Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
May 11, 2008
Betty Ray McCain, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources from 1993-2001:

McCain offered a list of “great expectations” for the graduates, including a charge to be caring and compassionate, to continue learning for a lifetime, and to have loyalty.

“I ask you to really believe in something, and work hard on it. Dare to change and to take necessary risks … be enthusiastic, have faith and have courage. Come forward with courage and lead this great nation.”