New graduation speech ideas come up every year, but this list of commencement speeches is possibly the best one you've seen in a long time. The 15 best graduation speeches of 2016 when college graduates put on those awkward gowns and head off to commencement, where they sit in the sweltering sun or a stuffy stadium, waiting to. After 4 years of hard work and dedication, college students around the nation have made it to the most important day of their college careers, graduation. The 10 best celebrity college commencement speeches graduation memories are unfolding for college students at campuses across the country some are lucky enough to have speeches presented by the foremost thinkers of our time.
Some schools award the podium to the valedictorian, a student government officer or the winner of some school-specific award, while others host an application process and pick the best speech. Most inspirational graduation speeches of 2015 it is the finale the final curtain call it is your graduation before graduates head away from campus, they are usually sent off with words of. It's easy to dismiss the lessons delivered in a college commencement speech as reserved for bright, privileged kids with a degree at a fancy school who have their whole lives ahead of them. Every year, college graduates get the opportunity to enjoy commencement speeches from some of the biggest names in art, religion, sports, business, and every other conceivable niche over the years, lucky graduates have been able to hear impassioned calls to action by gloria steinem, encouragement.
David foster wallace, 2005 kenyon graduation speech there are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says morning, boys. 2017 commencement graduation speakers list this year the roundup of the most promising commencement speakers seems to be picking up steam after a slow build up in december and january, now i can barely keep up. The best commencement speeches, ever looking for some new words of wisdom check out our hand-picked selection of commencement addresses, going back to 1774. 36 inspiring graduation speeches from your fave celebs the most amazing life advice from jk rowling, michelle obama, mindy kaling, chadwick boseman and more of the most inspiring commencement.
While high school and college seniors gear up to begin their post-grad lives, select stars are preparing to deliver inspiring, hilarious and life-altering speeches on graduation day. Top 10 commencement speeches these are truly inspirational graduation speeches worth reading from the beginning to the end it is not easy to select just 10 speeches. College graduation season is in full swing, with celebrities and politicians delivering impassioned, heartening and funny commencement speeches to the class of 2017. The best advice from commencement speeches in 2017 decatur, ga - may 13: oprah winfrey give the commencement address at agnes scott college on may 13, 2017 in decatur, georgia. Commencement speeches are, hopefully, gold mines of wisdom and thanks to college magazine, you struck the mother load.
Make an impact: rick rigsby delivers a powerful speech on how his father's teachings have guided him through the most troubling times of his life. Ryan burtons, senior class president of la plata high school gives a humorous and insightful graduation speech for the class of 2015 subscribe to lovelivese. The best commencement speeches you may have missed by jena mcgregor jena mcgregor reporter covering leadership issues in the headlines email bio follow scripps college, may 14.
Here are 10 of the most classic graduation speech topics and the speaker who delivered the message better than most. 10 of the best commencement speeches of 2017 spring is a time of hope and new beginnings for the thousands of graduates who grace college and university commencement celebrations. Best quote: even though this is the college where facebook was born, my hope is that you will try to go out and have more face to face conversations with people you disagree with that you'll.
A number of high-profile african american leaders, influencers, and entertainers delivered commencement speeches at universities around the country this graduation season. Great news, graduates the job outlook is looking a lot better than it has in the past few years the us economy has added, on average, 238,000 jobs in the past few months, according to the. Highlights from the best commencement speeches of 2018 oprah winfrey, rex tillerson, and abby wambach were just a few of the notable people chosen to give commencement addresses that stressed.
Stephen colbert has given several commencement speeches at his alma mater, northwestern, in 2011, he started off by thanking the university president, the board and thank you, parents. Commencement addresses are, by nature, tidy packages of wisdom worth opening at any time in your life. Many people say that college was the best years of their lives not just because of the friends they made and ridiculous stories they inherited along the way, but because it was a time in their life where they experienced the most growth and self-discovery.