Education

Pence to Speak at Grove City College Commencement

GROVE CITY, Pa.  — Grove City College today officially confirmed that Vice President Mike Pence will deliver the keynote address at the college’s 137th Commencement May 20.

It’s the first of three commencement addresses Pence will deliver this season, followed by the University of Notre Dame on May 21 and the U.S. Naval Academy on May 26, according to the announcement.

Pence will be the first sitting vice president to speak at Grove City College and the highest ranking government official to ever visit campus. He will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from the college.

“We are proud to welcome the vice president and we are thankful that our graduates will have the opportunity to bear witness to his deep and abiding faith, quiet humility and compelling leadership in challenging times,” said President Paul J. McNulty in a statement. “This will be a lifetime memory for the class of 2017.”

Admission to commencement, which begins at 10 a.m., is by ticket only for graduates and their families, employees and friends of the college.

Grove City College, a private liberal arts school that accepts no federal funds, offers students degrees in 60 majors. It is routinely ranked as one of the country’s top colleges by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and others based on academic quality and superior outcomes.

SOURCE: Grove City College.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.