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Speakers offer encouragement, food for thought

About 750 spring graduates of Bellevue University and thousands of family members and friends heard two inspiring and informative remarks from Student Speaker Avery R. Tyler Sr. and Commencement Speaker Paul R. Hogan during June 2 commencement exercises. Brief introductions and video links to both speaker presentations are provided below. (Videos may require an easy Microsoft Silverlight Player download.

Tyler, a business intelligence analyst at Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, was a stand-out on the Bruin men’s basketball team as an undergraduate, Tyler received his B.S. in Business Administration degree in 2010, and a Master of Science in Management degree with an emphasis in Executive Coaching on June 2. To hear his remarks, titled, “The Journey: Overcoming Obstacles in Life,” click the link below.



Tyler Speech video


Hogan, Chairman and co-founder of Omaha-based Home Instead Senior Care, urged the graduates to enjoy the occasion and offered advice for a meaningful satisfying life. His advice, gleaned from a major survey of four generations of Americans, fell under three “F’s.” Finances, Faith, and Family.  He also recommended a fourth “bonus F,” Franchising, as “a great opportunity for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit.”

Hogan co-founded Home Instead with his wife Lori in 1994. To date, company franchises have provided services to more than 1,000,000 seniors. Home Instead is the largest senior care business of its kind in the world, with nearly 1,000 franchise offices employing 65,000 care givers throughout the U.S. and 15 additional countries.

Hogan speech video