Orchestra mainstay channels J.R.R. Tolkien in lighthearted, sage convocation address
William Eddins advises graduands to ask "What would Bilbo do?" when faced with the fear of the unknown.
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“Be like Bilbo. Have the courage to face the unknown. Do not settle for the sedentary life. Challenge yourself and be willing to endure discomfort for the greater good. If you find a golden ring, pick it up. If your job is later to destroy that ring, then embrace your job. Keep your eyes on the prize.” —William Eddins
Watch the ceremony
(Honorary degree conferral begins at 37-minute mark)