We have completed another successful semester at Shaw and our achievements are chronicled in this special Commencement Edition of the Shaw Gazette. As with each issue, we highlight the tremendous accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. I encourage you to read closely the stories of Princeanna Brooks and Avery Upshur, two of our outstanding students who are contributing to our campus, our community and our world with your help. Another outstanding student, Lolia Kienka, received the 2013 CIAA Woman of the Year Award. She enrolled at Shaw at the age of 16, received numerous athletic and academic awards as a member of our tennis team and graduated with a 3.9 grade point average and two degrees. In the fall, Lolia will attend the University of St. Andrews in Scotland to pursue a graduate degree in international business – she is simply an exceptional Shaw Bear! We are truly proud of all of our young men and women who represent the legacy of this great University.