Video from My Moses Brown Commencement Address

Last week I had the honor of giving the commencement address for the graduating class at Moses Brown. I am incredibly thankful for having gone to school at Moses Brown for thirteen years. The school’s faculty and staff were there for me and my family during the worst of times, and really had an huge impact on me both professionally and personally. Here is the video of the speech.

Moses Brown Commencement Address


Here is an excerpt from the speech:

“When you choose to face your fears. When you choose to aim high — to solve problems you may not think you are capable of solving, and immerse yourself and work relentlessly to get there. Regardless of whether you hit your exact goal, you’ll end up higher than where you are now… Choose to be different, choose to aim high, and choose to be fearless. In the end it’s all about the choice we make every day: to either let life happen to you, or to make life happen.




  1. Sandy Scott Mraz says:

    Wiley, This is a wonderful speech! Makes your old first grade teacher proud! I have many fond memories of you as a much younger, but inspiring boy at MB. Matthew Hill and I always knew you would do great things, Thanks for proving us right!!
    Sandy Scott Mraz

  2. It is soooo great to hear from you, and thank you so much for the kind words!

    • Sandy Scott Mraz says:

      Any words of advice for a recent graduate (my son) trying to get his first job in the business world….

  3. You stole my line! 🙂

    Countless clicks ago, when I accepted the Freedoms Foundation’s Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education, I said, “I accept this award on behalf of all educators, who choose to climb the hill, walk the edge, shoot for the stars – refusing to settle for a handful of dirt.”

    All the best, Par

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