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Northern Vermont University Announces Commencement 2023

A headshot of a woman with short dark hair smiling at the camera, American flag in the background.Northern Vermont University announces the Class of 2023 Commencement will be held Saturday, May 13 at 4 p.m. at the Johnson campus and Sunday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Lyndon campus. Graduation details are available at

To mark this momentous occasion, NVU is excited to welcome U.S. Representative Becca Balint as this year’s guest speaker for both the Johnson and Lyndon commencements.

Representative Balint is a mom, teacher, and progressive leader, and is the first woman and openly LGBTQ person to represent her home state of Vermont. As the daughter of working-class, immigrant parents, Balint is deeply committed to defending American democracy and protecting vulnerable communities. A deep sense of justice, empathy, and service has guided her career from the beginning — first as an educator who taught middle school in Windham County for fourteen years, then as an activist and State Senator, and ultimately as the President Pro Tempore in 2021.

In Congress, Rep. Balint is a member of two Oversight Subcommittees: Health Care and Financial Services, and the Government Operations and the Federal Workforce Subcommittee where she was recently named Vice Ranking Member.  She is Vice Chair of the Congressional Caucus for the Equal Rights Amendment, Congressional Progressive Caucus Vice Chair for New Members, and a Co-Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, and was named to the Budget Committee for the 118th Congress.

Becca received a B.A. from Smith College, an M.Ed. from Harvard University in 1995, and an M.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2001.

Beginning July 1, 2023, Northern Vermont University will join with Castleton University and Vermont Technical College to become Vermont State University, providing high-quality, flexible, and affordable education that combines experiential and classroom education on campuses across the Green Mountains. Learn more at