Will Keim Selected As Commencement Speaker

April 13th, 2002 by Adam

Lecturer Will Keim, Ph.D. will advise graduates on how to make the transition to post college life at Plymouth State College’s undergraduate commencement on Saturday, May 18.

Taking cues from his book, “Life After College: Lessons for Students in Transition”, Keim is expected to deliver a thought-provoking, yet entertaining speech. “Will Keim was the clear choice for us,” says Brigid McCarthy, PSC senior class president. “When we watched a video of Will he entertained us, and had a good message. We thought he would make a great commencement speaker.”

Keim says it is his goal to deliver a speech precise in detail, persuasive in appeal and passionate in delivery. “I want to impact the lives of the graduates and audience members in a positive way,” says Keim. “It is my hope to challenge them, make them think and offer them a chance to laugh and reflect.”

Keim was also the speaker at orientation when the class of 2002 were first-year students. “Several of the students remembered him and are excited that someone who came in with us, is going out with us too,” says McCarthy.

Keim has lectured to over 2,000,000 students from 1,000 campuses in the United States, Canada, Australia, Greece and Malaysia. As an educator, residence hall director, educational program coordinator and campus minister, Keim understands students and the major issues facing them. He has written several books in addition to “Life After College”, including “The Truth About College: 50 Lessons for Parents Before They Start Writing Checks”, “The Education of Character: Lessons for Beginners” and “Welcome to the Time of Your Life: An Orientation to Life in College and Beyond”.

PSC undergraduate commencement begins at 10 a.m. on May 18. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at Currier Memorial Field.