Ringing College and Art and Design

May 4, 2013 

Ringling College of Art and Design

Number of graduates: 403

Speakers: Ringling President Larry R. Johnson; student address, Tyrell Dion Waiters; commencement address, Marc Anthony

Shining moment: Ringling graduate Tyrell Dion Waiters, who graduated from Bayshore High School in 2007, stepped forward to give the 2013 Ringling commencement student address after a glowing introduction from Ringling President Larry Johnson.

Best quote: Commencement speaker Marc Anthony: "I had a speech impediment when I was a child. I had a terrible stutter ... Singing taught me how to focus, how to concentrate... I turned my disability into my strength. That's the power of art. That's what art can do for you."

Interesting sight: Students each came in waving a little flag representing their home countries.

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