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|A man appointed to a newly-created office under the Obama Administration gave the Class of 2010 at Monmouth College an important, but potentially positive, charge as they enter the working world.
Doctor Roger Beachy is the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and gave the commencement address at Monmouth College Sunday. Beachy is a biotechnology expert who says more ways need to be developed to grow more food, but use less natural resources.
And while his talk discussed some of that, Beachy's bigger message was to simply do what he's done all his life.
"What gets you there is your love for what you do," Beachy said. "And that opportunity to take that knowledge that you have, and the skills that you have as a person, as a communicator, or as an engineer, gets you to places that, with the dedication that you will have as graduates of Monmouth, to find your way of serving humanity."
Beachy encouraged the 277 graduates of Monmouth College to find some time in their lives to commit to public service.
He says the graduates of Monmouth College will be responsible for helping find solutions to the next generation's problems.
You can hear all of Doctor Beachy's commencement address by CLICKING HERE (mp3 format, approximately 13 minutes).
(Dr. Roger Beachy, center, walks in the processional at the beginning of Sunday's Monmouth College Commencement Ceremony.)
(Dr. Roger Beachy, center, receives an honor Doctor of Humane Letters from Monmouth College President Dr. Maury Ditzler, right, on Sunday. WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
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