Michael

Chuck, We are so proud of you! Congratulations! We know you will be successful.

Anita, we are so very proud of you. May this be the beginning of a lifetime of accomplishments that make you happy and successful.

Love,Mom,Randy and all of your family

Isaac James Williams

Love, Mom & Dad

Anthony Polito Congratulations, son, on this huge accomplishment! Much love to you as you begin your career in LA. We are so proud of the man you have become.

Congratulations, Isaac! We are so proud of you. The sky is the limit, keep reaching as you always have. Don’t forget us when you’re famous.

Mom, Dad, Dan, Ryan & Ashley

Love you, Mom, Dad, Tony, Tony Pooh

Keith R. Kappel Find something that you have a great passion for, as that will make you happy. Take that passion, and give it your all, and then not only will you be happy, but you will also be successful. Congratulations! Keith Kappel, let the journey begin. From Dad and Yalan

Benita Jo Zepeda Who knew... You’d come into our lives a surprise and quickly become the center of our universe? You’d be compassionate and kind to all you came in contact with, no matter their station in life? Not only would you achieve your goals, but somehow always exceed expectations, even your own? You’d grow into a beautiful, intelligent young woman with a moral compass, a gift for words, a killer sense of humor and my best friend? ... We did! Be true to yourself, and you will not fail! Love and admiration, Mom & Dad


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Elsbeth Marie O’Brien As you take this next big step, just remember that our hearts will always hold you close. Wherever you are and whatever you do in this world, we will be proud of you, excited for you and loving you always. Mom and Dad

Rayme Samantha Silverberg Rayme: Congratulations to the most beautiful and talented daughter. "Somewhere over the rainbow,� lots of success is waiting for you! We love you, Mom, Dad, Josh

Anthony Catalano

Brendan J. Griffin

Dear Tony,

No one said going to school in Chicago would be easy ... You did it and we are proud of your achievements!

You have made us so proud. Enjoy the journey to wherever your dreams lead you. May Static Cinema grow and flourish.

Love, Mom and Dad

Love Always, Mom and Dad

Deneen F. DiFranco

Bryan D. Racine

Cade J. Thurlby

Nate Kartz

As one chapter in your life closes, another begins. It's time to spread your wings and fly. We are so proud of you and your accomplishments.

You burned the candle at both ends. Now show the world what you see through your lens.

Shoot for the Moon! Congrats, Cade, we are so proud!

Take a bow, son! We are so proud of you. Can't wait to see what's next!

x/o

Love always, Mom & Dad, Don & Karen

Love, Dad, Mom, Cayley, Chelsea & Wrigley

Love, Mom & Dad


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David Servillo David, we are so proud of you. Congratulations on your accomplishments. We will always be your biggest fans! Love Mom, Dad and Joel

Joshua Fisch Sounds of laughter, shades of earth are ringing through my open views Inciting and inviting me Limitless undying love Which shines around me like a million suns It calls me on and on and on, across the Universe Jai Guru Deva, Om Nothing’s gonna change my world.

Kelley Ann Ryan

Stephen Chillman

Everyone sees the world through a different lens. Yours is a beautiful one. We are really proud of you!

I’ve always known you with a camera in your hands. Congratulations on your BFA! It’s about time. I’m so proud of you. I knew you could do it.

We love you. Dad, Mom and Sean

Love, Linda

Joseph Eugene Albano

Kari Ann Garza

Eduard F. Poser

Lucy Diana E. Hancock

I wish you the best life has to offer. Follow your dreams. My love and encouragement go with you.

Congratulations, Kari! We are so proud of you! Good luck at Vera Wang in New York!

Congratulations, Ed! You did it! We are very proud of you.

Congratulations, Lucy! Please remember us when you're famous!

Love, Dad

Love, Mom & Dad, Jenna & Amy

All our love, Mom & Dad

Love, Mama, Eric, Gemma, Christian, Thia, Nathan & Ken


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Mollie M. Alexander

Mollie M. Alexander

Matthew E. Schaffer

Shannon T. Brown

Way to go! Waddie Hyman, you always make my heart smile.

We are so proud of you! We always knew you would be on TOP. Follow your dreams and your heart, and you will go far.

There are so many ways to tell you how proud we are of you and your accomplishments.

We are so proud of you! Follow your heart and your dreams and never settle for anything less!

Love, Mom

All our LOVE, Mom, Dad & Megan

Rene James C. Catlag Congratulations, RJ! You did a great job. We are so proud of you. Get the ball started rolling right away. Don’t forget us when the big bucks keep coming. Love – Mom, Dad and sis Diana

Love, Your Family

With all our love, Mom & Dad

Wally Ulreich Wall, we are so proud of you & wish you lots of love & music in the future. May your dreams come true & your hopes become real. Love Mom, Dad, Eddie, Danny

Sixto Daniel Robles You did it AGAIN! CONGRATULATIONS. ALL the family is so proud of your achievement. Continue to keep Jesus Christ The Lord of all first in your life and everything else will be on it’s way right on time. Keep up the good work. We Love You! –Dad

Colin Parsons Congratulations, Colin! We are so very proud of you and all your hard work. We wish you the very best as you begin this exciting new time in your life! We love you dearly, Mom and Dad


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Kyle Jeffrey Goeken You have reached your first goal and we couldn’t be any happier for you or more proud. We will continue to support you and watch in awe as you purposefully design your life and future. Think really big! All our love, Mom, Mark, Kayla, and Kory

Bethany A. Buonsante Dear Bethany, Throughout the past year, I’ve seen how hard you worked in achieving this goal. I want you to know how proud I am of you. No doubt I’ll be reading your articles in Time, Newsweek and the NY Times for years to come! Congratulations, Vito

John N. Favaro

Jonathan Rodriquez

Look out world—here comes Nate “The Great!” Celebrate today, as the beginning of a lifetime of success, fame and happiness! We are so proud of you!

Dear Jon, We are so proud of you. The sky is the limit. Keep reaching as you always have. Don’t forget us when you’re famous. Love Dad, Mom, Grandma

Love Mom, Dad, Cari, Jack & Kaylee

Isaac L. Hayes

Eric Wayne Wiltbank

Ben Davies

Max Firestein

Congratulations! May you find great happiness, fulfillment, and success. You deserve it!

Yes, Eric, you are. Congratulations on achieving this milestone!

Congratulations, Ben. You finally did it! We are very proud of you.

Max, you achieved your goal in a grand way, diligently and independently. You are a fine person with great accomplishments.

– Your proud parents

Love, Mom, Pete, Jim, Grandma, and Michelle

Love, Mom & Dad

Proudly, your family!


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Alexandra M. Zamirowski Congratulations, Baby! You took your passion for fashion to the limit! You redefined the “Material Girl” as one who forges her vision out of linen, organza, tweed, and leather and not one merely possession-hungry– except, of course, for shoes! Love, Mom, Dad, Boy

Ciara Douglas Hortenstine Shook You’re in the will! Congratulations, sweetheart! We’re proud of you and knew you would do it. We love you! Mom, T.O., Steffen, Cydney and Austin

Patrick Joseph Campbell

Natalie Joanne Thannum

Congratulations, Pat! We are all so proud of you. Your future is bright. Reach for the stars and always remember how much your family loves and supports you in your endeavors.

We are proud that you have been faithful with the talents God has given you. May He bless you in all your future endeavors.

Love Mom, Dad, Jeff, and Mike

Love, Mom, Dad & Tim

Bianca E. Taylor

Paige Louise Peterson

Christopher M. Kelly

James A. Thompson Jr.

Congratulations, Binky! We are sooo proud of you! What a major accomplishment! Kick ass in the world and take no prisoners!

It has been fabulous fun, go live the dream.

Congratulations, Christopher Kelly, we are so proud of you!

Andy, congratulations! We are so proud of you! We wish all the success in the world.

Love you very much! The Fam!

Monique

Love, Mom, Dad and Brian

We love you, Dad, Mom & Necey


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Ronald Matthew Brands Matt, You did it! I am so proud! This is the beginning of a lifetime of great accomplishments! Let’s celebrate reaching this achievement together—with Grandma! She’s watching you from Heaven (and will be at the Cubs game on Sunday)! Love you, Mom

Selina Fabian We love you and we are so proud of your accomplishments. Congratulations. Mom and Dad

Jordon M. Justice

Tyler B. Prinz

Your dedication, determination and perseverance have led you to today’s celebration. I’m confident your future will be filled with success.

Congratulations, Tyler! It has been great fun watching you grow. Now you are graduating, I am looking forward to hearing about your successes of the future.

Love you, Mom

Kyle Holland

Allyson Nicole Nelson

Paul Shane Miller

Audriena R. Comeaux

Congratulations, Kyle! You made it! We are so proud of you.

Allyson: You've come a long way, baby! Congratulations! We are proud of all you have accomplished.

Congratulations, Shane! You did it! We are very proud of you! Follow your dreams!

Congratulations, Audriena! Hope, success and happiness are yours every day of your life. We are very proud of you.

Love, Mom, Dad & Steph

Love, Mom & Dad

Love, Mom & Dad

Love, Mommy & Rudolph III


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Thomas W. Cameron III

Birgitte Norsen

Ashley Cofer

Travis James Wilson

You finally made it! Can't wait to see you on the red carpet.

Kjaere Birgitte, Gratulerer med dagen, og lykke til videre!

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! The spotlight is on you! Congratulations on your graduation!

Son, may tough times build your character, good times keep you grateful, testing times strengthen your faith and prosperous times enrich your giving.

Love, Mom, Dad, Cheyenne & Tyler

Mamma og pappa

Love Nanu, Toni, Terry and family

We love you,Travis – Mom & Dad

Margaret Schirmer

Elizabeth Larew

Congratulations, you worked hard and have followed your dreams. Molly, we are proud of you and know that your future holds great adventures.

You truly are in the driver’s seat with no limits on how far you can go! We are so proud of you! Can’t wait to see your work go public!

Love, Mom & Tad

We all love you!

Rachel Allison Eisler My dearest Rachel, Today is the proudest moment of my life. Graduating from college is the stepping stone to a life full of success and new horizons. But remember, you will ALWAYS be my baby girl and light of my life. All my love, Dad

Ian Patrick Cler Ian, you are a delight. The joy you bring to us is refreshing; the depth you share takes us to higher places. Your hard work blesses you with great opportunities. Your faithfulness to God is a testimony to all. We are very proud of you this graduation day. GREAT JOB! Love, Mom and Dad


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Alison Paige McKay Dear Ali, we are so proud of you for earning your diploma today. You have always made us so blessed to have you as our daughter, sister, cousin, niece & granddaughter. May this be the start of the next chapter of your life, filled with exciting challenges. We are sure you will conquer all of your goals with the zest you posses. You have made us so proud, and we know you will continue to do so. You have an amazing personality and your creativity always thrives. We love you, and we know you will do great things. Your loving family

Caitlin C. Sokley

Carly Loonan

Congratulations, Caitie! I am so proud of you! From kindergarten to college grad—WOW!

Congratulations, Carly! You finally did it! Now go make some big money!

Love, Mommy

Jessica Lauren Penn

Love, Mom, Dad and Amy

Michelle Grimes Schmidt

Congrats, Jessica! You persist, with determination, and accomplish great things. The world awaits ... Anything is possible! We are so proud of you!

