Thank you, Yahvi, and thank you for getting my name correct. [Laughter.] To Chancellor Blank, Provost Scholz, members of the Board of Regents, distinguished faculty and staff, friends, family, and alumni; and most importantly, to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Class of 2022: I cannot tell you how pleased and honored I am to be here with you in Madison. Class of 2022 – congratulations! [Applause.]
You made it. This is it. This is what you all have been waiting and working for. You’re at commencement. You came from all across the country and around the world. There are over a hundred nationalities represented in your class. And now, no matter where you came from, whether it was down the street or across the ocean, you got through.
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