I Love This Penn Stater’s Graduation Speech

June 18, 2014 at 11:56 am 2 comments

This morning I came across a speech that Bailey Sanders ’14 Med gave at the Penn State College of Medicine graduation ceremony in May. Her peers, the graduating med students, had chosen her to give the student commencement address, and I can see why. I have a fondness for public speakers who are articulate, animated, confident, and funny—and Bailey Sanders is all of those things. (She has the med school dean, Harold Paz, laughing from the start, and eventually she wins over President Eric Barron too.) Can’t wait to see what kind of physician she’ll turn out to be.

Her remarks are eight minutes long and well worth your time.

Tina Hay, editor

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  • 1. Kevin_Landon  |  June 18, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Tina, Thanks for sharing the best graduation speech that I have ever seen or heard! I am no fan of doctors but I am rooting for her to do great things. I have a soft spot for others who have a passion for the French language and culture since that is where my ancestors began their journeys before stopping in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales before hitting these shores. Also glad to know that Penn State still produces such people as this woman! Thanks again, Kevin

  • 2. Jo Prostko  |  June 22, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Years ago I heard Teddy Kennedy speak at my then-husband’s graduation from Tufts Medical School. I thought I’d heard the ultimate such speech. I was wrong. WE ARE!

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