Bacon on cheese since 2002 was just your entree, ‘lille du.’ Now comes the Apple or legs-of-frog. “Make it work,” said the Gun ellers er det kun en hotdog.

Love, Dad & Mom

Schmidts

Kelsey Nicole Lindsey We are so proud of you Kelsey. You never give less than your best. Celebrate today one of the many accomplishments to come. Continue to do you. Love, Mom, Kim, Ian, Kylie and Art

Grant Maxwell Kugman It’s clear the future holds for you great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick is to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o’clock. We are so proud of you, we love you. Dad, Mom and Ross


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Harrison J. Raybuck Harry: CONGRATULATIONS! Well done! You did it! Way to go! HOORAY! We are very proud of you. Love: Mom, Dad, Jeanie, Thomas and Leo. Continue to work hard, persevere, have faith, and make your own good luck.

Cameron Ross "To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human beings can fight. And never stop fighting. " - E.E. Cummings. Always be an original. We love you infinitely, Mommy and Daddy

Theresa Mary Slabosz

José F. Diáz

You knew exactly what you wanted in life and set out to achieve it. We are proud of all you have accomplished and the woman you have become.

As luchado para alcanzar tus metas. Que hoy as logzado. Recibe Felicitaciones, de tu Papá y Mamá

Congratulations, Love Mom & Dad

Jillian Adams

Bridgette Abramowicz

Ashley J. Giampoli

Molly Jean McCormick

Congratulations, Jill! We all beam with pride at your amazing accomplishment. The world is yours, dive in and enjoy it!

Dear Bridgette, You had a dream and you never gave up on it. We are so very proud of you! We love you so very, very much.

Dear Ashley, We are so proud of our little artist & can't wait to see you take on the world.

Dear Molly, You did it, baby! Now, go in the direction of your dreams. We are so very proud of you. We love you.

Mom & John

Mom, Pat, Sean & John

We love you! Mom & Dad

Mom, Mark & Emily


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Matthew Ross Fleischmann We are so proud of you, Matthew. As you celebrate today, may this be the beginning of a lifetime of accomplishments that make you happy. Enjoy life, stay close to family and friends and have fun! Love, Mom, Dad, Esther, Mike and Jenna

Klarissa Ana Echeverria Congratulations, Klarissa! We are so proud of you. May your future continue to shine as brightly as the stars in the sky. "Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might as or think." —Ephesians 3:20 Love, Mom and Pop

Eulisa Michelle Doby

Michael Harnichar

Eulisa,

Dear Michael,

Congratulations! I am so proud of what you have accomplished. You have overcome tremendous adversity to achieve this remarkable goal.

Our hearts are full of pride and joy. Much love and success in all you do. Love, Mom & Dad

Love, Mom

Kristen Nunez

Alyssa Ann Grove

Dana Alysia Lynch

Emily Schwartz

You are awesome, inspiring and committed. Congratulations!

We couldn't be more proud of you! Now go with confidence to grab hold of your dreams!

Congradulation, chick. We are all so very proud of you.

Congrats on a journey well traveled! Voyage on with curiosity, compassion and creativity.

Love, Mom & Dad

All our love, Mom, Dad, & Lindsay

Love Mom, Daddyman, Family & Big Daddy

Love Mom, Dad & Carl


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Joshua W. W. Swaney

Ashley Nicole Snider

Alissa Marie Prochaska

Eric Roesner

I've never been more happy for you and proud of you! Way to go, Josh!

May this be the start of a lifetime of accomplishments that make you happy.

Wasn't it only yesterday that you started school? We're so proud of you and wish you all of life's best.

We are very proud of your accomplishments and see a bright future for you. Having you as a son has been our greatest blessing.

Love, Mom

All our love, Mom & Dad Scott & Jackie

Love, Mom & Dad

Love, Mom & Dad

Nicole M. Warshauer

Joseph Mandel

Coli, we have always encouraged you to work hard and follow your dreams. As your family, we will always stand behind you and your husband, Ben, in the experiences and milestones that are ahead of you in your life. We wish you happiness and success in the future. Congrats!

Joe, We are so very proud of what you’ve done and who you are. Congratulations on your graduation. All our Love, Mom, Mike & Lauren

Love Mom, Dad and Brian

Spencer James McGreal Dear Spencer, We are so proud of you and we wish you all the success and happiness in the world. Love Mom, Dad, Anna and Milly

Justen Gombac Dear Justen, We are so proud of you. As you celebrate today, remember to keep the music in your heart and always dream big. Love you, Mom, Dad, Danielle


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Daniel Ernest Rutledge Dan, we are so proud of you for graduating cum laude in two majors. Your artistic touch with sound recording is phenomenal. You are gifted in many more ways, and we know you will be successful. Your dedication to personal growth is inspiring, and we wish you much happiness & peace. Love Mom & Dad

Anthony Edward King

Brooke Theresa Plasencia

You did it! You survived the struggles of being a college student. Just goes to show you can do anything you set your mind to.

Congratulations, Brooke, on receiving your B.F.A.! What an amazing and talented person you are! Your hard work has paid off and a bright future stands before you.

Love, Mom, Dad, John & Shawn

With all our love, Mom, Dad, Randy and Tracey

Rebecca Blonski The day you: Came home from the hospital, started kindergarten, graduated from St. Celestine Trinity H.S., started Columbia College all seem so long ago. But this day came so quickly. We hope you fly as fast as time does. Congratulations! Love, Mom, Dad, Rachel, and Katherine

Samantha Quinn Sangerman Every success you have achieved is a result of great effort fueled with passion and filled with courage. Your passionate voice, strong spirit, beauty, faith, and deep love define you. You are destined for greatness. Love, Mom, Dad & Max


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Melissa Cadle Bull Congratulations, Mel!! We are very proud of this milestone achievement you accomplished on behalf of the Bull family. Continue hard work and success and when you find a career you love, be the best! We Love you, Mom, Dad, and Erica

Angela Loiacono We are very proud of you. Know that you are well-loved and cherished. May your future be filled with new ideas, solid faith, supportive relationships and exciting experiences. May every success be yours and may all your dreams come true!

