On Saturday not all but most of my advisees came to JIU to receive their diplomas. Unfortunately the graduation ceremony was canceled this year and the girls didn't have the opportunity to wear the traditional "hakama" they had already rented for the ceremony. I certainly hope that this will be the only group in the history of our university not to have a commencement and celebrations. I also hope this group of students will lead their life with dignity and will play key roles in the revival of this nation. I am proud of having been part of their life the past four years and wish they'll always come back--we are family now.