McCullough Urges Graduates to ‘Keep Learning, Cultivate Curiosity’
St. John Fisher College held its 59th Commencement on Saturday, May 11, welcoming over 1,100 graduates into the alumni family. David McCullough, Pulitzer-prize-winning author and historian, delivered an inspiring keynote speech to the graduates, encouraging them to read, write, and continue learning.
McCullough addressed the graduates after accepting an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from Dr. Donald Bain, President.
“If you want to write well, read. Read all the time. Read, read, read,” McCullough told the graduates. “Learn to ask questions, cultivate curiosity. It's amazing how much you will learn.”
He also urged the class to continue to show gratitude to those who have helped them, and continue their enthusiasm. His advice? If they are ever feeling down, get moving and do something.
“Try not to sit and tap your foot. If the point is to dance, then get up and dance,” he said. “I love your generation. I love your good looks. And in the words of Jonathan Swift, ‘May you live all the days of your lives.’”
Latest College News Stories
- Martínez-Hernández, Rovira-Figueroa, and Eaton presented at STANYS Conference
- Alumna Releases Romance Novel
- Student Athlete Advisory Committee Host Olympics for Wilson Foundation Academy
- Alumna Named President of Roberts Communications
- Alumna Shares Journey with Cushing’s Disease with Nursing Students
- Rhone Attends BGS Student Leadership Fall Forum
- Staff Recognition Program Seeking Nominations
- St. John Fisher College’s 12th Justinian Medal Presented to Michael R. Law, Esq. ’69
- Students Receive Dante Scholarship from Italian Women’s Civic Club
- Madigan to Serve as Guest Lecturer for December First Friday Lecture
- Investment Club Travels to New York City
- Student Athletes “Scare Away Brain Cancer” in Honor of Teammate
- Veterans Affairs Club, President Bain Host Veterans Day Celebration
- St. John Fisher College to Celebrate 12th Annual Philosophy Day
- St. John Fisher College and Herkimer College Announce 2+2 Partnership Agreement