WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:29.000 Music. 00:00:29.000 --> 00:00:37.000 Graduating students, family and fiends, honored guests, welcome to the 161st commencement ceremony of Western Oregon University. 00:00:37.000 --> 00:00:41.000 Music. 00:00:41.000 --> 00:00:48.000 And although these commencement exercises mark the completion of a major chapter of your lives and combination of years of effort 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:52.000 we believe that even more challenging and rewarding chapters lie ahead for you. 00:00:52.000 --> 00:00:60.000 We trust that the higher learning you have gained at this campus will lead you to new beginnings. 00:01:00.000 --> 00:01:07.000 Your achievement today is a result of your hard work and dedication to life long learning. 00:01:07.000 --> 00:01:17.000 I know you were supported by the Western Oregon faculty, staff and the board is honored to share this day of celebration with you. 00:01:21.000 --> 00:01:31.000 Ladies and gentlemen I present the 2018 graduates of Western Oregon University and the graduates from Oregon Health and Science University. 00:01:31.000 --> 00:01:60.000 Music.