With graduation season right around the corner, some lucky graduates will have a special guest while they throw caps in the air this spring.
It’s been announced that President Barack Obama will be the keynote speaker at the commencements at three major universities, NBC News reported. This will be the last times Obama does the honors as president, a White House official said Thursday.
On May 7, Obama will speak at the HBCU Howard University. A spokesperson from the college said, “As one of the nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Howard University is recognized for its rigorous education and legacy of building lasting bridges of opportunity for young people.” Meanwhile on May 15, he will also speak in New Jersey at Rutgers University and at on June 2 at the the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
During his tenure POTUS has spoken at dozens at schools and high schools for their graduation.
POTUS won’t be alone in encouraging the future of our nation this year. As HELLO BEAUTIFUL previously reported, First Lady Michelle Obama is expected to speak at three schools: Jackson State University, Santa Fe Indian School and City College of New York.
Mrs. Obama, who speaks each year at the graduation ceremony of a historically black college or university, will be the keynote speaker at Jackson State’s April 23 ceremony for more than 1,000 graduating students, The Clarion Leger wrote. In May, she will speak at the New Mexican tribal high school as part of the White House Generation Indigenous Initiative, the Santa Fe New Mexican writes. And finally, on June 3, she will deliver the commencement address for CCNY’s 170th commencement ceremony at their Harlem campus, where more than 3,000 students make up the Class of 2016.
Congrats to all 2016 graduates!