When I was asked to speak at your commencement, my first thought was WOW! What an honor! And I also realized, I get to visit Greece — a place that I have always wanted to see, said Richard V. Hurley, who will be inaugurated Sept. 30 as president of the University of Mary Washington, one of two public liberal arts schools in the Washington region (adapted from his commencement remarks at American Community Schools of Athens, Greece, earlier this year, by the Washington Post). Then . . . my more serious side took over and I wondered: How can I deliver a meaningful speech that will be memorable to each of you and leave you with some information and tools that will truly serve you in your journey through life? So, I decided first to share my life story with you…

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