To all of the husbands and wives, sons and
daughters, brothers and sisters. To all of our family and friends who are here
today…We could not have gotten here on our own. You sacrificed right along with us. You supported us and allowed us to succeed. All with the knowledge that there was a light
at the end of the tunnel. This pivotal moment represents the transition
from student to full fledged nurse. It is an honor for me to introduce Ms. Martha
Mann Smith and I would like to present her with the very first pin. I am a wake. You are the first graduates of the Martha
Mann Smith School of Nursing. I love you and congratulations.