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‘Don’t go! It’s a jungle out there! Stay in school!’

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For your reading pleasure: A commencement speech I delivered Saturday night.

Good evening, everyone, and especially our graduates. Your families, your friends and your faculty are very, very proud of you.

I’m going to quote today that late, great American philosopher — Rodney Dangerfield. You may remember his role as “big & tall” wardrobe king Thornton Melon in that 1986 classic film, Back To School.

At the film’s end, Melon addresses the graduating class of Grand Lakes University. This is what he says:
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Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

December 14, 2008 at 2:21 pm

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