Congressman Nick J. Rahall, II will be the commencement speaker for the West Virginia University Institute of Technology’s graduation ceremony to be held on Saturday, May 8.
Congressman Rahall of Beckley represents the Third Congressional District of West Virginia and is currently serving his 17th term in Congress. He is the Dean of the West Virginia Delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives and currently serves as the Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
“WVU Tech is honored to have Congressman Rahall be WVU Tech’s commencement speaker,” states Campus Provost, Dr. Scott Hurst. “His dedication to the people and resources of the state of West Virginia and his advocacy for affordable access to education is well-known. We are truly appreciative that he is able to appear to address our students, their families, friends, and members of the Tech and Montgomery communities.”
Throughout his more than 30 years in Congress, Rahall has been recognized for his support of mining-related issues, commitment to education, the promotion of the diversification of the economic base of southern West Virginia through transportation, technology and tourism, and the protection of lands.
Commencement will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Neal Baisi Athletic Center on the WVU Tech campus.