Twins President Gives Commencement AddressAround 700 University of North Dakota graduates got some advice today from the president of the Minnesota Twins.
By: Casey Wonnenberg, WDAZ
Around 700 University of North Dakota graduates got some advice today from the president of the Minnesota Twins. Dave St. Peter gave the commencement address at UND's graduation ceremony. St. Peter says the main message he wanted to get across to students is that anything is possible; you just have to work hard and aim high.
St. Peter says, “Reach high, don't settle, and don't put limits on what you can achieve.”
St. Peter graduated from UND 20 years ago. Today he was the university's commencement speaker.
“The education gives these students every opportunity to compete, to roll up their sleeves and make things happen,” says St. Peter.
Susan Swanson, who graduated today, says, “I graduated from high school with him many years ago. I think he's a great guy and a great speech-very inspirational.”
Vishnu Reddy, who also graduated, says, "It's very basic, simple things in life we forget in our rat race to achieve things. You know to be honest, to be humble.
Humbling...that's what St. Peter describes as his opportunity to be commencement speaker today. He hopes he was able to show the now UND alums that you can do anything you want with a degree from the university.
“The education gives these students every opportunity to compete on a global marketplace, but it's up to them ultimately to go out and compete…to roll up their sleeves and make things happen,” says St. Peter.
St. Peter graduated from UND in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and was named the fourth president of the Minnesota Twins in 2002.