Matthew Thomas Martin

Benicia Blue We cannot express how extremely proud of you we are, but we are wishing that all your hopes and dreams for the future come true. Bam!!!

Matthew, We are all so proud of you. You have accomplished so much in the last three years. Grandma is smiling on you!

Love, Mom, Crystal and Skye

Your Family

Alyssa Chiganos-Lorusso

Meghan Margaret Keyes

Thomas P. Hollingsworth

Krystina F. Garchitorena

Congrads, Lyss! We are so proud of you! Earning your diploma today is the beginning of a lifetime of accomplishments!

College application - $50 First year tuition - $26,000 College diploma - $120,000

Congratulations, Tom! We are so proud of you. May your life be blessed!

Congratulations, Krystina! You made it and we are so proud of you! We wish you the best of luck.

Love, Mom & Dad

Our daughter, GAW, college graduate with honors ... Priceless

All our love, Mom & Dad

Love, Dad, Mom, Niko and Abbie


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Sarah Joyce Andrus It brings us such great joy and happiness to share with you this moment, and tell you how incredibly proud we are of you and of all that you've accomplished. May God bless you and keep you safe though all the journeys yet to come. All our love, Mom, Dad, Matthew & Buddy – Go wings!

Laura Baldeshwiler

Jennifer L. Sheahen

Congrats on your fine arts degree! Your family and friends are very proud of you. Don’t forget us when you’re famous.

Take pride in yourself, in challenges met, in tasks you’ve fulfilled, goals that you’ve set and the dreams that you seek. Congratulations on receiving your degree.

Keep dreaming big, Ma, Megan, Eileen & Lynn

Love, Mom and Dad

Camrin Lehor/ Petramale We are so proud of you, Cam. Your passion, drive, and beliefs are such a beautiful testament of who you are. You have gone above and beyond in fulfilling all your requirements, and your college degree is just the first step in pursuing your dreams. Keep your faith always and know that you can achieve anything. We love you so much, Cam. Mom, Dad, and Chloe

Jeremy Christopher Treadwell Dear Jeremy, Congratulations! Finally the moment of truth. We are very proud of you. Hard work and dedication is worth the prize. God Bless you. Love, Mom, Dad, Daniel, Grandma & your entire family

Derek Douglas Baker We are so very proud of you, Derek. You are a talented artist and the sky is the limit for you. Love, Mom, Charlie & Alyssa


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Adam Knapp

Brenda Moore (Smith)

Crystal Stephens

Courtney C. Howard

Congratulations! Work hard, stay focused, and follow your dreams. With much love and pride.

Congratulations on your graduation from Columbia College Chicago. I am very proud of you—Petee

Congratulations, Crystal, we are so proud of you. God Bless you.

Congratulations, Courtney! Well done! We are very proud of you & love you so much!

Mom & Dad

Love, Mom & Dad

Mom & Daddy

Way to go, Love, Mom and Dad

Josef Anthony Locastro

Brenten William Kelly

Joe:

Congratulations, Brent! We are very proud of you!

Congratulations! We are happy for you & very proud of you. We wish you continued growth, good health, happiness & prosperity.

With Love, your family

Love, Mom & Dad

Joshua William Swaney Congratulations, Josh! Love, Meme, RP, Steve, Sarah, Tom, Sue, Sherry, Keith, Gigi, Kirk, Bobbie, Stewie, Austin, Spence, Clare, Billy, Peter, Jake, Steph, Bill, Nancy, Shirley, Sandy, Cort, Dick, Terry

John C. Zido II Ladies and Gentlemen! Mr. John Zido II is on his way! We are so very proud of you. It’s time to shine! Dear Johnathan: So proud of you! May this be the beginning of a lifetime of accomplishments that make you very happy and successful. Follow your dreams as you always have. We love you! Mom & family

Jason Szczerbowski Dear Jason, We are very proud of you and all your accomplishments. You make us happy and proud to be your parents. A life full of excitement awaits you as you follow your dreams and make them a reality. Love, Mom and Dad


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Collier Lee Rowe, Jr. To our dear Son, CJ We are so proud of you! Remember: What you are is God’s gift to you. What you become is your gift to God. Give God the glory. Congratulations! Your family

John Michael Kedzie Congratulations, John! We are so proud of you, and we love you very much!! May God bless you always. Mom, Dad, Chris, Don & Mark “Always in motion is the future.”—Yoda

Alexandra Marie Threw Congratulations, Alexandra! We wish you luck as you expand your costume business at PeachyKiki.com. We always knew you would succeed. Love, Dad & Mom

Jared Bailey The future may have all of us under a spell, but we know that it’s probably magic (or Mario). Someday you’ll find it vision or illusion, create your own game of life. Love, Mom, Dad & Nate

Nicholas Eugene Murway Nick: “Your work is to discover your world, and then with all your heart, give yourself to it.” —Buddha We are so very proud of you and look forward to all of your accomplishments that are ahead. Love, Mom, Dad, Kyle and Brandon

Jael Montellano

Yari Osborne Dear Yari, Congratulations on such a wonderful accomplishment. You have worked hard and now it is paying off. This is a time well deserved, so seize the moment and don’t let anything still your joy. We have watched you blossom into a beautiful, intelligent, and determined professional woman. Don’t stop now continue to press forward as you have done thus far. We are honored to have been part of this time in your life and we look forward to many more celebrations such as this.

