Premier Speaks At GW University Graduation

May 20, 2018

Premier David Burt recently served as the keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony at George Washington University in Washington, D.C, telling the graduates of his alma mater to “stay true to their paths as they make the move from ‘academia to execution’ and apply their new knowledge in their careers.”

A report in the school’s student newspaper said, “Master’s and doctoral graduates gathered in the Smith Center Friday to receive their degrees at the School of Business Master’s and Doctoral Programs Celebration.

“Keynote speaker David Burt, premier of Bermuda, began his speech with a joke that giving a politician more than 15 minutes to speak is ‘asking for trouble.’

“Burt, a two-time GW alumnus, encouraged students to stay true to their paths as they make the move from ‘academia to execution’ and apply their new knowledge in their careers.

David Burt In Smith Center may 19

“It will take more than your academic achievements to win the hearts and minds of people,” Premier Burt said.

“He concluded by asking the Class of 2018 to be courageous, innovative and challenge the status quo even in tough times.

“When the glow of today is dimmed, consider your path,” he said. “What will you do with what you have learned? How will you make your choices and skills meet your passion and impact your communities?”

According to the Parliament website, Premier Burt is a graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Information Systems.

He was awarded The George Washington University Presidential Administrative Fellowship and received his Master’s of Science degree in Information Systems Development in 2003.

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  1. puzzled says:

    So how long he speak.

    • drunken ursula says:

      did better than more Nandi can musta up…

  2. Very good.

  3. WSP says:

    Seems like Burt is away everty weekend now,must be nice when someone else pays for it .

  4. Question says:

    So how many jobs did this create for us?

  5. simple says:

    this guy likes an airplane

  6. Exhausted says:

    You naysayers exhaust me. Nothing the Premier of Bermuda does is good enough for you. Always complaining and refusing to give credit where credit is due. Premier Burt is highly intelligent and a credit to Bermuda and will lead his country admirably. Peace be upon him.

  7. Wonderful, Burt.
    Nothing like this from that former Premier.
    Proud of you, Premier Burt.