PURCELLVILLE, VA—Patrick Henry College celebrates its fifth Commencement Saturday, May 20, with 49 graduates scheduled to receive diplomas. Brit Hume, Managing Editor of Fox News' Washington, D.C. bureau, will deliver the commencement address.
The undergraduate degrees to be conferred include 26 Government majors, 15 Literature majors, six Journalism majors, and two Classical Liberal Arts majors. Graduates from 23 states will be represented, with 21 young men and 28 young women walking forward to receive degrees.
The Commencement Program begins at 11 a.m. with a processional by the Belmont Brass. J. Victor Thompson, of the College Board of Trustees, will deliver welcome remarks and the invocation. Graduating senior Mary Elizabeth Clemmer will give student remarks, followed by a congregational song by Corey McLaughlin, accompanied by Hannah Curby. Wilfred "Bill" Templeton, of the College Board of Trustees, will introduce Commencement Speaker, Brit Hume.
With more than 35 years of journalism experience to draw from, Hume serves as anchor of Special Report with Brit Hume, the highest rated political program on cable television. In addition to covering major political stories and contributing news analysis to FOX News Channel, Hume is responsible for overseeing news content for FOX News’ Washington, D.C., bureau. He received a 1991 Emmy Award for his coverage of the Gulf War and was twice named "The Best in the Business" by the American Journalism Review for his extensive news coverage of the White House. Hume is the author of two books; Inside Story and Death and the Mines.
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Hume resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife Kim Schiller Hume, FOX News' Vice President and Washington, D.C. bureau chief.