On Thursday, President Barack Obama was announced to provide three commencement speeches in the following months, according to the White House. The United States President will be addressing students at Rutgers University, Howard University, and the Air Force Academy.
Considering President Obama has just a few months left in power, he may be seeking to bring some kind of closure to his presidency. Addressing a few universities and a military service academy could be a good way to say farewell to his position as the U.S. President. This could also serve President Obama by leaving people with a worthy image of him while still in power, which is important for any president and to his legacy.
The White House released the dates of Obama’s schedule to go across the country in order to share a few words with graduates and cadets as well. Obama will be visiting Howard University on May 7 for his commencement ceremony. According to the school’s announcement on Thursday, the U.S. President will address college graduates and he will also be awarded an honorary doctorate degree.
Dr. Dwayne Frederick, Howard University President, describes Obama’s attendance at the historically black college as an honor and a privilege. Given that Obama is the first black President in the United States, the speech he’s meant to give on May 7 will surely contain powerful and inspiring messages to graduates.
Obama’s schedule for the next months is tight
After Obama attends to Howard University, he will be traveling to New Jersey in order to give a speech at Rutgers University in New Brunswick schedule for May 15. The President’s visit will come at Rutgers University’s 250th anniversary where Obama is set to address thousands of graduates along with their guests.
The President of Rutgers University claimed that Obama’s visit would mark the first time for a sitting U.S. President to give a commencement speech. Notably, Obama’s schedule to speak at High Point Solutions Stadium in New Brunswick will add a special tone to Rutgers University’s 250th anniversary. Following Obama’s trip to New Jersey, he will then travel to Colorado Springs according to the statement released by the White House.
There, Obama will give a speech at the graduates’ ceremony at the Air Force Academy set to take place on June 2. The Air Force Academy also announced the U.S. President’s visit to Colorado Springs where he will address the Class of 2016’s graduation.
President Obama also gave a speech for graduating cadets at the academy on his first term as a president in 2012 where he delivered an inspiring lecture. According to Obama in his statement the last time he addressed the Air Force Academy, he claimed it was an honor to be visiting graduating cadets and he was happy to be able to celebrate among them for finishing their training.
Source: Washington Post