About Our Next Ceremony

Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 4, 2018, at 10 a.m.
Berglund Center
710 Williamson Road
Roanoke, Virginia  24016

Faculty Participating in Graduation: Please arrive at the Center's Berglund Hall by 9:00 a.m.

Graduating Students: Please arrive at the Center's Berglund Hall by 9:15 a.m.

About Our Spring Commencement Speaker

Senator Mark R. Warner
United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia

Jefferson College proudly welcomes United States Senator Mark R. Warner, as our Spring 2018 Commencement Speaker.

Senator Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2008 and reelected to a second term in November 2014. He serves on the Senate Finance, Banking, Budget, and Rules Committees as well as the Select Committee on Intelligence, where he is the Vice Chairman. During his time in the Senate, Senator Warner has established himself as a bipartisan leader who has worked with Republicans and Democrats alike to cut red tape, increase government performance and accountability, and promote private sector innovation and job creation. Senator Warner has been recognized as a national leader in fighting for our military men and women and veterans, and in working to find bipartisan, balanced solutions to address our country's debt and deficit.

From 2002 to 2006, he served as Governor of Virginia.  When he left office in 2006, Virginia was ranked as the best state for business, the best managed state, and the best state in which to receive a public education.

The first in his family to graduate from college, Mark Warner spent 20 years as a successful technology and business leader in Virginia before entering public office. An early investor in the cellular telephone business, he co-founded the company that became Nextel and invested in hundreds of start-up technology companies that created tens of thousands of jobs.

Senator Warner, his wife Lisa Collis, and their three daughters live in Alexandria, Virginia.
 

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