First Lady Michelle Obama to Keynote North Carolina A&T 2012 Commencement
The White House today announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will include North Carolina A&T State University among three schools where she will deliver commencement addresses this spring. It will be the second time in two years that the First Lady will keynote an HBCU commencement, as she served as the guest of honor at Spelman College’s commencement in 2011.
“We are honored and delighted that First Lady Michelle Obama will be joining us as the speaker for our spring commencement ceremonies,” said Dr. Harold L. Martin Sr., A&T Chancellor. “This will be a historic occasion that the graduates and their guests will not soon forget.”
Mrs. Obama is a product of the Chicago public schools. She studied sociology and African American studies at Princeton University in New Jersey. She went on to earn a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1988 and then joined the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she later met the man who would become her husband and the nation’s first African American president.