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‘Embracing The Present’ Spurs Change, Peace Prize Winner Tells Class Of 2014

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Posted: April 28, 2014

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee addresses the 467 members of the graduating class at Eastern Mennonite University, along with hundreds of family, friends, faculty and staff, on Sunday. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
Professor Barry Hart (center) congratulates master’s degree graduate Bshara Nassar (left) of Palestine during the school’s 96th commencement.
The top of a graduate’s mortarboard leaves no doubt as to the future doctor’s next move.
Eastern Mennonite University graduates take a quick look at their reflection before heading to their seats for Sunday’s commencement ceremony.

HARRISONBURG — “Dare to be laughed at, mocked and scorned.”

A Nobel Peace Prize winner gave those words of advice to Eastern Mennonite University’s graduates Sunday afternoon.

Leymah Gbowee…

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