ESTP/CEE graduate Bryan Lewis is 2014 CMU commencement student keynote speaker
News published in the CMU Piper:
Bryan Lewis Urges Classmates To Find Their “Chicken Soup”
A self-proclaimed “social engineer,” Bryan Lewis (E’13, ’14) aims to build a better future through renewable energy and by finding a greater purpose in his life.
The latter will be the focus of his speech — the first speech he’s ever written and delivered — at commencement as this year’s student speaker. He said his speech doesn’t have an official title, but he calls it “kind of like a ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul.’”
“By extending your hand and bringing someone along, helping them get to where they need to be, you can find a greater purpose in yourself,” said Lewis, who will be receiving his master’s degree in energy science, technology and policy after earning his bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and engineering and public policy a year ago.
“At the end of the day, the people who really are going to be remembered in this lifetime are the people who make those connections, the people who help to bring someone along. That leaves a legacy,” he said.
Lewis wants to encourage his fellow graduates to apply his message and pay it forward.
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