The 2014 Gettysburg College Commencement speech by Flora Darpino '83 was featured on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) May 30 along with other area colleges and universities' speakers.
Lieutenant General Flora Darpino, Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army, spoke to 660 graduates May 18 at Gettysburg College’s 179th Commencement Exercises, reinforcing that success takes courage and the acceptance that you might fail.
“There are two types of failure. There is the failure from trying and the failure from not trying. Much of our focus is on the failure from trying. This, I would submit, is not the failure that should give you angst. When you face failure after having tried, you gain from your efforts because if you learn from those missteps you will continue to grow. Failing is a reflection of your perseverance,” Darpino said.