Dear Simi, Big congratulations to our newest graduate. We always know right from day one that you are destined for greatness. We feel richly blessed to have you in our lives. We appreciate your “can do attitude” and your resilience. We appreciate your turning our media room to “Duke/Zoom University” overnight in your senior year, and for teaching us lessons in how to make the best of any situation. As you embark on your next journey, know that we will always be there for you all the way. The entire Gbadegesin and Adesanya families are very proud of you, keep it up, the sky is the limit. Stay richly blessed and know that your best is yet to come!! Seyi Biola Rasheed
CONGRATULATIONS Lil! You have achieved so much through your smarts, hard work, dedication and perseverance -Dream Big, the world is ready to see you shine and we are behind you all the way. We love you to the moon and back, forever and always, Mom & Dad & Campbell & Margot
“I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside…” (Whitney Houston) Alexa, we love you, are very proud of you, had lots of fun today, and will have lots more fun tomorrow! Love Mom & Dad
Congratulations, Gunnibear! You did it, and we could not be more proud of you. While your achievements are beyond impressive, it’s your character that makes you truly exceptional. In short, Gunnar... you shine! Here is another photo for your Wikipedia page. With the greatest of love, Oleg, Omi, Dad and Mom
James, This has always been your dream. This has always been your destiny for as long as we can remember. And now, we are here. You are a graduate of Duke University! Blue Devil Nation has never had a more loyal soldier than you! Congratulations on having the will and the skill to complete your academic journey! We Love you!
Dearest Girly-Bug, Gifted with empathy, creativity, intelligence, diligence, perseverance, gregariousness, and humor, you are now clad with the best, most challenging education in the world. Go forward, My Love. With your gifts, your education, and your faith, change the world. Love, Mom JB Dad
Dearest Reiss Edward, Dad and I knew from the moment you spoke your first word, “Moon”, that you were an old soul whose big ideas and eloquence could lead and transform people’s hearts. Never forget, God has Blessed you to be a Blessing to others. We love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow! Momus/Podus
Congratulations Ayooluwa! "Super Intelligent" is the spoken Word about you. You have blossomed into a high achiever, being the best at everything you do. Today we celebrate you, the Duke graduate - brilliant, super-intelligent, focused, beautiful, inspiring, humourous, and confident. It's a glorious future ahead of you. We are proud of you and love you dearly. Dad, Mom & Oreoluwa
Congratulations Connor Lees! We are so proud of you and the man you have become. “Success is a journey and not a destination”. It has been an amazing journey so far and the BEST is yet to come! We are your number #1 fans today and always. We can’t wait to see what your future holds. “With accomplishments comes confidence and with confidence comes belief. It has to be in that order.” - Coach K. We celebrate with LOVE this amazing accomplishment! “Stay Crazie” Dad, Mom, Kaitlyn, Brady, Rory & Rafa
Dear Victoria, The day of your birth brought great joy to our lives and you continue to do so. We are so proud of your accomplishments and your success as you graduate from Duke! May God bless you as you hold tight to His vision for your life and walk boldly in that direction. Love, Dad and Mom
We wish to congratulate you on your graduation success! May God's graces be with you as you step ahead towards your dreams. We pray that as you are finishing your college years and starting your career. You will find each new day challenging and rewarding. May Almighty bless you and all of your abilities
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To our most daring daughter – You fought formidable battles, overcome great obstacles. You had a goal, gave it your soul. You always worked So hard, went the extra yard. You gave it all, and that’s why you stand tall. It’s beyond expression that how much we’re proud of you.. Wherever your life journey may take you, We pray for your safety, hope you enjoy the ride And please never forget, Your way back home! Congratulations to my Blue Devil Junior!!!
Rezilience Nevaeh Williamson, you are a bright, beautiful star! A strong, talented, authentic, resilient soul. I am so proud of all the brave new possibilities that you have cultivated at Duke. You give me hope in a world fixated on hype. Keep dreaming and daring to be brave. I love you from your they to your them.-RSB
MH, you did it! From the moment you entered the world, you have been bright-eyed and engaged, a light, and a joy! Congratulations on your graduation from Duke and may you continue in your journey with the curiosity, creativity, and persistence that have brought you this far! Your family loves you! And Laney adores you!