Selected by faculty and fellow classmates for the honor, Full-time MBA student Thomas “Tommy” L. Mitchell III delivered a masterful and elevating message in his graduation speech at the April 2013 commencement ceremony for the Graziadio School of Business and Management. “The bonds we have formed here during our time at Graziadio are those without bounds,” he said. “These bonds can only be maintained through focus and commitment. I ask all of you here to make a promise to yourselves and fellow graduates to always do your best.”
Mitchell went on to say, “Don’t lose the opportunities today has given you, because tomorrow cannot be taken for granted.” Watch his speech.
Make decisions based on who you are and not what you think you are or think you should be, urged April 2013 graduation speaker and Distinguished Alumni Award recipientBlake Irving (MBA ’88), CEO of Go Daddy, the world’s largest provider of Web hosting.
Addressing new graduates at the Graziadio School, he said, “Answering the who-based question actually drove my what…There are moments in life when you have a moment to pause and take an introspective look at who you are and the path you might take because of it.” Watch his speech.
It takes more than a title to be a leader, Al Plamann, Chief Executive Officer, Unified Grocers, told new graduates at the April 2013 commencement ceremony for the Graziadio School of Business and Management. Plamann was awarded an honorary doctorate of law degree at the event.
Plamann said, “Don’t be afraid to try, but learn from your mistakes. Failure is actually a critical component of success.” Watch his speech.
The Malibu Graduate Business Society (MGBS), the Graziadio School’s full-time student government association for the Full-time MBA program, recognized the outstanding contributions of five extraordinary alumni at the Second Annual Golden Torch Awards, held the day before commencement this spring. The ceremony was part a pre-graduation barbeque organized by MGBS in partnership with the Full-time Program Office, under leadership of Associate Dean Michael Williams and Executive Director Diane Singel, and the Office of Alumni Relations, led by Director Robin Doty.
“Serving as ambassadors for the Graziadio School, each honoree has lent their time and expertise facilitating the career development of our students and strengthening the alumni network,” remarked MGBS president and MC Nicholas Stankevich (MBA ’13). Continue reading →
Selected by faculty and fellow classmates, graduating Full-time MBA student Thomas “Tommy” L. Mitchell III will address fellow degree awardees at commencement for the Graziadio School on April 20th, sharing the stage with Go Daddy CEO Blake Irving and Unified Grocer’s Alfred Plamann.
“Tommy receives the honor having demonstrated outstanding academic performance and having represented the school’s mission and values both inside and outside of the classroom in exemplar fashion,” said Dean Linda Livingstone. Continue reading →