Hillary Clinton to Be Barnard Commencement Speaker
Written by Bwog Staff
Seems that Hillary Clinton can’t get enough of Barnard: Barnard President Debora Spar just announced via email that the new Secretary of State (and former Senator, presidential candidate, and first lady) has agreed to give the commencement address at Barnard this spring.
Clinton will also receive the Barnard Medal of Distinction – past recipients include Toni Morrison, Mario Cuomo, Madeline Albright, and Doris Kearns Goodwin. Now it’s your move, CC, GS, and SEAS. Full email after the jump (photo via Flickr).
It is my great pleasure to join Barnard Board Chair Anna Quindlen in
announcing that Hillary Rodham Clinton has accepted our invitation to be
this year’s Commencement speaker and to receive the Barnard Medal of
As you all know, Hillary Clinton is now serving as the 67th United States
Secretary of State, after having served two terms as Senator from the
State of New York and having run an extraordinary and history-making
campaign for President. She won more primaries and delegates than any
other female candidate in American history and changed the political
landscape for generations of women yet to come.
This past September, we were honored to welcome then-Senator Clinton to
Barnard to address the persistence of a wage gap between women and men in
New York and around the country. It will be a tremendous honor and a true
thrill to welcome her back to campus for Commencement 2009 this May.