Divine Word University graduates were challenged to be realistic in their endeavours in life during the University’s 38th graduation held in Madang recently on Sunday, 15 March 2020.
DWU president, Professor Cecilia Nembou addressed more than 800 graduates including those under Flexible Learning. With focus on the event’s motto, “It is in giving that we receive”, Professor Nembou emphasised the need for graduates to go out in the respective field of studies and perform to their best despite challenges.
“The journey is only beginning with much uncertainty and challenges but there will also be many opportunities and success. If your aspirations are too high and is not matched by you with the same amount of hard work, you’ll be disappointed,” Professor Nembou said.
The graduating students were urged to be agents of change by changing themselves before they do unto others around them. She thanked them for allowing DWU to be the agent of transformation.
“In all your endeavours, be moderate and realistic and a very important lesson which I hope you take away as a member of the DWU community is to practice your faith. You must have a religion because it leads you to God and you need God in your life. May the Son of God, be your companion on your journey through life.”