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Cords of Distinction Ceremony
Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony
Commencement Speaker Mark Shriver
Shriver is the senior vice president for strategic initiatives and senior advisor to the CEO of Save the Children U.S. Programs, which works to ensure a fair start for all kids in the United States, including the one-in-five living in poverty.
Shriver spoke on the theme of ‘Faith, Love and Hope in Action’ and contemplated how being “good” is more important than being “great” by today’s standards. His thoughts often returned to his father – Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., known as Sargent Shriver, who was a a driving force behind programs like the Peace Corps and Head Start. The younger Shriver’s 2012 best-selling book, A Good Man, provides a rich account of his father’s moral principles and faith.
“By inviting me to speak, someone who is striving to be ‘a pencil in God’s hand,’” Shriver said during his commencement address to the 2013 EMU graduates, “EMU has taught me – and I hope all of you – that what is truly important in life is to accept Jesus’ invitation to love and serve each other, to commit daily acts of hope and love. To be a good woman, maybe a good man. Good luck in your pursuit of goodness.” Read more…