Fiorina To SNHU Grads: 'Be Proud And Be Grateful'

May 9, 2015

Carly Fiorina speaks at Southern New Hampshire University commencement ceremonies at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, May 9, 2015.
Credit Courtesy Southern New Hampshire University

Work hard, give back and be grateful. Those are some of the suggestions Republican presidential Carly Fiorina has given new college graduates at the conclusion of her latest campaign trip through New Hampshire.

The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and 2010 Republican candidate for US Senate in California spoke at commencement ceremonies for Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday.

After outlining her personal story, she offered a number of lessons to graduates. These included remembering that America has an exceptional role in the world because it was founded with a core principle of individual opportunity.

“No other nation was founded on that idea, and in no other nation have so many things been so possible for so many. So be proud, and be grateful.”

The multi-day trip through New Hampshire also included a speech at an event by the New Hampshire High Technology Council. It was Fiorina’s first trip to the state after formally declaring herself a 2016 presidential candidate.