Eastern Kentucky University

Apr 11, 2013 1:26 PM

First Lady To Deliver Commencement Address At EKU Graduation

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver commencement addresses at Eastern Kentucky University this year, as well as Bowie State University and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School for Health Sciences and Engineering at Historic Pearl High (MLK).

The First Lady will be speaking at Eastern Kentucky University as part of her Joining Forces initiative because of its outstanding record supporting veterans and military families; she will be speaking at Bowie State University because of its legacy as Maryland's oldest historically black university; and she will be speaking at MLK Magnet as it is consistently ranked among the best public schools in the nation for its academic rigor and high graduation rate.

Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks at the Eastern Kentucky University commencement in Richmond on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 PM, where she will address graduates from the College of Education and the College of Business and Technology in the last of three ceremonies that day. The First Lady will be speaking at EKU as part of her Joining Forces initiative to support veterans and military families.

The University has received national recognition in recent years for its commitment to helping veterans further their education. The university, one of only 16 Tillman Military Scholar Partner Universities in the nation, is recognized for its Veterans Success Center that is a one-stop-shop for numerous services, from specialized job placement for veterans to full-time advisors and counselors dedicated to serving their community. EKU is also a recipient of the "Best for Vets" honor by the Military Times EDGE magazine, as well as the "Military Friendly Schools" for G.I. Jobs Magazine, placing Eastern among the top colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide for embracing America's student veterans. Already home to more than 1,275 veterans and their families. EKU is ranked 16th nationally among the 2013 "Best for Vets: Business Schools" by Military Times EDGE magazine.

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