Hi! How are you all doing? Are you sure?
Well, let me just tell you, it is beyond a pleasure and an honor to be here with all of you today.
I want to start by thanking President Krislov for that very kind introduction,
as well as all of the trustees, the faculty, the staff here at Oberlin.
I also want to tell you how proud and how moved I am to receive this honorary degree from this particular school
the first college in America to officially embrace the admission of black students,
and the first co-ed school to grant bachelor's degrees to women.
I should be here today.
Oberlin is likely the only college in America that I could have attended nearly two centuries ago,
and I am honored to be part of the extraordinary legacy of this great institution.
I also want to take a moment on this Memorial Day to pay tribute to all of the brave men and women
who have sacrificed their lives so that we could sit here today,
at peace, with rights and freedoms that others around the world can only dream of.
I am so proud to honor these American heroes today -- and every day -- for their extraordinary service to our nation.
And I'm also a little giddy to be joined on stage by another one of my heroes, Marian Wright Edelman.
Her moral leadership on behalf of children in this country has inspired me throughout my career,
as well as my husband, the President of the United States.
And, graduates, I think we should give another shout-out to your families, of course, all the families.
These are the folks who pushed you and supported you.
They answered your late-night phone calls even when you were just calling for money.
So on behalf of your students, I just want to show you all some love today, as well.
Thank you for creating these fabulous individuals. Well done.