Kansas Governor Sam Brownback spoke at two commencement ceremonies at Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, August 11, 2012.
Morning and afternoon commencement events celebrated the achievements of 1393 students who had earned associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.
The title of Gov. Brownback's address was "Liberty, Responsibility: Keys to America's Future."
Brownback advised graduates to pursue their dreams not only for themselves, but for those whom they will serve by accomplishing the calling that God has put into their hearts.
"If you don't become a teacher, if you don't become a minister, if you don't become a doctor or nurse, somebody else gets hurt . . . they don't get the service of what you give. The reason you follow a dream is for somebody else. That's the way a good dream is," Brownback said.
Gov. Brownback also received an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from IWU, conferred by President Dr. Henry Smith and Chairman of the Board Carl Shepherd.