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Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) will address Beloit College’s 163rd graduating class at its commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 12, the college announced today. The newly installed senator, who has represented the Beloit community since 1999, was the unanimous selection of the college’s senior class officers.
The class’ representatives shared the good news with their classmates and the entire college community via email this morning.
“Her numerous connections to Beloit, her passion for her work, and her courage and perseverance give us confidence that she will be a superb commencement speaker,” said the senior class officers.
Baldwin was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 after representing Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District in the House of Representatives for seven terms. The senator is well known within the Beloit community and on campus, where she has frequently appeared during her public service career.
In the 113th Congress, Senator Baldwin serves on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), the Senate Budget Committee, and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. She also serves on the Senate Special Committee on Aging. She received an A.B. degree from Smith College in 1984 with majors in government and mathematics, and earned her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1989. A full bio of the senator is available online.
For more information on the 2013 commencement ceremony at Beloit College, visit www.beloit.edu/commencement/.