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125th Spring Commencement

World Talent, Texas Tradition

I invite you to join us for the 125th Spring Commencement at The University of Texas at Austin. Our Commencement ceremony is one of the most uplifting and enjoyable events I have ever experienced. In a festive evening of music, tradition and spectacular fireworks, our graduating students unite with classmates, family and friends to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the class of 2008.

For 125 years, UT has represented this state’s greatest aspirations and noblest dreams. The University has inspired generations of outstanding students to pursue their ambitions and to make valuable contributions to their communities and to our state, our nation and beyond.

Here at UT, students and faculty from Texas and 49 other states and from more than 100 countries constitute a world of talent. And we pursue excellence in our own unique way – in the Texas tradition.

I congratulate the graduates of 2008 and offer my sincere appreciation to parents, friends and family members for their roles in shaping the lives of these extraordinary students.

William Powers Jr.

William Powers Jr.
The University of Texas at Austin