National Coverage of Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos’ Address to Ave Maria University Class of 2018


We were honored that Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, chose Ave Maria University to deliver her only Commencement speech for a graduating class of 2018. Her visit to our campus received national coverage. Visit the links below to read each article.

Time.com published the full transcript of Secretary DeVos’ prepared address in which she encouraged our students to “go for greatness.”

Additional articles published by TheWashingtonTimes.com and USAToday.com recognized Ave Maria University for greeting Secretary DeVos with a standing ovation.

Watch the video of President Towey’s eloquent introduction of Secretary DeVos and her full address to the graduating class of 2018.