Yesterday, my student Gabrielle Cowand was the class orator at Grady’s convocation, today she was down front as a First Honors Graduate during the university’s commencement.

She was one of many who spent time in the Photo Cave. They ask if they’ll be missed and the answer disappoints them: No.

Their departure means they are ready, ready to go affect change in their communities, ready to make a difference.

I’ve enjoyed my time with this crop, but I’m ready to see who they’ve become.