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Congratulations from Our Chancellors

Francine Conway, red jacket, black shirt, three strand pearl necklace

Dear Graduates,

Congratulations on your remarkable achievement! Each of you has earned a degree from the nation’s #15 top public university. This hard-earned and extraordinary accomplishment will change the course of your life, prepare you for success in your future pursuits, and foster the value of engaged citizenship.

Your long road to commencement has undoubtedly been eventful, marked by triumphs, joys, stresses, and anxieties. I encourage you to reflect on those memories and how even the difficult ones have taught you to overcome adversity. In contrast, the happy ones reinforced your commitment to becoming your best self and gave you hope that will serve you for years. Remember, you were not alone in this journey. A network of loved ones, family members, and friends, helped you feel grounded and connected. Please make time to share the joy of this day with them.

Rutgers–New Brunswick is honored to have been your home and partner throughout this transformative period of your life, and we want to maintain our relationship with you. You are part of the two-and-a-half centuries-old Rutgers story, and we hope you remain connected with your alma mater and fellow alumni as you go on to change the world for the better.


Francine Conway
Chancellor and Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Brian Strom

Dear Graduates,

As you transition into the next phase of your journey, I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to each of you. Your dedication, compassion, and commitment to serving others have been evident throughout your time here at Rutgers Health.

Whether you choose to focus on individual patient care, community health initiatives, education, or research, remember the importance of equitable access and outcomes for all. Your role in advancing the health and well-being of diverse populations is invaluable.

Today, surrounded by your mentors, peers, loved ones, and supporters, I commend you for your hard work and perseverance. Your achievements are a testament to your resilience and dedication.

As you embark on this new chapter, I encourage you to stay connected with Rutgers and continue to foster the relationships you have built here. May you find fulfillment in your professional pursuits and always cherish the joy of learning.

Congratulations once again, and best wishes for a successful and rewarding journey ahead.

Warm regards,

Brian L. Strom
Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs