How does a graduate thank someone who has made a difference in his or her life? How do you tell someone..."you were there for me"..."you helped me"..."I could not have done it without you"? And how can you insure that your graduation day will mean as much to those who helped you along the way as it does to you? The Stole of Gratitude embodies the gesture of showing gratitude to those who share in your success at Stanford!
The Stole is worn by the graduating student (grad or undergrad) during the commencement ceremony. After the ceremony, the stole is presented by the graduate to a parent, relative, friend, or mentor who has provided extraordinary influence and support during his or her time on campus. More than one stole at a time can be worn in preparation for awarding each to a special person after the ceremony.
The Stole may be decorated with pins or with written messages using a gold or silver gel pen or
permanent, fine tipped marker. Friends and family may also choose to autograph the front or back.
Photos provided by:Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News Service
Header Photo provided by:Jennifer Brito/Stanford Special Events & Protocol