"Flo" speaks at 2015 Harpur Commencement
Stephanie Courtney, an actress and improviser best known for playing "Flo" in the Progressive Insurance commercials, spoke at Binghamton University's Spring Commencement ceremony on May 17.
Courtney, who graduated from Harpur College with an English degree in 1992, spoke at the Harpur Fine Arts/Humanities ceremony.
"When I saw the first Progressive ad on the air, I thought 'Oh, my God! That's me," Courtney says. "Getting to play Flo has been a happy surprise. It's the most awesome gig."
"I was never tortured over whether I wanted to become an actor," Courtney says. "There was never another option in my mind."
Photos of 2015 Commencement
Congratulations, Class of 2015! We can't buy you a car or take you out for cake (even though you totally deserve it!), but here are some photos of your big day!
Division of Social Sciences | More photos here.
Division Science and Mathematics | More photos here.
Division of Arts and Sciences | More photos here.
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