Of Commencements … and Things

It was a weekend of commencements in Boston and throughout the nation – a weekend for parents, friends, relatives and for all those connected with universities and colleges to celebrate the newest batch of graduates.

Beacon Hill shared two notable direct connections with commencements the past weekend.

Alan Solomont, ambassador of the United States to Spain and Andorra, told Suffolk University graduates that “the world-now more than ever – is a small place with big problems,” but that global issues offer them “a fantastic opportunity.”

Governor Deval Patrick, who spends almost as much of his time seated in his office inside Bulfinch’s masterpiece at the top of the Hill, celebrated the graduation of his daughter Katherine from Smith College where Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Glee actress Jane Lynch was the speaker at Smith’s 134th commencement ceremony.

Lynch delivered a rousing speech to the graduates speaking about her own road to a degree juxtaposing that against the possibilities for the exceptional women before her calling the Smith experience transformative.

“You are ubber confident and shockingly entitled,” she joked with the graduates.

“Don’t blow through this day… take a breath…take what is right in front of you and enjoy it for the moment…today is all about you,” Lynch said. “And just a little about me…” she added.

Our best wishes to all those Beacon Hill residents who received a degree and who celebrated the graduation of their child from college.

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