C-SPAN founder tells graduates to pursue what they love
“Make sure that your stomach doesn’t hurt.”
And if it does, do something else.
The advice to graduates at the University of South Carolina commencement ceremony Friday (May 8) came from C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb, who arrived at law school only to find that the career path that his father had wanted for him didn’t feel right.
The clue? His stomach hurt.
“I didn’t want to be there,” said Lamb, who was awarded an honorary doctorate of humanities during the ceremony.
Speaking to graduates at the first of three commencement ceremonies for recipients of bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Lamb said he lasted only three days in law school. After his stomach ache , he joined the Navy, then worked in Washington, D.C., and ultimately founded C-SPAN.
“Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks,” he said. “If you don’t want to do it, it will show.”
Brandi Richi of Fort Mill, graduating summa cum laude from the College of Nursing, gathered with friends to celebrate the day.