John Edwards Delivers Commencement Address at National Labor College


Monday, June 30, 2008
Contact: Matt Losak, 301-431-5453

Silver Spring, Maryland — Former presidential candidate and U.S. Senator John Edwards delivered the June 28, 2008 commencement address at the National Labor College.  Edwards encouraged graduates to continue their work to help America's working families.

The 10th annual commencement ceremony was held in the new, state-of-the-art Lane Kirkland Center, which was completed last October as part of an overall campus expansion and refurbishment. Seventy-six undergraduates from across North America were presented with Bachelor of Arts degrees in various labor studies disciplines. Fourteen additional students received Master's degrees through NLC's partnership wiht American University.


John Edwards



About the National Labor College
Established as a training center by AFL-CIO in 1969 to strengthen union member education and organizing skills, the NLC is now the nation's only accredited higher education institution devoted exclusively to educating union leaders, members and activists. The NLC became a degree granting college in 1997. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an independent, regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.