Gov. Murphy Encourages Stockton University's Class of 2018 to Embrace Failure While Pursuing Goals

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

Governor Phil Murphy was in Atlantic City to offer words of encouragement to the future of New Jersey.

On Friday, May 11th, Murphy delivered the commencement speech at Atlantic City's Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall to the 2018 graduating class of Stockton University.

During his speech, Murphy spoke to the students about the role they play in the future of New Jersey and gave them a bit of advice to help them succeed as they begin the next chapter of their lives.

"Don't be afraid to fail," said Murphy. "In fact embrace the possibility that you will as you push to achieve your goals.

"It's the only way you will get over that fear [and] it's the only way that you will ever learn all about the stuff of which you are made."

This was the second year that Stockton University held its commencement ceremony at Boardwalk Hall.

This year's ceremony was filled with more than 1,800 graduates and more than 10,000 guests in attendance.

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