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A Special Moment

– Suzanne Boyden This speech was given at Clarion University’s Freshman Convocation, 2019. Good afternoon, everyone.  I’m happy to have this opportunity to welcome our new students, and to say a few things on behalf of the faculty.  I have … Continue reading

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Get It Wrong

(This was the Freshman Convocation speech at Clarion University in August 2018.) – Leah Chambers When I was asked to provide some words of wisdom at today’s convocation ceremony, I had no idea what I was going to say—nor what … Continue reading

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Be Patient, But Take Risks

(This was the Freshman Convocation speech at Clarion University in August 2015.) — Suzie Boyden Good evening everyone, and welcome to our freshmen. It is my honor tonight to represent my esteemed faculty colleagues in providing a few words of wisdom, … Continue reading

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