b"DON'T FORGET TO BE GLORIOUSBy Angela GilesIn the Berg-cozy environs of SeiberlingLike the graduates, Montgomery said, My firstenhance and reform the system as she deals with Gymnasium, 208 undergraduates and 59paragraph is not fully written. It pauses at thisimportant issues such as access to mental health graduate students officially became Heidelbergglorious day. care services, domestic violence and sexual alumni on May 12. They left Heidelberg with theToday, you begin the writing of the rest of yourassault prevention, effective alcohol and drug highest four-year graduation rate in the past 30lifes journal. treatment and more. She does so by listening, years, according to President Rob Huntington. learning and understanding their personal Amid the awesome sounds of the HeidelbergHeidelberg pages stories.Concert Band and Concert Choir, overjoyedThe Heidelberg pages of Montgomerys lifeImparting wisdomfriends and family, and all of the colors andbegin with a very distinct plan to become a pageantry that comprised Heidelbergs 166thconcert pianist, having learned the importanceMontgomery provided the graduates with four Commencement, the Class of 2019 was usheredof preparation from the late Berg alumnus andlife lessons, punctuating each with personal into the next chapter in their lives with inspiringTrustee Ted Hieronymus at Mentor High School.examples of learning:words from someone who has walked theThose Heidelberg pages filled quickly, she said. There is no substitute for working hard to be same path. I practiced piano, picketed the Vietnam War, hadalways prepared. Luck favors the prepared.Heidelberg alumna K.J. Montgomery, 74, whotwo Phi pledges, cheered for the basketball team,Lead with your heart. Until you find what you has served for 25 years as judge of the Shakeraccompanied the choir, worked summer dayslove and who you love, keep looking, for success Heights Municipal Court, returned to her almaand nights in a factory and at the Dairy Queen,will follow happiness (and not vice-versa).mater to deliver the Commencement address,she recalled. Life will throw you curve balls and you will make The First Paragraph. Senior year arrived and with it came a realization:errors that cause you to rewrite your life journal. Reflecting on her arrival at Heidelberg throughHeading to practice for her senior recital, sheCurve balls will contribute to your uniqueness. tall fields of corn on a potato-chip scentedcould no longer ignore the fact that she neededAnd your perceived mistakes will become the campus where on my first night I swore the trainto leave her planned path to piano performance.catalyst for profound intervention.to Hades would crash my room on third floorShe hated it. Reach out to help all peoplethose with power Brown, Montgomery called upon the lesson fromA change in direction and those who have less power than youfor a law school friend who would completeempathy and kindness are the true signs of an entire exam before returning to write theThus began her next life journey into law. emotional intelligence.first paragraph. Through her distinguished judicial career, Montgomery has found innovative ways to 18|Heidelberg University Bulletin"