Actor Anthony Mackie gives Lawrence University commencement speech

APPLETON – For the first time in four years, Lawrence University got to celebrate its graduating class Sunday on the Main Hall Green without pouring rain or a pandemic changing plans.

And not only were the almost 350 members of the class of 2022 and their loved ones able to gather together for the ceremonial day, but they were washed over with wise words from Lawrence faulty, their peers and a heroic commencement speaker.

Anthony Mackie, who portrays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, gave a commencement speech filled with stories about his own life and inspiration for each graduate to write their own stories from this point on.

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“No matter what field your degree is, you are an artist. You are a creator of thought and movements. You are the voice, eyes and ears of a generation. You will effect change,” he said. “You now have the credentials to dictate your path, not for it to be dictated to you. Your story will be full of twists and turns.”

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