State House Minority Leader to speak at GGC Commencement on May 18

Stacey Abrams
Georgia House of Representatives Minority Leader Stacey Y. Abrams (D-Atlanta) will deliver the keynote address during Georgia Gwinnett College’s spring Commencement ceremony on May 18 at 9 a.m. More than 500 graduates will gather on the college’s main lawn to celebrate receiving their bachelor’s degrees. 

A graduate of Yale Law School, Abrams is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and is the first African-American to lead in the House of Representatives. She has received the prestigious John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award and has been nationally recognized as one of "12 Rising Legislators to Watch" by Governing magazine and as one of the "100 Most Influential Georgians" by Georgia Trend for 2012 and 2013. She was also named Public Servant of the Year by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was recognized for her outstanding public service by the Latin American Association. 

In a less public role, Rep. Abrams is an award-winning author of eight romantic suspense novels released under the pen name Selena Montgomery. 

The ceremony will include recognition of three U.S. Army ROTC cadets who will be commissioned earlier that morning. 


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