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The University of Lynchburg announces commencement speakers for graduation ceremonies

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR News) – Tuesday morning the University of Lynchburg announced the commencement speakers for their spring graduation ceremonies.

The University released the following information: 

Kathrine Switzer will speak at our Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18. In 1967, she became the first woman to enter and run the Boston Marathon, despite it being closed to women at the time. She later campaigned to formally open the race to women, and she has inspired countless women around the world to run. She attended and ran track at Lynchburg College in the mid-1960s before transferring to Syracuse University to study journalism.

Bob Lemon, a member of our Board of Trustees and CFO of Meriwether Godsey, will speak at the Graduate Commencement on Friday, May 17. This is the first year we are holding separate ceremonies for graduate and undergraduate students as the number has grown.

Coretha Loughridge, transitional regional minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Virginia, will speak at our Baccalaureate on Thursday, May 16.

For more information on these speakers click here.