Journalist Soledad O'Brien Gives Emerson College Commencement Address

Soledad O'Briend at Emerson College Commencement

(Courtesy of Emerson College)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Journalist Soledad O’Brien gave the commencement address at Emerson College’s graduation ceremony on Sunday.

“What will make you good at your jobs will be showing up and doing the work. And what will make you great at your jobs will to be doing all those things you will never credit for and you’ll never get paid for. To infuse every single day with humanity and authenticity and honesty and fearlessness and compassion, those things that we sometimes seem not to celebrate in people. But trust me that is what makes people great,” O’Brien said during her commencement speech.

O’Brien was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the ceremony. Honorary degrees were also given to historian Nell Irvin Painter, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, and Miami Dade College President Eduardo J. Padrón.

The ceremony was held at Boston Unversity’s Agganis Arena. Almost 300 graduates were there to get their degrees.

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