Speaker to Grads: Think

Fri Dec 08 00:00:00 EST 2017


In his address to Gordon State College graduates, Professor Emeritus Dr. Don Butts asked one thing of them…to think.

"I have spent most of my adult life trying to get people, including myself, to think more and think better," he said. "So I ask one favor of today's graduates…and that is that the next time you face a problem, or an issue be it political, personal, financial or the like…before you act or react, just take a few minutes and think about it."

More than 300 students satisfied requirements to graduate at the end of Fall semester, and 210 participated in the ceremony held in the Student Activity and Recreation Center.

Trayvond Souder, who earned a B.S. in Management and Administration is excited about putting his degree to work as a sales and operations management trainee with Penske Logistics.

"I'm the first in my family to graduate from college," he said. "I am one of six kids from a single parent home, but I didn't let anything get in my way. I worked hard, but I was also fortunate enough to have supportive friends, excellent professors and the help of the Career Services Center. I will never forget the influence my time at Gordon State has had on my life."