Hillary Rodham Clinton Named 2006 Genesee Community College Commencement Speaker

U. S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the 2006 commencement address at Genesee Community College, Vice President for Student Services George W. Walker announced today.Commencement exercises are scheduled for Sunday, May 21, at 1:00 p.m. in the Batavia Campus Gymnasium. Genesee's class of 2006 will consist of about 700 students, Dr. Walker said, and about 2,400 individuals are expected to attend the commencement ceremony.Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected to the United States Senate November 7, 2000. She serves on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; the Special Committee on Aging; and she is the first New Yorker ever to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Senator Clinton chairs the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee.Senator Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois October 26, 1947. She is the daughter of Dorothy Rodham and the late Hugh Rodham. Her father was a small businessman and her mother a homemaker. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Yale Law School. She is married to former President William Jefferson Clinton. They have one daughter, Chelsea.

The Class of 2006 will be Genesee's 38th graduating class. With the addition of this year's graduates, the number of Genesee's alumni will pass the 17,000 mark. Most alumni live and work in Western New York, many of them in their original hometown communities.

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Editor's Notes: A photograph of Senator Clinton can be accessed through her website at: http://clinton.senate.gov/about/photos/

In addition, Senator Clinton's office provided Genesee Community College with a statement detailing her legislative interests and activities. This statement is available at: http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Hillary_R_Clinton_Statement.pdf