Obama to address SNHU commencement

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
SNHU Communications Office

Manchester, N.H. (March 14, 2007) - Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will serve as speaker and will receive an honorary degree at Southern New Hampshire Universityís 75th commencement. The ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Verizon Wireless Arena; doors open at 10 a.m.

"Sen. Obama delivers a message of hope, healing the divides that separate us. His own inspiring story makes him a fitting person for this role," said SNHU President Paul LeBlanc

Obama was elected a U.S. senator in 2004 and served in the Illinois State Senate from 1997 to 2004. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Aug. 4, 1961, Obama earned a bachelorís degree from Columbia University in 1983 and a law degree from Harvard University in 1991. He also served as an attorney for the law firm of Miner Barnhill & Galland in Chicago from 1993 to 2004.

Obama lives with his spouse, Michelle Robinson, and their daughters Malia and Natasha, in Chicago.

This event is not open to the public.

Please contact Gregg Mazzola at 603.629.4649 or g.mazzola@snhu.edu or Michelle Dunn at 603.629.4662 or me.dunn@snhu.edu for additional information.