May 29, 2019
Approximately 500 total undergraduate and graduate students received their diplomas at Hood College’s 122nd Commencement ceremony today.
Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D., director of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and president of Leidos Biomedical Research, delivered the Commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Science.
Dr. Dmitrovsky spoke about his career, and while he had no grand plan, he had passions and was open to opportunity. He was curious, found several opportunities that he did not previously know existed and learned valuable lessons from many people.“Unplanned experiences changed my life,” he said. “What’s important is to embrace the unexpected. Like me, you might graduate today without a grand plan, but the passions that led you here will carry you forward. And today, remember how far you have come, and imagine how far you will go.”