Dr. Jill Biden to visit Mobile, give Bishop State commencement speech

Joe and Jill Biden
Joe and Jill Biden

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, will deliver the commencement speech at Bishop State Community College’s upcoming graduation ceremony.

On Thursday, May 10 at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, Dr. Biden will deliver the speech to the Mobile, Ala. school

Jill Biden“I have long said that community colleges are America’s best kept secret,” explained Dr. Biden. “I believe we need to celebrate community colleges – and their students – for who they really are: innovative, inspiring and essential.”

During her tenure as Second Lady, Dr. Biden and former President Barack Obama led the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges. She also completed a College to Career bus tour across five states to highlight innovative workforce partnerships that kick-start career training. She has visited over fifty community college campuses across America.

“Dr. Jill Biden understands the impact community colleges have in providing postsecondary education opportunities in our country,” said Bishop State President Dr. Reginald Sykes. “As a community college instructor, she sees first-hand how our students’ lives are changed by the opportunities two-year colleges provide. We are honored and thrilled to have such a relatable speaker for this year’s commencement.”

Dr. Biden is a full-time English instructor at a community college in Virginia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Delaware, and has a Master of Education with a specialty in Reading from West Chester University and a Master of Arts degree in English from Villanova University.

Bishop State Community College’s 2018 Spring Commencement will take place Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center.