People of Northwest Public Radio
Wed March 28, 2012
First Lady Will Deliver OSU Commencement Address
First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at Oregon State University's commencement ceremony in June.
OSU President Ed Ray invited the First Lady to speak at the school's 143rd commencement.
"The first Lady has recognized Oregon State's contribution to her imperative initiatives, which include reducing childhood obesity throughout the nation and improving community health," says Vice President of University relations Steve Clark. "And both of those issues have been key foundation research and teaching and community outreach and engagement by Oregon State University."
It helps that Mrs. Obama's brother Craig Robinson is OSU's men's basketball coach. Clark says the university expects more than 25,000 family, friends and guests to attend the ceremony.
To accommodate the First Lady's schedule, it's been moved to Sunday, June 17th, at Reser Stadium.
The First Lady will also speak at commencement ceremonies at North Carolina A & T and Virginia Tech.
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