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President Bill Clinton to speak at UCF commencement

Former President Bill Clinton accepting an award in Los Angeles this month. In May, he will speak at graduation at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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Former President Bill Clinton accepting an award in Los Angeles this month. In May, he will speak at graduation at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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To mark its 50th anniversary, the University of Central Florida in Orlando scored a big name for graduation - former President Bill Clinton.

Clinton will speak at a commencement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. May 2 at the UCF arena, addressing graduates of UCF’s College of Health and Public Affairs and the College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. It will be Clinton's third visit to UCF, and he will be the first president to speak at a UCF graduation since Richard Nixon addressed students in 1973.

The honorary degree will recognize Clinton's presidential service and humanitarian work with the Clinton Foundation, which focuses on global economic and health issues, childhood obesity and climate change.

UCF will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the school's founding during each of five spring commencement ceremonies May 2-4. About 7,800 students are expected to graduate.

If you want to go to the ceremony, you better know a graduate. Tickets are given directly to them. Find out more here.



[Last modified: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:34pm]

    

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