Fritz tells USD grads to 'aim high' Tom Fritz, managing partner and member of the board of directors for Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. of Rapid City, told University of South Dakota graduates not to forget their dreams.
Fritz addressed the graduates at the winter commencement on Dec. 16.
"Don't forget your dreams � you can make a difference," he said. "You were born to be a player in this extraordinary game called life."
Fritz, who graduated with his bachelor of arts degree in 1968, juris doctorate in 1971 and his master's in 1975, all from USD, addressed the winter commencement exercises in a talk titled "Jump In, The Water's Fine!" He was awarded the USD Alumni Achievement Award during the ceremonies at the DakotaDome.
"As the Class of 2000, the Millennium Class, now it is your turn," said Fritz. "Don't worry about the future. Edwin Borchard, once of Yale Law School, put it profoundly: The optimist, he said, believes the future is uncertain. So, sing as if no one is listening and dance as if no one is watching. Sing and dance every new day as you meet your challenges ?
"Don't worry," he added. "You are ready. Aim high ? choose compassion over complacency. Courage over comfort."