‘Sunday Sit-down: Jon Favreau’

Telegram & Gazette

May 19th, 2014 by 

In this week’s ‘Sunday Sit-down,’ Jon Favreau, a 2003 College of the Holy Cross alumnus and former director of speechwriting for President Obama, spoke with the Telegram and Gazette about his upcoming commencement address at the College. Favreau currently resides in Washington, D.C. and continues to work in the speechwriting business with his company, Fenway Strategies, as well as write for the Daily Beast. As he prepares to return to Fitton Field, Favreau recalls his own address as a student in 2003, when Chris Matthews ’67 delivered the commencement address, acknowledging these speeches as “a  time when we can be unabashedly hopeful and give inspiring advice.” Favreau attests much of his own inspirational while on the hill to his professors.

“I say this everywhere I go. I really would not be where am I today without the professors of Holy Cross,” says Favreau. “The benefit of going to such a small school is that I did not just learn from these professors in the classroom. I went to their office hours and got to know a lot of them really well. I think the professor I still think about the most was Professor Stephanie Yuhl, a history professor there. She actually advised me as I was writing my commencement, myself, she helped me on my thesis my senior year as well. I still love her because she taught me so much but she also treated me as an adult and spoke to me like an adult and had debates like an adult and I always appreciated that from her.”

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