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    President Barack Obama Adviser and Civic Leader Valerie Jarrett to Deliver Commencement Address to Class of 2017

    Apr 19, 2017

    ATLANTA (April 19, 2017) – Valerie Jarrett, the longest-serving senior adviser to President Barack Obama, has had a consequential impact across the American political, civic and business landscape. Jarrett will share wisdom and perspectives about her leadership roles with 490 graduates of the Spelman College class of 2017 during her Commencement address at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 21, at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. She will also receive the National Community Service Award at the ceremony.

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