Graduates and Families Celebrate the End of a Journey

Posted by on March 26, 2013

Minnesota School of Business, graduation

The evening’s student speaker, Heather Dragsta, speaks to her classmates about the importance of setting a goal and sticking to it.

Graduates of the Minnesota School of Business Richfield and Online divisions gathered on Friday, March 22, 2013 to celebrate the end of one journey, and the beginning of another. Graduates arrived at the Richfield High School auditorium but the energy of the day could be felt from the parking lot.

Minnesota School of Business, graduation

President & CEO of Pillsbury United Communities, Chanda Smith Baker, was on hand as the evening’s keynote speaker.

A  healthy mix of graduates ranging from recipients of associate degrees up to master’s degree were all there to receive recognition of a job well done.

As Chanda Smith Baker, the President and CEO of Pillsbury United Communities and keynote speaker for the evening suggested, “Nothing in life will come without obstacles. It’s what you do in the face of adversity and the drive to keep going that will help you be successful.”

Ms. Smith Baker also gave some advice to grads on the importance of setting a good example. As Chanda shared her story with graduates, she told them, “Suddenly I realized, there had been people watching me. People I didn’t even know. And I was inspiring them!”

Also on hand to share the inspirational story of her success was student speaker Heather Dragsta. Heather, who is no stranger to adversity, also suffered a series of medical and personal setbacks throughout her educational journey, but was determined to never give up. She graduated on Friday evening with one of the school’s highest distinctions–highest honors, which is a perfect 4.0 GPA.

We would like to congratulate each and every one of our graduates who have taken the time and dedication to pursue their education. Now that you’ve completed your time with us, we would like to extend our sincerest “thank you” for choosing us, and best of luck as you continue on your path!

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