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Antioch College to Celebrate 2015 Commencement

First Class of Recreated Antioch to Graduate, Rep. John Lewis to Deliver Historic Address

WHAT/WHO: President Mark Roosevelt, The Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students, and alumni will celebrate the commencement ceremony of the graduating class of 2015. Commencement coincides with a multi-class reunion celebration lasting from June 18 through June 21. Media: Please RSVP to Matt Desjardins at

WHEN: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Antioch College One Morgan Place Yellow Springs, OH
                Event location: Campus lawn between North Hall and Main Building

BACKGROUND: In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the commencement address—“Facing the Challenge of a New Age”—to the graduating class. Fifty years later, Antioch College will graduate its first class since reopening—a class of pioneers in their own right, just like many members of the class of 1965 and thousands of alumni before and after. Civil rights champion Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) will deliver the historic commencement address. Over a thousand family, friends, and alumni are expected to attend.

All are invited to join in celebration of this historic occasion. Tickets are not required, but RSVPs are encouraged to ensure appropriate accommodations. For more information, visit

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