ADRIAN, Mich – United States Senator, Carl Levin, has been announced as the speaker for the 153rd commencement ceremony at Adrian College. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 5, at 3:00 p.m. at Commencement Plaza in the heart of the College’s campus. He will also receive an honorary degree recognizing his accomplishments.
“Senator Levin’s career represents a combination of intelligence, hard work and service to others that is the hallmark of a liberal arts education,” said Dr. Jeffrey R. Docking, president of Adrian College.
“We are honored he will be speaking to our graduates.”
A graduate of Swarthmore College, and Harvard Law School, The Honorable Carl Levin was first elected in 1978 making him the longest serving Senator in Michigan’s history. He currently serves as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Additionally, he serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Levin began his public service career in 1964 when he served as assistant attorney general and general counsel for the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. He later served eight years on the Detroit City Council, including four years as council president.
In 2006, Senator Levin was named by Time Magazine as one of “America’s 10 Best Senators.”
To learn more about Adrian College and the commencement ceremony, please visit http://adrian.edu/academics/registrar/graduation-information/ or contact the Office of the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at 517-265-5161 x4466.
Please follow this link to watch the livestream of the commencement ceremony.
About Adrian College
A private, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences related to the United Methodist Church, Adrian College is a traditional four-year residential institution offering primarily undergraduate education with a four 4+1 graduate programs. The College offers 40 majors and pre-professional programs, 22 varsity sports, and seven institutes dedicated to a diverse and personalized approach to education. Adrian College features state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes, and an innovative approach to the academic and personal growth of its students.
In recent years, the College has experienced momentous growth garnering national recognition. In its 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked Adrian College as a Top Regional Baccalaureate College in the Midwest, also recognizing the institution as a “Least Debt Load College” for the second consecutive year. Adrian College is located in Southeast Michigan, about 45 minutes from Ann Arbor and Toledo.