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Dr. Dorothy Nyambi speaks to the 2019 graduating class of Conrad Grebel University College.

Waterloo, ON, April 15, 2019 - MEDA’s President and CEO, Dr. Dorothy Nyambi, was pleased to address the graduating students of Conrad Grebel University College at their Convocation on April 14th, 2019. Dorothy’s address was entitled “Living Life with Purpose”, and encouraged students to celebrate the accomplishments marked by the occasion while looking to the future as untapped opportunity.

Sharing stories from her past as a young girl growing up in Cameroon, Africa, she underlined the power of entrepreneurship and community in living through adversity with dignity and pride. Dr. Nyambi emphasized the importance of investing in connections that matter and challenged the graduates to “Form a community that inspires knowledge, leadership, creativity, generosity and responsible citizenship.” Recognizing the pressure immediately imposed upon students to succeed and perform upon graduation, Dorothy offered a reminder for students to consider the values guiding their choices and to remember the diversity of each person’s path. She left the graduating class with a call to three things: don’t be afraid of what you don’t know, and regard change as an opportunity rather than a mountain; foster and root yourself in community wherever you end up; and make choices about the values that will guide your life. Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019!

Conrad Grebel University College is a Mennonite college affiliated with the University of Waterloo, and offers courses across Music, History, Peace and Conflict Studies and Theological studies among others.