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Buy a Number 2 Ticonderoga pencil and use it to sketch something you see. Write a letter to someone you haven’t seen for a long time. Surprise someone with the nourishing and priceless gift of unexpected kindness. Don’t be so certain you know the answer; store a little doubt in a safe place to keep you honest and healthy.

Bob Kerrey, 35th Governor of Nebraska and former United States Senator

Every person in this state, and graduates in Nebraska, can dream big. Set your goals high.

John Cook, Head coach of the 4-time National Champion Husker Volleyball team

Let the two week countdown begin

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Thank you to my loving parents, girlfriend, family, and the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy for supporting me in my time at the university. I couldn't have done it without all of you!

Bryan Chavez, College of Arts and Sciences
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You will be the reminder of the persistence of the soul and conscience of our time by the mere act of being engaged, being willing to ask questions, being open to breaking with the sway of the world, in finding out truth for yourself.

Kwame Dawes, Chancellor's Professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner

Graduating from Nebraska means graduating from a place where I am more than just a number. I am graduating from a place where I met most of my lifelong friends, earned an education that means something to professionals in the real world, and I am prepared to start my own professional career.

Kailee Rupprecht, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
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The Clifton Builders Program in the College of Business completely changed my college experience. I would truly not be who I am or be so prepared for the future ahead of me if it was not for this program. The people in Builders were truly invested in helping me reach my goals and chase my dreams and I am leaving Nebraska knowing that I have so many supporters cheering me on! I am so thankful for everything that I have learned and all the skills and relationships that I built through the Clifton Builders Program.

Paxton Brittingham, College of Business
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After graduation, I am most looking forward to continuing to expose myself to new opportunities and sharing my passion with those around me!

Felicia Knoerzer, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
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Graduating from Nebraska means family to me. My father and older brother both graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and I'm happy I can continue that legacy.

Samantha Bendix, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
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guess who's graduating in six days

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