St. Leger, Vice President for Research and Science for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, urged the graduates to take an active role in their lives and the world around them.
“You can make a difference in your life, in your world, in the whole world, but you have to start by being involved today and every day,” she said. “Congratulations on your achievement — and may you have many, many more.”
Gibson, a former U.S. Congressman and current Visiting Professor of Leadership with Williams College, asked the graduates to take this time to “identify and clarify your values” and to live according to that vision.
“I know this is an anxious time. People are concerned about the state of the country,” he said. “Fear not. We will come through this. This is an incredible country with the world’s best people. We will come together, we will rally, and our best days will be in front of us — because I’ve got disruptors of change right here in front of me.”