Graduates ready to embark on their next step will get perspective and advice from an alumnus who has achieved much through hard work and a personal commitment to being his authentic self.
These will be among the themes in the graduation address from Christopher Love, a 2004 GPA graduate, as he speaks to the class of 2018 at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The graduation ceremony for The Grosse Pointe Academy students and their families takes place in the Tracy Fieldhouse, 171 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms and is by invitation only.
The graduates in the class of 2018 will leave the Academy to attend a variety of schools including Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe North High School, Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire, University Liggett School, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and others.
Themes Love plans to share with students include the value of working hard, and seeking support from both family and friends. Additionally as they head to high school, Love stresses that time management and study skills will play a huge role in a student’s success.
Love credits the Academy for building these and others skills such as an appreciation of the arts through drama and art classes, and a commitment to a healthy lifestyle through years of Physical Education classes. Finally, Love says the academic rigor that his mother sought when she moved him and his twin brother from a Detroit public school set him up for years of rewarding academic work.
Love will draw on his professional work as a Scholarship, Leadership, and Service Coordinator at DePaul University as he addresses the graduates on the academic and professional paths that lay ahead.
Christopher Love is a 2004 graduate of The Grosse Pointe Academy. He attended the University of Detroit Jesuit High School before enrolling at the University of Michigan where he received both a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs. He is presently applying to several institutions for his doctoral work. His long-term professional goals include higher education leadership as well as diversity and inclusion work for underrepresented minority students.
The Grosse Pointe Academy is a historic independent day school in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. We serve children from age two-and-a-half through eighth grade according to a philosophy built upon the pillars of academics, leadership, character, diversity, and community. For additional information, please visit www.gpacademy.org