Second Lady Delivers OCTC Commencement Speech

By Kayla Moody

Published 05/14 2014 12:39AM

Updated 05/14 2014 12:55AM

It was a special night for college graduates in Owensboro, with a very prominent keynote speaker. Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, delivered the commencement speech for Owensboro Community and Technical College. The event was held at RiverPark Center Tuesday evening.

The Second Lady of the United States said she felt "right at home" speaking to the OCTC graduates. Dr. Biden teaches English full-time at a community college near The White House. She noted the challenges many students face while earning their degrees.

"No matter how hard it got, and I know there have been hard times. Even if you lost faith in yourself, you picked yourself up and continued on your path. Maybe you took a chance, maybe you learned something new. Maybe you discovered you had a strength you never knew you had," said Dr. Biden.

She challenged the new graduates to lift up others, go to their strengths and never stop learning. The Second Lady personally handed each graduate his or her diploma, making an already special night all the more memorable.

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