Archie Griffin and Ken Lee in academic regalia

Archie Griffin and Ken Lee at a more recent Commencement when President Obama spoke.

The first Ohio State graduates of the post-Sept. 11 era will join an emotionally close but geographically far-reaching Buckeye family with branches that span across the globe, commencement speaker Ken Lee said in his Dec. 7 address to the┬ánewest OSU alumni. And with support from that network, Lee told those in attendance at the autumn ceremony, they have an opportunity and a responsibility to make a difference in this changed world in which we now live — especially when it comes to continuing to value diversity.