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Citadel News Service
6 Feb 2007

Rudy Giuliani to deliver commencement speech

Media coverage of Giuliani's address

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will deliver the commencement address to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets Class of 2007.

For graduates and families

The Corps of Cadets will graduate at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5 in McAlister Field House. Admission is by ticket only. Cadet Activities will distribute 10 tickets to each graduating cadet and active duty student starting April 16. The Corps of Cadets commencement is not open to the public. For additional questions, call 843.953.5111. 

Tickets are not required for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies  commencement at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6. For questions call 953-5089.

Giuliani was invited to speak to graduates and their families because of his leadership in the wake of the terrorist attacks on New York in September 2001.

In the days following the Sept. 11 terror attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people in the collapse of the World Trade Center, Giuliani was lauded for his leadership. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan presented Giuliani with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award. He also was knighted by the Queen of England and named Person of the Year by “Time” magazine. In 2002, he wrote and published, “Leadership,” which sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

In 2002 he founded Giuliani Partners, a consulting firm specializing in emergency preparedness, public safety, crisis management, energy, health care and investment banking.

The Corps of Cadets Class of 2007 will graduate at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5 in McAlister Field House. Commencement is not open to the public. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets will be distributed to cadets by Cadet Activities in mid April. For ticket information call 843.953-5111.

College of Graduate and Professional Studies commencement speaker
Commencement ticket information

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