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Wyoming Governor To Amherst College Class of 2012: “Don’t Be Afraid to Try”

August 26, 2008
Caroline Jenkins Hanna
Director of Media Relations
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AMHERST, Mass.—“History is shaped by ordinary people doing ordinary things… So don’t be afraid to try and don’t be afraid to fail,” David Freudenthal, governor of the state of Wyoming and Amherst College alumnus, urged the members of the school’s Class of 2012, who packed Amherst’s Johnson Chapel the evening of Monday, Aug. 25.