Secretary Clinton With Latvian President Valdis Zatlers
Secretary Clinton at the Council of the Americas
Join Us On: Myspace - Facebook - Twitter
Clinton, however, who urged the hopeful grads to look at the global economic crisis not as an excuse, but as an opportunity to make the world a better place.
"This is your moment," Clinton said from a stage set up atop second base. "You have made it to the big leagues and you are up to bat."
The former first lady beseeched the 6,000 grads to become "citizen diplomats" in a world increasingly bound together by technology and common economic interests.
"My message to you today is this: be the special envoy of your ideals," Clinton said. "By creating your own networks, you can extend the power of governments to meet the needs of this and future generations."