BYU has bestowed an honorary doctorate degree at almost every commencement since to an influential individual who has made an impact on society, the BYU community and beyond. Nelson , Doctor of Science. Janice Kapp Perry, a prolific songwriter and musician, is the latest to receive this esteemed award. Visit BYU Speeches to read her commencement speech. Perry has produced albums of recorded music including some in Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin , two full-length musicals and many sacred cantatas and musical firesides. Over the years, her behind-the-scenes personal acts of service, love and forgiveness have inspired me as much as her remarkable music.
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And thank you for that wonderful welcome. And thank you President Bottomly for that wonderful introduction. I have admired Wellesley—its mission, its story, its successes—for a long time and I thank you very much for inviting me. You are ridiculously lucky to be graduating from this bastion of excellence and on these beautiful acres. Go Hillary! But on second thoughts, I realized that as much as I admire Wellesley, even yellow eye-shadow was a bit too much of a gesture.
With graduation events canceled nationwide amid the novel coronavirus, schools are hosting online commencement ceremonies to honor graduates. While many students were able to hear from their favorite role models or celebrities this year, some were not so lucky. Ben Sasse attempted to do a stand-up routine in a taped speech. He belittled the idea that students could be upset about missing graduation claiming that they were not "missing out on that much" because "nobody remembers" their high school graduation. Now that's a joke.
Graduation speeches are the last opportunity for a high school or college to educate its students. It's unsurprising, then, that these institutions often pull in some of the world's most powerful people to leave an equally powerful impression on their students. Here are the best of those speeches and some of the sections that resonate the most. How's the water? The story thing turns out to be one of the better, less bulshitty conventions of the genre, but if you're worried that I plan to present myself here as the wise, older fish explaining what water is to you younger fish, please don't be.