Don't forget us when your a famous reporter, your friends Tim and John

Since early infancy, you have worked your ladder up. You will be the next J.K. Rolling of the Mid West and the U.S.A. All my Love, Mom


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Andrew Norman Rutledge Andrew, we are very proud of you. Your talent and creativity clearly have no bounds. Your dedication to your academic & artistic work and in your own personal growth has been awesome and inspiring. We know you will be successful and we wish you much happiness and peace. Love, Mom & Dad

Grace Eve Wagner

Emma Lorraine Dorrell

Dear Grace Wagner, All the world’s a stage! Go wherever your heart desires because all the world’s your stage. You continue to make us so very proud!

From here on Earth and heaven all around we are bursting with pride. We shared with you the world of words. It is your turn to give your words to the world.

Mom, Dad, Jake, Sam, Luke, Abel, Bear & Scout XO

Love, Mom, Dad & Mark, too!

Morgan Dennis Jensen Your foundation in life comes from God’s faithfulness. He is always beside you and your dreams are always before Him. Remember Phil. 4:13 & Prov. 3:5, 6 as you continue on life’s wonderful journey. I’m so proud of you & always will be. Love, Mom

Rachel Dabideen Dear Rachel, We are so proud of you today as you earn your degree. All of your hard work has paid off. May this be only the beginning of many more achievements that bring you success and happiness. Love to you always, Mom, Dad and Andrea


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Amy Pivaronas We are so proud of you, Amy! Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true... If we just have the courage to pursue them.” Just continue to follow your heart, pray and do what you love—we know you will shine like the star you are! All our love, Love Mom & Dad

Kohler Cihock

Jay S. Addante

Dear Kohl,

Dear Jay,

We’re so proud of you and all you’ve accomplished. Make no small plans. Keep reaching for the stars and we know you’ll soar!

Congratulations on successfully completing your college career! We are proud of you and wish for you every happiness.

Love, Mom, Dad & Leslie

Love, Mom, Dad & Erin

Jesse Riehle Kegan You have always been an artist—creating, writing, performing, and making music. It has been a joy to watch you grow and to celebrate your talents. It is also a delight to see you so happy and engaged in your art. Now call us once in a while! Much love, Mom and Dad

Laura Kozak LL – Inspiring. Beautiful. Funniest Person Ever. Kind. Fearless. Traveler. Thanks for sharing the journey. We love you. Mom, Dad, Matt Justin & Mr. Man P.S. Remember, the best things come in small packages.


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Roxane Pahldad We are blessed for having such a wonderful daughter and honored for the beautiful young woman you became. We wish you the best of the best with every step that you take in your life. Love and Kisses, Mom, Dad & Ryka

Rotimi Osoba Congratulations to you, Rotimi Osoba, on your graduation day. I hope you have a safe and wonderful graduation. I hope the best for you.

Alison Casey Ruppert You will always look impressive wearing pants styled by integrity, a shirt sewn with confidence and a coat fashioned from determination. Good for you! Mom

Colin Dougal Shively Colin, we are proud of you! “In the real world, nothing happens at the right place at the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to correct that.” (Mark Twain) Make it so! Love Mom, Dad, Cait, Rick, Crystal & Aubrey

Victoria P.J. Hernañdez The first step in the ladder to success is the most difficult to reach, and yet you have achieved it today. Congratulations! You're unique in every way, you always defend your ideals & fight for what's right. You have a noble heart & determination, the basic qualities of a good human being. Follow your principals & you'll never regret your actions. Be proud of yourself the same way that I'm proud of you. Love, Mom


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JeNaé Taylor Congratulations. Take the world for Jesus! Love, Daddy, Mommie, Sherritta, Grady, Jonathan, DaVandre, DaJon, GG, Taylor Trio, Aunt Elvira, Willa, Davises, Marshalls, Norrises, North Incorporated, Taylors, Blackmons, God parents, ICOG,VCCI

Morgen Hare

Joaquin E. Garcia II



Congratulations on accomplishing your dream! You are a talented, beautiful vocal artist. God’s blessing as you travel to your next journey in life. We’re proud of you!

Son, we’re so proud of you, you’ve come a long way. Remember there’s nothing you can’t do & we’ll always be here for whenever you feel you need us.

Love Dad, Mom & Preston

Love, Mom & Dad

Yari Osborne Yari, You are the most amazing woman I have ever known.You have overcome more obstacles than any other person’s life can throw at them. No one knows how you deal with all of the trials of life when the cameras are off. I however, am privy to everything.There have been times of doubt, times of weeping and times of regret. In the end, the only thing that matters is that you have overcome all of them. Naysayers have been your strength! Envious onlookers have been your motivation. And after all commentators have ceased speaking, there you stand ...Victorious and alone! You have defied all odds and you are the exact person the world needs right now! I am so proud of you and I love you beyond death! May your start shine forever because my love for you will never die! Congratulations, and I am so proud of you! Love you forever and always, Your husband Shon

Tanisha Sade Cummings Congradulations, Tanisha. We are so proud of you. We always knew that you were going to be successful. This is only the beginning.


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Travis Black Dunsmuir You created sound from your first breath, now you hold a degree in Audio Arts. Your natural gift for words, music and humor has filled our life with joy. Now your talents have come together as you begin your career. We love you, Mom and Dad

Cori Michelle Woods

Kevin A. Portelli Kevin, what a fabulous achievement graduating from Columbia College. You set the bar high and went well over it.

Congratulations, Cori! We are so proud of you. You will always be a shining star.

