Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska) MA ‘96 received an honorary doctorate from Franciscan University at the 2011 commencement for graduate students. In his address, he exhorts the graduate students to use their education for the betterment of their community and nation. “Politics is downstream from the culture,” said Rep. Fortenberry, and the culture of death erodes our country since “the strength of a nation depends upon the strength of the family….Where do you want to live? What sort of community do you want to live in? Pray for that place, work for that place, fight for that place.”
Watch the full talk here: Master’s Program Commencement Address.