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Speaker tells SU grads to 'be prepared' when break happens - 12/13/2013 -

Southern University graduates were told at today's commencement program that it is important that they "be prepared when your break happens" no matter when it comes.

Deborah Augustine Elam, speaking to 566 graduates, said they should be prepared to move when job offers come and to be prepared to do the job. Elam, president of the GE Foundation and Chief Diversity Officer for GE, told the students "today is the day that your faith is rewarded."

Elam works at the GE Corporate Headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut, and leads efforts globally to bring GE employees closer to their communities while maintaining diversity and inclusiveness as an essential part of GE's competitive advantage.

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