Commencement Speakers Urge Graduates To Be Good Stewards of the Earth, to Embrace Change

Jeff Chanton, professor of oceanography, hired hundreds of Florida State University graduates for a job he said would provide lifetime benefits, even if it is unpaid.
The job? To be good stewards of the earth.
“Today, we are crowding other species off the planet,” he said.
Chanton spoke to graduates during the first of two fall commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Donald L. Tucker Center. President John Thrasher presided over both ceremonies as the university awarded degrees to more than 2,600 students.