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What better way to end your college career than to have an influential president address your class for commencement? Well Howard University and Morehouse College students will be experiencing just that in May. President Sidney Ribeau of Howard University in a press release today, confirmed that former president Bill Clinton will be delivering the school’s 145th Ceremony in honor of their 2013 graduates. The ceremony will be taking place on May 11th.

Ribeau had this today say in a press release issued by the Howard Univeristy News Service:

We are thrilled that President Clinton has agreed to deliver this year’s Commencement address. As a preeminent leader, humanitarian and advocate, his extraordinary global work and commitment to public service will inspire the class of 2013 as they prepare to make their mark on the world.”

Last month, John Silvanus Wilson Jr., the president of Morehouse College, announced at a scholarship fundraiser that President Barack Obama would be delivering an address to the graduates as the commencement speaker for the college’s 129th Ceremony. The ceremony will take place May 19th, according to the college’s website. Wilson, according to the Morehouse College Campus News, during the fundraiser  said:

“The president’s life story trumpets an ethic that we try to instill in all Morehouse Men, namely excellence without apology or compromise. It’s a good thing to have him here for that reason.”

—Alexis Holliday

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