2012 commencement speeches
Salutes to the Class of 2012 came from business leaders, politicians and sports stars.
Vice President Joe Biden gave the commencement address May 26, 2012, to graduates of the United States Military Academy
At Carolina, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered advice that spelled out "Tar Heel" to members of the Class of 2012.
World problems can be solved by human ingenuity, Fareed Zakaria told Duke University graduates.
Former North Carolina State University quarterback Philip Rivers mixed football stories with advice about life on Saturday morning when he spoke to more than 5,200 graduates at PNC Arena.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to new graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Law Saturday.
Transcript of First lady Michelle Obama's remarks at North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University on Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Colleges and high schools throughout the Triangle and eastern North Carolina are celebrating graduations and new beginnings.