[Martin luther King Jr.] made the movement, and the movement made him. What kind of movement will we make? That’s our challenge.

CORNEL WEST, esteemed lecturer and activist, 2017 Martin Luther King Celebration Convocation

And so, my friends, here you are. Newly minted Valpo grads, dressed and dazzling, and ready to take on the great big world. Your light, your character, your integrity, and your wisdom can be a gift to that world. It will be hard work. And it will take the rest of your life.

MARK A. HECKLER, Ph.D., president of Valparaiso University, 2017 May Baccalaureate

You have power, you can change things, regardless of your situation.

LEYMAH GBOWEE, Institute for Leadership and Service’s Pathways to Purpose Speaker Series and the Christ College Symposium

We are truly excited to welcome Valparaiso to our family. Valpo brings a combination of strong athletics tradition and academic excellence, and will be a great fit competing in our league.

DOUG ELGIN, Missouri Valley commissioner, in a statement regarding Valpo’s move to the MVC

At Valpo, I’ve been given the space to grow. I’ve been pushed in places I didn’t want to be pushed and challenged to go beyond.

ARIELLE THOMAS ’18, Summer Global Leadership Institute

Learn from your mistakes. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. We all make mistakes. In fact, they make us better.

KEN HACKETT, former Ambassador to the Holy See, 2017 May Commencement

With our collective strength, we can fight the temptation to fear by being a community that chooses to hear. We just might find that the inspiration we seek, to heal and to hope, exists in our very midst. That’s what it means to be a Valpo family. Together we are forever Valpo.

NURA ZAKI ’17, student body president, 2017 May Commencement