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U.S. Sen. Mark Warner to Deliver Duquesne Law Commencement Address

U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) will be the keynote speaker at the Duquesne University School of Law's 101st Commencement Ceremony. More than 150 students will receive their degrees at the ceremony, which will be broadcast live via webcast.

Warner, who was sworn into his second term in the U.S. Senate in January, was Duquesne Law Dean Ken Gormley's roommate and close friend when the two attended Harvard Law School together in the late 1970s.

"We're delighted that Senator Warner will be with us at Duquesne for this significant event in the lives of our graduating law students," said Gormley. "Senator Warner embodies the very best attributes of a lawyer who has devoted his career to public service and to advancing the interests of all citizens. We are honored that he will serve as the keynote speaker at the Law School's 101st commencement ceremony." 

Warner has been a member of the Senate since 2008; prior to that, he was the governor of Virginia from 2002-2006. Known for his bipartisan approach to public service, Warner has been a key figure on the budget committee and other significant Senate committees. An early pioneer in the cellular telephone industry, Warner co-founded the company that became Nextel. During his tenure as governor, Virginia was recognized as the nation's "best managed state," the "best state for business," and as a leader in providing educational opportunities for its young people.

Sunday, June 7, at 11 a.m.

The A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Media are asked to call Rose Ravasio in the Office of Public Affairs at 412.396.6051/412.818.0234 to RSVP and to arrange parking.

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