2004 College of Business Convocation
May 15, 2004
The College of Business celebrated convocation with three ceremonies:
Professional Masters Programs, Smith Hall, May
MBA and Executive MBA Programs, Krannert Center
for the Performing Arts, May 15
College of Business Ceremony, Assembly Hall, May
In his message to the graduates and their families, Dean Avijit
Ghosh reflected on University of Illinois regent John Milton Gregory's
definition of education: "The power to see, to reason, and
to understand and the power to perceive, to judge, and to act."
With their education from the College of Business, Ghosh expressed
his confidence in the preparation of the Class of 2004 graduates.
The College was pleased to welcome Howard Engle as the professional
masters programs convocation speaker and Tom Vogelsinger as the
guest speaker at the May 15th ceremonies. David Gilmartin issued
the traditional invitation to graduates from the College of Business
Alumni Association. Their remarks are used with their permission.
Vogelsinger's convocation speech
Engle's convocation speech to Professional Masters Programs
Also online is the speech by graduation speaker Lani Guinier, a
professor at Harvard Law School.
Guinier's graduation speech