The Induction of Graduates into
The Howard University Alumni Association, Inc.

Ms. Candice Jacko
President, The Howard University Alumni Association

GREETINGS CLASS OF 1998. THIS IS YOUR FINAL STEP ON THE ROAD TO BECOMING AN ALUMNUS. THIS IS A GREAT DAY FOR YOU, YOUR PARENTS, YOUR FAMILY, AND FRIENDS.

        THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO BE AN ALUMNUS OF HOWARD UNIVERSITY. WE ARE GIFTED TO HAVE A PROUD, COMMITTED, AND PASSIONATE ALUMNUS AT THE HELM. PRESIDENT H. PATRICK SWYGERT IS DOING A GREAT JOB WORKING WITH A DEDICATED BOARD OF TRUSTEES, ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY AND STAFF TO ENSURE A LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP, TAKING HOWARD UNIVERSITY INTO THE 21ST CENTURY AS THE CAPSTONE.

        AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NAITONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, I TAKE GREAT PRIVILEGE AND SINCERE HONOR IN INDUCTING THE CLASS OF 1998 INTO THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.

        WILL THE CLASS OF 1998, PLEASE STAND.

        TO PARAPHRASE R. KELLY’S INSPIRING SONG "I BELIEVE I CAN FLY":

        IF YOU CAN SEE IT…THEN YOU CAN DO IT

        IF YOU JUST BELIEVE IT…THERE’S NOTHING TO IT

        HOWARD UNIVERSITY KNOWS YOU CAN FLY!!

        AS IN THE SPIRIT OF THIS YEAR’S REUNION THEME, REMEMBER, AS YOU FLY, NEVER FORGET TO MAINTAIN YOUR LINK TO ALMA MATER.

        LOVE AND RESPECT TO ALL OF YOU. CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD BLESS. REMEMBER, YOU ARE THE TORCHES OF LIGHT FOR HOWARD UNIVERSITY.