POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-For the first time, Idaho State University held a winter commencment ceremony in the Holt Arena Saturday.
More than 250 graduates received degrees and certificates.
ISU President Kevin Satterlee urged graduates to take advantage of their education.
“But what I ask of you now is that you take the experience that you have gained here at Idaho State University,” Satterlee said. “Take it out into the world and pursue your passion. You know from where you sit today that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to. I call on you to set your mind on what fulfills you as a person. Build the life that you have dreamed of, that makes you proud, and that ultimately brings you happiness and fulfillment.”'
And Associated Students of ISU President Camdon Kay offered the graduates a challenge. “We live in a pivotal time,” Kay said. “It will be up to each of you to stand up and give voice to the voiceless, to protect those who cannot protect themselves, and to fight for what is right. As we all go on our separate ways, I challenge you to take the road less traveled. It is better to pursue your passions and to take opportunities with a fiery intensity than it is to grow old and regret previous inaction."
During the ceremony, graduates were presented by the deans of their respective colleges. State Board of Education member Emma Atchley was among platform guests.