Gov. Mike DeWine addresses Miami University in digital graduation message

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine delivered a virtual commencement address to Miami University graduates for their online graduation ceremonies. He was originally scheduled to speak in person, but the ceremony was moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Each of you graduating today has such great opportunities ahead to be bold and take some chances on life. Along the way, you will face tough, life-changing decisions. You will face disappointments and challenges and losses. But when you do, know that -- sometimes -- the best is yet to come,” he said.

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"We will come out of this. We will be stronger. Our scientists and our business people -- and among them now many of today’s graduates -- will be the ones to find new treatments and a vaccine and innovative and creative economic solutions,” DeWine said.

He congratulated the graduates and their families for their achievement and shared his and First Lady Fran DeWine’s story of their time at Miami University, of which they are both graduates.

Three of the DeWine’s grandsons are 2020 graduates of Miami University. Four of their children and one son-in-law are also Miami University Graduates. Next year, their granddaughter and grandson will be attending the university.

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