The No. 13 was front and center at today’s commencement exercise as members of the Class of 2013 were celebrated for their achievements and their unique link to the number that is part of university lore.
Commencement speaker Duncan L. Niederauer ’81, chief executive officer of NYSE Euronext, congratulated the 685 graduating seniors and shared what he called his “13 for 13,” which were powerful prescriptions for success.
“This could be the start of something big; it is going to be what you make of it,” he told the graduates assembled in Sanford Field House. “Fasten your seat belts. No one is going to give you an instruction manual; but great news, your generation doesn’t need one. Nothing you buy any more comes with an instruction manual.”