The Duke Global Health Institute honored 79 students at two global health ceremonies on Friday, May 10, 2019. One event honored 32 graduates of the Master of Science in Global Health program and the second recognized 47 undergraduates.
Today you begin the next great chapter of your lives, and we cannot wait to read it.Nathan Thielman, associate director of the Master of Science in Global Health program
Melissa Watt, director of the Master of Science in Global Health program, gave the graduate commencement address. She suggested that, while many say life is short, we have plenty of time to chart a new path, right our wrongs and even recreate the world around us. “The idea that life is long calls on us to be patient, but it also calls on us to be brave,” she said. “We must not be afraid to grab opportunities, to do bold things and to take a circuitous path to a completely unknown destination.”
Megan Huchko, associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology and global health and director of DGHI’s Center for Global Reproductive Health, gave the undergraduate commencement address. She urged graduates to embrace failure: “Take on challenges to learn and let your perspective shift. Failing means that you have tried something new and pushed yourself.”
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