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Michelle Obama: Commencement Speech at GWU!

Michelle Obama: Commencement Speech at GWU!

Michelle Obama receives an honorary doctorate in Public Service after giving the 2010 George Washington University commencement speech at the National Mall on Sunday (May 16) in Washington, D.C.

The 46-year-old First Lady challenged GWU graduates, asking, “I have one more request to make of you, one more challenge. Keep going. Keep giving. Keep engaging.”

“So many of today’s challenges are borderless, from the economy to terrorism, to climate change … you are uniquely equipped to solve those challenges,” Michelle shared. “Now I’m not a president. I’m just a citizen. But as a citizen I’m asking you as graduates of this global institution to seize those responsibilities gladly. I’m asking you to play your part.”

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Credit: Kris Connor; Photos: Getty
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  • bikini

    Michelle makes me so proud to be a black woman today. She also inspires my two teenage daughters to strive to achieve their dreams and she is utterly gorgeous as well. I think she is the most wonderful woman.

  • cece

    great speech

  • Dickie

    Since when does RuPaul give graduation speeches?

  • ?

    She’s cool i like her.

    Hey Jared, where is the thread of Dior Darling cause i see pictures of the event but there is no thread , the pictures are mixed with an old thread.

  • happy girl

    Great woman. Nice to see an educated, smart, accomplished woman as First Lady. Princeton and Harvard grad, lawyer, mom, etc. Awesome! Michelle is an inspiration for all young girls to become great professional women!

  • feedback

    Michelle is the perfect example of the phrase ” Behind every great man there is a great woman”. She has tenacity, fortitude, courage, conviction and intelligence, not to mention she’s also very attractive.

  • LenaK

    That’s my school!!! YAY!!! So proud to have her visit us, she’s an amazing woman!!!!!!!

  • Dasiy Duck

    Excellent role model and First Lady!

  • Al

    Love her!

  • kelsey

    I love her!

  • awesome

    love her! Smart, warm, wonderful, stylish FLOTUS.

  • lylian

    Michelle Obama is a great role model. For women, for minorities.
    One thing I do envy her for though is for having a mother she could ask to help her raise her children. There are mothers you just wouldn’t ask and there are mothers you just couldn’t ask. But it’s a lucky woman who would and could ask her mother to help her raise her kids.

  • Bob

    I love her so much! She’s fabulous. She just needs to dump that cheating idiot of a husband of hers.

  • MollyMakeout

    love her

  • MollyMakeout

    @Bob: oops i liked your comment before i read the second part…to which i grant a “…wtf?”

  • Emily

    I’m so impressed that she graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Wow that’s awesome. I see why so many people are jealous of her and the President and want to start nasty lies about them. Jealous creatures will never accomplish anything as great as Michelle.
    The Obama’s are a great family and we are very lucky to have them in the white House.

  • dpra

    I am so sick of this woman!!! She is on every magazine cover and I asm sick of her. She is one angry, ugly beast. Stop. enough already!!

  • Pat

    I am not jealous by any means. I don’t even live in the States but from where i sit that jerk she married is setting the USA back to where they will never be able to pay their debt off. A nation that he made sure asap in office he couldn’t spend the money fast enough.
    Nobody seems to know what it was all spent on either.
    When you think about it how can anyone know when they never got to read the bill before it was passed. That’s a first and for the USA’s
    stability hopefully it will be the last.

    Who is going to pay back the trillions of dollars he squanderd. Your grandchildren? Or your grandchildrens children. What a shame! BTW I am a black women so don’t start with the racist crap.

    And now Mr.Prez is going to lend Greese a bundle of loot. HUH??
    if the country is broke where is that money coming from?
    It has been made crystal clear China is tired of lending USA money and they have been warned by them in an embarassing situation for Hilary Clinton but it doesn’t stop the rediculouse spending. I love the USA and hate seing what is happening to this wonderful counrty today.
    JMO But i was hoping for the very best for USA . I always will but financially the country is in the poor house with no way out.
    Obama can walk away in 4 yrs and once again it gets dumped in somebody elses hands but none of them so far has done the financial damage this one has.
    What a mess!

  • missy

    You got punked with that manly looking female. Her big ass preaching about healthy eating is a freaking joke.

  • Fleeced

    Oh come on, Admit it she looks like a baboon. How about when she walks in the long gowns she carries the back of it like it is sticking up her rump roast arse. Nothing= Zilch special about her looks.

  • christopher

    Barri dating Vera or Vern? He’s practically a girl and she-he woman/man.

  • laverdadduele

    Michelle Obama is one ugly First Lady. Her teeth and mouth are horrible! She can’t even close her lips all the way because of her huge forwardly jutting teeth! Have not seen such ugly since The Clintons!

  • http://jadorevero Vero

    Lol thats my school! Great speech and she is beautiful and so intelligent! Im so happy she spoke for the class of 2010!

  • ROC

    For all you ignorant idiots out there. In case you didn’t know, I’ll share this with you. Mrs. Obama [the highly educated Harvard grad] didn’t even know that Africa [her partial ancestor's land] was a continent. I say partial because she hasn’t shared with ‘YALL’ that her grandfather was a [full] WHITE MAN.

    So don’t write stupid crap about how wonderfully educated and beautiful she is because that is [very] far from the truth. And that’s not hating, that reality.

  • Toya

    Michelle has haterzzz!!! Im cheering for you Mrs. Obama, you gave a wonderful speech.. im moved. :)

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