House Speaker Mike Hubbard will deliver the commencement address at Troy University's graduation ceremony Friday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place at Sartain Hall, which is the University's sports arena.
Speaker Hubbard will challenge graduates to pursue their professional careers with confidence and help distinguish their generation as among Alabama's greatest. The following is an excerpt from his prepared remarks:
"In this, Troy's 125th year, you more than ever embody the mission of this institution: educate the mind to think, the heart to feel and the body to act.
"We use many different units of measurement in everyday life. We measure water in gallons or ounces. We measure our weight in pounds. We measure football plays in yards. You may not know that when the weight of gold is measured, we use units of 'troy.' I find that a fitting comparison to this University. Many who came before you have given this institution a golden reputation. And if, like the precious metal, we measure the impact of this university in 'troy,' the bar for you has been set very high indeed.
"It's up to you to meet and exceed that bar and be a shining ambassador for Troy throughout this state, this country and beyond. So make us proud. Go confidently forward and help make your generation of Alabamians our greatest yet."
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