Monday, February 15, 2010

President Barack Obama to Deliver Commencement Address at HU

President Barack Obama to Deliver Commencement Address at Hampton University

President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama

Hampton University is pleased to announce that President Barack Obama will serve as the University's 140th commencement speaker on May 9, 2010.

"We are honored that President Obama has accepted Hampton's invitation to speak to our 2010 graduates during our commencement exercises," said HU President William R. Harvey. "His commitment to leadership, education and service is parallel to Hampton's mission from our beginning in 1868. He is an inspiration for our students to make the world a better place by becoming the very best leaders, educators, doctors, lawyers, financial analysts and scientists that they can be." More details will be announced at a later date.


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  2. Having America's 1st Black President to deliver the commencement speech at an all black college, where the slaves were freed is so ironic. For this graduating class it is truly “Historic” to say the least.
    Congratulations Class of 2010!!

    Jeff Fykes
    The Healthy Connection & Smoothies Sante'
    Health Food Store & Smoothie Bar in Hampton VA
    2007 N. Armistead Ave.
    Hampton, VA 23666