Graduating Rattlers are thrilled to hear that former President Bill Clinton will speak at Florida A&M University’s 2009 Spring Commencement.
“I am a Bill Clinton supporter and it is good that he is making time to come to FAMU and not a bigger university,” said Lindsey Farlough, 21, a graduating senior business administration student from New Orleans.
Clinton served as the 42nd United States president from 1993- 2001.
Some students who are not graduating, said they will attend the event to hear what Clinton has to say.
“I plan on attending graduation just to hear Clinton speak, because he was the greater leader of our nation,” said Cameron Williams, 20, a third year civil engineer student from Orlando.
The ceremonies will be May 3rd, in the new Multipurpose Center Teaching Gymnasium.
The Spring Commencement will be split into three sessions; 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
U.S. Congressman Kendrick Meek will keynote the second commencement.
Meek graduated from FAMU in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.
Meek is currently in his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien will speak at the final commencement. Her most recent project is “CNN Presents: Black in America.”
Williams believes that FAMU did a great job in selecting the speakers for the spring commencements.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be influenced by a great leader,” Williams said.