Student are encouraged to “continue the quest” at ring ceremony

Class rings are presented to students to celebrate milestone

By Sydney Faison
On April 19, 2019

The Alumni Association presented the ring ceremony on April 12 in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center.
Students who purchased their class ring were invited to bring their family and friends to celebrate this milestone as they receive their ring from Dr. Brian May, ASU’s president.


“What makes ASU so great is the students,” said Dr. Javier Flores, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management. “You all really are the heart of our university.”


Flores explained that the rings tell a story and the students are the voice of the rings.
“My ring represents all of my hard work I have put into accomplishing my goals,” senior Leeann Losoya said. “All of the stress and studying has paid off and I am one step closer to where I want to be. My family has kept me motivated during these past years here at ASU since they are always encouraging and pushing me to be the best I can be.”  


Flores said the rings represent teamwork, friendship and good communication skills.
“I am a first-generation college graduate and I am proud of myself for never giving up.” senior Lisa Hernandez said. “My mother has always believed in me and I want to make her proud.”


Hernandez plans on getting her secondary certification to teach high school math and eventually coach volleyball. 
Each ring shows the state of Texas with a star marking the city of San Angelo. They are engraved with the quote “continue the quest,” with the quest representing man’s ability to soar beyond the shackles of ignorance, misconception and into a new life of freedom.
“This ring is a milestone for me, showing that I reached my overall learning career as a first-generation student,” senior Maria Bravo said.
The students wear the ring with the school name facing them. Upon completion of the commencement ceremony, the graduates will turn their ring around with the name facing outward. This symbolizes that the graduate is now ready to face the world.
“My desire to succeed in life keeps me motivated and this ring represents my hard work and dedication to my education,” senior Briana Renteria said. 

 

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