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Idaho State University Honors Graduates at Winter 2022 Commencement Ceremony

December 19, 2022

At Idaho State University’s 2022 winter commencement ceremony, President Kevin Satterlee congratulated graduates on taking the next step to a successful future, and urged them to use what they have learned to make a difference. 


“When you go out into the community, be the person that our society needs you to be,” he said. “Be the positive change we all need. “

Saturday’s commencement ceremonies included an address and conferring of degrees by Satterlee and remarks by Student Speaker Jess Chalette and State Board of Education member Cally Roach. The institutional reader was Barbara Wood Roberts. The “The Star Spangled Banner” was performed by Crystal Lovato. The “Alma Mater Hymn” was performed by Emma Dombroski, Crystal Lovato and Nick Perondi.

Chalette congratulated the graduates for persevering in the face of adversity. 

“Bengals, you and I can do anything. We can change the world,” Chalette said. “Look at yourselves. By completing your education, you have changed your world. I guarantee you have changed someone else’s world by being here too.”

 Roach encouraged the graduates to become ambassadors for higher education, helping to change lives in the way their lives have been changed. 

“When you enrolled at ISU, you invested in yourself, and you set the stage for professional success, long-term happiness and fulfillment. In short, you invested in yourself and it will pay off, not only for you, but for your families,” she said.


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