Robin Roberts Prepares for PSU Commencement

May 10th, 2005 by Adam

Robin Roberts, co-anchor for ABCNEWS’ Good Morning America, will challenge the class of 2005 to position themselves for success when she addresses the graduates at Plymouth State University’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m.

Roberts says her speech will be on “proximity is power; you have to position yourself for success.” She wants the students to think big, and dream big, but focus small to achieve their goals. Roberts will pose the question, “What is the one thing that I can do today to move me closer to my dream?”

Roberts says, “I want the graduating class to remember in 10 years, not what I said or what I did, but how I made them feel. Anything is possible, so put yourself out there and go for it. When I graduated I had no idea I would be working at ESPN 10 years later. Or that one day I would be working alongside Charlie Gibson and Diane Sawyer.”

PSU commencement will take place, weather permitting, on the Charles L. Currier Memorial Field behind the PE Center off Holderness Road. It is expected to last two hours. An unlimited number of guests are welcome and no tickets will be required.

Should the ceremony be moved indoors due to rain, it will be held in Foley Gymnasium at the PE Center. Seating is limited and tickets will be required. Each graduate received two tickets in advance. Additional family members can watch the ceremony from remote viewing locations at the Silver Cultural Arts Center and the Hartman Union Building. For more information visit online at