H.U. just won in a major way. The highly esteemed Howard University snagged POTUS for its 2016 commencement address, the institution’s president announced this morning. The ceremony will take place on May 7 and POTUS will of course receive a Doctor of Laws degree, Howard U.’s highest honor.
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“It is an extraordinary honor and privilege for the Howard University community to welcome President Barack H. Obama to our campus to deliver the 2016 commencement address,” said Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick. “The President’s commitment to education, especially for those who can least afford it, dovetails with Howard’s commitment to provide these same students with a rigorous, intellectually-stimulating, and academically-challenging educational experience. As we look into the not so distant future, Howard will commemorate its 150th Anniversary in March 2017, emboldened by a legacy of addressing disparities that are inextricably intertwined with this nation’s legacy of equality and inclusivity. President Obama’s own legacy gives the Howard Community great expectations for the leadership footprint it will leave on America and the globe,” added Frederick.
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“The Howard University community offers its congratulations to all of the honorary degree recipients, who honor us with their acceptance of the awards. We are extremely pleased that President Obama has accepted our invitation to receive the honorary Doctor of Laws degree and address the class of 2016. His will be compelling words of encouragement for our students as they move forward with their commitment to truth and service,” said Stacey J. Mobley, Esq., Chairman of the Howard University Board of Trustees. “President Obama’s world leader insights and his commitment to justice, equality, and inclusivity will make this year’s commencement ceremony historic and uniquely special for everyone who has contributed to Howard University’s legacy.”
It’ll be a glorious day for Howard University‘s c/o 2016; please join us in congratulating them on this much-deserved honor.
15 State Of The Union Moments From President Obama’s Final Address
1. President Barack Obama arrives in the presidential limo on Capitol Hill for the final State of the Union address.Source:Getty 1 of 15
2. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Paul Ryan greet at President Obama’s final State of the Union address.2 of 15
3. Kim Davis gives a poker face prior to Obama’s arrival at Capitol Hill.Source:Getty 3 of 15
4. Bernie Sanders was just one of the presidential candidates at the SOTU address. The Vermont Senator was also present at the Joint Session of Congress prior to the event.Source:Getty 4 of 15
5. Biden greets civil rights leader and US representative John Lewis as they wait for the president.Source:Getty 5 of 15
6. Biden gives one last classic greeting to fellow politicians on Capitol Hill.Source:Getty 6 of 15
7. Ahmad Alkhalaf, 9, arrives at US Capitol Hill for the president’s speech. The Syrian refugee was invited by Rep. Seth Moulton after losing both of his arms in an ISIL bomb attack in Syria.Source:Getty 7 of 15
8. First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden greet the crowd before the State of the Union address.8 of 15
9. The first lady looked ravishing at her husband’s State of the Union address.Source:Getty 9 of 15
10. President Barack Obama arrives at Capitol Hill for his eight and final State of the Union address.Source:Getty 10 of 15
11. US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Capitol Hill for President Obama’s final State of the Union address.Source:Getty 11 of 15
12. Obama shared his final State of the Union address with Paul Ryan, the new speaker of the house.Source:Getty 12 of 15
13. Two nuns from The Little Sisters of the Poor arrive clap for the president upon his arrival. The sisters were invited by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)Source:Getty 13 of 15
14. Always in president’s corner, Joe Biden gives Obama a standing ovation at his final State of the Union address.14 of 15
15. We’ll miss you President Obama!Source:Getty 15 of 15
SOURCE: Howard | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty