LYNCHBURG, Va., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. announced today that Gov. Mitt Romney will address Liberty University graduates at the 2012 Commencement ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 at the Arthur L. Williams Stadium.
"We are delighted that Governor Romney will join us to celebrate Commencement with Liberty's 2012 graduates," said Liberty Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. "This will be a historic event for Liberty University reminiscent of the visits of Governor, and then presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan to Liberty's campus in 1980 and of President George H.W. Bush who spoke at Liberty's 1990 Commencement ceremony."
This will be Governor Romney's first appearance at Liberty University. Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. will also be making remarks during the ceremony.
Liberty University's 39th Commencement will celebrate the achievement of more than 14,000 graduates with more than 34,000 guests expected to attend. The ceremony will also be broadcast by streaming video to the families of Liberty's 70,000+ online students around the world.
Liberty University is the world's largest Christian university with more than 12,500 students on its Lynchburg, Virginia campus, and more than 70,000 enrolled in its online programs. The university, now has more than 220 programs of study, including a School of Law, and a School of Medicine planned to open in the Fall of 2014. Liberty University is the nation's leader in evangelical higher education. It is a nonprofit educational institution and does not support or oppose any candidate for public office.
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