This is the only question graduates need to answer | A 2022 commencement essay
Leslie Wilson, the associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University says the graduates' time in these distinguished academies of higher learning has prepared them for leading the world. Photo of Leslie Wilson by Mike Peters, Montclair State University.

Part of a series of graduation essays from notable New Jerseyans By Leslie Wilson For you members of the Class of 2022, this is a magical moment. Surrounded by friends and family, you are toasted for achieving something that less than 40% of the nation has accomplished – graduating from college. And as a resident of New Jersey, you join a distinguished community that helps give the Garden State the sixth-highest percentage of college graduates in the country. Many of you have graduated with honors and specialized majors. Some are just lucky to have graduated. But regardless of the circumstance...