Words of Wisdom for Graduates
It’s graduation season and schools across the nation have invited politicians, actors, entrepreneurs, and more to inspire graduates as they receive their diplomas. Commencement speakers are meant to offer words of wisdom to students entering new, and often intimidating, chapters in their lives in the hopes that they will inspire them to reach for and achieve their goals.
Here is a list of some of this year’s commencement speakers!
Richard Costolo, Twitter CEO, University of Michigan
Toni Morrison, Author, Vanderbilt University
Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, Howard University
Melinda Gates, Philanthropist, Duke University
Joe Biden, US Vice President, University of Pennsylvania
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Spiritual Leader of Tibet, Tulane University
Arriana Huffington, Political Journalist and Author, Smith College
Brian Williams, News Anchor, Elon University
Oprah Winfrey, Entrepreneur and Talk Show Host, Harvard University
Stephen Colbert, Television Host, University of Virginia
Julie Andrews, Actress and Author, University of Colorado
Darius Rucker, Singer, University of South Carolina
Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, Northeastern University
Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Cokie Roberts, Political Commentator, Louisiana State University
Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate in Physics, University of Rochester
Katie Couric, Journalist and TV Personality, Randolph-Macon College
What words of wisdom did you take away from your graduation speakers? Let us know in the comments section below!