Congressman Mike Thompson will give the keynote address at Napa Valley College’s 72nd commencement ceremony Friday, May 29, at 6 p.m. at the Napa campus, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway.
Thompson, an alumnus of Napa Valley College and an honorary member of the Napa Valley College Foundation board of directors, has represented the Napa Valley as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1998, and serves on the powerful House Committee on Ways and Means. Before then he served in the California State Assembly and Senate, where he chaired the Budget Committee.
He will be joined by two student valedictorian speakers at the ceremony. The annual ceremony, which for the second year will take place outdoors on the college’s Library Plaza Green, is anticipated to draw 2,000 invited guests, primarily friends and family of graduates. The event is also free and open to the general public. It is a wonderful community celebration of accomplishment and education.
For more information about the commencement ceremony, please visit www.napavalley.edu, call the NVC Office of Student Services at (707) 256-7362 or stop by Room 1330 in the 1300 Building on the NVC main campus, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa.