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Scarnati to Speak at Penn State DuBois Commencement

5/7/2010 —

DuBois – Senator and Lieutenant Governor Joe Scarnati will be the featured speaker at the spring commencement ceremonies at Penn State DuBois.  He is currently serving his third term representing the 25th in Pennsylvania, which includes Cameron, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga and parts of Clearfield and Warren Counties.

A native of Brockway, Scarnati was first elected to the state senate in 2000.  He became the President Pro Tempore of the senate in 2007, and took over the office of Lieutenant Governor upon the death of Catherine Baker Knoll in 2008. 

Before becoming a senator, Scarnati cut his political teeth as a member of the Brockway Borough Council, and as chair of the Jefferson County Republican Party. 

Scarnati is also an alumna of Penn State DuBois, having earned a degree in business administration at the campus in 1982. 

Though Penn State DuBois has been established for 75 years, this will be the 40th commencement ceremony.  Before 1970, students graduated at University Park.  This year's milestone graduation event reflects the growth that has made it possible for students to earn full baccalaureate and associate degrees at Penn State DuBois, and graduate at their home campus. 

Commencement weekend will also mark the opening of the Penn State DuBois 75th Anniversary Celebration, with a kickoff dinner scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 14, at the Cottages at Christ the King Manor.  Commencement is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, in the campus gymnasium. 

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