Professor of Psychology Christopher Kilmartin spoke to an audience of more than 1,300 as the keynote speaker at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Psychology diploma ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 8. The ceremony honored psychology graduates from August through December.
In his speech, Kilmartin encouraged graduates to embrace the uncertainties of the future, while remaining confident in their abilities.
“Create the voice that says, ‘I hope this is the worst thing that ever happens to you.’ Learn from your disappointments, but learn that you can survive them,” he said.
Kilmartin received a master’s and a doctorate in counseling psychology from VCU.