FLOTUS To Speak At Spelman College Commencement

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Will Speak at Spelman College’s 2011 Commencement

As a MOREHOUSE MAN all of you know I am a huge fan of Spelman College. My niece is even attending the prestigious, historically black, liberal arts school for her collegiate education in the fall. Now it’s an HONOR for the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) to deliver your graduation address, especially sweet for newly education black women from our FIRST black first lady!

The ceremony for more than 500 graduates will be held at 3 p.m. May 15 in the Georgia International Convention Center. Obama will also receive an honorary degree.

“Having Mrs. Obama as our 2011 commencement speaker is a true honor because she embodies the Spelman College mission, which is to prepare women to change the world in a meaningful way,” Spelman President Beverly Tatum said in a statement. “I know our students will be inspired by her powerful presence.”

Spelman is considered one of the nation’s top liberal arts college and is the oldest historically black college for women.

The ceremony will feature other strong women. Sisters Debbie Allen, an actress and choreographer, and Phylicia Rashad, an actress and director, will receive honorary degrees. Wendy Kopp, who started Teach For America, will receive an award for community service.

Congratulations Spelman Women!

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