Love you, Mom, Dad, Lisa & Brian

With all our love and support, your family

Sarah Jane Hawley Dear Sarah Jane, We are so proud of you. What an awesome teacher you will be. Grandpa and Grandma are lighting up the sky with their pride in you. Love, Dad, Mom, Larry and Lindsay

Ian Jacob Bobinac We are so proud of everything you have been through and accomplished, and the amazing attitude you have through it all. You are going to do great things and have fun doing them, and we can’t wait to see it! Much Love, Your Family


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Thomas Michael Cronin You are the big brother any girl would want to have! How did I get so lucky to have my brother / best friend rolled into one? You were destined to be a sports or news personality. Your talents are many! You will succeed in whatever you want to do. We are so proud of you! Love, Mom & Dad & Sissu & SSSHF

Dustin Allen Ruppenstein

Kelly Eileen Coll We are so proud of you, Kelly. May this be the beginning of a lifetime of accomplishments. All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.

We are so proud of you, with your creativity & aspirations the sky’s the limit. This is the beginning of a bright path filled with hopes & dreams! Congratulations!

Love, Mom & Dad, Tony, Lilly

Love, Dad, Mom & Brandon

Melody Ruetsche We are so proud of you! "May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; may He turn His face toward you and give you peace." —Numbers 6:24–26. Love, Mom, Dad, James, Merrily, Kelso, Lila & Mimi

Mark Jefferson Dear Mark, What a journey. What a day. There was always excitement because you were our last child. You breezed through the teen years with no problems. College was definitely the challenge. After years of trying and giving up, you came to the conclusion you had to complete and you did it your way at Columbia. We are all so very proud of your accomplishments. Bless you in your future endeavors and journeys. We are proud. Love, Mom and Dad Lindsay’s, Howard’s, Pointer’s, Jefferson’s, Gholston’s, Carter’s, Brown’s and Pollard


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Tiara Staggers Congratulations ... As your name is defined, so are you. A crown of beauty who is: Mom— Stepping out on faith ... daily! Shunta – What I call... Priceless! Lisa – Raising the bar, which is your specialty. Ari – My shero! Love, TSGI

Ashley Cofer

Tyler Furlan

We are very proud of you and your accomplishments. Leave nothing to chance! May God continue to bless you, as you pursue your career.

May your talent and knowledge guide you to create your dreams. We are so proud of you! Congratulations! Love, Dad & Mom

Love you, Daddy & Evelyn

Michael Felix Jurewicz Congratulations, Michael! We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Reach for the stars, Mike, and they will be yours. Best of luck now and in your future. We love you, Dad, Mom, Rob & James

Nicholas Joseph Pagonakis Film major: We gasped. “Great, follow your dreams,” we said with a gulp. Off to the big city you went and never looked back. Your talent and passion has proven that you have what it takes. Proud doesn’t even come close to describing how we feel about what you have done with the opportunity you cherish. Love, Mom, Dad and Nina


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Veronica Joanna Kloff Congratulations, Veronica! Our wonderful and fabulous daughter. We are very proud of you. Always remember who you are therefor never let anybody tell you that there are limits on your dreams. Be inspired and be inspiration for others. With lots of Love, Mama, Tato and Ingrid

Elizabeth Anne Roberts

Joy Skowronski Joy, I am so very proud of the young woman you have become. Congratulations on your big day! I love you very much!

LIZ! CONGRATULATIONS on your degree! We are so proud of you. You are bound for greatness. Always remember to make lemonade and keep your eye on the donut.

Mom

Love Always, Mom and Dad

Amy Kathryn Hilber Amy,you are a wonder! We are amazed by all the activities you engage in and awed by your accomplishments.We wish you joy and success as you continue to pursue your passions. Love, Mom and Dad

Greg Ochab Son, You have worked hard and earned this honor. We are more than proud of you. Congrats, Guy!!! Greg: You rock! Love, Mom and Dad I love you, Anna & The Rest of Us


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Michael Heffler Mike BIKE! We could not be prouder than you have made us. Our expectations were very high, but you far exceeded them. So, take this wonderful education you have been gifted and go out and improve our world! Congratulations to our graduate. With love, Mom, Dad and Jesse

William E.R. Meincke Lasso the Moon Billeez. It's all yours!

Sophie Elizabeth Goodwin Sophie, Congratulations! "Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... Get on your way." —Dr. Seuss Love, Mom, Dad, Dana, Lauren, Jonathan, Molly, Joel and Margeaux

Constance Victoria Calice B.A., Cultural Studies–Food and Culture “People must eat {and think, and write}, and not deny themselves their possible fullness, their natural realization of life”—MFK Fisher. Congratulations, Connie! Love, Mom, Ames, Mikki, & Charles

Eli R. Samuels Eli, The skills you have learned in the visual arts will be the wind beneath your wings! Moving toward the future, let your dreams guide you to the goals that you want to achieve. Love, Mom & Dad

Ryan White You are truly a special person. Earning your diploma today is a start of many more accomplishments. Love, Mom, Tasha, Leland, Aidan and Julian


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Daniel J. Velazquez

Sarah M. Rubin Congratulations! We are so proud of you. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

Congratulations, Danny! We are very proud of you and wish you many more accomplishments. Follow your dreams and have fun as you ride the journey of life.

We love you very much. Mom, Katie, Tony, Tommy & Jack

All our love, Mom, Dad & Mike

Bettianne D. Thompson

Sara Jill Rosenblum

Pamela Birchard

Steven Amarantos

Your gifts are God's gifts; let Him shine daughter of God. We congratulate you for work well done.

Sara, we are so happy to celebrate your college graduation.

You have accomplished your dream and I am so proud of you!

Congratulations, Steve! We are so proud of you and your success. Stand proud today and always.

