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More than 850 graduates received their degrees and certificates from Brock this past Saturday as the University celebrated its fall convocation.
At the day’s 10 a.m. ceremony for the faculties of Applied Health Science, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Goodman School of Business, Chancellor Ned Goodman spoke to the graduating class about the hidden wisdom they have acquired during their time at Brock.
“As a graduate of this fine school you have received a tremendous amount of wisdom,” said Goodman. “But you have to remember that there is a big difference between wisdom and cleverness.”
“Wisdom is a matter of awareness. It’s a matter of knowledge, of choice, and values and direction of which you make some effort. Cleverness, on the other hand, is the use of the wisdom you’ve attained for the advantages you need to succeed.”
“Be confident that you will be successful,” he added. “Remember that there are many things to your life which may change, but you can always start and begin again because you have the wisdom that is required. Keep it.”