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Rep. Karen Bass announced as commencement speaker

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first_imgAn estimated 60,000 guests are expected to attend, according to  USC News release. Approximately 15,000 degrees will be conferred during the ceremonies, which will take place at both the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. In addition to having worked at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Bass holds a graduate degree in social work from the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. “Bass has been recognized as a coalition builder in times of economic distress and divisiveness,” Austin wrote. “She is a leader for our time and a standard bearer of USC’s ideals.” Bass founded the Community Coalition in South Los Angeles, an organization dedicated to influencing public policy to aid communities struggling with crime, addiction and poverty. Bass has served as a member of Congress since 2011. “Bass was sworn in to chair the Congressional Black Caucus in January and joined the U.S. Congress in 2011,” the news release read. “A lifelong Angeleno and daughter of a U.S. postal worker, Bass served as an emergency room Physician Assistant at LAC+USC Medical Center early in her career.” Bass follows Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, who spoke last year, and actor and alumnus Will Ferrell, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Disney President and CEO Bob Iger, who served as speakers in previous years.center_img Congresswoman and Black Congressional Caucus Chair Karen Bass will deliver this year’s commencement address, USC announced Thursday. Countdown to commencement | The University announced Thursday that Congresswoman and Black Congressional Caucus Chair Karen Bass will speak at USC’s 136th annual commencement ceremony in May. (Photo from Twitter/ Karen Bass) Bass, the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, was elected to represent L.A. in the State Assembly in 2005 and became the first ever African American woman elected to the state legislative body. She currently serves as the representative for California’s 37th district, which includes USC’s main campus. In Congress, Bass has served on the Foreign Affairs Committee and Judiciary Committee. “As a prominent member of the Trojan Family, Congressmember Bass sets an outstanding example of leadership and public service for our graduating class,” Interim President Wanda Austin wrote in a statement to the Daily Trojan. The 136th annual commencement ceremonies will take place on May 10. last_img read more

ACC Marine Tech Students Learn how to use ROVs in Connection with Drones

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena Community College’s Marine Technology Program were out at Rockport State Park to learn how to use some drone technology along with underwater ROV’s.Four Marine Tech Alpena Community College students expanded their minds working endlessly at Rockport State Park learning how to operate ROVs in water along with drones.The students broke up into teams and worked as drone operators and ROV techs trying to find shipwrecks along with other items in Lake Huron.Working as an under water pilot during the project, marine tech student Andrew Fredrick said he enjoys learning the different ways to see things under water.The goal was to capture images to show how each program can possibly be used in other settings, as well as a way of showing how programs at the college tend to work together.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ACC, alpena community college, Drones, ROVsContinue ReadingPrevious Senior Expo Coming to Alpena Aplex WednesdayNext Thunder Bay Theatre Hosting Anniversary Event this Weekend Find Out Details!last_img read more


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first_imgMore than 160 brave souls climbed Errigal today to raise awareness of Autism across the county.Many well-known local faces including mountaineer Jason Black, chef  Martin Anderson and former Donegal footballer John Gildea scaled Donegal’s highest peak. Everyone donned some blue clothing as a tribute to all those working  with autism in Donegal.And once they go to the top, there was plenty of tweeting to be had by these brave volunteers.MORE THAN 160 CLIMB ERRIGAL FOR AUTISM AWARENESS was last modified: April 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Autism AwarenessclimbErrigallast_img read more