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Goodwin to address Tech grads [Montgomery Herald]

R. Booth Goodwin II, United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, will address the graduating class of 2015 on Saturday, May 9 during the 116th annual West Virginia University Institute of Technology commencement ceremony.

“We’re very pleased to have Booth Goodwin as our guest for this year’s commencement ceremony,” said WVU Tech Campus President Carolyn Long.

“We work very hard to instill in all of our students a commitment to lifelong learning and a sense of community before they head out into the working world. Booth is a fantastic example of those principles in action and our graduates are fortunate to be able to hear from him.”

Goodwin will join President Long in sending off nearly 200 graduates from engineering, business, humanities and social science programs.

Commencement is set for 10 a.m. in the gymnasium of the Neal D. Baisi Athletic Center, followed immediately by a reception in the Tech Center Ballroom.

The ceremony will also announce the recipients of WVU Tech’s prestigious Presidential Leadership and First-Year Student Excellence awards, and the university will honor Golden Alumni from the graduating class of 1965.

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