My Top 8

While staying the night in Atlanta a few days ago, I received the e-mail from the 2013 class president asking for nominations for the 2013 commencement speaker.

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the three names I will nominate, but it’s really difficult to narrow down my list. Below, you will find a collage of my top eight choices that I made while listening to Florence + The Machine’s ‘Shake It Out’. I find each of these individuals admirable and inspiring; they have each made contributions to our world that have sparked discussion, provoked thought, and, in a sense, furthered our joie de vivre.


And though the Board of Visitors may disagree with any candidate who isn’t an old political figure, I can still dream.

Speaker, I’ll see you there.

Categories: Commencement, Student Clubs & Orgs, Traditions & Events

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