CONSIDER THIS: The Future - - Jackson, MS


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This week I had the privilege of giving the commencement address to the graduating class at Southwest Mississippi Community College. I shared with the group that they are the future. They are going to impact whether Mississippi stays mired at the bottom or our state becomes an example of doing things right.

Consider This:

Unfortunately, many of the issues we deal with today are self-inflicted. It doesn’t have to be that way.

The millennial generation has a different perspective; they have grown up in a different time than the Baby Boomers and even the Gen Xers. They think more progressively and with the digital evolution they have had access to different opinions and viewpoints since birth.

As this generation finds its voice and takes a stand, the potential for Mississippi to be a better place, to be inclusive, to improve its image has never been better.

So whether you are graduating from High School or Community College, earning your Bachelor’s degree, Masters or Doctorate, we are counting on you. Today I challenge you to think differently. To think independently. Make your own path. Be bold. The future of our state and country depends on you. 

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