Ann Romney is looking forward to speaking to the 2014 graduates of SUU on Friday, May 2nd: “I’m looking forward to joining the graduating class as they step out into the world, guided by the principles of community and social responsibility that the University has instilled in them,” she says.
The University announcement begins here, and links to the full press release: Ann Romney, former First Lady of Massachusetts, will headline SUU’s 115th annual graduation festivities as keynote speaker for the University’s general commencement ceremony on Friday, May 2, where she will be awarded an honorary doctorate degree in public service for her contributions of time, funding and support on behalf of children and families. According to SUU President Scott L Wyatt, the University is looking forward to recognizing Romney for her social impact.
Wyatt anticipates Romney’s address will prove compelling to the University’s graduates as they move forward in life, better positioned to advance the causes they hold close because of the education they have received at SUU. “We place a high value on community engagement among our students,” explained Wyatt, recalling the University’s mission, which includes mention of empowering students to be “productive citizens” and “socially responsible leaders.”