U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey to Deliver George Washington University Commencement Address

US Senator Cory Booker, D-NJ.

US Senator Cory Booker, D-NJ.

U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey will deliver the George Washington University’s commencement address before an audience of approximately 25,000 graduates, friends and family members on May 15. He also will be awarded an honorary doctorate of public service from the university.


“Senator Booker has excelled throughout his life, from his performance as a student athlete, to his academic achievements at Stanford and Yale and as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, to his exceptional career of public service,” said George Washington University President Steven Knapp. “He is an inspiration to the students who nominated him for this honor, and we are delighted that he will join us on the National Mall to inform and inspire our graduates.”


George Washington’s Commencement is held on the National Mall, and this year’s ceremony will take place on the grounds of the Washington Monument.


Previous GW Commencement speakers include Apple CEO Tim Cook, award-winning actress and alumna Kerry Washington, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, First Lady Michelle Obama, former President George H.W. Bush and world-renowned chef and humanitarian José Andrés.


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