IU Student Inspires Crowd with Commencement Address

Published 05/21 2014 02:14PM

Updated 05/21 2014 02:18PM

An Indiana University student inspired the crowd and countless others with a commencement address that is now going viral.

Parker Mantell completed his address despite a stutter that he had mostly kept hidden from his fellow students during his years in college.

He talked in part about how IU gave him the courage to participate in internships and what he was able to accomplish while he was off campus.

"Despite my speech disorder, I answered thousands of phone calls in the office of Eric Cantor, the Majority Leader of the US House, I conducted tours of the Capitol on behalf of Marco Rubio, and made thousands of outreach calls for Chris Christie."

As for his career goals, Mantell said he wants to help people whether through politics or through law. 

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