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U.S. Congressman John B. Larson to Deliver Commencement Address at Rensselaer at Hartford’s Commencement Exercises

EVENT: Congressman John B. Larson, will address the 278 graduates, their families and friends, and members of Rensselaer’s faculty and staff at Commencement Exercises at the Hartford Campus of Rensselaer. Special awards to be presented include the Outstanding Student Awards. Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, will preside over the ceremony. For more information, please visit the Commencement homepage at: www.ewp.rpi.edu/registrar/commencement/index.html.

DATE: Saturday, June 6, 2009

11 a.m.

ABOUT THE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: U.S. Representative John B. Larson began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1999, and is presently in his fifth term serving the people of Connecticut’s First Congressional District. Larson was recently elected by his colleagues to serve as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus for the 111th Congress, making him the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House.

INTERESTING STATISTICS FROM THIS YEAR’S GRADUATING CLASS: Among the members of the outstanding Class of 2008-2009 are 13 students receiving a second advanced degree from Rensselaer, six students from the first International Scholars Program, and four members of the Rensselaer Hartford Campus staff.

ABOUT EWP: The Hartford Campus is home to Rensselaer-wide Education for Working Professionals (EWP) for students pursuing master’s degrees across a range of technological fields. Graduate programs are offered in Business Administration, Management, Computer Science, Computer and Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Information Technology.

MEDIA ADVISORY AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: All media professionals are cordially invited to attend this event. Media kits will be available at the reception desk. LOCATION, PARKING, AND DIRECTIONS: Commencement Exercises will be held on the grounds of Rensselaer, 275 Windsor Street, Hartford, Connecticut. Free parking is available in the North Lot and garage. For directions to the campus, please see: www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/directions.html.

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