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Pictured is The Frankfort Station Assistant Editor Amanda Stoll during her college graduation in 2009. Photo Submitted
Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor
5:35 pm CDT May 22, 2018

A few weeks ago, I attended the convocation and graduation ceremonies at the University of Illinois in Urbana, and the graduation speaker they had at the main convocation ceremony really blew his speech out of the park.

Max Levchin, a 1997 graduate from U of I and co-founder of PayPal, spoke about taking risks and chasing your goals — something that really struck me, even as I squinted against the sun at the specks of hundreds of graduates sitting down on the football field.