That’s what Macomb’s Most Distinguished Graduate for December 2014 told the audience at Macomb’s 92nd commencement on Friday, Dec. 19 at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts.
A native of China who came to the U.S. in 2011, Tao, who earned an Associate of Business Administration Degree, is transferring to Wayne State University, where he intends to earn a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management. He was selected Most Distinguished Graduate, and thereby commencement speaker, by a panel of faculty and staff based on his academic accomplishments, written essay and a personal interview.
“Counselors, professors and fellow students will be replaced by mentors, managers and peers. And Macomb has prepared us well,” said Tao as he concluded his speech. “Now, I challenge each of us not to wait but to go out and begin that exciting new chapter of our life tomorrow.”