“In Pursuit Of Your Dreams, Never Let Fear Or Doubt Hold You Back” VP Alupo Tells Graduands

VP Alupo alongside Council chairman Mike Sebalu being led to the venue

Vice President Maj. Jessica Alupo has advised university graduands to remain steadfast in pursuit of their desires and dreams, obstacles notwithstanding.


She noted that in the pursuit of success, graduands undoubtedly face obstacles and setbacks. 

The Vice President who is also the Chancellor of St. Lawrence University however, says it is during these challenging times that one’s resilience and determination would be truly tested. fsu football jersey ASU Jerseys college football jerseys eastpak padded rucksack blundstone uomo jordan proto max 720 custom youth hockey jerseys johnny manziel jersey brock bowers jersey sac à dos eastpak College Football Jerseys sac eastpak custom sublimated hockey jerseys nike air max 90 futura sac eastpak

“Embrace these moments as opportunities for growth and development, and never let fear or doubt hold you back” she said while presiding over the 14th graduation ceremony for St. Lawrence University where graduands walked away with academic accolades in various fields.

She cautioned the graduands against being unpatriotic in pursuit of their desires and dreams, and also reminded them to be mindful of their health as HIV/AIDS is still a threat.

Alupo who is also Katakwi district woman legislator, advised the graduands that as they go out to face the world, they need to remember the importance of building and maintaining a strong network of professional connections. 

“The relationships you forge today will not only provide you with valuable insights and advice but also serve as a source of support and guidance throughout your careers. I encourage you to carry with you the lessons, experiences and connections you have gained throughout your time at our institution. Cherish the memories and friendships you have forged, and use the knowledge and skills you have acquired to make a positive impact in the world” she counseled in a motherly tone.

Former VP Edward Ssekandi greets his successor VP Alupo at the function

Alupo informed the graduands that the valuable lessons and experiences they have gained at the University have not only shaped their academic knowledge but also cultivated essential skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication among them.

It is these skills, she said; that will undoubtedly serve as a solid foundation for their future successes as they enter the world of work.

She challenged them to recognize the fact that learning has no boundaries given the ever evolving world.

“So you must update your knowledge and skills. Embrace opportunities to learn and grow throughout your careers and never be afraid to challenge yourself and push beyond your comfort zone” she counseled.

VP Alupo in a group photo with the University Council and management

The country’s Second-In-Command didn’t forget to remind the granduands of the support system that has helped them to reach this level in their lives. 

“Your parents’ families, friends, guardians and mentors have played a significant role in your journey, offering all material needs, guidance, encouragement and love. Take a moment to express your gratitude for their unwavering support and know that you are forever indebted to them” she said .

VP Alupo addressing the ceremony


Alupo who is the first ever, female Chancellor for this university, attributed toady’s colorful ceremony to the NRM government policy on Liberalizing Education which she said has opened its doors to the private sector to invest in Education at all levels to complement the government. 

She saluted late Prof. Mubiibi who founded this university and also commended the Board of Directors and the University Council and management for exhibiting teamwork spirit which has enabled the university to keep on track.

“This harmonious relationship is key to the steady growth of the University. Over the past fourteen years, the University has produced distinguished God-fearing men and women who have made a good contribution to resolving society’s challenges” Alupo who made one year today as Chancellor noted.

The granduands expressing their happiness upon completion of their studies

She congratulated graduands for accomplishment of their efforts, hard work, dedication and resilience that each of them has demonstrated throughout their academic journey.

“May you all find success, happiness and fulfillment in your chosen paths, and may your lives be filled with endless opportunities for growth and learning. Congratulations, graduates and may you forever be proud of your accomplishments” she said.

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