TROY, AL - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange urged Troy University graduates Friday to put their educations to work as good citizens of their communities, state and nation. Strange served as keynote speaker for the summer commencement ceremonies at Sartain Hall on the Troy Campus.
Approximately 250 students received diplomas from Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor.
Strange, who was elected attorney general in 2010, urged the graduates to fulfill the duties of citizenship by being informed voters, by supporting candidates they believe in and by offering themselves for service in public office.
“The right to vote is fundamental,” he said. “Over the last 200-plus years over 1 million Americans have died at home and abroad defending this most sacred right.