Author, philanthropist, speaker, diversity champion, and Boston College trustee Steve Pemberton, '89, H'15, whose best-selling memoir A Chance in the World was shared reading for the Class of 2020 during the summer before their arrival at the University, addressed the class at their First Year Academic Convocation on September 8, 2016.

Today, he shared a video message of congratulations to members of the class, who are separated from campus due to the coronavirus pandemic, on what would have been their Commencement day.