A Successful Commencement Address!

Lauren Murphy, May 5th, 2019

Lauren and I (Colleen) delivered the commencement address for Fontbonne University on Monday May 6th at Chaeifitz Arena. Lauren practiced her speech several times each day for over 6 weeks. Her hard work paid off when she received a standing ovation by around 3,000 people. Team Murphy is so very proud of all of her hard work. There is a link to Fontbonne’s event cam below. Dr. Lauren Murphy comes in around the 36 minute mark. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/121728847


  1. Lauren and Colleen: I listened to your whole presentation with a lump in my throat. You are both amazing and I’m so proud of you! What role models you are for today’s grads. ♥️

  2. My daughter, also a Lauren, graduated from Fontbonne university that day, My family and I were in the audience. Your speech was truly inspirational and has really stayed with me. I am an RN, working in ICU at Boone hospital in Columbia MO. I have told my co-workers about you snd your mom. Great job Lauren!! Keep up the great work!

  3. Lauren is THE MOST AMAZING AND INSPIRING person I have ever seen!!!!!! When I am having a down day or get worried about things in my life, I think of Lauren and all she has been through and my mood quickly changes. And Colleen is also AMAZING! I can’t imagine as a mother myself everything you and your family have been through. All of your kids are so blessed to have you as their mother. Lauren, I’m sure every day has it’s struggles for you. But always remember that YOU CAN DO IT! You have already proven that! And although you don’t know me, you have been an inspiration to me and so many others and will continue to be!!!! Happy Mother’s Day to Colleen. Enjoy this day with your beautiful family!

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