Widener Law Commencement Ceremonies Approach
Public Relations and Web Editor - Published: May 16, 2012
GRADS PROMO LARGE 2012On Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th, Widener Law will hold commencement ceremonies to honor its 2012 graduating classes.

The Harrisburg campus will confer diplomas  on Sunday, May 20th at 11 a.m. at the Forum on the Capitol Complex. The Delaware campus will hold the commencement ceremony for its 38th graduating class the previous day on Saturday, May 19th at a 3 p.m. ceremony on the campus green.

On the Harrisburg campus, 124 graduates will hear remarks from Widener Law alumnus William N. Nettles ‘92, U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, who was a member of the campus’ first graduating class. Nettles began his legal career as an attorney at the Richland County, South Carolina Public Defender’s Office. He later became a founding partner in the firm of Sanders & Nettles, LLC. He handled an array of civil, criminal and administrative litigation. Nettles graduated from The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, before he enrolled at Widener Law. He was a member of the law school’s law review, moot court honor society and served as president of the Student Bar Association on the Harrisburg campus.

Class valedictorian Marisa Zizzi of Carlisle, Pennsylvania is also scheduled to speak at the ceremony.

The 310 graduates on the Delaware campus will hear remarks from U.S. Senator Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.). Coons was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 after spending 10 years working in New Castle County government – four years as New Castle County Council president and six years as county executive. He serves on the Senate Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Energy & Natural Resources and Budget committees and is the only freshman senator to serve as a subcommittee chair, leading the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs. He has a law degree from Yale Law School.

Class Valedictorian Melanie Crawford of Chester, Pennsylvania will also speak at the ceremony.

Both the Harrisburg and Delaware ceremonies will also be available as live webcasts this year. For further information, including schedules and parking information, visit Widener Law’s Commencement site.