COMMENCEMENT SPEECH – CHARGE TO THE GRADUATES
By D. Barrow
Congratulations Graduates! Now that you have received your degrees, you must continue to move forward with your careers; and, you must do it with the same perseverance, determination, and hunger that you have demonstrated over these last ___ years. The world awaits people like you, responsible, dedicated and committed individuals, who are striving to excel and contribute their share.
Now, the task is yours to make your degree work for you, and to realize the true meaning of your accomplishment. You are not the same person that walked through those doors ___ years ago. You have changed, you crave knowledge; you cannot go back. You have shown others that achievement is not out of reach for those willing to give it their all. You are an inspiration to your family and friends. How proud they must be today.
We, at ___________ are also proud of you, and want you to succeed. You will have available the full resources of a _________________ __________alumni, please use them. I assure you, learning will forever be a part of your future, and having access to these and other informative resources, is paramount to your ongoing career success.
In closing, I’d like to leave you with this quote by Eddie Robinson:
College Football's All-time Winning Coach
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential……these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence”.
Best of Luck to all of you