The following are excerpts from the commencement address of College of Saint Benedict alumna Beth Dinndorf at the college’s 103rd annual graduation ceremony on May 12. On that day Dinndorf, the former president of Columbia College, also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.Beth DinndorfCongratulations, graduates of the College of Saint Benedict, Class of 2018! You did it!I will always treasure this day and this doctoral degree. It is because of my experience at the College of Saint Benedict, as a student, alumna and trustee, that I discovered my passion for higher education, and that it is my calling. ... I owe so much of who I am today to Saint Ben’s.... Graduates, I know that many of you are also discerning what is next for you. Today...
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Graduates: Reach high, keep learning ... and share your light with others