Tulane alumnus inspires many

May 25, 2016 2:30 PM

New Wave staff

During her 2016 commencement address to Tulane University graduates, TV personality Hoda Kotb singled out an inspiring alumnus who attained success despite extraordinary odds.

On Wednesday (May 25) Kotb used her platform on "TODAY" to highlight Derrick Edwards — a graduate, whom she says exemplifies one of the 10 life lessons shared in her commencement speech. 

The two met more than 20 years ago when Kotb was a local reporter in New Orleans and Edwards was a former football star left paralyzed by a game-related injury. View the video.

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