TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+
  • VIDEO | TAMPA (FNN SPORTS) - Tampa Bay Buccaneer Head Coach Dirk Koetter on the NFL Investigation into an Uber Driver groping allegations against QB Jameis Winston

Vice President Joe Biden to Speak at Colby College Commencement, May 21, 2017

WATERVILLE, Maine (FNN NEWS) — The 47th Vice President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden Jr., will deliver Colby College’s commencement address Sunday, May 21, 2017. The event is open to the public, weather permitting.

“Vice President Biden’s lifelong public service has been marked by his commitment to equality of opportunity, global cooperation, human health, and violence prevention, and all in a spirit of acceptance and bipartisanship,” said President David A. Greene. “These are themes and values that we address in the Colby community and explore through our education and research. We are delighted to present him with an honorary doctorate from Colby and to have him provide the commencement address to our accomplished Class of 2017.”

As vice president from 2009 to 2017, Biden traveled more than 1.2 million miles visiting more than 50 countries. He carried an oversight role of President Barack Obama’s stimulus package in 2008 and worked on ongoing critical issues including, middle-class living standards, gun violence, violence against women, and the battle against cancer.

Since leaving office, Biden, along with his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, has turned his attention to the Biden Foundation, which aims to identify policies that advance the middle class, decrease economic inequality, and increase opportunity for all people. Vice President Biden will also lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania and the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware.

Members of the media who plan to attend, need information, or wish to arrange an audio feed during the ceremony should contact Kate Carlisle in the Office of Communications at kate.carlisle@colby.edu or 207-859-4369. Advance notice and Colby-issued press credentials are required of all members of the media.

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby offers a rigorous academic program rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, global opportunities, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from more than 80 countries. Its Waterville, Maine, location provides unique access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

SOURCE | Colby College

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

POLITICS & POWER

Video: Congressman Darren Soto Meets with Muslim American Leaders

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - US Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-9) Meets with Muslim American Leaders…

Entrepreneur Andrew Jeng Launches Campaign to Become Florida’s First Chinese…

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – 25-year Kissimmee resident, entrepreneur Andrew Jeng will officially launch his…

U.S. NEWS

Colin Kaepernick Named GQ Magazine's Citizen Of The Year

(AP) - Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ's magazine's "Citizen of the Year" for his activism. Kaepernick began kneeling instead of standing during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The demonstration sparked a wave of NFL protests by players during the anthem…

Nelson calls for better coordination to address housing needs of…

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson today joined nearly a dozen other U.S. senators in urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to work together to provide housing assistance to thousands of displaced Puerto Rican and U.S. Virgin Island residents. In a letter to…

Key Murphy Priorities Included in National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) - U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., on Tuesday voted for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, which sets policy and authorizes funding for the U.S. military, and includes key wins for central Florida. The U.S. House of Representatives passed…

ORLANDO / CENTRAL FLORIDA NEWS

Video: Congressman Darren Soto Meets with Muslim American Leaders

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - US Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-9) Meets with Muslim American Leaders in Orlando.

B-CU Late Rally Dashes FAMU Florida Classic Victory Hopes

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - With their stance at #3 in the Mid-East Athletic Conference (MEAC) and 6-4 on the season, the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) Wildcats came into the 2017 Florida Blue Florida Classic ready to take another win at Camping World Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Rattlers, however, were not about to roll over. They entered…

Entrepreneur Andrew Jeng Launches Campaign to Become Florida’s First Chinese…

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – 25-year Kissimmee resident, entrepreneur Andrew Jeng will officially launch his 2018 campaign for Kissimmee City Commission, Seat 2, at the Seasons Florida Resort on U.S. 192 in Kissimmee at 6pm on Saturday in hopes of making history as the first Chinese American elected in all of Florida. In an exclusive interview with Florida National News,…

MIAMI / SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS

Video: Buccaneers Chris Godwin Locker Room Interview on Defeating Miami…

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chris Godwin locker room interview on defeating Miami Dolphins 30-20.

Video: Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Ryan Frizpatrick Presser on Defeating…

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Ryan Frizpatrick Presser on Defeating Miami Dolphins 30-20

Video: FNN SPORTS Tailgate Coverage of the Dolphins and Buccaneers…

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans and Miami Dolphins fans descend on Hard Rock Stadium and share their fandom, food, and predictions for the long-awaited game.

SPORTS NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

LUXURY LIFESTYLE NEWS

2016 TONY AWARDS

2016 CANNES FILM FEST

WRITERS GUILD AWARDS

2016 GOLDEN TRAILER

2016 ESSENCE FEST

MISS AMERICA 2015

AMERICAN BLACK FILM FEST

MISS UNIVERSE 2015

2016 JAZZ IN THE GARDENS

2016 DAYTONA 500