RIPR News
9:05 am
Mon May 2, 2011

Curt Shilling gives keynote address

PROVIDENCE, RI – Red Sox pitcher turned entrepreneur Curt Schilling was the keynote speaker at the New England Institute of Technology's graduation ceremony.

When given a choice between what is easy and what is hard, do what is most challenging. That was the advice former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling gave to 13-hundred New England Tech graduates yesterday at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

"You're walking out into a world with no shortage of people telling you what you can't do, what you won't do, what's impossible to do," says Shilling. "And I would challenge you at every turn to take the road less travelled, the harder path. Because those are the challenges that will define you in the end."

Schilling urged the graduates to live by these words: "What you do in life for yourself dies with you. What you do for others lives forever."

Schilling told the graduates he speaks at just one commencement ceremony a year.

And this year he chose New England Tech.