Cedarville University to Celebrate 108th Commencement; Lynne Cheney to Speak

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio— Cedarville University will hold its 108th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 1 at 10 a.m. in the Recreation Center on the Cedarville campus. Six hundred and forty-six students are expected to receive degrees. Lynne V. Cheney, author, scholar, and wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, will deliver the commencement address, and U.S. Rep. David L. Hobson (Ohio 7th Congressional District) will be awarded the Cedarville University Medal of Honor. Dr. Cheney has earned a reputation as a forceful advocate for improving education in America and has spent much of her professional life writing and speaking about the importance of knowing history and teaching it well. Currently, as a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank in Washington, D.C., she emphasizes the value of knowing our nation`s history. Dr. Cheney served as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1986 to 1993, under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. In this role, she was a national spokesperson for education reform and issued numerous reports advocating historical literacy. She has authored or co-authored seven books, including her 1995 book "Telling the Truth," which analyzed the effect of postmodernism on study in the humanities. In 2002 and 2003, Dr. Cheney wrote two bestselling children`s books educating youngsters about America`s history. Dr. Cheney earned her bachelor of arts degree with highest honors from Colorado College, her master of arts degree from the University of Colorado, and her Ph.D. with a specialization in 19th century British literature from the University of Wisconsin. She is the recipient of awards and honorary degrees from numerous colleges and universities. Hobson will receive the Medal of Honor in recognition of his leadership in national defense, military readiness and well-being, fiscal responsibility, health care, medical research, and serving his constituency with integrity and compassion. A U.S. Congressman since 1990, Hobson has served on the House Budget Committee and chaired the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee. Media interested in covering the commencement activities should call the University public relations office at 937-766-7808 or contact the office by e-mail at pr@cedarville.edu. Media check-in will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the northeast entrance of the Recreation Center. Media parking will be reserved in Lot 19, northeast of the Recreation Center. For directions to campus and Lot 19, visit www.cedarville.edu/mediadirections. Cedarville University is a Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional, and graduate programs. Located on a 400-acre campus in southwestern Ohio near Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, the University offers more than 100 programs of study to 3,000 students from across the country and around the world. For directions to the University and a campus map, visit www.cedarville.edu/directions. -Cedarville-