Date : Sunday, 19 May 2013
Time : 10:30 am.
Location : The Quad
Category : On-Campus Events

On Sunday, May 19, the Colleges will hold the Commencement Ceremony for the 2012-2013 academic year at 10:30 a.m. on the Quadrangle (Rain Location: Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House).

A Post-Commencement Reception will follow the ceremony. For a full schedule, please visit: http://www.hws.edu/offices/registrar/commencement.aspx

James Carville, one of America's best-known political commentators and a leading citizen in the revitalization of post-Katrina New Orleans, will deliver this year's Commencement address.

The former co-host of CNN's Crossfire and Sirius XM radio's 60/20 Sports with Luke Russert, Carville is the author of a number of books including, most recently, It's the Middle Class, Stupid! with pollster Stan Greenberg. Carville and Greenberg also co-founded Democracy Corps, an independent, non-profit polling organization dedicated to making government more responsive to the American people. Carville has provided consultation to campaigns in more than 20 countries and teaches political science at Tulane University in New Orleans. Often referred to as the "Ragin' Cajun" for his animated and colorful debating style and his roots in Louisiana, Carville began managing political campaigns in 1982. Before entering politics, he worked as a litigator at a Baton Rouge, La., law firm, was a U.S. Marine, and taught high school. He received his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Louisiana State University. He will receive an honorary degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges on May 19.

Learn more here: http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=16639