Senator John Kerry will deliver the commencement address to the 178th graduating class of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, this Saturday, May 20. Thanks to record student voter participation, Kenyon College was among the last polling places in the nation to close on Election Day 2004.
Kenyon will also feature a live webcast of Kerry’s remarks on their website, www.kenyon.edu.
The College will confer honorary degrees on Senator Kerry; Teresa Heinz Kerry, chairman of the Howard Heinz Endowment and the Heinz Family Philanthropies; and Diane Ackerman, author of nonfiction works including An Alchemy of Mind and A Natural History of the Senses, as well as collections of poetry and several children’s nature books.
The commencement ceremony runs from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Eastern), John Kerry will speak at approximately 10:45 a.m.