This graduating class is filled with incredible students. All of them have unique stories that helped shape their time at ASU and in their individual programs. With so many fantastic and deserving students, it was difficult to decide who to recognize as Outstanding Graduates.

Ultimately, three students were selected this spring: Juli Rincon, Zachary Schweiss and Hannah Challa. They all represent the best of Edson College and will no doubt utilize their degrees to make their communities healthier.

At the end of her speech, Jordan shared a quote from Denzel Washington, and while it was directed at her fellow new graduates, the words are sure to inspire anyone who reads them:

“Keep raising the standard by how you carry yourself. Keep teaching, keep learning, keep following. Learn from the best and pass it on. You can’t take it with you, but you can leave it behind; your influence, your power, your wisdom and your ability to touch others. Because everybody is watching us and depending on us, especially now.”

All five ceremonies were recorded and are available to watch on ASU Live.

Amanda Goodman

Senior communications specialist, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation