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142nd Commencement on May 16, 2009

142nd Commencement Exercises Set for May 16, 2009 at 2 p.m.

May 16, 2009

On Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 2 p.m., 365 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees from Johnson State College at the college’s 142nd Commencement ceremony. In addition to student speakers Jahida Jorganes, Cathleen Voyer and Donna Works, Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith will serve as this year’s Commencement speaker.

A life-long resident of Townshend, Vermont, Galbraith is an author and diplomat. From 1993-1998, he served as the first U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, where he mediated the 1995 Erdut Agreement that ended the Croatian War. In addition to his ambassadorship, he has held positions in East Timor and Iraq. As a staff member for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he uncovered Saddam Hussein’s “al-anfal” campaign against the Iraqi Kurds, documenting chemical weapons attacks on Kurdish villagers.

The Commencement ceremony will take place on May 16, 2009 at 2 p.m. on the South Lawn of the JSC campus.