Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks calls Wright State’s Class of 2020 ‘the chosen ones’
Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks paid a personal tribute to Wright State University’s graduating Class of 2020, calling them “the chosen ones” as they make their way through the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hanks delivered a five-minute video message that was played May 2 during a virtual ceremony for students graduating from the university’s Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures. In the video, Hanks said the students have been “chosen” in many ways, including because of their ability to overcome the challenges of the times.
“You are the chosen ones because of a fate unimagined when you began your Wright State adventures,” said Hanks. “You started in the olden times, in a world back before the Great Pandemic of 2020. You will talk of those earlier years in your lives in just that way.”
Hanks said the students are finishing their Wright State careers during “the great reset, the great reboot.”
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