Commencement speakers announced: Delaware will hear from U.S. Senator; Harrisburg gets U.S. attorney
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) will serve as speaker for the Delaware campus’ 38th commencement, to be held on Saturday, May 19. U.S. Attorney for South Carolina William N. Nettles will serve as speaker for the Harrisburg campus’ 21st commencement to be held Sunday, May 20. He is a 1992 graduate of Widener’s Harrisburg campus.
Coons was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 after spending 10 years working in New Castle
County government – four years as New Castle County Council president and six years as county executive. He serves on the Senate Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Energy & Natural Resources and Budget committees and is the only freshman senator to serve as a subcommittee chair, leading the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs. He has a law degree from Yale Law School.
Nettles began his legal career as an attorney at the Richland County, South Carolina Public Defender’s Office. He later became a founding partner in the firm of Sanders & Nettles, LLC. He handled an array of civil, criminal and administrative litigation. Nettles graduated from The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, before he enrolled at Widener Law. He was a member of the law school’s law review, moot court honor society and served as president of the Student Bar Association.
“We are delighted with the speakers for our 2012 commencement ceremonies,” Law Dean Linda L. Ammons said. “I’m certain our graduates will benefit from the words of wisdom they share.”
Paving Our Way to Success
University School of Law is pleased to announce a special fundraising initiative on both campuses.
On the Harrisburg campus, your engraved paver purchase will be installed in the brand new legacy pathway, a landscaped path between the law building and administration building.
On the Delaware campus, pavers will be placed in the Legacy Circle, the attractive fountain located in front of the Barrister’s club, surrounded by a paved pathway and flower beds.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this special initiative! Each paver can be engraved with a name and class year, family name, law firm, or message from you. This is a wonderful way to commemorate a graduation, class reunion or special event and to honor friends and relatives. Current students and families of current students: please note that in order to have your paver in place by graduation, your order must be received by March 31st.
Orders will be taken for engraved paver as follows:
$150.00 for a 6” x 6” paver
$250.00 for a 6” x 9” paver
$500.00 for a 12” x 12” paver