JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Ahead of Monday’s first day of classes, A-State’s prospective 2023 graduates received some words of wisdom.
University leaders, like Chancellor Kelly Damphousse and Provost Alan Utter, shared their thoughts and words of encouragement with incoming freshmen.
Vice Chancellor Jill Simmons said Sunday’s event is a great way to get students prepared for what lies before them.
“It’s kind of the reverse of graduation, it’s an ushering-in of our newest class of learners,” she said. “It’s a big celebration and a nice time for our faculty and staff to interact before classes begin.”
The 1,400 students who attended were encouraged to meet and greet the people around them and say, “I’m going to see you back here for graduation.”