Serena Omo-Lamai ’20 Shares

Message With Fellow Graduates

Serena Omo-Lamai address at 2020 Commencement

Honors alum and 2020 Senior Class Marshal, Serena Omo-Lamai ’20 addressed the Class of 2020 during Commencement on Sunday, Sept. 19, in the stadium. She was also a 2020 University Scholar, the highest undergraduate honor that the University bestows.

Omo-Lamai, who is from Lagos, Nigeria, referenced an African proverb that reminded her of the Class of 2020: “If you want to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today.”

“Those stones have appeared in the form of challenges we have had to overcome or the opportunities that we have seized,” Omo-Lamai said. “I see in front of me many mountain movers who have taken advantage of the stones of opportunity that we have encountered at our time at Syracuse University.”

Watch the recording of Serena’s remarks.

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