“On behalf of the University of Michigan School of Social Work students, faculty, and staff, I would like to invite you to be our keynote speaker for the Winter Commencement ceremony. This commencement honors all Master of Social Work degree candidates completing their program during the Fall semester.”
This was a speech I didn’t know I needed to give, until I was given the opportunity to give it.
Twenty eight years prior, my mother graduated from this very school, and my experiences during her time there are a big part of why I am a journalist. …
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