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Just checking to see if you're awake. Please have a seat, everybody. It is good to be home. It's good to see corn. I was trying to explain to somebody as we were flying in, that's corn. And they were very impressed at my agricultural knowledge. Please give it up for Amaury once again for that outstanding introduction.
I have a bunch of good friends here today, including somebody who I served with, who is one of the finest senators in the country, and we're lucky to have him, your Senator, Dick Durbin is here.
I also noticed, by the way, former Governor Edgar here, who I haven't seen in a long time, and somehow he has not aged and I have. And it's great to see you, Governor.
I want to thank President Killeen and everybody at the U of I System for making it possible for me to be here today. And I am deeply honored at the Paul Douglas Award that is being given to me.
He is somebody who set the path for so much outstanding public service here in Illinois. Now, I want to start by addressing the elephant in the room. I know people are still wondering why I didn't speak at the commencement.
The student body president sent a very thoughtful invitation. The students made a spiffy video. And when I declined, I hear there was speculation that I was boycotting campus until Antonio's Pizza reopened.
So I want to be clear. I did not take sides in that late-night food debate. The truth is, after eight years in the White House, I needed to spend some time one-on-one with Michelle if I wanted to stay married.
And she says hello, by the way.May 15, · President Obama is delivering the commencement address Sunday at Rutgers University in New Jersey, on the th anniversary of the school's founding.
First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, in New York rutadeltambor.comr Platt / Getty. The most inspiring words from Obama’s 22 graduation speeches so far. By Amy X. Wang May 13, It’s its own tradition. Come spring every . May 29, · Following is the full text as delivered of President Obama’s commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Thank you.
First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College on June 3, in New York rutadeltambor.comr Platt / Getty.
May 11, · Watch video · From FDR to Obama, 7 highlights from past presidential commencement speeches. Usually, when presidents speak at college commencements, they offer congratulations and advice to brace graduates for.
Michelle Obama delivered her 23rd and final commencement address as First Lady to graduates from the City College of New York in Harlem, celebrating the rich diversity of the class and the.
May 15, · Obama is scheduled to receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement address at the p.m. ceremony in Piscataway. President Barack Obama speaks at Howard University's commencement ceremony on Saturday.
| Getty That's a different discussion for another speech. But think about it. I graduated in New.