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Highlights From Student Graduation Speeches In 2016
These are the messages that grads shared at commencement ceremonies.
Senior Class Speech for the University of the District of Columbia Class of 2016
Simple Southern man living and thriving with the locals of the...
Adopted from a speech at the University of the District of Columbia. To President Mason, Executive Cabinet, Board of Trustees
Shira Yudkoff / The Wharton School
Wharton Class of 2016 Graduation Speech: We Are Different In A Good Way
Sebastián Negrón Reichard
Recent University of Pennsylvania graduate, Puerto Rican, soon...
"Do not forget how blessed we have been and that what ignites true happiness is giving back."
Vote For You: A Commencement Address for Graduating to the Next Level of Your Work and Life
Founder + CEO, Transformational Consumer Insights. Former VP, ...
Last week, I had the great honor of delivering the Commencement Address at one of my alma maters: California State University
'A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand': Ken Burns' Stanford Commencement Address
You are the latest generation and you are, whether you are yet aware of it or not, charged with saving our Union.
Ken Burns Offers Blistering Takedown Of Donald Trump In Stanford Commencement Speech
"Asking this man to assume the highest office in the land would be like asking a newly minted car driver to fly a 747."
Brian Snyder / Reuters
Commencement Speakers Remind Grads It's OK To Take Their Time
There will be good and bad times, but it's worth living through it all.
George Washington University
This Year's Commencement Speakers Want Grads To Try A Little Peace, Love And Understanding
Our civil discourse has gone off the rails, and it's up to the Class of 2016 to help fix it.
The 'Heartbreaking' Messages From 9-Year-Olds In The Age Of Trump
"I am worried that the next president will bring back racism."
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John Green Admits To Grads That Adulthood Is Terrible
"The Fault in Our Stars" author got real with the class of 2016 -- but said their liberal arts education will make the dull parts of life much more interesting.
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David Schmitz/San Jose State University
Harry Edwards Tells Graduates To Become The Next 'Greatest Generation'
"Always remember, a struggle is not easy – that is why it is called a 'struggle' rather than a 'picnic.'"
Brian Snyder / Reuters
Steven Spielberg's Advice To Harvard Grads: Be A Movie Hero
"My job is to create a world that lasts two hours. Yours is to create a world that lasts forever."
UC Merced Student Commencement Speech: "Building for the Future: The Lasting Legacy"
Recent graduate of UC Merced, political enthusiast, bay area n...
Student commencement speech given on May 14, 2016 at the University of California, Merced for the 11th commencement for the
Nobody's Perfect, but We'll Get it Right
Writer, blogger, and college student from Illinois.
So, what's important to remember is the path to success isn't a straight line upwards. It's not a y=mx + b equation. That's
Univision Anchor Booed At Commencement After Speaking Spanish, Mentioning Trump
Graduates reportedly yelled things like "Trash!" and "Get off the stage!"
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