Graduation Celebration 2020
Celebrate our 2020 College of Liberal Arts Graduates
“ALL SERIOUS DARING STARTS FROM WITHIN”—Eudora Welty
A Gift for Our Graduates
I hope you, your families and your loved ones are well during this unforeseen and challenging time. I wish I could celebrate this milestone with you in person, as does our entire University of Mississippi Community. In the future, we look forward to a proper UM commencement, when the beauty of the Grove and brilliance of our graduates come together in one of the university’s most iconic moments.
Although there’s no substitute for a hug and a handshake, the messages below—from your professors, our very own Mississippi poet laureate, and me—were inspired by our deep admiration and affection for all students graduating from the College of Liberal Arts. We wish you success and will miss having you on campus. When you come back to visit, you’ll be welcome always with the special affection we hold for the grit and grace of the class of 2020. Congratulations to all.
Lee Cohen, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Liberal Arts