Graduation 2012 keynote speaker announced

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The recipient of the 2012 Reverend Charles K. Riepe Alumni Award is David Sedney of the class of 1969, according to Campus Minister Patti Murphy Dohn.

As the recipient of the award, Sedney will also be the keynote speaker for the Class of 2012’s graduation commencement.

According to the U.S. Department of Defense’s website, Sedney is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia. Sedney’s involvement with governmental and global affairs dates back to 1987, when he started as a Watch Officer at the State Department’s Operations Center.

After graduating from JC, Sedney went on to Princeton University and Suffolk University School of Law.

According to Murphy Dohn, winning the Reverend Charles K. Riepe Alumni Award is a “great honor and a major privilege.”

Maggie Cassidy is Print Chief for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com

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