“The city and the nation grieve for the Seattle Pacific University student who lost his life and the university community in mourning from yet another act of random gun violence. As graduation day nears for Seattle Pacific University, we hope that all of you who have worked so hard to earn your diplomas will celebrate together – celebrate your compassion, achievements, and the people who have stood by you as you pursue your goals. There is a world out there that needs each and every one of you. We are forever grateful for your courage.”