By: Tola AdamsonDanville, VA - Many graduates in Danville celebrate the next chapter of their lives Saturday at Averett University's spring commencement. More than 300 graduates walked across the stage. The speaker was Averett graduate, Senator Phil Berger. He's currently President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina Senate. Berger graduated from Averett in 1980 and says he remembers feeling anxious about what his future had in store. Saturday, he shared advice to graduates that worked for him. "The advice I would have is take those tools that you've gained over the years and use them. Work hard," Senator Berger said. The oldest Averett graduate Saturday was 75 years young.
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