Clemson University has landed not one, but two, high-profile speakers for this spring's graduation ceremonies.
Clemson said Tuesday that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will speak at separate commencement ceremonies May 10 and 11.
"It is an honor to have Ambassador Haley and Senator Scott address our graduates and inspire them as they get ready to embark on their next journey,” Clemson president Jim Clements said. “As South Carolinians and graduates from institutions in our great state, their remarkable success stories exemplify how our students can use their education to make a positive difference in the world.”
Haley, a former S.C. governor and 1994 Clemson graduate, will speak to graduates of the colleges of business and education at their May 10 commencement at 2:30 p.m. The Lexington Republican also will receive an honorary doctorate in the humanities.
The next day, Scott, who graduated from Charleston Southern University, will deliver two graduation addresses. The North Charleston Republican will speak at the 9:30 a.m. commencement for the college of agriculture, forestry and life sciences, and the college of behavioral, social and health sciences. At 2:30 p.m., he will speak at the ceremony for the colleges of architecture arts, humanities and science.
The ceremonies can be viewed online at www.clemson.edu/tv/live.