Danville,VA-- Averett University in Danville had their Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday.
A total of 309 students graduated with Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Their speaker was Averett University alumni Margaret Lewis.
Lewis has been the president of the Hospital Corporation of America, Capital Division, since 2006. During her speech she talked about four lessons she's learned throughout her career.
"Whatever their career aspirations are or their dreams are, if they are resilient enough, they can make them happen, but it's up to them," said Lewis. "I hope that they embrace the next chapter in their life to the fullest."
Seven graduates in the graduate and undergraduate programs also received academic and citizenship awards.