Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker delivered the keynote address at Boston University Academy’s Virtual Commencement, held Monday, May 18. In his remarks to the 47 graduates of the BUA Class of 2020, Governor Baker shared three pieces of advice:
“Stick with it. Be willing to adapt and change…And seek out great friends and great mentors. No one ever gets anywhere on their own. That…will help you become the person that you’re supposed to be, and will give you a chance to build on the opportunity that this school has provided you.”
Boston University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Jean Morrison also addressed the graduates and their families, remarking on the circumstances surrounding Virtual Commencement:
“Throughout history, each generation has its own set of defining experiences. These experiences can be challenging, and even heartbreaking. But they come to shape and define you — and the world — for years to come. Although none of us knows precisely what the future holds, we can be certain that this challenge, too, will pass.”
Nearly 300 individuals from nine countries across the globe — as far away as Saudi Arabia and South Africa — tuned in to the live webcast of the ceremony, which also included remarks by Interim Head of School Dr. Rosemary White, student addresses and Classics orations in Latin and Ancient Greek, and a performance by Polytropos, BUA’s men’s advanced chorus. View a complete recording of Virtual Commencement here.