Make a good life, not just a good living, keynote speaker Johnnetta Cole urges
Surrounded by the bright glow of joyful friends, family and the Wheaton community on a rainy Saturday in May, 391 seniors celebrated the culmination of their journeys here during the college’s 179th Commencement ceremony.
As they prepared to go out into the world, keynote speaker Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., offered students valuable advice about living abundantly.
“Some of you will leave Wheaton and go to various post-baccalaureate institutions. Some of you have already secured a place in the workforce. And yes, because of the state of the economy in our country, some of you are still perhaps looking for a job,” said Cole, a scholar, author, and activist for social and economic justice. “Whatever is your situation, let it be your goal to not only make a good living but to live a good life.” [Read more...]