John Kelly, 94, a retired postal worker, finally graduated from college 26 years after first enrolling in classes. Kelly, a widower, who earned his bachelor’s degree from the StateUniversity of New York at Brockport, joked, “I started a long time ago, about the dawn of history. I took it one course at a time. IRead more..
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Highlights of 2000’s commencement speeches, made by Irish America’s best and brightest. ℘℘℘ Seamus Heaney at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia “You stand at a boundary. Behind you is your natural habitat, as it were, the ground of your creaturely being, the old haunts where you were nurtured; in front of you is a lessRead more..
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was invited to give the commencement address, and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Massachusetts –Lowell, in May. Adams told the 1,700 graduates and roughly 6,500 people in attendance that “One person in this class of 2000 can make a difference for humanity, for his country, forRead more..