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Faculty congratulates the Class of 2020

Above: New students at orientation in Fall 2018 — including many members of the Class of 2020.

Although our plans to celebrate the Class of 2020 at our May Commencement ceremony have been derailed due to the pandemic, the IWP faculty has sent congratulations notes to share with the class.

Congratulations, Class of 2020!!

Anne Bradley

“Class of 2020, this is your moment and your year. The world is yours to discover, and as you head into the next phase of your careers, know that the world needs strong leadership and commitment to freedom now more than ever. You are well prepared, and I look forward to watching all that you will do. Congratulations and Godspeed!”
-Professor Anne Bradley

“Huzzah class of 2020! Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.”
-Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

“Dear Class of 2020!  Most of you have heard my feedback during Baltic Storm.  I have had a third of you in at least one of my 3 courses.  Nine of you have battled in my ‘ISIS Crisis’ game.  Only 3 of you, however, survived all three courses in my teaching trifecta: Nate, Randall, and Jared.  Congrats to the Class of 2020 on becoming IWP Alum, and thanks for a great 2-3 years!”
-Professor Aaron Danis

“Congratulations Class of 2020!  An exciting new world awaits and America needs you more than ever!!  Go forth and do great things!!”
-Professor Michelle DiGruttolo

“Congratulations to the Class of 2020! I look forward to staying in touch and hearing about the places you go and important contributions you make in government and the private sector. Your IWP education will serve you well.”
-Dr. David Glancy

John Lenczowski Commencement

Congratulations on the completion of your graduate degrees! As you begin or continue in your professional careers, I hope that the lessons you learned at IWP will serve you well and make you more effective in your current and future roles.
-Dr. John Lenczowski
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“I wish you continued success in your endeavors. The world today represents a unique set of challenges, regardless as to what field of service you ultimately decide upon. Your education at IWP will hopefully have prepared you to confront, and solve these challenges – we have every confidence in you!”
-Prof. John Sano

“Congratulations and appreciation to all members of the IWP Graduating Class of 2020.  We live in challenging times, and the world you face as professionals requires Faith, clear Vision, and concise Teamwork.  I am confident that the ‘full spectrum’ of knowledge that you learned at IWP has prepared you to help overcome the obstacles to further the Founding Principles of our great country and pass them on to the next generation.”
-Prof. Albert Santoli

“Congratulations and best wishes for success in your future endeavors!”
-Professor Paul Schilling

“Congratulations to the IWP graduating class of 2020!  Special congratulations to my IWP 679 class, one of my best ever!  Good luck and Best Wishes.”
-Dr. Wayne Schroeder

“Congratulations to a very successful class of 2020! Follow your heart and continue believing in yourself. Best wishes for your bright future.”
-Dr. Sara Vakhshouri

“Class of 2020, most things change, including whether we can convene for events like commencement, but a few things are always the same. Avoid evil and do good, and remember, never confuse the ends with the means. Keep reading.”
-Dr. Joseph Wood

“How interesting to be a class graduating in a year so unique that we haven’t seen anything like it for over 100 years! It is a year for you to remember for more reasons than one. Good luck and on to great things!”
-Prof. Rachael Williams

Perspectives from the Class of 2020

Letter to the Class of 2020 from the President