First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at EKU Graduation

May 13, 2013

The First Lady urged  the students at Eastern Kentucky University to apply the same resilience and hard work in school to their lives beyond campus and to seek out people with different beliefs.

Mrs. Obama paid tribute to more than 600 graduates Saturday night in a commencement ceremony at the school. She received a warm welcome from several thousand attending the ceremony at the campus arena in Richmond. She said that the work ethic and resilience that got the students to graduation day will serve them well as they face life's ups and downs.

She also urged then to reach out to people who have opposing political views, saying that people "get stuck in their ways" if they only talk to people who think like they do.