McDonnell to speak at U-Va. graduation
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will deliver the commencement address at the University of Virginia on May 22.
U-Va.'s new president, Teresa Sullivan, made the selection from nominations forwarded by students and faculty.
"We are honored and delighted to have Governor McDonnell as our commencement speaker," Sullivan said in a statement. "His participation will add to the significance of the day, and our students and parents will certainly enjoying hearing his remarks."
McDonnell has delivered several graduations as attorney general and governor, but this is his first at the state's flagship university. His two sons, Bobby and Sean, are first-year students in U.Va.'s College of Arts & Sciences.
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