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Antioch New England graduation speaker celebrates service

Union Leader, Manchester, New Hampshire

Peace Corps acting director Carrie Hessler-Radelet encouraged Antioch University New England graduates to cultivate relationships, explore the world, and find a way to serve, in her keynote speech at Antioch’s commencement ceremony Saturday.

She shared stories of returned Peace Corps volunteers now receiving graduate degrees, and highlighted the value of service as a training ground and launching pad for a 21st-century career.

Hessler-Radelet also compared Antioch to the Peace Corps, saying they are both dedicated to igniting global change by translating knowledge and understanding into action that makes a difference in the world.

She urged graduates to continue hands-on learning and seeking answers for themselves.

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