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).

Dear Seniors,

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.

Debora Spar