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UNH to Celebrate 140th Commencement May 22, 2010
May 17, 2010

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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire will hold its 140th commencement ceremony Saturday, May 22, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Memorial Field in front of the Whittemore Center Arena, rain or shine.

Bert Jacobs, co-founder of Life is good, an apparel and accessories company known for its smiling stick figure Jake and its optimistic messages, will deliver the commencement address.
Former N.H. representative Dudley Webster Dudley (‘59) and Mary Christine (Chris) Dwyer (’72 G) of RMC Research Corporation are the recipients of this year’s Granite State Award, given in recognition of outstanding community service.

NASA astronaut Lee Morin (’74 ’78 G) and Jacobs will receive honorary degrees.

The annual spring Honors Convocation recognizing the achievements of UNH’s most academically accomplished students takes place Friday, May 21, at 4 p.m. in the Whittemore Center.

Vanessa Urch Druskat, associate professor of organizational behavior and management, will give the keynote address.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.

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Reporters/photographers: Please confirm your attendance with Jody Record, Media Relations, 603-862-1462 or jody.record@unh.edu. Please note: Traffic into Durham is very congested on commencement morning. Please plan to arrive on campus by 9 a.m.

Media Contact: Jody Record | 603-862-1462 | UNH Media Relations