We Love you! Grandma Rozy and Pop Pop

Andrew Robert Templeton Congratulations, Andrew! We are so very proud of you and in awe of all that you have accomplished! Nothing but great things ahead and we’ll be right behind cheering you on! Love, Mom, Dad & Steven. “Sweet fancy Moses we’re glad you didn’t stop short"—Serenity Now!

Enjoy your Day! Love, Mom & Tom

Love, Mom, Dad, and Kevin

Giancarlo Iannotta Congrats! We admire your drive and determination. Now is the time to go and give it everything you’ve got. We’re behind you 100%. Love Mom, Dad, Marco, Grandma

Jamie Gooden Words can’t express the pride we feel on your graduation day. You’re an amazing person and your achievement is awesome. You worked hard for this; it is a degree well—deserved. We love you! Grandma, Grandpa and Cody


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Sarah Elizabeth Luckett Sarah, we are very proud of your many accomplishments, and it is our hope you’ll have many more on your journey through life. Our wish is all of your dreams and ambitions come true. May you always have abundant Love and Happiness in your life. We all love you very much! Your very proud family!

Brittany Denise Tyus

Maranda Coffelt My daughter Maranda has always been a headstrong, determined woman. The respect I have for her has kept growing over the years. Maranda has the world in her grasp. I'm very proud to be right by her side to watch her as she takes the next journey of her life after graduation.

Congratulations, Brit! I am so proud of you! This is just the beginning of many more great accomplishments for you! Grandma & Papa are looking down from heaven smiling at your success! Love, Mom

Jeffrey Boyd

Brandon Eric Newman

Filomena Napolitano

Lexie Olivia Eglin

You couldn't have made us any more proud than we are today. You are an honor to your family and we wish you well in your career.

Congratulations, Brandon! We are so proud of you and love you so much!

Wow! Congratulations, Filomena! Continued success and best wishes as always.

"An architect is the drawer of dreams." So start drawing and dream big. Congratulations!

Love, Mom

Love, Mom & Dad

Love, Mom, Dad, Dylan & Jill


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Sean Louis O’Boyle Dear Sean, We are all so very proud of you! Remember you can do whatever you strive toward! Congratulations! Love, Mom, Dad, Grandma O, Grandma L, Tim, Trin and Jake, Molly, Andy Kiara and Colin, Kelly and Kylar

Emily Elaine Witte

Megan Buckley Dear Megan,

Emily, we are so proud of you! We can’t wait to see all the exciting and remarkable things you will do.

We are very proud of you. Keep on smiling on your way to the top. Don’t forget us when you are famous.

We love you, Mom, Dad, Michael, Jason, Nanny, Papa & Katie

LYWWW, Mom, Dad & Katie

Melanie Lynn Ennis Congrats, Mel. You have made us so proud. The journey has not always been easy, but you have managed to persevere and succeed. As you begin the next phase of your life, remember to always be true to your faith and never compromise your values. Love Mom & Dad

Julie Bowers Lineberry Summer 2007: You convince us Columbia College is the place for you! Fall 2007 when it all began!! Summer 2011 diploma in hand!!! We are very proud of you. Love, Papa Bear, Momma, Amy & Nana

JaNaé Taylor Congratulations, Janaé! "The difference between try and triumph is a little umph." —Anonymous Jeremiah 29:11: "I say this because I know what I am planning for Janaé; says the Lord. I have good plans for Janaé; plans for good and a future full of hope." Sophia, Kathy, Karen and Zena


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Amber Lee Styber You’ve earned your diploma! Your mother and sister are very proud and your Father is speechless. It’s amazing that you chose this field of expertise, especially since it is a first for anyone throughout your family tree. We love you, and please start cashing some employment checks soon. Congratulations, Dad, Mom and Katie Ann

Matthew Gutierrez Way to go, Matt! A new chapter in your life is beginning ... One of many accomplishments and much success. You worked so hard to get to this point and we could not be more proud of you. Follow your heart and dreams, and know that we will always support you.

Amanda Romo Mandy, I am so very proud of you, what an accomplishment! Keep on the right path, all that’s good is waiting for you there. Never forget about that choice: Sit it out or dance? DANCE! Love, Mom

Love, Mom and Jimmy, Dad and Dikera, Grandma and PaPa

Ashley Lauren Elrod Our beloved daughter in Christ Jesus; “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20). Mom and I cannot begin to express how much we love you, how elated we are, in what you have accomplished thus far, but guess what ... God is not finished with you yet. The reasons we love you are so numerous, we would never be able to express them all, so we simply say ... We love you “Pooh," as we are called to love you in Christ Jesus. You have been exceedingly blessed to reach a major milestone in life that has been ordained by God himself. As you continue this wonderful journey, always keep this scripture in remembrance: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil. 4): We love you, we praise and thank God for you always.

Noelle Marie Wolfe You’ve come a long way, baby! So proud of you and all your hard work. You’ve accomplished much but the best is yet to come. All our love and support, Mom & Family

Lindsey Erin Lyddan Lindsey– Congratulations! You’re awesome! You’ve kept your “promise” and worked hard to reach your goals. Here’s to one down and one to go. Good luck at Northwestern! Love, Mom, Dad & Ashley


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Elizabeth C. Soles Lizzy B: Nataki Elementary, Friends Jr. High, Mercy H.S. Grand Valley, and now a Columbia College graduate – Wow! Your family is very proud of you and we all love you. Dad, Mom, Grandpa Oliver, Aunts Leona & Deborah

Christopher V. Inumerable

Sara Jill Rosenblum

We are so proud of you, Chris, of what you are now and what you have achieved. We ask you to reflect the love of Christ in everything you do. Follow your dream and be happy.

