Congratulations on your graduation and welcome to a large, global family created by our experience at Columbia.

Regardless of where you end up, for work or love, regardless of what you do, for a living or for charity, regardless of your status, as president or personal assistant, when you find a fellow graduate you share the same bond.

We all spent long or sleepless nights at the library, we all know the food places around school, we all cherish the beautiful campus itself, we all are, and make up, Columbia. The infamous real-world won’t be kind, but when the going gets tough remember this bond we share and the good times you had at our Alma Mater.

Tread the waters with joy, we share the journey with you.

- Bessie King ‘10