Undergraduate Student, Bachelors Degree Candidate in Political Science
Student Commencement Remarks at Binghamton University, 2009
“You don’t receive respect, you earn it and you aren’t given opportunity, you fight for it.”
Excerpts from the Commentary on YouTube:
The Binghamton University Events Center was filled with laughter provided by undergraduate Anthony Corvino, a bachelor’s degree candidate in political science, chosen to deliver the undergraduate student commencement remarks.
Corvino championed the “average” individuals out there, who aren’t often in the limelight, unlike their genius fellow students. The political science major thanked his “average” mom for always sending him a package of Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids on Halloween, and he proclaimed his opinion that Wikipedia is the greatest innovation ever. He then urged fellow graduates to thank those who helped them get to this point in their life.
He also told his compatriots that while they may be “average,” that doesn’t mean they can’t have an effect on the world and others.
Corvino will remain at Binghamton to pursue his master’s degree in elementary education. He has performed with the Dickinson Community Players and in Bard in the Yard and is currently the president of the Roller Hockey Club.