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COLUMNIST TO DELIVER COMMENCEMENT TALK

Columnist Georgie Anne Geyer will deliver the commencement address at Westminster College on Saturday, May 25.

The ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. at the Dane Hansen Memorial Field on the west side of the campus, 1840 S. 1300 East. About 450 students will be receiving degrees.Honorary degrees will be awarded to The Right Rev. George Bates, bishop of the Episcopal Church of Utah, and Utah artist Arnold Friberg. Also, the Rev. Horace M. McMullen will receive the President's Medal posthumously.

Geyer, whose column appears in 120 newspapers, is a regular panelist on the PBS program "Washington Week in Review" and a commentator on the Voice of America's "Press Box."

She is the author of three books and has received numerous awards for journalism as well as other honorary degrees.

Bishop Bates, who has headed the Episcopal Diocese of Utah for the last 10 years, serves on several national church committees and has also been a Westminster College trustee.

Friberg is known internationally for his work, which includes a painting of George Washington at Valley Forge and his designs for the motion picture "The Ten Commandments."

The late Rev. McMullen will be awarded the President's Medal in recognition of his years of service to Westminster College and the community. He was a political and social activist for most of his life and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Westminster College in 1965.