Commencement Speech Protests Don't Stop Gov. Abbott's UNT Commencement Speech By Dianna Douglas • May 18, 2015 Christina Ulsh The University of North Texas had a campus-wide commencement over the weekend – a first for the school in Denton. The keynote speaker, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, ignored a few protestors and stayed focused on the graduates in his speech. Morath Delivers Something Other Than Commencement Speech To Woodrow Wilson Seniors By Bill Zeeble • Jun 6, 2013 Dallas School Board member Mike Morath was scheduled to give this year’s graduation speech to Woodrow Wilson seniors. But he offered something a little different.