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Chancellor Gillman Delivers Irvine Valley College Commencement Remarks

May 27, 2017

Chancellor Gillman with IVC graduates transferring to UCI.

Future Anteaters pose with Chancellor Gillman.

Chancellor Howard Gillman was invited to speak at Irvine Valley College’s 2017 commencement ceremony May 26. Before a sea of associate’s degree graduates in royal blue regalia, he offered sage advice for students of all backgrounds and diverse interests.

“Keep learning – not for the grade, or for credits toward a degree, or for the career, but for yourself, for the sheer pleasure of it,” Chancellor Gillman said.

“Whatever you are now commencing to do, whatever your path, I hope you will keep inside of you the spirit of the student. You are earning a degree, but your education has just begun.”