On Saturday, May 11, in Mobile, AL, President Tetlow addressed the fellow Jesuit institution’s 2024 graduates, many of whom had missed out on their high school commencement ceremonies in 2020 due to COVID pandemic restrictions. Watch her speech here.

“[W]hen we look at those generations forged in the fires of suffering and crisis, we see the generations who mattered most to history. Class of 2024, you have become fiercely focused on what matters. You have refused to accept the brokenness of the world. You face the challenges ahead with courage. You look for truth with curiosity and openness. And today, especially today, you remember to find joy. There’s nothing more Jesuit than that,” said Tania Tetlow, president of Fordham University. 


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