Injured Ohio Wesleyan University Class President Addresses Attack At Commencement


UPDATED: Sunday May 11, 2014 9:10 PM

The 400 members of the Ohio Wesleyan University class of 2014 graduated on Sunday with their injured class president.

Anthony Peddle was attacked by a man with a knife in his fraternity house while he was asleep on May 3.

Peddle suffered multiple stab wounds to the hand.

On Sunday, he used his good hand to help carry the Ohio Wesleyan University flag during commencement.

Peddle also addressed the situation as he spoke before his fellow students.

"I would like to take a personal moment to say that everyone who assisted and supported me after Saturday's incident, the outpouring of love and support that I received reminds me of why I'm proud of the Ohio Wesleyan community," Peddle said. "As you can see, I'm doing well and I'm looking to celebrate this day with all of you."

The crowd gave Peddle a standing ovation after his speech.

Ohio Wesleyan University President Dr. Rock Jones said he was glad Peddle addressed the graduating class.

"I think he did a nice job of acknowledging the whole experience that the class has had," said Dr. Jones. "Some of those experiences are very personal."

Nick Eber, the man accused of attacking Peddle is charged with attempted murder and felony assault.

According to a search warrant, police said Eber blamed Peddle for the break-up with his roommate.

Ohio Wesleyan University did not make Peddle available for comment following commencement.

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