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Celebrities – They’re One of Us! How the Year’s Best Commencement Speakers Made Themselves Relatable to Graduates

It’s that time of the year again: commencement season. Across the globe, crowds of students and their loved ones gather to watch the distribution of diplomas and listen to congratulatory words delivered by administrators, faculty members, and celebrity commencement speakers alike. There’s no doubt celebrity commencement speakers are one of the most beloved graduation ceremony […] continue reading

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Why Will Ferrell’s USC Commencement Speech Was a Grand Slam

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Commencement season is upon us. You know what that means. Celebrities, statesmen, and scholars across the world are delivering words of encouragement as graduates cross school stages for diplomas. And we’re watching the videos. There have been lots of great commencement speeches so far this year. However, there was one speech, in particular, that’s become […] continue reading

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4 Ways Abby Wambach Used Personal Stories for a Remarkable Address

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Photo Credit: Barnard College, Abby Wambach: Barnard Commencement 2018 When U.S. Women’s Soccer legend Abby Wambach does something remarkable, she usually does it with her feet or her head. During Wambach’s tenure in international soccer, she set the record for scoring the most goals of any man or woman in the history of the sport (184), […] continue reading

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