Louisiana Tech University has announced graduates from its Summer 2022 commencement ceremonies held Aug. 20. One graduate was from Red River Parish. He is Cole Makhi Bedgood from Coushatta who was awarded a Master of Business Administration.
Commencement keynote speaker was Dr. Donald P. Kaczvinsky. He reminded Louisiana Tech University’s newest group of graduates of the unpredictable nature of life and the promise that accompanies their new journeys in his keynote address during Saturday’s commencement exercises.
“You and I have something in common,” Kaczvinsky said. “We share the anticipation of the future not at Louisiana Tech. … You and I have several more lives to live.”
College is an investment designed to pay off in more ways than money, Kaczvinsky said. The rewards for hard work and perseverance will benefit the graduates’ personal and professional lives.
“I was a first-generation student,” Kaczvinsky said. “College was a transformative experience. It gave me four years to make deliberate choices, cultivate habits, develop skills for professional life. It forces you to put in the hard work and hit your deadlines, or you don’t pass.”
Kaczvinsky reminded graduates that their planning and preparation could result in different outcomes than expected.