Must Watch: Jane Lynch’s Commencement Speech At Smith College

By: Julie Gerstein / May 21, 2012

Smith College turns out tons of smart, plucky, independent and driven women, so it’s no surprise that they chose actress Jane Lynch as their 2012 commencement speaker. Equally not surprising: Lynch gave one hell of a speech, offering up humor, wisdom and some trademark Jane Lynch charm. “Today is all about you,” she told the graduates, “but just a little bit about me.” She encouraged graduates to accept what was in front of them, and then to do something with it. “If life gives you lemons, grab it by the horns and drive — and yes, i just mixed three metaphors. Remember, I was a C-student.”