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C. L. Max Nikias

Commencement Remarks at Santa Monica College

Tsang and Nikias

Chui L. Tsang, superintendent and president of Santa Monica College, with the 2013 commencement speaker, USC President C. L. Max Nikias

President C. L. Max Nikias delivered a commencement address to the Class of 2013 of Santa Monica College on June 11, 2013. His remarks acknowledged the solemnity of the occasion, as students and faculty gathered in the wake of a tragic shooting during the previous week. “It is a mark of our times that milestones that are to be celebrated are so often  accompanied by sadness and uncertainty — sometimes on the other side of the world and sometimes in our own backyards and our own communities. These are the times that you have inherited,” Nikias said.

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