Scott Jackson, PATH’s vice president of External Relations, delivered the commencement address at his alma mater, the University of Puget Sound, on May 16 and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Jackson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the university in Tacoma, Washington, in 1980.
Addressing the graduating class of 2010, Jackson described his hard work to gain admission to and complete his education at the University of Puget Sound and how the convictions he developed on the university’s campus have guided his career and life. He issued a call to action to the graduates to meet the global challenge of eliminating poverty and ending human suffering from preventable disease. “You, the class of 2010, the Millennial Generation with a distinctive UPS education, are the generation of global citizens who will and must meet our global challenge,” Jackson said. “The world has changed. The world is calling you. And you have the opportunity to change the world.” Jackson’s speech received a standing ovation.