After attending my sister’s graduation from undergrad last week and reading Lisa’s piece on the romantic proposal / speech from the graduating student at Centenary College, I thought I would share some of my favorite graduation speeches. Check out the links below, as these are quality, verbal presentations. And while you might be four or more years away from reveling in these exquisite deliveries of spoken word, they are certainly something to look forward to: Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, offers Harvard undergrads some advice from the perspective of Stewie Griffin, the brash, yet conniving toddler. in this speech from 2006. Meryl Streep shares some words of wisdom to class of 2010 at Barnard College in NYC Stephen Colbert delights the grads at Knox College in ’07 with his witty commencement address Think you’ve heard a mind-blowing speech lately? Let us know by dropping a line in the comment [...]
…the college valedictorian who proposed to her almost-valedictorian boyfriend during her commencement speech? Talk about over-achiever! Most college graduation ceremonies are filled with speeches about following your dreams, fulfilling your potential, breaking away from the nest… it’s all very relevant and true, but let’s be honest. Predictable. If you didn’t hear about it already, give a nod to this one-of-a-kind occurence that took place at Centenary College in New Jersey last week. Check out the video they uploaded to Facebook, appropriately named: “Perfect GPA, Perfect Match!” I have yet to see a college graduation ceremony surprise top this, unless you have one of your own you’d like to share. Congratulations to all the 2010 college graduates out there!