Vice President Joe Biden to Lead Distinguished Selection of Keynote Speakers at Miami Dade College’s 2014 Commencement Ceremonies May 3
Miami, April 21, 2014 – United States Vice President Joe Biden will join other distinguished leaders who will address nearly 15,000 graduates during Miami Dade College’s (MDC) upcoming commencement exercises Sat., May 3, 2014.
Other speakers hail from top universities and philanthropic organizations from across the country. Speaking at the day’s first ceremony for the Wolfson and Hialeah Campuses is J.B. Milliken, President, University of Nebraska and Chancellor-Designate, City University of New York. The next commencement, for the InterAmerican and Homestead Campuses, is the graduation where Vice President Biden will speak and where Ángel Cabrera, President, George Mason University, will be conferred a special honorary degree. John Sexton, President of New York University will address graduates during the North Campus and West ceremony. The Medical Campus ceremony will feature Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation. The final speaker of the day is Richard Brodhead, President of Duke University. Each of the distinguished speakers will receive an honorary degree from Miami Dade College.
Students will graduate in five special exercises representing the College’s seven campuses and two outreach centers. For more: http://www.mdc.edu/main/news/articles/2014/04/vice_president_joe_biden_to_lead_disting.aspx
Live Stream: http://www.mdc.edu/commencement/live/
Miami Dade College Commencement 2014
Saturday, May 3, @ 10:30 AM ET
Vice President Joe Biden – Commencement Speaker
InterAmerican and Homestead Campuses, Miami, Florida
2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
May 3, 2014 @ 6:00 PM ET
Washington Hilton, Washington DC
Founded in 1914 to represent the White House press corps, the association marks its centennial this year. It works to maintain independent news media coverage of the president, advocating for access, handling logistics for pools of reporters who stay close to the president and those who travel with him, and providing scholarships to journalism students.
The annual dinner is traditionally attended by the President and First Lady as well as many other senior government officials and members of the press corps. Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships for aspiring journalists and awards recognizing excellence in the profession.
For more: http://www.whca.net/dinner.htm
The White House Correspondence Dinner Association honors Harry McAlpin, the first African-American reporter to gain entry to the exclusive White House press conference.