Interior secretary to speak at Whitman College commencement

By the Herald staffMay 19, 2014 

WALLA WALLA -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will deliver the 2014 Whitman College commencement address.

"I look forward to returning to the Northwest to celebrate this milestone with the Whitman community," said Jewell in a news release. "Whitman is widely known for its engaged, curious and vibrant student body, and I'm honored to deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2014."

Nominated by President Obama and sworn in last year, Jewell is the 51st secretary of the interior charged with protecting America's natural resources and heritage, honoring its cultures and tribal communities and supplying future energy.

Whitman College's 2014 Commencement ceremony is at 11 a.m. May 25. Festivities will be on the Memorial Building South Lawn. For more information, go to

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