2023 McCourt School Commencement Ceremony
Category: General News, University News

Title: McCourt School celebrates largest cohort of graduates to date

Frank McCourt delivers Commencement Address

“More than your intellect or your acquired skills, I have faith in the size of your heart. In your capacity to meet our moment not only with your proficiency but with your magnanimity. You have the chance to navigate a new path that is not determined by the power of technology but, rather, is guided by the aspirations of your soul.”

Frank H. McCourt, Jr. (C’75)
Julie Gutiérrez Mariño (MPM'23), Mateo Esteban and Dean Maria Cancian
Julie Gutiérrez Mariño (MPM’23), Mateo Esteban and Dean Maria Cancian

McCourt’s remarks focused on ideals and dreams for the future, calling on 2023 graduates to utilize the skills they developed, the networks they built and the talents they honed to address society’s most pressing challenges.

“For me, at the end of the day, there’s only one metric that matters, and it’s this: Are we taking care of our children?” said McCourt. “Are we serving the next generation? Are we handing off a future that offers greater opportunities and a better quality of life? This is the sacred metric.”

2023 McCourt Commencement Ceremony
McCourt School graduates at the 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Watch the McCourt School of Public Policy’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony here.