Walking on this stage, I felt so many emotions at once. I remembered the first time I got my acceptance letter to University and how happy I was, and how much I was looking forward to the place I would call home for the next 4 years. I remembered the 7 year old Nour who immigrated here and only knew how to say "yes" and "no" and how I grew from that shy young girl to the women I am now. I remembered my mother crying from loneliness and getting lost on the streets because we didn't know the way back home. We would have to open the huge map and find our way through what we knew. I remember being so inconfident of myself to the point that when I would walk down any hallway, I would think about what others would be thinking of me. But I would always remember my parents words telling me that we came here to make a better life for the future generation. My parents told me to work and study hard as that will be my weapon. My weapon is my education that I have successfully completed through blood, sweat and tears. I have went through friends turning into strangers, student councillors telling me I couldn't do it, loneliness from being away from the family, sleepless nights studying, crying because my laptop shut down and erases my lab reports, crying because of professors, grades, friends, and just because. But what I gained was much more than what I lost. I gained knowledge, friends who turned into family, professors who trust me like their own daughter, experiences that made me so confident that I ain't got time to think about no one, love for education, for people, for God. My 4 years of university have been the most difficult, yet the most rewarding, amazing and most memorable experience ever and I miss it everyday. I pray that I have raised my father and mothers name and I pray that I lead the next generations to become even greater individuals. As I grew by standing on the shoulder of giants, I too, will become the giant that someone will grow from one day. Thank you to Allah, my family and my friends for being there since day one. Congratulations, you are a graduate.