Lucky Me – A Friend

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The Dean and Faculty of DePaul University College of Commerce Kellstadt Graduate School of Business announce (name of my friend) is a candidate for the degree of Master of Science in Accountancy at twelve o’clock in the afternoon Sunday, June thirteenth Two thousand ten

This announcement came in the mail today and touched my heart. Ten years ago, in a former life, I needed to temporarily take time off from my job. My boss called a temp agency and they sent over a twenty-something young man to do the essentials while I was gone.

He had been wandering a bit in his life. Raised by a heroic single mom, he had already beaten the odds for a child growing up in a tough urban environment. I was blessed to be in a place to encourage him to go back to school and pursue a degree in Accounting. Accounting, as a career choice, was always good to me.

Fast forward ten years, to an announcement in the mail with a note from my friend – a true gentleman, “I wanted to thank you again for all of the encouragement you gave me throughout the years!” What a guy!

I’m proud to know him and lucky to be his friend.

It’s graduation time of year – congratulations to all graduates!

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