28 Jul Binghamton University Commencement 2013 – Taryn Lindquist – Undergraduate Student Speaker
Undergraduate speaker Taryn Lindquist had her fellow graduates laughing with stories about Decker experiences and faculty members.
“The day we declared ourselves as nursing majors we had absolutely no idea what we were getting ourselves into,” she said. “We showed up the first day of lab and learned how to wash our hands! We thought we had it in the bag right then and there. Little did we know just how daunting sterile technique would be during the catheterization video check-offs!”
Lindquist advised her classmates to “live in the moment, learn all that you can, laugh every single day and love what you do.
“If we have discovered anything from our patients, it is that life can change at any moment and we need to count the positives and live for them,” she said. “As the president of an improvisational comedy group on campus, I firmly believe that laughter is the best medicine. Finding a way to smile or laugh sometimes is the best and only treatment you can give.”