Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Michelle Obama Tech Commencement Speaker
The First Lady, Michelle Obama, will address Virginia Tech graduates at the 2012 University Commencement ceremony to be held on Friday, May 11 at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field.
“We are delighted that the nation’s First Lady, Michelle Obama, will join us to celebrate commencement with Virginia Tech’s 2012 graduates," said Virginia Tech President, Charles Steger. "This is an exceptional and noteworthy honor that certainly ranks as the highlight of anyone’s college career.”
Mrs. Obama joins U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, as commencement speaker.
"This is the first time a First Lady has addressed a Virginia Tech commencement," added Steger, "so this is a unique opportunity to welcome two dynamic leaders who are outstanding role models for today’s young men and women."
Mrs. Obama begins a series of commencement addresses at Virginia Tech, a location where she was inspired by the resilience of the student body and community coming together to support each other during difficult times. She later travels to North Carolina A&T University and to Oregon State University.