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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 04, 2012
Contact: Joseph Resnek
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Director John Berry to Address 2012 Graduating Seniors

Washington, DC - This year, OPM Director John Berry will deliver commencement addresses at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, Southern Illinois College, California State University at Fullerton, University of Maryland at College Park, John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University, and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Director Berry will begin his 2012 commencement addresses at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, which, for the first time this year, was ranked among the top 25 Public Affairs schools in the nation. The following week, he will travel to Illinois to address the graduates at Southern Illinois College. Director Berry was inspired by the resilience of the student body and local community in responding to the spate of recent tornadoes in the area. Next, Director Berry will speak at the California State University at Fullerton. This university is recognized for its diverse and inclusive student body, a fact which Director Berry will highlight and praise. The next day, Director Berry will deliver the commencement address at his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Maryland at College Park. Director Berry always enjoys returning to the University of Maryland and will encourage students to pursue a career in public service.

In June, Director Berry will travel to Ohio to address graduates at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University, and round off his commencements at his graduate alma mater, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Both schools are among the best Public Affairs schools in the nation. At each, Director Berry will encourage graduates to pursue work in service of the Nation.

DiRECTOR BERRY'S GRADUATION ADDRESS SCHEDULE

MAY 4, 2012 - Director Berry will address graduates of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. To RSVP to this open press event, please contact Jennifer Giarratano, JGiarratano@gsu.edu, (404) 413-0028.

MAY 11, 2012 - Director Berry will deliver the commencement address at Southern Illinois College, in Harrisburg, Illinois. To RSVP to this open press event please contact Angela Wilson, Angela.Wilson@sic.edu, (618) 252-5400 ex. 2130.

MAY 19, 2012 - Director Berry will address more than 25,000 people at the California State University Fullerton. To RSVP to this open press event, please contact Pamela McLaren, PMcLaren@fullerton.edu, (657) 278-4852.

MAY 20, 2012 - Director Berry will address graduates of the University of Maryland at College Park. To RSVP to this open press event, please contact David Ottalini, DOttalin@umd.edu, (301) 405-4076.

JUNE 9, 2012 - Director Berry will deliver the commencement address at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University. To RSVP to this open press event, please contact Laura Sipe, sipe.9@osu.edu, (614) 247-6369.

JUNE 29, 2012 - Director Berry will address graduates at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. To RSVP to this open press event, please contact Jill Leonhardt, jlleonha@maxwell.syr.edu, (315) 443-5492.
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