Friday, December 17

Today, President Joe Biden will travel to Orangeburg, South Carolina to address the December graduates of the South Carolina State University class of 2021 at the Smith Hammond Middleton Memorial Center.

Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina arranged for the president to deliver the keynote commencement address rather than himself, as the congressman will receive his own degree during the ceremony. Congressman Clyburn graduated in December 1961, but half-year ceremonies were not held at that time and his credentials were received via mail.

“I am pleased to welcome President Biden back to my alma mater. The last time he was on this campus, he came to win the hearts and minds of this community. This week he will return to share with the newest graduates of South Carolina State what he is doing for them, for their families, and their community to ensure that they have access to America’s greatness,” said Congressman Clyburn. “It will be a tremendous honor to share the stage with President Biden at this institution that means so much to me as I mark 60 years since I earned the degree that set me on the path to where I am today.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For safety for the president as he travels to South Carolina.
  • For the Lord to give the president discerning words for the SC State commencement class.
  • For Congressman Clyburn as he represents the people of his district and takes part in today’s ceremonies.

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