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Shumlin to speak at Marlboro College commencement Sunday

NEWS RELEASE — Marlboro College
May 8, 2013
CONTACT: Matthew Barone
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MARLBORO– Marlboro College is pleased to announce their 66th graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 19 with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin addressing the 62 graduates from the Class of 2013.

“Governor Shumlin is an ideal choice to address our thoughtful, motivated, and well-prepared graduates this year,” said college president Ellen McCulloch-Lovell. “He is keenly aware of the talents our graduates possess and the importance of utilizing those precious skills in a democratic society.”

Governor Shumlin was first elected to head the State of Vermont in 2010 and again in 2012. His career in public service spans over 30 years having started at the age of 24 when he was elected to serve on the Putney select board. In 1990, Governor Madeleine Kunin appointed Peter to fill an empty seat in the Vermont House of Representatives, where he served for 3 years. He then served Windham County for 8 terms in the VT Senate.

Class of 2013 graduates will be regaled by Governor Shumlin, as well as Marlboro Board President Dean Nicyper ’76, McCulloch-Lovell, Dean of Faculty Richard Glezjer, and senior speaker Evan Lamb ’13.

Marlboro will award Governor Shumlin an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during the ceremony, and Julie Johnson Kidd, President of the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation since 1980, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for her stalwart dedication and support of the liberal arts.

The entire commencement, will stream live online at beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Images and video from the even will be available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College marketing & communications office at [email protected] .

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