President Pavoncello Gives Commencement Address at St. Stephen's High School

President Pavoncello at the St. Stephen HS Graduation

President Pavoncello at the St. Stephen HS Graduation

John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello gave the commencement address at St. Stephen’s high school in Rome at the 2016 graduation ceremony held on May 27.

Founded in 1964, St. Stephen’s is accredited by the European Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

“It is a great honor for me to address you as you graduate from this outstanding high school of international reputation,” said Dr. Pavoncello, whose mandate as JCU President was recently renewed for the next three years, until June of 2019.

President Pavoncello reminded students that success is not just a great job or career or money in the bank: “Success also means being surrounded by people who love you and whom you love, living a life of integrity, caring for your community, and being compassionate to others and sharing with them the beauties of life.”

He then urged students to never allow their dreams to die: “Remember that dreams are magic – if you follow what is truly dear to your heart, the whole universe helps you in reaching your goal.”