- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden told graduates at Syracuse University’s College of Law Friday that they should pursue success in their careers without losing sight of their values or family, as he reflected on the death of his son, former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who succumbed to brain cancer last year.

“Life is about more than having a successful career,” Biden said at the college’s convocation. “I learned early on what I wanted to do, what made me the happiest: family, faith, being engaged in the public affairs that gripped my generation. Now it’s your turn, it’s your time … to find that sweet spot where success and happiness intersect.”

Biden, who graduated from the law school in 1968 said the graduates shouldn’t lose sight of “what’s really important,” according to the Post-Standard of Syracuse (https://bit.ly/1TLhJ6D ).

The vice president also spoke of his son, Beau, who was also an alumnus of the school, who he called the “finest person I’ve ever known in my life.” Syracuse University created a scholarship in Beau Biden’s name, which was awarded for the first time this year.

“It would mean a lot to Beau knowing a deserving student can attend law school under a scholarship in his name,” he said.

Biden also challenged the graduates to use their values to make the world a better place.

“Your generation is the most tolerant generation ever, with the intellectual horsepower and the tools to be able to make things happen, to get things done,” Biden said.

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