Go Big Grad: Huskers share excitement during virtual celebration

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Go Big Grad: Huskers share excitement during virtual celebration

Fall 2020 commencement exercises will be held virtually on Dec. 19. Learn more at https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/university-to-grant-about-1400-degrees-dec-19/.
Craig Chandler | University Communication

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln conferred 1,404 degrees to students during “Go Big Grad: A Graduation Celebration” at 9 a.m. Dec. 19.

The celebration featured a recorded phone conversation between Chancellor Ronnie Green and billionaire investor, philanthropist and Husker alumnus Warren Buffett. Buffett, who rarely grants interviews, gave graduates advice on finding the right career, becoming lifelong learners and achieving meaningful success.

Members of the Husker community took to social media to react to Buffett’s words of wisdom:

A full summary of Buffett’s remarks is available on the Nebraska Today website.

Parents, professors and new graduates also used the hashtag #GoBigGrad to share their excitement during the ceremony on Saturday:

One of the best things to happen for the Spargos in 2020 was the graduation of Ben Spargo from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln! Ben graduated with a degree in actuarial science and will begin his new job with Actuarial Resources Corporation in Overland Park, KS at the beginning of January. We couldn’t be more proud, and his virtual graduation was so much fun. #GoBigGrad #GoBigRed Ben Spargo Darryl SpargoBrian Spargo Drew Spargo Sarah Spargo Ann Tettambel

Posted by Sue Tettambel Spargo on Saturday, December 19, 2020

To view more graduate stories and hear Buffett's remarks in full, visit Nebraska's commencement website.

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