Sara, we are so proud of you and your many accomplishments and know your future will be bright and exciting! With much love, Mom and Dad, Josh and Max

Love Always, Dad and Mom

Gaylen Cameron Burton-Williams Dear Son, You have finished one journey and are now embarking on another. We are proud of you. CONGRATULATIONS! We look forward to celebrating many more successes with you. Love, Dad & Mom

Rebecca James

Briley Bollinger

Samantha C. Schulman

Jasmine R. Ferris

Congratulations, it has been fun. I wish you the best in your future endeavors. UFFDA. Go Teach!

We are all very proud of you!

Oh, the places you'll go! Oh, the people you'll meet! Oh, the things you'll know! Be happy, live healthy, and smile because you are loved by all!

Congratulations, Roogie! You did it! We are so proud of you.

OC

The Bollingers

XO, Dad

Love, Ferris family


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George Soto Rebecca Storm Brown

Finally, we have a film director with a Mexi–CAN attitude. We can honestly say that you are one in a million. You have overcome many obstacles and turned things around. We know that in the future, you will impact the world in a way no one has. Keep being who you are because no matter what we will always love you and would never change anything about you.

Congratulations, Becca, for a wonderful effort. Mom, Dad, Elizabeth, and Andrew

Michael Harnichar

Kim Stewart

Michael Slingerland

Congratulations on your success, Michael. I am so very proud of you on this special day. Have a blast, and good luck out there!

Congratulations, Miss Kim! You did it! Keep reaching for the stars! We are so very proud of you!

Congratulations on all your hard work. We are very proud of you!

–Love, Katie

Love, Dad, Mom & Emily

Love, Mom & Family

William Edwin Richard Meincke Lasso the moon Billeez. It's all yours! Love, M, D, D, Z & C

Chelsea Hope Dutton

Brette Elizabeth Vanklompenberg

Chelsea, congratulations for following your dreams! You not only made it, but excelled ... Cum Laude! We’re so proud of you!

Brette, you have worked so hard and are so talented. We couldn’t be prouder of you. Love, Mom & Dad

Dad, Dawn & Jamie

Elizabeth Ashley Hamsher We are so very proud of you, Liz, earning your diploma. We are blessed to have a daughter with such wonderful character and passion for all that she does. Stay true to yourself, and those that love you, as you follow your dreams and enter your next exciting chapter of life. We can't wait! Love Mom & Dad


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Emily Joy Lyle

Andres F. Gallego P.

Emily, we are so proud of you and all your amazing accomplishments. You have become a remarkable young woman! Congratulations, “pickle.”

Congratulations, you deserve all the success, it took talent and hard work. We love you, Mom and Dad

Love, Mom & Dad

Jonathan Beal We’re all so proud of you, Jon! An awesome future awaits. “There’s no stopping you now; you’re gonna go go go...” Love you, Mom & Dad

Chenene “Coriz” Friend We are so proud of you. You have grown as an extraordinary woman, mother, sister and daughter. You are a hard worker and your hard work is finally paying off. Love you more than life. The top is near. Your family, Mom & Dad – Mama Sherden & Family

Laura Terese Nalin

Heather Ann Bonkowski

Way to go, Laura! Congratulations on a job well done. May this be the beginning of a lifetime of happiness and success. Remember: “Those who reach touch the stars” ...

Congratulations, Heather! It has been a long journey that has finally reached its destination. Grandpa is smiling down at you.

Love, Mom and Jim

Love, Mom, Dad, Sarah & Bradley

Taryn S. Smith It seems just yesterday you graduated from high school and kindergarten the day before! As the years have flown, you've continuously flown to higher heights and have made us all so proud. Congrats and best wishes as you continue to soar! Love Mom, Dad, PC and the entire Family!


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Rachel A. Millas

Lidia Gebrezgher

We are so proud of you and what you've accomplished. Continue to dream big and you will triumph. This is just the beginning!

It is truly a blessing to have a daughter like you. You've grown to such an amazing woman. I am so proud that you've made it this far. I love you and always will.

Love, Mom, Dad, Gail, Lauren & Arash

Matthew Silva Congratulations, Matt! We hope the path to your future is swift and safe, with all your dreams coming true. With Love, Mom, Dad, Jay, Jenn and Sophie "Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire."

Nora Ngoc Ly Young woman, my daughter, my joy and my heart. You've reached the end only to find a new start. The world sees the young woman, with her sweet smile. But behind the woman, I will always see the child. Love, Mom

Khadijah Ghouse

Brittany La'Shay Rodgers

John James Dunne

I'm so excited and proud of you. Keep striving for the best, and always keep God in your life.

Congratulations, John Dunne, on your graduation from Columbia College class of 2011! Good luck in Los Angeles!

Love always, Mama

Love, your family

We are very happy earning your diploma today. This is the first step of your accomplishments; that make you happy, and successful, in ways only you can identify yourself. Don't forget your parents, sisters, and good friends when you're on the sky.


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Nathaniel H. Olison

Maria K. Petrovas

Thomas Degutis

Congrats! Keep writing words that the world needs to read. You will never be a cliche.

Congratulations, we are all very proud of you. May this be the beginning of a lifetime of accomplishments & success.

Congratulations on your college graduation. May your future hold all that you've dreamed!

Love, Mom & Dad Fan club since 1988

Love Mom, Dad, Steven & Georgia

We love you, Mom & Dad, Nick & Cassie, Peter & Sarah, and Ashley

Darnell Newman

I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. We started together and we ended together. You are an extraordinary man and growing every day, keep going. We love you, C. Friend, S. Newman (Mom) & Family

Kayla Story We, I, could not be prouder. This is only the beginning. I can't wait to see what your imagination brings to the future. Love you so much.



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