Good evening, Teachers College, Columbia University!
What an honor to receive the Medal for Distinguished Service. 
I accept this on behalf of Avelino and Maria Cardona, and Germana Muniz, my grandparents who took a leap of faith and traded paradise for the projects, so their children and grandchildren can have a better life.  This award is theirs. 
I’m thrilled to join you here to celebrate this incredible group of graduates.  Congratulations to the class of 2023! Give yourselves a hand.
Anyone here part of the Organization and Leadership program?