The happiness and joy of graduation

The ASU Class of 2019 commencement ceremony was a mix of two primary emotions: happiness and joy.

The graduates savored the happiness of their hard work paying off and their accomplishments being realized. For their families watching, the feeling was pure joy — the joy of seeing someone they love beaming as they complete one journey and take the first step in the next.

“Happiness comes from accomplishments.

Joy comes when your heart is in another.”

– David Brooks

New York Times journalist and political commentator

2019 ASU Commencement speaker