TISHOMINGO, OK - Governor Mary Fallin stopped in southern Oklahoma this evening with some words of wisdom to graduates of Murray state college.
Governor Fallin addressed more than 250 graduates of Murray State College and their families today.
It's one of the largest graduating classes in the school's history.
She shared some of her experiences and advice about how to accomplish their goals.
"You have your whole lives ahead of you but today is not the ending, today is just the beginning. Today is a new chapter in your life," said Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma.
Governor Fallin told the crowd of hundreds that they should celebrate the achievements of all these graduates.
She said although she grew up in a small town, she always dreamed big and encouraged them to do the same.
She also took a lot of risks, never gave up and ignored anyone who said she was not capable.
One parent says she appreciates Governor Fallin taking the time out to speak to the graduates.
"I think it's really great because most of the time the people don't have the time or put the effort for the smaller schools. So I admire her for that very much," said Sue Daniel, parent of a graduate.
Governor Fallin has worked hard to keep college graduates in her state.
She launched an initiative to increase the number of college graduates and career certificate holders in Oklahoma to help the state attract and retain jobs.