Appearing before the College of Micronesia (COM) graduating class of 2015, President Peter M. Christian delivered his first college commencement address at COM’s 62nd commencement ceremony on Thursday morning, 17 December 2015.
With an introduction by Salutatorian (National campus), Brittny Rose Esguerra, the esteemed keynote speaker, President Christian acknowledged that COM has laid a foundation for the nation’s newest graduates with the given tools to be productive citizens. Each graduate, having the potential to bring something unique to the world, the FSM President congratulated the graduating crowd with words of encouragement to go forward with confidence.
Apart of his congratulatory remarks to the graduates having worked hard to reach this milestone, his message resounded with words that invigorated the national soul with a sense of responsibility and honor towards the country and its future.
In a moment that marked the beginning of a new chapter for the COM graduating class of 2015, an estimated crowd of more than 300 filled the Main Gym (FSM China Friendship Sports Center) to witness more than 100 COM students receive their respective degrees.
The Valedictorians for Class of Fall 2015 were, Ms. Pamela Fredrick for Pohnpei Campus and Mr. Daryll Keller for National Campus.