All 2016 graduates would love to have a prominent figure at their graduation, and Rutgers and Howard University will have that experience with Barack Obama.
President Obama is definitely a inspirational figure that is sure to help and expand the minds of the graduates and their families. President Obama will be at Rutgers on May 15th, and Howard on May 7th. This will be the first time that Rutgers University will have a sitting president give the commencement speech, and this will be the last time President Obama will do this as president. Obama has previously spoken at Morehouse College, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Hampton University, Arizona State University, and more. President Obama has given powerful speeches, and is open to everyone at graduation, he has even taken a picture with one grad in a James Bond pose. President Obama made headlines when he spoke at Morehouse College.
"I want to break that cycle where a father is not at home — where a father is not helping to raise that son or daughter," Obama told the grads. "I want to be a better father, a better husband, a better man."