Cory Booker will be speaking at North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) commencement. In the video above, he says, “I would not be here today without North Carolina Central University!” His father, Cary Booker, graduated from the institution.
According to The News and Observer, “Booker, 46, the son of an NCCU graduate, will address about 700 students receiving their bachelor’s degrees from the university during a ceremony in O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium on May 14th.”
Booker began his career as a city councilman in Newark, New Jersey. Then, he served seven years as mayor of Newark. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in October 2013.
His father, Cary Booker, graduated from NCCU in 1962 and was inducted into the Society of Golden Eagles.
According to NCCU’s website, “Ellis Smith, NCCU alumnus and former director of NCCU Office of Alumni Affairs, developed the Society of Golden Eagles in 1988 to acknowledge alumni celebrating their 50th class reunion. The first reunion class welcomed into the distinguished group was the Class of 1938. Members of the society are among the most dedicated supporters of NCCU and are a significant element of the university’s legacy.”
Lastly, Senator Booker is known for being very active on Twitter. One of his latest tweets said the following:
U are right. College debt loads are outrageous. We must take steps to curb cost. Many of us are fighting for this. https://t.co/pXyVIQpfqj
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) April 7, 2016
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