Campo Urges Lee Grads To Choose Well

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Lee music grads, from left, Jamie Ben-Judah, Stephanie Hilliard, Hannah Johnston, Tyler Morrison line up to walk in Saturday’s commencement.
Lee music grads, from left, Jamie Ben-Judah, Stephanie Hilliard, Hannah Johnston, Tyler Morrison line up to walk in Saturday’s commencement.
- photo by Mike Wesson

Dr. Carlos Campo delivered an inspiring address to 201 graduates at Lee University’s Commencement ceremony.  Dr. Campo, a seasoned professor of English, college administrator, and current director of the Alliance for Hispanic Christian Education used the poetry of Robert Frost to encourage the graduates to “choose well at the crossroads.”

Dr. Campo indicated that this was a watershed moment for the grads, and in a life of which some psychologists claim humans only remember 15 percent, it is at these times most appropriate to think deeply and say meaningful things to loved ones.

Analyzing Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken,” Dr. Campo discussed issues of eternity, regret, and decisions.  “Some roads preclude other roads,” he said, and in concluding indicated a hope that we all will choose well, because the choices we make shape our lives.

The commencement wrapped up the weekend of graduation events, starting with the graduate hooding Friday afternoon for 29 students earning master’s degrees, and including the commissioning service Friday night, in which graduates and families heard from fellow grads Kyle Smith, Forbes Talley, Leah Fortune, Adebola Falabi, Kristina Byrd, Alyssa Oliver, Ashten Walker, Hunter Melton, Olivia Looney, and Casey Hogue. 

Also at Commencement, Lee staff members Harold Mccoy, David Labine, Vanessa Hammond, and Alan McClung were recognized for 20 consecutive years of service at Lee.  Lee University Chorale presented special music for the morning.

These graduation events were streamed live online and will be available for free download.  They will be posted to iTunes and You Tube on Friday.  From iTunes, search the collections for Lee University and then choose the desired service from the “Graduation Commissioning and Commencement” album.  For YouTube visit www.youtube.com/leeuniversity.

The next graduation exercises at Lee will take place May 9 and 10.


Dr. Campo delivering the commencement address.
Dr. Campo delivering the commencement address.
- Photo2 by Mike Wesson

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