Gov. Deal to speak at GGC commencement exercises in June

Nathan Deal, Governor of the State of Georgia, will address Georgia Gwinnett College’s commencement exercises on June 2 at the college’s campus in Lawrenceville. Included in this historic graduating class is the first group of students who have attended the state’s newest institution of higher learning for all four years. This graduating class will be GGC’s largest since its opening in 2006, with approximately 100 students receiving their diplomas.

Nathan Deal, Governor of the State of Georgia, will address Georgia Gwinnett College’s commencement exercises on June 2 at the college’s campus in Lawrenceville. Included in this historic graduating class is the first group of students who have attended the state’s newest institution of higher learning for all four years. This graduating class will be GGC’s largest since its opening in 2006, with approximately 100 students receiving their diplomas.

"Governor Deal assumed office during one of the most challenging economic times in the history of his state. The Governor is a respected former Congressman who represented the 9th District of Georgia, a former leader in the State Senate, a long-time businessman, and a leader who has been involved in public service and advocacy for his entire adult life," said GGC President Daniel J. Kaufman. "He is committed to finding solutions to a number of state economic and fiscal problems, and he is a strong pro-education Governor."

“We are most pleased to have the Governor at this commencement program, as it represents another milestone in our brief history,” Kaufman said.

“It is important to us to have a keynote speaker who will deliver an address that our graduates will remember for a lifetime. We certainly appreciate his willingness to speak to our first ‘all-GGC’ class.”

Although he grew up in Sandersville, Governor Deal was born in Millen to career educators. Deal earned his bachelor’s degree at Mercer University in Macon and his jurist doctorate degree at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law. He also served in the United States Army, earning the rank of captain.

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