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Published on March 9th, 2016 | by TLV News


Tom Brokaw to Speak at Ole Miss Commencement Ceremony on May 14th

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Brokaw receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2014

NBC’s Tom Brokaw will return to Oxford to speak at the 163rd University of Mississippi commencement ceremony on May 14 in the Grove. This is his second appearance speaking at Ole Miss, having spoken as a guest lecturer for the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media in 2010.

Brokaw is best known as the long time anchor of NBC’s Nightly News, and has also hosted Today and Meet the Press, making him the only person to hold the distinction of having hosted all three of the network’s major televised news programs. Brokaw is the recipient of too many awards to count, including multiple Peabody Awards and Emmy Awards, as well as the Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award. He also recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2014—the highest award bestowed on any civilian of the United States. Although no longer a televised news anchor, Brokaw currently serves as a Special Corresponder for NBC News, and does work in documentaries.

The schedule for the graduation ceremonies is as follows:

– College of Liberal Arts master’s degrees – 11 am, Fulton Chapel

– Patterson School of Accountancy – 11 am, Ford Center

– School of Applied Sciences – 11 am, The Pavilion at Ole Miss

– School of Business Administration – 11 am, Tad Smith Coliseum

– School of Engineering – 11 am, Lyceum Circle

– School of Education – 11 am, Grove

– School of Law – 11 am, Grove

– Bachelor of General Studies – 11 am, Olivia and Archie Manning Athletics Performance Center

– School of Pharmacy – 2:30 pm, Manning Center

– Meek School of Journalism and New Media – 2:30 pm, Ford Center

– College of Liberal Arts – 2:30 pm, The Pavilion at Ole Miss

In case of rain, the College of Liberal Arts master’s degree ceremony will be moved to 11 am in the Jackson Avenue Center. The School of Education ceremony will be moved to 2:30 pm in Tad Smith Coliseum; Engineering, 11 am, noon, and 1 pm in Fulton Chapel; and Law, 5 pm in the Manning Center.  The Local Voice Ligature

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