Category Archives: Inspiration

Steve Jobs ~ Thought Differently So We Can Too

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.

Transcript of Steve Jobs’ address:

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Conan O’Brien’s 2011 Dartmouth College Commencement Address

Conan has some encouraging words for the 2011 Dartmouth College senior class on the day of their graduation. Visit for more Conan.

Watch the 2011 Dartmouth Commencement Ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m ET at

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First Lady Michelle Obama Commencement Speech at Spelman College May 2011

Our First Lady, Michelle Obama, gives a phenomenal speech to the 2011 graduating class of female students at the Black historical college–Spelman

Denzel Washington Commencement Address
U of Pennsylvania Class of 2011

Denzel Washington, internationally renowned actor and director, delivered the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s 255th Commencement on Monday, May 16. Washington is one of the nation’s preeminent performing artists, having achieved wide acclaim for his film, theatrical and television performances, as well as his accomplishments in film directing and television production. Washington has received the most distinguished accolades of his art, including two Academy Awards and a Tony Award. At Commencement, Washington received an honorary doctor of arts degree.

Tom Hanks Addresses the Yale Class of 2011

Tom Hanks, Academy Award-winning actor, writer and director, addresses the Yale College Class of 2011 during the traditional Class Day speech and offers the graduates insight and encouragement.

Lisa Kudrow Commencement Address 2010 Vassar

Lisa Kudrow ’85 delivers an address to the graduating class of 2010 at Vassar’s 146th commencement on May 23rd.