The Stole of Gratitude is a stole worn during the commencement ceremony in honor of someone who has provided extraordinary help or support to the college graduate throughout their time at Moravian. Immediately after graduation, the graduate may take the stole from around their neck and place it around the neck of the recipient. Put simply, a Stole of Gratitude offers a tangible opportunity to say, “Thank you for helping me make it through. Thanks for making it possible for me to succeed. I didn’t do this alone.”
In spring 2016, I brought the idea of the Stole of Gratitude to the Community Pillar of the Strategic Planning Committee. The committee and I worked together to make the Stole of Gratitude a reality and it was implemented as a new Moravian tradition at the spring 2016 commencement.
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